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HDMI Cable 3M High Speed PRO GOLD HDMI Cable v2.0/1.4a 3D 2160p PS4 SKY HD 4K Ultra HD Ethernet Audio Return Virgin BT - IBRA RED
HDMI Cable 3M High Speed PRO GOLD HDMI Cable v2.0/1.4a 3D 2160p PS4 SKY HD 4K Ultra HD Ethernet Audio Return Virgin BT - IBRA RED
Offered by Hd Zone
Price: £49.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Quality for a bargain price, 17 Nov. 2014
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Good quality for a bargain price. There is a lot of nonsense spoken about cables but, at the least, build quality does matter. These are excellent


The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge - Light of theSpirit
The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge - Light of theSpirit
Price: £14.76

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ligeti in Surround Sound!, 3 Feb. 2012
Well it's a lot more than Ligeti of course. This is a two SACD collection of choral works from across the ages. In lesser hands than these and in a lesser recording it might be mistaken for one of cheapo collections called something like "classical chill out" because it consists of music which rarely exceeds 10 minutes and multiple works which all might be called "ethereal". But it really is far more than that, firstly everything is staggeringly well sung by the Choir of Clare College and secondly it's wonderfully recorded in Ely cathedral catching all the decay and ambience of its remarkable acoustic.

This recording really does have to be heard on multi channel SACD where the sense of space is perfectly realised using the surround channels, no gimmicks just an accurate recreation of the original space. Finally this is one of very very few recordings available of anything by Ligeti on SACD and it's absolutely wonderful This may be the best, certainly the most "cosmic" recording of Lux Aerterna of the lot and for me at least those ten minutes or so make this disc a must purchase on their own.


Philosophy Now
Philosophy Now
Price: £1.99

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant But..., 7 Nov. 2011
This review is from: Philosophy Now (Kindle Edition)
Wonderful magazine for anyone the least bit interested in modern Philosophical thinking, always a fresh take on issues of the day (well maybe not the DAY but YEAR anyway) and not that hard to digest if you give it a chance. Its also in many ways an ideal Kindle ebook - there are no wonderful photos to miss and its the perfect thing to dip into on your way to somewhere else by bus train or plane. But it also reminds us that cuddly old Amazon sometimes gives the UK public a right metaphorical kicking, a SINGLE ISSUE is £7.99. £7.99 for a slim black and white magazine - the kind of money that in regular magazine land would get you something fat, in colour and with a free cover disc. Not only that but in the US it's $7.99 - still expensive but more like the dead tree version price. Probably the official claim will be "distibution costs in the UK" and some reference to some terms and conditions somewhere where its all explained and justified. But such pricing for a few seconds of 3G connection to download can only be greeted with hollow laughter and should make us alarmed at the fact that Kindle, good as it is, is effectively the only game in town. Still if this review gets past the Amazon vetting process give 'em credit...there may be hope...
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Peter Pope, Heaven-Haven The Songs of Peter Pope
Peter Pope, Heaven-Haven The Songs of Peter Pope
Price: £15.14

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strange and Beautiful, 12 Feb. 2011
What a waste! Peter Pope seems to have been a composer of profound thought and astonishing facility. These songs are gems - seeming both ancient and modern simultaneously. Never actually lacking tonality or really doing anything to fighten the horses but somehow seeming gloriously out-of-time and haunting. Why a waste? Becuse we could have had so much more Pope had he not become a member of a loony religious sect called the "Exclusive Brethren" who quoting wikipedia "prohibited any involvement with the creative arts"

Perhaps though we should look at the half full glass - Susan Legg and Ann Martin-Davis have found these songs and perform them marvellously, its a wonderful record, easy to enjoy but with real depths. I do hope it finds an audience...
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CyberLink Power DVD 9 Ultra (PC CD)
CyberLink Power DVD 9 Ultra (PC CD)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars good after some trouble, 20 Aug. 2009
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Good so far? Well to be honest this is an entirely OK product. At the moment the world is not full of blue ray playback pachages and once i got this going it was reasonable. But for the price i think we should be able to expect a smooth installation and slick playback. I had problems with both, after a few false starts it proceded to require a massive patch download before it would work properly on my entirely bog standard vista machine. After that for ordinary Dvd playback and general compatibility it was ok but not as good as, say, Nero or a bunch of free products i could name.

