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    Another day, and still waiting for my BVDx. Hey, I only ordered it Friday night with express shipping, so maybe in the next day or two... (you can see I'm anxious) Okay, on to my question - Do I understand correctly about Avantgo? Do you merely synch to the website and download a bunch of news and info on different available channels at no cost? Are people pleased with the service?

    Scout
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    I'm very pleased with it, there are tons of channels to subscribe to and it doesn't cost you a dime, plus I've never seen an annoying ad banner in any of my subscriptions.

    The content is really dependent on the channels makers...big names like C-Net, NY Time, and USA Today offer good amounts of fairly up to date news and full articles. I enjoy FOX news the most, they update every 4 hours or so. Many may only update once a day.

    Overall I think its a great program.

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    I completely agree with Matt.

    Also, you can get almost any website that way too. If you go to http://avantgo.com/mydevice/autochannel.html it tells how. You can tell it how many links deep you want to go, and whether or not to follow off-site links.

    I've used this to read a newsletter off a web site.
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    I too love Avantgo, and I use it (on a very limited basis) on my Palm IIIe/2mb. As someone who travels quite a bit, I appreciate the Weather Channel, Weather24 and Trip.com.

    I also ordered my Visor on Friday (IVDX + toys) and am anxiously awaiting delivery... told me it has been sent to "logistics." Mumble mumble mumble...
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    If you like Avantgo, you may want to take a look at it's older sibling, www.pointcast.com

    'Push' was supposed to be all the rage, but it didn't catch on. We'll see how it works this time.

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    I use AvantGo and I like it a lot, especially 'Hollywood.com', it give the timing and the theaters of where the movies are playing.
    The only issue I have with AvantGo is, I cannot seem to access it through the firewall. So since my Outlook is on the server, I need to HotSync twice, one for the Outlook (connect throught the LAN) and One for AvantGo (DialIn through the modem).
    Do others have the same problem? Do you have a better solution?
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    I had the same problem with RealAudio. Avantgo has options to use http as the transfer protocol. Your firewall will think that's OK most likely.

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