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    If it helps you..you can use the USB host mode on Android 3.1 to connect all manner of USB devices including an external HDD. If its a mini and not self powered you still need the power adapter and AC. At least mine does...it won't spin by itself when connected. It will read and write NTFS though.

    You'll need to root the device and install a custom version of the kernel though. Its not that hard...but it will take you an afternoon. Well worth it though as you can Overclock to 1.4 and run sick video playback (rumors say its been OCd as high as 1,7)

    I don't know if you can attach an external DVD. Not sure it will take that video input but if you think you may want to go Droid...google and see if anyone else got it working. A better solution is to just rip the files (DVD Catalyst is awesome for $10 and will do this with pretty good cpu management) and load them on a samba share which you can transfer to and from easily to. That's what I do anyway. If you have a static IP or dynamic dns you can set up FTP access to your Samba shared drive to get the files on the roadm. That's also what I do.

    So far I havent seen any of this done with iPad (I have Android tablet - the Xoom, hubby has iPad2.) Not trying to jump on iPad's functionality here...just trying to help OP get the device he needs to run his tech. Don't want to see the guy/gal waste hundreds of dollars.

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    I have a friend who just about berated me into getting one. So much so that when my wife asked him if he thought I would use one for a surprise gift, he hounded her until she got me a Apple Gift card.
    I've been around him since the day he got his iPad first gen and he never leaves without it. Even takes it to the bathroom.

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    Dazybee - your research did show you that the iPad

    is not a computer, correct?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman View Post
    I have a friend who just about berated me into getting one. So much so that when my wife asked him if he thought I would use one for a surprise gift, he hounded her until she got me a Apple Gift card.
    I've been around him since the day he got his iPad first gen and he never leaves without it. Even takes it to the bathroom.
    You need new friends. A friend would accept your "not interested" and dang sure wouldn't hassle your wife.
    I'd probably get arrested for assault if someone hounded my wife that much. She is my treasure and nobody bullies my wife without me getting riled. Same thing if an adult tries to bully my kids.
    OP, where did you order the iPad from? Has it shipped? What's their return policy?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfpuppies3
    ...is not a computer, correct?
    It isn't?

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    Yeah, +1. Believe it or not I actually think the Android Market is easier to search. Eeek.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainbikermark View Post
    I have found the app store anything but a help. It's a mess to use, no intuity at all for new users.
    What helped me the most was Google, this forum and an admin on an Android forum who is an Apple owner of multiple Apple devices. Every time I ask the average user anything they always ask "why do you want to do that? It's not made for that" instead of "dunno, haven't tried"
    There are many work around ways to make the Ipad more than just a big iPhone or iPod
    Splashtop and Team Viewer, and others will allow you use your more powerful computer while away from it like it's an app on your Ipad.
    Sunday I uploaded some photos on my desktop to Dropbox from my Ipad, chose the ones I want on my Ipad and phone while in line at the grocery store. You can put a DVD in the computer player and watch it on your Ipad, watch July from the desktop or use free apps on your Ipad like Crackle to watch movies and TV shows.
    Hope that helps you feel a little more at ease

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rudinater View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsh1120 View Post
    consumers should understand the limitations as well as the strengths of devices like the iPad.

    Exactly. People should do their research before getting the iPad. But some don't ~ and that will never change.
    I just do not understand the people willing to drop at lease $500.00 on any device and they do not know what it does.
    Well to be honest ~ I didn't really know all that it did. But I did know what it did not do. And that was good enough for me. The rest worked.
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    I actually spent a lot of time reading and live-demo'ing what it would and wouldn't do before I bought one (then a second). I have been a PC guy since IBM introduced the original PC and the Apple culture does not suit me that well. What I found out, after a lot of time looking at the "issues," was that (for my needs and uses) they weren't issues at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountainbikermark View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Beerman View Post
    I have a friend who just about berated me into getting one. So much so that when my wife asked him if he thought I would use one for a surprise gift, he hounded her until she got me a Apple Gift card.
    I've been around him since the day he got his iPad first gen and he never leaves without it. Even takes it to the bathroom.
    You need new friends. A friend would accept your "not interested" and dang sure wouldn't hassle your wife.
    I'd probably get arrested for assault if someone hounded my wife that much. She is my treasure and nobody bullies my wife without me getting riled. Same thing if an adult tries to bully my kids.
    OP, where did you order the iPad from? Has it shipped? What's their return policy?
    Well, of course I exaggerated some and my use of some words may have made it sound like toture but it really wasn't a big deal. He knows I like toys and he knows I'll use myiPad and he knew my wife already had it planted in her mind to get me one.
    Hey, maybe she did this so she could use it!

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    i just blindly spent a ton of cash on mine. honestly, i did

    i obviously kept up to date with news and reviews, but until i had it in my possession i didnt really know what it would do for me.
    i was initially prepared for it to be a big brother to my ipod touch. which it is. my Touch is basically an email device that plays games, music and browses the web. nothing more nothing less.
    But, how the ipad isnt

    my ipad is now my day to day business diary/organiser, more business video portfolio for clients, my email, word/excel and office admin device and my link top the world via web and news apps. there's no music on there and a couple of games just for my nephew. it organises my life. id now be lost without it.

    best purchase i ever made
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