http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=841 A community that will help you root and drop a custom ROM into your tablet and recommend other things.
...and about the only support you'll get on the device from here on out. Viewsonic sure as hell isn't supporting it anymore (This has been extensively discussed on the XDA Forums where, despite the topic titles name and content, nothing of substance from Viewsonic has changed aside from some locking down of the system).
Uh oh... here comes the "viewing angles suck" debate.
Its not even a debate. They do suck.
Yes, the viewing angles suck. Ironically, they're great viewed horizontally (in landscape mode only. This theory does not hold in Portrait mode), but absolutely horrendous vertically. Despite what was previously posted as a debate, as others have stated, this is not a debatable point, it is merely a factoid. This device has a poor vertical viewing angle.
tp546 wrote:i dont get how woot keeps doing this:
With is 1080p playback resolution, sharing entertainment and photos on this gorgeous display is truly a delight
RESOLUTIONS: 1024x600 resolution
am i missing something? they have been doing a lot of this lately. that is not even 720p, let alone 1080p.
1080p video playback? Yes, the device has a resolution of 1024x600, but what you must understand is that the device is CAPABLE of playing back 1080p videos (at a considerably lower bit-rate of course) via hardware decoding by the NVIDIA Tegra 2 harmony chipset. It comes with a trailer of Peter Jackson's King Kong encoded at 1920x1080 @ 8MBit/s with the VC-1 codec (Profile MP@HL) in order for the user to test it's capability for themselves. Also, one should note the proprietary port on the underside of the unit which - when coupled with the right accessory - is capable of HDMI output.
The speakers are actually decent (for a tablet of course so don't expect much) but I find their positioning weird. As most anyone with this device can attest to, this device performs best in landscape mode and your hands are bound to cover up the speakers when doing so.
Out of the box, your best venture will be to brush up on flashing your choice of VeganTab, VeganTab GE (Note, that you'll be giving up HW video playback), CM 7, or TnT Lite 4.4.0 (which looks to likely be the final release for some time to come). All options are better than the provided and updated (horrendously buggy and FC-happy) Tap 'N' Tap firmware in my opinion.
5 years bag-of-crapless and counting...