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  1. motoguy1's Avatar
    My Sero Pro is currently naked. I'm getting ready to order this case. Any recommendations on screen protectors? I've used Otterbox cases on my phones, which have come with built-in screen protectors, so I've never shopped screen protectors before. I imagine they're all about the same? I was looking at this one:

    Amazon.com: i-Blason HD Matte Bubble Free Screen Protector for Hisense Sero 7 Pro Android Tablet Reusable Anti Glare (Black): Computers & Accessories
    06-12-2013 11:16 AM
  2. Jim_in_VA's Avatar
    personal tastes I guess, but I don't see the need for a screen protector if the tablet is in a case. Its not like a phone where you stick it your pocket. I mean what is going to scratch it?
    06-12-2013 03:23 PM
  3. MarkFL88's Avatar
    I agree with Jim I never used a screen protector on any of my tablets my original Asus Transformer TF101 my Nexus 7 and my Sero 7 and I never had a scratch on any of them but I am pretty careful with my electronics so depending on the person they may feel they need one. On another note anyone having any battery performance issues on their Sero 7? Mine over the last few nights is not holding a charge as well as it did a few day ago I have not installed anything new so I am still investigating the issue for example I went to work today and had 75% battery came home and was down to 55% tablet was in sleep mode and Wifi is on. Overnight same thing I am losing like 15-20% battery in sleep while my Nexus 7 loses about 3% overnight.
    06-12-2013 06:37 PM
  4. bigdaddytee's Avatar
    I agree with Jim I never used a screen protector on any of my tablets my original Asus Transformer TF101 my Nexus 7 and my Sero 7 and I never had a scratch on any of them but I am pretty careful with my electronics so depending on the person they may feel they need one. On another note anyone having any battery performance issues on their Sero 7? Mine over the last few nights is not holding a charge as well as it did a few day ago I have not installed anything new so I am still investigating the issue for example I went to work today and had 75% battery came home and was down to 55% tablet was in sleep mode and Wifi is on. Overnight same thing I am losing like 15-20% battery in sleep while my Nexus 7 loses about 3% overnight.
    I've had mine on for almost three days, at 60% now with 2.5 hours screen time. Checked FB, email and played a few games.

    Sent from the (4.2 updated) redheaded stepchild of the Nexii
    06-12-2013 08:08 PM
  5. Jim_in_VA's Avatar
    I agree with Jim I never used a screen protector on any of my tablets my original Asus Transformer TF101 my Nexus 7 and my Sero 7 and I never had a scratch on any of them but I am pretty careful with my electronics so depending on the person they may feel they need one. On another note anyone having any battery performance issues on their Sero 7? Mine over the last few nights is not holding a charge as well as it did a few day ago I have not installed anything new so I am still investigating the issue for example I went to work today and had 75% battery came home and was down to 55% tablet was in sleep mode and Wifi is on. Overnight same thing I am losing like 15-20% battery in sleep while my Nexus 7 loses about 3% overnight.
    Have you set it to WiFi Off while in sleep mode?
    06-12-2013 09:30 PM
  6. d0m0's Avatar
    I've had the pro version for three days and here are my thoughts. It's a decent tablet out of the box considering the price. Specs are good and has a good feature set. However, there are some performance issues with. It has lag when scrolling and widgets crash far to often. I switched to Nova launcher and changed the setting to minimize animations. It works much better with the animations turned off. It works flawlessly when gaming so far. I've played temple run 2 and dead trigger. WiFi seems slow to me, I've preformed speed tests. Side by side with a number of devices the Sero lost every test. The screen works fine but smudges up quickly, like most. If I keep it I'm sure it will be rooted and flashed. For a buck forty nine it's a bargain. I haven't used the NFC yet. Speaks are loud enough but the sound quality is average at best. Battery life is decent and charges as expected. Fits in my pocket which makes it a great second device (third in my case). I have a Nook HD+ ($179 on mother's day) and a IPad 3. I wanted the smaller Nook HD but could not pass up the sale price on the plus. This device fits the bill for a smaller less expensive device, we'll have to wait to see about the quality. I'm happy with my purchase so far and I'd recommend this device if it fits ones needs. I do wonder if Hisense will ever update the software or if rooting will be the only option for improvement.
    Hey since the Nook HD+ is on sale this week for $149, and since you have both Nook HD+ and the Sero 7 Pro, which one would you recommend as a tablet.

    I want to get a tablet in this budget but can't decide between these two. Your input will be much appreciated.

