March 24th, 2004, 12:41 PM
I am very interested in a tablet(like) device to control my HT through NR.
I have researched this for a while but there is nothing like first hand experience.
Does anyone have any first hand experience even if it is just "ya I use this and it works great"
Simpad (I know lots use this but finding one right now at a reasonable price is tuff)
Important to me is a dock so I can place it on the table where it will be used most days.
Thanks for any insight's
Edit: I guess I should clarify a little I know all these devices will "work" with NR what I am more looking for is how well do they work. Is the Stylistic 3400 touchscreen easy to use with your finger etc.
March 25th, 2004, 02:21 AM
I'm interested in this too. I'm currently looking at PDAs but as I'll mostly (if not always) be using it at home to control the HTPC and AV equipment maybe I should be looking at tablet too? I have to admit I'm a bit lost at the mo. I don't even know what a 'tablet' pc is! I assume it's just a big PDA. Maybe someone can extoll the benefits of PDA, Tablet and Simpad - that would be a big help.
March 25th, 2004, 11:29 AM
While I don't have any experience with any of those tablets that you mentioned. I would add the Fujitsu Stylistic LT to the list.
It will probably be cheaper than at least the progear and the 3400, it is plenty fast enough for netremote (233mhz), you can easily get a dock for it, it has a nice TFT screen, it's small, and it's very easy to use.
They are on eBay all the time.
I have one and have been very happy with it.
March 25th, 2004, 11:50 AM
JLee I have done a bit of research on these I was just looking for some first hand experience.
Let me fill you in on what I know:
Important when looking for a "tablet" is to find one that does not require a active pen. Those require a pen to work and will be a bit odd (but workable) for a remote.
2 basic types
No HD, runs RDP
HD, OS etc runs whatever OS is on it and whatever apps that OS uses. Basically a touch based laptop.
MS say's Tablet PC must have an active pen. IE cannot be used by touch or if it is touch it must also have active pen like the Paceblades.
"Touch" based PC's
Stylistic LT, 3400
Viewsonic v1000 (NOT V1100)
March 25th, 2004, 11:55 AM
I think I'll stick with the PDA. Sounds more cool and I guess the portability will come in handy once I have it
March 25th, 2004, 12:04 PM
Originally Posted by Moe
I saw the LT's nice to know they run good with NR. I really don't like the number pad on the side but for the price I could overlook that
March 25th, 2004, 12:40 PM
March 26th, 2004, 02:42 PM
Question on the Stylistic LT.
Does ithave a fan? Wondering if it runs quietly as it will be always on and thinking about one in the bedroom.
March 26th, 2004, 03:14 PM
Nope no fan, at least I don't think so, it is silent.
March 26th, 2004, 06:32 PM
Originally Posted by Moe