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We Know Where You Live: Remix  - The Complete Series [DVD] [2000]
We Know Where You Live: Remix - The Complete Series [DVD] [2000]
Dvd ~ Simon Pegg
Offered by Springwood Media
Price: £2.65

8 of 12 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars We Know Where You Live Remix, 18 Jun 2008
This dvd is a seven episode highlights compilation of the thirteen part series. I have to say I remember watching the original run on Paramount Comedy Channel and remembered it fondly. That is until I watched this DVD, 11 years later. If this is the highlights, how terrible was the stuff they cut out?
There are some good ideas in some of the writing but the poor filming and some bad actors as well as a canned laughter track take away any humour. It comes away feeling like an episode of Basil Brush. If you are a die-hard Pegg, Bhaskar or Allen fan then pick this up cheap to complete your collection but don't expect to get any laughs or enjoyment out of it, only satisfaction that they went on to better things.


The Warlock Lord: Number 1 in series: Warlock Lord Bk. 1 (Sword of Shannara)
The Warlock Lord: Number 1 in series: Warlock Lord Bk. 1 (Sword of Shannara)
by Terry Brooks
Edition: Paperback

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Warning, this is really only 1/3 of a book, 28 Mar 2008
The Sword of Shannara trilogy is three books:

1. The Sword of Shannara
2. The Elfstones of Shannara
3. The Wishstone of Shannara

The Warlock Lord is basically 1/3 of the first book, Sword of Shannara. So, if you buy this book instead of Sword of Shannara (search ISBN number 1841495484), the first book is splintered into Warlock Lord, Druid's Keep and Secret of the Sword, meaning you have to buy another two books to make up just the first book (expensive!). No wonder so many reviews of this book are negative, it's not even a complete book.


Dersu Uzala [1975] [DVD]
Dersu Uzala [1975] [DVD]
Dvd ~ Yuri Solomin

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you're renting this..., 31 Mar 2007
This review is from: Dersu Uzala [1975] [DVD] (DVD)
If you're going to rent this, make sure you rent both discs. The movie is spread over 2 discs, so if you just rent disc 1, you only get to watch half the movie. The movie (the half that i've seen) is brilliant though, just bear that in mind.


SanDisk 2gb Cruzer Titanium U3 Smart 2.0 USB Flash Drive
SanDisk 2gb Cruzer Titanium U3 Smart 2.0 USB Flash Drive

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Speeds up Windows Vista, 15 Mar 2007
Not only is this a very fast flash drive, it can also be used with Windows Vista ReadyBoost, which can't be said for most flash drives. Readyboost is where Vista puts system swapfiles on the flash drive, and as it has much faster access times than a harddrive, it significantly speeds up Windows. So then, cheap, fast and speeds up Windows Vista, not bad for seventeen quid (and dropping).


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic keyboard, until you need to clean it, 25 Jan 2007
There's an old addage that goes 'Buy a good bed and a good pair of shoes because you're always going to be in one or the other'. This is also true with keyboards, it's pretty vital to get a good keyboard and mouse and not go cheap. You get what you pay for.

This keyboard has brilliant typing action. It really is one of the best keyboard for someone who wants to type quickly and enjoy doing so. It's expensive for a keyboard but it's worth it, if you never ever need to maintain it.

The technology behind the brilliant feel of the keyboard is also its downfall for maintainance. Underneath each key is a really slender plastic hinge and a rubber nib. It's very risky to try to take the keys off to clean underneath (which becomes necessary as there's such a short distance between the key being up and being depressed)as these may easily snap.

There's no guide on how to clean the keyboard at all, in fact the keyboard isn't even mentioned on the Logitech website. Logitech Technical Support say just to take the keys off and clean with rubbing alcohol. That was not much help, and sure enough, three keys broke and the problem key (the spacebar) was not even helped by cleaning, it was still stiff. Logitech would not replace the keyboard as it was out of warranty. Cheers, Logitech.

On a normal keyboard, if you spill a drink on it, get crumbs in it or get a pin or paperclip stuck in it, you unplug the keyboard, easily take the keys off, with no fear of them breaking, then sort out the problem. Even if it's waterlogged or cola or coffelogged, you're safe in the knowledge that when the keyboard is dry, it'll work again perfectly. With this keyboard, if you have any such accidents where the keys need to come off, you can almost certainly forget about it and just buy another keyboard.

