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16th September 2013, 03:06 PM #76
Then why do people still replace it after a 2-3 year period? PC's, games consoles, laptops have much greater lifespans so cost wise they are more viable financially. Plus, after 2-3 Apple updates, it will grind to a halt like they all seem to do!
Originally Posted by Pottsey
16th September 2013, 05:18 PM #77
I cannot speak for others but when I save around £500 a year on not needing a TV licence and Sky subscription costs why wouldnít I upgrade my main mobile media device every few years? Saying that I prefer a dirt cheap £7 a month mobile phone with everything else ran via a tablet, but thatís mainly as I do not travel much so I donít need a phone. I know you could use a laptop but itís much easier to pass around a tablet or phone and just touching what you want to watch then passing around a laptop. Not to mention the extra cables laptops often need.
Originally Posted by Rawns
17th September 2013, 02:35 PM #78
Come on. An iPad is a good media consumption device. That's all. It isn't a replacement for a home TV system. Nor is it a replacement for a games system if you're an actual gamer. It's no good for writing documents or proofreading, you need a decent sized screen and a decent sized keyboard.
Originally Posted by Pottsey
What, a power one? Does your iPad run on moonbeams?
Not to mention the extra cables laptops often need.
Member of the Cult of Jobs, methinks.
17th September 2013, 05:20 PM #79
I think you might have misunderstood me. I didn’t mean get rid of the TV. What I meant is you can replace your music player, sky box but keep the TV for a large screen. Use a keyboard if you perfer there are lots to choose from. I got rid of my Sky subscription and TV licence around 3 and a half years ago. Now I just stream everything via the internet from Lovefilm to a projector but there is no reason not to use a TV over projector.
Originally Posted by Flatpackhamster
As for a member of the cult I am more a Kindle person but the same reason I use Kindle apply over to the Ipad.
“What, a power one? Does your iPad run on moonbeams?”
Well you often need VGA out, audio out & a Mouse. I guess you could go wireless mouse which is another device to charge and HDMI if you have it to remove 1 cable. But that’s still more cables then Airplay and an Ipad. As for charge you drop the tablet in a docking station when not in use. I find a tablet or smart phone looks neater and is better to use for media purposes over a laptop. When freinds come around you can just pass a tablet about and they click on buttons to choose what to watch on the big screen, looks good, simple to use and saves money and doubles as a nice games and music player (via your music system and TV). If they happen have iphones you can even with Airplay comnect there phones music and screen to your sytem with ease.
Last edited by Pottsey; 17th September 2013 at 05:24 PM.
17th September 2013, 05:27 PM #80
Ive gotta agree with you ref having a games console and my phone and other devices separate as like you said they each do there own things ie PS 3 for gaming and blu ray movies, phone for music and maybe some video content, web browsing / ails and obviously phone and texting, computer to remote or do other tasks that require more typing etc etc
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