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Rugged HDD, 500GB, 7200RPM, FireWire 800/400, mini USB, 12ms, 250g
Rugged HDD, 500GB, 7200RPM, FireWire 800/400, mini USB, 12ms, 250g

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fast, reliable (after almost a year) and only 1 USB cable for power, 2 Dec 2010
I've had 2 of these running for almost a year now and I've had no issues. I've run them on a 2009 MacBook Pro via Firewire 800 mostly, but sometimes USB with no problems. I had no problem powering these drives off a single USB cable. Both drives have been formatted at HFS+ so I haven't tried them on Windows. I normally use the FW 800 for a sample library (my other disc is a photo library) and both drives have been fast. Some FW800 cables can have too deep a collar which can cause a connection problem into the back of the drive (Seagate, I'm looking at you!) but the included LaCie Firewire cable and some longer (bright orange) flat-wire LaCie cables I've bought have been great. Highly recommended.


Disney Pixar: Ultimate Collection [DVD]
Disney Pixar: Ultimate Collection [DVD]
Dvd ~ Tom Hanks

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All films in 16:9 format, 23 Nov 2008
Just to clear up a point another guy's made Bug's Life is not in 4:3 format. They didn't flip the disc and there they'd find the full 16:9 format of the original movie. Not sure how they've found a Toy Story film at 4:3 as well, as both are in full 16:9. So every movie is in 16:9 format and all the discs are stored safely in thinner DVD plastic clip cases.

So don't let the review below put you off - this really is one of the best pressies you can buy yourself or someone else this Christmas! The Pixar story & shorts are all excellent too and well worth watching especially for the history of the Pixar animation team in the early days.


There Will Be Blood (2 disc Special Edition) [DVD]
There Will Be Blood (2 disc Special Edition) [DVD]
Dvd ~ Daniel Day-Lewis
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: 12.99

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Magnificent, 10 July 2008
You're gonna love this film inless you're solely into braindead fests of XXX and Shoot Em Up - both lots of fun, but only when considered part of a healthy balanced diet.

The photography and acting are among the best - Day-Lewis is peerless as ever, and the preacher-boy a necessary weakling! The multi-layered script and almost comedy ending haven't been bettered by anything out of Hollywood in 30 years. One of the few films I've seen which you just wanted to keep rolling after the 2:30hours.

P.T. Anderson does seem to be trying to create a Citizen Kane of our time, and only time will tell whether this is a true classic (and I believe it is). The subtext of greed both in the oil industry and in religion, the 2 props holding up America at this time, hits the nail squarely on the head. An amazing film.


Circus: Live
Circus: Live
Price: 23.33

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Stunning performance, stunning recording, 11 Mar 2007
This review is from: Circus: Live (Audio CD)
An amazing recording of the live performance which will please newcomers to Cale, as well as hardened aficionados. This is a serious contender for best live recording ever, both for recording quality and the quality of a great performance. Up there with The Who's Live in Leeds, and Springsteen in the Hammersmith Odeon.


Jehovahkill
Jehovahkill
Price: 20.64

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great album, ruined by overloaded & distorted remastering, 17 Dec 2006
This review is from: Jehovahkill (Audio CD)
I'd heard great things about this album and decided to get a copy, having missed out back in the early 90s. It's an amazing album with great lyrics.

But what on earth has happened during the remastering process? The entire first 5 seconds of track 2 is totally distorted, and high frequency 'crackling' distortion is rampant throughout the album. Which is a real shame as the excellent bass makes you want to turn the volume up, only to get beaten across the head with a jolt of hifreq noise. Once again some dumb sound engineer has decided to maximise the volume recorded to CD, giving us zero headroom for the huge dynamics on the album. Dropping the recording 3 to 6db would have fixed this problem.

Why not rip music if it sounds this bad? This quality of mastering by deaf engineers is killing music, meaning this actually sounds better as an MP3 than on CD or LP (much like all Coldplay's recordings, and other 're-masters' in this series). Sorry, I must disagree with E. Reitz as the problem isn't that it's been ripped from an LP - I reckon that would calm down the treble & sound wonderful.

So now I'm chasing after the original CD of Jehovakill so I can hear the music as it was meant to sound. And I'll be getting a copy of Peggy Suicide before they decide to destroy that too. And if any sound engineers want to get in touch, I've got some second hand 200 studio monitors that'll help you!


The Big Red One - The Reconstruction (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1980]
The Big Red One - The Reconstruction (2 Disc Special Edition) [DVD] [1980]
Dvd ~ Lee Marvin

47 of 53 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sprawling, just like war, and beats all other war movies, 8 May 2005
An amazing film - you can understand why the producers didn't like it because it's too sprawling, and serious, funny, desolate and thoughtful all at the same time. How do you make sense of something of the scope of this movie in 2.5 hours. Yes, the film is sprawling, and the gaps are noticable, but the sheer number of scenes describing the full diversity of human feeling are to be treasured.
And if you like Lee Marvin then you need to see him in this, possibly his best acting role ever. This man doesn't need words as his face speaks volumes, like all the great actors of yester-year. There's some great supporting actors here too, and you'll finally realise Mark Hammill could act before he got his Star Wars cheque-for-life.
But I digress, so back to this movie. Put simply, if you like Saving Private Ryan or (the great) Band of Brothers then you need to see this movie, to realise how much they depend on it.
But forget those action movies. This is a far more complex film, as it tries to make more sense of the senselessness of war more than any other war movie, bar perhaps Mallick's Thin Red Line and Kubrick's Paths of Glory. They're the only other war movies with this depth of thought, emotion and humanity. And, of course, the sheer waste of war.
Watch this and discover a lost gem, a multi faceted look into the affect war has on us.


La Spagna
La Spagna
Price: 14.51

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic old dance music, 6 Jun 2002
This review is from: La Spagna (Audio CD)
This is an amazing collection of old Spanish dance music from 15th through 17th centuries. A lot is played on viola de gamba, but they do tend to throw just about any instrument they can find in there. Some amazing tunes and some memorable tunes (my favourite is the Diego Ortiz, a number of variations on the piece). It's all beautifully recorded - just be aware that the last track will make you jump out of your seat. Amazing stuff, just buy it.


Anne-Sophie Mutter - Back to the Future
Anne-Sophie Mutter - Back to the Future

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music, but almost the same as Mutter Modern disc, 24 April 2000
Be careful when purchasing this disc as it's a superset of the music previously available on Mutter Modern (DG 445 487-2) - a wonderful disc that is no longer available - I think. This disc contains only 4 additional pieces.(Bartok's Sonata for Violin & Piano no.2, Penderecki's Concerto for Violin & Orchestra No.2, Ravel's Tzigane, Sibelius' Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in D Minor).
But, of course, if you don't have Mutter Modern already then this is an excellent purchase.


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