04-11-2001, 05:30 PM #1
I know that there were problems with the passive display, but I'd like to know if anyone here is a regular user of PocketTV on the HP? How does the picture look? How about ghosting?
04-11-2001, 08:52 PM #2
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Yes I use it on my HP Jornada 545 and it works great. No banding - Very clear.
04-13-2001, 09:17 PM #3
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I also use it on my 545, it works pretty good on it. I am sure it looks better on a Casio or iPAQ, but it is quite acceptable.-Matt Maxwell
High School Student with a Casio EM-500!
04-14-2001, 08:03 AM #4
Hey Bob and Matt thanks for the feedback. I am trying to put together a video source for the PocketPC. I am starting with fullscreen for the iPaq and was going to include the Casio either at halfscreen or wait until they upgraded their processor and video bus. However, I was not going to include the Jornada because my tests on the HP weren't very good with ghosting on movement, its a half size presentation and the type I CF limitation of about an hour show (192MB CF). Do you guys think excluding HP is a mistake? Here is the iPaq thread:
I think the Jornada is a great PDA, but I'm not sure how users think of it in terms of video. What do you guys think? Should I start a poll / discussion group on this here too?
04-25-2001, 01:41 PM #5spannersatcxGuest
I've just tried pockettv for the first time with a 1min mpeg1 file from a home movie. I did try the same file using the windows media converter to create the file as a .wmv The quality of the file was far better than the mpeg1 file. Will/can/does pocket tv play these files, I don't think it does, is there anything else out there wthat could play a .wmv file?
p.s. I'm new to this
Just done search and noticed a couple of threads refering to Windows Media Player Technology Preview 2, does anyone know where I can download this, thanks in advance..
04-25-2001, 01:50 PM #6
04-25-2001, 05:52 PM #7
I use POcket TV to watch MPEG1 files ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!! It is my regular entertainment. I use a Kingston 256 MB type 1 CF card and an accurite CF type expander with a 1 GB IBM microdrive to put all my DVD's on it and watch them in my free time, I also watch any other MPG files I can find. If you leave out the Jornada, I think it would be a big mistake. Half size screen area will do though. In my opinion, the quality of the jornada is perfect for MPEG1 files, I don't have any trouble, and they run at full speed.Eric Jones
"Computers in the future may weigh no more than 1.5 tons."
- Popular Mechanics (1949)
HP Jornada 545 Rocks!!!!
04-25-2001, 10:06 PM #8
Doriath22 wow, you have a major investment! The biggest problem I had with the Jornada was the passive display. This is not a problem with static films but with an action film - the blurring and trailing was driving me crazy. Have you have problems with that? Also do you think most Jornada owners have a converter for type II CF? For a great looking compression, 256 is definately not enough for MPEG1 features.
One more thing - if you have a chance to compare MPEG playback on a Casio and iPaq with your HP, go for it and let us know what you think! There is a big difference and I am afraid that some HP owners would not understand that the problems were because of hardware, not MY content. What do you think?
Spannersatcx PocketTV cannot play WMV and WMV cannot play MPEG1. WMV files are small enough to fit a feature on a 256 card, but there are other problems like slower framerates and lack of dithered playback. PocketTV should look a lot better than WMV.
04-26-2001, 04:25 AM #9spannersatcxGuest
Thanks, everyone, I'll give it a go with both and see which is the one for me, thanks again.
04-26-2001, 05:18 AM #10
I'm not too picky on media quality (as TomB will know, I'm not that interested in it), but I'd definately say the Jornada is worse at video playing than any other Pocket PC. But leaving the Jornada out, esp. if you're going to have business related content, is a bad decision IMO. And TomB: almost nobody has the CF II converter. It's only sold in Japan, and only few people will be able to lay their hands on it.
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