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Select Amazon Accounts: Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen, 2021 Release) $30
Posted by: steve...
Date: July 30, 2022 07:05PM
Amazon has for Select Accounts: Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen, 2021 Release) for $29.99 after applying one of the listed promo codes.

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I have two Echo Dots (3rd & 4th gen) and two echo Flexes - they all work well.

How do people like their Echo Shows?





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Re: Select Amazon Accounts: Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen, 2021 Release) $30
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: July 30, 2022 07:31PM
How do people like their Echo Shows?


I've got two show 5s, first Gen, and like them well enough.

They were each $35, if I recall correctly.

Out of warranty, they've both developed an issue.

One is slightly impaired from a voltage spike when my power resumed from a car vs pole outage.

When the ambient light is bright, there's some slight horizontal tearing once a second.

The other now has a permanent timer icon on the screen — the bell and 0:00.

When I set a timer (which is often) the icon extends to show a second display of 09:00 or whatever time is set.

At the end of that timer, it's cancelled and the second display is gone, but the first remains, and unplugging/plugging doesn't help.

Neither of these is a deal breaker, just a slight annoyance.


I don't need another, but I qualify for the deal and maybe replacing one might be something to do.

The two shows replaced Dots, and the screen is really handy.

I'm on headphones a lot, so the display is really helpful.

Asking for a 7-day forcast shows the days (four at a time) and high/low temperatures, also handy.

Also, the screen can display most answers to asked questions, which I like, in case some or all of the audio response is missed.


HOWEVER, AMZ uses the screen to constantly show 'Ask Alexa This...', ads for AMZ movies, series, products, and services.

Some can be reduced in the on-screen settings, but not eliminated, and it has to be done on-screen, not within the app.

So I'm ok with the Shows, in general.






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Re: Select Amazon Accounts: Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen, 2021 Release) $30
Posted by: Michael
Date: July 30, 2022 07:43PM
We have a 5" Show and an 8" Show. We like them both. We particularly like the 8" showing pictures that I've backed up to Amazon Photos. The 5" does it, as well, of course. The extra real estate on the 8" is nice. But, for $30, I'd get a 5" again.
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Re: Select Amazon Accounts: Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen, 2021 Release) $30
Posted by: mattkime
Date: July 30, 2022 08:42PM
I think they're good for what they are. My in laws have one that we can send pics of the kids to, aside from that its a foreign, incomprehensible object to them. (they largely feel the same way about their cell phones.)

I'd like to do something similar with a raspberry pi and monitor, but with more detailed weather info and my schedule. Perhaps someday when I have time.



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Re: Select Amazon Accounts: Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen, 2021 Release) $30
Posted by: Buzz
Date: July 30, 2022 10:17PM
Easy enough to use Fire Tablets as Show's, so that's our "trick"....

1 RED Echo
2 Fire Tablets
3 Echo Dots
0 Echo Shows

Does not appear we were "selected"....
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Re: Select Amazon Accounts: Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen, 2021 Release) $30
Posted by: C(-)ris
Date: July 30, 2022 11:49PM
In for one. Traded in an original 1st gen Echo for $25 which made this about $6 total.



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Re: Select Amazon Accounts: Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen, 2021 Release) $30
Posted by: steve...
Date: July 31, 2022 11:32AM
The price is back to $85 at Amazon but Best Buy has it for $35, without free shipping.

The offer seems to be back. I swear it was gone when I looked earlier.





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Re: Select Amazon Accounts: Amazon Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen, 2021 Release) $30
Posted by: Robert M
Date: July 31, 2022 02:18PM
Buz,

The key difference is using a fire tablet as a show is a much more expensive proposition. You need to buy the tablet _and_ the stand. That's what I used a Fire HD 8 for at my office as a show and as a tablet. It was primarily a show. If I planned to use the Fire HD 8 just as a show and just a show, I'd get a show and call it done.

These days, I tend to use my iPhone 11 Pro in its place as a tablet these days since the 8 was still just a too big for my taste as a tablet. The wifi on the 8 is getting flakey. Time to replace it. Just grabbed two of the Show 5 in charcoal for $35 each. One will be used at home, the other used as a replacement for the Fire HD 8 at my office.

Robert
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