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Selling England By The Pound
Selling England By The Pound
Price: £10.28

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best surround sound, 25 May 2014
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The best surround sound I've ever heard. The menu is straightforward and adequate, but could have been done better. Check out the Duke DVD for a very good menu. This one launches into 2.0 PCM straight away, which is annoying, rather than waiting for a sound format selection. DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 24-bit 96k sampling rate is the way to go! There's no Dolby Digital. The dynamic range, source separation and use of 5.1 for effect is subtle but staggeringly excellent (Battle of Epping Forest). Oh, and by the way, did I mention that the music is just sublime? To my shame I'd never even heard most of this stuff before, but I've hit upon the exact right moment to listen to it. Bass thunders out at unexpected moments (The cinema show). Such a variety of superb guitar and keyboard effects. Thrilling. I don't have an SACD to compare this with. SACD ought to be the same, but based on my experience with Duke, given a choice of formats, Pure Audio DTS has my vote. More please! Foxtrot pretty please?


Duke [Hybrid SACD + DVD]
Duke [Hybrid SACD + DVD]
Offered by FLASH
Price: £30.00

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Aweful SACD, great DVD, 25 May 2014
The SACD 5.1 sounds not right straight away. There is no dynamic range. When the sound is full, as it often is with Genesis, the top sounds brash and distorted. Turning the volume down makes no difference. Quieter passages without vocals sound passable, but even there there is no crispness that would be expected of studio recordings.

Bearing this severe disappointment in mind, the DVD video, which is a lovely track-by-track menu with a choice of sound formats, is a total relief. The DTS HD Master Audio 5.1 24-bit 96k sampling rate is great. Well, as great as can be expected given what is perhaps a less than perfect master. The brashness is banished, the dynamic range is restored, the volume can be turned up. Not the best recording by a long chalk (that honour goes to the Pure Audio Selling England by the pound, at the monent). Use of 5.1 for effect is not generous, but adequate. There's also 2.0, PCM and Dolby Digital to choose from, but I haven't tried these. What's the point, when DTS is terrific?


The Hundred Days
The Hundred Days
by Patrick O'Brian
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.74

5.0 out of 5 stars Superlative historical adventure, 30 April 2014
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Will there ever be another of the like? Doubtful. I've read half of these, and still the jargon baffles me for the most part. But the knowledgable authenticity is amazing. All in the series recommended.


Cyclone Boys Speed cube 4x4x4 Puzzle Magic Cub (60mm) Colorful like Dayanzhanchi
Cyclone Boys Speed cube 4x4x4 Puzzle Magic Cub (60mm) Colorful like Dayanzhanchi
Offered by SWEETY LIFE
Price: £4.56

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Well, my son loves it, actually, 30 April 2014
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One step on from the 3x3x3 cube, this is equally smooth and well built. Granted, it is inevitably not AS smooth as the 3x3x3, but that is dictated by mere physics. Recommended. These Cyclone Boys are the business.


IVSO® Slim Smart Cover Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Tablet with Auto Sleep/Wake Function (White)
IVSO® Slim Smart Cover Case for Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Tablet with Auto Sleep/Wake Function (White)

5.0 out of 5 stars Does the job very well, 30 April 2014
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Looks good, wears well and takes a minimum of extra space. The case holds the tablet securely and without stress. Recommended.


On The Threshold Of A Dream
On The Threshold Of A Dream
Offered by Fulfillment Express
Price: £18.66

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 30 April 2014
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Excellent as always from this gone (ish) but not forgotten group. Who could forget them when they're one of a handful (and I really mean one hand) who adopted SACD surround sound? They gave it their best, and their best is very good.


Shangri-La
Shangri-La
Price: £13.54

4.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag, 30 April 2014
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This review is from: Shangri-La (Audio CD)
There's a lot of music in this album, and I like a lot of it. Thus, it's reasonable to say that I recommend it. The surround sound is subtle and excellent.


Muswell Hillbillies
Muswell Hillbillies
Price: £29.29

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars No surround sound, 30 April 2014
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This may be better quality, being an SACD, but it's only 2.0. Sony will be pleased, but not me. If you like the Kinks and it's missing from your collection, but it.


To Our Children's Children's Children (SACD/Deluxe Edition)
To Our Children's Children's Children (SACD/Deluxe Edition)
Price: £15.95

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 30 April 2014
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Lovely to listen to this in 5.1, and from such a long time ago. I'm amazed that I've never really listened to this before now, and the surround sound is a revelation.


Jaguar S Type Mk3 (2004-present) Tailored Car Mats BEIGE
Jaguar S Type Mk3 (2004-present) Tailored Car Mats BEIGE
Offered by Motionperformance - Waxacar
Price: £17.99

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good value, 30 April 2014
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A perfect fit and looks as though it will last a reasonable while. Quite thick pile and well stitched. Recommended. The colour is quite light, so consider carefully whether you can live with it.


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