Learn more Shop now Learn more Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Shop now Learn More Shop now Learn more Click Here Shop Kindle Learn More Shop now Shop Women's Shop Men's
Profile for AlanG > Reviews

Personal Profile

Content by AlanG
Top Reviewer Ranking: 25,449
Helpful Votes: 101

Learn more about Your Profile.

Reviews Written by
AlanG (England)

Show:  
Page: 1 | 2
pixel
Leyton Lighting Infrared on/off motion sensor (mains, low voltage, IR)
Leyton Lighting Infrared on/off motion sensor (mains, low voltage, IR)
Price: £17.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Goof for a bathroom mirror where a switch is not desirable, 24 Sept. 2017
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
We bought a lighted mirror and didn’t want to use a light switch in the bathroom. The electrician drilled a hole in the side of the mirror for the sensor and put the unit inside the mirror box. It works fine with no problems.


Catherine Lansfield Zero Twist Hand Towel, Cotton, Duck Egg
Catherine Lansfield Zero Twist Hand Towel, Cotton, Duck Egg
Price: £4.24

5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 24 Sept. 2017
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The towels are good quality. The colour is on the light side but definitely duck egg blue


Large 58cm Verdigris Metal Tree Circle Wall Art Sculpture for Garden or Home
Large 58cm Verdigris Metal Tree Circle Wall Art Sculpture for Garden or Home
Offered by The Urban33 Retail Group
Price: £39.95

5.0 out of 5 stars Great for a cloakroom and lightweight, 24 Sept. 2017
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
We bought this to put on the wall behind the toilet in our downstairs cloakroom instead of using a picture. It arrived the next day with no problems. It works great and we are very pleased with it. It is very light in spite of being made of steel.


The Great British Bake Off: Seasons 1 - 5
The Great British Bake Off: Seasons 1 - 5
Dvd
Price: £34.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable towatch. One of those programmes you can, 28 May 2017
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Very enjoyable to watch. One of those programmes you can watch over and over


The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice - Season 5
The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice - Season 5
Dvd
Price: £13.49

5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun to watch, 28 May 2017
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Great fun to watch with a brilliant host Jo Brand


Panasonic TX-40DS500B 40-Inch 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2016 Model)
Panasonic TX-40DS500B 40-Inch 1080p Full HD Smart LED TV with Freeview HD (2016 Model)

77 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great TV for wall mounting in a bedroom, 18 Oct. 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
We bought this 40 inch TV to mount on the wall in our bedroom. It turned out to be the ideal choice for the following reasons:
1. The sound quality is good for a modern TV so you don't need a sound bar which would be very hard to fit on a bedroom wall. The sound from the 40 inch Sony TV we bought for the lounge last year wasn't good so we had to buy a sound bar.
2. The power supply is built into the TV (UK version). There isn't a seperate power supply box on the plug lead which would be hard to handle on the wall. We cut a trench in the wall to bring power and the aerial feed down from the attic to sockets behind the TV.

Together these 2 points mean we can have a TV on the wall with no wires showing, no dangling power boxes and no speakers on the wall.

Here are 3 tips which are not obvious:
1. Set the TV guide to the native Panasonic version. The default Freetime guide app is very slow to start up and doesn't show the channel names. Use Menu > Setup > Display Settings > Banner & TV Guide Selection > Panasonic
2. Set the sound for wall mounting: Menu > Sound > Speaker Distance to Wall > Up to 30cm
3. The catchup apps for the ITV player, 4oD and Demand 5 can be found on the Free Digital TV Screen but not in the main apps area. Use: Home > Home Screen Selection > Free Digital TV Screen

Negatives:
1. There is no HDMI socket on the side of the TV. The two sockets are on the back. You can buy 90 degree adapters or use screen mirroring so it's no show stopper
2. The UBS socket is on the side. When you plug in a memory stick or hard drive, it flattens the folder hierarchy and only shows folders that contain playable files. There really should be a menu option to turn this off. It made sense when we just had 64MB memory sticks with a few files but not when you have 10,000 lifetime photos or hundreds of freeview recordings on a 256GB memory stick.
3. There is no catchup UK app for UKTV
Comment Comments (5) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Feb 14, 2017 1:34 PM GMT


Charles Bentley Garden 15Kg Round Concrete Parasol Base Umbrella Stand In Grey
Charles Bentley Garden 15Kg Round Concrete Parasol Base Umbrella Stand In Grey

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Base looks stylish and is well made. It is ..., 1 Oct. 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
Base looks stylish and is well made. It is very heavy which is what you want for an umbrella base.


No Title Available

5.0 out of 5 stars The look very stylish on our patio and complement chairs ..., 1 Oct. 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
The look very stylish on our patio and complement chairs in the fashionable grey colour. The tables don't stack on top of each other but that's no problem for me.


iPad Mini 4 Case, JETech Gold Serial Apple iPad Mini 4 Slim-Fit Folio Smart Case Cover with Auto Sleep/Wake for Apple New iPad Mini 4 Released on 2015 (Dark Grey) - 3285
iPad Mini 4 Case, JETech Gold Serial Apple iPad Mini 4 Slim-Fit Folio Smart Case Cover with Auto Sleep/Wake for Apple New iPad Mini 4 Released on 2015 (Dark Grey) - 3285
Offered by JEDirect UK
Price: £8.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Very good but don't last long, 1 Oct. 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
I have ordered three of these. They work very well for a while but don't last very long. The corners of the plastic back crack starts to crack and then the cover falls off.


The Railway Dilemma
The Railway Dilemma
by Sim Harris
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £20.00

6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very good coverage on the post war history of the railway, 4 April 2016
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: The Railway Dilemma (Hardcover)
I found this book very informative on the post war history of British Rail. It puts BR, the British Transport Commission, Beaching and Serpell into the historical context of their day. It also covers the post 'privatisation' period but that will be more familiar to readers. BR in 1948 had 649,000 staff and, I believe, over a million goods wagons. It was profitable as a Victorian railway with Victorian wage rates but that was not going to last. This is the story of turning a 19th centuary railway where freight was dominant into a 21st centuary railway where passengers are dominant. It was always going to be a messy process and took a long time for some people to accept that the railways were never going to be independant and profitable again. Tellingly, the BR board was told that 'a slightly smaller railway might be slightly more profitable but that a much smaller network would definately not be'. That sums up the railway dilemma. We don't expect the motorway network to be profitable in any normal sense and the same in now true for the railways.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Jul 16, 2016 8:12 PM BST


Page: 1 | 2