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Old November 28th, 2011, 05:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Very confused...LG Nitro HD

Okay, my wife has this theory that a restaurant with no customers cant be very good. So, if we walk into a restaurant and no one is there, she won't eat there. What's the point? I seem to be one of only a handful of people on this site even remotely interested in this phone. Does everyone else know something I don't about lg or this particular phone? Seems like a HD screen, dual core 1.5
Ghz phone slated to have ICS in the near future should be garnering some attention, add in LTE and I am just baffled....

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Old November 28th, 2011, 06:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Seems like a nice phone to me. I have a vivid and SkyRocket on the way and might return one of them for this one.
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Okay, my wife has this theory that a restaurant with no customers cant be very good. So, if we walk into a restaurant and no one is there, she won't eat there. What's the point? I seem to be one of only a handful of people on this site even remotely interested in this phone. Does everyone else know something I don't about lg or this particular phone? Seems like a HD screen, dual core 1.5
Ghz phone slated to have ICS in the near future should be garnering some attention, add in LTE and I am just baffled....
Because everyone who wanted a new smartphone got the GS2 and everyone who wanted LTE got the Vivid or Skyrocket. If this phone would have come out first it would be a lot more popular.
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Because everyone who wanted a new smartphone got the GS2 and everyone who wanted LTE got the Vivid or Skyrocket. If this phone would have come out first it would be a lot more popular.
I suspect this has a lot to do with it, but is there anything "wrong" with LG's products in general?
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I suspect this has a lot to do with it, but is there anything "wrong" with LG's products in general?
I have no personal experience, but the general feeling I have gotten is that all LG products suck...
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Okay, my wife has this theory that a restaurant with no customers cant be very good. So, if we walk into a restaurant and no one is there, she won't eat there. What's the point? I seem to be one of only a handful of people on this site even remotely interested in this phone. Does everyone else know something I don't about lg or this particular phone? Seems like a HD screen, dual core 1.5
Ghz phone slated to have ICS in the near future should be garnering some attention, add in LTE and I am just baffled....
I'm with you in wondering this. I've had a vivid for about 20 days now and am seriously considering replacing it with the nitro. It's tough because I really like the vivid and think it is a great phone. A 720p screen IPS lcd with it's accurate colors looks like it might be really nice.
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I have no personal experience, but the general feeling I have gotten is that all LG products suck...
My old Optimus was a nice little phone I never had any issues with it.

The only ding on this phone is the small amount of internal memory.
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My old Optimus was a nice little phone I never had any issues with it.

The only ding on this phone is the small amount of internal memory.
That has hindered me from looking into the notro more...why so low????

I will be curious of how the hd display looks compared to super amoled ...so far nothing else compares
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That has hindered me from looking into the notro more...why so low????

I will be curious of how the hd display looks compared to super amoled ...so far nothing else compares
Same here. Why does LG have such a bad rep with phones though?

As for the 4GB of internal space, is it really that big of a deal? There HAS to be a reason why it's only 4GB. At least they are nice enough to include a 16GB micro SD card.

I have a feeling the Nitro is going to be the only new phone we're going to see for a while...


Edit: Anyone see this? http://mobilesyrup.com/2011/11/23/bell-lg-optimus-4g-lte-review-video/
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Same here. Why does LG have such a bad rep with phones though?

As for the 4GB of internal space, is it really that big of a deal? There HAS to be a reason why it's only 4GB. At least they are nice enough to include a 16GB micro SD card.

I have a feeling the Nitro is going to be the only new phone we're going to see for a while...


Edit: Anyone see this? Bell LG Optimus 4G LTE Review (Video) | MobileSyrup.com
I agree that AT&T wont have any major smartphones out for a while. BUT the main reason this phone isnt amazing is because it has only 3 hours of talk time!
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I agree that AT&T wont have any major smartphones out for a while. BUT the main reason this phone isnt amazing is because it has only 3 hours of talk time!
Seems a tad hard to believe that the Nitro will only get 3 hours of talk time.

