I need confirmation about the aspect ratio of the screen. Does everything look stretched on its display, e.g. circle icon looks oblate or f(l)atter than usual? (800x480 = 16:9.5 displays on 16:9 LCD screen). In other words, this tablet displays distorted image?
Thanks in advance for your confirmation.
If you mean whether there's any distortion in watching videos when going to a 16:9 TV screen - I don't notice any. I'm not sure if I'd be able to see the difference between 16:9.5 and 16:9 - but I believe it should be handling the aspect ratio correctly for two reasons: The tablet outputs a true 1080P signal when using the 2160P video player, and also - the video player has settings to choose the requested aspect ratio. IE - you can set the 2160P player to stretch to full screen (on the TV, the tablet is blacked out) or keep the original aspect ratio.
Though now that you point it out, the tablet home screen is a little distorted as is. Circular icons are slightly oval for instance. But this doesn't happen within apps, whether with movies or games.
A lot of sites are reporting the next generation as being available for sale - and provided the reviews are good, I think it'd be a great product for MP4Nation to pick up. The Aurora especially has a higher resolution IPS screen with reportedly great viewing angles - and it seems to be selling at about $20 higher than the original Novo7A. For the price, it seems a great bargain - since $20 is a great trade off for double the RAM and a much better screen.
The new generation (Advanced II, Elf, Aurora) are all running Honeycomb, which could be good or bad depending on how buggy it is. I almost impulsively bought an Aurora even though I definitely don't need it.