Hello everyone, I came here today in search of help. My dad has recently decided that he absolutely wants a tablet, no questions asked (So he can watch movies and TV shows on the go, as well as the standard listening of music and viewing of pictures). However for me to recommend a tablet is so much harder than recommending a good computer. I understand computers, but tablets are another matter. Research on here proves that. I've already learned some stuff, but also garnered more questions. Let say that I am mainly looking for a tablet that will play music, and pictures, but also video. It seems to me that music playback is fairly standard right? Most devices can handle .mp3, .wma, .flac, and .wav right? Video is the sticky wicket though, I'm looking for a tablet that can handle 720p .mkv files (I have a fair number of TV shows in this format, kind of like those you would download on iTunes) at minimum but 1080p .mkv/.mp4/(possibly).m2ts(?) would be nice, if possible. My dad has was looking at a number of 10.2" tablets and was near ready to pull the trigger on one before I stopped him and decided to come here. I've learned the basics like the benefits of rooting, the upfront uncertainties of the various tablets out there (as in sorting through all the text to find out just what a tablet has and can do), and other things. For me I'm just looking for a tablet that can handle what I said: music, pics, and video (@ minimum 720p .mkv). Oh and I assume an SD card slot is fairly standard, but a USB port or two (for thumb drives) would be nice. HDMI output would be preferred but not necessarily required. Built in speakers would be nice, but also not required (If not present, make sure that's known). Lastly the budget is $200 preferred, but the absolute max willing to spend is $250. Oh and brand really doesn't matter as long as the tablet can get the job done. If a good 10" can't be purchased for that price that can do what I specified then I suppose a 7" would have to do. The only reasons a 10" is really preferred is because of the additional size (not a bother) and resolution (1024x600) (Does this new high res actually play nice with the Android OS, because I've seen some tables that don't even list this res?). I mean I've done some searching but with mixed reviews on sites like Amazon.com and foreign sellers on sites like Ebay.com it's hard to tell if a gem really is a gem. That's why I am here seeking the advice of those in the know. Thank you. EDIT - One more thing on my mind. Black Friday: Should I wait for it? I know BF ads are slowly getting leaked, but do you think a good deal might crop up on BF. Also what's the word on this Google Tablet I've heard rumors about? Would it conform to my budget or be more along the lines of something the iPad or Samsung Galaxy Tab? Oh and in case this hasn't been mention, this tablet doesn't need to have nor do I want it to have or come with any kind of plans or services.