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SanDisk V-Mate review | Conclusion

Published on: Tuesday, October 9th 2007                   Written by: Nic Rossmüller - Photography by: Mark Peters

SanDisk V-Mate Operation

SanDisk V-Mate Operation

SanDisk V-Mate - Operation

When using the small remote control you can even operate the SanDisk V-Mate whilst staying in your most comfortable chair. Before using the SanDisk V-Mate, a memory card should be placed inside. The set-up menu lets you select the recording format. You can choose from cell phone, Sony PSP, TV, PC and manual. When manual is set the quality, format, resolution and the number of frames per second have to be set. Besides all this the menu lets you play a movie straight from the flash memory card.

SanDisk V-Mate Recording

SanDisk V-Mate Recording

SanDisk V-Mate - Recording

There are two ways of recording: firstly with a maximum resolution of 640x480 pixels and secondly with 30 fps. Manual recording is possible as well as pre-set recording. If manual recording is selected, one has to select a station on the device that is connected to the SanDisk V-Mate at that moment. When recording is pre-set, the infrared transmitter comes in handy. Setting the date, station, starting time and finishing time everything will take place automatically. The SanDisk V-mate will transmit a signal through infrared that automatically turns on the device that needs recording from and it also automatically selects the station. A 1GB card records from 3 to 4 hours from a cell phone and 1 to 2 hours from a TV or notebook.

 

SanDisk V-Mate Video Recorder

SanDisk V-Mate review

SanDisk V-Mate - Firmware update

The SanDisk website offers a firmware update for the V-Mate. The update has to be copied onto a memory card. As soon as the memory card is inserted in the V-Mate, it will automatically request to run the file in order to update the firmware. Updating the SanDisk V-Mate has a few advantages. The remote control's reactions are faster, the video quality improves, times can be set for manual recording and more telephone brands and types are added. This enables automatic selection of the correct format for the cell phone in use.

 

SanDisk V-Mate review

SanDisk V-Mate Conclusion

T he SanDisk V-Mate is a welcoming addition for those who can play videos on their cell phones that offer enhanced memory. It is extremely easy to operate the SanDisk V-Mate. Those with experience on products like video recorders or DVD players will easily find their way through the menu. The improvements through the firmware update are certainly worth getting the update. The SanDisk V-Mate is then even easier to use because of options such as setting the recording time and the faster reaction of the infrared remote control. In short: the SanDisk V-Mate never lets you miss a program!

 
 
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