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Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player
Fire TV Stick with Voice Remote | Streaming Media Player

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Voice remote dissappointing, 19 Dec. 2015
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Firstly - The packaging is excellent, feels nice, looks nice, appreciate that you put batteries in the pack (and the back to back hdmi adaptor). Delivery was fast and efficient. No problems there.

Secondly - I was dissappointed with the functionality of the voice remote. i was hoping that it would simplify operation of the device entirely - instead of just searching for prime videos or apps on the device. i would have liked to see searching across netflix and other apps (or even prime music etc.). Or failing an integrated search - being able to do something like say "netflix > search > Avatar". It would also be nice to be abe to use tohe voice remote as a generic input device - ie when filling out a youtube search box be able to say "funny cat videos" - or whatever else is on youtube... I really think that the £10 premium was a poor investent - but more importantly, represents a wasted opportunity for an excellent user experience.

Thirdly - i had a very poor initial experience with the device - it wouldnt let me play any videos - with IP geo errors and licence errors - as it turned out it thought it was in US (after i asked Alexa what the weatehr was like she told me the weather in Seattle or somewhere such). The errors were most unhelpful and switching the account to UK settings was rather difficult (necessitating logging into obscure places on my amazon account). I dont see why this couldnt be streamlined (presumably the stick could have geolocated itself and gave a more helpful error message rather than - look up the generic help website, or even better again - suggest how it wants to resolve the problem, ask if thats OK and solve the problem itself). This is overlooking that it should have been set up for UK settings from the beginning.

Also, with the previous problem I resetted the device and logged out etc. multiple times - when it tries to get you to log in it asks you to either "register" or "create new account" - i think that "register" is probably a bad term for this - at first glance I discarded that option with "I'm already registered with Amazon - where's the "Login" button"
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Revision Notes for MCEM Part A (Oxford Specialty Training: Revision Texts)
Revision Notes for MCEM Part A (Oxford Specialty Training: Revision Texts)
by Mark Harrison
Edition: Paperback

4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Error Ridden - but useful nonetheless, 16 July 2012
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Simply put - it covers the MCEM Part A syllabus in 500 pages (entertainingly in the exact structure and detail that the syllabus covers it). It is simply a godsend - i had envisaged plowing through 1000 pages in each subject myself using the syllabus as a guide to identify what was relevant - I'm delighted that somebody did it before me!!!

There is an unfortunate amount of basic errors in this book. (eg. p5 - Teres minor vs major (repeated in p6 for start of brachial artery), p6 - axillary tale vs tail, p8 coracobrachialis causing flexion of forearm...) The errors will however keep you on your toes - just make sure you have a reliable reference beside you also (or Wikipedia...(daft as it sounds its incredible for anatomy - certainly seems to have less errors than the textbook and supplies references...))

It's a pity to see such a promising textbook suffer from such poor quality control, and essentially to succeed through lack of competition. I presume that the second edition will be much better quality (it should be relatively simple to enlist trainees studying for exams to proofread!)

If not it is an ideal candidate for a wikibook...
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