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Rich McG

 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (98 of 107)
Location: Manchester, UK
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 156,646 - Total Helpful Votes: 98 of 107
Samsung PS51E6500 51-inch Widescreen Full HD Smart&hellip by Samsung
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I'm amazed that this TV has so few reviews on Amazon at the moment. It's a great TV, currently available at a steal of a price.

Instead of writing a great long essay, I think I'll summarise my observations:

- Most importantly, the picture quality is great. The picture is lush, colourful and deep (slightly tweaked to my preferences but I'm no calibrator). Any natural grain is kept intact if noise reduction is off. The only negative really is that the blacks are not as deep as you'll find on Panasonic plasmas, but they're still very good. Bear in mind this is a plasma so a break-in period is recommended - don't expect amazing picture straight out of the box.
- Panel… Read more
Out of Africa - Limited Edition Digibook [Blu-ray]&hellip <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Robert Redford
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
I presume most people wanting to buy this Blu-ray digibook edition have already seen the film, so you already know whether you like it. For my money, it's a very good period romance, but never quite steps over into great (except, of course, John Barry's wonderful score). The film alone would get four stars from me.

I'm mainly writing this review to make clear that Universal have taken the cheapskate option with this release. Unlike the US digibook, which has exactly the same cover design, the disc you'll find inside this one is the same disc as the previous release - the one with poor picture quality. It's blurry, smoothed over, lacking in detail and generally everything else… Read more
Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
Revelation Space by Alastair Reynolds
5.0 out of 5 stars A revelation, 21 Jun 2011
I have a slightly strange relationship with this book. I originally got it in about 2001, when I was 15. I tried reading it but gave up - it all seemed too strange and sprawling (I mainly read Star Wars novels back then...). A few years later, I tried again, but again it failed to grab me. Finally, not even a week ago, I felt in the mood to try it once more - while waiting for my first Iain M. Banks novel to arrive in the post - and, suffice to say, I'm glad I did.

But enough about me. This is an astoundingly brilliant book. After starting with three apparently completely separate strands and protagonists, the threads gradually converge, Reynolds throwing in numerous great twists… Read more