Andy Craven

Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,673
Helpful votes received on reviews: 98% (183 of 187)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,673 - Total Helpful Votes: 183 of 187
Le Mans [Blu-ray] [1971] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Steve McQueen
Le Mans [Blu-ray] [1971] Blu-ray ~ Steve McQueen
Yes alright, McQueen is my hero so I'm biased. I'm also a massive petrolhead so I was always going to love this. The great thing about the blu-ray is the 'making of' feature, with Steve's son giving some really interesting background on how it was filmed. If you're not really into cars or racing, you probably wouldn't enjoy it as much but I'd say it's still worth a watch.
WD My Book 4 TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive with Backup by Western Digital
4.0 out of 5 stars It's good..., 8 Sep 2014
I recently invested in the WD My Cloud, as I'm transferring all my movies into my xbmc media centre. As the transfer takes time, I'd be rather miffed if for any reason that device failed and I had to do it all again. So I also invested in the My Book hard drive to back up all my files. It's dead easy to set up, plug into mains and then the USB on your computer and away you go really. I did install the WD Smartware - this allows you to set up the frequency of your back ups, but not much use for me I don't think. I'm wanting to use the My Cloud as the source device and copy the data from that to the My Book. The software doesn't seek to recognise the My Cloud as a source device, but for some… Read more
Hama Monopod Star 78 Mono by Hama
I take most of my pictures and videos at motorsport events and thought I'd try this after being less than impressed with the tripod I bought. The tripod wasn't high enough, unstable and a faff to set up when needed. This has literally transformed my video quality and my pictures are certainly sharper. The monopod is small when not extended (about 60cm) and comes with a good carry bag too. If this isn't high enough for you when fully extended, just buy a stepladder instead. The top mount seemed a bit unstable at first when attaching my Sony bridge camera, but is absolutely fine when in use.

The fact this monopod has a mount that allows you to pan means it is brilliant for video… Read more