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LG 50PN650T 50-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Plasma TV with Freeview HD/600Hz (discontinued by manufacturer)
LG 50PN650T 50-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD Plasma TV with Freeview HD/600Hz (discontinued by manufacturer)

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, 19 Jun 2013
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Best plasma I've ever owned. What more can I say? Rather this than an LED LCD for the same price.


Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 16 Megapixel Compact System Camera Kit with 14-42mm Standard Zoom Lens - Silver
Panasonic Lumix DMC-GX1 16 Megapixel Compact System Camera Kit with 14-42mm Standard Zoom Lens - Silver
Price: 470.95

4 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Black Friday suckers, 8 Jan 2013
What's with all the negative reviews for the CAMERA just because people didn't get the deal they wanted from Amazon? This is a superb little camera.


Acme Made Union Kit Messenger Shoulder Bag - Black
Acme Made Union Kit Messenger Shoulder Bag - Black
Offered by UK Surplus Central Ltd
Price: 5.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compact and light, 11 Dec 2012
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Just to redress the balance, I got this bag through an Amazon Lightning Deal, which meant it cost next to nothing. To carry my GX1 and two lenses, batteries,etc it's perfect. Looks pretty stylish and has enough extra pockets for bits and pieces. I find the strap to be no different in quality to the nylon straps that other brands use. The build is well thought out if not heavy duty, but then it doesn't need to be for the intended use; I have plenty of larger/sturdier bags for my Canon SLR kit, made by ThinkTank and LowePro, but this bag is a perfect lightweight solution for small MIL/CSC kits.


Street Fighting Years
Street Fighting Years
Price: 6.23

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 80's pomp synth-rock classic, 17 Aug 2010
This review is from: Street Fighting Years (Audio CD)
I loved this album when it was released in 1989; I was sixteen at the time. And, whilst aware that, by that time, Simple Minds weren't a very cool band, I did enjoy the lush, filmic, multi-layered production on this album; however, this is a sound which, unfortunately, the passage of time has not been kind to, as it now sounds cluttered and in dire need of paring down, a diagnosis which could apply to a lot of stuff from the late 80's. @ Big Dave: 'Subtly detailed production'? Err, detailed maybe; but subtle? If you want truly detailed and subtle production from a pop band of the same era, listen to 'Spirit of Eden' (1987) or 'Laughing Stock' (1991) by Talk Talk; these two albums have stood the test of time far better than the album being reviewed here. There are some good tracks on 'SFY', but, having listened to it again after a gap of twenty years, I've found that, as Sock Puppet suggests, the production is overwrought to the point of cringeworthiness in places.


Tripod Mount Ring EF for Canon 70-200mm 300mm f4 IS AII
Tripod Mount Ring EF for Canon 70-200mm 300mm f4 IS AII
Offered by BV-electronics
Price: 5.99

5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars You don't want this one!, 19 Mar 2010
...you want this one instead:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Canon-compatible-Tripod-Mount-70-200mm/dp/B002RXEDX8/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1269029590&sr=1-7

The one in the link I've posted is a carbon copy of the Canon-branded design for a lot less; it has a much better spring-loaded locking mechanism than the one here, which makes the one in my link easier to swing the camera from landscape to portrait orientation. Check it out for yourself; the model you're looking at here is a completely different design to the Canon version.


Remote Switch Cable Shuttle with Locking for Canon EOS 10D 20D 30D D30 40D 50D 7D 1D 1Ds 5D 7D as RS-80N3
Remote Switch Cable Shuttle with Locking for Canon EOS 10D 20D 30D D30 40D 50D 7D 1D 1Ds 5D 7D as RS-80N3

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars AVOID AVOID AVOID! A zero star review, 31 Dec 2009
Received this as a gift for Christmas (6 days ago), only got a chance to try it out yesterday. For starters, the fact that it is very cheaply made doesn't exactly fill one with a great deal of faith in the product. In practice it's lasted for about 40 shots before the firing mechanism has failed; press the button half way to focus and it works fine, press further to fire the shutter and nothing happens - after 40 shots only, ladies and gents! Yes, I know it's cheap, but it really should be fit for purpose; and with the p&p costing almost as much as the product itself, it's certainly not worth going to the trouble to send back only to receive another, which, I imagine, would have a high chance of being as rubbish as the first one. Do yourself a favour and spend a bit more if you want a remote that works. Zero stars.


