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Why do you watch video on your Captivate?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Uzza, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Uzza

    Uzza Member
    Thread Starter

    Just trying to imagine, sitting down and watching a video on the Captivate.


  2. mpw

    mpw Android Expert

    I use a Hero, but I think the reply would be the same;

    Ever tried taking a 19" LCD TV and a DVD player on the subway?
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  3. baji

    baji Member

    Yea, I am with MPW, lol. I'd rather watch a movie on a 60 in screen in my house (if I even had one!) but that isn't practical when I am at work and not actually working. Or on a plane.
  4. kkeo

    kkeo Lurker

    It's super convenient when I'm bored and pinching one out. Even better when I'm on the train to work.
  5. artvandalay22222

    artvandalay22222 Android Enthusiast

  6. CaCHooKa Man

    CaCHooKa Man Well-Known Member

    because its 2010
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  7. djgibbsjr

    djgibbsjr Newbie

    great when I'm on lunch at work, a lot better to watch Clash of the Titans than reading the store policies on the wall in front of me. Thats why
  8. Just to see the look of envy on the faces of the iPhone 4 users in my office. They hate loving how pretty my screen is :D
  9. ~Reaper~

    ~Reaper~ Well-Known Member

    pretty damn funny:eek:

    not to mention when watching my porn the phone can be held in one hand leaving the other hand free :eek::eek::eek:
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  10. Max Tempest

    Max Tempest Newbie

    Riding the subway/train used to be such a bore unless there were hot chicks to check out. Now the time flies by when watching movies or playing games on my Captivate's beautiful screen. And when I look up to check the next stop, I often catch people looking at my phone.
  11. dantheman2

    dantheman2 Member

    My wife and I have watched a couple of movies by just propping up the phone on a blanket and keep it close. It's like watching a big HD screen, but it sits much closer. The picture is awesome.
  12. Regalicious

    Regalicious Well-Known Member

    Why wouldn't you watch video on your Captivate?
  13. c2k

    c2k Member

    Because its the most beautiful screen Ive ever seen on a cell. And I get to show all my Iphone friends up.
  14. nvr

    nvr Lurker

    ummmm.....why not?
  15. rurouni572

    rurouni572 Newbie

    Did you even THINK before you submitted this thread? Like, really?
  16. porschefan

    porschefan Newbie

    Because a) I had a lot of time to kill sitting in a hospital waiting room and b) because being on the treadmill/eliptical is boring as .... and it makes the time go a lot faster and c) because Avatar looks amazing on it :)
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  17. JDM9499

    JDM9499 Member

    It makes the subway commute to work go by much faster. If I lived anywhere else, I couldn't see myself watching much TV shows or movies on it, because I would be driving home. Living in NYC makes the Captivate much desirable. :)
  18. Aerimus

    Aerimus Well-Known Member

    I'm married. My wife likes to go to bed before me, but she likes me to go to bed with her. I stream everything to my phone using allshare and watch videos for an hour after going to bed so that the wife is happy, and i'm happy. A couple points to make on this.

    1)When you are holding this phone within a foot of your face, it is essentially like looking at a huge hdtv that is on the wall across the room.

    2)Unless you have a really kick ass sound system, the sound is better with nice earbuds in than on the television. I find myself thinking the sound SUCKS on my television now and I find it very difficult to watch it. I watch at least 10 times more shows on the captivate than I do on my tv...however in fairness I watch a lot more on my 22" computer monitor with hulu, than I do on the TV as well, for the same sound issues listed above.
  19. alphadog00

    alphadog00 Well-Known Member

    I used to watch video on My motoQ - 2" screen. But there are many reasons - I guess imagination is not one of the OPs strong points:

    1. Travel for a living and get stuck in airport for 3 hours
    2. Hours on airplane, car, boat, bus, train, camel
    3. No book to read
    4. Get caught up on TV series (transfer from DVR)
    5. No data connection so no internet surfing

    Next new thread: "Why do you make phone calls on your Captivate"
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  20. sremick

    sremick Android Expert

    I would never choose watching stuff on the Captivate over watching something on my 92" high-def projection home theater with 7.1 surround sound... but that setup can't be everywhere I am at all times, and watching a movie on my Captivate's beautiful screen beats being bored and not watching anything at all. It's just another time-killer like reading a book or checking the news.

    Currently on a big trip with tons of travel time, and am passing the time by watching all 39 episodes of one TV show from my youth.
  21. baddress

    baddress Well-Known Member

    Because my 63" plasma doesn't fit in my pocket :eek:
  22. DT

    DT Android Expert

    Hahaha, a question about mobile video has become a chest pounding thread about the size of home TVs. Classic!
  23. Infinite-t

    Infinite-t Android Enthusiast

    Lol yea, but you know what they say about stupid questions... (no offence to the OP, or anyone else for that matter).
  24. BigCiX

    BigCiX Android Expert

    i love porn....it stimulates the mind!!!
  25. captivated

    captivated Newbie

    Why do I watch video on my phone? The playback is better than on my 5 year old Inspiron 9300.

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The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

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