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August VGB200 USB 2.0 Video and Audio Capture Card for MAC and PC - S Video / RGB to USB Transfer Cable - External Grabber Lead for Window 7 / XP / Vista / Mac OS X v10.5 or above
August VGB200 USB 2.0 Video and Audio Capture Card for MAC and PC - S Video / RGB to USB Transfer Cable - External Grabber Lead for Window 7 / XP / Vista / Mac OS X v10.5 or above
Offered by Daffodil UK
Price: £29.75

1.0 out of 5 stars Not IMpressed, 9 Nov. 2014
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Sorry, but this device just does not work with either my iMac or my MacBook Pro. The software will run on both machines, but neither will recognise the feed from the VHS player. I checked the VHS player was working correctly by plugging the same cables into the TV.

Not good, a real waste of money.


China Surreal: A Photo Essay by Mark Henley
China Surreal: A Photo Essay by Mark Henley
by Mark Henley
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £15.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fresh look at new China, 12 Oct. 2007
This is a superb collection of photographs, tracking the fast pace of economic and social change in China over the past 15 years.

The smart shiny tower blocks, vast building sites and big brand advertising hoardings remind us that as China liberalises its economy, western companies are moving in to "leverage" this new market place. "You are Centre" says the first image in the book, implying that while the old communist order may be dying (yet still far from politically dead), the uncompromising capitalism that is waiting to replace it is far from benign and just as eager to control the Chinese thought process. While the political creed may be changing from communism to consumer capitalism, for many Chinese, little has changed for the better. Henley reminds us that for those on the fringes of China's development boom, life remains uncompromisingly hard. People are flocking to the cities to find work, living in tents on the edge of the city, now slaves to a different ideology and a different dream.

What is also exciting about the work is that Henley does not dish up another helping of the familiar, picture post card images of China (Great Wall, Kung Fu, Acrobats etc) and deals with the modern reality of a country finding its feet after years in a cultural and international vacuum. I'm struck by the excitement and energy in the images, the relentless pace of change. The pictures of this new China are keenly observed, often ironic and witty while never loosing site of the scale of change and its impact on the Chinese people.

Great stuff and a "must-have" for anyone trying to understand modern China.


Steve McQueen
Steve McQueen
Price: £5.00

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finest album of all time?, 20 Feb. 2007
This review is from: Steve McQueen (Audio CD)
I have had this album in my collection since the year it came out from borowed tape, through vinyl, CD and now itunes - so quite why i felt the urge to review it here I have no idea.... It's he kind of magic that you get when you mix a superb songwriter and lyricist at the top of his game (Paddy McAloon) with a brilliant producer (Thomas Dolby). If it is not the finest album of all time (and I am sure there is official scientific proof in favour of Sgt Pepper or some other worthy work) it is certainly my favourite - alongside London Calling by the Clash. 20 years+ on Steve McQueen still rocks and for the record, Bonny is the finest song in the collection..."All my insights from retrospect..."


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