B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen PLAY Beolit 12 Airplay – Portable Wireless Music System – Easy to setup, Fantastic sound, brilliant build quality!!!

I bought this and it ended up being a faulty unit. Just simply would not connect to my network so i had to send back. It did work with via the jack cable and i found the sound on par with the much cheaper sonos 1 i bought previously.

This really is an excellent portable player. I wanted a portable music system for my iphone and ipod nano, and this really is the business. The fact that it is airplay as well is an added bonus. I do agree with other reviews that mention it does take a long time to connect to the internet whether wired or wireless, but maybe that will be addressed in a future update. One thing to note, you do need a headphone jack to play the radio with the ipod nano (7th gen).

Good design, easy setup, great sound. . First impressions on getting this out of the box were that it looked good, with an interesting design. I was concerned about how it would look as the one i ordered was called ‘blue’, but the overall colour of the case was grey with the blue being behind the mesh/holes. Overall it looks good, and did not look out of place in any room i tried it in. Next up is the setup of the device. As it was airplay enabled i decided to set it up using the app that is available. This proved to be very easy and straightforward, in less than five minutes i had it setup on my wifi network with a suitable device name. The process was very clear and easy to follow. My only criticism would be that the quick start guide does not describe the buttons and led colours in detail, and for each meaning you have read all sections of the guide, i expected a table listing led’s and what the colours mean. But, that’s a small point as set up was so easy. Here are the specifications for the B&O PLAY by Bang & Olufsen PLAY Beolit 12 Airplay – Portable Wireless Music System:

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  • Portable music system that plays music wirelessly from iPod, iPhone, iPad or Mac
  • Wired performance from any other smartphone or PC
  • Simplicity and sophisticaion in design: only four buttons
  • Light and portable: only 2.8 kg
  • Full-grain Italian leather strap

Some difficulty setting up the wifi. . Otherwise amazing sound and convenience of use. Using the music on my i phone playing through this beolite 12.

Some difficulty setting up the wifi. . Otherwise amazing sound and convenience of use. Using the music on my i phone playing through this beolite 12.

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  • A beautiful warm and detailed sound
  • Good design, easy setup, great sound.
  • Easy to setup, Fantastic sound, brilliant build quality!!!

After doing lots of research initially aimed at getting the best bluetooth portable speaker my decision finally came down to this non bluetooth player. I had already had a bitter experience with airplay letting down the fabulous performance of the b&w a7 so i was somewhat sceptical but seeing as the beolit 12 is a portable player a direct connection from iphone to player would get around any further downfalls with airplay. It is first important to download the b&o setup app and follow the page which deals with updating the software (ethernet cable required – not supplied). Follow the instructions to the letter and connection to your network will be easy and straightforward. Note that airplay will not work over the faster 802. 11n protocol so make sure your router is also broadcasting the b and g variants (log in to your router settings to check). The quality of sound is really sweet, refined and detailed and for a box of this size has a pleasing sound stage. The bass is well handled without being overbearing (a problem all too common with current trends). At its original introductory price of £599 the unit was ridiculously overpriced but now at around the £350 mark its well balanced performance, build quality, design and portability means that the play beolit 12 can be heartily recommended.

The sound quality and ease of use should be better. . For the price and brand name, the sound quality and ease of use should be better.

Awesomely looking and sounding airplay device. Bought this beolit after a lot of worries about its performance, after reading the comments. First, the product seems solid and very well built, in addition to a great look. Sound quality is one of the best i would say, nice full sound, bassy & loud enough to fill up the room with sound. The wireless streaming its one of its problems, yet, what i found is that using a proper router the problem goes away. Try upgrading your router, (i. For the apple geeks ->airport express) and the difference is huge. Using a normal sky (uk) router, there are drop outs of 2-3 seconds randomly, i would say 0-5 times in a day, which seems traffic-related. The more devices i run, the most likely is that my iphone->beolit 12 signal is getting disrupted.

00 for mine and i think it has a fantastic sound the bass is amazing and i have no. I don’t understand why people are negative about this speaker i paid £389. 00 for mine and i think it has a fantastic sound the bass is amazing and i have no problem with the wireless set up in my flat and when i take it out with me i use the usb or jack plug to play music. The level of sound you get is well rounded and though there is no true stereo the speakers used and the technology give this a high quality sound. Go to a department store and demo it if you want to compare it i researched this for months before buying comparing it’s sound with arcam, samsung, several valve style units but none of them came up to scratch i heartily recommend this as a top buy. Once you set it up that’s it.

A beautiful warm and detailed sound. This unit, gives exactly the warm beautiful sound i have been looking for in an iphone speaker. I love listening to 50/60s vocal type jazz and own a large valve amplifier and speakers. I love the warmth and detailed vocals and rich sound that the valve equipment gives. The beolit gives that same rich sound that i love so much, i have not found this in any of the cheaper iphone speakers/docks, some of which sound way to bright. I am not interested in the airplay function, as i plug my iphone/ipad directly in and it charges at the same time. Also the direct connection sounds slightly better (this is the same for the other airplay units i have tried). I can tell you though, that if the airplay function is important to you, the set up on this unit and the connection times are the pits. The set up is long winded, the software updates fail repeatedly and the unit connection to the wifi is slow on start up. That said, airplay is not important to me and the sound is quality is incredible for such a small unit.

Great product with excellent sound.

A beautiful warm and detailed sound. This unit, gives exactly the warm beautiful sound i have been looking for in an iphone speaker. I love listening to 50/60s vocal type jazz and own a large valve amplifier and speakers. I love the warmth and detailed vocals and rich sound that the valve equipment gives. The beolit gives that same rich sound that i love so much, i have not found this in any of the cheaper iphone speakers/docks, some of which sound way to bright. I am not interested in the airplay function, as i plug my iphone/ipad directly in and it charges at the same time. Also the direct connection sounds slightly better (this is the same for the other airplay units i have tried). I can tell you though, that if the airplay function is important to you, the set up on this unit and the connection times are the pits. The set up is long winded, the software updates fail repeatedly and the unit connection to the wifi is slow on start up. That said, airplay is not important to me and the sound is quality is incredible for such a small unit.

