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Sagem WiFi Internet Radio
Sagem WiFi Internet Radio

4.0 out of 5 stars Sagem - A pretty good internet rafio, 26 Dec. 2009
Purchased via Amazon. Pretty good bit of kit as used, which is purely for internet radio listening via a Hi-Fi amp and speakers. Very easily set up, although it is essential to read the instructions, but once understood, it is the easiest of the internet radios I have tried to set up and use. Mine is directly connected to the router by cable as previously, with this and other internet radios, I was suffering from some drop-outs, though this was no worse than any other model and perhaps a little better. Connection is quick, to find stations via area and location is quick and, in general, linking to the station is quick. Connection to a Hi-Fi amp is easy via the twin phono line out connections, but the internal volume has to be turned to zero when listening that way. There is no bass or treble settings just equalizer type names e.g jazz, classical etc. and these only affect the internal amp and sound output not any output via the phono line out connection. My only gripe is that the sound quality via my amp creates a slightly hard and tiny treble that can make listening long term a bit tiring. Other than that I have found it to be a good internet radio, modern looking, well made and easy to use with pretty good quality sound. Not bad for the price paid.


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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sagem - a good internet radio, 18 Dec. 2009
Bought this to replace a Blik as the Blik didn't have an ethernet connection which is better than Wi-Fi around here. This Sagem is a well built, modern looking, very good piece of equipment. Easy to set up, finding internet connections quickly. If you are using Wi-Fi all you need to do is to enter your password and off you go. It will hold the connection even with power fully off and it will also hold all favourite stations as well. Mine is connected to a Hi-Fi system and it all works without any problem. Turn on the power and up comes the very clear blue screen. Press the IR button on the good remote and the internet connection is shown. Press again at this point and the initial station selection comes up asking for all or favourite stations. You can now do either. If you want some far away station go looking for it via world areas (eg Europe etc). Find you station, press the select button again and in a few seconds the station is on the air, though some stations take a lot longer than others to come up. To place in favourites press the favourite number button and hold for a few seconds. To pick favourites you can go to the favourite list and the station list appears, move to your station and press the select button again, wait for the indicator bar to fill and your station is up and running. To go to various other controls use the back button and select once there. You can adjust bass and treble etc (not on line out) and volume. Only down side I have found so far is that the high frequences are a bit bright and metallic perhaps, though I accept it could be my hearing, which is rather poor. All together a good bit of kit and an easy way to enter the internet radio world.


Brother DCP-6690CW Compact A3 Inkjet Multifunction Printer
Brother DCP-6690CW Compact A3 Inkjet Multifunction Printer

36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An very good A3 multifunction printer, 5 Sept. 2009
Bought this multifunction printer a few weeks ago and, I must say that I am very pleased with it. It is a heavy machine and extremely well built, produces good results and is pretty fast.

Printing - letters etc are printed very quickly, the ink is even and the results good, however compared to my Canon MP800 the ink is not a black and the words look a little faded. Nevertheless the result is quite satisfactory if not perfect.

Printing photographs - A4 size again good but always a bit dark and with a slight lack of detail compared to the Canon. Prints quite fast and with an even finish, however the Canon is certainly better here. A3 colour prints are also a bit dark and need some tweeking to get right.

Scanning is excellent and fast particularly the feeder rather than the glass plate though I have yet to try scanning a colour photo.

Inks are easy to fit and there are no chips to worry about if you use other makes. Inks are also very cheap and seem to last well. One thing to note - as yet there is no-one making a continuous ink system for this printer which is a shame as I use one for the Canon MP800 and it is brilliant - best bit of printer hardware I have ever bought!

There are one or two gripes - firstly the software supplied with the printer (for printing photos etc)is poor, difficult to use, complicated and, compared to the Canon software, is rubbish! Canon really do have excellent photo printing software. Secondly the need to adjust sizes and centre everything in the feed trays (eg. envelopes) is a pain so I just leave A3 paper in try 1 and A4 in tray 2 and use my Canon for photo prints and envelopes - much easier! If you do only have the Brother printer it is not really a problem but it just takes time to have to reset everything in the feed trays each time you wish to change paper or sizes.

Really these are fairly minor gripes and, in general I would recommend the printer if you need an A3 model
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BA418 LCD 4 Sensor Car Reversing Parking Radar Detector
BA418 LCD 4 Sensor Car Reversing Parking Radar Detector

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Is it any good, 30 July 2008
This is quite a good item, comes in a box with 4 sensors, a computer contol unit, drill, TV readout, wiring and instructions.
The sensors are very good and fit well although the sensor distance is a bit short. The sensors can be turned/twisted to point slightly upwards or downwards. The drill used to make the holes works ok but does tend to melt the plastic around the cut and can clog up very easily entailing having to dig the drilled out piece of plastic from the centre of the drill hub. The drill is only designed for plastic.
Fitting is dependant on your car and how easy it is to get at the rear of the bumper or wherever you are going to place the sensors. The leads are long enough for almost any car. The control computer box is small and easily hidden behind trim. The "TV" style readout is just about ok but the screen reflects the light making it difficult to see in certain circumstances. There is a three position switch on the side of the "TV" but there is nothing in the instructions to say what it does. In fact the instructions are next to useless being in typical Chinese English. For example, the sensors connection to the control computer are marked A,B,C,D but there is nothing in the instructions to show what position the are supposed to fit in the bumper, left to right or right to left. Its left to right looking from the rear by the way. The English selling company really do need to re-write the instructions.
Having said all that, I have fitted mine and they are good even though they are short range only. At least they don't pick up the floor/gravel etc. A note: the outse sensors do need to be fitted quite a way round the sides of the bumper rather than on the back due to their short range.
I am now thinking of ordering a second set for the front of the car.


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