Anyone using Splashtop THD?

Posted May 17, 2012 at 9:26 pm in Threads > Smartphones & Tablets

I saw this happening at CES and was hooked. As a frequent traveler and gamer it looks for now to be the only option. I like that native Android games are getting better, but I like even more to play my home PC games live over the webs on a tablet. Unfortunately Tegra 3 being the prerequisite there are really not many options.

I am a huge fan of the 7″ tablet world and was pumped when I first heard about Nexus Tab rocking the Tegra 3. Now that it won’t be I’m still excited but not nearly as much.

Anyone using this on a Prime or Acer? What games are you playing? What is the experience like? I guess the non THD version allows for non Tegra devices but that kind of ruins the experience if it’s not full screen and fully capable. Thoughts?

  • SirSid

    I tried to use it to play Defense Grid and it was frustratingly close to being perfect. It was just a little too difficult to scroll around the map and place towers. This might be due to the game I was playing, but everything else worked so well.
    I think I would have better luck playing a slower paced game or one which is more relient on clicking. Ill have to give it a shot with torchlight or magika in the future.

    • techvudu

      thanks. Would love to know the results of some higher end games. What device are you using?

      • SirSid

        I was using a TF101 Transformer. I’ve seen demos of people playing WoW, but again I think its really much easier to stick with slower paced games. The less scrolling the better.

  • Jiltedae

    I had used the standard splashtop for a while after it was offered for free through the amazon app store. It worked well, but I noticed lag between my actions and what appeared on screen. It wasn’t overwhelming, but was enough to make gameplay difficult. Granted, the internet connection for my home computer was lackluster at the time, so it’s hard to tell if it was the app or the connection. If it weren’t for the lag, splashtop would have been perfect.

    The reviews of the THD version look overwhelmingly positive, and no one makes mention of any lag, though. If you think you’d get a lot of use from this program, jump on it. Maybe you could set up the pc-side software before you buy the app so you have a chance to get a refund if the app isn’t what you’re looking for.