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[Lenovo] Lenovo M8 8" FHD(1920x1200) Tablet 3GB/32GB Android 9 - $139.99 minus $7 w/coupon & $8 w/Rukaten 6% rebate

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Lenovo M8 8" FHD(1920x1200) Tablet 3GB/32GB Android 9 - $139.99 minus $7 w/coupon & $8 w/Rukaten 6% rebate

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$139.99
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$139.99
Add coupon EXTRAFIVE to save 5% = $7
Sale price = $132.99
Rakuten has 6% rebate on Lenovo products = $8
You effectively paying $125
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Rakuten shows 6%, not 15% :(
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There were debates in an older thread on whether or not this tablet could play 720p on netflix, youtube, etc. Was that ever figured out?
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Stephen9o3 wrote: There were debates in an older thread on whether or not this tablet could play 720p on netflix, youtube, etc. Was that ever figured out?
YouTube 1080p
Netflix 540p (same as 9/10ths of android devices)
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@Stephen9o3 This is a review by "Casey444" I found in the review section from OP's link.

Good display but can't play HD streaming videos
I bought this tablet since it has a FHD display on 8-inch screen. The tablet build quality and screen are good. Performance is good enough for web browsing, streaming and other general tasks. Battery life has also been very good giving up to 10 hours of usage.

The main problem here is that this model doesn't have L1 widevine certification. What it means is that it can't stream videos even in HD quality from services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon etc. They all play in 480p quality. This pretty much makes the good screen useless and the reason why i'm returning this. [This review was collected as part of a promotion.]
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This comment from the M8 FHD product reviews on Lenovo : The main problem here is that this model doesn't have L1 widevine certification. What it means is that it can't stream videos even in HD quality from services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon etc. They all play in 480p quality.

This leads to this article https://www.androidauthority.com/widevi ... ed-821935/

which gives a link to Netflix supported devices : https://help.netflix.com/en/node/23939

Netflix only support HD on the following Lenovo tablets:

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro (YT3-X90F, YT3-X90L, YT3-X90X)

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3

So in my mind this device will support 480p only (480 × 853) - I assume it would be scaled to FHD though.
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If one needs a tablet with Windevine L1 certificate to watch HD Netflix, take a look of Amazon Fire 10HD.
I am using Fire 10HD 2017 edition (lastest is 2019 edition) and it has a L1 certificate.
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drdtyc wrote: If one needs a tablet with Windevine L1 certificate to watch HD Netflix, take a look of Amazon Fire 10HD.
I am using Fire 10HD 2017 edition (lastest is 2019 edition) and it has L1 certifcates
I'm so pleasantly surprised with the Amazon Fire 10. I also have the 2017 edition. A seller on Kijiji here in Toronto was offering them brand new for $60. Only regret is that I didn't buy more.
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baldrick_ca wrote: This comment from the M8 FHD product reviews on Lenovo : The main problem here is that this model doesn't have L1 widevine certification. What it means is that it can't stream videos even in HD quality from services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon etc. They all play in 480p quality.
The question is on size < 10 inch easily see the difference of quality. Remember few years ago there was a discussion on a thread about 1080p and 720p on 32 inch TV.
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comp_freak wrote: The question is on size < 10 inch easily see the difference of quality. Remember few years ago there was a discussion on a thread about 1080p and 720p on 32 inch TV.
I think that was because 32 inch TV is not close to your face. Some people look close enough at an 8 inch tablet that it is bigger than a 32 inch TV 8 feet away.
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baldrick_ca wrote: This comment from the M8 FHD product reviews on Lenovo : The main problem here is that this model doesn't have L1 widevine certification. What it means is that it can't stream videos even in HD quality from services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon etc. They all play in 480p quality.

This leads to this article https://www.androidauthority.com/widevi ... ed-821935/

which gives a link to Netflix supported devices : https://help.netflix.com/en/node/23939

Netflix only support HD on the following Lenovo tablets:

Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro (YT3-X90F, YT3-X90L, YT3-X90X)

Lenovo Yoga Tab 3

So in my mind this device will support 480p only (480 × 853) - I assume it would be scaled to FHD though.
It plays in 960x540 (verified with test patterns) like almost every android phone and tablet does. Even some"Netflix certified" devices on their list (my LG G3 for example).
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digidon wrote: It plays in 960x540 (verified with test patterns) like almost every android phone and tablet does. Even some"Netflix certified" devices on their list (my LG G3 for example).
Curious - a test pattern sourced from Netflix or locally injected?
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Would love to find one of these tablets with decent specs that included a pen for drawing. Seems $300+ if I want that though.
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baldrick_ca wrote: Curious - a test pattern sourced from Netflix or locally injected?
Netflix sourced (search for "test patterns") everything I have seen shows it as legit, and my observations show it to be correctly stating what is actually displaying but it's hard to tell 100% of course. Basically it will send scale to peak resolution. On my Moto G7+ it's 1080p, 2017 fire hd10 is 720p and on my kids tablets (this Lenovo and an lg gpad 3) it's 540p. Plus a dozen other devices I tried testing this (wife's Moto g6, lg G3 etc). My 70 dollar Windows tablet that can barely open Chrome and anything else at the same time plays at full 1080p and looks glorious. I'm amazed Netflix gets away with it, my theory is no one knows they are getting SD on Android devices...

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