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LG 47LB580V 47-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Wi-Fi Smart TV with Freeview HD
LG 47LB580V 47-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Wi-Fi Smart TV with Freeview HD
Offered by Electrical Experience
Price: £479.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent picture, but budget for a soundbar..., 10 Dec 2014
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The picture is excellent, but budget for a soundbar, as the speakers are very poor and tinny. There are plenty of ways to adjust the sound in the settings, but none can compensate for the fact that thin TVs have tiny speakers which just aren't up to the job.
And on the subject of soundbars, you'll need one of the soundbase types that actually sits under the TV, as the bar types are all too tall for this set and infringe on the picture.

Egg 'n' Spoon Vanilla
Egg 'n' Spoon Vanilla

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Immensly sickly 'treat', 10 April 2014
This review is from: Egg 'n' Spoon Vanilla (Misc.)
I usually love Cadbury's chocolate: Mini-Eggs and Creme Eggs are rather lovely, but these are just plain horrid! The chocolate is too soft and tastes nothing like Cadbury's, and the inside is so ridiculously sickly that you can almost feel your teeth rotting as you eat it. Everyone in my family agreed, with nobody managing to finish one. Not recommended and I won't be buying them again!

Sony MDR-XB910 Overhead Extra Bass Headphones - Silver
Sony MDR-XB910 Overhead Extra Bass Headphones - Silver
Offered by electricshop UK
Price: £97.00

2.0 out of 5 stars Nowhere near as good as the old X-Bass series, 26 Dec 2013
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Really disappointed with these headphones, bought to upgrade from my old X-Bass 500s. They are no longer over ear cans, but sit on the ear and are much smaller. Sound is OK, but leaks badly due to the design. I've returned them and am on the hunt for something that more closely resembles Sony's previous range. Odd when an design change is such a retrograde step, especially from a company as experienced as Sony.
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Going to Sea in a Sieve: The Autobiography
Going to Sea in a Sieve: The Autobiography
by Danny Baker
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.39

5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks Danny. You've given me piles., 3 July 2013
The problem in our house, is that the only place you can really read is on the toilet. It's the only place peaceful enough and where you're unlikely to be instantly disturbed. For that reason, the bookshelf in our loo (yes, we have one) is full of easy to dip in and out of books like Clarkson, Private Eye anthologies and autobiographies. All of which you can pick up and put down at will.

Apart from Going to Sea in a Sieve. Baker has crammed more into his life, and remember volume 1 covers only his first 24 years, than anyone I know. It's full of fantastic, almost unbelievable tales. And truly unbelievable luck. If you want to win the lottery, just ask this man for 6 random numbers. It's likely they'll come up.

It's a completely un-put-downable book - leading to my current medical condition.

If you're reading this, Danny, stop and go write volume two. And pass the rubber ring on your way out..

Mack The Life
Mack The Life
by Lee Mack
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.74

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Like the M4, the further you go, the worse it gets.., 3 July 2013
This review is from: Mack The Life (Paperback)
I like Lee Mack. He's sharp and very funny on the television. But you can tell he's spent the last half dozen years holed up in his bedroom writing 'Not Going Out', as nothing seems to have happened to him worth writing about in that time. The book starts off brilliantly, with a lively childhood and interesting family life, but then gradually goes downhill. In fact, as soon as he starts doing comedy. You'll find yourself skipping paragraphs as he goes into the drawn out process of casting for 'His Sit-Com' and there are genuine moments when he turns into one of those parodies of 'luvvies'. It's not helped by the introspective interviews with a psychologist which interrupt at the end of each chapter. In short, this is a book which during the first few chapters you can't put down, but by the end you'll wish you'd done so much earlier.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows [DVD + UV Copy] [2012]
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows [DVD + UV Copy] [2012]
Dvd ~ Robert Downey Jr.
Offered by Discs4all
Price: £5.53

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Decent Enough Romp... But..., 5 Jun 2012
This isn't a bad film by any means. It has some clever one-liners, some fast paced action scenes and an OK (if very predictable) storyline. It has one big fault, however, and it's not even a fault of it's own making, just that it happened to be made close in the wake of the excellent Sherlock BBC series.
The BBC's Sherlock is cerebral, amusing and brilliantly written. A Game of Shadows by comparison doesn't come close. The over reliance on chase and fight sequences and the lack of any twists whatsoever leaves it in a poor second place. By half way I was wondering how much longer it had to run - always a sign of a film which has failed to capture the imagination.
Benedict Cumberbatch has quickly become the definitive 21st century Holmes, and for Downey Junior to have half a chance of competing, he needs a much better script than this.

