Monday, April 7, 2008

T Mo Dash

Hey there. I've had the T Mobile Dash for about a year now and I still can't get the damn thing to play videos in "OK" quality. I've tried downloading the TCPMP video player and installing all the codecs and I still get very choppy video. The frame rate is atrocious and I've practically given up on the video play back. I checked out the mobile version of youtube, just to test it out, but the video quality was just plain bad. Just about everything else on this phone is great, though. Battery life is great, the music play back is great, call quality is more than OK, but the video play back is what peeves me. Any suggestions as to how I can correct this?

This phone really shines once you have it hooked up on a wi-fi network. The download speeds are quick and the pages load pretty fast. One downfall though. One occassions, the internal memory can't handle some extremely loaded pages and the phone will either freeze on you, cause you to retart, or the internet explorer will shut down. Both are bad, but if it were up to me, I'd rather the IE just shut down since I can't just got to my history and get back on the page.

All in all, the phone receives a 9 out of 10. Considering that I'm more of a multimedia person than an actually talker, this phone has more than enough gizmos and gadgets to keep me entertained. The video playback is it's huge downfall and I'm hoping that there is a program out there that will either boost the phone's performace or increase the frame rate so that a video will run smoothly and not like a poorly dubbed Japanese film.

Until I can get the secret of video playback, later.

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