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Stuart Cooper
2005-09-22, 08:26
I recently submitted a Squeezebox2 for review by Channel 5's "The Gadget
Show" here in the UK. It is on the first episode of the new series, full
details below.

With regard to earlier threads on the Squeezebox's profile in the UK - I've
been promoting SD in the UK since we began selling the Slimp3, with some
success. Initially, the Mac based press were more interested, but it was
also in PC Pro etc. I also had it feature (albeit briefly) in HiFi World not
so long ago.

Anyway, the show were pleased with the unit - as was the delivery guy who
returned it! :0)

Stuart - MultiTask Computing
www.multitask-computing.co.uk

TECHNOLOGY: The Gadget Show
Channel: five 105
Date: Monday 3rd October 2005
Time: 19:15 to 20:00
Duration: 45 minutes.

Suzi Perry, Jason Bradbury and Jon Bentley return for a third series of the
cult show for gadget lovers. Every week the team road-tests the latest
offerings on the market, offering advice on buying new technology, bringing
news of new games and gizmos as well as giving viewers the opportunity to
win some amazing prizes.

(Stereo, New Series, Followed by five news update, Subtitles)

Excerpt taken from DigiGuide - the world's best TV guide
Copyright C1999-2004 GipsyMedia Ltd.

pbouscarle
2005-09-22, 08:39
Mmmm Suzi Perry. I hope she was wearing her biker leathers!

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Cooper
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Subject: [slim] UK Publicity: Squeezebox2 on "The Gadget Show" CH5

I recently submitted a Squeezebox2 for review by Channel 5's "The Gadget
Show" here in the UK. It is on the first episode of the new series, full
details below.

With regard to earlier threads on the Squeezebox's profile in the UK -
I've been promoting SD in the UK since we began selling the Slimp3, with
some success. Initially, the Mac based press were more interested, but
it was also in PC Pro etc. I also had it feature (albeit briefly) in
HiFi World not so long ago.

Anyway, the show were pleased with the unit - as was the delivery guy
who returned it! :0)

Stuart - MultiTask Computing
www.multitask-computing.co.uk

TECHNOLOGY: The Gadget Show
Channel: five 105
Date: Monday 3rd October 2005
Time: 19:15 to 20:00
Duration: 45 minutes.

Suzi Perry, Jason Bradbury and Jon Bentley return for a third series of
the cult show for gadget lovers. Every week the team road-tests the
latest offerings on the market, offering advice on buying new
technology, bringing news of new games and gizmos as well as giving
viewers the opportunity to win some amazing prizes.

(Stereo, New Series, Followed by five news update, Subtitles)

Excerpt taken from DigiGuide - the world's best TV guide Copyright
C1999-2004 GipsyMedia Ltd.

PAUL WILLIAMSON
2005-09-22, 19:46
>>> stu (AT) multitask-computing (DOT) co.uk 09/22/05 11:26 AM >>>
> I recently submitted a Squeezebox2 for review by Channel 5's "The
> Gadget Show" here in the UK. It is on the first episode of the new
> series, full details below.

Is there any chance someone could record this and make it available?
Preferably a simple mpg would be good. I see there are podcasts
available, but I'd like to have a copy of the video version of the
show.

I'm in the US and have not chance of seeing this normally.

Paul

Robin Bowes
2005-09-23, 01:48
PAUL WILLIAMSON wrote:
>>>>stu (AT) multitask-computing (DOT) co.uk 09/22/05 11:26 AM >>>
>>
>>I recently submitted a Squeezebox2 for review by Channel 5's "The
>>Gadget Show" here in the UK. It is on the first episode of the new
>>series, full details below.
>
>
> Is there any chance someone could record this and make it available?
> Preferably a simple mpg would be good. I see there are podcasts
> available, but I'd like to have a copy of the video version of the
> show.
>
> I'm in the US and have not chance of seeing this normally.

