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hracingplyr
11-12-2017, 10:38 AM
Hi guys want to buy a tablet that i can use for the track and my Time Form PP's. I am looking at the Amazon fire 10 with a 10.1 screen. The reviews on this have been very good. I contacted Time form customer support and asked them if i can download there pp's with this tablet and they responded, it should work. I am a little concerned with the response should work. So is anybody using this for there Timeform PP's? It is a great price at 189.00 for 64GB.

Bob

Secondbest
11-12-2017, 11:08 AM
I have both an iPad and an Android tablet both work fine with time form.

hracingplyr
11-12-2017, 11:13 AM
thanks for the info. Is there a big difference in the graphics between the Amazon and i pad

therussmeister
11-12-2017, 11:31 AM
The problem with Amazon tablets is they use their own proprietary browser, so there may be problems with time form downloads. That is probably why they did not state categorically that it would work.

I do not know if you can install another browser on those tablets.

I was always tempted to get one too, buy am too afraid of compatibility problems with certain web sites.

hracingplyr
11-12-2017, 11:36 AM
For the info, i just might be better off going with the iPad for 329.00, my girlfriend has one and loves it

Road Kill
11-12-2017, 05:20 PM
The problem with Amazon tablets is they use their own proprietary browser, so there may be problems with time form downloads. That is probably why they did not state categorically that it would work.

I do not know if you can install another browser on those tablets.

I was always tempted to get one too, buy am too afraid of compatibility problems with certain web sites.


You usually can download Puffin(browser) on any device to work around Adobe Flash issues and other browsing problems. It's free...but you don't always get the mobile browsing options as you do on chrome and safari.

wilderness
09-08-2018, 10:47 AM
This an old thread.

Somebody told me I could buy a tablet for under $100 that would allow me stream video via HDMI to my TV. Also need and Ethernet connection.
MY computers use XP and video to the TV next to impossible.
I'd like one with a keyboard as well.
It may be beneficial that I have a different OS (than XP), however not sure of the compatibility with the Ethernet?

Any suggestions for such a tablet?
My primary intent is to watch live races (twinspires).

Red Knave
09-08-2018, 11:44 AM
Somebody told me I could buy a tablet for under $100 that would allow me stream video via HDMI to my TV. Also need and Ethernet connection.
I have an older Lenovo 8" tablet running Android 6 that I have used to 'cast' to my Samsung smart TV. It cost me $109 CDN 2 years ago. I use wi-fi to connect to the internet and I can state that any tablet I have ever seen has good connectivity this way. I bought a bluetooth keyboard for it and it also works fine although I don't use it much. Of the many things I use it for, watching races is probably the highest percentage.
My guesses are that you can do what you want but you may need to rethink how. I don't know of any tablet that has an ethernet port. This, of course, doesn't mean there aren't any, but mainstream tablets will need a dongle of some sort that uses the USB port of which, typically, there is only one. Also, output to a TV is typically done over wi-fi using some software or hardware combination like Chromecast. They actually work pretty well. You may find a tablet that has an HDMI output but probably not for under $100.

Dave Schwartz
09-08-2018, 12:13 PM
This an old thread.

Somebody told me I could buy a tablet for under $100 that would allow me stream video via HDMI to my TV. Also need and Ethernet connection.
MY computers use XP and video to the TV next to impossible.
I'd like one with a keyboard as well.
It may be beneficial that I have a different OS (than XP), however not sure of the compatibility with the Ethernet?

Any suggestions for such a tablet?
My primary intent is to watch live races (twinspires).

In working with a long-time client, I was surprised to find that a Microsoft Surface does not have any place to plug a hard-wired connection. It was also a nightmare to share.

Not sure about other tablets.

My only personal experience with using a tablet was around 2004 when I took one to Saratoga. In about 30 minutes of using my finger my arm was dead. What a difference a mouse makes! They had them at Walmart, of course.

Connect XP to TV:
You just need the right equipment. A video card that supports the higher resolutions and HDMI out should work.

