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I have been playing MPEG files on my ipaq using Pockettv and they were great,
similarly the pictures were great through DAVA. However, I recently had to do
a reset (using the little button at the bottom) and now the quality is
terrible. Any suggestions as to what I may have done wrong or what I may need
to do the make it better again. The device is a HP 3850 running Pocket PC
v3.0.11171
 
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Sounds like the old 8-bit color switchero. Some old,
old devices would magically switch to 256 color mode.
Normally these have 64321 colors, give or take. If it
looks blotchy, grainy, that's probably what happened.
Maybe a three-armed reset will take care of it. If
not, time to move on up to something be$$er.

?Utf-8?B?UmF2ZW4=? [Wed, 22 Sep 2004 01:33:04 -0700]:
>a reset (using the little button at the bottom) and now the quality is
>terrible. Any suggestions as to what I may have done wrong or what I may need


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Three armed reset ????

"hel@40th.com" wrote:

> Sounds like the old 8-bit color switchero. Some old,
> old devices would magically switch to 256 color mode.
> Normally these have 64321 colors, give or take. If it
> looks blotchy, grainy, that's probably what happened.
> Maybe a three-armed reset will take care of it. If
> not, time to move on up to something be$$er.
>
> ?Utf-8?B?UmF2ZW4=? [Wed, 22 Sep 2004 01:33:04 -0700]:
> >a reset (using the little button at the bottom) and now the quality is
> >terrible. Any suggestions as to what I may have done wrong or what I may need
>
>
> --
> 40th Floor - Software @ http://40th.com/
> iPlay : the ultimate audio player for iPAQs
> mp3, ogg, mp4, m4a, aac, wav, and then some
> w/surround, xfeed, reverb - all on your ppc
>
 
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He means 'Hard Reset' which is usually accomplished by pressing more
keys in one go than you have arms ;-) This is to avoid the accidental
hard-reset and swearing associated by only doing it with 2 arms....

If you have any mobility problems with your 3rd arm, you could ask a
'stunt double' to hold down one of the essential buttons, while you
thrash around hopelessly with a pen trying to press the recessed reset
button ;-=))

Cheers - Neil

On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 08:53:09 -0700, "Raven"
<Raven@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Three armed reset ????
>
>"hel@40th.com" wrote:
>
>> Sounds like the old 8-bit color switchero. Some old,
>> old devices would magically switch to 256 color mode.
>> Normally these have 64321 colors, give or take. If it
>> looks blotchy, grainy, that's probably what happened.
>> Maybe a three-armed reset will take care of it. If
>> not, time to move on up to something be$$er.
>>
>> ?Utf-8?B?UmF2ZW4=? [Wed, 22 Sep 2004 01:33:04 -0700]:
>> >a reset (using the little button at the bottom) and now the quality is
>> >terrible. Any suggestions as to what I may have done wrong or what I may need
>>
>>
>> --
>> 40th Floor - Software @ http://40th.com/
>> iPlay : the ultimate audio player for iPAQs
>> mp3, ogg, mp4, m4a, aac, wav, and then some
>> w/surround, xfeed, reverb - all on your ppc
>>
 
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Well - two complete resets later with strange positions to try and get all
the buttons and things at once - still no better. The device is an HP3850 on
V1.15. Are there any service packs or updates I should have applied

"Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media]" wrote:

> He means 'Hard Reset' which is usually accomplished by pressing more
> keys in one go than you have arms ;-) This is to avoid the accidental
> hard-reset and swearing associated by only doing it with 2 arms....
>
> If you have any mobility problems with your 3rd arm, you could ask a
> 'stunt double' to hold down one of the essential buttons, while you
> thrash around hopelessly with a pen trying to press the recessed reset
> button ;-=))
>
> Cheers - Neil
>
> On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 08:53:09 -0700, "Raven"
> <Raven@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >Three armed reset ????
> >
> >"hel@40th.com" wrote:
> >
> >> Sounds like the old 8-bit color switchero. Some old,
> >> old devices would magically switch to 256 color mode.
> >> Normally these have 64321 colors, give or take. If it
> >> looks blotchy, grainy, that's probably what happened.
> >> Maybe a three-armed reset will take care of it. If
> >> not, time to move on up to something be$$er.
> >>
> >> ?Utf-8?B?UmF2ZW4=? [Wed, 22 Sep 2004 01:33:04 -0700]:
> >> >a reset (using the little button at the bottom) and now the quality is
> >> >terrible. Any suggestions as to what I may have done wrong or what I may need
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> 40th Floor - Software @ http://40th.com/
> >> iPlay : the ultimate audio player for iPAQs
> >> mp3, ogg, mp4, m4a, aac, wav, and then some
> >> w/surround, xfeed, reverb - all on your ppc
> >>
>
>
 
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I suppose it would help to define what you mean by 'the quality is
terrible'. Is it dropping frames ? Colours are incorrect ? Audio is
patchy ?

