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Francesco's Venice : Complete BBC Series [DVD]
Francesco's Venice : Complete BBC Series [DVD]
Dvd ~ Francesco Da Mosto
Price: 6.25

5.0 out of 5 stars The Jeremy Clarkson of Venice!!!, 9 Oct 2010
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Buy immediately - do not hesitate.

There is nothing else to say, just buy it absolutely immediately. Click to buy. Don't hesitate. Prepare to have many happy hours.

Quite possibly the most charming television production ever made.

Like nothing else - there is only one Francesco Da Mosto! True style.

He's the Jeremy Clarkson of Venice!


TeckNet Silicone Case and Screen Protector for iPod Touch 4 - Purple
TeckNet Silicone Case and Screen Protector for iPod Touch 4 - Purple

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad -- thick and protective. Chubby., 29 Sep 2010
It is difficult to find the perfect cover for fone, pod, pad.

These items are soft, pliant, squishy. They are fairly thick, chubby.

The fit you would describe as good, not perfect. (This is for ipodtouch 4G.) It is a little loose. Do not expect a really tight "snap on" grip at the sides.

The price is so low it is well worth buying one or two to see if you like them. Tecknet ships promptly and actually have stock unlike others.

In the packet I got, they did supply TWO of the screen protectors, which is great. It is the "remove A, remove B" type screen protector which is the only type you want. (They only cost a few pennies so it is good they throw in two.) It usually takes you a couple of attempts to get it on perfectly so it's good they include a couple of them.

TIP, line-up the tiny front camera hole first when applying the screen protector.

These simple products change slightly from time to time so you never know precisely what you will get. For example, FTR the one I got had "press through buttons" rather than "holes cut out" for the three relevant buttons as shown in the photo here. (Obviously there are holes cut out for the plugs and for the rear main camera.)

If you particularly want protection from dropping it, these thick silicone covers are perhaps best - your ipod becomes almost a superball !

Again the price is so low you will have to buy a few different ones to find what you like exactly. Hope it helps! Nobody bothers reviewing these cheap items so, add a review of whatever you buy! Amazon's computer does not understand how to aggregate the reviews from items that are the same in different colours so that doesn't help either. :-/


Belkin 1.5m Mini Display Port to Mini Display Port  Adapter
Belkin 1.5m Mini Display Port to Mini Display Port Adapter
Offered by BESTBUYIT
Price: 12.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic ..Absolutely identical ..., 28 Sep 2010
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This is absolutely identical to the same item that sells for approximately one billion times more on Apple's online store!

Incredibly, I got it even cheaper from "buy it love it" who were selling an opened-packet one here on amazon.

Buy immediately - works perfectly. A rare bargain.


LUPO TPU Acrylic Flexible Crystal Skin Case & Screen Protector for Apple iPod Touch 3G & 2G (3rd & 2nd Gen) - PINK
LUPO TPU Acrylic Flexible Crystal Skin Case & Screen Protector for Apple iPod Touch 3G & 2G (3rd & 2nd Gen) - PINK

3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad, 25 Sep 2010
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A so-so cover for 3G iPod.

Correct shape for your now-aging 3G iPod, no problems, correct gaps for all buttons etc.

These acrylic covers fit a hair loose rather than a hair tight: nothing wrong with that, you can remove it if you need to.

The screen protector they include is perfect, it is the "peel A, peel B" type, which is the only one you want.

The acrylic type covers "look cheap" - cheap and bright. Nothing wrong with that if it's what you want. They have (obviously) a smooth plasticy feel.

The price is so reasonable it's worth just buying one to check if you like this style of cover: consider the case free with the perfect screen protector.


Grease [Rockin' Edition] [Blu-Ray] [1978]
Grease [Rockin' Edition] [Blu-Ray] [1978]
Dvd ~ John Travolta
Price: 7.00

29 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Utterly brilliant Blu-Ray craftsmanship., 25 Sep 2010
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Perhaps one of the top ten Blu-Rays ever made. This is a reference Blu-Ray, the transfer is incredible. INCREDIBLE.

They didn't go over the top with ridiculous grain smoothing; the colour balance is masterwork; cleanliness is flawless; smooth as silk; detail spectacular ... WOW.

Could not be any better. Sounds is epic, get out your most expensive speakers.

Regarding the movie itself _Grease_ - of course, it's one of the great masterpieces of Western civilisation, what can you say?

One of the best movies ever made has very fortunately received a ten-star BluRay mastering ... utterly wonderful. We're so lucky. So good you'll want to buy a better plasma! Enjoy!

Grease was created by the two geniuses Warren Casey and Jim Jacobs. Casey sadly passed away back in 1988; RIP. This ultimate-quality Blu-Ray disk is worthy of this film ... easily the greatest modern musical film!
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WD Elements 2TB 3.5-inch USB 2.0 External Desktop Hard Drive - Black
WD Elements 2TB 3.5-inch USB 2.0 External Desktop Hard Drive - Black
Offered by Shockbuy srl
Price: 92.00

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect, buy immediately, 20 Sep 2010
(1) NO idiotic useless sockets. (2) NO idiotic extra lights. (3) NO idiotic software.

