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iiyama ProLite E2473HDS 24 inch LED Backlit Monitor
iiyama ProLite E2473HDS 24 inch LED Backlit Monitor

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed: Severe backlight bleed, 8 May 2012
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This is a great monitor for the price, pretty good response time and a great picture as well as two HDMI inputs which is rare for monitors in this price range. Sadly, my Prolite arrived with some severe backlight bleeding along with a tiny crack along the edge of the left-side of the screen. The backlight bleeding was pretty terrible, dark scenes in movies and games were spoiled by a huge white spot coming from the left side of the monitor and two smaller ones top and bottom making them unwatchable. It was that bad I ended up returning the monitor for a refund. I'm sure I was just the unlucky one as I've read nothing but glowing reviews about this monitor, although at the time of writing Amazon is out of stock so I can't get an exchange and I'll have to settle for another monitor

In short, this is a great monitor at a fantastic price that I've read nothing but great reviews about, however my particular monitor arrived with some severe backlight bleed so beware.


Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap
Price: 7.00

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AC/DC at their best, 8 Aug 2007
Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap is quintessential AC/DC; simple pounding guitars, raspy vocals and clever lyrics. Dirty Deeds is a snapshot of AC/DC's best work with Bon Scott and it's a wonderful album.

The guitars in this album provide us with some of AC/DC's catchiest tunes. Songs like "Rocker" will stick in your head for days. It amazes me how a band can make such a great song off of what is actually a very very simple guitar riff.

Lyrically, this is some of AC/DC's greatest work. The title track sets the tone of the album, with its story about a guy offering various "dirty deeds" all for "dirt cheap" prices. Songs like "Big Balls" (a self-explanatory title) are just plain hilarious and show Bon Scott at his best as a songwriter; basing the entire song on one big innuendo. I've listened to the song hundreds of times and I still laugh out loud every time I hear it.

All in all, this is quintessential AC/DC. This is how their unique sound evolved and grew into their bigger albums. In a nutshell, it's a classic.


High Voltage
High Voltage
Price: 7.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sets the blueprint for subsequent AC/DC albums, 8 Aug 2007
This review is from: High Voltage (Audio CD)
Although the international release of High Voltage is by no means AC/DC's best album, it definitely set the blueprint for what the next AC/DC albums would be like. By listening to the tracks, you can hear how AC/DC were developing their sound and their trademarks.

The album is probably one of AC/DC's lightest albums. The guitar riffs aren't particularly heavy, but they're still as catchy as ever. The lyrics are a treat too, but they feel a little repetitive towards the end of the album.

All in all, this is a great album if you're interested in AC/DC's early work, but it's probably not the best album to discover the band by.


Powerage
Powerage
Price: 7.00

5.0 out of 5 stars AC/DC's most underrated album, 8 Aug 2007
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This review is from: Powerage (Audio CD)
This album barely gets mentioned as most seem to favour Highway to Hell or Back in Black. But this is arguably AC/DC's best album. It's one of the few albums I can listen to the whole way through without skipping a track. Each song is just fantastic.

This is perhaps AC/DC's most blues-based album, with some very heavily blues-based riffs and solos. The guitars are solid throughout and each riff is as catchy as the next. The lyrics are as superb as ever, full of AC/DC's signature double entendres ("Up to My Neck in You") and references to sex and booze ("Sin City").

This is AC/DC at their best, in what is definitely their most overlooked output.


The Very Best Of The Velvet Underground
The Very Best Of The Velvet Underground
Price: 5.23

20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Nice collection, not the best recordings, 25 Jun 2006
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This is an excellent collection with some of The Velvet Underground's best songs on such as, 'Rock n' Roll', 'What Goes On' and the fantastic 'White Light/White Heat'. However, the recordings themselves aren't the best. The track, 'I'm Beginning to See the Light' sounds somewhat muffled and distorted weheras the recording on the oringinal album it appears on (White Light/White Heat) is clear and crisp. It's like this for a number of other songs as well.

Also a few of the tracks are cut short such as 'What Goes On' and 'I'm Beginning to See the Light'. In conclusion, it's a nice collection of VU's songs but should only really be bought by someone who is new to the Velvets. Older fans should steer clear and just buy the, better quality, individual albums.


Samsung SM913NS, 19" Silver, 8ms, 700:1 contrast ratio, Analogue, 3 yrs warranty
Samsung SM913NS, 19" Silver, 8ms, 700:1 contrast ratio, Analogue, 3 yrs warranty

11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Monitor Out There For The Xbox 360, 4 Feb 2006
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I bought this monitor specifically for my Xbox 360 and I have to say I was extremely impressed.
Its very easy to set-up, just plug-in-and-play. And it has a very good response time so it's excellent for games and the colours are just right, black looks black and grey looks grey.
So far I've found absolutely no flaws with this monitor (not one dead pixel). Its so reasonably priced you've no excuse not to get one!
Recommended for Xbox 360 and gaming PCs, but really its great for everything.


Acer AL1916WS 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor
Acer AL1916WS 19" Widescreen LCD Monitor

4 of 7 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fair price but overrated, 29 Jan 2006
Other reviewers here, in my opinion, have overrated this product.
First-of-all, the colours are very washed-out. You hardly notice just looking at it, but when you place another (higher quality) monitor next to it, you can see that the difference is huge.
Secondly, there is a backlight issue. The backlight seeps through the back panel and this is hardly noticable when playing brighter games/films, however, when playing darker games/films it is very annoying.
Third, the colours are way too bright, on Condemned for the Xbox 360, black appears as light grey and it totally ruins the atmosphere of the game.
Fourth, using this for an Xbox 360 is NOT recommended, not only do the colours appear washed out (to be fair though, this is not noticeable on the majority of games), but the image is distorted. This is because the resolution is too big for the Xbox 360. The image will appear vertically stretched.
Nevertheless, this monitor is absolutely fine for normal PC useage (browsing web-pages etc.) and it comes with a fair price tag, but, it is not recommended for games.
If you're looking for a monitor for games, you can find others here for a similar price that are of much higher quality, such as the Samsung SM913N.
So, in short; this monitor is fine for people who do not play games, but for those that do, there are better monitors out there with similar price tags. And again, do NOT use this with an Xbox 360.


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