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TechniSat HDFV Freeview HD Digital Terrestrial TV Receiver Set Top Box with External PVR functionality
TechniSat HDFV Freeview HD Digital Terrestrial TV Receiver Set Top Box with External PVR functionality

5.0 out of 5 stars Best 40 You'll ever spend, 15 Feb 2012
Having just bouight the latest HD TV and finding, like most of them, it wont actualy receive HD channels, I got this as a perfect 'front-end' for the TV. It transformed my viewing. 1080P (or i) is no problem and once you get used to certain idiosyncracies it is a wonderful unit. I spent far more on the Toshiba drive which makes it superb. Only downside compared with the 250 machines is, obviously, you only get to record one channel at a time. I just switch to the native TV to watch something else.


Omron M2 Basic Blood Pressure Monitor
Omron M2 Basic Blood Pressure Monitor
Offered by Activecare Online
Price: 22.69

5.0 out of 5 stars Improved version, 1 May 2011
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Very satisfactory. I feel more confident about this machine than I did with previous Omron one. That kept re-tightening which always gave a too high result. This one works fine and good display too.


Vax Ultra Plus Limited Edition Orange Scented Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Solution
Vax Ultra Plus Limited Edition Orange Scented Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning Solution

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Rip-off, 17 Feb 2011
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Looks like water, very thin. Astonishingly expensive. I find the bottles from Rug-Doctor good value and work better. NO noticeable orange scent - could this be fake stuff? Anyway, not worth it.


August MB300 Mini Wooden MP3 Stereo System and FM Alarm Clock Radio, with Card Reader, USB Port & AUX Jack (3.5mm Audio In), 2 x 3W Powerful Hi-Fi Speakers and Built-in Rechargeable Battery
August MB300 Mini Wooden MP3 Stereo System and FM Alarm Clock Radio, with Card Reader, USB Port & AUX Jack (3.5mm Audio In), 2 x 3W Powerful Hi-Fi Speakers and Built-in Rechargeable Battery
Offered by Daffodil UK
Price: 26.95

3.0 out of 5 stars Great but imperfect, 10 Feb 2011
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Fantastic sound for so small a thing. Radio is just atrocious and I feel unusable. Navigation is non existant, but random works fairly acceptably. Great VFM.


50th Anniversary
50th Anniversary
Price: 8.17

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Historical Gold Dust, 10 Feb 2011
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This review is from: 50th Anniversary (Audio CD)
The current West End top musical of the same name was inspired by this. Another title might have been The Secret Sun Session because as far as all participants are concerned it was a pure jam session. We have to thank the sound engineer who had the caution to slyly flip the Record button for this. Forget silly Dolly Mixture comment - this is the best value version with the bonus 1950s CD track of the four stars but sans the Xmas stuff, no loss I say.

It's so great to hear the pure sounds of these talents, including mistakes (catch new boy Jerry Lee gently correcting Elvis's lyrical error on track 5). Here Elvis comes across a real person as never elsewhere, laughing and joshing with the guys - yet always with the ingrained southern politeness, calling people Sir and his girlfriend Ma'am. Jerry Lee meets Elvis here - at the goodbye track you hear him say "Nice to meet you". Yet they harmonise like an established duo, a remarkable sign of both their greatness. Incidently, they both made a proper studio session with backing later on but I imagine that never officially saw light of day thanks to copyright barriers - and just imagine what Tom Parker would have done if he had known about this recording! I can't actually make out Johnny Cash's voice, I think he might have been a bit overawed by the talent around him.

Sound quality, now cleaned since it became legal, has made great improvement. Only Jerry Lee's vocal on Track 36 is off.

Altogether a CD no popular music fan should miss.


Gods And Generals/Gettysburg [DVD] [2003]
Gods And Generals/Gettysburg [DVD] [2003]
Dvd ~ Tom Berenger

1 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Difficult Subject, 20 Jan 2010
I enjoyed Gettysburg, after all, the most fascinating battle of the war and the one that turned the tide. I am at a loss to understand why anyone should want to make a film about the single most evil individual of the conflict - Stonewall Jackson. His atrocities were truly unforgivable, such as ordering his troops to attack breakfasting union soldiers, an offence which would certainly have had him court-martialled in any european country. It is a curiosity that when there are so many fine historical figures in US history, some of the vilest are so fondly remembered. Jesse James was a racist mass murderer and Jackson not much better.
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Topspin 3 (Nintendo DS)
Topspin 3 (Nintendo DS)
Offered by Game Dealz
Price: 6.23

0 of 4 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars No Instruction Booklet, 20 Jan 2010
= Fun:1.0 out of 5 stars 
No idea if its any good, graphics seem extrordinarily bad, no instruction booklet so its really useless to me


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