Integral USB 2.0 Single Slot SD Reader
Integral USB 2.0 Single Slot SD Reader
Price: 4.14

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Does the job, 5 Mar 2009
Does what it's supposed to do, is very cheap, and has a lid that won't stay on, so will be lost very quickly.


Lowepro Rezo 170 AW Shoulder Bag for DSLR Camera
Lowepro Rezo 170 AW Shoulder Bag for DSLR Camera
Price: 39.00

26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Compact, smart looking bag, 22 Jan 2009
I ordered this item from Amazon as it was being offered on their site at a price well below the rrp. First of all, the bag is very well constructed and feels very sturdy. The reverse-opening lid is great for access when you're on the move, with the front flap - which is there solely to allow access to the zipped front pocket beneath, and not the main compartment - adding to the bag's asthetics as well as acting as a red herring to any opportunist thief fishing for your equipment.
In terms of space, it is able to contain my Eos 450d with 18-55 kit lens attached, a EFS 55-250 zoom and a Speedlight 430EX II (in it's own case), with additional room for filters, memory cards, leads etc. There is also room left in the central division of the main compartment, just below the camera with attached kit lens, to store either a small fast prime or a battery charger.
With the addition of the microfibre cloth, which prottects the cam's LCD and doubles as a lens cloth, as well as the waterproof cover that fits tidily into a pocket below the front pocket, the bag shapes up to being a very portable solution for those who wish to travel light with a small amount of equipment.
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A Brief History of Time [DVD]
A Brief History of Time [DVD]
Dvd ~ Stephen Hawking
Offered by DaaVeeDee-uk
Price: 19.69

3 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A little pedantic of me, but..., 22 Aug 2007
A superb film. However, I must correct Katie Green's comment regarding the film being an example of British documentary making at its best; director Errol Morris is indeed a fine filmmaker, but he is American.


Epileptic
Epileptic
by David B.
Edition: Paperback
Price: 11.19

8 of 18 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Self indulgent to the extreme, 22 Feb 2007
This review is from: Epileptic (Paperback)
I've always been a big fan of the literary comic book, having lapped up the works of Chris Ware, Art Spiegelman, Daniel Clowes and the finer offerings from Alan Moore. However, I fail to see what the song and dance is all about with this effort by David B.
I will agree, as many reviewers have pointed out, that the raw, woodcut-style artwork is captivating at times; it manages to convey the internal world of our protagonist vividly. However, it seems that David B. was more concerned with showcasing his doodling talents than he was with any semblance of plotting, pace or narrative structure. Despite the book's title, the fact that the writer's brother suffers from epilepsy almost becomes incidental to the author's own navel-gazing; we learn very little about what it is to live in such close proximity to the condition. The sequences in which we're told how his parents enlisted the help of various alternative and new-age practitioners in a bid to cure his brother and heal the family have a tendency towards repetition; every four to five pages we are introduced to a new belief system or medicine, with each exploration fizzling out to be promptly replaced by another. It is this cycle that sustains the book for a large part of its over-long 360 pages.
A very personal work, indeed, but perhaps one so personal that only members of the author's own family need bother themselves with.

Finally, to quote J Wilks (elsewhere on this page); "Self indulgent? -Maybe so, but why shouldn't he be? All creativity is self indulgent, ..it's his story, he can say what he likes. Stories are good like that." Why, thank you, J Wilks! Damning the book with such faint praise has made me feel somewhat vindicated!
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