Good design, easy setup, great sound. . First impressions on getting this out of the box were that it looked good, with an interesting design. I was concerned about how it would look as the one i ordered was called ‘blue’, but the overall colour of the case was grey with the blue being behind the mesh/holes. Overall it looks good, and did not look out of place in any room i tried it in. Next up is the setup of the device. As it was airplay enabled i decided to set it up using the app that is available. This proved to be very easy and straightforward, in less than five minutes i had it setup on my wifi network with a suitable device name. The process was very clear and easy to follow. My only criticism would be that the quick start guide does not describe the buttons and led colours in detail, and for each meaning you have read all sections of the guide, i expected a table listing led’s and what the colours mean. But, that’s a small point as set up was so easy.

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Intempo EE1514BLKSTK Stylus Mark II Turntable Vinyl Record Player – Not bad but not great

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.

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 EE1514BLKSTK Stylus Mark II Turntable Vinyl Record Player:

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  • Enjoy listening to your old and new vinyl records on this stylish Intempo Stylus turntable, with an authentic and high quality sound.
  • The three speed turntable can play 33, 45 and 78 rpm records and has discreetly built in 3W speakers to provide great sounding music.
  • With effortless connectivity, there is also an integrated USB port and AUX input so you can easily play music from your smartphone.
  • The turntable is conveniently sized and has a lovely high gloss finish, which will look great on your shelves or media cabinet at home.
  • Audacity software is also included – simply connect the turntable to your computer and transfer your favourite vinyl to digital files.

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 .

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.

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  • 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.

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

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 .

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 ;-).

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Protelx GPO Bermuda Classic Retro Style Turntable : Great talking point, looks great, but not the best sound for the price (Cheapest on the market from Amazon)

Thank you my daughter loves it.

The item arrived much earlier than expected and was packaged excellently. Everything works as expected so happy overall. The only disappointing things were the small mark in the lid and a slow to fall arm. The turntable can also be used as a speaker, and with the purchase of a small bluetooth receiver i now have a great bluetooth speaker alsowould definitely recommend.

GPO Bermuda Classic Retro Style Turntable with MP3, USB, Built-In Speakers and Removable Legs – Blue & Cream

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  • Retro styled full size LP turntable with MP3 and USB player
  • Fully automatic return tone arm and built-in dynamic full range stereo speakers
  • Plays 33, 45, 78 speed records and allows you to record directly from LP to USB
  • Optional legs for a freestanding record player
  • Compatible with the GPO Westwood speaker and GPO Westwood Mini amplifier

Good to record records to usb.

Unlucky start but it was all good in the end. Bought as a chrsitmas present,it wasn’t opened until boxing day and we found the turntable wasn’t turning even though all the electrics were working fine. It was initially very dissappointing. However, i did a little investigation and found that the connector block from the power source to the turntable had fallen off, probably in transit and was easily reconnected. The record player is brilliant, works fine, had to use the damper as advised in the instructions and all the records play beautifully.

Not the most sophisticated of sounds, but it does well for the price. The only major downside is how disapointingly unstable the legs are. They fell off about 10 times when lightly touched.

Great volume, added bonus of vinyl to mp3. Lovely sound, great volume, added bonus of vinyl to mp3, looks beautiful.

Have loads of vinyl fromthe 60s lying idle this player is a great little number plays well and looks great. Good original soundmakes me feel very nostalgic the price was dearer than some but a great buy i love it.

Fantastic piece of kit looks the part and does the. Fantastic piece of kit looks the part and does the job, i bought this for my dad as a father’s day gift and have been recording his old vinyls all week which has brought back some memories would definitely recommend this player to anyone.

Great talking point, looks great, but not the best sound for the price (cheapest on the market from amazon). Purchased this as a birthday gift for my mum, so i will try to balance the opinion of a 20 something and a 50 something. Coming from my perspective as a audiophile, the speaker is not the best quality, and struggles to produce a full sound. Acoustic records and jazz come across fairly well, but when listening to ‘highway to hell’ by acdc, the speaker seriously struggled with multiple instruments and bass tones. But i have to admit, it gives a certain sound of authenticity to the records played through it, asif it were 1970. There is an external aux port on the back, which allows you to bypass the tinny front speaker and use another one of your choice. The record player itself is of decent quality, there are areas of ‘rough’ quality on the edges of the fabric but nothing noticable unless up close. The turntable has an automatic arm and 3 speed playback for multiple disk types, and the needle is weighted fairly heavy. Tears were shed when she opened it, and has been playing all her old records non stop which she dug out from the loft.

Great talking point, looks great, but not the best sound for the price (cheapest on the market from amazon). Purchased this as a birthday gift for my mum, so i will try to balance the opinion of a 20 something and a 50 something. Coming from my perspective as a audiophile, the speaker is not the best quality, and struggles to produce a full sound. Acoustic records and jazz come across fairly well, but when listening to ‘highway to hell’ by acdc, the speaker seriously struggled with multiple instruments and bass tones. But i have to admit, it gives a certain sound of authenticity to the records played through it, asif it were 1970. There is an external aux port on the back, which allows you to bypass the tinny front speaker and use another one of your choice. The record player itself is of decent quality, there are areas of ‘rough’ quality on the edges of the fabric but nothing noticable unless up close. The turntable has an automatic arm and 3 speed playback for multiple disk types, and the needle is weighted fairly heavy. Tears were shed when she opened it, and has been playing all her old records non stop which she dug out from the loft.

Have loads of vinyl fromthe 60s lying idle this player is a great little number plays well and looks great. Good original soundmakes me feel very nostalgic the price was dearer than some but a great buy i love it.

