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Samsung wifi TV Remote
Samsung wifi TV Remote

4.0 out of 5 stars Setting up the Samsung WiFi TV Remote application, 3 Mar. 2015
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Setting up the Samsung WiFi TV Remote application

You will need to set up the Samsung Wireless Link before you can use this application on your pad. To do this, turn on your Smart TV and, using your normal remote control,

Press Menu
Using the down arrow, select Network
Press Enter
Using the down arrow, select SWL (Samsung Wireless Link)
Press Enter
Use the arrows and Enter to turn the SWL On

It would be wise to find the I P Address of your television next. To do this:

Press Menu
Using the down arrow, select Network
Press Enter
Select Network Settings and press Enter
Click Start
Select and Click on Wireless (general)
Click Next
Select your Home Hub and Click
Click Next
Your wireless network settings will be displayed. Write down the I P Address (four numbers containing up to four digits)
You may need this to connect your television manually.

When you have loaded the application on your device, open it and click on the cogwheel icon near the bottom.

Touch Automatic TV Discovery. It may work for you, but it didn't for me.

If you didn't get connected, touch Set your TV manually
Enter the I P Address using the displayed keyboard; don't forget the full stops separating the four numbers.
Touch OK when you are ready.

Use the green T icon under the on/off icon to change the layout if you want too.

You cannot turn your TV on with this application, only off

If you mess up the display, turn your device off and then turn on and start again.

If the volume icons do not work, touch the cogwheel icon and then, in features, touch Control TV volume by side keys. Touch off if you want to use the volume icons on the screen.

It is a shame about the adverts at the bottom. I accidentally touch them. I suppose that's the idea.


Philip's Planisphere (Latitude 51.5 North): For use in Britain and Ireland, Northern Europe, Northern USA and Canada
Philip's Planisphere (Latitude 51.5 North): For use in Britain and Ireland, Northern Europe, Northern USA and Canada
by Philip's
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £7.99

5.0 out of 5 stars An essential aid to stargazing, 9 Oct. 2014
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This is a replacement for one that has been lost. I find it essential, and if you are unfamiliar with the night sky, it will help you to find what you are looking for. It is easier if you have a deckchair.


Samsung SSG-51002 Battery Operated 3D Active Glasses (Pack of 2) (New for 2013)
Samsung SSG-51002 Battery Operated 3D Active Glasses (Pack of 2) (New for 2013)
Price: £22.45

5.0 out of 5 stars Very economic active 3D glasses, 9 Oct. 2014
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I am using these glasses with a Samsung D8000 television. The lenses are neutral grey in colour; the original 3D glasses have a slight green-grey tint. The only problem with these glasses is the unhinged arms; they click into position and will probably need to be removed to pack away if you do not have a suitable case.

This slight design problem is more than compensated for by the excellent performance and the great price: £20 for two pairs of active 3D glasses.


Sky-Watcher 7Ah Rechargeable Power Tank
Sky-Watcher 7Ah Rechargeable Power Tank
Offered by Camera Centre UK
Price: £60.23

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A power supply for your computerised telescope, 9 Oct. 2014
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I use the Power Tank with a Celestron CPC 800 computerised telescope. The Sky-Watcher and Celestron Power Tanks are identical apart from the label. The two 12V 'cigarette lighter' sockets have sliding covers and there are also two 5V USB sockets to recharge your SatNav perhaps.

Follow the instructions for re-charge time carefully. There is a green LED labelled 'Fully Charged' which lights after about an hour of charging and gradually becomes brighter as charging progresses so it is not very useful. If you have a suitable voltmeter, the two 4mm sockets (always 'live') on the back panel could be used to check the final PD which should be about 13.5V when fully charged. If this is not possible, just stick to the times stated on the case.

The main lantern uses white LEDs so should not discharge the unit too quickly. The smaller lamp uses a tungsten bulb controlled by a push switch giving either a steady light, flashing, or off. This has a removable red filter.

This should be ideal for use with any computerised telescope as long as you do not want to operate heated anti-condensation blankets at the same time. If you intend to use any anti-condensation devices, the bigger Power Tank would probably be better.


Celestron 11073 CPC 800 GPS(XLT) Computerized Telescope
Celestron 11073 CPC 800 GPS(XLT) Computerized Telescope
Price: £1,506.95

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent telescope, 9 Oct. 2014
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This is an incredibly well-made device. Anyone who has ever used a simple telescope will be familiar with the two greatest problems: a tripod that vibrates and using two knobs on stalks to keep the object in the centre of the eyepiece. The tripod used with this telescope is heavy and rigid, 14.5kg of die-cast aluminium with stainless steel tubes; I have not noticed any vibration. The telescope is motorised and keeps the object centralised.