Paul,

I'll see what I can do. I have a Topfield TF5800PVR so I should be able
to record it then pull off the recorded file and cut out the Squeezebox bit.

I'll set myself a reminder to record it. Feel free to email me nearer
the time just in case :)

R.
--
http://robinbowes.com

If a man speaks in a forest,
and his wife's not there,
is he still wrong?

ceejay
2005-10-03, 11:37
Well, I think I've got it on my PC... however, don't anyone hold your breath, the SB2 got a short section within a short item. And I'm not entirely sure they got the point with a flaky comparison with a Sonos system.

I'll edit/compress one down to a reasonable size and post it somewhere if anyone's interested.

Ceejay

mikerob
2005-10-03, 12:10
I thought that the Squeezebox came quite well out of the feature.

A 2 minute piece on primetime TV covering 4 different products for streaming music is not going to provide a detailed analysis of any of them, but from the perspective of the general public, I would think Squeezebox had the least worst of the disadvantages given for each product (iTrip : illegal in UK, Airport Express : need to go back to computer to change tracks, Squeezebox : doesn't play tracks with iTunes DRM, Sonos : v. expensive)

OK, they didn't mention that Sonos doesn't play iTunes tracks with DRM either but I think the price quoted for Sonos (starting at GBP1400 for 3 rooms...) would be enough to put off the average viewer - particularly when they would be more likely to earmark the family budget for the HDTV kit shown on the first feature in the program...

The viewing figures for the show should be on www.barb.co.uk in a couple of weeks.

Stuart Cooper
2005-10-03, 12:28
It is irritating... all their questions were answered, the whole iTunes
purchased music issue explained s - l - o - w - l - y and yet they cite that
as a main disadvantage - no mention of internet radio, the display or all
the plugins etc.

And their website hasn't been updated since the last series! Ahhhh well...
I'm going for a lie down.

The delivery driver who returned it was much more enthusiastic when he saw
mine in operation!

Stuart
www.multitask-computing.co.uk



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Subject: [slim] Re: UK Publicity: Squeezebox2 on "The Gadget Show" CH5


Well, I think I've got it on my PC... however, don't anyone hold your
breath, the SB2 got a short section within a short item. And I'm not
entirely sure they got the point with a flaky comparison with a Sonos
system.

I'll edit/compress one down to a reasonable size and post it somewhere
if anyone's interested.

Ceejay


--
ceejay

ceejay
2005-10-03, 13:06
30 seconds out of 2.5 minutes ... not bad. I have a 6MB windows Media Player Video file available if anyone could direct me where to post it (wll this forum take a file that big?)

Ceejay

dean
2005-10-03, 13:23
Probably not, but feel free to mail it to me and we'll host it on our
web site.

dean (AT) slimdevices (DOT) com

dean
2005-10-03, 20:39
Thanks to CeeJay, I've posted it here:

http://www.slimdevices.com/photos/gadget.wmv

Enjoy.

-dean

ultra238a
2005-10-04, 13:30
I hate that guy! Is it just me or is that in every segment he does he doesn't sound like he has a clue what he is talking about?!?

IMHO

Paul
Progressive Consumer Electronics Ltd

ModelCitizen
2005-10-04, 14:10
It's a really crap piece. Facile, incorrect, infantile, short and completely
useless.
Who does this sort of stuff cater for? I'm incredulous.
What is the world coming to (moan, moan, moan)....

Simon Turner
Barcombe UK.


