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Old November 8th, 2012, 01:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Too small?

good for plane?

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Old November 8th, 2012, 01:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have, movie looked great!
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Old November 8th, 2012, 01:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I know but is it watchable?
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I have done both. I travel a lot for business and will usually load a couple of movies on my phone to watch in the flight. Looks great and you don't have to worry about the guy in front of you leaning back and crushing your screen like I used to with a laptop.

As for shows, at the gym when I'm on the bike or the elliptical trainer I'll usually fire up netflix and watch a show or two. It works great and I've had a few folks ask me "Is that from the internet or off your phone? It looks awesome!

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do the chicks dig it at the gym? thats another thing i'm worried about. i love when chicks jock my stuff, ya know?
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Old November 8th, 2012, 02:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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do the chicks dig it at the gym? thats another thing i'm worried about. i love when chicks jock my stuff, ya know?
Then why do you need a fancy phone?

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cuz im all about the ladies son!
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Too small?

good for plane?
Oh yeah I do it's the perfect pocket entertainment! I got a couple of movies I bought from the store and it looks great. Now if you're asking would I rather watch it on this or Ipad I'd probably go with the bigger screen but now everyone else around you is watching.
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I have not watched movies but I have watched Monday and Thursday night football on it. Works great. Screen is not too small IMO.
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I have not watched movies but I have watched Monday and Thursday night football on it. Works great. Screen is not too small IMO.

So would it be fair to say that you'd prefer to watch it on your s3 compared to a big screen tv at home
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No, not by any means. However, it works great when I am away from home.
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No, not by any means. However, it works great when I am away from home.

don't lie, you like it more than your big screen 60' flat screen, confirm or deny?
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I use mine every Saturday morning to watch bbc iplayer "click" and then usually something on Netflix , currently enjoying "Lost"
Fantastic quality. If I had to give up my tv I could cope with just my S3.
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I watch video on my S3 all the time. Screen isn't too small for me.
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Then why do you need a fancy phone?

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LOVE that avatar btw... Go Cats!

I agree that Tab is better but I love the screen on my girls SGS3, I could totally watch a movie on it
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not sure about a full movie but great for little 2-3 minutes video clips
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I actually use the movies i had ripped for my OG droid and they still look decent on the SG3. The resolution is just on the cusp of the screen making it look off at about 600 MB per 2 hour using "dvd to droid" but very watchable.

Netflix and Hulu are nice. HD Youtube is very nice. the Verizon NFL app is also very very nice.
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Yep, Movies, TV shows and anime most days well commuting.

They all look fine to me, maybe a little dark at times but it depends what your watching.
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So would it be fair to say that you'd prefer to watch it on your s3 compared to a big screen tv at home
The problem with my big screen TV is that it is difficult to bring it with my while I am out of the house.

I occasionally watch tennis matches on my phone if I'm out and have some time. I made a make shift stand for my phone using a business card or index card and scissors.
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So basically you prefer the s3 to a movie theatre is what your saying.
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Old November 9th, 2012, 01:36 PM   #23 (permalink)
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So basically you prefer the s3 to a movie theatre is what your saying.
depends on the movie theater. The one at our beach house is really cruddy Colin dark screen, sticky floors, uncomfortable seats, and a really crappy sound system. In that case a pair of headphones and my samsung phone make a better alternative. The 1 at home however, is really nice IMAX theater, brand new, comfortable seats, amazing screen and sound.

I watch a lot of video on my devices. I have a Plex Media server setup at home and Netflix account as well as Amazon Instant Video. I usually slip between using my 7 inch tablets, 10 inch tablets, and smartphones. The advantage with streaming is that I can easily pause and pick up on another device as needed. I watch all my video podcasts on my phone usually due to portability. It does better when you hold it in front of your face no more than 18 inches. Tablets you can just set up on the desk and watch them on the side why you're doing something else.
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So basically you prefer the s3 to a movie theatre is what your saying.


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Don't get me wrong, but however the screen may be superb, whatever is the resolution, 4.8 inch simply aren't good enough to enjoy a movie, not that I watch movies that much, actually. Anyhow, I do understand it's the best solution if you are traveling, or are somewhere you don't have a TV, etc. It also playbacks quite well, and the battery lasts well.
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depends on the movie theater. The one at our beach house is really cruddy Colin dark screen, sticky floors, uncomfortable seats, and a really crappy sound system. In that case a pair of headphones and my samsung phone make a better alternative. The 1 at home however, is really nice IMAX theater, brand new, comfortable seats, amazing screen and sound.

I watch a lot of video on my devices. I have a Plex Media server setup at home and Netflix account as well as Amazon Instant Video. I usually slip between using my 7 inch tablets, 10 inch tablets, and smartphones. The advantage with streaming is that I can easily pause and pick up on another device as needed. I watch all my video podcasts on my phone usually due to portability. It does better when you hold it in front of your face no more than 18 inches. Tablets you can just set up on the desk and watch them on the side why you're doing something else.
Just hold your S3 2 inches from your face and...bam! Instant freakin' HD digital movie theater without the sticky floor & noisy people!

Sorry, couldn't resist.
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sounds like you prefer a small screen, thats all
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I use the phone for movies constantly. Everytime I go for a break at work, I'll watch 15-20 minutes of a movie. And believe it or not, I can watch a couple hours of movies and still have 65% battery at the end of the day. I record TV shows on my computer, then use Handbrake to convert them. File size is 600-700 mb and the clarity is exceptional. BTW, handbrake will convert any video file to "phone usable" in about 15 minutes, depending on size of course. I use Act 1 as the player, just because of the little extra features and the "Resume" widget. Although the built in video player has a cool feature of popping the video onto your home screen as a little mini player so you can do other stuff on your phone while the movie/video is playing.
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I use the phone for movies constantly. Everytime I go for a break at work, I'll watch 15-20 minutes of a movie. And believe it or not, I can watch a couple hours of movies and still have 65% battery at the end of the day. I record TV shows on my computer, then use Handbrake to convert them. File size is 600-700 mb and the clarity is exceptional. BTW, handbrake will convert any video file to "phone usable" in about 15 minutes, depending on size of course. I use Act 1 as the player, just because of the little extra features and the "Resume" widget. Although the built in video player has a cool feature of popping the video onto your home screen as a little mini player so you can do other stuff on your phone while the movie/video is playing.
so you prefer a small screen compared to a big screen also?
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so you prefer a small screen compared to a big screen also?
Doesn't seem like the poster was saying that at all. Were you reading the same thing as me?

The thread (that you started) asks if anyone watches movies/shows on the S3. What I see is a bunch of people answering that with their thoughts and comments.

Not sure how that can be turned into liking a 4.8 screen better than a movie screen... it is all about context (for me) since you can't carry around a 60 inch screen in your pocket, or on the train, or to work to watch on break.

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No but I can see some of these people on the board actually sitting at home, using their s3 instead of the tv thats in front of them, because they think their s3 is the best thing thats happened since sliced bread?

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No but I can see some of these people on the board actually sitting at home, using their s3 instead of the tv thats in front of them, because they think their s3 is the best thing thats happened since sliced bread?

Do you feel me?
Not really.

What people like to do in their homes is their business.

How people feel about their phones is also their business.

You asked a question that was taken honestly at face value and politely responded to by travelers.

Your agenda to show up "people on the board" is not terribly ok here.

Got a problem feeling the lock, drop me a line.
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