So it lacks on features and doesnt like lots of movie files and subtitle standards other packages put up with. It pretty much has to have a disc and not a ripped file. Blue Ray playback was OK but not as good as Im used to on my PS3.

If you need a package this is at least OK and there aren't, at the time of writing, zillions to choose from but whether it'll still be worth even three stars in a year or so I doubt.


Roxio Easy Media Creator 2009 (PC)
Roxio Easy Media Creator 2009 (PC)

3.0 out of 5 stars Good but basic, 18 Jun. 2009
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This worked well enough for basic music and movie ripping. It makes a good starter product with just enough all around features to remain useful to slightly more experienced users. In time though, you'll find you pay a price for what is mostly a pretty friendly user interface - its OK at most things but brilliant at none. I've used it for six months or more and still use it for basic iso burning but mp3tag has replaced the tagging facilities, dbpowermap is infinitely better at ripping,winamp has many more library facilities and so on. So not a bad product but ultimately you'll probably outgrow it.


Move It (PC CD)
Move It (PC CD)

2.0 out of 5 stars Basic Problems, 2 Feb. 2009
This review is from: Move It (PC CD) (CD-ROM)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
This product could have fulfilled a genuine need I had - making copies of my lossless music files from my main server to my ipod. The implication is that it will seamlessly transfer files from one place to another automatically transcoding them. Visually it looks OK and pretty simple to use - on the one side your computer on the other side your ipod or other mp3 player - select files click arrow and voila transcoded files. But not for me.

Perhaps its fine if you have all you files on a local machine and you want to say convert wav to mp3 but for me it just didnt work and I tried...and tried

No matter what (include support advice to completely reinsall using a special Nero cleanup tool) I could not get it to transfer files. I could see them and select them but always i got a banal "could not do this" type message. Its something to do with library locations but really this is supposed to be a easy and friendly product for regular users - there are other ways of doing the same job that are les friendly (but more reliable...)

So cant recommend this - it needs more work.


The Gone-Away World
The Gone-Away World
by Nick Harkaway
Edition: Hardcover

6 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pynchon Lite, 21 July 2008
This review is from: The Gone-Away World (Hardcover)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Pynchon Lite isn't a criticism - Ive only got to the end of Gravity's Rainbow once and I had a bad cold and nothing to do. I always wanted to like Pynchon more than i do. If you'd like your Pynchon with 25% more linear plot, 25% more meaningful narrative diversions this could be for you. It has that same sort of muscular narrative quality that mixes tough language with (diverting) diversions into arcane lore that certain sorts of modern sci fi have. It also has that sure sign of a self conscious narrative - lots of phrases in italics. The plot - dystopian darkly funny version of our world with slightly sci fi plot and lots of backstory. Our hero fights and shags. I liked it.


The Last Days of the Lacuna Cabal
The Last Days of the Lacuna Cabal
by Sean Dixon
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £12.00

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Post Modern Froth, 19 July 2008
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
Yep its apparently won awards in Canada but I found this deeply frothy. Its got all those kind of magic realist, ironic, self conscious layers that usually pass for deep thinking but actually it feels curiously insubstantial. Yes there is a Book Club - its a bit surreal. There is a quasi magical sort of symbolic quest acting out an ancient mythological tale - its very knowing and referential. There is sadness and (metaphorical and literal) hugging but somehowits less than it wants to be. Bottom line is this is vaguely entertaining actually-pretty-familiar-beneath-surreal-surface stuff and is proably not the book it might have been because the characters though odd are not genuinely deep. But it was page turning enough to see me through to the end so i guess it passes some kind of engagement test. OK but nothing special.


Rest Now Weary Head You Will Get Well Soon
Rest Now Weary Head You Will Get Well Soon
Offered by Bedlam Books & Music
Price: £14.95

3.0 out of 5 stars More of the same, 28 Jun. 2008
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Programme (What's this?)
I see why everybody is having such trouble with this album. It is hard to categorise but only since it belongs so precisely in that well know modern indie pop category "hard to categorise". Nope not really Folk though anything a bit mopey with grindy guitars is finding itself plonked in the "Psych folk" category for no particular reason beyond fashion.

It is definitely mopey and anguished. Is a lot Radiohead and a bit "everything including several different makes of kitchen sink" Brian Wilsonesque so it has a lot I like - however...

The bottom line is there are no really great songs here only moderately ok ones. If you cant get enough of that anguished Thom Yorke voice cracking thing then this is perfectly fine and definitely not a bad album but, for me anyway, not essential.


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