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Gadget Show Surround sound test

They are testing two budget 5.1 surround sound packages.

Panasonic and LG.

Problem is they are tesing in an empty basketball court, sitting on the ground.

What's the point?

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No comment  Wink

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Panasonic 4G's, LG 3G's. 

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RE: Gadget Show Surround sound test

Tonestar1 wrote:

They are testing two budget 5.1 surround sound packages.

Panasonic and LG.

Problem is they are tesing in an empty basketball court, sitting on the ground.

What's the point?

Ratings.

You wouldn't watch Top Gear for advice about your next car purchase. Same with Gadget Show. Light entertainment froth.

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Have they tested the Oppo 103?  >)

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chebby wrote:

Tonestar1 wrote:

They are testing two budget 5.1 surround sound packages.

Panasonic and LG.

Problem is they are tesing in an empty basketball court, sitting on the ground.

What's the point?

Ratings.

You wouldn't watch Top Gear for advice about your next car purchase. Same with Gadget Show. Light entertainment froth.

I fail to see why testing in a basketball court is better for ratings than testing in a lounge or demo room . They could even throw in a few facts about basic acoustics.Although i can sense people switching off at that Smile

The difference between The Gadget Show and Top Gear is that The Gadget Show is testing kit that 90% of it's viewers can actually afford so they should at least try to conduct a half decent test.

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They also drank water from  a toilet.Says it all

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I thought the best test was when they were trying to fry an egg on the torches they just tested, but they didn't say what was the best torch at frying eggs, must say i was a bit dissapointed by that. Smile

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CnoEvil wrote:

Have they tested the Oppo 103?  >)

:grin:

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CnoEvil wrote:

Have they tested the Oppo 103?  >)

:grin:

If tonight's surround sound test is anything to go by it will be conducted outside using a projector on a sunny afternoon.

God help channel 5's complaints department if it only gets 3Gs

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simonlewis wrote:

I thought the best test was when they were trying to fry an egg on the torches they just tested, but they didn't say what was the best torch at frying eggs, must say i was a bit dissapointed by that. Smile

 

Didn't some magazine test mobile phones by how well they performed when you drop them? 

 

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I have given up on this programme. So repetitive.

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Smerca wrote:

I have given up on this programme. So repetitive.

You would probably more interested in channel four's version which is designed for older viewers with stephen fry, i watched it once & found it boring but each to their own. 

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RE: Gadget Show Surround sound test

Tonestar1 wrote:

They are testing two budget 5.1 surround sound packages.

Panasonic and LG.

Problem is they are tesing in an empty basketball court, sitting on the ground.

What's the point?

Can't say I noticed any of the tests, Polyanna had a bikini on...........
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Can't say I noticed any of the tests, Polyanna had a bikini on...........

So if WHF?'s video review team wore bikinis... ? :O

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