    Thanks
    06-12-2013 09:31 PM
  7. Tadb123's Avatar
    I own both the Nook HD+ and the sero 7 Pro. I just bought the Nook because of the recent $149 pricing and the 9" screen. The display on the Nook is outstanding and is better for reading and movie watching. It's also hooked up with Google Play Store , which is a must have for me. If I could only have one I would probably take the Sero due to it's portability. It's just easier to move around in your pocket or coat. Also, the Sero has GPS and front and rear cameras. I think both of them, for their respective sizes, are the best deals in their class and very nice tablets. Hard to believe that you could own both for $300. When a 16 GB iPad is $499. I have owned three iPads and they are nice, but I prefer the Android OS. Although the Nook runs a heavily modified ICS it's quiet smooth.

    Sent from my M470BSA using AC Forums mobile app
    06-12-2013 11:26 PM
  8. fotyc's Avatar
    Have you set it to WiFi Off while in sleep mode?
    Is this setting easy to find? Sounds like a very good thing to do, I just haven't run across this setting yet when playing with the setup.
    06-13-2013 07:30 AM
  9. fotyc's Avatar
    My Sero Pro is currently naked. I'm getting ready to order this case. Any recommendations on screen protectors?
    I ordered this one Amazon.com: Skinomi TechSkin - Hisense Sero 7 PRO Screen Protector Ultra Clear Shield + Lifetime Warranty: Electronics because the way the screen holds onto fingerprints is driving me nuts compared to my phone, and because it said it was invisible, unscratchable, etc. We'll see how I like it. I haven't put a screen protector on anything before because I'm generally careful, but the way I have to scrub at this with my microfiber cloth after every use is a little annoying.
    06-13-2013 07:32 AM
  10. Jim_in_VA's Avatar
    Is this setting easy to find? Sounds like a very good thing to do, I just haven't run across this setting yet when playing with the setup.
    setup>WiFi> click the three dots at upper right > Advanced> select the options you want to enable/disable
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    06-13-2013 09:27 AM
  11. MarkFL88's Avatar
    I turned both GPS and WiFI completely off last night after fully charging to 100% and put the tablet to sleep this morning it was at 97% which for Android is normal so now to turn GPS on and see how the battery goes then wifi maybe I will set to wifi off in sleep if needed.
    06-13-2013 09:32 AM
  12. hopefulfarm's Avatar
    So I stopped by my local Wally World at lunch today. The "Electronics" department is a joke. Their tablet selection consisted of the iCrap selections and 1 or 2 Nook color. I found no evidence of any Hisense tablets. So I walked around to see if there were any other display/locked case areas that might hold them. (nope)

    I even checked out the clearance section (in my dreams I know).

    The one Wally World employee I saw to begin with was knee-deep at his register, but just then Mr. Geek walked out of the photo area. I grabbed him. He gave me the deer in the headlights look, but reached for his teeny tiny Isheeple phone and went right to Walmart.com when I told him it was a "walmart excusive" tablet.

    He found the UPC and looked it up. Their inventory said 0, the wally world website said 2 at their store (riiiiiight). So he called the local Super Wally and 15 minutes later confirmed they have 2 in stock. Supposedly (uh huh) someone is holding one for me but I'll believe it when I see it.

    So maybe after work I may get to lay my hands on one. Maybe.

    UPC is 85409800341 if anyone needs it (call first ??)
    06-13-2013 12:26 PM
  13. karnoff's Avatar
    So if anyone is wondering I can confirm the sixaxis controller with the app works on this device.

    Sent from my M470BSA using Tapatalk HD
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    06-13-2013 03:16 PM
  14. vickyg2003's Avatar
    My mini HDMI cord arrived today. The output looks great on the big HD TV. However, I was dissappointed that I couldn't use this with the xfinity TV app so I could see the video on a bigger screen. I am new to android and so didn't know what to expect. The content is also available on a website that uses Flash. I tried the puffin browser, but that provides really poor quality halting video. What do seasoned android users do to stream content to a bigger screen?
    06-13-2013 04:16 PM
  15. vpsrchief's Avatar
    Has anyone been able to get the weather to work on the time and weather app on the home page? When I click on the space specified (anywhere around the time readout), a page comes up to enter the city wanted, but doesnt seem saved when entered,, hence no weather appears in the app, i.e. 72 and sunny.
    06-13-2013 05:48 PM
  16. dougf4's Avatar
    My mini HDMI cord arrived today. The output looks great on the big HD TV. However, I was dissappointed that I couldn't use this with the xfinity TV app so I could see the video on a bigger screen. I am new to android and so didn't know what to expect. The content is also available on a website that uses Flash. I tried the puffin browser, but that provides really poor quality halting video. What do seasoned android users do to stream content to a bigger screen?
    Try Boat Browser - it does a great job with flash and video.
    06-13-2013 09:50 PM
  17. dougf4's Avatar
    I see that the Walmart website has been brought back to life for the Sero 7 Pro today.

