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2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
Hi, I am looking for a cheap tablet to take abroad. I would like to be able to watch movies on it through netflix and maybe transfer some onto sd card. I have had a bit of a look and noticed that some say that they aren't compatible with netflix. I haven't had a tablet before so not sure about screen res, movie formats etc so I would really appreciate some advice. Thank you Paula :)
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2y, 2m agoPosted 2 years, 2 months ago
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Blackberry Playbook 64GB

Best buy for me at under £70 :3

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#1
Don't forget you need to get an IP address in the country you are visiting or Netflix won't work.
#2
Ah I didn't know that, thanks. Maybe it will be better to just transfer films onto sd card?
#3
How long you away for?
You can get a free trial for Unotelly, which'll allow you to watch Netflix. It lasts 8 days and it'll work out the IP for you.
I saw a Lenovo tablet (Andriod) at John Lewis yesterday for £99 and a £30 cash back from Lenovo. For that price it might just suit your needs although it's probably sold out by now.
#4
Thanks Zoomster I am away for 2 weeks but 8 days is still good as I can use it after I run out books and mags lol! Leveno sounds like a good deal I will have a look at the reviews. :)
#5
You'll be able to find a free vpn app so don't worry about accessing Netflix abroad. I use openvpn on my Hudl with Netflix to access the US site. The Hudl also has a mini hdmi out for connecting up to a tv, which is handy.

Edited By: boohai on Jun 30, 2014 20:04
#6
Ah that's cool! Thanks for the info. I don't think our room has tv, I booked before even thinking about it and I can't cancel :( we are taking a laptop but was thinking my son might want to watch a more child appropriate film on his own in his room, hence the reason for wanting a tablet.
#7
for movies/tv streaming, unless you have HD movies, i find the regular non high spec resolutions are fine. I have a retina and non retina iPad and for the shows i watch on there (standard def downloads), there's no difference. i've never been disappointed with this quality.

your main choices are iPads (which run iOS, apple's software), an android tablet (made by a multitude of manufacturers from google, LG, samsung acer etc) which runs the software made by google (the same software used in popular android phones), and windows tablets (which is borderline niche).
android tablets are a lot cheaper because google don't charge for the software. with iPads, you are stuck with one manufacturer who choose to place their product at the higher end of the price spectrum.

there are apps not just for netflix but also for iplayer, 4od, itv and five. you can save some shows and stream others. you can also watch live tv through something called tvcatchup.
you can also copy videos onto the device. these can be home movies from your camera or downloads from pirate sites.
not sure if netflix allows downloads to local storage rather than streaming, or copying to SD card

as for storage, iPads come with in built memory only. you pay an extra £80-100 to jump from 16gb to 32gb and a similar amount to jump up to 64gb.
some android tablets allow you to put in a micro SD card so you can add 64gb of video for very cheap. you can also buy an OTG cable for about a quid which allows you to plug in a USB stick.

final choice is screen size. I love the size of the iPad mini. the nexus 7 (older generation can easily be picked up for less than £100) but is, for me, just marginally smaller than an enjoyable size. it's very similar in size to the iPad mini but that small difference makes a big difference to me.

you can also buy something called chromecast (£30ish) for android or apple tv (£60-£80) for iPad which allows you to wirelessly transmit the video form your screen onto your TV. good at home, not great on the road as requires a wifi network.
most tablets also allow you to connect to an HDMI cable so you can plug your tablet into a tv in a hotel quite easily
#8
Lots of good info there DennisG at least I'm getting a better idea of what I need and some good tips :)
#9
let us know what aspects of that appeal to you e.g. what size storage, budget, preferred screen size, and people will chip in with their preferred options, allowing you to choose the best/most suitable one
#10
i use a playbook when abroad

superb display quality, 64gb storage. hdmi out, best audio ever on a tablet, front and rear cameras, 6-8 hours playback on one charge, charging takes an hour!

