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ION Profile LP Vinyl-Archiving Turntable
ION Profile LP Vinyl-Archiving Turntable
Price: 64.24

91 of 96 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Works well but you will need a newish PC to run the software, 13 April 2010
This turntable works very well and the sound quality is great. However it took 30 minutes + to convert the audio to MP3 on my PC via the supplied software (PC running XP with a 3 year old AMD 2Mb processor). I installed the software onto a newish laptop running Windows 7 and the same process took just a minute or so to convert a whole LP which I thought was acceptable (I had to download a patch for Windows 7 but that was easy enough to do and the software upgraded itself without any fuss). The Audacity audio editing programme is included but this is complicated to use unless you know what you're doing with it so don't consider this as a useful inclusion when comparing product bundles.

Good quality recordings and fast software as long as your PC is only a couple of years old or less.
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Cantilever LCD Monitor TV Arm Bracket Wall Mount with Swivel and Tilt
Cantilever LCD Monitor TV Arm Bracket Wall Mount with Swivel and Tilt
Offered by Electro World
Price: 13.95

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent product, 13 April 2010
I was a bit cautious about putting my trust and my 19 inch LCD TV in what looks like a somewhat spindly bracket so I read the reviews first. They were right and I didn't need to worry at all. It is a very good product, perfectly strong enough to hold my TV in a multitude of different positions and distances from the wall. As I have plasterboard walls I used different (heavy duty) fixings to the ones supplied but otherwise it's ideal for a kitchen as the TV can be pointed in loads of different directions and angles depending on where we were in the room. The bracket also folds back nearly flat against the wall as well. There are mountings for both 75mm and 100mm setups on the TV backs, along with various screws.

Make sure that you tighten up all of the joints with the provided allen key or else the TV will appear to sag on the bracket.

A brilliant product and a brilliant price.


Toshiba 19DV665DB 19-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD/DVD Combi with Freeview - Black
Toshiba 19DV665DB 19-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD/DVD Combi with Freeview - Black

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Toshiba 19DV665DB - Be aware of clearance for leads when wall mounting, 13 April 2010
This is the usual quality product that you would expect from Toshiba. Good build quality and very easy to setup.

One thing to watch out for though: If you intend to wall mount this TV be aware that the power cord is a kettle lead type which enters the back of the TV at 90 degrees to the case. Also the coax lead does likewise. Therefore there is a minimum clearance required between the wall and the back of the TV to accommodate these leads. Not a problem unless you want to mount the TV very close to the wall. If so you should look for a TV with connections underneath the cabinet instead of on the back.

Otherwise a good TV at a great price. Good picture quality with bright colours. Contrast ratio could be better but is typical for 19 inch TVs. Note not full 1080p HD.


Pentax Optio E85 Digital Camera - Black (12MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD
Pentax Optio E85 Digital Camera - Black (12MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD

9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pentax Optio E85 - A great camera, 13 April 2010
Good - large screen, 12Mb, lots of modes. Especially multi bracketing, face recognition and anti shake. The shutter operates quickly after pressing the button. I couldn't work out the continual firing mode whilst on holiday last week but that's probably more because I didn't play around with the options enough. Good quality images with bright colours. Rechargeable lithium battery (no mucking about with AA's)
Not so good - No viewfinder. The screen is impossible to use in bright light. The 3x optical zoom is a bit small by modern standards. No manual in the box.

I paid 70 for this camera and for the money it's a steal. The build quality is good as is the image quality and the long list of shooting modes and options. I'm glad I bought it.Pentax Optio E85 Digital Camera - Black (12MP, 3x Optical Zoom) 2.7 inch LCD


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