I'm very interested in getting a Tablet. Galaxy Tab 8.9 specifically. Although I've searched, I've yet to find definitive answers to the following::
a) Can one watch BBC iPlayer and ITV Player on tablets?
b) All of these tablets, iPads included, have very little storage - I have a Seagate portable HDD - could I use this to transfer files from the Tablet?? I dare not purchase online, only to find none of the above are possible as the sellers would not refund.
It would not matter if you purchased online and then found the tablet was not what you wanted as you would be covered by the Distance Selling Regulations (DSR's) and have a cooling off period of 7 days to inform the seller that you will be returning the item. You would of course have to pay the postage.
Google Distance Selling Regulations for more info.
It does not have to be returned within 7 days but you have to inform the seller that you are going to return it within 7 days. As I do most of my shopping online I have on many occasion returned goods. In fact I returned a motherboard just this week for no other reason than I bought it in error, I need a M-itx not the M-atx I bought.
I have also returned laptops that I bought and found that they were not suitable. I am always careful with packaging so I do not have a problem there.
I have the Samsung Galaxy 10.1 and can use BBC iPlayer and ITV player on it via the apps suggested by Woolwell.
My Tab is only 16Gb but I have not found this to be a limitation for two reasons - first I have a 64Gb USB stick which with an adapter can be plugged into the tablet and secondly by using Allshare I can network the tablet to my desktop and play all the music, video and picture content that is on it.
I doubt that you can attach a portable HDD to the USB adapter because of power limitations.
Thank you all so much for your help and advice with this! Thanks F.E. for your input too. I WON'T get an iPad, I personally think all things Apple are far too expensive, and don't like how Apple tend to *lock down their equipment.
Can I ask you chub_tor, are you happy with your Galaxy 10.1?? What's the screen like? Would you say it's a better size to use than the 8.9?
Obviously it's a matter for you to decide. In my opinion the iPad beats all other tablets by miles. I wouldn't want to be without mine, it goes everywhere with me, and is without a doubt the best mobile device I've ever used.
They are expensive, but it shows in the sheer quality of the product.
I'm not quite sure what you mean by Apple locking down their equipment.