Dr. J. H. Beattie

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (21 of 22)
Location: Scotland, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,434,241 - Total Helpful Votes: 21 of 22
Yamaha DGX640W Digital Piano by Yamaha
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This is an excellent creativity tool, rather than just a digital piano. But as a piano alone, it has a pleasing similarity, both in terms of key action and sound, with a real piano, and of course the piano tuner becomes redundant. It may be possible to buy a cheaper digital piano that feels and sounds as good, but this instrument does so much more and, at the price, it is a bargain.

This instrument is described as a "Portable Grand", but I question its portability on a routine basis. Relative to an acoustic upright piano, it is portable, but then 20 kg is not exactly lightweight either. I also question routine portability because the materials used for the piano are plastic and… Read more
Philips DTR220 Ultra Compact Digital Freeview Set &hellip by Philips
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Useless, 27 April 2008
The reception in the area of my house is not good but two previous digital Freeview boxes at least gave reasonable reception for the major channels. This set top box gave poor broken reception for even the strongest signal channels. It's completely useless to me.
Gaggia Gelatiera 74500N Ice Cream Maker by Gaggia
15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Gelato squisito, 28 Nov 2007
You don't buy an ice-cream maker like this to save money - it is definitely cheaper to go and buy a lifetime's worth of luxury ice-cream from the supermarket. However, the sheer fun of experimenting and serving your own wonderful concoctions to appreciative visitors is worth every penny. When freshly made, the ice-cream consistency is superb and even fairly plain ingredients can be transformed into something special tasting.

I bought my Gaggia Geletiera about 8 months ago and it has performed well over that time. It comes with two paddles, one of which can be used directly in the unit container and the other of which is used in conjunction with the removable bowl. If you use the… Read more

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