Fantastic purchase, so very pleased. Fantastic purchase, so very pleased. Sounds great , i love the rich analogue sound of a record being played. Great build quality with the option of being table mounted or using the screw in legs (supplied) to use as floor standing. Would highly recommend this unit.

Bought as a bit of retro furniture as much as for playing my vinyl and very nice it looks too. If you’re an audiophile you’ll notice the sound is tinny as you would expect but not awful at all. There were a few tiny imperfections with the finish but nothing that would force me to moan. All in all a nice looking little thing that will play your records pretty nicely.

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Oregon Scientific PRYSMA Radio Controlled Projection Clock : lovely design fatally flawed

Easy to set up, works well, looks good. Only concern is that without the (vulnerable?) sensor the clock is not radio controlled.

Brilliant clock would highly recommend. Not the cheapest product but u do pay for quality. I wear glasses so in the mornings without them on i struggle to see but the illumination projected on to the wall is clear and i can read it easily without my glasses.

PRYSMA Radio Controlled Projection Clock with Indoor / Outdoor Temperature (Black)

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  • Combining vibrant colour and contrasting textures in a sleek slim-line modern design, with a unique red projection you will never have to fumble in the dark or switch the light on again. The clock projects the time and alarm directly onto the wall or ceiling
  • The time is radio controlled which is precise to the second and adjusts automatically to and from British Summertime, meaning you will never have to set the time again.
  • Warm or cold, inside and out? The RMR221P PRYSMA Projection Clock also measures both indoor and outdoor temperature and includes a remote sensor to place outdoors, so you know how cold or warm it is without even leaving your bed!
  • A dual alarm function allows you to set two alarms time on a single clock, one for you and one for your partner, and with a crescendo alarm with 8-minute snooze function and snooze touch technology you decide whether it’s time to get up or perhaps have a little snooze especially on those cold winter mornings!
  • Large digit display for easy viewing and adjustable brightness to suit individual preferences.

I bought this to replace my old oregon ultra slim projection clock which lasted 10 years. This one is is beautifully put together and the outdoor unit temperature also acts as a receiver for the radio time codes so doesn’t suffer from some of the issues that other radio controlled clocks have. We don’t have any issues with the backlight brightness but it is on the other side of the bed and my other half doesn’t complain ;-).

Nice that the receiver for the time signal is on the outside unit (i think), which makes the timesignal reception much better than my old clock. Very bright ceiling-projection.

Great clock with outdoor temp sensor. Nice touch on the projection clock 180 degrees flip aswell. Light brightness two setting. Shame it’s not automatic when you turn off lights etc. Happy with purchase and does what i want it. Display time and project time and temp.

PRYSMA Radio Controlled Projection Clock with Indoor / Outdoor Temperature (Black) : Love the new modern look of this clock which is to replace an old oregon one. However, there are a few things that were better on the old one as follows, which is why it loses a star. The projected time/temperature has to be on the ceiling/wall on one ‘side’ of the bed, before you could adjust it wherever you wanted to without moving the actual clock. The clock even on dim setting is a bit too bright at night. It does not have battery backup in case of powercut. We decided due to its modern good looks we would keep it and put up with display on ceiling on one side as doesn’t matter that much. May cover the time at night if too bright. We don’t have that many powercuts and also we found with the old style clock with battery backup when the batteries were ‘going’ it made the time go haywire for while till you changed the batteries. I got up once in the winter thinking it was 6am but it was ony 2am.

Lovely design fatally flawed. This clock looks beautiful, and has all the expected features; projecting the outdoor temperature is great. But the backlight on the clock, even in ‘low’ setting, is far too bright to be able to sleep with – you can read a book with it on – which defeats its purpose as a bedside clock.

Ok, but with some design issues. . It took a long time to get the radio signal. The projection is not visible in daylight and only shows the outside temperature. The outside sensor is needed as a remote control for some functions and is not weatherproof.

I’ve had this just over a month now, bought to replace a 12 year old oregon scientific that suddenly started to show its age in the form of buttons refusing to work. I love this new, streamlined model. I buy projection alarm clocks because, even though i’m pretty short-sighted, i can usually just make out a fuzzy time projected on the ceiling. The digits on the prysma are so large and clear, however, that i can read the time without needing to use the projector function (a first) and the lower brightness setting is certainly not distracting, at least for me. If oregon scientific introduced a version of this clock without the projection, and with battery rather than mains power, i’d be first in the queue to buy it but this is almost perfect as it comes.

Much better than the previous version. Much better than the predecessor which had the blue back light. . This one can be read from anywhere in the largest of bedrooms, and ceiling projection is also clear. Quick to pick up the time signal. Although oregon stuff in my experience doesn’t last as long as it should. Doesn’t seem to be anything else on the market though.

Lovely stylish alarm clock that is radio controlled and offers a projection. Looks great at home in a stylish bedroom and the projection makes telling the time at night really easy, no more reaching across, just look up. Picks up the signal reasonably well but can be picky at times.

Smart elegant cool clock, watch out for the 2 pin plug. Delivery 3 days early, thanks amazon. First can i correct another review, the display is red but not a problem. Second the item arrived with a 2 pin plug and no adaptor, luckily i had one and the clock works. Third it does what it says on the tin, the clock connected with the sensor, temperature was available straight away, it took 2 resets to sync the time and date but it is now. Fourth my wife also has a similar alarm clock (hers has a radio – no need for 2) the temperature from her sensor also gets picked up and the clock scrolls between the 2, one in the front of the house the other in the back (2 degree f difference). Overall a really smart elegant cool looking clock with a very clear display, the red display on dimmed will not be too bright at night. Oh and the projection also scrolls between the 2 temperatures contrary to what the instructions say.

