B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 Music System Multiroom Wireless Home Speaker – Natural : Good sound – if you can get it to work

I would give it 4. 5 stars if i could. Sounds great, looks even better and is very easy to use. We love this speaker and use it all the time. Its so easy to use on airplay and bluetooth. We have an audio system throughout our home but this gets used more then anything. The reason i have not given it 5 stars is because its expensive, and for that price i think there should be better sound options. Its very punchy, which is great for certain types of music, but when listening to classical for instance, you can change the audio settings on the source equipment but it still has too much base. Pros:looks stylish and classysounds very goodvery easy to usebest of all the wireless speakers i have usedcons:pricebit to punchy.

Given bang & olufsen’s reputation i did not expect to receive one of their products costing the equivalent of a southern rail season ticket and end up rating it as simply, ‘ok’. Sound = the sound quality is blissful. The bass is strong, i like it erring that way. So strong on reggae that at full volume the furniture will start migrating across the room. Likewise for big numbers it will fill a house – terrace dwellers beware. The experts at b&o also have that knack of producing clarity when you want music at low volume. There is no fuzziness or fudge in the sound. All of the foregoing is just as well because good luck if you want to change any of the settings.

B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 Music System Multiroom Wireless Home Speaker – Natural

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  • True 360 Bang & Olufsen signature sound
  • Crafted aluminium top with smooth tactile interaction
  • Wireless, multi-room enabled speaker fills your home with music. Effective frequency range- 37 – 22.000 Hz
  • Connect with Beoplay’s A6 or A9 wireless speakers for seamless sound throughout your home, using Chromecast built-in, Beolink Multiroom technologies or connect via Bluetooth, Apple AirPlay and DLNA
  • Personalise your listening experience through the Beoplay app; compatible with Amazon Alexa

Five star sound – four star frustration in setting up. Sometimes you have to forgive a lot in life – some things are worth it. This speaker is one of them. The sound quality would move you to tears, it is so rich, clear and velvety. It’s as if the singer is in the room with you. Listening to natalie merchant’s new tigerlily recordings on this is utterly spellbinding. The bass from this speaker is phenomenal – maybe a little too much at times, but it certainly fills the room. However connectivity issues would make you weep in utter frustration. These have been amply detailed in other reviews – all i can say is, they aren’t exaggerating. Bluetooth is a breeze – straight out of the box.

Five star sound – four star frustration in setting up. Sometimes you have to forgive a lot in life – some things are worth it. This speaker is one of them. The sound quality would move you to tears, it is so rich, clear and velvety. It’s as if the singer is in the room with you. Listening to natalie merchant’s new tigerlily recordings on this is utterly spellbinding. The bass from this speaker is phenomenal – maybe a little too much at times, but it certainly fills the room. However connectivity issues would make you weep in utter frustration. These have been amply detailed in other reviews – all i can say is, they aren’t exaggerating. Bluetooth is a breeze – straight out of the box.

Received delivery of the m5 today (prime delivery fantastic as usual) i have numerous b&o products and as normal this product doesn’t disappoint, in fact it’s surpassed all expectation for such a compact device, multiroom works perfectly and the bass response is fantastic, actually sounds better than my beosound 1, but at nearly a third of the cost.

B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen Beoplay M5 Music System Multiroom Wireless Home Speaker – Natural : Plugged it in, installed the b&o app on iphone and it found the device, connected to my wifi and has given me zero issues at all. Sounds bassy in ‘freestanding’ mode but balanced in ‘corner’ mode. Definitely happy with this speaker.

Given bang & olufsen’s reputation i did not expect to receive one of their products costing the equivalent of a southern rail season ticket and end up rating it as simply, ‘ok’. Sound = the sound quality is blissful. The bass is strong, i like it erring that way. So strong on reggae that at full volume the furniture will start migrating across the room. Likewise for big numbers it will fill a house – terrace dwellers beware. The experts at b&o also have that knack of producing clarity when you want music at low volume. There is no fuzziness or fudge in the sound. All of the foregoing is just as well because good luck if you want to change any of the settings.

Best small speaker – less price than the beoplay website. Best small speaker – less price than the beoplay website. Connected to my wifi after 2nd attemptno problems now. I would recommend this speaker who like bass.

This is an amazing speaker , never have i had so many comments on an item , everybody is impressed , looks amazing sounds amazing , really pleased with my purchase , if you want class , this is for you.

Absolutely astonishing from b&o, excellent speaker, fills room with crisp sound.

Absolutely astonishing from b&o, excellent speaker, fills room with crisp sound.

Best small speaker – less price than the beoplay website. Best small speaker – less price than the beoplay website. Connected to my wifi after 2nd attemptno problems now. I would recommend this speaker who like bass.

Received delivery of the m5 today (prime delivery fantastic as usual) i have numerous b&o products and as normal this product doesn’t disappoint, in fact it’s surpassed all expectation for such a compact device, multiroom works perfectly and the bass response is fantastic, actually sounds better than my beosound 1, but at nearly a third of the cost.

This is an amazing speaker , never have i had so many comments on an item , everybody is impressed , looks amazing sounds amazing , really pleased with my purchase , if you want class , this is for you.

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Skulpt Chisel Muscle Scanner Performance System – Love it. Just have to be careful and place

Very accurate and easy to use. It’s portable , beth easy to use and accurate .

Only used it ince so far but very good so far accurate and reliable.