"Talk-time with the Galaxy Nexus's 1750mAh battery is rated at up to 8 hours and 20 mins on 3G"

Taken from Phone Arena.

The Nitro has a 1830Mah batter if I'm correct


Edit: In the Mobile Syrup review, he says, "After coming downtown I began using the device as I would any other: downloading apps, surfing the web, streaming music and playing half an hour of games. Doing so took the battery from 70% to around 10% in less than two hours"

Something has to be wrong....
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Seems a tad hard to believe that the Nitro will only get 3 hours of talk time.

"Talk-time with the Galaxy Nexus's 1750mAh battery is rated at up to 8 hours and 20 mins on 3G"

Taken from Phone Arena.

The Nitro has a 1830Mah batter if I'm correct


Edit: In the Mobile Syrup review, he says, "After coming downtown I began using the device as I would any other: downloading apps, surfing the web, streaming music and playing half an hour of games. Doing so took the battery from 70% to around 10% in less than two hours"

Something has to be wrong....
Right, I just hope its a software issue, but if not that will be a major letdown
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Check out this review.

REVIEW: LG Optimus LTE | Sync? Blog


"I could get through an entire 16 hour day full of email, Twitter, browsing, and phone calls and get home to a battery still above 15%. One strange caveat that I noticed was that the Optimus LTE was very slow to charge through a standard 500mA computer USB port (I can typically charge my Sony Ericsson off my laptop). Plugging it into a regular wall charger (700mA or higher) or a “super”-charge USB port (up to 1,000mA and found on many new desktops) had it fully charged in under 4 hours."


Here's another http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-v6_RkeHA4Q&hd=1&annotation_id=annotation_665398&fe ature=iv

Looks like a pretty solid phone
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Check out this review.

REVIEW: LG Optimus LTE | Sync? Blog


"I could get through an entire 16 hour day full of email, Twitter, browsing, and phone calls and get home to a battery still above 15%. One strange caveat that I noticed was that the Optimus LTE was very slow to charge through a standard 500mA computer USB port (I can typically charge my Sony Ericsson off my laptop). Plugging it into a regular wall charger (700mA or higher) or a “super”-charge USB port (up to 1,000mA and found on many new desktops) had it fully charged in under 4 hours."


Here's another Bell LG Optimus 4G LTE Review & Walkthrough - YouTube

Looks like a pretty solid phone
Yeah the 3 hours talk time could be deceiving, if its just like a fluke (like talking on the phone just kills the battery) this phone will be legit. Hopefully AT&T will discount this phone $100 like it did with the Skyrocket and Vivid.
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Ok so the video att released claims 20gb internal storage...that makes slightly more sense

AT&T Mobile Minute: LG Nitro HD 4G Smartphone - YouTube
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Ok so the video att released claims 20gb internal storage...that makes slightly more sense

AT&T Mobile Minute: LG Nitro HD 4G Smartphone - YouTube
Yeah, 4GB Internal plus the included 16GB Micro SD.

I don't have a problem with that, but it's still slightly disappointing.
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Check this out.

LG Nitro HD hands-on and unboxing - SlashGear
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Yeah, 4GB Internal plus the included 16GB Micro SD.

I don't have a problem with that, but it's still slightly disappointing.
Well crap ...that was a bit shady in the video

I need the storage. i have 16gig internal and 32card and thats not enough lol
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I may grab this phone just to check it out, I can always do the 15 days return if I don't like it and just grab the Skyrocket or something.
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I may grab this phone just to check it out, I can always do the 15 days return if I don't like it and just grab the Skyrocket or something.
I'm thinking about trying it out as well, but the only phone I really want is the Galaxy Note.

Also, I saw another video that stated that the LG Nitro has 7 hours of talk time, I'll try and find it.

Edit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7nfX-tKifA



Here's some benchmarks
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I've made my decision, i have been impressed enough by LG with this phone. I'm going to give them a chance and get this phone.

This phone is definitely a step up from what i usually expect from LG.
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I've made my decision, i have been impressed enough by LG with this phone. I'm going to give them a chance and get this phone.

