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Sony BDVE190 300W 3D Blu-ray Home Cinema System (Old model)
Sony BDVE190 300W 3D Blu-ray Home Cinema System (Old model)

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It ain't hi-fi, but it's fun!, 20 May 2013
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I bought this at 149, as a replacement for a 10-year-old Sony DAV S550. Richer Sounds do it at 129 at present, but the Amazon returns policy swung it for me .

I "needed" it, because my Panasonic BD110 blu-ray player has an annoying lip-sync problem playing sound through the optical input on the S550, and I thought this annoyance would go away with a blu-ray player and integrated 5.1 amp. It’s almost gone, but not quite perfect. To these ears, the sound quality is the same as he S550, although the speakers supplied with the DDVE 190 are plastic and lightweight compared to the robust S550. The latter’s speaker are of MUCH higher build quality, and the amp, I suspect more powerful.

Back to the BDVE 190. It doesn’t like any old speakers (like Mordant Short compacts or Tannoy Mercury F1 Customs, each 8 ohms nominal) being connected in place of the supplied speakers. Turn the volume up past 30, the amp cuts out and a scary “PUSH POWER” message appears in the display. I think it must be very sensitive to overload, and the impedance of the speakers must match fairly critically with the originals (3 ohms, except the subwoofer, 6 ohms).

It’s cheap, and I couldn’t find a better 3D Blu-ray 5.1 system at the time of writing (May 2013). Four-star fun!


SainSonic® 3D Active Rechargeable Shutter Glasses for DLP-Link Projector *WIRELESS*(NOT FOR HD131xe)
SainSonic® 3D Active Rechargeable Shutter Glasses for DLP-Link Projector *WIRELESS*(NOT FOR HD131xe)
Offered by P&A
Price: 22.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Work well with an Optima HD300X, 16 Feb 2013
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Thse glasses work well with an Optima HD300X projector - I have bought three pairs of them now. Some other glasses I have tried with the HD300X did not synchronise in 3D SBS mode, these glasses do, and are comfortable to wear over an extended period.


The Tangutica Fairies
The Tangutica Fairies
by Ruth Polkinghorne
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully illustrated, I acquired two copies and framed some of the illustrations!, 15 Feb 2010
This review is from: The Tangutica Fairies (Paperback)
An unusual tale of seven fairies who befriend two children, each of the fairy "personalities" bringing some unique moral quality to the story as they help the children understand and grow through difficulties. For me, the illustrations are the icing on the cake: they make beuatiful and unusual framed prints, and are a talking point for visitors! Thanks, Ruth and Diana!


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