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Old 24-04-2013, 19:46
Bakewell
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Help - looking to buy a tablet / ipad for my Mum really just to watch tv on while in Bed (Does not want a TV in Bedroom) torn between Ipad / Samsung advice please ?
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Old 24-04-2013, 20:43
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If it's just for Mother watching TV in bed, go for the Samsung, it's cheaper for a start...

However the Kindle fire is good for TV, that's even cheaper than both Samsung and ipad.
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Old 25-04-2013, 09:11
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If it's just for Mother watching TV in bed, go for the Samsung, it's cheaper for a start...

However the Kindle fire is good for TV, that's even cheaper than both Samsung and ipad.
The Kindle Fire HD is a good bit of kit, The TVCatchup app is great on this device.

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Old 26-04-2013, 01:24
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N7 or N10 , excellent bits of kit ....
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Old 26-04-2013, 02:05
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For what you need get a ten inch Android tablet for 100, perfect for the job and general browsing/email.
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Old 26-04-2013, 10:16
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what app lets you watch tv?
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Old 26-04-2013, 10:32
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what app lets you watch tv?
iPlayer, which by the way is a far superior app on the iPad than Android is a good one for the BBC.

Most of the UK TV networks have their own TV catch up apps for Android and iPad, there are also others available on the apps stores that cover multiple networks.
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Old 26-04-2013, 11:24
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TV Catchup is excellent and has most of the freeview channels too
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Old 26-04-2013, 18:22
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on iplayer can you watch BBC live or just previous shows?
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Old 26-04-2013, 18:43
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on iplayer can you watch BBC live or just previous shows?
BBC media player let's you watch live TV , you get a warning about having a TV licence , nor sure what they could do about it ....
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Old 26-04-2013, 21:20
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For what you need get a ten inch Android tablet for 100, perfect for the job and general browsing/email.
However it doesn't mean you can watch TV on it even with BBC iplayer or catchupTV. Many of these cheapo tabs are useless for TV no matter what app you use.

At least with a Kindle fire or Fire HD you CAN at least watch TV on it...
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Old 26-04-2013, 23:24
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TVCatchup offers around 40 live channels. Be careful though as some cheaper tablets have poor Wi-Fi, which will more than likely make streaming channels unstable.

Hope this helps.
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Old 27-04-2013, 12:13
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TVCatchup offers around 40 live channels. Be careful though as some cheaper tablets have poor Wi-Fi, which will more than likely make streaming channels unstable.

Hope this helps.
I don't agree, my 50 tablet has very good wifi, in fact I was quite impressed with the wifi. The only real issue with cheaper tablets is what I posted before, the cheaper tab's don't work with ANY TV apps, you get sound only, no picture..
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Old 27-04-2013, 12:22
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For wifi it's best if both the router and the tablet or computer have 802.11n. n is faster and has better range than b or g.
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Old 29-04-2013, 21:00
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what app lets you watch tv?
I've a cheapo 10" Superpad 8, 32gb

Tvcatchup works fine, BBC iplayer etc. Netflix works fine. If you download the Hola app for PC or Android it tells netflix your in the States and you get free access to all the shows on offer there (a lot lot more than the UK one) get it from hola.org Works on some other American sites too such as CBS, Fox, Hulu, Pandora.
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Old 08-05-2013, 17:45
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If you want to get something cheaper but with good specs than you may consider the Sumvision Cyclone Voyager as a very good deal - 10.1-inch IPS HD, Android 4.1, dual-core processor....
Here are the full specs of this tablet in case you are interested -
http://www.testproductreview.com/201...-101-inch.html
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