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Reggie 2008-04-01 08:57

HAVA Player First Look - TV on your Nokia Internet Tablet
 
Quote:

itT was lucky enough to be among the first ones to try out the new HAVA Player for the Nokia Internet Tablet from Monsoon Multimedia, Inc. Basically, the HAVA Player lets you take your TV anywhere and access your DVR, Cable, or Satellite boxes (standard and HD channels) connected to a HAVA appliance at home, via the Nokia Internet Tablet, as long as it is connected via WiFi or by any other high-speed connection. From our initial tests, the Internet Tablet version of the HAVA Player even outperformed the PC version, with regards to video and sound quality. There were some minor sync problems that happen occasionally, especially when you keep switching from fullscreen to the remote control screen, but I never encountered the slow down nor the sound tone change that happens on the PC HAVA Player. The app is still on beta and should be released sometime the third quarter of this year. We have been playing with the beta version for a week now but we weren't allowed to disclose anything about it since we were under NDA until CTIA (a press release is coming out from Monsoon in a while). We are releasing an 11 minute first look video that I took this weekend. I hope you all enjoy it! As always, feel free to comment and suggest features. The Monsoon folks will surely be monitoring this thread.
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Reggie 2008-04-01 09:24

Re: HAVA Player First Look - TV on your Nokia Internet Tablet
 
I said Satellite Atlanta when it should have been Scientific Atlanta. Sorry. :o

sachin007 2008-04-01 09:34

Re: HAVA Player First Look - TV on your Nokia Internet Tablet
 
Pretty cool. Does it use mplayer or the built in media player?

dan 2008-04-01 09:54

Re: HAVA Player First Look - TV on your Nokia Internet Tablet
 
Sign me up Reggie. When and where can we buy. :)

Dan

Reggie 2008-04-01 09:59

Re: HAVA Player First Look - TV on your Nokia Internet Tablet
 
I have talk to the Monsoon guys later at CTIA to get more info.

ylsf 2008-04-01 13:14

Re: HAVA Player First Look - TV on your Nokia Internet Tablet
 
Wow, that is great....

I have a slingbox but I had never heard of Hava before. It does seem to have more features than Slingbox. Plus, there isn't a player app for the N800. I hope this move will get Slingbox to create an app. Regardless, I mgiht look into getting one of these Hava's instead... some cool features!

schmots 2008-04-01 13:18

Re: HAVA Player First Look - TV on your Nokia Internet Tablet
 
What I would really like.. is the placeshift app for the OS2008 from sagetv.

I love my sagetv setup.

RogerS 2008-04-01 13:18

Re: HAVA Player First Look - TV on your Nokia Internet Tablet
 
Looks like a really clever use for an Internet Tablet.

One question: You mention cable, but we dropped Comcast and got Verizon FIOS.

Will the HAVA Player work with FIOS too?

Thx

Roger

Texrat 2008-04-01 13:20

Re: HAVA Player First Look - TV on your Nokia Internet Tablet
 
I was thinking of buying a HAVA, and that just got cemented. :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by RogerS (Post 163310)
Looks like a really clever use for an Internet Tablet.

One question: You mention cable, but we dropped Comcast and got Verizon FIOS.

Will the HAVA Player work with FIOS too?

Thx

Roger

I *think* it's IP based, Roger, so it should. I have FIOS too, so I hope so!

TTgowings 2008-04-01 13:40

Re: HAVA Player First Look - TV on your Nokia Internet Tablet
 
For sure this seems to have great potential, but would this not be somewhat redundant with that other annoucement what a week or so ago the "no bounds" project ?

sjgadsby 2008-04-01 13:46

Re: HAVA Player First Look - TV on your Nokia Internet Tablet
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TTgowings (Post 163320)
...but would this not be somewhat redundant with that other annoucement what a week or so ago the "no bounds" project ?

Nobounds is video out from tablets & smartphones to TVs and other displays. HAVA is video in to tablets & smartphones from remote SD & HD sources.

Or am I missing something?

Texrat 2008-04-01 14:13

Re: HAVA Player First Look - TV on your Nokia Internet Tablet
 
No, you got it right.

TTgowings 2008-04-01 14:23

Re: HAVA Player First Look - TV on your Nokia Internet Tablet
 
Ok, my bad (I misunderstood) thx for the explanation.

JELaVallee 2008-04-01 15:04

OT: Video Casting Tips [Re: HAVA Player First Look]
 
Just a quick note on the video footage in the HAVA preview and how to make it a better experience for us (slathering with envy) end-users:
1) Mount the device so it's not moving all over the place.
2) Lock-focus (turn off auto-focus) the video camera lens.
3) Use the video cam's zoom (now that you have a free hand) to zoom on specific elements on the device.

Love the video preview. Very excited about adding a HAVA unit to my home satellite rig and my Mac Mini HTPC (w/ XBMC-for-OSX frontend).

cheers,
Etienne

comptechgeek 2008-04-02 06:39

Re: HAVA Player First Look - TV on your Nokia Internet Tablet
 
Awesome I use my hava all the time! I would love to use it with my n800. When is this going to be released? Can I get in the beta?

s2k 2008-04-02 09:11

Re: HAVA Player First Look - TV on your Nokia Internet Tablet
 
Yes any word on when the software will be out in beta or otherwise? Very interested in this product if it can support the N800. I'd buy either this or a Slingbox today if it had N800 support.

Also anyone know if Hava have a Canadian reseller?
Also any general comments on the Hava in general in terms of quality and features compared to Slingbox?

vbrilon 2008-04-13 03:07

Re: HAVA Player First Look - TV on your Nokia Internet Tablet
 
The Monsoon Multimedia guys should probably give a formal answer, but at CTIA they were saying that they'd like to have this launched in the next 60 days or so -- so maybe end of June at the latest I'd guess


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