Just have to be careful and place. Just have to be careful and place it fairly in the same place. Good for tracking your progress and good value for money as well. Here are the specifications for the Skulpt Chisel Muscle Scanner Performance System:

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  • Train Smarter: Eliminate weakness, reduce injury risk
  • World’s only device to accurately measure Muscle Quality on up to 24 different muscle groups, and identify muscle imbalances and asymmetries
  • Provides individually tailored fitness guidance, tracks your progress in detail and adjusts fitness guidance as you progress; Accurately measures body fat percentage
  • Tracks your muscular development over time; Water-resistant, convenient, non-wearable usage
  • Wireless, syncs via Bluetooth 4.1 to iOS and Android phones & integrates with Apple Health

Just have to be careful and place. Just have to be careful and place it fairly in the same place. Good for tracking your progress and good value for money as well.

Very accurate and easy to use. It’s portable , beth easy to use and accurate .

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  • Very accurate and easy to use
  • Love it. Just have to be careful and place
  • A Must Buy Device

I purchased this one directly from the skulpt website last year before they were selling on amazon. The only time i’ve had different readings is if you scan even a centimetre or two away from where you performed the previous scan. It’s always reliable in that i when i see improvements in the mirror and do a scan the skulpt backs it up. It’s a great motivation tool too. The only annoyance for me is when trying to scan the muscle groups on your back. It’s very awkward to do and much better if you have some assistance. Since i’ve been back on the weights the past few months it’s certainly great to see the improvements logged and if i ever stop and start again i’ll know the levels i can reach from previous scans. Definitely a device i would advise purchasing if you’re serious about keeping in shape and keeping track of your progress too.

Only used it ince so far but very good so far accurate and reliable.

Satisfied with its operation.

Satisfied with its operation.

Probably the most accurate body fat measuring device available. I compared it to the inbody scan and it was within 0. 5% and inbody / chisel says 14. If you need to track bf% this is the best tool for your money.

I purchased this one directly from the skulpt website last year before they were selling on amazon. The only time i’ve had different readings is if you scan even a centimetre or two away from where you performed the previous scan. It’s always reliable in that i when i see improvements in the mirror and do a scan the skulpt backs it up. It’s a great motivation tool too. The only annoyance for me is when trying to scan the muscle groups on your back. It’s very awkward to do and much better if you have some assistance. Since i’ve been back on the weights the past few months it’s certainly great to see the improvements logged and if i ever stop and start again i’ll know the levels i can reach from previous scans. Definitely a device i would advise purchasing if you’re serious about keeping in shape and keeping track of your progress too.

I am sure that other professional devices are better, but this one is very good for money. Probably the most accurate non-expensive body fat measuring device. I am sure that other professional devices are better, but this one is very good for money i have paid for it.

I am sure that other professional devices are better, but this one is very good for money. Probably the most accurate non-expensive body fat measuring device. I am sure that other professional devices are better, but this one is very good for money i have paid for it.

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GoStreamer G8 Quad Core 4K Ultra HD Wi-Fi Android TV Box : Great little gadget

Opened the box connected to wifi/ not ethernet. Used the o t a updater for latest firmware and then connected to latest pre installed kodi 16. 1and if you no your way round kodi you will know how to install add ons and away you go. Then installed bbc i player. Web browser is lightening fast and installing apps is childs play with app store. Uhd movies stream effortlessly and after the update ethernet works a treat. Have ordered more as the 2gb of ram is what i needed.

Great for sports, films and tv. Bought as a replacement for my mx 2 box, which was getting a bit tired. This doesn’t come pre loaded with all add-ones but i followed instructions that i found on youtube. Just follow them to the letter or it won’t work. Sports, movies, tv all work well. Excellent picture and no freezing seen yet. New processor makes streaming very fast, and navigating the box is faster too. Better to connect via ethernet than wifi. Only slight disappointment was the response i had from the supplier when i needed help trying to load the sports devil addon.

GoStreamer G8 Quad Core 4K Ultra HD Wi-Fi Android TV Box

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  • True up to 4K Ultra HD Quad Core HD Decoding. High performance Quad Core A9 CPU paired with the powerful Mali450 Octo Core 3D GPU Graphics Processor = Insane Android Performance. Watch your favorite movies and live streams with vivid and smooth playback up to 4K Ultra HD. Hook up a USB mouse (not included) and play your favorite Android games on the big screen!
  • Free lifetime software updates and support. We’ll be adding new features over time so that you can love your GoStreamer even more. Our built-in GoStreamer OTA updater gives you the latest version firmware as soon as it is available for easy install over WiFi.
  • So many options! Unlike Roku and Apple TV, the GoStreamer is free of any restrictions and never needs to be jail-broken. So go ahead, install your favorite apps and customize away! With the GoStreamer you’re not limited so you can personalize your player the way that you like. The 8GB internal storage gives you space and freedom to install apps without having to always worry about running out of space.
  • Pre-installed Kodi Media Player custom built by our developers specifically for the GoStreamer G8 with up to 4k Ultra HD streaming playback capability. 100’s of free streaming TV & Movie add-ons available for Kodi so quit paying for cable. Un-restricted and fully customisable.
  • The best warranty in the WORLD. Your box is already covered no matter what happens to it. So go ahead and enjoy your player and live worry-free because your device is covered unconditionally for 1 year from purchase.

Excellent product, however i had to wipe programme and re install.

One of the best i’ve had still going strong.

I wouldn’t recommend it to someone who isn’t competent at setting. You need to know what you are doing. I wouldn’t recommend it to someone who isn’t competent at setting up.

GoStreamer G8 Quad Core 4K Ultra HD Wi-Fi Android TV Box : Great for sports, films and tv. Bought as a replacement for my mx 2 box, which was getting a bit tired. This doesn’t come pre loaded with all add-ones but i followed instructions that i found on youtube. Just follow them to the letter or it won’t work. Sports, movies, tv all work well. Excellent picture and no freezing seen yet. New processor makes streaming very fast, and navigating the box is faster too. Better to connect via ethernet than wifi. Only slight disappointment was the response i had from the supplier when i needed help trying to load the sports devil addon.

