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Shameless bump of my own thread!

Just got a new toy: the 10" HP TouchPad tablet. Bought it while on that insane sale for $99. I really needed it for my 2 channel listening in order to get rid of the computer screen, keyboard and mouse.

So I run a remote desktop app that allows me to view and control my computer desktop from the tablet's touch screen. Makes things easier while saving a lot of space.

I also upgraded my MK2 usb transport to the MK3 version from John Kenny.

Now if I could get on the band wagon and buy one of 'em smart phones... I still use an old, old Razr with the text feature disabled.





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Shameless bump of my own thread!

Just got a new toy: the 10" HP TouchPad tablet. Bought it while on that insane sale for $99. I really needed it for my 2 channel listening in order to get rid of the computer screen, keyboard and mouse.

So I run a remote desktop app that allows me to view and control my computer desktop from the tablet's touch screen. Makes things easier while saving a lot of space.

I also upgraded my MK2 usb transport to the MK3 version from John Kenny.

Now if I could get on the band wagon and buy one of 'em smart phones... I still use an old, old Razr with the text feature disabled.

You have an awesome looking setup, Double D. One of these days I'll wear you down enough for an invite.

Congrats on the new tablet. I'm all about simplifying.

Lol. Yes, you need one them new phones. Preferably something without a rotary dial.

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Wabo, what is up! I see you've been laying low, but I'm on your thread a lot for my daily dose of JA, lol...

The invite is open!

What?!? Is rotary dial not hip anymore??
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Wabo, what is up! I see you've been laying low, but I'm on your thread a lot for my daily dose of JA, lol...

The invite is open!

What?!? Is rotary dial not hip anymore??

They do make touch-tones with rotary apparatus.

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Shameless bump of my own thread!

Just got a new toy: the 10" HP TouchPad tablet. Bought it while on that insane sale for $99. I really needed it for my 2 channel listening in order to get rid of the computer screen, keyboard and mouse.

So I run a remote desktop app that allows me to view and control my computer desktop from the tablet's touch screen. Makes things easier while saving a lot of space.

I also upgraded my MK2 usb transport to the MK3 version from John Kenny.

Now if I could get on the band wagon and buy one of 'em smart phones... I still use an old, old Razr with the text feature disabled.

Very nice DD. I found out too late about the HP tablet. But I like what you did with it. Which program are you using?

BTW don't feel like you are the only dinosaur around these parts. I too am still using my Razr....as a phone only.

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@Charles: I did not know that!

@HTG: Thanks! Yeah, it's a really nice device and it works great for what I need, which is browse and play my songs by just touching the screen. I am using an app called Splashtop Remote, it was about $5.

However, I never realized how limited these tablets are. Personally I need easy transfer of files, compatibility and so on which is hard to get with any one tablet.

Razr's rule! Haha, remember the old early 1990s Motorola cell phones that came in a suitcase and weighed about 15 lbs? Funny as it may seem, you cannot beat that quality...

I also updated the photos on the first page, I cleaned up the front a bit.
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Wabo, what is up! I see you've been laying low, but I'm on your thread a lot for my daily dose of JA, lol...

The invite is open!

What?!? Is rotary dial not hip anymore??

What's going on, Double D?

I'm just trying to stay out of trouble, amigo. It's a full time job.

Lol. Do I still have a thread here?

The rotary dial is da shizzle. All the cool peeps use them.

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I went back and looked at your updated equipment list. I get that you want to upgrade the Polks, but how does the Polk/SF combo sound? Any discrepancies, or are you merely a completist (as I can sometimes be)?

And I've seen the rotary-touch tone phones in mail-order catalogs, but haven't noticed them in a store yet.

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Thanks!!

@prepress: I have to change the front page description, what I meant was to update the center channel, not the rears and surrounds. To answer your question, I am fairly satisfied with the surround sound for movies. I know that it can get better if the front line matches. I have no plans to upgrade the surrounds and rears at this time, but I've said that about other components and look what happened.
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ddgtr,

Been looking for the HP Touchpad recently here on craigslist. Looks like the 32gb versions are all at about $250.

How do you like yours? Is it worth going to $250 for one? Did you load Android on it?

People don't seem to be budging to much on price, even though I know it was probably purchased for $149.