This phone is definitely a step up from what i usually expect from LG.

I agree. It has the ICS button layout as well. Let's just hope LG isn't slow with releasing the ICS update.

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http://mobilesyrup.com/2011/11/23/samsung-galaxy-nexus-vs-lg-optimus-4g-lte-benchmark-and-photo-comparison/
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I agree. It has the ICS button layout as well. Let's just hope LG isn't slow with releasing the ICS update.

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus vs. LG Optimus 4G LTE: benchmark and photo comparison | MobileSyrup.com
Having spent hours and hours on XDA the one thing that I think hurries people away from anything LG is the support and updates. These guys have Dells support staff and Samsungs update release schedule. look at the updates for ANY LG phone...they release it and they are done with it, it is a shame because there devices are nice...also though they are only using hardware that is comparable to other phones and not really trying to get out anything that is bleeding edge or push out something superior. Granted this is not important to the average user, but if you are into getting the most powerful handsets out there it really takes them out of the game.
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I figure the 30 days I have to return it will give me enough time to decide if it's a keeper or not, if it isn't.

Skyrocket all the way.
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Yep, pick it up play with it and if you don't like then send it back. No harm.
My wife wants the SkyRocket in white, but I think this phone is a better investment.
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Yeah.....I knew 3 hours was wrong.



Battery

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1830 mAh

Talk time
Up to 7 hours on 3G

Standby time
Up to 10.8 days on 3G
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but I think this phone is a better investment.
Why so?
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Why so?
Two reasons HD screen and new android form factor.
I just picked it up for my wife. It's a nice phone. I'd get it if it was in White, but it's not so I'm keeping my vivid.
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REVIEW: LG Optimus LTE | Sync? Blog


" One strange caveat that I noticed was that the Optimus LTE was very slow to charge through a standard 500mA computer USB port (I can typically charge my Sony Ericsson off my laptop). Plugging it into a regular wall charger (700mA or higher) or a “super”-charge USB port (up to 1,000mA and found on many new desktops) had it fully charged in under 4 hours."


Here's another Bell LG Optimus 4G LTE Review & Walkthrough - YouTube

Looks like a pretty solid phone
I have the same charing issue with my Vivid over computer USB. It charges fine and fast via the wall charger.
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I currently own the HTC vivid and just got done putting the nitro through its paces at an at&t store and can confidently say that the nitro is absolutely terrible. The whole time I was using it it was constantly stuttering and sticking. The design is poorly thought out and the phone looks extremely cheap. The stock browser has the settings integrated into a menu bar on the bottom of the browser which makes ot impossible to fullscreen the browser when in portrait or landscape mode. I checked everything and could not figure out how to do it. The battery wheat from green to less than 2% in about 35 minutes. If you have a vivid don't even bother going out of your way to look at this phone. Lg really has some work to do to run with the big boys. Having said all this I still look forward to what others have to say. Guys it was really bad.
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anyone rooted the phone yet?
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I currently own the HTC vivid and just got done putting the nitro through its paces at an at&t store and can confidently say that the nitro is absolutely terrible. The whole time I was using it it was constantly stuttering and sticking. The design is poorly thought out and the phone looks extremely cheap. The stock browser has the settings integrated into a menu bar on the bottom of the browser which makes ot impossible to fullscreen the browser when in portrait or landscape mode. I checked everything and could not figure out how to do it. The battery wheat from green to less than 2% in about 35 minutes. If you have a vivid don't even bother going out of your way to look at this phone. Lg really has some work to do to run with the big boys. Having said all this I still look forward to what others have to say. Guys it was really bad.
I just went and played with the Nitro, Vivid and Skyrocket at my local AT&T store and had a very opposite impression. The screen was stunning to look at, even next to the skyrocket, there was almost no lag going from menu screen to other screens and the sample videos looked gorgeous. My only qualm with the phone was the size. It's huge! The user experience, at least for me and this particular phone, was a wash between the Nitro, Vivid and Skyrocket...
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I just went and played with the Nitro, Vivid and Skyrocket at my local AT&T store and had a very opposite impression. The screen was stunning to look at, even next to the skyrocket, there was almost no lag going from menu screen to other screens and the sample videos looked gorgeous. My only qualm with the phone was the size. It's huge! The user experience, at least for me and this particular phone, was a wash between the Nitro, Vivid and Skyrocket...
Were you able to figure out how to fullscreen the browser?
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When I opened the browser, it opened straight to the full screen mode.
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When I opened the browser, it opened straight to the full screen mode.
I may need to go try a different phone. The one I tried was definitely having issues.
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I may need to go try a different phone. The one I tried was definitely having issues.
This reviewer seems to have had some of the same issues, you described. Again, I didn't experience these same issues in about 15 minutes of use with the phone at the store...