Google is your friend. HDMI video cards for XP (https://www.google.com/search?safe=off&rlz=1C1NHXL_enUS738US738&ei=p-aTW7fjGIvXzwLyq6OIAw&q=hdmi+video+card+for+windows+xp&oq=HDMI+video+card+for+XP&gs_l=psy-ab.3.0.0i22i30k1.129542.135396.0.136907.18.11.0.7. 7.0.177.1340.0j10.10.0....0...1c.1.64.psy-ab..1.17.1368...0j0i67k1j0i131k1.0.T0Yets2J8HA).

wilderness
09-08-2018, 02:38 PM
Thanks Red and Dave.

While exploring google saw some tablets that offered Ethernet.

Dave, explored all the options on my primary machine (XP-32) multiple times and it's too darn cumbersome to hookup. Not to mention the x-tras required.

Do have a machine with XP-64 and an early Quad-core & HDMI, however have no desire to hook that computer up merely to stream races.

Thanks again.

PaceAdvantage
09-08-2018, 02:51 PM
Don't most tablets have at least a mini-usb port?

Then for less than $10, you can add ethernet:

https://www.walmart.com/ip/10-100Mbps-Micro-USB-Ethernet-10-100-RJ45-Network-LAN-Adapter-Card/45585308?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=571&adid=22222222227032814490&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=68406496136&wl4=pla-115313061656&wl5=9004554&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=111838760&wl11=online&wl12=45585308&wl13=&veh=sem

Tom
09-08-2018, 05:02 PM
I'd like to get a cheap tablet that has a USB port - all I want to do with it s READ PDF files.

Not even download them, just read them. I already have them from my main computer. I don't even want to go on the internet - just read PDF files.

All I need is a sscree bg enough to read.
Any suggestions on a screen size that is decent to read on?

turfnsport
09-08-2018, 05:24 PM
I use an IPad to mark up PP's and read PDF's...I bought a cheap one refurbished on Ebay many years ago convinced I would never use it. With the Goodreader app ($5.99 i think) its great. I recently bought a second IPad, still an older model as a back up, works like a charm and only spent $140 on it. Have not printed PP's in a long time. Figure I save $50 a month on ink. So much easier on the eyes too.

Since I only use the IPad for PP's, to read and occasionally watch porn, no reason to buy an expensive one.

Timeform looks good too

Tom
09-08-2018, 06:46 PM
I would like to mark up PPs on it. Have to look at that app.
I use FOXIT on my XP.

For PORN, however, I would want the BEST! State of the ART!:cool:

Ted Craven
09-08-2018, 07:22 PM
In working with a long-time client, I was surprised to find that a Microsoft Surface does not have any place to plug a hard-wired connection. It was also a nightmare to share.

Not sure about other tablets.



The Surface Pro line USB 3 port supports a USB to Ethernet dongle for pretty cheap which makes a normal hard-wired network connection. Surfaces have docking stations too with dedicated Ethernet ports. On the tablet itself, while travelling, you can plug in a USB hub (powered or non-powered) which then accommodates multiple USB devices (mouse, keyboard, backup drive, network connection, DVD player, etc). I travel with that and a hard-wired connection dongle all the time.

FWIW, you can also connect multiple monitors via HDMI cables or cast to an external display with a wireless screencast dongle. I have 3 different Surface Pro tablets of varying ages - all still in daily use.

There seems to be a dongle for everything ;)!

Ted

Dave Schwartz
09-08-2018, 07:50 PM
The Surface Pro line USB 3 port supports a USB to Ethernet dongle for pretty cheap which makes a normal hard-wired network connection. Surfaces have docking stations too with dedicated Ethernet ports. On the tablet itself, while travelling, you can plug in a USB hub (powered or non-powered) which then accommodates multiple USB devices (mouse, keyboard, backup drive, network connection, DVD player, etc). I travel with that and a hard-wired connection dongle all the time.

FWIW, you can also connect multiple monitors via HDMI cables or cast to an external display with a wireless screencast dongle. I have 3 different Surface Pro tablets of varying ages - all still in daily use.

There seems to be a dongle for everything ;)!

Ted

Good to know. I did not see the MS Surface myself. However, he took it to Best Buy (which is what you do in the NYC area, I guess) and they told him it couldn't be done. LOL

That 2nd problem had to do with an XP machine. I am under the impression that one of the problems with XP is that many machines of that era did not have video cards capable of HDMI (resolution) output. At least that was what I discovered with a little Googling.

All my machines would, of course.