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Chrome Capped Mirror Screws - 50mm (Pack of 4)
Chrome Capped Mirror Screws - 50mm (Pack of 4)
Offered by Trade Supplies-UK
Price: 2.25

1.0 out of 5 stars not 5mm diameter (m5) but 3mm, 1 Jan 2014
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These are not 5mm as advertised but 3mm, sorry, this is not what I needed, disappointing, please ammend your description.


Sony XDRS16DP DAB+/DAB Digital Radio
Sony XDRS16DP DAB+/DAB Digital Radio
Offered by Picsio
Price: 119.79

8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great DAB DAB+ Radio but needs external speakers for best quality, 22 Oct 2012
Got a great deal on this excellent DAB DAB+ radio which has the usual high Sony quality. I have several DAB radios eg pure, denon, yamaha and the Sony is currently one of the best.

Sound quality = good (but this can be improved by using the stereo 3.5mm jack out; tip: the Revo BLOk in brown is almost a perfect match and triples sound quality)
Tuning = excellent (auto scan is fast and accurate)
Reception = excellent (really long aerial)
Build quality = excellent
Looks = very good, could be a touch smaller perhaps
Features = Above average (DAB+ available but only has 10 presets)
Form factor = Average (buttons unlit are hard to see at night, and all look the same)
Price/Value = Excellent (assuming you get it under 70)

Overall 4/5 (and if you take sound out to hifi etc 5/5)


Yamaha ACRX550BL CD Receiver
Yamaha ACRX550BL CD Receiver
Offered by Nottingham HiFi Centre
Price: 179.00

14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent quality, 11 April 2011
I own a very good quality hifi and several previous mini/midi systems but was surprised at the qaulity on offer. Compared to my previous Onkyo mini (bought 2004) its better featured and most important better sound. It has a couple of special highlights 1. the ability to decode ipod output digitally using the internal DAC and 2. the ability to play direct from USB. Sound quality is good, about as good as you get from a small unit, but can be enhanced significantly by using the subwoofer output option. There no tone controls on the facia, but these are in the menu system.

One caution. Out of the box neither DAB nor FM worked. However i fiddled with the rear arial and thanksfuly it all sprung to life! When it did I was very impressed, esp with DAB. DAB shows strength and bitrate and from 128kbs or above sound is very clear. CD is a step up from DAB of course, but to my surprise USB was best of all. Unit will only handle MP3s and WMA files I believe, and only up to 320kbs. I ripped some of my existing tracks from itunes in 320 onto a USB stick and the sound was amazing for such a humble unit. The only problem I encountered was it defaults to playing by "modified file date" from the USB......that said, shuffle works really well. Remote is good quality and theres also 2x line in connections. What left out? There is no line out apart from headphone socket and subwoofer; there is no digital out (shame!); there is no digital in. Last ipod docking converters are not supplied as standard; and Yamaha speakers actually quite good but not full size (if included)

Overall: sound 5/5 (for size); features 4/5; appearance 5/5; value 5/5
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Screening for Depression in Clinical Practice: An Evidence-Based Guide
Screening for Depression in Clinical Practice: An Evidence-Based Guide
by Alex J. Mitchell MRCPsych
Edition: Paperback
Price: 30.81

5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional presentation and content, 16 Dec 2010
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I love books like this that come in a small, managable format but are packed with valuable information. At first glance "screening" seems like a simple topic; one with obvious answers. However the authors take the reader on a welcome voyage of discovery looking behind the scenes at the science (and ethics) of screening. Many of the principles could be applied outside of depression. The authors look at every conceivable setting: hospital, community, primary care etc but ultimately leave the reader to decide what is best locally. That is, there is no oversimplification or one size fits all that is all too common elsewhere. I think every healthcare profressional would find this little gem very valuable. Any criticisms? I think because of copyright the book doesn't contain many freebee tools, but I guess we cannot have everything especially at the very reasonable price! For anyone wrestling with what tool to use to screen for depression in clinical practice - this book must the the gold standard.