Definitely need a keypad remote which you have to buy separately. Still a bit hit and miss depending what do you want to use it for and i’ve had to re-install kodi two or three times.

Not made for the latest 4k – 60 fps hdmi 2. 0 tv’s. 4k don’t work as the g8 box only has hdmi 1. 4 and its should have hdmi 2. 0 which would have made this backwards compatible. I have tried this box on my samsung 4k tv ue65hu8500 which has the latest hdmi 2. 0 ports and also used a hdmi 2. 0 cable but the picture breaks up when setting to 4k output due to the old spec the hdmi 1. 4 port has built into the g8 box, this g8 box is not capable of outputing 4k iva hdmi unless you have a first gen 4k tv, and should have been fitted with a hdmi 2. 0 systems can transfer data at up to 18gbps, and 10. 4 can only do 8 bit colour at 24/30 fps where 2. 0 can do 12 bit colour at 60 fps,if your tv only does 24/30 fps in 4k with hdmi 1.

Had to update some of the apps but it runs very smoothly with no issues. It did have almost everything installed as standard. Needs a decent internet connection if you plan on streaming content but it does give you an option to download instead in some apps. I bought the wireless keyboard remote as well which makes using it a whole lot easier. Paid £62 as a lightning deal and seems decent value for the specs. Have not got a 4k tv so cannot comment on that aspect.

Work ok but constantly buffering. Work ok but constantly buffering. I tried ethernet over powerline – forget it – too slow. Over wifi it is faster but the main factor is your internet service provider. They seem to be able to detect traffic and throttle accordingly. I have, what appears to be an adequate internet package but appears to be buffering constantly.

Great for watching many programs first class.

The quality of this product is very good, after i bought it and use, there no problems, i believe it is very durable. I often re. Good quality for the price fast delivery. Great product at a modest price received product in timely fashion. Product is just as described in details. Works great, showed up on time. All around good experience with product and seller.

This media box has exceeded my expectations. I was used to xbmc having previously had a modded original xbox, so kodi was easy to set up. I am very happy with both hardware and the software loaded on this box.

Fantastic bit of kit well worth the money.

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Sony CMT-SBT20B Hi-Fi System – Great stereo for the price

Great stereo for the price, with one or two little niggles stopping me handing out a fifth star. It’s easy to set up, but suffers from a lack of presets (only numbered 1-4 on the handset meaning an annoying fumble for the other saved stations) for the dab. It’s a looker – brushed chrome and gloss black glass, nice lcd. Bluetooth is a great addition and picks up my iphone every time without any hassle (it doesn’t require being re-connected after initial set up. ) the weirdest thing is it forgets which radio preset it was on when put on standby and always reverts to the first saved station (at least, i can’t find anything in the instructions that changes this. )sound quality is good, certainly not great; the unit lacks bass even with the settings ramped up, and it won’t rattle the windows but for a smaller room it’s fine (i’m using it in a kitchen). Final annoyance is the cd mechanism engages whenever it comes out of standby so you get that distinctive ‘crunch’ as it gears up, even if you want to just use bluetooth or radio. Other than those things, the price is good for what you get and i’d mostly recommend this.

Station presets still trying to fathom them out so again panasonic was so easy compared to this remote control. Speakers so flimsy so connected my panasonics from my previous audio/cd unit. Station presets still trying to fathom them out so again panasonic was so easy compared to this remote control. Slightly worried that the 3 amp fuse blew – very unusual. Beware speaker leads have a weird connectors that fit into the audio unit so if you want to connect other speakers you have to cut the leads and solder them back.

Here are the specifications for the Sony CMT-SBT20B Hi-Fi System:

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  • Easy Bluetooth connectivity with NFC One-touch
  • USB media and Walkman playback and charging
  • Intergrated FM and DAB Radio Tuner
  • 12W total power
  • Mega Bass for dynamic sound

Good sound quality for a small system.

Good sound quality for a small system.

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  • Seems good quality – neat and small as
  • Nice and compact
  • Great stereo for the price

Great stereo for the price, with one or two little niggles stopping me handing out a fifth star. It’s easy to set up, but suffers from a lack of presets (only numbered 1-4 on the handset meaning an annoying fumble for the other saved stations) for the dab. It’s a looker – brushed chrome and gloss black glass, nice lcd. Bluetooth is a great addition and picks up my iphone every time without any hassle (it doesn’t require being re-connected after initial set up. ) the weirdest thing is it forgets which radio preset it was on when put on standby and always reverts to the first saved station (at least, i can’t find anything in the instructions that changes this. )sound quality is good, certainly not great; the unit lacks bass even with the settings ramped up, and it won’t rattle the windows but for a smaller room it’s fine (i’m using it in a kitchen). Final annoyance is the cd mechanism engages whenever it comes out of standby so you get that distinctive ‘crunch’ as it gears up, even if you want to just use bluetooth or radio. Other than those things, the price is good for what you get and i’d mostly recommend this.

I mainly bought it to play my cd’s on. The details on screen suggest it has a dab radio, it doesn’t, the radio is just fm.

Seems good quality – neat and small as. Having has our old unit for 15 years hope this one does same time. Seems good quality – neat and small as well.

Seems good quality – neat and small as. Having has our old unit for 15 years hope this one does same time. Seems good quality – neat and small as well.

Station presets still trying to fathom them out so again panasonic was so easy compared to this remote control. Speakers so flimsy so connected my panasonics from my previous audio/cd unit. Station presets still trying to fathom them out so again panasonic was so easy compared to this remote control. Slightly worried that the 3 amp fuse blew – very unusual. Beware speaker leads have a weird connectors that fit into the audio unit so if you want to connect other speakers you have to cut the leads and solder them back.

I mainly bought it to play my cd’s on. The details on screen suggest it has a dab radio, it doesn’t, the radio is just fm.

