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Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 11-25-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,298
Posted By marcel f
we are all in the same boat with these devices. ...

we are all in the same boat with these devices.
Phones have replaced mp3/mp4/pmp's as it's an all in one device up to 6 inches, and more profitable (hence the death of "pmp/toys"), any bigger and...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 09-27-2013, 02:44 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 973
Posted By marcel f
From what I can see, there are 2 versions of the...

From what I can see, there are 2 versions of the zen, one with gps and one without (hence price?).
Zen has resistive screen, player has superior capacitive screen
Zen has a 480x320 3.2inch screen,...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 07-24-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,231
Posted By marcel f
another alternative is to buy a used phone with a...

another alternative is to buy a used phone with a big screen that's not too expensive

marcel
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 07-02-2013, 03:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,007
Posted By marcel f
what format video is it? it could be too high res...

what format video is it? it could be too high res for the player to cope with. Mine struggles with mkv files in 720p format over 3000kbps, but avi ones are no problem. I use mx player with great...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 05-07-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,553
Posted By marcel f
I have to admit, the note 2 is probably the best...

I have to admit, the note 2 is probably the best device to "settle" with and would remove the need for a 7inch tablet. With 2GB of RAM and a big battery it wouldn't need to be replaced for ages....
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 05-07-2013, 03:53 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,553
Posted By marcel f
WOW! You have just confirmed to me, that most...

WOW!
You have just confirmed to me, that most manufacturers put crap batteries into their phones! (anything under 2000mah is a waste of time) 10.5 hours of streaming video is amazing for a phone!...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 05-06-2013, 03:51 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,553
Posted By marcel f
I've used my sgp 5.0 on a plane to India, Africa...

I've used my sgp 5.0 on a plane to India, Africa and Canada. It plays 9 1/2 hours of standard def video or 7 hours of 720p HD video using headphones. I also tested it running video while at work and...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 05-05-2013, 01:55 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,553
Posted By marcel f
agreed! my galaxy player (135) cost more than my...

agreed! my galaxy player (135) cost more than my smartphone (65), both run android 2.2 and both are working fine. I can afford to buy an S4 outright, but can't justify it, plus I can't see it...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 05-02-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,553
Posted By marcel f
that's why I love mx player, as the volume can go...

that's why I love mx player, as the volume can go way louder, although another solution I now use is to increase the volume when ripping a dvd to avi file to 200%, works a treat!
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 04-29-2013, 04:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,553
Posted By marcel f
I bought mine primarily as a video player, use it...

I bought mine primarily as a video player, use it every day on lunch break. The screen quality is soo impressive even though it's not HD! I just wish it had front facing speakers! My galaxy camera...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 04-12-2013, 03:15 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,553
Posted By marcel f
the mega 5.8 appears to have the specs of the 5.8...

the mega 5.8 appears to have the specs of the 5.8 media player (screen/processor). hopefully this will be a decent price as it is way under the spec of a note 2. or maybe a note 2 some time after the...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 03-22-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,553
Posted By marcel f
I've never had any issues with wifi signal, but I...

I've never had any issues with wifi signal, but I do use mine in landscape mode so the wifi receiver is on top. I've used the video camera on Skype from over 70ft from the router with no issues!
...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 03-17-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,553
Posted By marcel f
at least you have gingerbread, in the uk we are...

at least you have gingerbread, in the uk we are stuck on 2.2! It still doesn't bother me though as it does what I want.
Although I do have a galaxy camera with android jellybean on it. It's a bulky...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 03-16-2013, 08:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,553
Posted By marcel f
well the only thing I have read about is the...

well the only thing I have read about is the Samsung galaxy grand phone. It looks to have the same screen size and resolution of the 5.0. I'm not paying silly money for an S3 S4 or note 2!
link...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 03-14-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,438
Posted By marcel f
my 5.0 works fine with navfree in uk. I tested it...

my 5.0 works fine with navfree in uk. I tested it against a tomtom unit, and the tomtom went crazy with directions. I have no problem with the voice system either.


marcel
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 03-14-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,553
Posted By marcel f
why would I replace it? marcel

why would I replace it?

marcel
Forum: Deals 02-05-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 214
Posted By marcel f
bargan time for SGP 5.0

just thought I would let you know the SGP 5.0 is now 99.97 at pcworld, I'm getting me a spare for when they are discontinued!

marcel
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 02-03-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 9,931
Posted By marcel f
13 months on, battery still lasts 9 hours playing...

13 months on, battery still lasts 9 hours playing video. Battery still charges in 3 1/4 hours to 100%.

never had any of the issues that have been reported here.

I still believe conditioning...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 01-24-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,770
Posted By marcel f
as far as I'm aware, th nexus 4 should work with...

as far as I'm aware, th nexus 4 should work with an otg cable, so you can plug in a card reader or usb key into the phone, not ideal, but it does give you some flexibility for media

marcel
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 01-21-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,774
Posted By marcel f
Same here, I use sandisk uhs-1 class 10 micro...

Same here, I use sandisk uhs-1 class 10 micro SDXC card. start up time is roughly 1 minute, no difference with the card in use compared to a 32GB card, I have 1GB of free space on mine. My device is...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 12-08-2012, 01:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,118
Posted By marcel f
Jessops now supply it with a sepperate charger...

Jessops now supply it with a sepperate charger and spare battery (we moaned about the in camera charging and they listened!)
They have also tweaked the video system for more flexibility, and moved...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 11-15-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,770
Posted By marcel f
my issue with using a phone as a media player is...

my issue with using a phone as a media player is you are going to hammer the battery, then the phone won't work when you need it. The nexus does not have a replaceable battery, which puts me off it....
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 11-12-2012, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,195
Posted By marcel f
no, it's pretty easy to see. It's also a good...

no, it's pretty easy to see. It's also a good size to read e books on. I just got one for my mum as she is having trouble seeing the 3.5inch screen on her i pod.
a simple double tap on the text will...
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 10-27-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,352
Posted By marcel f
9 1/2 playing SD video, 7 hours playing HD video....

9 1/2 playing SD video, 7 hours playing HD video.

enough for me

marcel
Forum: Samsung Galaxy Player Series 10-27-2012, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,118
Posted By marcel f
EU regulations for simplified charging systems,...

EU regulations for simplified charging systems, that is why all phones now use USB, and most are micro USB, except the big round fruit of course. Cameras have followed suit. Only canon supply...
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