Advent Vega teething troubles

Roosterbooster

Standard Member
I just bought an Advent vega 10" Android 2.2 pad yesterday. I am reasonably pleased with it so far. The screen is good (but viewing angle is very limited) and internet connection, email, music and video are going smoothly. However I have the following problems:

1) Photos are not Displaying. I have converted them to large JPEGs (approx 10mb each) and used the transfer utility to put them in the photos folder on the Vega. Howver, it when I try to display them by tapping the thumbnail it just seems to enlarge the thumbnail, ie a big, blocky pixely mess scaled up. Some of the photos it can't seem to find at all, though they're there in the folder. The little activity icon is swirling around constantly in the top left corner, indicating that it's trying to do something but to no avail.#

2) BBC iplayer looks awful, blocky and low-res. Maybe it thinks because it's Android 2.2 then it must be displaying on a phone? How can I get it to display properly?

3) Android Market. I was expecting some sort of link or icon but there's nothing?

Sorry for the noob questions, never used Android before.
 

butleri

Novice Member
The version of Android that the Vega uses is not really designed for tablets and therefore not 'Google Certified' therefore Advent are not allowed to use the official Google apps (ie Market, Maps, Gmail etc)

Search Google for "Modaco Vega" and you will find a site which supports the Vega in great depth - there are also custom ROM's which greatly improve the Vega experience...including now Honeycomb support (Android 3.0 which was designed for tablets)
 

Jaymachik

Standard Member
I've just found a strange problem with the Vega. When I connect it to my TV via HDMI, the sound is a long way out of sync with the picture. If I'm playing a video file from the SD card, the sound quite quickly drifts out of sync, up to 30 seconds or more. If I then un-plug the HDMI cable, the video speeds up until it comes back into sync with the sound, and then resumes normal speed.

The same problem occurs when watching internet video content, Youtube etc. Very strange.

Has anyone else experienced this I wonder.

John.
 

Jaymachik

Standard Member
I've just found a strange problem with the Vega. When I connect it to my TV via HDMI, the sound is a long way out of sync with the picture. If I'm playing a video file from the SD card, the sound quite quickly drifts out of sync, up to 30 seconds or more. If I then un-plug the HDMI cable, the video speeds up until it comes back into sync with the sound, and then resumes normal speed.

The same problem occurs when watching internet video content, Youtube etc. Very strange.

Has anyone else experienced this I wonder.

John.
After further tests, it only seems to happen when playing MP4 files, and watching Youtube vids. BBC i-player, .avi and .wmv files seem to play OK, although iplayer is very low quality, very blocky and slow rendering.
 

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