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  1. O-Cilfa's Avatar
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    No, im not talking about the headphone port(It's fine though). Hooking up the playbook to my denon with hdmi is beyond cool. I know you couldx do the same with a number of other devices, but playing .wav's of poets of the fall is surreal! Share your media expierences.
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    Just don't knock your Playbook off whatever its resting on while the cable is plugged in. I did that and now my HDMI port is barely functional. Basically not functional. So pissed!

    Since we are on the subject of using the Playbook as a media storage device for high quality needs, when do car stereos get HDMI ports...? =D
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    I've done the same, connecting my pb to my Marantz hifi receiver/amp and played some sweet 320 kbps mp3 files that sound oh so good!!!
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    @blacklac:Seriously! I would buy the first one!
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    I too have been very pleasantly surprised. I've had the PB hooked up to my Onkyo 7.1 receiver, which in turn spits HD out to a 50" plasma. Sound is stunning & with HD content the picture quality isn't bad - even on such a big screen.

    If RIM enable USB OTG (fingers crossed!!) I plan on transferring a load of films/music to USB sticks & using the Playbook as a media centre hooked up to the 19" HDTV in the caravan. I know my favourite caravan site has a wi-fi hotspot so if I'm in range I'll be able to get video on demand too!

    HDMI in the car would be nice but I don't need it. My car has a USB port in the glovebox & the stereo will read audio files from phones, flash drives etc... I haven't plugged the PB in to it yet though.
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    ....connect my PB to my Pioneer Elite VSX-53 - great video and audio. Would be nice to have the same level of integration that Pioneer provides for iPad/IOS devices though.
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    I for one have personally been lazy and not bought a Mini HDMI cable. BUT..I have a Blackberry bluetooth reciever connected to my Sony 5.1 Home Theatre System and by GOD... this baby blows quality sounsd through bluetooth. The clarity is impeccable! I was blown away by that. And I can have the PB more than 30 metres away and it still conncted to the bluetooth perfectly. I must say mybiphone and BB handset did not hold on that far. Awesome work RIM...
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    Ugh. I wish more devices would start supported different kinds of extensions.
    .Wav is by far the biggest memory hog.

    ALAC or FLAC would be nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by I s Y s View Post
    Ugh. I wish more devices would start supported different kinds of extensions.
    .Wav is by far the biggest memory hog.

    ALAC or FLAC would be nice.
    I had to convert my flac to .wav. I wish poweramp from android could be ported...
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    What kind of audio player app are you using ? I have tried the stock one of course and its pretty good , although I haven't figured out how to move tunes up or down within the single playlist it allows ...

    I upgraded to beta and tried winamp , which was quite buggy (not sure which version I tried) and it failed to read the meta-tags for the artists.

    Can anyone recommend a working audio-player that has things like adjustable playlists , equalizer and possibly streaming audio capability ?

    Thanks in advance.

    Here's an example android music app that is the kind of thing I'm talking about:

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    https://market.android.com/details?i...e=related_apps
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    Quote Originally Posted by I s Y s View Post
    Ugh. I wish more devices would start supported different kinds of extensions.
    .Wav is by far the biggest memory hog.

    ALAC or FLAC would be nice.
    This.

    Any discussion involving the PlayBook and the term "audiophile" will need to include this. Lossless audio support would be sweet. No audiophile plays files encoded by a lossy codec.
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    I thought the Playbook did support FLAC?
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    we hook it up to the bosch jobsite radio. can charge at the usb port while hooking up a cable between the headphone/aux jack and playing music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacklac View Post
    I thought the Playbook did support FLAC?
    I too would be surprised if it didn't. I can play FLACs just fine on my 9780...
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    Hard to imagine it wouldn't support FLAC if the phones do.
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    Is there any way to connect the PB to car radio using a wireless connector? My 2005 has no fancy connectors!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacklac View Post
    I thought the Playbook did support FLAC?
    It does not. Not sure if that's a QNX thing or what. Maybe in OS2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacklac View Post
    I thought the Playbook did support FLAC?
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    I too would be surprised if it didn't. I can play FLACs just fine on my 9780...
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    Hard to imagine it wouldn't support FLAC if the phones do.
    It does not support FLAC
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    Mine sounds really good through my vintage Onkyo system. I too would like a better player. Don't get me wrong. The stock player is fine, but it's a bit bare bones.
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    I've been using Vevo over hdmi and I love it.. it does get a bit buggy, but the vids load so fast it's reloaded in no time.
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    So far haven't been able to get my Onkyo TX-8050 network stereo receiver to read my Playbook's music files via USB connection.
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    Shakajam, how do you get the PB to transmit audio over bluetooth? I didn't think that functionality was supported yet. Or are you using OS 2.0?
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    IMHO I would expect nothing but an industry leading mulimedia experience by BB 10, if not sooner. Explore the following link below and have a better understanding as to why your ears.......and eyes are exploring so much multimedia pleasure. I for one was blown away by the multimedia experience on PB , powered by QNX. More and more QNX intergration on the horizons IMHO ofcourse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by O-Cilfa View Post
    @blacklac:Seriously! I would buy the first one!
    My minivan has an HDMI port, but I doubt you'd want to go get a minivan

    I actually do use my Playbook in the minivan. I also use A2DP in the minivan if all I want to do is listen to music.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jefftam68 View Post
    Shakajam, how do you get the PB to transmit audio over bluetooth? I didn't think that functionality was supported yet. Or are you using OS 2.0?
    A2DP (bluetooth stereo audio) is in the latest 2.0 developer version.
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