And also, NO idiotic, puerile, risible, trendy "design."

Look no further, buy as many as you need with confidence. The perfect external drive.

External hard drives should only cost a tiny amount more than the actual raw drive.. most external drives are "idiotically overpriced" so be sure not to buy an idiotically overpriced one.

And there is no reason today (2010) to buy an external drive smaller than 2TB (you'd only save a few pounds), so this is the one to get.

It would be better if they sold this WD model for say ten pounds less, but, as it this is the "cheapest and best", so buy with confidence.

Perfect for Windoze, Mac and all media players. (Obviously, Mac users, for best results run "Disk Utility" which is a program on your Mac, to format the drive for Mac. It only takes about 10-15 seconds to format this or any drive.)

This drive (like all drives of this size) is not "self-powered" from the USB: you also plug in the power adaptor. (There are NO big drives like this that are USB-powered, only small eg. 400mb drives are available USB-powered.)

Hope it helps, enjoy !
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Weekend [1967] [DVD]
Weekend [1967] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Mireille Darc
Offered by The World Cinema Store
Price: 6.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the most important films ever made -- Why no blu-ray?!!, 12 Sep 2010
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This review is from: Weekend [1967] [DVD] (DVD)
Week-End is, of course, one of the most important films in film history.

It is truly incredible that no really good quality Blu-Ray is available.

(Indeed, one reviewer here raised the disturbing possibility that this DVD is a botch: Week-End is (of course!) 105 minutes long ... this DVD seems to be the wrong length? A nightmare...)

Why is no definitive version of W.E. available? It makes no sense?


Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind [Blu-ray]
Nausicaa Of The Valley Of The Wind [Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Hayao Miyazaki
Price: 13.85

9 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A miracle - and easily available right now from amazon japan, 10 Sep 2010
At last ... the first movie from the Ghibli ouvre, released in Blu-Ray. It is a miracle.

Everything you could hope for -- the scanning is state of the art. No absurd grain reduction or anything - just a morally pure capture of the celluloid itself. A miracle.

You can easily buy it right now from amazon japan wherever you are, assuming your bluray player has no problem with the region (ie, you have an Oppo bluray player)

The Japanese disc includes the english version, and indeed all known language versions (about seven language audio tracks).

Amazingly, amazon japan got it to me in THREE DAYS (!!!!!!!!!!!!) which must be a record, faster than buying something from amazon here in europe! Arrived wednesday morning after ordering on the weekend!

Enjoy!

Incidentally: one commentator noted that it would be "very expensive" to have the item shipped from Japan. In fact, surprisingly it was not expensive at all. I'm afraid I don't recall the exact price but it is surprisingly reasonable, considering you are getting express international delivery. I am the first to complain about high prices, but in this case no big problem. Of course currencies and delivery costs change so check for yourself.

Don't forget too the Japanese versions are the "real" versions of the new series being released by Ghibli - notably, they include ALL the language versions which have been made of the film (of course, that fact could be irrelevant to you, but bear it in mind).
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OPPO BDP-83 Universal Blu-ray Disc Player Region & Zone Free / codefree
OPPO BDP-83 Universal Blu-ray Disc Player Region & Zone Free / codefree

5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely, definitely, no question, THE BEST BluRay machine., 3 Sep 2010
The best - end of story.

Do not waste a penny on anything cheaper than an Oppo.

You will end up throwing away anything else you buy, and then buying an Oppo. (Just as we did.)

One of the great products of any type made in the world -- in a world of total trash, thank goodness this exists!

As a bonus ... this is **** THE ONLY **** true solution for multiregion BluRay.

(Inside the machine, there is a cable that they simply replace with the multiregion cable, in the store. The multiregion cable includes a small circuit board. The multiregion aspect actually WORKS FROM THE OPPO REMOTE (!!). You simply hold down the blue button, you hear a beep, then you click 1, 2 or 3 for Blu Ray regions A, B or C. It works utterly perfectly and Oppo is the only "100.00% reliable and correct" solution for multiregion bluray. All serious HiFi and Oppo shop are selling the Oppo with the multiregion cable already installed, it only costs 10 more for the multiregion cable.)

Really THE ONLY BluRay player, everything else is a joke - you will be so happy with it. Built like a Rolls Royce when that meant something. What a great product. Enjoy!


Philips SRP3004/10 Universal Remote
Philips SRP3004/10 Universal Remote
Offered by Telephones Online
Price: 5.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, but does not work with ..., 31 Aug 2010
... basically a good unit. Very simple to program, just enter a four digit code for your unit.

However, does not work with PIONEER PDP plasma screens (of about 2008 model, anyway).

And does not directly work with OPPO bluray/dvd players.

Hope it helps prospective buyers!

Perhaps use the excellent Philips web site to check if your equipment has a code, before purchase. (Pioneer for instance has a code - but it still does not work for those model Pioneer TVs.)
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