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Intempo EE1513STK Revolve Turntable Vinyl Record Player – Not bad but not great

Mine in a store of record players it sound good it has bassy kind of speakers and doesn’t destroy. I bought mine in a store of record players it sound good it has bassy kind of speakers and doesn’t destroy grooves. So my advice dont buy this online .

Mine in a store of record players it sound good it has bassy kind of speakers and doesn’t destroy. I bought mine in a store of record players it sound good it has bassy kind of speakers and doesn’t destroy grooves. So my advice dont buy this online .

This turntable is ok i wouldn’t rush to buy it the sound quality isn’t great but it looks neat i was disappointed could have bought something much cheaper that probably would have been just the same. Here are the specifications for the Intempo EE1513STK Revolve Turntable Vinyl Record Player:

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  • Enjoy listening to your old and new vinyl records on this stylish Intempo Revolve turntable, with an authentic and high quality sound.
  • The three speed turntable can play 33, 45 and 78 rpm records and has two discreetly built in speakers to provide great sounding music.
  • With an integrated USB port which allows you to also play music from your smartphone or other device, for effortless connectivity.
  • The turntable is conveniently sized and will look great on your shelves or media cabinet, with gripped feet to secure it in place.
  • Smartly designed with a clear plastic dust cover to protect your vinyl, you will also be able to see your record revolve as it plays.

Charged it up as directed but when placed vinyl on it was not fast enough.

Love it good sound perfect for summer garden sunbathing listening ;-).

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Not bad but not great
  • Disappointing gift
  • mine in a store of record players it sound GOOD it has bassy kind of speakers and doesn’t destroy

My wife bought me this for christmas and i have it in my office at work. For the price it has been great, reliable and a decent sound. I contacted customer service about replacement stylus and they got back straight away, so i was impressed with that. You can also buy speakers for £99 if you want to boost sound, but i am happy with it as is.

Love it good sound perfect for summer garden sunbathing listening ;-).

This turntable is ok i wouldn’t rush to buy it the sound quality isn’t great but it looks neat i was disappointed could have bought something much cheaper that probably would have been just the same.

My wife bought me this for christmas and i have it in my office at work. For the price it has been great, reliable and a decent sound. I contacted customer service about replacement stylus and they got back straight away, so i was impressed with that. You can also buy speakers for £99 if you want to boost sound, but i am happy with it as is.

Charged it up as directed but when placed vinyl on it was not fast enough.

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Hauppauge WinTV-quadHD PCIe TV Receiver – Excellent card I am using it with Nextpvr and kodi

Excellent bit of kit works fine on win 10.

Great 4 tuner solution for plex dvr. For use with plex this card shows up as two separate tuners that need to be individually added but afterwards work in the same group to be allocated to streams or recording without any user input. Installation is as straightforward as pci-e cards go and you can switch the bracket for a low profile one if you’re slapping this in a thinner pc like a htpc. For use with windows just install the driver only for use with plex, i can’t speak for the wintv software since it’s the sort of thing i would avoid like the plague as they are usually stuck in the 90s design wise, the wintv software is also known to cause problems with plex so give it a miss. I use windows server 2012 and i had no luck scanning for channels until i downloaded the essentials media pack from microsoft, one to watch out for. Signal and picture quality are excellent and with plex dvr it really brings tv and recording into the future.

Hauppauge’s best tv tuner yet. The hauppauge win-tv quad is an excellent low-profile tv tuner card. Actually it has four tuners, although why someone would ever need this many is beyond me. This card can be adapted to fit a low-profile slot, typical of those found in sff (small-form factor) machines. I have installed this card into my dell optiplex 990 sff, and it fits perfectly into a spare pci-e slot, sitting alongside a low-profile graphics card. The low-profile bracket is included in the kit, as is a very nice little ir remote control unit, and an ir receiver that plugs into the card itself. Speaking of connections, this card actually has a standard uk-style co-axial input, meaning that no special cables or ‘f’ connectors are required to connect the card to your digital tv aerial. With a strong signal, this card can detect all of the expected digital tv channels, along with a selection of digital radio channels too. Picture quality is excellent, especially when viewing hd channels. On the software side of things, i did not install the software from the included cd, instead electing to download the latest version of wintv 8. Here are the specifications for the Hauppauge WinTV-quadHD PCIe TV Receiver:

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  • System Requirements: Windows Media Center in Windows 7 or Windows 8, Sound and graphics with support for DirectX 9 or higher, PCI Express slot, x1
  • Quad clear QAM digital cable TV receivers. Watch and record up to four clear QAM digital cable TV channels at the same time. Built-in cable TV splitter allows you to make one connection to cable TV. Note: not all cable TV networks send clear QAM channels. Please check with your local cable operator for the availability of clear QAM digital cable TV.
  • Minimum processor: Core2Duo 2.93Ghz or faster.Windows Media Center in Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Supported TV standards: ATSC HD TV, Stereo / dual channel sound. Four tuners on one half height PCI Express board. WinTV-quadHD will fit in both full and half height PC’s. Watch, pause or record up to four ATSC or clear QAM HD TV programs at the same time. Includes a Hauppauge remote control, with 1 meter IR receiver cable. Includes the WinTV v8 application, which give you TV-in-a-window or TV full screen, plus picture-in-picture. Also works with Windows Media Center (included in Windows 7 and optional in Windows 8). The WinTV-quadHD is seen as 4 tuners so you can watch one TV program or record up to 4 TV programs at the same time. ATSC is free HD TV for the U.S. and Canada. Clear QAM is digital cable TV (please contact your cable TV provider to see if clear QAM is available in your area)
  • TV recording formats: Transport stream (the original transmitted format, without any quality loss). ATSC is free over-the-air HD TV. ATSC is broadcast in the US and Canada, and does not require a subscription. ATSC is HD and FREE! WinTV-quadHD has four ATSC over-the-air digital TV tuners. Supports all ATSC formats, up to the highest HD format. Watch, pause or record up to four ATSC digital TV programs using high quality MPEG-2. TV recordings will typically consume 5 GB of disk space per hour for ATSC high definition. Built-in antenna splitter allows you to make one connection to an ATSC antenna but watch and record up to 4 channels.