Setting up the telescope took some time. Once the tripod is levelled, lifting the telescope into place can cause difficulties if you are alone as a central peg on the tripod has to locate in a hole on the underside of the base of the telescope. With some practice, and looking around the base for symmetrical placing of the tops of the tripod legs, this will become easier. One rotated into place, three bolts hold the telescope in position. Engage all three bolts before tightening them. They are captive bolts and they are sprung too, so when dismantling you feel when the bolts have disengaged. The telescope is heavy (22kg) so hold the telescope close to the body when lifting it into place.

The sighting scope (9x50) is good for terrestrial use but can be a nightmare for use at night. A 'red spot' sight is much easier to use when aligning the telescope. I had some difficulty at first and found that the GPS system thought that I was in California rather that west Wales. I had to go through the computer menu to switch off the GPS and then switch it back on again to get the correct setting. A session in daylight in order to line up the sighting scope or red-spot finder and also to familiarise yourself with the computer menu is a good idea.

The CPC 800 is a joy to use. The motors are very quiet and move the telescope very smoothly to your target. You may have a few people waiting to look, and not having to twiddle any knobs in between is sheer bliss. It is, as I said at the beginning, a very well-made machine that is a delight to use.

The telescope is packed in two large boxes because of the weight of the tripod and the heavier optical tube assembly and base. These can become separated in transit. Be patient, it is worth the wait.


You Mean the World to Me
You Mean the World to Me
Price: £9.99

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A delightful disc from a wonderful singer, 9 Oct. 2014
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If you are of a certain age, then songs by Franz Lehár will be familiar. When I was very young, my grandmother gave me 12 inch 78s of Richard Tauber singing some of these songs which I played on a wind-up gramophone. It was wonderful to listen to these songs again, particularly 'My little nest of heavenly blue' which I had not heard for probably 60 years. Kaufmann is magnificent and this collection of songs, both familiar and unfamiliar, is a delight.


Third Star
Third Star
Dvd ~ Hugh Bonneville
Offered by zoreno-uk
Price: £8.60

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Filmed on location in South Pembrokeshire, 25 July 2014
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I was very pleased to see that this film was available in Blu-ray. It has been produced for the German market with DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 soundtracks in both German and English. The film has a particular interest for people living in south Pembrokeshire because it was filmed along the coastal footpath in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and used many local 'extras'. The locations are very familiar but not in order, so a game of 'name that location' can start as well as 'spot the neighbour'. The writer/producer, Vaughan Sivell, went to school in Tenby. I think that I saw him in one scene, with his back to the camera, involved in a brawl; was I mistaken?
This is a delightful film and fans of Benedict Cumberbatch will not be disappointed.


Callas Forever [Blu-ray] [US Import]
Callas Forever [Blu-ray] [US Import]

5.0 out of 5 stars Callas Forever on imported Blu-ray, 25 Feb. 2014
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I have this film on DVD but bought it on Blu-ray in October 2010 through Amazon as an import from the USA. On playing, it produced a screen which said that the disc was Region A only and could only be played on a Region A player. I ejected the disc, put it on a shelf, thinking that one day I may be able to see it in HD and DTS HD Master audio.

This morning for some reason I thought that I would try again and see if I could bypass the warning screen. I pressed the 'Top Menu' button on the remote control and went straight to the main menu with everything working perfectly!

I love this film, and I can now see and hear it in all it's glory.


6 IN 1 PACK CLEAR LCD SCREEN PROTECTORS FOR FUJIFILM FINEPIX REAL 3D W3 - 3 LAYER ANTI-SCRATCH DIGITAL CAMERA DISPLAY SAVERS
6 IN 1 PACK CLEAR LCD SCREEN PROTECTORS FOR FUJIFILM FINEPIX REAL 3D W3 - 3 LAYER ANTI-SCRATCH DIGITAL CAMERA DISPLAY SAVERS
Offered by Membrane Store
Price: £2.45

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect product, 15 Jan. 2014
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This screen protector can be applied quickly and as well as being very clear, it is also optically flat so that it is almost invisible when in place. It is stiffer than other protectors I have used on phones, satnavs and cameras and this ensures that no bubbles are left below the film.
Read the instructions a few times before starting and wear reading glasses strong enough to see the screen from a short distance to ensure that the screen surface is clean and free of dust particles. I used a lens cleaning tissue with a few drops of lens cleaning fluid to do this without damage. The sticky strips provided are perfect for picking up any final dust particles that might fall onto the screen. Once the preliminary work is done the protector can be applied easily.
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Journey To The Center Of The Earth [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray]
Journey To The Center Of The Earth [Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray]
Dvd ~ Brendan Fraser
Offered by Magic Movies Ltd
Price: £5.63

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun 3D which children will love, 15 Jun. 2013
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I give it 5 stars for the 3D special effects which are completely over the top and so funny. If it can come straight towards you, it does. The emphasis is on the 3D rather than the story.

I originally bought this film in the DVD version with the magenta and green cardboard framed specs, which was almost unwatchable except at close quarters on a computer monitor. This Blu-ray version is the real thing, although not as comfortable to watch as 3D films from James Cameron or Peter Jackson - the latest camera designs are much better.

I think that children will love this film.


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