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Sharp LC20SH1E 20" 4:3 LCD TV
Sharp LC20SH1E 20" 4:3 LCD TV

44 of 55 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sharp lc- 20sh1e, 27 Dec 2005
Of course I'm in favour of the flat revolution, but does the swap to flatscreens really mean we've all got to spend out on a big screen for the lounge, a small LCD for the kitchen or the bedroom and a flatscreen monitor for the office? Sharp is evidently hoping so, because this 20in LCD TV does'nt come with a PC input- something which I thought was pretty standard by now.
That aside, a new Sharp LCD is always an occasion, especially due to the fact that some of its latest huge screens have bordered on perfection (aside from their equally huge price tags). This model should show just how adaptable the brand is to the opposite end of the market.
It certainly looks stylish and ultra-modern, but first impressions don't last long because around the back of the LC-SO201E is... very little. One scart, composite video and S-video inputs aren't much to get excited about. A built-in analogue TV tuner it does have, but without a PC input and with a screen resolution of just 640 x 480, the Sharp is left looking a bit basic. Besides a well designed remote control - something that shouldn't be taken for granted, however- the only "extra" of any note is a backlight level adjustment.
Ultimately, I expected more from Sharp. The LC-20SH1E skills with blacks, colour and picture noise-surpression are what I expected from this manufacturer, it having produced some groundbreaking LCDs. And what makes the serious problems with motion particularly annoying is the fact that I hardly spotted any image lag on the brand's LCDs as much as four times the size of the LC-SH1E. Such a juddery image on a Sharp LCD equates to a top-of-the-class French student forgetting how to ask the way to the station. Je ne comprends pas.


Sharp LC20SH1E 20" 4:3 LCD TV
Sharp LC20SH1E 20" 4:3 LCD TV

9 of 24 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sharp LC-20SH1E, 27 Dec 2005
Of course I'm in favour of the flat revolution, but does the swap to flatscreens really mean we've all got to spend out on a big screen for the lounge, a small LCD for the kitchen or the bedroom and a flatscreen monitor for the office? Sharp is evidently hoping so, because this 20in LCD TV does'nt come with a PC input- something which I thought was pretty standard by now.
That aside, a new Sharp LCD is always an occasion, especially due to the fact that some of its latest huge screens have bordered on perfection (aside from their equally huge price tags). This model should show just how adaptable the brand is to the opposite end of the market.
It certainly looks stylish and ultra-modern, but first impressions don't last long because around the back of the LC-SO201E is... very little. One scart, composite video and S-video inputs aren't much to get excited about. A built-in analogue TV tuner it does have, but without a PC input and with a screen resolution of just 640 x 480, the Sharp is left looking a bit basic. Besides a well designed remote control - something that shouldn't be taken for granted, however- the only "extra" of any note is a backlight level adjustment.
Ultimately, I expected more from Sharp. The LC-20SH1E skills with blacks, colour and picture noise-surpression are what I expected from this manufacturer, it having produced some groundbreaking LCDs. And what makes the serious problems with motion particularly annoying is the fact that I hardly spotted any image lag on the brand's LCDs as much as four times the size of the LC-SH1E. Such a juddery image on a Sharp LCD equates to a top-of-the-class French student forgetting how to ask the way to the station. Je ne comprends pas.


Trade Mark Collections - Dora Yellow Backpack
Trade Mark Collections - Dora Yellow Backpack

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dora, 1 Dec 2005
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
A great bag, highly durable and great looking. Very appealing to any Dora fan. (the picture makes it look green, but its yellow)


Dora The Explorer Adventure Torch with Batteries
Dora The Explorer Adventure Torch with Batteries
Offered by RMIT
Price: £24.99

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dora, 1 Dec 2005
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
An absolute great buy. A durable torch with very appealing colours, that any Dora fan would just love. Even conveniently comes with batteries.


Dora the Explorer Umbrella
Dora the Explorer Umbrella

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dora, 1 Dec 2005
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:3.0 out of 5 stars 
I recently bought this umbrella as a present for my niece (3yrs) and she loves it, its a great little umbrella, combining a transparent blue and water proof material. And of course Dora is all over it. A definite must buy for every Dora fan


EyeToy Play - Includes Camera (Platinum) (PS2)
EyeToy Play - Includes Camera (Platinum) (PS2)

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Eye Toy ; Play, 27 Sep 2005
Sony's EyeToy is a small digital camera that sits on top of your TV and plugs into your PS2. The motion sensitive camera films you as you stand in front of your TV, putting your image on screen in the middle of the action. Then you use your arms, legs, head, bottom... in fact any part of your body to play the games. EyeToy is an entirely unique party gaming experience for people of all ages. Incorporating a unique USB camera that utilizes motion-tracking technology, gamers instantly become the main character in their own game as interactive entertainment is taken to a new level. Features 12 mini-games that let you beat back ninjas in Kung Foo, perform rhythmical feet tapping in Beat Freak, and show your leg work in Soccer Craze. A definite must have.


Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Limited Edition (PC DVD)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas - Limited Edition (PC DVD)

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars GTA SA, 27 Sep 2005
San Andreas eclipses every other game that has come before it simply because it is more than simply a bunch of code on a disc. San Andreas and the whole Grand Theft Auto series is truly a phenomenon that tests the boundaries of our society by gently pushing at the limits of our collective fabric. It puts forth ideas that we shy from and lets us explore them in a safe and controlled environment. Does San Andrea go too far sometimes? Yes and no. It gives us the freedom to do anything we choose. But these are our decisions. And for this reason it stands alone as an unprecedented achievement. Regardless of what platform you play it on, San Andreas must be experienced at all costs. It might not always be pretty, but it sure is fun.


Good Bye Lenin! [DVD] [2002]
Good Bye Lenin! [DVD] [2002]
Dvd ~ Daniel Bruhl
Offered by The Happy Zombie
Price: £11.18

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Goodbye Lenin! Hallo eine gutes Filme, 15 Jun 2005
This review is from: Good Bye Lenin! [DVD] [2002] (DVD)
A woman falls into a coma immediately before the fall of the Berlin Wall, and awakes to a very different world. To reduce her stress, her son tries to replicate the old world for her. Directed and co-written by Wolfgang Becker.
A definite must see. Those of us who haven't had our world change practically overnight may have a hard time grasping the enormity of such an event, but this movie does a good job of illustrating it, while being sweet and funny at the same time.


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