Replacement for my media centre – easy to set up and use. Replacement for my media centre – easy to set up and use, no problems so far. Exactly as described and prompt delivery.

Excellent sample of a very rare product these days. An excellent product if you want some serious tv capabilities in your pc. One thing i miss is the lack of ability to add encryption card in the card itself. Just don’t loose the key of their software.

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  • Excellent sample of a very rare product these days
  • 4 channels, fantastic
  • Hauppauge’s Best TV Tuner yet

Excellent bit of kit works fine on win 10.

Runs well and as product say’s allows multi recording of tv stations cool as if you are like me a few programs. Fitted into pc and had to download cd from hauppauge, which if your ok at going online and searching for correct device software and drivers is ok. Runs well and as product say’s allows multi recording of tv stations cool as if you are like me a few programs you enjoy all on at same tv.

This works superbly well in my windows 7 mce build. The signal is clear and its great having 4 tuners. The drivers also work well and i have no issues with suspend/sleep.

Seems very good for the money so far. Drivers downloaded and installed ok,. Windows and media center saw it fine straight away and the recorded picture looks exactly like the ones i get with the dvb-s2 cards (hauppauge wintv-hd).

Hauppauge’s best tv tuner yet. The hauppauge win-tv quad is an excellent low-profile tv tuner card. Actually it has four tuners, although why someone would ever need this many is beyond me. This card can be adapted to fit a low-profile slot, typical of those found in sff (small-form factor) machines. I have installed this card into my dell optiplex 990 sff, and it fits perfectly into a spare pci-e slot, sitting alongside a low-profile graphics card. The low-profile bracket is included in the kit, as is a very nice little ir remote control unit, and an ir receiver that plugs into the card itself. Speaking of connections, this card actually has a standard uk-style co-axial input, meaning that no special cables or ‘f’ connectors are required to connect the card to your digital tv aerial. With a strong signal, this card can detect all of the expected digital tv channels, along with a selection of digital radio channels too. Picture quality is excellent, especially when viewing hd channels. On the software side of things, i did not install the software from the included cd, instead electing to download the latest version of wintv 8.

I have installed this in a windows 8. 1 machine acting as a server with a celeron j1900 processor to replace 3 usb tuners. The recordings are better quality, with less dropouts than my previous setup. Unlike some of the other reviewers i have not noticed any increased boot up times. Good value for money in comparison to other quad t2 tuners.

Replacement for my media centre – easy to set up and use. Replacement for my media centre – easy to set up and use, no problems so far. Exactly as described and prompt delivery.

Running on win 7 64bit, amd 8 core cpu @ 4ghz, 32gb ddr3 ram and a samsung 850 evo with recordings and pause buffer sent to a seperate drive to the win 7 drive. I don’t use media center, never have. Why would you lol 😉 the win tv 8. 5 software is fine for recording, vlc takes care of playback. The tv guide is improved slightly over ver. In general its flawless at recording either manually or using the tv guide.

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Crosley Nomad Three Speed USB Enabled Vinyl Turntable – Pretty turntable with amazing sound

Pretty turntable with amazing sound. I bought this turntable last week for my mother in law, as she has seen it online and it was her birthday. She got attracted to it as it just looks amazing with its beautiful cloth. I first thought it might look good but the sound will be bad – but when i got it and tried it out, i realized that it not only looked good, it also sounded amazing. I am really into turntables and normally (for myself) would only buy a direct driven turntable without built in speakers, but this was a present. And honestly, this sounds at least as good as my £ 249. 00 turntable from another well known manufacturer and i am seriously thinking of getting one of the crosley’s myself now. The other thing which she really loves is the fact that you can close the lid whenever you want and it just looks like a pretty suitcase. She closes the lid when she is out at work so her little cheeky cat cant step on it. The other cool little feature is the headphone jack which you can use if you want to listen to your music not via the speakers but through headphones.

Pleasantly surprised with sound quality as distinct from volume & toneb. Good cartridge from a respected manufacturerc. Unit has clean lines and is well assembledd. The unobtrusive cloth finish works well in most environmentsareas requiring improvement:a. A larger than 7” platter to better support 12” recordsb. A larger case so lid does not require removing to play 12” recordsc. A device for lowering & lifting needleand remember to switch off the auto stop button if you don’t want singles, that are more than circa 3 minutes, to end prematurely.

Pleasantly surprised with sound quality as distinct from volume & toneb. Good cartridge from a respected manufacturerc. Unit has clean lines and is well assembledd. The unobtrusive cloth finish works well in most environmentsareas requiring improvement:a. A larger than 7” platter to better support 12” recordsb. A larger case so lid does not require removing to play 12” recordsc. A device for lowering & lifting needleand remember to switch off the auto stop button if you don’t want singles, that are more than circa 3 minutes, to end prematurely. Here are the specifications for the Crosley Nomad Three Speed USB Enabled Vinyl Turntable:

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  • Portable Turntable
  • Diamond Stylus Needle
  • Plays 3 Speeds – 33 1/3, 45 And 78 RPM Records
  • Plays 7 inch, 10 inch & 12 inch Records
  • USB Enabled For Connection to Windows Equipped PC and Mac

 i have a slight obsession with all things retro, and after acquiring an extensive vinyl collection over the years, i felt i should bite the bullet and treat myself to a quality record player once and for all. I have always known that crosley are the brand to buy when shopping for a good player, but as it is a bit of an investment, i spent some time researching to find which player would be most suited to my needs. First off, the packaging was very practical; i had to carry my player quite far on my walk home and was pleased to see it come with a secure plastic handle making my walk a whole lot easieras soon as i got home i opened the box and set my player up, where i encountered a small problem with the crosley nomad record player- i am unable to keep the nice back/lid of the player on whilst listening to any of my 12” records. They have possibly made the portable turntable smaller than usual for ease of transportation, but it does not look as nice without the back onhowever, and more importantly, the sound it emits is incredible. The turntable is very easy to use, simply turning the dial to start a record and adjust the volume. Another nice touch is how crosley have cleverly placed the speakers on the sides of the record player, allowing for a more direct and clearer sound. The great thing about the player for a first time buyer like myself is that these built in speaker’s means it takes no time to set up, and is rather compact. I have attached a little video to show how good the sound quality is, shame about the video quality.

Pretty turntable with amazing sound. I bought this turntable last week for my mother in law, as she has seen it online and it was her birthday. She got attracted to it as it just looks amazing with its beautiful cloth. I first thought it might look good but the sound will be bad – but when i got it and tried it out, i realized that it not only looked good, it also sounded amazing. I am really into turntables and normally (for myself) would only buy a direct driven turntable without built in speakers, but this was a present. And honestly, this sounds at least as good as my £ 249. 00 turntable from another well known manufacturer and i am seriously thinking of getting one of the crosley’s myself now. The other thing which she really loves is the fact that you can close the lid whenever you want and it just looks like a pretty suitcase. She closes the lid when she is out at work so her little cheeky cat cant step on it. The other cool little feature is the headphone jack which you can use if you want to listen to your music not via the speakers but through headphones.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Pretty turntable with amazing sound
  • Excellent retro machine

Nice product but mainly for vintage lover and not for turntable lovers.

. Loving listening on earphones while my wife watches miss marple.

 i have a slight obsession with all things retro, and after acquiring an extensive vinyl collection over the years, i felt i should bite the bullet and treat myself to a quality record player once and for all. I have always known that crosley are the brand to buy when shopping for a good player, but as it is a bit of an investment, i spent some time researching to find which player would be most suited to my needs. First off, the packaging was very practical; i had to carry my player quite far on my walk home and was pleased to see it come with a secure plastic handle making my walk a whole lot easieras soon as i got home i opened the box and set my player up, where i encountered a small problem with the crosley nomad record player- i am unable to keep the nice back/lid of the player on whilst listening to any of my 12” records. They have possibly made the portable turntable smaller than usual for ease of transportation, but it does not look as nice without the back onhowever, and more importantly, the sound it emits is incredible. The turntable is very easy to use, simply turning the dial to start a record and adjust the volume. Another nice touch is how crosley have cleverly placed the speakers on the sides of the record player, allowing for a more direct and clearer sound. The great thing about the player for a first time buyer like myself is that these built in speaker’s means it takes no time to set up, and is rather compact. I have attached a little video to show how good the sound quality is, shame about the video quality.

I bought this turntable for my dad’s birthday. He has a large collection of vinyls and often listens to them with the sound system in the lounge. I wanted to get him something a little bit more compact so that he can listen to them in his bedroom. He was over the moon with his gift and the design/colour matched the furnishings so it didn’t look out of place. But more importantly, it played his vinyls very well, even his full 12′ lps. The only thing i would mark down on is for the price i thought the in-built speakers would produce a better sound. You can link them to external speakers but going back to the whole ‘compact’ thing it made sense just to stick with the in-house speakers.

I bought this turntable for my dad’s birthday. He has a large collection of vinyls and often listens to them with the sound system in the lounge. I wanted to get him something a little bit more compact so that he can listen to them in his bedroom. He was over the moon with his gift and the design/colour matched the furnishings so it didn’t look out of place. But more importantly, it played his vinyls very well, even his full 12′ lps. The only thing i would mark down on is for the price i thought the in-built speakers would produce a better sound. You can link them to external speakers but going back to the whole ‘compact’ thing it made sense just to stick with the in-house speakers.

Nice product but mainly for vintage lover and not for turntable lovers.

Very nice, looks amazing sounds good to me.

. Loving listening on earphones while my wife watches miss marple.

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Sony HT-ST9 7 – Excellent sound bar with a few niggles here and there

Used with a sonia bravia television. This sony sound bar is a smart looking piece of audio equipment but sizeable, measuring 113cm length x 13cm depth x 9cm height. It can be shelf or wall mounted. In addition there is a large subwoofer, itself measuring 42cm depth x 40cm height x 42cm width. I have placed the sound bar on a shelf of a tv cabinet beneath a 40” television which is not intrusive. If the television screen were smaller, i feel the size of the sound bar would be out of proportion. The subwoofer sits out of sight behind the tv stand. The sound bar front may be left to reveal the seven speakers or covered using the black grille provided. Instructions provided are in two parts comprising a clear startup guide and a more comprehensive booklet of operating instructions. The sound bar and subwoofer each require a mains connection but the two are connected wirelessly, thus doing away with a further cable connection.

Used with a sonia bravia television. This sony sound bar is a smart looking piece of audio equipment but sizeable, measuring 113cm length x 13cm depth x 9cm height. It can be shelf or wall mounted. In addition there is a large subwoofer, itself measuring 42cm depth x 40cm height x 42cm width. I have placed the sound bar on a shelf of a tv cabinet beneath a 40” television which is not intrusive. If the television screen were smaller, i feel the size of the sound bar would be out of proportion. The subwoofer sits out of sight behind the tv stand. The sound bar front may be left to reveal the seven speakers or covered using the black grille provided. Instructions provided are in two parts comprising a clear startup guide and a more comprehensive booklet of operating instructions. The sound bar and subwoofer each require a mains connection but the two are connected wirelessly, thus doing away with a further cable connection.

