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Toshiba Multi Region Dvd Player PAL & NTSC Free All Regions 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Supports CD Audio, Video CD / SVCD, DivX playback, CD-R / CD-RW, DVD-R / DVD-RW, DVD+R / DVD+RW, DVD Video, MP3 and JPEG
Toshiba Multi Region Dvd Player PAL & NTSC Free All Regions 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 Supports CD Audio, Video CD / SVCD, DivX playback, CD-R / CD-RW, DVD-R / DVD-RW, DVD+R / DVD+RW, DVD Video, MP3 and JPEG

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Player for All Seasons, 22 July 2014
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No-one seems to want to identify this beast with a model number, including some listed suppliers. There are also conflicting comments that the unit some got was not multi region, some were. Mine is a SD1015KB supplied by Harrow Electronics, the only one to post a response stating their unit was definitely multi-multi. The original box is marked Region 2 but this was crossed out. The back panel also carries the R2 symbol so the mystery deepens. That KB suffix really does seem to be significant.
To cut to the chase - My SD1015KB - plays Region 1 NTSC, pukka R2, proprietary and home made photo discs, proprietary and home made CD music WAV and MP3, home made PAL DVD-R at standard, EP and LP formats - all automatically without undue delay. It does not appear to upscale, but does reflect the quality of the source material within the limitations of SCART. Outputs are single SCART, RCA sockets for audio left and right, video and coax digital.
My objective was a player for R1 NTSC and R2 DVD, this it does - albeit pricey - with a few extras. Recommended Buy, but do emphasise that model number!


Love is a Many-Splendored Thing [DVD] [1955]
Love is a Many-Splendored Thing [DVD] [1955]
Dvd ~ William Holden
Price: £4.05

4.0 out of 5 stars Not for the action audience, 22 July 2014
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to today's teeners it's a bit mushy, but to oldtimers like me it's a movie with a soul and as enjoyable now as when I saw its first release.


TaoTronics® TT-DS002 Business Card Scanner Colour & Mono Mini USB Handyscan Handheld Scanner for Business Card Scan, Reciepts Scan, Books Scan + Directly Save to Text Function
TaoTronics® TT-DS002 Business Card Scanner Colour & Mono Mini USB Handyscan Handheld Scanner for Business Card Scan, Reciepts Scan, Books Scan + Directly Save to Text Function

5.0 out of 5 stars Scanners look here, 22 July 2014
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This is one of the best readers I have ever used, and there have been some! My primary - and heaviest - use is direct OCR into Word with a 99% accuracy of text mixed between 16 point bold down to 4 point in the same scan. Direct OCR reads text but not formats such as text on right and left margins which it interprets as text blocks with several spaces between. Scanning photos gives an output enlarged several times but when reduced to original size quality is not HD but acceptable. No problem with the few business cards copied. Will scan horizontally and vertically with equal results. This comment is after several hundred individual scans and apart from the points raised, I have no other issues to report.
There are two rollers on one edge with small projections to stabilise the move, the latter have a habit of catching on any small ripple or bump in the paper and upsetting the scan. I have sanded a contour on the leading edges of these projections and this mimimised the problem. You need to move the scan at a steady, smooth rate which is typical for a hand held unit, erratic jerks and some of the text will be wrong. This is an excellent bit of kit, you may have to burn the software disk to a standard NTFS CD.
My only complaint - I wish it was 50% bigger but for its current size it packs a lot of punch and well worth the money. (bought some time ago but only got round to using it recently, if not readily available, well worth a search)


*** 3- DAYS WEEKEND SALE ***Spool of 100 HP - DVD-R 4.7GB 16X Inkjet Printable White Top Full Face spindle 100 pack
*** 3- DAYS WEEKEND SALE ***Spool of 100 HP - DVD-R 4.7GB 16X Inkjet Printable White Top Full Face spindle 100 pack
Offered by Blank-Discs-Com SuperSaver
Price: £16.94

2.0 out of 5 stars high mortality rate, 3 Jan. 2014
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Have used literally hundreds of Verbatim blanks with paper labels and decided to try these printables, especially as they were a known brand. Many reviewers complained of damaged discs due to inadequate packaging but these arrived in one piece. Pity HP cannot afford a simple cardboard core tube which would make the shrink pack more secure.
BUT I have experienced an average of 20% failed to verify burns on W7 32 and 64 bit Pcs with stacks of RAM and 2G plus CPUs. Greatest failure rate was on 32 bit boxes - worst 3 out of 5 - the 64 bit boxes and a laptop typically around 1 in 10. Note Verbatims fail rate on same kit is probably no more than 1 in a 100.
Now each attempt to burn a printable HP comes with the expectation of probably having to re-burn the same material on to a Verbatim. Luckily my burn software keeps the option open to burn another copy without have to re-run the conversion.
Will be glad when these discs are used up and I can stop wasting my time - and money - with what I think are completely unnecessary re-burns. My albeit limited experience with printables puts me well and truly back to using Verbatim and printed paper labels.