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> Sent: 04 October 2005 21:30
> To: discuss (AT) lists (DOT) slimdevices.com
> Subject: [slim] Re: UK Publicity: Squeezebox2 on "The Gadget Show" CH5
>
>
> I hate that guy! Is it just me or is that in every segment he
> does he doesn't sound like he has a clue what he is talking about?!?
>
> IMHO
>
> Paul
> Progressive Consumer Electronics Ltd
>
>
> --
> ultra238a
>

dean
2005-10-04, 14:25
On Oct 4, 2005, at 2:10 PM, Simon @ Home wrote:

> It's a really crap piece. Facile, incorrect, infantile, short and
> completely
> useless.
Come on, Simon. What do you REALLY think?

ceejay
2005-10-04, 15:04
It's a really crap piece. Facile, incorrect, infantile, short and completely
useless.
Who does this sort of stuff cater for? I'm incredulous.
What is the world coming to (moan, moan, moan)....



For the benefit of our non-UK readers, we should probably point out that this was targetted firmly at "Channel 5" viewers. How can I put this delicately?

Lets just say we are not at the "high-brow" end of the broadcasting spectrum here. Tonight's schedule, apparently, features "Killer Shark Live", "CSI:Miami", "CSI:NY", "Law and Order"...

Surely all publicity is good publicity? It's not as if they said the SB2 was no good, after all...

Ceejay

Patrick Dixon
2005-10-05, 00:31
I think you'll find, for our N American readers, that IS highbrow ;-)

Patrick - broadcasting snob.

Fifer
2005-10-05, 00:53
Tonight's schedule, apparently, features "Killer Shark Live", "CSI:Miami", "CSI:NY", "Law and Order"...
Not to mention their heavy reliance (at least in the early days) on late night soft porn and blood and guts movies to drum up audience figures. Hence the HIGNFY joke from a few years back:

'It's Bush and Gore in the US election - just like Channel 5 really ...'

mikerob
2005-10-05, 02:50
"Who does this sort of stuff cater for?"

The Great British Public, or 6% of it, which is C5's share of UK terrestrial broadcasts.

Older episodes of The Gadget Show are also continually rotated on, Bravo, (I think) which is on Sky & Cable so the piece on the Squeezebox will be seen on UK TV for the next year or so.

From a Slim Devices perspective, I would have thought any publicity (and the piece certainly wasn't negative) is good publicity.

ultra238a
2005-10-05, 07:55
Totally agree that any publicity is good for Squeezebox - I just can't stand the guy who did the section. I have seen some of the other stuff that he has done and I always get the feeling he a bit condescending which is strange as he comes over as knowing sweet FA!

Paul
Progressive Consumer Electronics Ltd

Neil Davidson
2005-10-05, 11:18
>
> It's a really crap piece. Facile, incorrect, infantile, short
> and completely useless.
> Who does this sort of stuff cater for? I'm incredulous.
> What is the world coming to (moan, moan, moan)....
>
> Simon Turner
> Barcombe UK.
>

I think that about sums up the show :)

There was a piece a couple of weeks ago (I think, could have been last week)
about surround systems. What do you think they tested?

A 300 all in one DVD/Surround system (could have been something like a JVC
or Sony, I have no idea), a Denon 'virtual' surround mini-Hifi based system
at 500 and.......a Tag Mclaren setup valued at 30,000!!!

Yeah, good review guys!

AdamC
2005-10-06, 15:45
I thought that the Squeezebox came quite well out of the feature.
I'm here because of it: reading this forum whilst playing music through the SoftSqueeze and planning to order a Squeezebox in the next day or two.

As they say, any publicity is good publicity. It didn't take long for me to see that the SqueezeBox is what I've been looking for.

ceejay
2005-10-06, 23:55
I'm here because of it: reading this forum whilst playing music through the SoftSqueeze and planning to order a Squeezebox in the next day or two.

As they say, any publicity is good publicity. It didn't take long for me to see that the SqueezeBox is what I've been looking for.

Welcome! Just don't take the comments earlier in this thread about Channel 5 viewers personally!! :)

Ceejay

Michaelwagner
2005-10-07, 18:36
http://www.slimdevices.com/photos/gadget.wmv
doesn't work for me. Stops immediately (well, maybe it shows a few frames ... but it's too fast to see if anything happens). Same happens when I press play.