probably get one cheap these days
#11
I would preferably like to pay less than £100 and would like a screen size over 7". The models I have looked at range between 1 and 4gb storage but the prices have been around the £60 mark. I have seen a one on Amazon iRulu 8GB 10.1" Capacitive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean 1024x600 Tablet PC RK2928 1.5GHz Dual Camera HDMI,matched the 10.1" Case(White-back Tablet + Blue Keyboard Case) this has 1gb of RAM but 8gb hard drive. I'm not sure which is storage size though?
Thanks
#12
pfret
I would preferably like to pay less than £100 and would like a screen size over 7". The models I have looked at range between 1 and 4gb storage but the prices have been around the £60 mark. I have seen a one on Amazon iRulu 8GB 10.1" Capacitive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean 1024x600 Tablet PC RK2928 1.5GHz Dual Camera HDMI,matched the 10.1" Case(White-back Tablet + Blue Keyboard Case) this has 1gb of RAM but 8gb hard drive. I'm not sure which is storage size though?
Thanks
8GB is the storage

reviews are pretty awful
#13
Tablets are all much of a muchness, but I always prefer the iPads. When you compare the quality of them against others, it's pretty clear that they are leading :) xx
#14
Nook HD+, it has an amazing screen and can be had for around £100 also SD card slot.
#15
chocci
pfret
I would preferably like to pay less than £100 and would like a screen size over 7". The models I have looked at range between 1 and 4gb storage but the prices have been around the £60 mark. I have seen a one on Amazon iRulu 8GB 10.1" Capacitive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean 1024x600 Tablet PC RK2928 1.5GHz Dual Camera HDMI,matched the 10.1" Case(White-back Tablet + Blue Keyboard Case) this has 1gb of RAM but 8gb hard drive. I'm not sure which is storage size though?
Thanks
8GB is the storage
Thank you for clarifying :p
reviews are pretty awful
#16
Thank you people I think I have a better idea of what I am looking for now! :)
#17
pfret
Hi, I am looking for a cheap tablet to take abroad. I would like to be able to watch movies on it through netflix and maybe transfer some onto sd card. I have had a bit of a look and noticed that some say that they aren't compatible with netflix. I haven't had a tablet before so not sure about screen res, movie formats etc so I would really appreciate some advice. Thank you Paula :)

go on ebay and buy a second hand nexus 7 2013, then put films onto the hardrive
#18
UnicornRiver
Nook HD+, it has an amazing screen and can be had for around £100 also SD card slot.
You can get one from cex A grade for £85 :) Thinking of getting that myself as I have a voucher or a £63 Hannspree-SN1AT71WEE someone posted on here. http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/hannspree-sn1at71wee-10-1-16gb-android-hannspad-tablet-67-49-cheapest-electrical-1917350 Anybody got any views? I want a 9" or 10" screen as I have a 7" and too small for film watching imo.


Edited By: redhot999 on Jul 01, 2014 21:34
#19
Blackberry Playbook 64GB

Best buy for me at under £70 :3
#20
Thank you everyone for your kind help and comments.
#21
Choc1969 where did you get your play book?
#22
Choc1969 where did you get your play book?
#23
pfret
Choc1969 where did you get your play book?

http://www.morgancomputers.co.uk/?page=product_detail&product=13295

Had mine for a year, side-loaded apps including the Kindle one and it has a brilliant battery life
#24
You can get one from cex like new with 12 months guarantee from cex for £65 https://uk.webuy.com/product.php?sku=SBLBPLA64GBA#.U7MfSkNwYtA
#25
Op what did you get in the end?
#26
I have decided to order from my catalogue rather than eBay or amazon as I think you have more buying protection that way. I have ordered an Equinox4 10 inch and a prestigio to compare I'll decide which one I like the look of best and return the other. Thanks for everyone's input and all the helpful tips :-)
#27
I have decided to order from my catalogue rather than eBay or amazon as I think you have more buying protection that way. I have ordered an Equinox4 10 inch and a prestigio to compare I'll decide which one I like the look of best and return the other. Thanks for everyone's input and all the helpful tips :-)
#28
pfret
I have decided to order from my catalogue rather than eBay or amazon as I think you have more buying protection that way. I have ordered an Equinox4 10 inch and a prestigio to compare I'll decide which one I like the look of best and return the other. Thanks for everyone's input and all the helpful tips :-)
I hope you are happy. I've just picked up a Nook HD+ 9" and the screen is superb. At £85 I'm very happy.
#29
redhot999
pfret
I have decided to order from my catalogue rather than eBay or amazon as I think you have more buying protection that way. I have ordered an Equinox4 10 inch and a prestigio to compare I'll decide which one I like the look of best and return the other. Thanks for everyone's input and all the helpful tips :-)
I hope you are happy. I've just picked up a Nook HD+ 9" and the screen is superb. At £85 I'm very happy.
is this the same tablet (£54.99)?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00AKC2NLM/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used
#30
Redhot999 where did you purchase your nook hd+ 9"? Thanks
#31
chocci
redhot999
pfret
I have decided to order from my catalogue rather than eBay or amazon as I think you have more buying protection that way. I have ordered an Equinox4 10 inch and a prestigio to compare I'll decide which one I like the look of best and return the other. Thanks for everyone's input and all the helpful tips :-)
I hope you are happy. I've just picked up a Nook HD+ 9" and the screen is superb. At £85 I'm very happy.
is this the same tablet (£54.99)?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00AKC2NLM/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used
Yes. Got mine from cex A grade. Like the 12 months warranty and had loads of cex vouchers to use up. :)
Edit: Actually chocci that looks like a great deal as that company on Amazon does a 12 month warranty too. Not as convenient to return but even so. Rooted it will be a fantastic tablet