I'd have a quick look in the iPAQ's settings too to see if there's a
processor speed selection ... maybe it's switched to a lower processor
speed to maximise the battery life ?

Cheers - Neil

On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 05:35:03 -0700, "Raven"
<Raven@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>Well - two complete resets later with strange positions to try and get all
>the buttons and things at once - still no better. The device is an HP3850 on
>V1.15. Are there any service packs or updates I should have applied
>
>"Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media]" wrote:
>
>> He means 'Hard Reset' which is usually accomplished by pressing more
>> keys in one go than you have arms ;-) This is to avoid the accidental
>> hard-reset and swearing associated by only doing it with 2 arms....
>>
>> If you have any mobility problems with your 3rd arm, you could ask a
>> 'stunt double' to hold down one of the essential buttons, while you
>> thrash around hopelessly with a pen trying to press the recessed reset
>> button ;-=))
>>
>> Cheers - Neil
>>
>> On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 08:53:09 -0700, "Raven"
>> <Raven@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>>
>> >Three armed reset ????
>> >
>> >"hel@40th.com" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Sounds like the old 8-bit color switchero. Some old,
>> >> old devices would magically switch to 256 color mode.
>> >> Normally these have 64321 colors, give or take. If it
>> >> looks blotchy, grainy, that's probably what happened.
>> >> Maybe a three-armed reset will take care of it. If
>> >> not, time to move on up to something be$$er.
>> >>
>> >> ?Utf-8?B?UmF2ZW4=? [Wed, 22 Sep 2004 01:33:04 -0700]:
>> >> >a reset (using the little button at the bottom) and now the quality is
>> >> >terrible. Any suggestions as to what I may have done wrong or what I may need
>> >>
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> 40th Floor - Software @ http://40th.com/
>> >> iPlay : the ultimate audio player for iPAQs
>> >> mp3, ogg, mp4, m4a, aac, wav, and then some
>> >> w/surround, xfeed, reverb - all on your ppc
>> >>
>>
>>
 
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By poor quality i mean both stills and video. Prior to the problem each
picture looked great. Now it's as though there is insufficient colour depth.
The are blotches of yellows for example - imagine a really old PC when you
looked at photos and the edges of faces went from skin tone to a bright
purple colour

"Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media]" wrote:

> I suppose it would help to define what you mean by 'the quality is
> terrible'. Is it dropping frames ? Colours are incorrect ? Audio is
> patchy ?
>
> I'd have a quick look in the iPAQ's settings too to see if there's a
> processor speed selection ... maybe it's switched to a lower processor
> speed to maximise the battery life ?
>
> Cheers - Neil
>
> On Fri, 24 Sep 2004 05:35:03 -0700, "Raven"
> <Raven@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >Well - two complete resets later with strange positions to try and get all
> >the buttons and things at once - still no better. The device is an HP3850 on
> >V1.15. Are there any service packs or updates I should have applied
> >
> >"Neil Smith [MVP Digital Media]" wrote:
> >
> >> He means 'Hard Reset' which is usually accomplished by pressing more
> >> keys in one go than you have arms ;-) This is to avoid the accidental
> >> hard-reset and swearing associated by only doing it with 2 arms....
> >>
> >> If you have any mobility problems with your 3rd arm, you could ask a
> >> 'stunt double' to hold down one of the essential buttons, while you
> >> thrash around hopelessly with a pen trying to press the recessed reset
> >> button ;-=))
> >>
> >> Cheers - Neil
> >>
> >> On Wed, 22 Sep 2004 08:53:09 -0700, "Raven"
> >> <Raven@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> >Three armed reset ????
> >> >
> >> >"hel@40th.com" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Sounds like the old 8-bit color switchero. Some old,
> >> >> old devices would magically switch to 256 color mode.
> >> >> Normally these have 64321 colors, give or take. If it
> >> >> looks blotchy, grainy, that's probably what happened.
> >> >> Maybe a three-armed reset will take care of it. If
> >> >> not, time to move on up to something be$$er.
> >> >>
> >> >> ?Utf-8?B?UmF2ZW4=? [Wed, 22 Sep 2004 01:33:04 -0700]:
> >> >> >a reset (using the little button at the bottom) and now the quality is
> >> >> >terrible. Any suggestions as to what I may have done wrong or what I may need
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> 40th Floor - Software @ http://40th.com/
> >> >> iPlay : the ultimate audio player for iPAQs
> >> >> mp3, ogg, mp4, m4a, aac, wav, and then some
> >> >> w/surround, xfeed, reverb - all on your ppc
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
 
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