Matthew Brady

Helpful votes received on reviews: 94% (16 of 17)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 180,560 - Total Helpful Votes: 16 of 17
Toshiba SBX4250KB 300W Soundbar with Wireless Subw&hellip by Toshiba
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I selected this device because it was virtually the only one in the price-range with all the features I needed.

2 HDMI inputs and 1 HDMI output make connecting it to a TV a breeze. HDMI ARC turns off the sound on the TV and allows me to control the volume using the TV remote. Switching inputs on the sound bar changes the TV input, easily supporting 2 HDMI sources.

There are multiple other ways to connect sources including optical, audio and line-in options, but I primarily wanted this to support an HDMI connection from a Virgin Media Tivo cable box and an XBOX to the TV as well as bluetooth from mobile devices/tablets.

The sound on the device is excellent,… Read more
Bosch Filtrino Fast Cup Hot Filtered Water Dispens&hellip by Bosch
13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
I bought this item to replace a Tefal QuickCup which stopped working after several years of use.

In comparison to the QuickCup, the Bosch Filtrino looks a lot more stylish, and has several useful features including an integral drip tray (which can be moved up and down to accommodate different size cups), ability to change the water temperature (from ~60C to ~100C) and to program the cup size (up to 300ml).

Set to the ~100C setting, it produces a great cup of tea - mainly due to the ability to get the water almost boiling (unlike the QuickCup which only got to about 90C and was not adjustable).

However, the dispensing speed is really quite slow - about taking… Read more
De'Longhi Magnifica ESAM4200 15-Bar Bean to Cup Es&hellip by De'Longhi
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I've had the machine for about 6 months, replacing a manual espresso machine.
The coffee it produces is almost perfect. Setup was not that complicated, although several settings can be altered including water temperature and grind size.

Cleaning and refilling is simple, although obviously the build quality is not at the highest standard as this is the entry-level machine meaning that I've been careful not to damage the plastic components. However for quality of coffee and ease of use it would be difficult to justify the considerable extra cost of the more expensive models. I've also read that the internal workings are similar across the whole range, so it's probably only the… Read more

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