I’ve had this just over a month now, bought to replace a 12 year old oregon scientific that suddenly started to show its age in the form of buttons refusing to work. I love this new, streamlined model. I buy projection alarm clocks because, even though i’m pretty short-sighted, i can usually just make out a fuzzy time projected on the ceiling. The digits on the prysma are so large and clear, however, that i can read the time without needing to use the projector function (a first) and the lower brightness setting is certainly not distracting, at least for me. If oregon scientific introduced a version of this clock without the projection, and with battery rather than mains power, i’d be first in the queue to buy it but this is almost perfect as it comes.

Much better than the previous version. Much better than the predecessor which had the blue back light. . This one can be read from anywhere in the largest of bedrooms, and ceiling projection is also clear. Quick to pick up the time signal. Although oregon stuff in my experience doesn’t last as long as it should. Doesn’t seem to be anything else on the market though.

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Technoline Smart Effects WS6830 Radio Controlled LED Weather Station – Radio Station Review

Super useful gadget that helps us get ready in the morning checking the outside temperature without having to go outthe weather forecast part is not so accurate but we use it mainly for the temperature functions.

Technoline radio station review. I looked at a number of different weather clocks before deciding on this one and in the main im happy with it. Plugging it in for the first time it instantly started searching for the atomic clock signal, showed a good 3 bar signal and within a minute or so had correctly updated the time. The temperature displays seem pretty accurate, ive compared the temperature shown with other thermometers and the temperature has been almost exactly the same both internally and externally, certainly within half a degree or so. The weather display is not particularly accurate although to be fair it is trying to forecast the great british weather with only 4 symbols, so has really got no chance. I would add as others have stated the barometer arrows showing rising, falling or steady have never worked, mine has always shown steady, no matter what the pressure change. The external sensor has worked well, mines in shed by the side of the house so is transmitting through a solid exterior wall at a distance of about 10 ftthe displays are bright even on the dimmest of the led brightness setting. I would say it does act as some what of a night light but i have mine at approx bed level and about 3ft away and ive had no problems sleeping with it. Apart from these few minor irritations i would recommend this weather stationupdate. Only real problem has been the external sensor started to lose accuracy ( it’s about 3 degrees out ) handily you can get replacement sensors but bizarrely they seem to only work with certain batches of the main display. This was pointed out by the web shop i tried 2 sensors from. Both sensors would link to the main display but show temperatures in the 50’s no amount of resetting made any difference. Luckily as shop knew this was an issue they supplied refund.

This is a nice piece of kit, does the job well corresponding perfectly with another oregon unit i have. Here are the specifications for the Technoline Smart Effects WS6830 Radio Controlled LED Weather Station:

  • Weather forecast with symbols and tendency
  • Radio control clock with dual alarm and snooze
  • 2 adjustable brightness levels
  • Indoor and outdoor temperature in C or F
  • AC Adaptor.

This is an excellent weather station and timer.

Good product-very nice at night-5stars.

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  • Visible weather station
  • Technoline Radio Station Review

This is a nice piece of kit, does the job well corresponding perfectly with another oregon unit i have.

Super useful gadget that helps us get ready in the morning checking the outside temperature without having to go outthe weather forecast part is not so accurate but we use it mainly for the temperature functions.

A very attractive piece of kit for your living room.

I bought this because it has a lit digital display. Most of the stations i had previously seen have the black on grey lcd display that is not easy to see especially at night. The display is very clear and i can keep an eye on the time while watching a dvd or bd. The radio reception is not working but i think that is a function of where i want it in the house rather than a fault with the product itself. However, it may also be that the device is setup to receive the european radio signal from frankfurt rather than the uk one in cumbria. Manually setting the time is so simple i have not found this a major issue though it does irritate me slightly. The eu to uk adaptor is chunky and has an ‘l’-shape that will make it impossible to use with wall sockets and some x-way multisockets.

Radio controlled led weather station. The product looks nice, and unlike the lcd weather stations it can be seen clearly at night and you don’t have to replace batteries in the main unit. Annoyingly there were no batteries supplied for the remote unit. Also the remote unit doesn’t look weatherproof so i’ve made sure its covered. Picked up the correct uk time very quickly. However all the controls are on the back of the unit, so use of the alarm clock is difficult, particularly if you mount it on the wall. The weather indicator works fine. Probably as accurate as the met office. But so far, after a month of operation, the arrow indicating whether the pressure is stable, falling or rising has always said stable. The inside and out side thermometers work fine. However, this is where the third drew back lays. The signal from theoutside sensor seams to travel poorly through exterior brick walls. To get it to remain in constant contact the base unit i had the put it under the pvc step on the back door. On the whole i am very happy with the product, but it only deserves three stars because the short comings may make it unsuitable for other purposes.

Have had this bit of kit for over a year now and it is excellent. Accurate in and outside temperature and good weather forecasting.

Bought to replace an led clock that i could not read on a sunny day. This little weather station truly fills the gap with a bright display that can be dimmed. Only down point was that the outdoor temperature sensor has taken some time to ‘bed-in’, the signal is very weak and cannot be operated more than 10-15m away – less if the signal has to pass through brick which is a pain. Otherwise clock found the time signal within 1-2 minutes. Delivery was outstanding – ordered 15:20 on fri with super saver free delivery, it arrived 10:00 the next morning.

Have had this bit of kit for over a year now and it is excellent. Accurate in and outside temperature and good weather forecasting.

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Panasonic SCB-TT465EB9 6 : I love

Works fine but very loud fan. Would have been better with more digital inputs and dab radio.

A brilliant system once you get it all set up. It took me two whole days to adjust the settings properly to get the best sound from all of the speakers. I had to keep readjusting everything until i got it just the way i like it. Plus the digital optical cable wouldn’t register/work at first but it is working fine now. I did try using a good high quality hdmi cable but the picture and sound was horrible the dialogue kept fading. I have ordered some fibre optic hdmi cables from amazon but i am not sure if they will be any better.

