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bilky asko Tyne Tees Look North (North East)
DJGM posted:
I just took a look at Ideal World on ITV, and they're flogging the iPhone SE (refurbished and pre-owned) for £170 quid. A three year old smartphone with minuscule 4inch display. Even the overnight infomercials on much smaller channels don't scrape the barrel this much!

So this is what late nights on ITV has come to ... 2-3 hours of a 3rd-rate shopping channel starting with a bunch of 2nd-hand iPhones!


The small display is because the phone was aimed at iPhone users wanting an upgrade without an increase in screen size. It still supports the latest version of iOS, and is probably the cheapest entry point for the modern iPhone experience.

The phone is refurbished with genuine parts - you're paying perhaps £20-£30 more than the equivalent item on eBay, but you're not risking buying a stolen phone and you have better options for recourse should it be necessary.

Would I buy one? No. But the way you describe it is hardly fair either. If you want awful iPhone prices, take a look at QVC's iPhone 7 prices...
NJ
Neil Jones Founding member Central (West) Midlands Today
We don't all want or need whopping great phones, I've just had to get rid of a 5" phone for various reasons and could I find anything with a screen smaller than 5.45"? Could I heck, I didn't want one that big! Eventually managed to find an end-of-line 4.5" device so I'm happy.
LL
London Lite Founding member London London
I've finally got round to watching Ideal World on ITV and it's upscaled SD which looks atrocious.
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
They don't broadcast in HD, so it's not suprising.
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Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
They don't broadcast in HD, so it's not suprising.


Well it is, it should look quite good as long as they are up scaling from the native 270Mb/s uncompressed SDI output.
VM
VMPhil Granada North West Today
Ideal World’s camera picture quality has always been really bad, especially compared to QVC.
MA
Markymark Meridian (Thames Valley) South Today
Ideal World’s camera picture quality has always been really bad, especially compared to QVC.


They must be using cast off kit from a BBC region then 😜
AG
AxG Yorkshire Look North (Yorkshire)
Doubt the cameras are that old, I mean they only went 16:9 in 2012. 😂
JA
james-2001 Central (East) East Midlands Today
AxG posted:
Doubt the cameras are that old, I mean they only went 16:9 in 2012. 😂

Buying old second hand kit Razz
NG
noggin Founding member
AxG posted:
Doubt the cameras are that old, I mean they only went 16:9 in 2012. 😂


Most cameras bought since the mid-to-late 90s will have been 4:3/16:9 switchable - so they won't have had to replace them to go 16:9 necessarily.

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JO
Johnr
Tonight a Sony Xperia 10 for £289.99...for the sake of a tenner more Amazon/Argos etc will sell you the same thing with better customer support!

(I expect 'flexi-pay' is very popular with Ideal World customers!)
TC
TCOTV
Watch, Shop, Smile. Ideal World has had a new look. Looks very QVC.

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