S. J. Manser

This iz Steve
Helpful votes received on reviews: 75% (89 of 118)
Location: Surrey United Kingdom


Top Reviewer Ranking: 559,399 - Total Helpful Votes: 89 of 118
August DVB400 HD Freeview Set Top Box - 1080p DVB-&hellip by August
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
It could be a great product were it for a few minor adjustments.

Firstly, the remote control is a terrible tool. Since this is the device that you are going to interact with for most of the time, I would have thought a decent remote would be of paramount importance.

Secondly, when pausing live TV, a bar pops up along the foot of the screen. Since pausing was the main reason I bought this box, I find that incredibly annoying and not even slightly helpful.

Thirdly, every channel is very slightly out of sync. The HD channels were out by at least a second, but the firmware update sorted that. However, other channels are still out by a way and that makes watching… Read more
Oki MB451dn A4 Multifunction Mono Laser Printer (S&hellip by Oki
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Bought this for a client who needed to replace several old Konica Minolta 1390MF printers which have been good work horses for 6 or 7 years. Similar design and spec as the Konica but it is a lot faster, about twice as fast at both scanning and printing, but bigger in size.

Seems to start quickly, Panel not overloaded with buttons and not too noisy. The scan to PC function requires several more buttons to be pushed from the panel, but if you use Remote PC mode you can control scanning from the "ActKey" application on the PC, so it's one click again.

Toner is approx £60 for 2500 pages with original cartridges, but I'm sure compatibles will be available as this printer… Read more
Alcatel OT-980 on T-mobile Pay As You Go with £10 &hellip
Being totally anti-Apple, this phone ticks a lot of boxes for me, supplied with the awesome Android operating system and costing just £50 from Carphone Warehouse (therefore unlocked). This is incredible value since you also get 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, access to thousands of Android apps, MicroSD slot and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

The touchscreen is the cheaper "capacitive" type rather than "resistive", so it takes a couple of hours practice if you're used to an iPhone or Tocco etc, but the main advantage is the proper QWERTY for texting, browsing and searching.

On the downside the camera is only 2MP and battery life is around 1 day which means charging every night. On… Read more

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