Panasonic SCB-TT465EB9 6.1 Channel Full HD 3D Smart Blu-Ray Home Cinema System – Black

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  • 5.1 channel rich surround with powerful bass-reflex subwoofer
  • Bluetooth wireless technology – lets you enjoy music wirelessly in your room
  • One-touch connection (NFC) – easy pairing with device
  • Internet apps – wide variety of online content

Panasonic is my favourite make of electronics and i can happily say i. Panasonic is my favourite make of electronics and i can happily say i haven’t been let down with this item, it is a quality made product with excellent sound, picture and smart capabilities, i would highly recommend to anybody looking for similar.

A brilliant system once you get it all set up. It took me two whole days to adjust the settings properly to get the best sound from all of the speakers. I had to keep readjusting everything until i got it just the way i like it. Plus the digital optical cable wouldn’t register/work at first but it is working fine now. I did try using a good high quality hdmi cable but the picture and sound was horrible the dialogue kept fading. I have ordered some fibre optic hdmi cables from amazon but i am not sure if they will be any better.

Previous home cinema packed up – i have been impressed. Previous home cinema packed up – i have been impressed with the sound quality from these speakers, a big improvement, and i have also found it easier to use than my previous one (by a different manufacturer).

Panasonic SCB-TT465EB9 6.1 Channel Full HD 3D Smart Blu-Ray Home Cinema System – Black : Works fine but very loud fan. Would have been better with more digital inputs and dab radio.

Good bit of kit, front speakers a little long, but the unit is not bad can not get itv hub, all 4 or 5 player but gets bbc i player ok.

Good bit of kit, front speakers a little long, but the unit is not bad can not get itv hub, all 4 or 5 player but gets bbc i player ok.

Good piece of kit this nice sound once you work out how to set up for your room.

Good sound but a bit slow to do things.

Really good quality good sound well pleased.

Panasonic is my favourite make of electronics and i can happily say i. Panasonic is my favourite make of electronics and i can happily say i haven’t been let down with this item, it is a quality made product with excellent sound, picture and smart capabilities, i would highly recommend to anybody looking for similar.

Good sound that is emitted from the system. Good sound that is emitted from the system, but it can quite often be slow and jerky. Full marks for sound, half marks for user interface.

Previous home cinema packed up – i have been impressed. Previous home cinema packed up – i have been impressed with the sound quality from these speakers, a big improvement, and i have also found it easier to use than my previous one (by a different manufacturer).

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Steepletone SMC922 5-in-1 Music System With CD Recording And Remote Control – : More complicated to operate than expected

Not something i would recommend, not easy to record from vinyl to cd. Not something i would recommend, not easy to record from vinyl to cd. One of the cd players is already playing up and the sound is not level on both speakers yet cd11 is fine.

Steepletone smc922 black 5-in1 cd/turntable/cassette/line-in/radio. Arrived the day after ordering,unfortunately when unpacked the lid hinge was broken. A call to the seller brought immediate offer of complete replacement and free collection of the damaged goods. This happened two days later,fantastic service. Have not used all the product facilities yet, but the radio,tape and cassette are very good. Recording seems complicated but i’m sure with experience will become easier.

Standard purchases each person is different, but i want to say is that we must choose their own, i am glad my heart in the amazo. Two thumbs up rare for these items. Works well seriously try it not bad at all good bargain, i will be buying a few more sets. Absolutely love this product.

Sound quality remarkably good. Nice unit, a little let down by the cheap plastic finish,sound quality better than i was expecting, but slightly more complex to record cassettes onto disc than i had hoped.

Playing cds and is quite high pitched which is annoying. Shame really apart from that it does the. Can hear the fan quite loudly when playing cds and is quite high pitched which is annoying. Shame really apart from that it does the job.

Avoids using a computer when copying vinyl to cd. . I’d previously tried using a pc based recording system that had so many options and adjustments that i never managed to get an acceptable sound reproduction. This stand alone unit copies directly from cassette, vinyl even cd to cd (without a pc) at the press of a couple of buttons – however the sequence does need a little practice even though the instruction manual is clear to follow. You need to start the cd recording before you start playing the vinyl so you tend to have a few seconds lead in time on the cd as you can’t accurately co-ordinate the two. The resulting recorded sound is quite good beven though there are no facilities anyway for adjustment. The resultant treble sounds are a little tinny, however for the units simplicity it is quite acceptable. I have so far recorded five albums and they play on other equipment ok so long as you remember to ‘finalise’, this is easy to do as part of the process. I have not yet used it for recording cassette or cd to cd. So for these reasons i’ve given it 4 stars but you can’t really expect fully ‘professional’ results at such a reasonable price – it does what it says it does.

I love this, using it most days transferring all my. I love this,using it most days transferring all my vynal and tapes ,this is defiantly one of the best items i have bought from amazon.

Well i will start with the delivery, excellent told me 5 weeks received it in 3 days. Everything well packed and complete. I am confident at setting up electrical equipment, easy to set up, managed to record from lp to cd, but took a while to work out how to finalize to cd. Also i discovered that you need to press the ts button after each track so that when you play your cd you can pick and choose your tracks, if you dont press ts then you just have to let your cd play through. Managed to record from tape to cd but as at this moment cannot finalize onto cd, dont know what is wrong, will keep trying. Also the side where the tape goes in through a little flimsy letter box has come off, but it is not really necessary. Everything seems to be well made the playback of everything is good tone although the radio tends to fade in and out, but that could be the area where we live. Overall i think it is good value for the money, just the instructions are a little confusing, but can eventually be worked out. It does do what it says, and saves you messing around with the computer and attaching different electrical goods to get the same outcome.

Its a nice machine but one would think the screen would light up when you use the radio.

I love this, using it most days transferring all my. I love this,using it most days transferring all my vynal and tapes ,this is defiantly one of the best items i have bought from amazon.