I'm typing this review on a half broken keyboard wit missing keys and a stiff spacebar wondering whether or not to buy another, as it was so nice until it needed cleaning...

In other words, buy one if nothing but your fingers is ever ever likely to come in contact with it, and don't expect technical support to help if it does.


QI - A Quite Interesting Game [Interactive DVD] [2005]
QI - A Quite Interesting Game [Interactive DVD] [2005]
Dvd ~ Stephen Fry
Price: £6.96

80 of 81 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars An immensely enjoyable quiz marred by a fatal flaw., 11 Dec 2006
This interactive quiz is seemingly a great conversion of the show to the DVD game format. The questions are all asked by Stephen Fry in full video, the answers explained in a similar fashion. The writing and performance for all the questions (and the wrong and right answers) are very amusing and interesting, which would make this interactive DVD completely recommendable and an essential purchase.

BUT, the game itself has a fatal flaw built in. There are 7 categories with 50 questions to answer in each. When you get to the end of a category, if you've answered everything correctly, but on one or more questions you've not answered with the most interesting correct answer, you're sent back to do all 50 questions again! There's no indication as to which answers are teh most interesting as that's subjective and there's no audio or visual clue that you've done so, and answering the questions again is frustrating as this time around, the long, witty but unskippable speeches by Stephen Fry get in the way when you're trying to speed through the secion again.

This knocks 2 stars off the review for me, because the game is essentially broken and frustrating despinte the fantastic content.
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The Book of General Ignorance (A Quite Interesting Book)
The Book of General Ignorance (A Quite Interesting Book)
by Stephen Fry
Edition: Hardcover

74 of 103 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It really is the book of the show, 17 Nov 2006
Everything in the book is directly from the show. If you watch the show you'll probably know it all already. Good as a reminder then, or if you've not been following the show, but disappointing if you've been paying attention.


Oxford Beginner's Japanese Dictionary
Oxford Beginner's Japanese Dictionary
by Oxford University Press
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.69

37 of 40 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A warning if you've got Oxford Starter Japanese Dictionary, 22 Oct 2006
I was recommended this book, the Oxford Beginner's Japanese Dictionary, by Amazon as I bought the Oxford Starter Japanese Dictionary. The press release for this book says it's a 'New and fresh approach for first-time learners'. However, when I received the book, it's not new at all, page for page in every way it's the same book as the old one. so, if you have that book already, don't get this or you'll be disappointed. If you don't, then it is still a brilliant, user friendly dictionary that is indespensible for the beginning learner.


Strand 3 Way Interchangeable SCART Control Unit
Strand 3 Way Interchangeable SCART Control Unit

28 of 34 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What it doesn't tell you is..., 20 April 2006
...that it only has one RGB socket, so if you want to use it with a games console (rgb), a dvd player (rgb) and a satellite receiver (rgb), two of them have to suffer from reduced quality!


Ellion DVR-950S Slimline Dual Format  Multi-region Capable DVD Recorder with 160GB Hard Drive, MPEG4 Playback
Ellion DVR-950S Slimline Dual Format Multi-region Capable DVD Recorder with 160GB Hard Drive, MPEG4 Playback

5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Featureless, user-unfriendly, 29 Mar 2006
Pros:
* Quiet, slim, good looking
* Good quality build
* Plays mp4 and divx
Neutral:
* Average program recording, quite pixellated
Cons:
* Very user-unfriendly interface. Tiny buttons on the remote control and non-intuitive combinations of button presses to do anything but record, which to set up takes several button presses each time you turn it on. If you're in a hurry to record something, you're not going to be pleased.
* Very basic editing of recordings (rename, delete, add chapter), extremely disappointing and not acceptable on a hdd recorder.
* Will not recognise most disc brands i've tried so far, only got it to work with Emtec DVD+RW discs, TDK +/-, Datawrite (standard and titanium) won't work.
* If it even suspects that something is macrovision (copy) protected (and it's often wrong) it will refuse to record. This is standard, but this recorder will stop mid-program on a non-encrypted recording.
Check out the hilarious user manual where (with screenshots) they show you how to transfer illegal divx rips of a certain Disney movie! They'd be in so much trouble if anybody at Disney/Pixar sees the manual.


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