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Philips HDT8520 500GB PVR Freeview HD Digital Terrestrial Recorder
Philips HDT8520 500GB PVR Freeview HD Digital Terrestrial Recorder

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worthy of consideration but there are software issues, 1 Jan. 2011
This HD PVR is a well made, compact unit which in terms of apperance is ahead of the field

Picture quality is superb; reviews put it ahead of Humax and on a par with Digital Steam with regard to this.

However there are software issues which can now be fixed by downloading version 6 upgrade from the Philips site

You need a USB stick which you first need to format to FAT32 (this is easy you just click on Format for the USB on your computer and select FAT 32, then stick it in the USB slot on the machine

UPDATE: 12/04/11 There has been a further software update (7)that promises to have now got rid of all outstanding problems including providing surround sound
Sadly the box still has problems with the software including stuttery playback on HD. On reflection I probably wouldnt recommend

FURTHER UPDATE; Final software update seems to have sorted matters at last. With the latest update I would now recommend especially as it is silent in operation unlike many others


Panasonic TX-L19X10BW 19-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview - White
Panasonic TX-L19X10BW 19-inch Widescreen HD Ready LCD TV with Freeview - White

5.0 out of 5 stars Quality TV, 30 Nov. 2010
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Excellent quality item. Picture quality is 1st class. Good expert product reviews.
Great value as the white cased TV is around £100 cheaper than the one in black. The white is very classy with a matt finish. Cant recommend enough and at this price it is a no brainer.


Bodum Wok set large cast iron wok with glass lid
Bodum Wok set large cast iron wok with glass lid

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good quality Wok, 22 Oct. 2010
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Well made and of a good design
Couple of points to note; you DO need to season the pan first buy heating up oil/lard in it.
You cant use metal utensils.
Not used it yet but I am sure it will work a treat


Humax HD-FOX T2 Freeview HD Set Top Box
Humax HD-FOX T2 Freeview HD Set Top Box

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good for HD broadcasts, 30 May 2010
I have owned the box for several weeks now.

HD channels produce excellent results. The handset is of good quality and easy to navigate

I am however disappointed in the image quality of the SD Freeview channels. One of my televisions is a Pioneer Kuro plasma and its own in built digital tuner is far superior. However when tested with my Pioneer LCD the SD picture quality appears fine.

Therefore I only use the box for HD viewing with the Kuro plasma, and use the TV's digital tuner via co-axial cable from the box for SD viewing. The box can be set in standby to facilitate this. Not a problem really as I only intend to use the HD facility primarily for sport

Different TV's may of course produce differing results but disappointing SD image quality is a topic raised in AV forums for the box.


Across the Universe [Blu-ray] [2007] [2008] [Region Free]
Across the Universe [Blu-ray] [2007] [2008] [Region Free]
Dvd ~ Evan Rachel Wood
Offered by Rapid-DVD
Price: £7.73

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent movie, 19 April 2008
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I really enjoyed this film, supposed you need to like the Beatles but i cant really see anyone not enjoying it... 5stars


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