    All the store availability, ratings and comments have returned after about a week of being pulled.
    06-13-2013 09:53 PM
  18. vickyg2003's Avatar
    RE: Turning off Wifi to save power

    Is this setting easy to find? Sounds like a very good thing to do, I just haven't run across this setting yet when playing with the setup.
    Did you happen to find the manual? It wasn't available for the first few days that I had my unit, but its on the Hisense website now and has a lot of information.
    http://www.hisense-usa.com/support/m...s_m_en_man.pdf
    I like the power control widget for managing power.

    The power control widget.
    This control was enabled out of the box right from the get go. I can't remember if it was to the left or right of the default home screen with the composite widget. I had no idea what it was when I first saw it. And once I did figure out what it was, I couldn't figure out what the icons were without the manual. Power control is described on page 19.of the manual. It gives you access to all the power settings. Click them to turn them on and off. If you deleted the power control widget from your home screen you can always add it from the list of widgets. Tap the icons to quickly turn on / off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and Sync. Repeated tap Brightness icon to adjust the brightness of the screen. When the sun has an A in the middle, that means its on automatic mode.


    Quick settings
    Another cool feature is the quick settings box. It gives you access to the commonly used settings. Put your finger near the time in the upper right hand corner of the home screen, near the time, and drag down the quick settings control.


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    I knew that screen shot button would be handy for something
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    06-14-2013 05:56 AM
  19. fotyc's Avatar
    I hid the power control widget but I might put it back... and yes I do like that big settings menu....
    06-14-2013 07:31 AM
  20. vickyg2003's Avatar
    Try Boat Browser - it does a great job with flash and video.
    Thanks Doug, I'll give this a try.
    However, I am beginning to think that nobody does a great job with flash video. The item that I wanted to show on my TV doesn't want to play well on my hard wired high powered Win7 machine either. It halts over and over again even though I gave it plenty of time to buffer before I started playing it. The Win7 is grainy as can be. Interestingly I also tried this with my iphone, which obviously does not have flash. When I navigated to the webpage, a video game up and played in my browser, and was mirrored to my TV with a beautiful non-halting video. So apparently Biography.com has a special format for the Safari browser, that is native to the iPhone and streams extremely well. The xfinity.app also streams very well on iphone and Hisense, using wifi WPA2, but hardwired to my Win7 computer I get a horrible halting non-flowing picture that is painful to watch. I'm going to have to do some homework here. I just don't understand web video at all.
    06-14-2013 08:50 AM
  21. hopefulfarm's Avatar
    Got my hands on one last night. Sweet tablet! Playing around with it but I love it so far for the price! So far the build quality is great. Have to fish out a micro SD and try that next.
    06-14-2013 10:01 AM
  22. vickyg2003's Avatar
    Got my pretty magenta hisense case this afternoon. After two hours of use. I have NOT accidentally pressed the screen capture button once.
    And the shocking pink makes it easier to find. I did like the naked tablet better though.
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    06-14-2013 02:03 PM
  23. Michael Vieux's Avatar
    Thanks Doug, I'll give this a try.
    However, I am beginning to think that nobody does a great job with flash video. The item that I wanted to show on my TV doesn't want to play well on my hard wired high powered Win7 machine either. It halts over and over again even though I gave it plenty of time to buffer before I started playing it. The Win7 is grainy as can be. Interestingly I also tried this with my iphone, which obviously does not have flash. When I navigated to the webpage, a video game up and played in my browser, and was mirrored to my TV with a beautiful non-halting video. So apparently Biography.com has a special format for the Safari browser, that is native to the iPhone and streams extremely well. The xfinity.app also streams very well on iphone and Hisense, using wifi WPA2, but hardwired to my Win7 computer I get a horrible halting non-flowing picture that is painful to watch. I'm going to have to do some homework here. I just don't understand web video at all.
    After you install Boat Browser got to the settings and set the user agent to IPad. Most web sites will then default to HTML5 for video. This is what your iPhone uses.
    Of course you will have to change back to Android or desktop for sites that only use Flash.
    06-14-2013 02:18 PM
  24. hithere159's Avatar
    It's just awful how bad Walmart is about these things.
    Me: "Hi, I'm calling to see if your store has any of the Hisense Sero 7 Pro tablets in stock?"
    Walmart: "What?"
    Me: "Do you have the Hisense Sero 7 Pro tablet in stock?"
    Walmart: "So.......................that's a pharmaceutical item?"
    at least they got it down before transfering me to the pharmacy.....geez
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    06-14-2013 02:20 PM
  25. Jim_in_VA's Avatar
    It's just awful how bad Walmart is about these things.
    Me: "Hi, I'm calling to see if your store has any of the Hisense Sero 7 Pro tablets in stock?"
    Walmart: "What?"
    Me: "Do you have the Hisense Sero 7 Pro tablet in stock?"
    Walmart: "So.......................that's a pharmaceutical item?"
    at least they got it down before transfering me to the pharmacy.....geez
    LOL !!
    06-14-2013 05:10 PM
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