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DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Malta & Gozo
DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Malta & Gozo
by Mary-Ann Gallagher
Edition: Paperback
Price: £3.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Informative but very out of date, 27 Jun. 2014
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I bought this because it was the most recently published Malta guide book at the time, and I therefore expected it to be the most up to date. Unfortunately I was very wrong as a lot of the detail is woefully outdated. For example, it notes that Valletta shuts down at night and that it is difficult o get dinner in the city - this couldn't be more wrong as there are lots of wonderful restaurants and cafes, with tables set up in many streets and live music all over the place.
This book is only useful as a very basic outline of tourist attractions but for details such as correct opening times and admission prices you need to check online.
Immensely disappointed that this was reprinted without having been properly updated. Will put me off buying another DK publication.


Dark Entanglements
Dark Entanglements
Price: £0.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read along the lines of Spinward Fringe, 15 Jan. 2014
A book in the same vein as the Spinward Fringe series. All in all a good story that kept me interested and involved with the characters.
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Samsung BD-DT7800 500GB HD TV Recorder with Freeview
Samsung BD-DT7800 500GB HD TV Recorder with Freeview

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Annoying and now cannot be fixed!, 3 Jan. 2014
Bought this in November 2011 to replace a very old Freeview + box and was initially pleased with it. Then found all of the problems...
As many others have noted one of the most annoying things about this set top box is that if it is recording you can't then switch it on to watch TV without the recording stopping and being deleted. I am assured by the local Samsung repairers that this shouldn't happen and is a software issue but given that it has been going on for everyone since the box came out and hasn't been corrected by any updates I doubt very much that Samsung are ever going to fix this.
Mine also crashes and restarts itself regularly or the sound cuts out every few seconds until you turn it off and on again.
I have put up with these and many other niggles (having to reset your future recordings when you retune etc.) for 2 years because the SmartHub has been so good, and in particular it has been great to have Lovefilm, which none of the other Freeview HD PVR's seem to have access to.
The last straw has now been that the Smarthub connection failed a few weeks ago. After numerous emails and phone calls with Samsung where they constantly advised me to update the software and firmware, I convinced them that I did indeed have the latest version. I ran through all of the connection troubleshooting stages and demonstrated that I did indeed have a good internet signal and it was connecting, but just wouldn't load up Smarthub. Finally they advised that I take it to my local Samsung repairer for an out of warranty repair. They have just rung to say it needs a new main board and Samsung no longer supply them, so they cannot repair it! It is unbelievable to me that Samsung no longer are able to repair products that are only 25 months old!

Don't buy one of these - for the price you can get a better PVR and get Lovefilm elsewhere.


The Sims 2: Apartment Life Expansion Pack (PC DVD)
The Sims 2: Apartment Life Expansion Pack (PC DVD)
Offered by Soprano Entertainment
Price: £35.95

4.0 out of 5 stars Adds to the social dimension of game play, 10 July 2009
= Fun:4.0 out of 5 stars 
This expansion pack has a few elements of added functionality but the main advantage of it is the creation of neighbours that live on the same site in separate apartments. They are on site most of the time and enables social interactions with much greater ease than having to travel to community lots or wait for someone to pass by.


Kitchen Craft Chrome Plated Three Tier Trolley
Kitchen Craft Chrome Plated Three Tier Trolley
Offered by One Click Wonder
Price: £12.93

1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Useful and compact, 10 July 2009
Small but can take a lot of veggies, and fits away under a worktop in a small space.


Epson Stylus SX200 Colour All-in-One A4 Printer
Epson Stylus SX200 Colour All-in-One A4 Printer

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good everyday printer, 25 May 2009
A good everyday multi-function printer. Very easy to set up, and connected with Vista with no problems. Rather large because of the photocopier/scanner, but looks good. Very simple to use and produces good quality prints at a reasonable speed. Would recommend to anyone who wants an everyday printer/photocopier/scanner for home use.


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