Well i will start with the delivery, excellent told me 5 weeks received it in 3 days. Everything well packed and complete. I am confident at setting up electrical equipment, easy to set up, managed to record from lp to cd, but took a while to work out how to finalize to cd. Also i discovered that you need to press the ts button after each track so that when you play your cd you can pick and choose your tracks, if you dont press ts then you just have to let your cd play through. Managed to record from tape to cd but as at this moment cannot finalize onto cd, dont know what is wrong, will keep trying. Also the side where the tape goes in through a little flimsy letter box has come off, but it is not really necessary. Everything seems to be well made the playback of everything is good tone although the radio tends to fade in and out, but that could be the area where we live. Overall i think it is good value for the money, just the instructions are a little confusing, but can eventually be worked out. It does do what it says, and saves you messing around with the computer and attaching different electrical goods to get the same outcome.

This product is very easy to use, with excellent recording quality, also good sound quality on radio and tape deck.

More difficult to use than i had assumed. The record player arm has to be precisely moved ,both on and off, without any ”suspension” that we used to have. I was also surprised that having made a disc , complete with track separations, when you copy that you have to put the track separations in again, though i can see that could be needed if you wanted to alter the original arrangement. I would also have liked the display to show what capacity remains as the recording is being made.

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Fisual Pro Install Low Profile Adhesive Backed Flat Speaker Cable – A little tricky to install

Hard to believe but it was a little tricky. The backing paper on the adhesive strip tended to come off before i had cut and positioned it so i needed to do it very soon after it was delivered. The stripping back to the core was also a little tricky due to the flat profile. However i overcame and stuck this on the top of my flat skirting board and its barely visible. If you have to run a cable and can not bury in the wall or under a carpet and don’t want the little clips along you skirting then this is the cable for you.

Product is easy to install and is un-detectable beneath underlay/carpet. Not tested yet, am still decorating so equipment not in place.

Like i said in the title above, i can hardly notice it at all. It was easy to stick to the skirting board and is white so hey – almost invisible. I wanted a speaker wire that wouldn’t cost the earth but would deliver satisfactory sound. I haven’t noticed any decrease in the quality of my sound since swapping from my older, more expensive wire, which was all i was worried about. It was a bit fiddly to strip the ends, being flat and not round like other cable but sticking it to the skirting board was easy enough and my wife hasn’t moaned about it so it must look very neat and tidy. It’s just about thin enough to fit in between the carpet and skirting board in my house so i see perhaps half of the cable. I have laid it so that the cable with the writing on is against the floor making it as invisible as possible. Here are the specifications for the Fisual Pro Install Low Profile Adhesive Backed Flat Speaker Cable:

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  • All conductors are 99.99% Oxygen Free Copper
  • If more than one length selected we will ship in one continuous length
  • Ideally suited for under carpet runs and sticking to walls for surround speaker
  • Easy to Cut even with Sharp Scissors
  • Simply peel away the protective strip to reveal the powerful 3M adhesive and apply the cable to walls, floors and skirting

This wire is excellent, fit easily between skirting board and carpet grippers. Easy to manipulate to go around corners/fold over itself for angles etc and the sticky back secures angles etc in place. Carpet fitters commented how good it was compared to thick speaker wire they usually come across. A section goes across the main floor area under the underlay and due to the low profile it cannot be felt at all. Would buy again if i was doing another room. Buy plenty though as the folds/manipulating u have to do to make the flat wire turn a corner will reduce the length slightly – only had this problem as i was following the contours of the skirting and feeding up walls.

Think twice and then once more, you can only cut once. Ok for straight – permanent runs, especially under flooring or behind boards. Self adhesive covering does come away as you handle lengths so you need to peg temporarily. If you may want to move speakers make sure you have suitable connectors or you will be pulling the speaker cable off and it won’t stick back down. Not one of my better plans, of course to stick it has to be flat . And once stuck you can’t decide to move it. So you need to get it right first time. Ordinary cable plus ikea self adhesive channels turns out much easier / cheaper / better suited to going around obstacles.

Reviews from purchasers :

  • Think twice and then once more, you can only cut once
  • Can hardly notice it
  • great for those with houseproud partners

Great for those with houseproud partners. The improved sound from them will be lost from the ear-bashing you will take if 4 cm diameter tubers around the listening room do not blend in. If you have the luxury of a listening room dedicated to music and only music, buy better, but ig you need to hide cables, thes go under carpet with hardly a bump, or around skirting boards and can be painted to be almost unnoticeable. (i recommend making tists from horizontal to vertical and vice-versa in hidden places as the need a decently smooth turn rather than a 90 degree twist likely to break the connection).

Hard to believe but it was a little tricky. The backing paper on the adhesive strip tended to come off before i had cut and positioned it so i needed to do it very soon after it was delivered. The stripping back to the core was also a little tricky due to the flat profile. However i overcame and stuck this on the top of my flat skirting board and its barely visible. If you have to run a cable and can not bury in the wall or under a carpet and don’t want the little clips along you skirting then this is the cable for you.

Think twice and then once more, you can only cut once. Ok for straight – permanent runs, especially under flooring or behind boards. Self adhesive covering does come away as you handle lengths so you need to peg temporarily. If you may want to move speakers make sure you have suitable connectors or you will be pulling the speaker cable off and it won’t stick back down. Not one of my better plans, of course to stick it has to be flat . And once stuck you can’t decide to move it. So you need to get it right first time. Ordinary cable plus ikea self adhesive channels turns out much easier / cheaper / better suited to going around obstacles.

Great for those with houseproud partners. The improved sound from them will be lost from the ear-bashing you will take if 4 cm diameter tubers around the listening room do not blend in. If you have the luxury of a listening room dedicated to music and only music, buy better, but ig you need to hide cables, thes go under carpet with hardly a bump, or around skirting boards and can be painted to be almost unnoticeable. (i recommend making tists from horizontal to vertical and vice-versa in hidden places as the need a decently smooth turn rather than a 90 degree twist likely to break the connection).

