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Series 16 Episode 15: Budget

Monday 21 November 2011

Series 16 Episode 15: Budget

This week on The Gadget Show, Jason, Suzi, Jon, Ortis and Pollyanna are all going on a Gadget Bargain Hunt to bring you the best budget tech you can get – TV’s, Tablets, Cameras, Gaming gadgets and How to make cheap calls abroad!

Many thanks to everyone involved in making The Gadget Show possible.

Jon’s Budget Cameras Test


A Special With Thanks to:

Big Buck Bunny Copyright 2008 Blender Foundation

Elephants Dream Copyright 2006 Blender Foundation / Netherlands Media Art Institute



Birmingham Rotunda Apartments

Birmingham Science Park Aston


The Custard Factory (Birmingham)

Merry Hill Shopping Centre

Budget: Bedroom TV’s




Budget: Tablets

For this item we (The Gadget Show) were supplied with a pre-production model of the Scroll Excel and the final for sale version will not feature the Android Marketplace. Unfortunately the Scroll Excel will not come with access to the Android Marketplace, however it does come preloaded with the SlideMe app market and there are a wide variety of other places to access Android apps across the web.

You can contact Storage Options for more details.

Budget: Gaming

Coventry University


The University of Warwick

Studio Tech



Budget: Bedroom TV’s

Bush 26 inch HD Ready Titanium LCD BLCD32H8

Hannspree 28 inch 1080p LED Television SV28LMNB

Technika 32inch HD Ready LCD Television 32-56

Budget: Tablets

AndyPad Pro

Scroll Excel

Budget: Cameras

Canon Powershot A800

Fujifilm FinePix AV200

Nikon Coolpix L23

Budget: Gaming

Angry Birds

Doom II 400 Microsoft Points (Equivalent to £3.43)

Forza Motorsport 4 (Xbox 360)

NeuroSky Mindset

Portal 2

Real Racing 2 (iPhone)

Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception (PS3)


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Otis, I couldnt understand your comments ref the inputs on the Bush lcd. They are perfect if you are going to hang the lcd on the wall ! Meaning that you can hang it as close to the wall as possible.

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Ortis, I do agree though with all your other comments on series 16 re budget lcd sets. Hanspree wins handsdown!

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I could have sworn I saw Jason show (and mention) Age of Empires on the Chrome browser - can't find it though. Help pls :)

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thanks i never in on the chrome app store and now I'm addicted to angry birds love this free game

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The HANNSpree 28 inch TV (SV28LMMB) has an aspect ratio of 16:10 (1920 x 1200) like many PC monitors. Does that mean it stretches and distorts 16:9 images from the receiver, SCART and HDMI or is there a 1:1 pixel display setting?

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The Hannspree television is an OK television but is by far not even close to a decent cheap one! I have friends that have tried the Hannspree and have had at least three each in a short space of time due to them breaking down often! BUYER BEWARE! As far as the gaming on the cheap goes, Jason got it wrong........again! The game Angry Birds is NOT the first one of that type and it won't be the last! There are MANY far better and far superior to Angry Birds for around the same price! The racing game (Real Racing) has a DREADFUL control system where the phone itself is manouvered to control the car, the big problem being that it is SO sensitive it's EXCEEDINGLY hard to control the car. That's why the person was concentrating so hard on the application, he was trying to control the darn car!! It had nothing to do with it being a great game to play on the cheap because I know from experience IT'S NOT! Again, BUYER BEWARE! As for the games Jason picked and then gave to a load of MEN to play the were all games of a similar vein to what he, they, and I grew up playing in the 70s, and 80s as in they were the sort of games that certainly the children of today (and more than likely the women of today would NEVER play! Doom 2 is good but again would not be gone near by anyone other than men my age really and that would be for nostalgia reasons as the graphics are too basic for children in today's world and it's not generally the sort of game girls would have played then and the same females wouldn't be playing it now! It also costs 400 Microsoft points which is equivalent to £5.00, NOT £3;43! £1.00 is 80 Microsoft Points! Forza Motorsport 2 is one of those racing games where when you get any sort of speed up and then push left or right on the joystick to try turning a corner the car continues straight on, totally unresponsive! I've not played the other three, but going by the other four they would not be that wonderful and would be MUST AVOID AT ALL COSTS (apart from possibly Doom 2 I told you about above! But then that would be for nostalgic reasons) like the four I told you about above! So once again BUYER BEWARE!, BUYER BEWARE!

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Can someone assist me? A few months ago in the Gadget Show, they features a childprrof/drop proof ipad 2 case. It was clear with basically rubber balls on each corner. You could drop it as much as you wanted and it woudnt break. Does anyone know the name of it and where I can buy from??

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