Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3
4936 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1314

Trusted
Microsoft

  Reply # 281320 10-Dec-2009 22:27
Send private message

mattyboy2: I actually bit the bullet today and got an HP Mini 311 from JB Hi fi... the dude gave me a good deal, $1100. So even though I know it may soon be obselete in January, I really wanted something for Xmas and so long as it's grunty enough to play my FreeviewHD recordings it'll do the job!

-Matt



hows the Freeview HD playback on the 311?

8019 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 385

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 281353 11-Dec-2009 00:11
Send private message

hellonearthisman: from where or what models? @Ragor



HP Mini 311
Lenovo IdeaPad S12
Samsung N510


Lots of places selling them use google/pricespy/gearbot.

 
 
 
 


2570 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 304

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 281693 12-Dec-2009 07:08
Send private message

I managed to pick up the HP 311 250 GB version for $920 incl GST which I was thought was a pretty good deal. Seems pretty good so far. Screen is huge compared to the old 9" Aspire One I have.




My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.

241 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 281715 12-Dec-2009 10:01
Send private message

nathan:
mattyboy2: I actually bit the bullet today and got an HP Mini 311 from JB Hi fi... the dude gave me a good deal, $1100. So even though I know it may soon be obselete in January, I really wanted something for Xmas and so long as it's grunty enough to play my FreeviewHD recordings it'll do the job!

-Matt



hows the Freeview HD playback on the 311?


I'd also be keen to know how Freeview HD plays once you've had a chance to test it...

241 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 281717 12-Dec-2009 10:03
Send private message

hairy1: I managed to pick up the HP 311 250 GB version for $920 incl GST which I was thought was a pretty good deal. Seems pretty good so far. Screen is huge compared to the old 9" Aspire One I have.


Where did you manage to get that deal?

2570 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 304

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 281718 12-Dec-2009 10:05
Send private message

Expert Infotech. It was only at that price for a couple of days. It is back up to $1200 now. :-(




My views (except when I am looking out their windows) are not those of my employer.



81 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 281781 12-Dec-2009 16:15
Send private message

Mattv:
nathan:
mattyboy2: I actually bit the bullet today and got an HP Mini 311 from JB Hi fi... the dude gave me a good deal, $1100. So even though I know it may soon be obselete in January, I really wanted something for Xmas and so long as it's grunty enough to play my FreeviewHD recordings it'll do the job!

-Matt



hows the Freeview HD playback on the 311?


I'd also be keen to know how Freeview HD plays once you've had a chance to test it...


It plays Freeview HD recordings sweet! Even over my wireless g network (not n!), they play fine and i can watch them from my bedroom.

I've got Win7MC on my HTPC, then set on the 311 I set its media libraries to be the ones on the HTPC (through my Homegroup) and voila, my entire Movies collection and recorded TV is viewable.

The only thing missing is TV guide and live TV viewing - too bad you can't set this up. It's a shame cos you can view Live TV on a media extender such as an Xbox 360. It would be nice to be able to do that on the 311.

I'm in the middle of installing something at the moment but I'll update this post soon with a screenshot of CPU usage.

Edit: TV1, TV2 etc @720p play fine over my wireless g network, but TV3 stutters a bit due to network speed. TV3 plays fine when plugged in via ethernet. Perhaps a wireless n network would be fast enough to play TV3, but I don't have the hardware to find out. I shall record my TV3 shows on TV3+1 since it's lower res.

-Matt

2260 posts

Uber Geek

Trusted

  Reply # 281790 12-Dec-2009 16:56
Send private message

Awesome :) I can't wait to get mine, I'm waiting for the 1201N, have preordered it for $795 - $400 for my old 1005HA plus bag + mouse that I'm selling to my missus :)

Just need to find a new bag, mouse and hope it's got a 3g slot built in

Hmm, weird, why is the TV guide missing? Hope you get it running again soon and definitely keen on the CPU usage. I've got my Ion based N330 Zotac running Freeview at the mo, would be good to compare it to a Mini 311




I have moved across the ditch.  Now residing in Melbourne as a VOIP/Video Technical Trainer/Engineer. 