SUNLUXY® 420TVL CMOS CCTV Weatherproof Color IR Outdoor Security Camera Video Surveillance
SUNLUXY® 420TVL CMOS CCTV Weatherproof Color IR Outdoor Security Camera Video Surveillance
Offered by Super Deal Genie
Price: £23.69

15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars budget price budget quality, 28 Oct. 2013
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The instructions are useless, do not cover the supplied model and confusingly refer to several other cameras.
There are only two camera connections on a very short split cable (400mm), one is for the 12V supply from the supplied AC adapter (approx 1 metre). The other is a BNC male which delivers composite video. To get the video I used a Silver-Crest USB Video Grabber which, with accompanying Cyberlink software, gave me the picture on the PC. You will need something similar to connect to a computer.
There are NO adjustments, exposure etc being determined by software in the camera itself. It switches automatically to monochrome in the dark and the IR leds do the job but with limited range. The mount is basic and can be screwed on the underside or end of the camera body. The "rain hood" will provide little protection outdoors, the protective lens cover screws off the front end and has an O ring seal. It seems one could disable the IR leds by disconnecting a small plug on the pcb accessed behind the lens cover - but why bother?
In normal daylight or standard indoor lighting colour rendition is quite good, a slight yellow tinge under some incandescents, with good auto focus down to approx 500mm. Suits my application very well.
In summary this is a very basic CCTV camera with no frills, good colour and, if all you need is a simple straightforward unit, this is very good value for money.


BenQ G2220HD 21.5 Inch Wide LCD Monitor (16:9 Full-HD 1080P,5ms, 10,000:1,DVI) - Glossy Black
BenQ G2220HD 21.5 Inch Wide LCD Monitor (16:9 Full-HD 1080P,5ms, 10,000:1,DVI) - Glossy Black

4.0 out of 5 stars my view, 27 Oct. 2013
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I have bought Benq before and have had no problems whatsoever. Colour is good, excellent clarity and a wide range of built-in adjustments for special applications.
Well priced and well worth the money - why pay more?


25 x Quad DVD Cases
25 x Quad DVD Cases
Offered by Media Replication
Price: £12.45

4.0 out of 5 stars I rest my case, 27 Oct. 2013
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This review is from: 25 x Quad DVD Cases (Electronics)
these are well made, not the flimsy moulding one usually finds and comfortably hold the four discs in a standard thickness case.
Well priced. I bought some doubles and singles from same source and all were equally acceptable.
Recommended buy and supplier.


Logitech C270 HD Webcam - Black
Logitech C270 HD Webcam - Black
Price: £14.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars watcher, 27 Oct. 2013
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This is a budget buy. There is adjustable zoom and colour balance control but no way to use p-in-p or eliminate the large surround screen or reduce size of same. Logitech offer no explanation and suggest one buys a third party software to get those essential controls. I got freeware Yawcam and it works fine and gives the sort of controls one needs and would certainly expect to find in the Logitech suite.
To sum up - camera fine, software as supplied is inadequate.


Logitech OEM S150 2.0 Speaker System - Black
Logitech OEM S150 2.0 Speaker System - Black
Price: £11.31

4.0 out of 5 stars plug in and forget, 27 Oct. 2013
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these speakers are more than adequate and the p&p function works every time. Only criticism is the volume control which is a bit fiddly if you need to constantly adjust to meet the prevailing mood.
Highs and bass are ok but not up to Glastonbury or Albert Hall standards but more than acceptable.


Logitech Z110 Stereo Speakers
Logitech Z110 Stereo Speakers

4.0 out of 5 stars petite but loud, 27 Oct. 2013
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this model has probably been superseded but they were a pleasant surprise - good highs and bass that may not be up to Glastonbury standards but more than adequate.
The volume control is useful and works in tandem with the OS controls.
Inexpensive but effective. So says a friend who also bought same on my recommendation.


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