Originally Posted by realjetavenger
How large is the tsr? Their website states specifications including a 7 inch screen but does not state the overall dimensions. Is it about the same size as the kindle fire?
I'm very interested in the tsr but am not sure I like the form factor. I'd prefer a more traditional one hand remote but besides that the tsr sounds like it is what I want.
I measure it about 7-1/8" wide, 5-1/8" tall, 9/16" thick. It does have a nice feel to it, esp. with the rubberized back which makes it easy to grip. Below are a few comparison pix between the TSR and the Kindle...and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9:
TSR on left, Kindle on right:
Backs of TSR (top) and Kindle:
TSR (left) and Kindle thickness difference:
TSR (top), Kindle (middle), and larger Samsung Tab:
TSR (left) and Samsung thickness difference:
The difference in thickness is noticeable. The TSR has the squared-off sides which makes it easy to pick up with one hand, esp. if lying flat on large surface. The Kindle, while not as thick, is also easy to pick up. The Samsung Tab is too big to reach the edges, so need both hands if its lying down. But if its sitting on arm of couch/chair and overhanging a bit, then not an issue. The slighted rounded back corners of the Samsung feels the best when holding it during use.
The TSR "feels" the bulkiest of all three, but it's not bulky
by any means. I'm only comparing the tablets I have in front of me. The TSR does have a nice heft to it, so I don't feel like I could break it very easily. The Samsung feels the fastest (and lightest) of the three, but that's probably just the difference in processors. I also think it's a bit easier to switch between running apps on the Samsung.
I prefer the feel of the Kindle over the TSR, but the Kindle's lack of a hard volume button and Android Market is a deal-breaker for me. I love the features of the Samsung (lightweight, Android Market, volume buttons, good battery life so far), and the TSR App works good so far. I also downloaded the Xfinity TV app to the Samsung so that I can check TV listings and control the DVR channels thru that app. And it's easy to switch between the Xfinity and TSR apps on the Samsung. If I could figure out how to root the TSR to gain access to the Android Market I'd be more than 100%+ happy with it. To be clear, I have no regrets about being a TSR Early Adopter!!
It really is the remote that Harmony should have strived to be.
The Kindle is being returned tomorrow, and I just ordered a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus from Costco ($50 instant rebate right now) as I think I'll prefer that size over the Tab 8.9 which was bought two days ago and will also be returned this week.
Just remember if you get any tablet/Kindle to use with the TSR app, you will need a device to control your IR-equipment, such as the Global Cache devices. I'm using a WF2IR with all of my devices (yes, including the TSR) and it seems to work well...EXCEPT for some reason the Kindle and Samsung will stop controlling the Yamaha receiver. The TSR doesn't seem to hiccup at all, though I'm not sure why...
I hope the above helps! Now someone take my camera away, clearly I like to take pictures and post 'em up!