Edited By: redhot999 on Jul 05, 2014 09:43: .
#32
In fact cex have been FANTASTIC. The chap at my branch ordered in a moto G and the Nook on two different occasions from other stores and called me immediately to say they were in within a day of request. I was so impressed with him I emailed cex to say what a credit he was to the company and when I went in to pick up the Nook he said he'd been congratulated by management. I presume that doesn't happen that often. This guy was great and thought he deserved credit for his efforts in providing outstanding customer service.
#33
Ah I think I might return and go for a Nook HD+ 9"! Thanks
#34
redhot999
chocci
redhot999
pfret
I have decided to order from my catalogue rather than eBay or amazon as I think you have more buying protection that way. I have ordered an Equinox4 10 inch and a prestigio to compare I'll decide which one I like the look of best and return the other. Thanks for everyone's input and all the helpful tips :-)
I hope you are happy. I've just picked up a Nook HD+ 9" and the screen is superb. At £85 I'm very happy.
is this the same tablet (£54.99)?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00AKC2NLM/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used
Yes. Got mine from cex A grade. Like the 12 months warranty and had loads of cex vouchers to use up. :)
Edit: Actually chocci that looks like a great deal as that company on Amazon does a 12 month warranty too. Not as convenient to return but even so. Rooted it will be a fantastic tablet
looks great although no hdmi is a show stopper
#35
chocci
redhot999
chocci
redhot999
pfret
I have decided to order from my catalogue rather than eBay or amazon as I think you have more buying protection that way. I have ordered an Equinox4 10 inch and a prestigio to compare I'll decide which one I like the look of best and return the other. Thanks for everyone's input and all the helpful tips :-)
I hope you are happy. I've just picked up a Nook HD+ 9" and the screen is superb. At £85 I'm very happy.
is this the same tablet (£54.99)?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00AKC2NLM/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used
Yes. Got mine from cex A grade. Like the 12 months warranty and had loads of cex vouchers to use up. :)
Edit: Actually chocci that looks like a great deal as that company on Amazon does a 12 month warranty too. Not as convenient to return but even so. Rooted it will be a fantastic tablet
looks great although no hdmi is a show stopper
Yes it is disappointing but having said that I have never used HDMI before on previous tablets (use miracast on my Asus memo HD) and if desperate could use my son's Advent Tegra or my phone. Only bought it to watch telly in my garden and to take on holiday to watch films :)
#36
You can get a Nook HD+ cover for £5 delivered from the Nook site. I have this blue cover and find it very good.

