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NEW Android Smart TV Box Media Player - 1GB Ram - 16GB Storage - Quad Core Internet 1080p HD WiFi Streaming Video Player - XBMC for FREE Live Football, Cricket, Sports, Movies, Kids Content similar to MX2, MX3, M8, MXQ, Minix, Tronsmart, Boxee Box, Google TV, Roku + UK charger by myGadgetsandGames (1GB + 16GB)
NEW Android Smart TV Box Media Player - 1GB Ram - 16GB Storage - Quad Core Internet 1080p HD WiFi Streaming Video Player - XBMC for FREE Live Football, Cricket, Sports, Movies, Kids Content similar to MX2, MX3, M8, MXQ, Minix, Tronsmart, Boxee Box, Google TV, Roku + UK charger by myGadgetsandGames (1GB + 16GB)
Offered by myGadgetsandGames LTD
Price: £69.99

2.0 out of 5 stars Temperamental box, you might be disappointed that some channels are constantly buffering and won't load, otherwise great idea!, 1 Aug. 2015
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Bought for the TV functions with the Android system only as a secondary bonus.

Whilst the box itself is undoubtedly offering some great functions and some very good access to international TV streams, when I was inspired after buying for a friend and getting one myself, it simply didn't work when I plugged it into the TV. A blue light came in, then nothing.

Some may be disappointed that a lot of channels are listed but simply won't stream or constantly buffer which is something IPTV will have to improve on as nobody suffers that on satellite as long as there is a good signal, however I am interested enough in the IPTV concept to persevere with what does work. There is no doubt this is the future, a wealth of TV channels all delivered though the internet wuthout the need for a big satellite dish (I currently have one of those). The concept is great, I just wish the execution was too.

UPDATE: I now get a replacement and working box and find that if I set the HDMI output settings to 1080p it results in a blank screen and no way to get back into the box to put it back on 720p because you then can't see anything! this is horrendously shoddy, I had to resort to hooking up an old CRT to somehow get back to the settings so I could see my box again, and even that was painful. I can accept a 720p limited box for some of the great content you can get access to, but any attempt to put 1080p output on results in the box becoming a piece of plastic unless you have some old equipment lying around to see your box again, not happy with that! Turns out this screen output issue was what was wrong with the first one!
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The Rogue Speed Bump
The Rogue Speed Bump
Dvd
Price: £2.49

2.0 out of 5 stars So bad it's good, is really true!, 11 July 2015
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It's almost a cliche about how bad this show actually is, tired characters, stereotypes, jokes weaker than the broth that Oliver Twist had to eat, but that's what makes this series so compelling in itself! The entertainment in this series is thoroughly enjoying how cringeworthy it is, the really half assed innuendo jokes that instantly feel as stale as an old loaf of bread left out in the sun all day, the completely stereotypical and plain characters and the premise of a control freak obsessive elf n safety council manager could be very entertaining, only becomes schadenfreude as we watch with fascination as to how many levels this series spectacularly fails on. BBC ONE in this case, meant ONE series only! Gold will never bother with this, so buy it here for a fiver and if you enjoy so bad it's good TV this will be more than worth your money!


Final Fantasy IX (PS)
Final Fantasy IX (PS)

5.0 out of 5 stars had beautiful locations, interesting characters and the most varied and ..., 11 July 2015
This review is from: Final Fantasy IX (PS) (Video Game)
Arguably the last true Final Fantasy game because everything changed with Final Fantasy X and then Squaresoft went and merged with Enix and that produced a very different game when they made Final Fantasy XII. It was gorgeous visually, had beautiful locations, interesting characters and the most varied and eclectic music from Nobuo Uematsu yet, whilst Final Fantasy VII and VIII were contemporary and then futuristic Final Fantasy IX returned to the medieval roots of the SNES games and delivered an update on those absolutely perfectly. Had everything a Final Fantasy fan enjoyed, an immersive world map, chocobo side quests, a very intriguing battle and magic system that returned to a more classic format after messing with the concept somewhat in Final Fantasy VIII, you know you've got a good Final Fantasy game on your hands when your progress through it almost feels like a spiritual journey, nothing came close to the PS1 games in that respect since!

Having not even been released on the PC at the time unlike FF VII & VIII, will they want to bring it to the PS4 with some enhanced visuals or end up making a full remake along with FF VIII if FF VII's turns out to be a success, you can only hope.


Now That's What I Call Classic Rock
Now That's What I Call Classic Rock
Price: £8.00

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A pretty solid and fairly generous collection of classic rock tracks across the decades., 7 Jun. 2015
Other than the main releases giving you the latest chart music, these other themed collections they've now brought in can be pretty hit & miss, often just bringing a bunch of recent hits in a slightly different way (see the dismal Now Summer Party out in a couple of weeks for a great example of that, misses off loads that would suit it from the 80's & 90's and other howlers like Now Running & Now Chill!) for these CD's the covers are most definitely better than the actual music collection.

But Now Classic Rock mostly does exactly what you should be expecting, classic rock tunes from the likes of Thin Lizzy, Genesis, Meat Loaf & Alice Cooper. The music spans the decades and the good choices mostly make up for a couple of the more horrendous ones (Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal classic rock?!). And it's 3 CD's so over 60 tracks, can't be bad!


