D. Elliott

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 308
Helpful votes received on reviews: 86% (3,578 of 4,165)
Location: Ulverston, Cumbria
In My Own Words:
Father of 4. Grandfather of 10. Happily married for 48 years. Obsessive interest is mountaineering.

Interests
Climbing and mountaineering literature. Traditional jazz (New Orleans style).

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 308 - Total Helpful Votes: 3578 of 4165
1Byone Flat-Panel Amplified Digital TV Aerial, Ind&hellip by 1Byone
4.0 out of 5 stars Adequate Antenna, 31 July 2014
I am taking the opportunity to review two 1Byone products - this ‘Flat Panel Amplified Digital TV Aerial Indoor/Digital TV Antenna’ and also the ‘Portable High Gain Amplified Digital TV Aerial/Indoor Digital TV Antenna’. Both are for use indoors yet the box for this flat panel is described as ‘outdoor’. I live in a poor TV reception area but received good pictures with no interference after some jigging around to place antenna at a widow in line with my fixed system. It must be acknowledged both antenna are very dependent on positioning.

I note the ‘Flat Panel’ is not provided with a booster but reception was not impaired with direct connection of AC/DC power adaptor direct to… Read more
1Byone Portable High Gain Amplified Digital TV Aer&hellip by 1Byone
5.0 out of 5 stars Practicable Portable, 31 July 2014
I am taking the opportunity to review two 1Byone products - this ‘Portable High Gain Amplified Digital TV Aerial/Indoor Digital TV Antenna’ and also the ‘Flat Panel Amplified Digital TV Aerial Indoor/Digital TV Antenna’. I live in a poor TV reception area but received good pictures with no interference after some jigging around to place antenna at a widow in line with my fixed system. It must be acknowledged both antenna are very dependent on positioning.

I used the AC/DC power adapter and booster supplied and connected direct to TV. My TV does not have a DTV set-top box but I have no reason to doubt that if it had and I used a length of coaxial cable then all would be… Read more
Dead Lions by Mick Herron
Dead Lions by Mick Herron
5.0 out of 5 stars Spoof Spooks, 30 July 2014
The characters of ‘Dead Lions’ are mainly MI5 officers who have been demoted and sent away from Regent’s Park to Slough House on account of a variety of screw-ups during their careers. They are set boring, repetitive and often humiliating tasks in order to get them to resign, and their situations are made even more demeaning by their superior, Jackson Lamb, who in addition to resorting to deprecating comments also relies on degrading flatulence! The dialogue and repartee between Jackson and his team, and between members of the team, is satirical, scintillating and full of witticisms, and it lampoons conventional wisdom on the intelligence service and security forces.

The story… Read more

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