http://www.nook.com/gb/accessories/groovy-stand-in-blue/9780594515104

Also I got a spare power adaptor which comes with both continental and UK pins, again £5 delivered.
#37
redhot999
chocci
redhot999
chocci
redhot999
pfret
I have decided to order from my catalogue rather than eBay or amazon as I think you have more buying protection that way. I have ordered an Equinox4 10 inch and a prestigio to compare I'll decide which one I like the look of best and return the other. Thanks for everyone's input and all the helpful tips :-)
I hope you are happy. I've just picked up a Nook HD+ 9" and the screen is superb. At £85 I'm very happy.
is this the same tablet (£54.99)?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00AKC2NLM/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used
Yes. Got mine from cex A grade. Like the 12 months warranty and had loads of cex vouchers to use up. :)
Edit: Actually chocci that looks like a great deal as that company on Amazon does a 12 month warranty too. Not as convenient to return but even so. Rooted it will be a fantastic tablet
looks great although no hdmi is a show stopper
Yes it is disappointing but having said that I have never used HDMI before on previous tablets (use miracast on my Asus memo HD) and if desperate could use my son's Advent Tegra or my phone. Only bought it to watch telly in my garden and to take on holiday to watch films :)
mine would be used a lot on villa hols so hdmi is essential

What's it like for watching a film etc in the garden when sunny?

Edited By: chocci on Jul 05, 2014 14:24
#38
chocci
redhot999
chocci
redhot999
chocci
redhot999
pfret
I have decided to order from my catalogue rather than eBay or amazon as I think you have more buying protection that way. I have ordered an Equinox4 10 inch and a prestigio to compare I'll decide which one I like the look of best and return the other. Thanks for everyone's input and all the helpful tips :-)
I hope you are happy. I've just picked up a Nook HD+ 9" and the screen is superb. At £85 I'm very happy.
is this the same tablet (£54.99)?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00AKC2NLM/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used
Yes. Got mine from cex A grade. Like the 12 months warranty and had loads of cex vouchers to use up. :)
Edit: Actually chocci that looks like a great deal as that company on Amazon does a 12 month warranty too. Not as convenient to return but even so. Rooted it will be a fantastic tablet
looks great although no hdmi is a show stopper
Yes it is disappointing but having said that I have never used HDMI before on previous tablets (use miracast on my Asus memo HD) and if desperate could use my son's Advent Tegra or my phone. Only bought it to watch telly in my garden and to take on holiday to watch films :)
mine would be used a lot on villa hols so hdmi is essential

What's it like for watching a film etc in the garden when sunny?
Lmao well let's put it this way, no worse than my Asus I was using yesterday watching Wimbledon sunbathing. Put the cover over it to shade it and it's ok. If I read in the sunlight I use my Kobo X)

Edited By: redhot999 on Jul 05, 2014 15:16: typo
#39
redhot999
chocci
redhot999
chocci
redhot999
chocci
redhot999
pfret
I have decided to order from my catalogue rather than eBay or amazon as I think you have more buying protection that way. I have ordered an Equinox4 10 inch and a prestigio to compare I'll decide which one I like the look of best and return the other. Thanks for everyone's input and all the helpful tips :-)
I hope you are happy. I've just picked up a Nook HD+ 9" and the screen is superb. At £85 I'm very happy.
is this the same tablet (£54.99)?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00AKC2NLM/ref=dp_olp_used?ie=UTF8&condition=used
Yes. Got mine from cex A grade. Like the 12 months warranty and had loads of cex vouchers to use up. :)
Edit: Actually chocci that looks like a great deal as that company on Amazon does a 12 month warranty too. Not as convenient to return but even so. Rooted it will be a fantastic tablet
looks great although no hdmi is a show stopper
Yes it is disappointing but having said that I have never used HDMI before on previous tablets (use miracast on my Asus memo HD) and if desperate could use my son's Advent Tegra or my phone. Only bought it to watch telly in my garden and to take on holiday to watch films :)
mine would be used a lot on villa hols so hdmi is essential

What's it like for watching a film etc in the garden when sunny?
Lmao well let's put it this way, no worse than my Asus I was using yesterday watching Wimbledon sunbathing. Put the cover over it to shade it and it's ok. If I read in the sunlight I use my Kobo X)
so pretty crap then :(

will stick with my playbook
#40
fuiseog
You can get a Nook HD+ cover for £5 delivered from the Nook site. I have this blue cover and find it very good.

http://www.nook.com/gb/accessories/groovy-stand-in-blue/9780594515104

Also I got a spare power adaptor which comes with both continental and UK pins, again £5 delivered.
Yeah that's the case I bought. Still thinking about the charger :)

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