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@ Robilar...questions for you please.
Do you need the adapter because the connection port on the TF is proprietary and not a standard USB connection port ?
Have you tried playing content such as 720 MKV on the TF ? Results ?
You mentioned FAT 32 .....does that mean one might have to "partition" an external HD and format said partition to FAT 32 to use on the TF??? or will the NTFS work just as well ?
I am interested in the TF and want to know how well it will play 720 MKV files from an external HD as the storage presently available is limited and expensive to add. Well "expensive" compared to using an existing external HD
Thanks for any info you can provide

Ok:

The adapter jack on the Transformer is proprietary; you cannot connect anything to it other than devices specifically for it.

The only way to connect an external USB storage device to the tablet is through this adapter unless of course you have the keyboard/docking station which provides 2 USB ports default.

I ran a 720P mkv file off a USB key and internally and both ran fine. You will need a proper video playing app though (I use moboplayer, its free and works great).

No need to create partitions.

I found out something interesting on the device. Unlike my Kobo Vox which will only read FAT32 Micro SD cards, the Transformer will read NTFS format both through the USB adapter to external storage and from a NTFS formatted micro-SD card.

As such there is no need to change any existing formats on external storage devices.

Using the HDMI out, I expect it would be easy to run video from a USB hard drive through the tablet to a TV with minimal effort. Makes for a great portable player.
Edited by Robilar - 11/30/11 at 11:39am
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Thanks for the response thumb.gif It is looking more and more like the TF will be my next purchase as it seems to bridge the gap between laptops and tablets better than any other products.

Hope you continue to enjoy your device
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BTW, the various software video players for Android don't do very well with large MKV files.

However, Dice Player is hardware based and optimized for dual core devices (like the transformer). I tried the trial version and it ran large 720P mkv files without any issue.

There is a 3 day trial available and to buy it is about $6.

Well worth the money.
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Asus Transformer Charging Issue

Recently, I plugged my wall charger into the my transformer and it didn't start charging, I started to panic so I googled it.

The charger doesn't work sometimes because of the heat it gets from charging the the transformer.
It is easily fixable.

The power adapter comes in two parts, which you need to dissemble it. When dissembled, there are 2 pins. Gently push the pins outward a little and put reassemble the adapter.

Then plug it in the socket and connect it to the transformer. It should work by then.
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hooked up one of my Wii motes to my TF101 and it makes playing NES emulators soooo much better
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Does anyone know when ICS will be released for the TF101? I bought one for my Dad for Xmas, and was wondering if I need to do something to install ICS, or does it just come in as an automatic update?
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Does anyone know when ICS will be released for the TF101? I bought one for my Dad for Xmas, and was wondering if I need to do something to install ICS, or does it just come in as an automatic update?

I believe its meant to be late january but don't hold me to that, just think I read that somewhere. Im waiting for the prime, its out 12th january over here in the UK and were stocking it where I work so that means I can hold one for myself and get 10% off it tongue.gif

Really want to see the improvements that ICS will bring, isn't it meant to have hardware acceleration?
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New firmware update released for the Transformer yesterday evening.

No release notes yet but from what I have seen posted the two major improvements are faster keyboard response both onscreen and via docking station and fixes for hdmi to various tv compatibility. 3 owners I saw are now able to connect direct from tablet to tv without issue (whereas they could not before). Also there seems to be a consensus that overall performance has improved, ie snappier (I can confirm this one.)

This is not ICS but it is still a welcome and positive update.
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Nice, good to hear. My gf will be opening hers tomorrow morning. biggrin.gif

I won't lie, I can't wait to play around with the tablet myself.
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I just pre-ordered the Transofrmer Prime 64Gb. I was going to grad a Transformer a few months back, but decided to hold out for the quad core. You should see me posting more in a few weeks (backorder says 4-7 weeks...)!


Update::

I've been seeing articles about the 64Gb model being delayed until Q2 2012. I think it will be worth the wait, but come on... I hate having to wait! However, the 32Gb model is available January.

ASUS Transformer Prime 64GB could be delayed until Q2 2012 for Europe
Tyler Lee | 20 December 2011
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According to reports, customers who were looking to get their hands on the 64GB model of the Transformer Prime may have to wait until Q2 2012 before they receive their products. This was confirmed by UK online retailer Clove, who has suggested that if customers wanted the tablets, they will have to contend with the 32GB model which supposedly won’t be available until January 2012 at the earliest, although that does seem to be in line with ASUS’s launch of the Transformer Prime for European markets.

Edited by ericeod - 12/25/11 at 9:19pm
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