The Gadget Show, Pants!!

dekoded

Novice Member
Just finished watching the gadget show, I wasn't hoping for much and I was right!

They had a brief discussion on PJ's, basically they loaned a pull up screen and pj to a family, no other details of make/type/cost and a DLP PJ.
It was for a couple in a semi who had a 10yr old and a toddler and so had to be 'practical'

It seems they were just given some boxes and told to set it up! as you can imagine the results were less than perfect, The bloke said he spent 15mins getting a good picture and didn't bother with the manual :rolleyes:

He carefully placed and aligned the PJ on a WOODEN STOOL :eek:

The toddler nearly pushed of the screen over and 'er indoors' said that she lost interest and wasn't bothered enough about a big image to spend the time and money on a PJ, I think her exact words were something that I'm sure most of us have heard: 'it's not my (she means herself and her husbands) top priority'

There was no mention of what source was used or the connection type, they didn't even have decent curtains, just some flimsy yellow things that let loads of light into the room, but amazingly the bloke still said that he thought it was a good picture!

Hardly a showcase to spread the 'wonder' of the PJ :suicide:
 

DEANO-B

Standard Member
The best part was putting the PJ on a chair!! Why not offer a PJ that had lens shift so they could have put it out of the way to make 'Mrs Grumpy' happier. It did seem like she had a 'hmm - I think he wants one' moments. It would have been good also not to supply the screen and project straight onto the wall and have someone set it all up for them.
 
hardly an acid test and not worth watching. though i think the wife was right, ok for big screen watching but not a TV replacement for day to day use.

mind you none of them seemed to see Rainbows!!
 

Stinja

Member
It was an Infocus of some sort, DLP i think the presenter said, and they had it on a shelf at one point too. But yeah a shockingly bad field test. As johnnie said; awful curtains, not a clue for setting it up, and they gave up on the screen and used the magnolia yellow wall because "it didnt make much difference, and less flaffing".

The funniest bit was the woman trashing it, but the guy and 10 year old son loved it - "15 mins is too long to set it up... long afternoon" etc. They should have let them do it, and then get some professionals to put up some curtains, arrange the room and calibrate everything to show them how good it could be.
 

MikeC

Active Member
the bit to do with comparing the flat tv screens was also quite amusing...

i luved the bit where he said that to stop the sound infuencing his decision, he would wear headphones - personally i thought turning the sound off would have been far easier :rotfl:
 

PJTX100

Distinguished Member
Johnnie said:
Hardly a showcase to spread the 'wonder' of the PJ :suicide:
Well, we don't want the "riff raff" wading into our exclusive club! ;) :D

I still get a huge kick when plasma-owning friends come around and ask open mouthed "how much was that?!" :D
 

richard plumb

Distinguished Member
iZed said:
The funniest bit was the woman trashing it, but the guy and 10 year old son loved it - "15 mins is too long to set it up... long afternoon" etc. They should have let them do it, and then get some professionals to put up some curtains, arrange the room and calibrate everything to show them how good it could be.
But isn't that why women are from Venus and men from Mars?

15 minutes is too long for her to set it up because she isn't interested. For the hubby, 15 minutes is probably too short - he'd want to fiddle a bit more.

In my experience, my missus couldn't care less about my techno-fiddling, and puts up with me making MDF ceiling mounts etc. But she loves watching stuff on the big screen. Pulling a screen down takes all of 5 seconds, and to me it adds to the occasion - 'I'm covering up the TV now because it is too small for the upcoming presentation' :)
 

Lucas

Novice Member
Same here.

I got the PJ and Screen delivered to the house without her knowing. I explained to her where it is going to be set-up, installed everything and she just loves it.

She even expressed admiration on the complexity of the whole set-up process and the result.

Now I get hassled to rent this and that DVD to watch at night!
 

LicensedTaximan

Well-known Member
I entered the competition........i'll let you all know when i've won the LCD screen. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
 

Apollo11

Active Member
LicensedTaximan said:
I entered the competition........i'll let you all know when i've won the LCD screen. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
Damn, if you are going to win it that means I wasted £1.12 :eek:(
 

LicensedTaximan

Well-known Member
I buggered up the first phonecall therefore this has cost me £2, so i'm really pinning all my hopes on MY prize...so there.

I might let you view it when I win. :thumbsup:
 

Apollo11

Active Member
LicensedTaximan said:
I buggered up the first phonecall therefore this has cost me £2, so i'm really pinning all my hopes on MY prize...so there.

I might let you view it when I win. :thumbsup:
If I win it, you can have my Toshiba 37" LCD cheap He He He...... ahem.

I really should act my age :)
 

mariegriffiths

Standard Member
The show was pants. In fact grey Bridget Jones kickers.
Why not give them a manual?
Why compare to an LCD and plasma that were professionally set up.
Why give it to a home that had a long south facing window?
Why give it to a home with a toddler?
Because, casting unfonded assertions here, they were paid to by the plasma and LCD manufacters.
A, give them the manual
In fact the house could have been suitable, with a bit of simple advice.
B, line the curtains, keeps with the heating bills too.
C, mount the PJ on the ceiling well away from toddler and even the older kid.
Actually they could not have given them the plasma test as the toodler would burn his hand on the screen.
An LCD would get broken by the older child when he kicked his football around the living room.
A PJ is a good solution, despite me having to spend £230 on a new bulb.See my other thread.
 

LicensedTaximan

Well-known Member
AVnut70 said:
I really should act my age :)
Don't worry I don't act mine......but i'll still let you look at my LCD when I win it. :smashin:
 

mariegriffiths

Standard Member
On another point , did you notice that Jon Bentley didn't visit the panda enclose at the zoo on the camera test?
With those dark patches around his eyes, they would never let him leave.
 

MartinImber

Active Member
mariegriffiths said:
On another point , did you notice that Jon Bentley didn't visit the panda enclose at the zoo on the camera test?
With those dark patches around his eyes, they would never let him leave.
West Midlands Safari Park - no Pandas
 

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