P. Wood

Helpful votes received on reviews: 95% (69 of 73)
Location: Ely, UK


Top Reviewer Ranking: 105,712 - Total Helpful Votes: 69 of 73
Iiyama XB2776QS-B1 27 inch IPS LD/TFT Monitor (100&hellip by iiyama
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
I've been using one of these for a few months now. I'm a digital photography hobbyist, and not a gamer, so I can't talk about response-time, but I can say that the IPS screen is delivering excellent colour rendition. It really is a huge step forward over cheap TN screens, and is as good (if not better) than my old Trinitron CRT, which I intend as high praise.

Criticisms? Well, it's hardly a criticism, but obviously if you haven't had a monitor of this resolution before then you might, as I did, need to go and buy another graphics card that supports the dual-link interface. But they're not expensive (I repeat, I'm not a gamer).

I own a monitor calibrator (X-rite i1)… Read more
The Essential ~ Paul Simon
The Essential ~ Paul Simon
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
This is awful. I'm not reviewing Paul Simon's music, that is what it is - the work of a genius - and doesn't need someone like me to describe it.

But the sound quality here. Oh dearie me. Paul Simon is something of an audiophile, and he and his engineer and producer took great pains, in most of their recordings, over a very long career to do the best that they possibly could. And then some cloth-eared imbeciles - and let's name and shame them, since they have put their names on the CD sleeve, they're Dan Hersch and Bill Inglot at Digiprep - have ruined it. Compressed and flattened within an inch of its life, over-eq'd, a travesty. A victim of the "loudness wars" between the… Read more
HP Q5456A Advanced Glossy Photo Paper A4 210x297mm&hellip by HP
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Very disappointing, 20 Jun 2013
Bought this by accident instead of the HP Premium / Premium Plus photo paper that we normally use in our HP C5280 (with genuine HP-351XL colour cartridge). Very very disappointing. Dark, dingy, un-vibrant, poor contrast, poor detail, poor saturation. Dull, Dull, Dull. And, yes, my monitor is calibrated, and I'm used to getting decent images out of the system on the Premium/Plus papers. Given that the one thing that you want photo paper to do is to reproduce photos, I can only give this one star.

Reading HP's blurb, the emphasis seems to have been on making it quick-drying while retaining acceptable image quality. Well, I agree it's quick drying. If that's all you want,… Read more