Excellent sound bar with a few niggles here and there. Home cinema systems with the traditional set-up are a staple diet in a home cinema set-up. The trouble has been the amount of space that is required for an array of speakers, subwoofer and amplifier along with the wiring. The sound bar came out of a need to provide some of that home cinema experience but in a compact form. Some of the first attempts were to say at least pitiful but yamaha became the forerunner in sound bar technology. Roll on to 2015 and we are using improved set-ups and sound bar technology has moved on. There have been reports that the traditional av receiver is declining in popularity whilst sound bar sales are on the up. Some purists may argue that isn’t so and will probably slate off sound bars for not offering a true cinematic experience. So what’s so very special about the ht-st9 that could make you think about ditching the av receiver altogether?.Hopefully with this review you’ll get an inkling of what the ht-st9 is about and what it is capable of. Here are the specifications for the Sony HT-ST9 7:

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  • Music as the artist intended with High-Resolution Audio
  • The best of online music with built-in music streaming from Spotify Connect and Google Cast for audio music services
  • Music anywhere anytime with wireless multi-room playback powered by SongPal Link
  • Designed for sound with 7.1ch of hi-fi sound delivered from unique Sony Magnetic Fluid Speakers
  • Share your smartphone music in high quality with new wireless LDAC Bluetooth technology

Simplifly audio system and the best hi-fi system that i got ever.

Simplifly audio system and the best hi-fi system that i got ever.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Used With A Sonia Bravia Television
  • Excellent sound bar with a few niggles here and there

Excellent sound bar with a few niggles here and there. Home cinema systems with the traditional set-up are a staple diet in a home cinema set-up. The trouble has been the amount of space that is required for an array of speakers, subwoofer and amplifier along with the wiring. The sound bar came out of a need to provide some of that home cinema experience but in a compact form. Some of the first attempts were to say at least pitiful but yamaha became the forerunner in sound bar technology. Roll on to 2015 and we are using improved set-ups and sound bar technology has moved on. There have been reports that the traditional av receiver is declining in popularity whilst sound bar sales are on the up. Some purists may argue that isn’t so and will probably slate off sound bars for not offering a true cinematic experience. So what’s so very special about the ht-st9 that could make you think about ditching the av receiver altogether?.Hopefully with this review you’ll get an inkling of what the ht-st9 is about and what it is capable of.

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BeneGlow ® One Pair 6 – What a fantastic bit of kit

Good quality, good product, i like it.

Powerful stereo bluetooth speakers with classy looks. Beneglow bluetooth wireless stereo speakers are appealing gadgets with classy looks that offer nice sound quality – a much better audio experience compared to other bluetooth speakers on market. This is a first pair of bluetooth speakers that i received from this particular company and they came within nice package of good quality that keeps its content protected from possible damage during transport process. Inside the box i received pair of speakers, audio and power cables, and simple manual. These speakers do not require any batteries, amplifiers or remote controllers because everything required for their use is already integrated within. Also there are no controls on these speakers, all controls are used on devices that transmit audio (tv, smartphones, pc, etc. During testing period i did not had any problems with pairing speakers to several devices – all of them connected to these speakers flawlessly from the first attempt. One important note if you have more bluetooth devices as i have – these speakers remember last device that was used and will try to automatically connect when next time they are turned on. Beneglow bluetooth speakers provide 20w and come with 6.

It’s easy to install , i try it and i can say that the sound quality is good,nice english voice when the bluetooth connection is establishedprofessional packaging – no damage. Here are the specifications for the BeneGlow ® One Pair 6:

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  • This outstanding Bluetooth speaker system does not require amplifier, or batteries, or remote controller you simply need to let your (mobile, laptop, tablet, iPod etc.) manage the speakers, and start to enjoy music, FM radio or video sound and so much more.
  • 40W power & 8 ohms impedance handling, for robust and controlled audio that is crisp and clear.
  • Along with a rubber surround for vibrant sound, dual pivoting 1″ aluminum-dome tweeters deliver rich high tones. Lets you enjoy high-quality audio where space is limited.
  • Bluetooth V4.0 Tech: faster wireless connection, less signal interference, better sound quality.
  • Ideal for using in homes, offices, meeting rooms, stores, shopping malls, supermarkets, bookstores, coffee shops, private clubs and so on.

It’s easy to install , i try it and i can say that the sound quality is good,nice english voice when the bluetooth connection is establishedprofessional packaging – no damage.

However the sound is great and quality was brilliant. Based on previous reviews i was hesitant to order these speakers, however the sound is great and quality was brilliant. I recommend these to everyone.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • however the sound is great and quality was brilliant
  • What a fantastic bit of kit
  • Good but lacking after sales service!

Good but lacking after sales service. Product is good although i have seen better they are quite a bit more expensive. Broke a lug when fitting but can’t find anywhere to get a replacement, feel as though if anything goes wrong i am stuck.

Good quality, good product, i like it.

Powerful stereo bluetooth speakers with classy looks. Beneglow bluetooth wireless stereo speakers are appealing gadgets with classy looks that offer nice sound quality – a much better audio experience compared to other bluetooth speakers on market. This is a first pair of bluetooth speakers that i received from this particular company and they came within nice package of good quality that keeps its content protected from possible damage during transport process. Inside the box i received pair of speakers, audio and power cables, and simple manual. These speakers do not require any batteries, amplifiers or remote controllers because everything required for their use is already integrated within. Also there are no controls on these speakers, all controls are used on devices that transmit audio (tv, smartphones, pc, etc. During testing period i did not had any problems with pairing speakers to several devices – all of them connected to these speakers flawlessly from the first attempt. One important note if you have more bluetooth devices as i have – these speakers remember last device that was used and will try to automatically connect when next time they are turned on. Beneglow bluetooth speakers provide 20w and come with 6.