LG Nitro HD Review: You Win Some, You Lose Some | TechCrunch
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This reviewer seems to have had some of the same issues, you described. Again, I didn't experience these same issues in about 15 minutes of use with the phone at the store...

LG Nitro HD Review: You Win Some, You Lose Some | TechCrunch
This was exactly like my experience. Even after cleaning up the home screens it was still exhibiting lag. I'm going to try one more at a different store.
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I currently own the HTC vivid and just got done putting the nitro through its paces at an at&t store and can confidently say that the nitro is absolutely terrible. The whole time I was using it it was constantly stuttering and sticking. The design is poorly thought out and the phone looks extremely cheap. The stock browser has the settings integrated into a menu bar on the bottom of the browser which makes ot impossible to fullscreen the browser when in portrait or landscape mode. I checked everything and could not figure out how to do it. The battery wheat from green to less than 2% in about 35 minutes. If you have a vivid don't even bother going out of your way to look at this phone. Lg really has some work to do to run with the big boys. Having said all this I still look forward to what others have to say. Guys it was really bad.
I had a Vivid and traded it in on the Nitro this morning. I experienced none of the problems you seemed to have. I did have some slowness in the browser that ended up being the attwifi connection in the store. Once I disconnected that it was fine. Also, if your store was like mine they had just put the phone out and it didn't even start charging yet. I have found this phone to have the cleanest text of any phone I ever used. The display is gorgeous and surpasses the gHD on the Vivid. Its thin and light and I commend LG for putting so much power in such a small package. They managed to make it Samsung light without the cheap feel.

As for your opinion on the browser and the bar isn't the beauty of Android that we have dozens of browsers to choose from? I happen to like the LG lock screen and some enhancements they have made to the system. There are little touchs every where that make it unique, some good some bad. Don't we have dozens of launchers and customizations to make it your own.
Its a good time to be on AT&T. In the last month they have given us three powerful phones and its my opinion you can't go wrong with any of them.
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Having spent hours and hours on XDA the one thing that I think hurries people away from anything LG is the support and updates. These guys have Dells support staff and Samsungs update release schedule. look at the updates for ANY LG phone...they release it and they are done with it, it is a shame because there devices are nice...also though they are only using hardware that is comparable to other phones and not really trying to get out anything that is bleeding edge or push out something superior. Granted this is not important to the average user, but if you are into getting the most powerful handsets out there it really takes them out of the game.
I had a Captivate for a year and a half. Samsung's update release schedule was horrible. Unless you are carrying a Google phone expect to get lied to on updates.
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To get the LG Nitro......Or to wait for something else....


Going to head over to the AT&T store to play with the LG Nitro in a few hours. I'll run a few benchmarks if possible and give my first impressions when I get back.


Also, If I do decide to buy the phone. Can I order from AT&T.com and still keep my unlimited data? I know it's like $100 cheaper from the website, thanks.


Edit: Check this out http://www.gsmarena.com/lg_nitro_hd-review-687.php
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To get the LG Nitro......Or to wait for something else....


Going to head over to the AT&T store to play with the LG Nitro in a few hours. I'll run a few benchmarks if possible and give my first impressions when I get back.


Also, If I do decide to buy the phone. Can I order from AT&T.com and still keep my unlimited data? I know it's like $100 cheaper from the website, thanks.