This wire is excellent, fit easily between skirting board and carpet grippers. Easy to manipulate to go around corners/fold over itself for angles etc and the sticky back secures angles etc in place. Carpet fitters commented how good it was compared to thick speaker wire they usually come across. A section goes across the main floor area under the underlay and due to the low profile it cannot be felt at all. Would buy again if i was doing another room. Buy plenty though as the folds/manipulating u have to do to make the flat wire turn a corner will reduce the length slightly – only had this problem as i was following the contours of the skirting and feeding up walls.

Product is easy to install and is un-detectable beneath underlay/carpet. Not tested yet, am still decorating so equipment not in place.

Like i said in the title above, i can hardly notice it at all. It was easy to stick to the skirting board and is white so hey – almost invisible. I wanted a speaker wire that wouldn’t cost the earth but would deliver satisfactory sound. I haven’t noticed any decrease in the quality of my sound since swapping from my older, more expensive wire, which was all i was worried about. It was a bit fiddly to strip the ends, being flat and not round like other cable but sticking it to the skirting board was easy enough and my wife hasn’t moaned about it so it must look very neat and tidy. It’s just about thin enough to fit in between the carpet and skirting board in my house so i see perhaps half of the cable. I have laid it so that the cable with the writing on is against the floor making it as invisible as possible.

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Steepletone SMC922 5-In-1 Music System : Sound quality remarkably good

More complicated to operate than expected. Works well but have to read how to do every time. Fiddly controls, no on off switch on remote, cannot change radio channels on remote. Changed speakers for my old jvc speakers, now sound very good. Good turntable, arm does not auto return when in centre of record. Does all as on the box but you have to work for iton the whole quite pleased, but it could be better.

Steepletone SMC922 5-In-1 Music System with CD Recording and Remote Control – Black

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  • 3 Speed turntable with auto stop switch
  • Records from Vinyl/AUX/CD and Cassette to CD
  • Twin CD decks, CDI play deck and CDI player/burner
  • X-Bass button for enhanced bass sound
  • One button CD recording.

Steepletone smc922 black 5-in1 cd/turntable/cassette/line-in/radio. Arrived the day after ordering,unfortunately when unpacked the lid hinge was broken. A call to the seller brought immediate offer of complete replacement and free collection of the damaged goods. This happened two days later,fantastic service. Have not used all the product facilities yet, but the radio,tape and cassette are very good. Recording seems complicated but i’m sure with experience will become easier.

After setting up the system and played a couple of 45s on the turntable, the sound quality was not bad and with the extra bass button this gives a little more oomph to the system. When recording vinyl to cd at first i was not impressed with the final outcome of the cd but, found this system is not compatible with certain cdr discs as the quality is poor and does not record properly. I used cdrw discs and there was no problem. I am listening to the recorded cd as i am writing this review. The system does exactly as the instructions state and is fairly easy to operate. If you require to burn cds as well as vinyl and cassette then i personally think this is a good system to purchase. I hope to have a lot more fun with this system and copy all my collection of 45s and lps.

Sound quality remarkably good. Nice unit, a little let down by the cheap plastic finish,sound quality better than i was expecting, but slightly more complex to record cassettes onto disc than i had hoped.

Steepletone SMC922 5-In-1 Music System with CD Recording and Remote Control – Black : Avoids using a computer when copying vinyl to cd. . I’d previously tried using a pc based recording system that had so many options and adjustments that i never managed to get an acceptable sound reproduction. This stand alone unit copies directly from cassette, vinyl even cd to cd (without a pc) at the press of a couple of buttons – however the sequence does need a little practice even though the instruction manual is clear to follow. You need to start the cd recording before you start playing the vinyl so you tend to have a few seconds lead in time on the cd as you can’t accurately co-ordinate the two. The resulting recorded sound is quite good beven though there are no facilities anyway for adjustment. The resultant treble sounds are a little tinny, however for the units simplicity it is quite acceptable. I have so far recorded five albums and they play on other equipment ok so long as you remember to ‘finalise’, this is easy to do as part of the process. I have not yet used it for recording cassette or cd to cd. So for these reasons i’ve given it 4 stars but you can’t really expect fully ‘professional’ results at such a reasonable price – it does what it says it does.

Good but needs automatic lowering device. Excellent except it has no automatic lowering device on the record player. I am old and shakey and this makes it very difficult for me to lower the needle onto the record.

Well i will start with the delivery, excellent told me 5 weeks received it in 3 days. Everything well packed and complete. I am confident at setting up electrical equipment, easy to set up, managed to record from lp to cd, but took a while to work out how to finalize to cd. Also i discovered that you need to press the ts button after each track so that when you play your cd you can pick and choose your tracks, if you dont press ts then you just have to let your cd play through. Managed to record from tape to cd but as at this moment cannot finalize onto cd, dont know what is wrong, will keep trying. Also the side where the tape goes in through a little flimsy letter box has come off, but it is not really necessary. Everything seems to be well made the playback of everything is good tone although the radio tends to fade in and out, but that could be the area where we live. Overall i think it is good value for the money, just the instructions are a little confusing, but can eventually be worked out. It does do what it says, and saves you messing around with the computer and attaching different electrical goods to get the same outcome.

Its a nice machine but one would think the screen would light up when you use the radio.

Take control of what you listen to. . If you like to listen to what makes you feel good that you enjoy at the timethat suits you, then having a music system has good has the steepletonesmc922 5-in1 ,is exactly what you need.

Standard purchases each person is different, but i want to say is that we must choose their own, i am glad my heart in the amazo. Two thumbs up rare for these items. Works well seriously try it not bad at all good bargain, i will be buying a few more sets. Absolutely love this product.

Standard purchases each person is different, but i want to say is that we must choose their own, i am glad my heart in the amazo. Two thumbs up rare for these items. Works well seriously try it not bad at all good bargain, i will be buying a few more sets. Absolutely love this product.