What a fantastic bit of kit. What a fantastic bit of kit. Just arrived and i fitted it in half an hour. Ok i cheated a bit, i had fitted the wires and power supply last week looks great very neat and unobtrusive.

Really good value for moneyfills the room with good quality soundeasy to install.

What a fantastic bit of kit. What a fantastic bit of kit. Just arrived and i fitted it in half an hour. Ok i cheated a bit, i had fitted the wires and power supply last week looks great very neat and unobtrusive.

However the sound is great and quality was brilliant. Based on previous reviews i was hesitant to order these speakers, however the sound is great and quality was brilliant. I recommend these to everyone.

Good but lacking after sales service. Product is good although i have seen better they are quite a bit more expensive. Broke a lug when fitting but can’t find anywhere to get a replacement, feel as though if anything goes wrong i am stuck.

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Steepletone TOWER MODULAR MUSIC SYSTEM WITH CD RECORDING – SMC2014-BT – Music System NEW Model : i liked the desiegn @performans of the mane unit but it

I liked the desiegn @performans of the mane unit but it. I liked the desiegn @performans of the mane unit but it was let down by the quality of the speakers ,thay buzzed at the lower frequanses.

Steepletone all in one music system. Very versatile piece of kit, sounds good and bluetooth makes the system. Plenty loud enough for the average room, would recommend the system and the seller.

TOWER MODULAR MUSIC SYSTEM WITH CD RECORDING – Steepletone SMC2014-BT – Music System NEW Model with Bluetooth & 3.5mm jack AUX Input* – 3 Speed Record Turntable – Twin CD Player / Recorder – MW & FM PLL Stereo Radio – Playback & Encode RECORDING to CD (from Vinyl record, Cassette, AUX & CD) – Retro Nostalgic Music Centre System (*Plays music to the music centre large speakers from a Mobile Phone, iPhone, iPod, MP3 player, Computer etc) (Black)

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  • TOWER MODULAR MUSIC SYSTEM WITH CD RECORDING – Modular System: user replaceable CD Mechs & Tape Deck
  • Steepletone SMC2014-BT – Music System NEW Model with Bluetooth & 3.5mm jack AUX Input* – 3 Speed Record Turntable – Twin CD Player / Recorder – MW & FM PLL Stereo Radio – Playback & Encode RECORDING to CD (from Vinyl record, Cassette, AUX & CD) – Retro Nostalgic Music Centre System (*Plays music to the music centre large speakers from a Mobile Phone, iPhone, iPod, MP3 player, Computer etc)
  • Graphic equaliser for better tone / sound (EQ) –
  • One Button CD Recording with Track Separation from Vinyl/Aux/CD & Cassette to CD
  • Optional Sub Woofer speaker system – search Amazon for: DTL SUB 2.1

Steepletone all in one music system. Very versatile piece of kit, sounds good and bluetooth makes the system. Plenty loud enough for the average room, would recommend the system and the seller.

I liked the desiegn @performans of the mane unit but it. I liked the desiegn @performans of the mane unit but it was let down by the quality of the speakers ,thay buzzed at the lower frequanses.

Was disappointed the 1st one i ordered came faulty and would freeze up, but these things happen, got a replacement and works great does everything i need from transferring cassettes to putting mini disc recordings to cd from the aux in. Bluetooth music from laptop / ipad/mobile.

TOWER MODULAR MUSIC SYSTEM WITH CD RECORDING – Steepletone SMC2014-BT – Music System NEW Model with Bluetooth & 3.5mm jack AUX Input* – 3 Speed Record Turntable – Twin CD Player / Recorder – MW & FM PLL Stereo Radio – Playback & Encode RECORDING to CD (from Vinyl record, Cassette, AUX & CD) – Retro Nostalgic Music Centre System (*Plays music to the music centre large speakers from a Mobile Phone, iPhone, iPod, MP3 player, Computer etc) (Black) : Proved to live up to the write up. Do take the advice to add the sub woofer though as this improves quality of sound depth. Only minor issues are cd1 has had a tendency to skip some days. Screen hard to read and can’t use one function while preparing another. Nice look and good vinyl playback levels.

Great present for my son for xmas.

Fantastic, great value and well worth it. Fantastic, great value and well worth it. Sounds great, not used all options yet but please and happy with item.

Great present for my son for xmas.

Was disappointed the 1st one i ordered came faulty and would freeze up, but these things happen, got a replacement and works great does everything i need from transferring cassettes to putting mini disc recordings to cd from the aux in. Bluetooth music from laptop / ipad/mobile.

Fantastic, great value and well worth it. Fantastic, great value and well worth it. Sounds great, not used all options yet but please and happy with item.

Have transferred vinyl, cassette and cd to new cd using the system. The instructions should be read thoroughly before starting but once mastered reasonably simple to undertake transfers. Quality acceptable bearing in mind age of some of the lp’s. Neat system and well put together. Take care with record deck arm. Warned about this in instruction manual as used to stop/start play. Otherwise no problems to date.

Proved to live up to the write up. Do take the advice to add the sub woofer though as this improves quality of sound depth. Only minor issues are cd1 has had a tendency to skip some days. Screen hard to read and can’t use one function while preparing another. Nice look and good vinyl playback levels.

Have transferred vinyl, cassette and cd to new cd using the system. The instructions should be read thoroughly before starting but once mastered reasonably simple to undertake transfers. Quality acceptable bearing in mind age of some of the lp’s. Neat system and well put together. Take care with record deck arm. Warned about this in instruction manual as used to stop/start play. Otherwise no problems to date.

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