FREEVIEW RECEIVER & RECORDER SET TOP BOX Digital TV Tuner, Media Player, Records onto SD CARD or USB MEMORY, digi box by Digi-fun®
FREEVIEW RECEIVER & RECORDER SET TOP BOX Digital TV Tuner, Media Player, Records onto SD CARD or USB MEMORY, digi box by Digi-fun®
Offered by DIGI FUN (UK Seller)
Price: £17.90

284 of 289 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very cheap way of recording digital TV, 15 Aug 2011
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I wasn't expecting a lot from this. It's only a pound or so more expensive than the cheapest DTV boxes, but claims to offer the extra feature of recording too. I must say I'm pleasantly surprised. It records onto SD card or pen drive, with the 16GB card I've put in allowing up to around 13 hours of very high quality playback.

It needs a bit of careful setting up to get it recording properly. To record, you have to switch the epg into weekly mode by pressing the green button, then select the programme you want to record by pressing select. This takes you into the Timer sub menu, where for some odd reason the default action is just to wake up the box for the programme you have selected. If you move down the menu to 'wake-up' and cycle through til the display shows 'Recorder', then press Select, the box shows a message to say it's been updated. This actually means the recording has been scheduled. Thankfully these settings are then saved, so future recordings are simple.

You can schedule up to 7 recordings, providing there's enough space on your card. The box needs to be left on to record, but obviously not the TV.

It records in mpeg2 format, and once the recording is on the card it can be played back from the DTV box, or in any other device (PC, DVD player) which has a USB input. It also means you can archive programmes by simply copying them onto your PC from the card and either saving them to hard disk or copying them onto DVD.

It's tiny, so is very unobtrusive, and comes with a remote contol breakout and small but usable remote control. No batteries supplied so grab a couple of AAAs before delivery. It's simple to plug in and it collects all the available channels easily.

There's a fair bit hidden inside the menu system, including the ability to play back movies in many formats, including XVID/DivX.

The only downside is that it's not particularly easy to navigate, and playback of recordings is strangely hidden under 'Disk Management' If it wasn't for the need to have some experience of how these things work I'd have given it 5 stars, but for the money, it really is a bit of a bargain.
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Top Gear Apocalypse [DVD]
Top Gear Apocalypse [DVD]
Dvd ~ Richard Hammond
Offered by best_value_entertainment
Price: £9.86

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The worst DVD....In the World, 7 Dec 2010
This review is from: Top Gear Apocalypse [DVD] (DVD)
The fact that Clarkson isn't here wouldn't be so bad if it wasn't for the fact that the whole of this DVD is just so totally lame. Every segment seems contrived, every smile forced. It's without doubt the poorest thing Top Gear has ever produced. And by some way! Don't bother buying this, just watch the re-runs on Dave. Cheaper and far more entertaining..

Absolute Dissent
Absolute Dissent
Price: £10.78

21 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Brilliance, 12 Sep 2010
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This review is from: Absolute Dissent (Audio CD)
I've been lucky enough to hear a preview of this album, and am simply stunned. It is the best thing I've heard this year by by miles. Actually for several years. Every track is superb. It really demonstrates what peerless songsmiths Killing Joke are. It is up there with the very best of their previous output and as a complete work is probably their finest. Buy this as soon as it's released. I will be...
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Wiseguy: Season 1 Pt 2 - Mel Profitt & Drug Ring [DVD] [1989] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Wiseguy: Season 1 Pt 2 - Mel Profitt & Drug Ring [DVD] [1989] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]
Dvd ~ Ken Wahl

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Best in the series, 21 July 2008
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Some people say Wiseguy is the precursor to shows like the Sopranos, but it's not as polished, and very definitely a child of the 1980s. I've a feeling most of that is down to Mike Post's dreary theme tune and incidentals (plus the clothes, of course!). You wouldn't think it was the same man responsible for The Rockford Files chipper tunes, but there you go...

Having said that, the first story arc (Box Set 1) and this set are well worth a look. Good story lines of the main character's undercover life in the Mob and a top cameo role by Kevin Spacey make it very watchable. Put it aside for a Winter's weekend and you won't be disappointed..

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