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WD TV Play Media Player
WD TV Play Media Player

1.0 out of 5 stars Not fit for purpose - AVOID!, 1 Feb. 2014
Firstly, WD havent updated the firmware for a year so they have obviously given up on the product.

Unit is underpowered CPU wise so has a very slow user interface

More importantly it has some major design flaws


If you put the box into standby, then any video files completely lose its resume markers so you have to fast forward to where you last watched,

You also have to play a file in order to delete it!

To make matters worse, it deletes the wrong files unless you refresh the entire folder

e.g. Say you have 8 tv episodes 1 through 8 and want to delete episodes 1 to 4

1. View the folder

2. PLAY file 1, then OPTIONS then DELETE, then YES, then STOP to return to the folder view

3. Go down to file 2 in the list and repeat step 2 to delete it.

4. Repeat for the third and fourth files

5. You will find it has deleted files 1, 3,5 & 7!

Also, you cant delete folders either

The 'Apps' all mainly USA based so inaccessible. The only ones I found useful were BBC Iplayer and Youtube.

Mums Know Best: The Hairy Bikers' Family Cookbook
Mums Know Best: The Hairy Bikers' Family Cookbook
by Hairy Bikers
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £5.00

45 of 45 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great recipes but lacking a decent contents page, 3 Jan. 2014
A great book full of well known recipes, most of which I will eventually try. A bargain for £5. Unfortunately, the contents page is useless with just six section pages (e.g 'show-off food', birthday treats' etc). Decided I wouldnt use the book much if I had to browse through every page to find inspiration or to find a recipe a second time so spent ages creating a proper contents page. Hopefully, some others will find it useful:-

Beer Battered Fish 10
The Best Chips Ever 11
Minced Meat Plate Pie 14
Cheese Pie 16
Chilli Con Carne 19
Beany Mince 19
Rumpy Pumpy Soup 20
Yellow Split Pea And Ham Soup 20
Tandoori Chicken Samosas 22
Traditional Samosas 26
Veggie Samosas 27
Mince & Dumplings 29
Boiled Leek And Onion Pudding 31
Steak And Kidney Pudding 32
Crumpets 36
Lemon Drizzle Cake 39
Butterfly Cakes 40
Mrs Miller's Empire Biscuits 40
Bran Loaf 41
Rocky Road 41
Millionaire's Shortbread 41
Fougasse A L'anchois 45
Cheese Nibbles 46
Coffee Kisses 46
Lemon, Ginger And Blueberry Flan 48
A New Look At Scones 49
Chicken In Brandy 52
Mustard Mash 52
Lemon Souffle 54
Proper Prawn Cocktail 57
Foolproof Mayonnaise 57
Sult 59
Kringel 60
Roosa-Manna 63
Whole Poached Salmon 64
Coronation Chicken 66
Baked Alaska 68
Honey And Marmalade Roasted Gammon 70
Quick Dill Pickled Cabbage 71
Apple Compote 71
Lill's Pretzels 74
Guinea Fowl With Red Chilli 76
Yam Balls 77
Meat And Potato Pie 81
Piccalilli 82
Tomato Chutney 82
Dave's Mam's Killer Fishcakes 84
Spicy Roasted Chicken 86
Curried Salmon 88
Harjinder's Pakoras 90
Mint Chutney 90
Puris 91
Yoghurt Boondi 91
Kedgeree 91
Chicken Curry 94
Rhoda's Chicken Curry 97
Pan Haggerty 98
Green Bean Soup 100
Portuguese Fish And Chips 103
Traditional Rice Pudding 104
Portuguese Rice Pudding 105
Balinese Rice Pudding 105
Potted Shrimps 108
Melba Toast 108
Spaghetti Alla Carbonara 110
Mutton Curry With Sauce 112
Curried Potatoes 113
Sesame Chutney 113
Summer Berry Trifle 116
Curried Mutton 118
Sky Juice 119
Saturday Soup 122
Cottage Pie 127
Stuffed Vine Leaves 128
Basticho 132
Very Special Chocolate Mousse Trio 134
Sausage Plait 136
Manchester Tart 139
Snow Queen 140
Chocolate Sauce 140
Welsh Griddle Cakes 143
Muttar Paneer 144
Mushroom Risotto 148
Roast Beef And Yorkshire Pudding 150
Yorkshire Pudding 151
Toad In The Hole 151
Best Ever Roast Potatoes 154
Horseradish Sauce 154
Apple And Blackberry Crumble 159
Home-Made Custard 159
Lemon Meringue Pie 160
Texas Cornbread 162
Southern Cornbread 162
Pork Bbq Tibs And Boston Baked Beans 165
Buttermilk Pie 166
Key Lime Pie 169
Bread And Butter Pudding 170
Smoked Eel And Pancetta Salad 172
Turbot With Shrimp Sauce 175
Roast Saddle Of Venison 176
Game Chips 177
Seak And Al Pie 180
Perfect Cauliflower Cheese 183
Rum Babas 184
Spotted Dick 186
Sweet And Sour Pork Hong Kong Style 188
Sticky Ginger And Soy Chicken Wings 192
Auntie Taz's Chaat Masala Mix 192
Spinach, Carrot And Potato Pakaoras 193
Chana Chaat 193
Scotch Eggs 196
Nargis Kebabs 196
Courgette Fritters 199
Victoria Sandwich 201
Yummy Biscuits 201
Game Pie 202
Hot Chicken Salad 205
Maryland Chicken 206
Sticky Date Pudding 208
Blackberry And Apple Pie 213
Treacle Tart 214
Chicken And Vegetable Stir Fry 217
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6 pairs of Mens Trainer Socks/Liners Black 6/11
6 pairs of Mens Trainer Socks/Liners Black 6/11
Offered by Once Upon a Time .............
Price: £2.37

5.0 out of 5 stars Best trainer socks I have found, 13 Aug. 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Always had problems with trainer socks riding under the heel but these stay firmly in place (size 9) and just bought some more for next year!

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor quality control, 18 Feb. 2012
Bought after seeing the great reviews but unfortunately about 70% of the ones I tried were blunt and didnt last 1 shave. Buy cheap, buy twice applied for me. Gave them away to a mate who binned them as in total agreement with me that they were next to useless.

The sharp ones worked fairly well hence it gets more than a 1 star review.
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Western Digital TV Live HD Media Player
Western Digital TV Live HD Media Player

0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Poor navigation options - fine if you dont mind waiting 4 minutes to get 1 hour into a video, 14 Sept. 2011
All set to buy one of these until to my horror, discovered you cant skip pre-determined video lengths. Hardly a media player if it cant even handle basic navigation like GOTO or skip 30s etc. Will be returning the unit and will be warning people away from this player from now on! Say you want to watch something thats 3 hours long, it takes you EIGHT minutes at top speed to get to say, 2 hours in!

Skipping commercials is a nightmare. Going 1 or 2 minutes forward through the credits on a television show using fast forward and then pressing play takes you back where you started or 30 seconds after where you pressed play! Reminds me of the 20th century media players made in China!

It would be great if only WD got around to putting in this most basic of navigation functions.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars What is it made of?, 20 May 2009
How can they sell these with a description of 5 words. What is it made of would be a good start!

Premier DC2302 Digital Camera [2MP 3xOptical]
Premier DC2302 Digital Camera [2MP 3xOptical]

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Do any of them work, 18 Feb. 2004
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Had four (yes four!) of these cameras and all returned as faulty. Ended up with a refund and a lot of hassle. Avoid Premier products!

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