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Shameless bump of my own thread!

Hey ddgtr, when you have a setup like that, you bump it all you want . I for one, will not get tired of looking at it.
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Hey ddgtr, when you have a setup like that, you bump it all you want . I for one, will not get tired of looking at it.

Lol, thanks !!!
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ddgtr,

Been looking for the HP Touchpad recently here on craigslist. Looks like the 32gb versions are all at about $250.

How do you like yours? Is it worth going to $250 for one? Did you load Android on it?

People don't seem to be budging to much on price, even though I know it was probably purchased for $149.

Thanks,

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Bought mine for $99. I really like it, especially for running remote desktop to control music playback.
It appears to be a sturdy, quality tablet. It runs on WebOs.

Are you saying I can load android on it, because that would be pretty cool...
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Bought mine for $99. I really like it, especially for running remote desktop to control music playback.
It appears to be a sturdy, quality tablet. It runs on WebOs.

Are you saying I can load android on it, because that would be pretty cool...

Hey ddgtr..what app are you using to perform the remote desktop?
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Bought mine for $99. I really like it, especially for running remote desktop to control music playback.
It appears to be a sturdy, quality tablet. It runs on WebOs.

Are you saying I can load android on it, because that would be pretty cool...


It looks like you can dual boot with Android and WebOs. Also looks like a lot of people have overclocked their touchpads.

It doesn't look like i'm going to be able to get a 32gb one for less than $240. But from what it looks like it's still worth it at that cost.

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It looks like you can dual boot with Android and WebOs. Also looks like a lot of people have overclocked their touchpads.

It doesn't look like i'm going to be able to get a 32gb one for less than $240. But from what it looks like it's still worth it at that cost.

Yes, compared to all the $500+ tablets out there and if it meets your specific needs it could definitely still be a good buy. I've had nothing but good experiences with HP laptops and towers. Thanks for the info on the Android platform...

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Hey ddgtr..what app are you using to perform the remote desktop?

Hey e, what is up!

I'm using an app called Splashtop Remote, it cost about $5. It works great. I think it's available for the i products too.
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Hey DD, I never noticed your turntable before...luv vintage Pioneer! I actually picked up a PL 530 for my Bro last year...great table. It gave me the bug so I ended up importing an Exclusive P10 from Asia...just getting it setup now as I am moving room with my 2 channel setup. Do you use your TT much or mostly digital?
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Not now, I need to take care of a few thing first: need a couple of subs then I will proceed to get a nice TT setup going. Slowly building up a vinyl collection.

Looking forward to see your P10 in the new config!
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Good Afternoon and a Very Merry Christmas Dan.

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Greetings DDGTR....are you also a Halo fanatic? "Hort Hort Hort" (In elite voice)
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Greetings DDGTR....are you also a Halo fanatic? "Hort Hort Hort" (In elite voice)


Yeah, HUGE Halo fan here. I think I was one of the first in line to get the original way back when... This Xmas I got a nice surprise, one of my friends got me the new remastered original (by 343) which can be played on these latest consoles. What a difference in graphics!!
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Love your tablet bro, my wife got one for Christmas, a 10" Toshiba, been trying to convince her to harmonize my remotes for me, she's almost there.............

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Yeah, HUGE Halo fan here. I think I was one of the first in line to get the original way back when... This Xmas I got a nice surprise, one of my friends got me the new remastered original (by 343) which can be played on these latest consoles. What a difference in graphics!!

Niceee! I've been playing the Halo: CE remaster from 343 and it is marvelous. It brings me back to my undergrad days when my tiny corner dormitory room would be filled with about 20 kids all waiting for their turn in 4-way death-match on a 20" CRT screen. You know if you hit the "back" button on the controller, you can actually view what the graphics looked like back in 2001.

I think you're the only person on earth who is blessed with experiencing Halo remastered through a Pass Labs amp and Sonus Faber mains. I salute you sir!!!
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Ya I like that. Got a rich flavor to it. Looks like a cool system to enjoy. Is that kitchen behind seating area. All blends in well.
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... Got a rich flavor to it. ...

LOL, flavor yes, rich, no..
Thanks for the kind words!! The HT room is completely separate and does not open to the kitchen.


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Hi Charles! That would be yours truly!!
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