hi there, I am desperately looking for help! I downloaded some movies from iTunes but watching them on the Booklet is little fun - freeze frames/stops/gaps/sound continues but picture stops, catching up and so on...
Anyone an idea what can be done or is the beautiful Booklet just not suitable for watching movies on (why then a HDMI outlet?)
Another one: the display resolution on my Booklet is really bad - it looks "dusty" (millions of tiny grey points) - is this just as it is, a hardware problem or can this be improved with settings/software?
Any help would be greatly appreciated! I have to ask for patient though: I am not an expert (as you guessed already anyway)
The glass covering the LCD display has an anti-glare coating which can make it appear 'grainy' compared to an LCD without glass (but it reduces the amount of reflections you see on the screen). If you can, I would check another Booklet to see if yours is the same, or whether it is a hardware problem. In my experience, turning up the brightness reduces the graininess somewhat. Hope this helps. - Miles.
Thanks, tried that and it gets slightly better, though still far from acceptable.
I just tried to find a Booklet in town but failed to find it in any shop. I checked ASUS and Samsung instead and I must say, it is a different league to my display quality. I cannot imagine that a quality company like Nokia would release hardware if that's the best it can get to. That is why I assume that there is either a hardware or a software issue with my Booklet, hoping for a sw fix.
2010-02-20 17:52 - edited 2010-02-20 18:00
If you mean that "glitter", that's the anti-glare coating. Some other computers have it as well. In the beginning I didn't like it either but soon stopped noticing. I totally forgot about it until I read your comment.
Now I see it again...
EDIT: Regarding your first question, probably QuickTime doesn't support hardware acceleration (or the graphics driver doesn't supprt QuickTime). If your movie is an H.264/AAC mp4, try to play it in Windows Media Player. WMP is accelerated and plays that kind of movies buttersmooth at 720p. If your movie is DRMed by Apple it probably won't work, though.
plays my wmv and mp4 files fine. but the culprit may be the conversion from itunes as stated above.
the anti-glare is a great thing!!!! wait until you use in the daylight outside...where you cannot see the regular screens, this one is perfectly clear!
also, just to be sure that you did increase the brightness, FN+F8
to be sure you are not looking at some desktop background, it may help us to help you if you took a screen shot of what you are talking about. if the grains are on the picture, then we can determine that it is the background or a graphic issue, if not, then it is the type of screen used for the anti-glare. btw....try using your outlook on a standard netbook with only a 1080x680 resolution and change some contact information in the address box.....then you will really appreciate the 1280x720 screen they put on this booklet.
I have a Vaio X11 and my Nokia Booklet in the moment - and in my opinion, the display of the Nokia is realy better.
But i have had problems with iTunes films as well. Don't use the HD-version, this won't work! Normally, if you buy a HD-movie, you'll get the SD-Version at the same time. Try this one.
Playing iTunes-movies in WindowsMediaPlayer or VLC will not work because of the DRM ...
2010-06-10 12:01 - edited 2010-06-10 12:07
I recently bought a Vaio P with GMA 500 and Z540 Atom 1.86GHz as a backup for my Nokia Booklet. Now I'm wondering about the video performance of the Vaio P. With standard Windows 7 Pro and standard Windows Mediaplayer I can playback 1920x1080 60P (!) footage with 25 Mbps from my Sanyo HD2000 camcorder without any stuttering and with approx 60% CPU load. On the other hand a HP6930p with Dualcore 2.2 GHz and even my PS3 (!) is not capable replay these files stutterfree at all..!!
To me the GMA 500 chipset is at this point a very strong solution in terms of video decoding capability. It's estimation on the market - mainly by the print and internet media (I remember that the GMA 500 got often bashed in direct comparison with the GMA 950) - was/is very low what in my eyes is completely wrong. Not forgetting the really weak gaming performance but netbooks are mainly intended for Internet and multimedia applications and there the GMA500 is very good.
I have to make the test on the Booklet as well, shouldn't be much different.
PS: forgot to mention that the GMA 500 is supporting very well official standards such as H.264 and so one. It's not a virus supporter so don't expect it to run properly with the Itunes stuff...
Im palying MKV , wmv, and ANY HD video ( mpg, ts...) in my booklet included 1080 res, but QUIKTIME is a very proccessor consuming thing, i recomend you to search on another place, cause QT movies they only play fine on Macs, even my desktop I7 940 12 GB ram triple channel works bad with that Apple stuff! try another codecs and you´ll discover the magic of our precious Booklet, cause it is able to do a lot more thing from what they say!