Forza Motorsport 3 (Xbox 360)
Forza Motorsport 3 (Xbox 360)
Offered by Clearance Game Deals
Price: 6.49

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Driving Experience - Some Tips, 29 Oct 2009
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
I generally love driving games (having both xbox and PS3) and for me GRID was a *landmark product* in terms of game play. Grand Tourismo 5 (GT5) prologue hinted at what Sony can do graphically but with no damage it was a bit stale. Now Forza 3 eclipses both, offering the best of both worlds. The graphics are everybit as good as GT5, better in fact...although probably not quite the level of DIRT2's on some of codemasters eye-popping tracks like "Morocco". Don't forget DIRT2 isnt about real tracks, as it only has LA (crossover) and London...and London is terrible visually. No, if you love racing on tarmac then Forza 3 takes the current crown. Gameplay is unusual in career because for the first half of the game you can set the difficulty on low of medium and you will be gifted at the cars you needs as you progress. You can also hire a driver (and not race yourself!), who generally wins, and receive credits. Almost all cars are available to test drive from the start but you must buy them in order to race them or save upgrades or tuning.

Lets cover a couple of downsides. The damage modelling is sadly only basic cosmetic change (in chase view you dont see any damage!)...dont forget in GRID you can turn the car into compressed 2mx2m scrap if you try hard enough (search youtube!). Also the physics of collisions are a bit unrealistic at times as you tend to bounce off hard objects...in GRID or DIRT2 those objects normally deform when you hit them at 200mph! Further although its finally got the ability to flip you car, this is no where near as cool as GRID say playing demo derby. OK another point, you cannot look at ghosts or access all cars unless you have at least 20gb hard disk...memory card is no good. You can play the basic game with the memory card though. Last downside is there are not quite enough variation in the tracks, esp in early carer mode. From level 1-20 you will be playing the same old same old quite a few times if you follow standard career. At level 20 endurance events unlock.

Yet these points are fairly minor. Lets look at the positives...and they are pretty big ones! 400 big ones. 400 cars wow. All with the ability to upgrade; all with the ability to tune (well most anyway); and all with interior design.~Next leaderboards...wow...instant updates;position;ranking (are you listening codemasters?) [note requires Xbox live account]. ~Next online...good, possibly great but there is a lot of suped-up-cars that go a lot fast than stock...beware...eg I was racing ovals in 600bhp stock car and someone flies by me in a 1970 Nissan/Datsun Sunny 510 going about 240mph! Lol! ~Next the AI..ok no one is ever happy about the AI are they?....sorry the AI are not human they do not madly all crash in the 1st corner....and yes they will overtake..but *only if your car is the same speed or slower than theirs*. Perhaps they do hog the optimal driving line too much...I'll give you that. Like GRID the Forza3 AI does occassionally make a huge mistake (maybe once per race whereas in GRID its unrealistically nearly every lap). ~Next flashback. OK so they have er....borrowed this from codies...but I say so what its nice having it there. I use it maybe 1x per race. I agree it should be limited but its great for beginers. ~Next interface...very good..its got split screen if you want it...multimonitor - yes you can race with 3x screens [notes requires 3x xboxes and 3x copies of game]. Finally theres lots of hidden features that promote longevity (I should know I played GRID for a year). Eg storefront to buy and trade with others, auctions where you really can pick up cheap cars even hi spec, hotlaps (time trial). Last there already a DLC add on and I am sure there will be more.

My feeling is this is a hybrid of GT5P and GRID but polished up the max. Must be good if Sony have delayed GT5 (full version) in order to compete!


Neuropsychiatry and Behavioural Neurology Explained: Diseases, Diagnosis, and Management
Neuropsychiatry and Behavioural Neurology Explained: Diseases, Diagnosis, and Management
by Alexander Joel Mitchell MB BS(Hons) BMedSci(Hons) MRCPsych
Edition: Hardcover

5.0 out of 5 stars Fabulous look and feel, 21 Sep 2007
This is a beautifully put together book with high production value. Well written and comprehensive throughout. Take a look at the number of illustrations, and charts. There's a lot of added value right here (also in the captions). This contains so much education material its untrue!


Patient Treatment Adherence: Concepts, Interventions, and Measurement
Patient Treatment Adherence: Concepts, Interventions, and Measurement
by Hayden B. Bosworth
Edition: Hardcover
Price: 65.00

4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive, 21 Sep 2007
This is a comprehensive overview of adherence with some very strong chapters. Well written and coherent throughout. Its not light reading, but for a reference textbook its uptodate and well referenced. Not well illustrated but recommended.


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