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Mar 28, 2011 13:03 |  #1

Does anybody own one of these cheap iPad knock-offs to try it with? They are Android equiped and sell like hotcakes on Ebay for relatively cheap. They come with an HDMI out plug so I would assume that it could be possible to run tethered shooting by way of live-view output using this thing as a field monitor.

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Mar 28, 2011 13:09 |  #2

I think you'd need HDMI in, not out, to use it as a monitor.


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Mar 28, 2011 13:36 |  #3

Well I think that its possible that it could be used as both. For example the HDMI port on a normal computer can be used as an output to another monitor or TV, and can also be used as an input for tethered shooting. These new ePads seem to operate the same as a laptop so I would think that it could be possible...


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Mar 29, 2011 03:33 |  #4

there are android hacks to run HDMI as in/out. i need to dig, but i seen someone run a ps3 on a droid x. im pretty sure the OS is the same... will check back to post later


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Interesting thoughts. What is the screen like on these things?


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Mar 29, 2011 05:10 |  #6

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Interesting thoughts. What is the screen like on these things?

Never seen one, but I'd be extremely surprised if the normal correlation between 'cheap' and 'nasty' didn't apply.


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Mar 29, 2011 05:19 |  #7

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Interesting thoughts. What is the screen like on these things?

They come in different sizes, 7'' / 8'' / 10.2'' (So far these are the only ones i've seen). The screen resolution is based off of the size of the screen. It's nice because not everyone would need a large iPad style pad so you could always go with the 7 or 8 inchers.

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Some of these things even come with a hard-wired with USB ports, HDMI, Wifi, GPS, ect ect... So no annoying Apple trickery where you can only access the pad through one unique Apple plug and you need to buy 10 different adapters to do anything with it.

Only downside is that the screen is pressure-touch instead of capacitive-touch like the iPad, so you need to apply actual pressure to it in order to activate the selection or movement. This is what makes it a fraction of the price of an iPad though.

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Mar 29, 2011 05:57 |  #8

Well i'll let you guys know if I can figure it out, if it is possible I will figure it out.

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- Android 2.2 Froyo OS
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* RAM: 512MB DDR2 / ROM: 4GB
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* I/O: 2x USB; 1x RJ45; 1x HDMI; 2x MicroSD; 1x Stylus-slot
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Apr 07, 2011 19:47 |  #9

if the hdmi hack works i will get one too!


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