TV Go Home
TV Go Home
by Charlie Brooker
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.39

5.0 out of 5 stars He takes some comic revenge on the Daily Mail and savages the values of braindead celeb mags like Hello and Heat, 5 Sept. 2014
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This review is from: TV Go Home (Paperback)
A sarcastic and extreme version of the Radio Times that will make you absolutely guffaw. Some fabulously random ideas are thrown into the mix, rather than just being merely satirical of moronic media tropes, Brooker takes his indulgent crudeness to a whole other level as he absolutely goes to town with his sarcasm, wit and raw cynnicism in coming up with programme ideas that are almost apocalyptic.He takes some comic revenge on the Daily Mail and savages the values of braindead celeb mags like Hello and Heat, it's cathartic. It's a must read.


Nintendon't: 25 of the Worst Video Games Ever
Nintendon't: 25 of the Worst Video Games Ever
Price: £3.80

3.0 out of 5 stars Still quite fun to read to a point, 5 Sept. 2014
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This must have been inspired by the Angry Video Game Nerd surely. He doesn't make his "reviews" quite as effortlessly scathing as the AVGN himself but it reads as if he is really trying to. Still quite fun to read to a point, but you get the impression that he's desperately looking for any and all criticisms that he can find for the much needed and rather forced humour about the games, it doesn't feel as genuine as the AVGN does. Seems to use "retarded" as a description rather a lot, that you might consider borderline offensive, but it just gets rather tiresome. I still sort of enjoyed it but didn't really think it was hugely worth paying for.


I'm In Love With Margaret Thatcher
I'm In Love With Margaret Thatcher

2.0 out of 5 stars but something a bit more fun that this rather dull and repetitive song that is ..., 5 Sept. 2014
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It's not exactly the standard of the Sex Pistols. I don't know what I was expecting from this, but something a bit more fun that this rather dull and repetitive song that is not as politically satirically cutting edge as the band themselves presumably think it is!


The Apprentice - The Best Of Series 1 to 4 [DVD]
The Apprentice - The Best Of Series 1 to 4 [DVD]
Dvd ~ Alan Sugar
Offered by Happy days, Sunny days, in a Daze.....
Price: £6.72

2.0 out of 5 stars If only this title was actually accurate., 5 Sept. 2014
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2 Stars? Is this me giving The Apprentice a bad review? No but it certainly is a bad review of the title of this DVD. It's certainly material from "The Apprentice" but what it certainly is not is "The Best of Series 1 to 4". What you actually get is two compilation specials from the show, "Worst Decisions Ever" and "Motormouths", these two programmes aren't bad for entertainment value for their own sake, for most Apprentice fans it would be pretty interesting to relive some of the controversial contestants and ridiculous schemes that resulted from the high pressure show, but as "The Apprentice" has never been given a straighforward DVD release (Dragons Den has though albeit only Series 1 & 2 to date) fans such as myself would probably find it a bit galling that whoever was responsible for this DVD release considered these two programmes worthy of release but not episodes or even episode highlights of the series itself (as is implied here) with these programmes perhaps as extras.

So if you get this, you know what you're getting and it's not what the DVD title implies it is!


You Canny Have a Spare Room In a Pokey Cooncil Flat
You Canny Have a Spare Room In a Pokey Cooncil Flat
Price: £2.37

5.0 out of 5 stars a great way to mark the injustice of the despised "bedroom ..., 5 Sept. 2014
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A track that spells out why the bedroom tax is about as desired as the ebola virus in Scotland. It's an infectious folky and anthemy political song that really gets to the heart of the matter, a great way to mark the injustice of the despised "bedroom tax", it started off as a ditty with just guitar and vocals and it's one great big band performance with some very witty and passionate lyrics against Iain Duncan Smith in particular.


D-Link DUB-H7 7-Port USB 2.0 External Hub
D-Link DUB-H7 7-Port USB 2.0 External Hub
Offered by BESTBUYIT
Price: £16.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hopefully if it stays working then I can quite happily say this makes your computing experience much less frustrating, 5 Sept. 2014
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Giving it 5 stars because it hasn't gone wrong yet, if it goes wrong you might as well give it 1 star because it's not actually doing anything but months on from the purchase and it hasn't dropped out once. Hopefully if it stays working then I can quite happily say this makes your computing experience much less frustrating. Everything and anything comes on USB connections these days but I'm sure you've noticed that you never seem to have enough of the damn ports themselves and they always put more of them round the fiddly back don't they!, and then you resort to unplugging and replugging, and what do you know something inevitably won't detect and you'll be tearing your hair out in frustration because it's now a reset Windows job to get your devices back again! This product alleviates these sorts of annoyances and allows you to keep your assortment of inevitable USB hard drives, pen drives, webcam, printer or whatever you've got permanently plugged in and all at a quite zippy USB 2.0 speed too. The only downside is that you'll need to find an extra plug in what is your probably already over congested power extension sockets behind your PC, but there's nothing D-Link can do about that as things like USB hard drives need the plug in power to operate.
It's not restricted to your PC's or laptops either, a friend found he could massively extend his PS3's USB capabilties with this, instead of a mere 2 slots for his assortment of drives containing TV galore he now had 7!
Who doesn't want more USB slots 'nuff said.


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