241 posts

Master Geek
+1 received by user: 1


  Reply # 281806 12-Dec-2009 17:40
Send private message

vinnieg: Awesome :) I can't wait to get mine, I'm waiting for the 1201N, have preordered it for $795 - $400 for my old 1005HA plus bag + mouse that I'm selling to my missus :)

Just need to find a new bag, mouse and hope it's got a 3g slot built in

Hmm, weird, why is the TV guide missing? Hope you get it running again soon and definitely keen on the CPU usage. I've got my Ion based N330 Zotac running Freeview at the mo, would be good to compare it to a Mini 311


TV Guide won't be there if there is no tuner set up. 

Where have you pre-ordered the ASUS?



81 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 281810 12-Dec-2009 17:56
Send private message

Yeah, as Mattv said, I don't have a TV tuner in my 311, the tuner is in my HTPC so I can't watch live TV on the laptop over the network like you can with an Xbox 360.

Yeah I really wanted to the 1201n too and that would be my first choice, but sad to say i couldn't wait.

Watching a TV3 HD recording fullscreen and the CPU hovers around 20%.



1816 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 51

Trusted

  Reply # 281829 12-Dec-2009 19:59
Send private message

Nice one Mattyboy2.

I would like to know where I could pre-order an Asus 1201N

3745 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 206

Trusted

  Reply # 281832 12-Dec-2009 20:12
Send private message

Amazon has 1201N. NZ$750 shipped using shipito mail forwarding service.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  



81 posts

Master Geek


  Reply # 281834 12-Dec-2009 20:28
Send private message

billgates: Amazon has 1201N. NZ$750 shipped using shipito mail forwarding service.


Goddamn I'd never heard of them before. Looks like a great service! http://www.shipito.com/

Anyone used it before?

What about getting stung for GST and import duty? Last time I looked it would be another 12.5% for GST and the same again for import duty = ~$940. Correct?

-Matt

3745 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 206

Trusted

  Reply # 281874 13-Dec-2009 01:04
Send private message

G.S.T - Yes you will have to pay unless you declare the customs value to be NZ$400 or less.

Duty - I don't think so if there is any duty charged in importing PC's and Laptop's from overseas if for personal use.

and shipito is a very reliable and fast mail forwarding company operating out of US.




Do whatever you want to do man.

  

4936 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1314

Trusted
Microsoft

  Reply # 281909 13-Dec-2009 10:57
Send private message

GST yes, but no duty payable

1 | 2 | 3
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Vodafone TV — television in the cloud
Posted 17-Oct-2017 19:29


Nokia 8 review: Classy midrange pure Android phone
Posted 16-Oct-2017 07:27


Why carriers might want to embrace Commerce Commission study, MVNOs
Posted 13-Oct-2017 09:42


Fitbit launches Ionic, its health and fitness smartwatch
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:52


Xero launches machine learning automation to improve coding accuracy for small businesses
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:45


Bank of New Zealand uses Intel AI to detect financial crime
Posted 12-Oct-2017 15:39


Sony launches Xperia XZ1, a smartphone with real-time 3D capture
Posted 11-Oct-2017 10:26


Notes on Nokia’s phone comeback
Posted 10-Oct-2017 10:06


Air New Zealand begins Inflight Wi-Fi rollout
Posted 9-Oct-2017 20:16


The latest mobile phones in perspective
Posted 9-Oct-2017 18:34


Review: Acronis True Image 2018 — serious backup
Posted 8-Oct-2017 11:22


Lenovo launches ThinkPad Anniversary Edition 25
Posted 7-Oct-2017 23:16


Less fone, more tech as Vodafone gets brand make-over
Posted 6-Oct-2017 08:16


API Talent Achieves AWS MSP Partner Status
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:20


Stellar Consulting Group now a Domo Partner
Posted 5-Oct-2017 21:03



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.