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Goodmans Freeview Twin Scart Digital Set Top Box with Automatic Set Up and Auto Retune (Old model)
Goodmans Freeview Twin Scart Digital Set Top Box with Automatic Set Up and Auto Retune (Old model)

4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Goodmans Freeview Twin Scart Box, 14 Sept. 2012
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Arrived the day after ordering. I chose it because it had reasonably good reviews and particular praise for being quick to set up. I can do some technical trickery, but prefer for any device to do it automatically so that I can get on with my life; wordy, unclear instruction manuals and complex set up procedures waste my life and Really Grind My Gears (© Family Guy). As other reviews said, this one is very quick and easy to get going. Also it has a "basic" guide, and a much more detailed one if you want to get deeper into things, I have not yet done so, but any device supplied "Simple" and "Detailed" manuals finds favour with me. Good picture, all seems well. Slightly irritating wait between clicking the red re-set light OFF and being able to re-click to turn on the Green light, but so far good value for money


Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, The
Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, The
by Martin Rowson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.59

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Martin Rowson's "Tristram Shandy", 2 Aug. 2012
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I have not yet finished reading this book, but the drawings are superb, a brilliant new adaptation of the classic book.


Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels
by Martin Rowson
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £16.99

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Martin Rowson's Gulliver's Travels, 2 Aug. 2012
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I have not yet had time to read this book but a quick look through it and the superb drawings alone make it a great book to have, and I look forward to reading it soon.


Vater Maple 7A Manhatten Nylon Tip Drum Sticks
Vater Maple 7A Manhatten Nylon Tip Drum Sticks
Price: £11.75

4.0 out of 5 stars Vater Maple 7A Manhatten drum Sticks, 1 May 2012
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These are slightly lighter than the more common hickory sticks, so ideal if you want to keep volume down slightly, but the feel is still fairly similar. Up to Vater's usual high standards, but they do feel a bit more "slippery" than hickory stickory, perhaps it is because they are lighter and slip through your hands more easily. I wrapped some sand paper around the butt ends and rotated the sticks in it to score the lacquer's surface and that helps.


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5.0 out of 5 stars Corgi Red Dwarf Star Bug, 28 Dec. 2011
A very nice display model which will please fans of the great TV comedy sci-fi series Red Dwarf. A nicely detailed model.


The Quintet of the Hot Club of France - The Ultimate Collection
The Quintet of the Hot Club of France - The Ultimate Collection
Price: £4.53

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Ultimate Collection, 4 Nov. 2011
Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli and the Quintette of the Hot Club of France at their toe-tapping finest. If you are aware of them and want to have a fine collection of their best work this is for you. Obviously the sound quality of early recordings is less good than modern ones, but in a way it is part of the charm.


Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, the/Doctor Dunbars
Aynsley Dunbar Retaliation, the/Doctor Dunbars
Price: £21.18

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Aynsley Dunbar Retalliation/Dr Dunbar's Presciption, 3 May 2011
My older brother had the first record on this disc when it was released, and I always liked it, nice to have it on CD now, and I decided to get this double CD never having heard the 2nd, Dr Dunbar's Prescription. Dr D's p is very standard blues rock, fine if you like it and well played by fine musicians, but for me it has little of the atmosphere, distinction and character of the first one.

The first, The Aynsley Dunbar Retalliation (with the "reflected images" cover is blues rock, but with a more swinging feel and much more musical variety and imagination, so I think it has appeal beyond straight blues fans. True, the 2 bass and drum dominated tracks are arguably a bit long and indulgent by modern standards, but the playing, especially Dunbar's, is astonishingly creative and skilled. I find it hard to understand why surprisingly few drummers have listened to this recording, because Dunbar is superbly musical and masterful. The production is great, everything beautifully clear and audible, but with a great smoky club atmosphere as well, such clarity but not clinically clean, it's a gem.


6x Ultra Clear Screen Protector for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
6x Ultra Clear Screen Protector for Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ7
Offered by DISAGU protectionfilms
Price: £1.29

5.0 out of 5 stars Disagu digital camera screen protectors, 30 Dec. 2010
Very satisfied with quality, price, delivery and clear helpful instructions which were emailed to me AND supplied with the product


Comic Strip Classics: Mr Jolly Lives Next Door/Dirty Movie [VHS]
Comic Strip Classics: Mr Jolly Lives Next Door/Dirty Movie [VHS]
VHS

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Comic Strip Mr Jolly Lives Next Door/Dirty Movie, 30 Sept. 2010
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Now somewhat dated but still good fun, these two films are classic Comic Strip productions, and will be enjoyed by anyone who likes this era of anarchic British comedy. Classic car fans might wince, but very enjoyable.


Music From The Penguin Cafe
Music From The Penguin Cafe
Price: £7.81

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Music from the Penguin Cafe, 30 Sept. 2010
Much as I love the Penguin Cafe Orchestra, for me this is not up to the standard of some of their other recordings. This is partly because there are only 4 musicians, and I think their music is more interesting and varied with more instruments. There are some reasonable tracks but a few poor ones which bring the enjoyment down.


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