Edit: Check this out LG Nitro HD review: Live in HD - GSMArena.com
some of us have had to put up a fight to keep our unlimited data...you may have to ask for a supervisor.

as for price, ask in store for them to match the online price (have picture proof just in case) In some cases people had to pay full price and get a $100 bill credit (they called in to att afterward)

In others simply asking for a s supervisor and or having them call corporate at point of sale was enough to get the discount immediately
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some of us have had to put up a fight to keep our unlimited data...you may have to ask for a supervisor.

as for price, ask in store for them to match the online price (have picture proof just in case) In some cases people had to pay full price and get a $100 bill credit (they called in to att afterward)

In others simply asking for a s supervisor and or having them call corporate at point of sale was enough to get the discount immediately
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The LG Nitro that was on display was TERRIBLY slow. I'm going to take a guess and say that the display model is bugged or something, because it was bad. Really bad.

The display was gorgeous, but that was all.

I was going to grab the Skyrocket in white, and just try to ignore the screen issues, but I was being rushed out of the store

PS: No it wasn't by the employees
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Well, I WAS super excited for this phone, but not at $249 and not with the seeming issues the device is having. If it drops to $149 where I can get it, I might reconsider as I think this phone will be quite nice with ICS, but it had better happen soon as there are several phones in the pipe with 720p displays. Otherwise, my trusty old IPhone 3GS will soldier along until an android phone that knocks my socks off comes out, or possibly that rumored quad core, 720p iPhone. That would be a shame though as I really want to try/like Android...
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I bet if the Galaxy Nexus was on Gingerbread, it would be just as laggy.

1.2GHz OMAP (Nexus) vs 1.5GHz S3 (Nitro)

Not really a big difference there. Hell, in most cases the Nitro is faster.


What do you guys think? Is Gingerbread just too outdated and not optimized enough to handle such a large resolution like 1280x720?
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The phone is fine. I like it and think it's worth the $$ and as I've said before I just came to ATT I have the Vivid and the wife has the Nitro.

What we had before this was Evo 4g and Epic 4g on Sprint.
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The phone is fine. I like it and think it's worth the $$ and as I've said before I just came to ATT I have the Vivid and the wife has the Nitro.

What we had before this was Evo 4g and Epic 4g on Sprint.
From what I've seen in reviews, it looks smooth, but like I said previously, the display model was absolutely terrible.

Really changed my decision.....I'll check out another AT&T store tomorrow.
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Picked this up yesterday, before the display model was put up. Bought the nitro on gut instincts. No regrets whatsoever. Everyone complaining about the lag needs to chill and realize that the processor has to power almost two times the pixels as a normal phone. The lag is negligable with such a beautiful screen. The screen seems alittle resistive requiring a slight amount of pressure. You will notice this while typing; not major at all though. I do wish the UI was a bit more high end. Sorta looks cheesy. Hopefully ICS will take care of this (and Roms). Battery life is average; gets through the day with moderate use. Pretty good life considering the screen.

Feel free to ask me questions; I want to get the word out about this awsoeme yet "less popular" phone.
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Picked this up yesterday, before the display model was put up. Bought the nitro on gut instincts. No regrets whatsoever. Everyone complaining about the lag needs to chill and realize that the processor has to power almost two times the pixels as a normal phone. The lag is negligable with such a beautiful screen. The screen seems alittle resistive requiring a slight amount of pressure. You will notice this while typing; not major at all though. I do wish the UI was a bit more high end. Sorta looks cheesy. Hopefully ICS will take care of this (and Roms). Battery life is average; gets through the day with moderate use. Pretty good life considering the screen.

Feel free to ask me questions; I want to get the word out about this awsoeme yet "less popular" phone.

I noticed no lag at all on the test model I played with. It really is a nice phone
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Seems after rooting and a hard reset this phone flies. Not sure why. Guy on XDA reported the same.
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Seems after rooting and a hard reset this phone flies. Not sure why. Guy on XDA reported the same.
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