Ed Alexander

Helpful votes received on reviews: 82% (32 of 39)
Location: Scotland


Top Reviewer Ranking: 486,347 - Total Helpful Votes: 32 of 39
Sony NEX5NKB Compact System Camera Zoom Kit - Blac&hellip by Sony
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Firstly, the battery takes 4hrs to charge. And then an additional 24hrs for the internal battery to remember date/time and menu settings. This makes the camera appear faulty - it's not, just sony not spelling it out - see below.

Secondly, the shutter wouldn't release after full battery charge. Removing the lens and re-attaching dropped the shutter and all OK after that (apart from date/time and some menu items which wouldn't stick until the internal had been charged from the main battery 24hrs later). Not a good start. Most of this unexpected "fault" is alluded to in the Instruction book - on page 84!

Excellent dynamic range and no noise at 100asa. For an… Read more
Bose  Companion  20 Multimedia Speaker System by Bose
2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
My first imac powered external speakers, and naturally a big improvement over the built-ins.

But - and I'm digressing here I know - as I use Spotify premium mostly, I was hugely disappointed with the sound quality compared to the same tracks on iTunes. Simply, the sound from iTunes through the Bose Companion 20s is vastly superior to Spotify - the sound comes alive, is dynamic and crystal clear (OK, after a very minor tweak to the iTunes equaliser settings). So, although this is not a criticism of the speakers as such, and may not be relevant to a lot of users, the Bose do show up quite badly low quality sources that just aren't apparent when using the built-in speakers… Read more
The Owl Service - The Complete Series [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Gillian Hills
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Several reviewers have already laid out The Owl Service more elegantly than I can. I can only reiterate - this is, along with Potter's Pennies From Heaven and Burnham/Ray's Children of the Stones, a shining moment in independently-minded british tv broadcasting from the 70s (OK first broadcast in 1969 in mono but I saw it last in colour in 1978). It has aged well - good yarns never go out of date, whatever the age of the supposed "target audience". They think we're all remedial now and can't handle complexity of narrative and theme, let alone ambiguity.

There's a welcome little booklet with the double dvd, and a superb period interview with its much underrated writer, Alan… Read more