Its a nice machine but one would think the screen would light up when you use the radio.

Take control of what you listen to. . If you like to listen to what makes you feel good that you enjoy at the timethat suits you, then having a music system has good has the steepletonesmc922 5-in1 ,is exactly what you need.

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slingbox M1 TV Box : Great box and the apps is better on the tablet

Over a period of time i have seen negative reviews about this product and it has put me off but i eventually decided to give it a go and could not be happier with the purchase. I have used it connected to my sky tv and the set up wizard in the product was very clear and made the process simple. I am in the uk and my son has logged on to it using a web browser and watched the tv from chile. He said it worked perfectly. I recently went to spain, and used it for a week there and it worked perfectly on a 5 mbit connection, ditto from eire. I have used both a web browser and an ipad. If you want to watch your tv whilst abroad as if you are sat at home then this is what you need. Watch live tv, watch your recorded programs, watch catch up, set new recordings, etc. I have previously used hma vpn to watch programs live or use sky go/ bbc iplayer/itv hub but slingbox is much better if you have a sky box.

How to get your slingplayer m1 outputting hd from the sky+hd box. I bought the slingbox m1 to enable watching tv legally in spain, on the recommendation of a couple of friends. It is possible to get the slingbox m1 working with sky+hd if you follow the instructions below. In addition to the m1, i bought1) portta hdmi converter (https://www. Uk/gp/product/b00t75w692/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s01?ie=utf8&psc=1)2) neet® – 2 way hdmi splitter box (https://www. Uk/gp/product/b001d9p1ow/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s01?ie=utf8&psc=1)3) amazonbasics component video cable with audio (https://www. Uk/gp/product/b01d5h8c4k/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=utf8&psc=1)4) amazonbasics high-speed hdmi 2. Uk/gp/product/b014i8sp4w/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=utf8&psc=1)how i got it all to work:1) plug in the video cable to the convertor and the back of the slingbox m1. 2) unplug the hdmi cable from the back of the sky box, replace it with one of your new hdmi, and then plug the other end to the ‘in’ port of the hdmi splitter. 3) plug the hdmi cable you removed from your sky box, and plug it into one of the outputs of the hdmi splitter.

Slingbox M1 TV Box

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  • Watch and control live TV on a tablet*, phone*, PC, or Mac anywhere, anytime-in up to Full HD
  • No blocked shows or games on any device, in any location-even when you’re abroad
  • Play and schedule DVR recordings
  • WiFi connectivity and Ethernet port

The m1 is a big step up from the slingbox solo, which i’ve owned for the last 4 years and have used heavily. For a start, the ability to work with chromecast + apple tv is a game-changer as it allows me to watch my home virgin media tivo box in decent resolution fullscreen on tvs elsewhere. We recently spent a couple of weeks in a rental flat in france and were delighted to be able to reliably access the kids’ favourite recordings from bbc, etc. I personally enjoyed watching the ashes on sky sports, and the device didn’t miss a beat despite a slow 5mb connection locally. I never had anywhere as reliable an experience with the older solo – the compression was weaker with frequent dropouts, and the remote ir blaster is much more responsive – and wasn’t able to cast the picture to a tv without actually connecting my laptop. The device does have a couple of issues as far as i can tell, but nothing that ruins a top-notch experience:1. Some have complained about the squashed/narrow picture when watching via chromecast or airplay (apple tv). I haven’t found a fix for the former but the latter renders correctly in widescreen when you screen mirror from iphone or ipad, rather than use in-app airplay.

Good product but in my case slingbox 350 performs better. I have two slingbox 350 and one m1. For me it seems that 350 works betterof course, if you want player for desktop definitely go for m1.

Easy set up and meets my needs.

Slingbox M1 TV Box : Not perfect but still a good solution for us. . Many reviewers here give the box 1 star because it will not do what the reviewer wants. The m1 does however do all the things it is intended to do. If you read up on what is possible and your needs fit, it is a perfectly good piece of kit. The picture quality will depend mainly on the speed of the connection between the m1 and your chosen method of viewing. For us the limit is the upload speed of the internet connection. Since swapping to fibre we are getting good quality pictures on ipad, pc and an android media player. Ok it is not hd but if you research this, you will find that this is not really a possibility. There is no hdmi connection. It tells you that in the specification.

Great solution for long distance viewing and a breeze to use so long as you have good wifi.

Does what it says with a small except in my case. Easy to set up, works with my youview box, like the android app, love the windows desktop app. Just needs to support 16:9 aspect ratio on chromecast (video there is stuck in 4:3).

The desktop pc player app isn’t much good. The desktop pc player app isn’t much good but the browser based one makes up for it.

Good product but in my case slingbox 350 performs better. I have two slingbox 350 and one m1. For me it seems that 350 works betterof course, if you want player for desktop definitely go for m1.

Great box and the apps is better on the tablet. Great box and the apps is better on the tablet, as it comes up with a picture of the remote control. It’s doesn’t work on a 3g network but works on a 4g and a good wifi.

Does what it says with a small except in my case. Easy to set up, works with my youview box, like the android app, love the windows desktop app. Just needs to support 16:9 aspect ratio on chromecast (video there is stuck in 4:3).

Great box and the apps is better on the tablet. Great box and the apps is better on the tablet, as it comes up with a picture of the remote control. It’s doesn’t work on a 3g network but works on a 4g and a good wifi.

Brilliantly easy to setup and works. I had two of the older boxes that never worked well and i could not get working this time. However this m1 box worked straight out of the box. Was up and running in minutes. Far better than the old boxes. I am most impressed and works a treat on my phone, ipad or on the pc. I only use standard video and quality is good. It would be nice to have advice what to do with at sky box which does not have the composite outputs and i hear hdmi to composite does not work due to copy protection. But quality is great on the laptop etc. Not yet tried on a big screen but will allow enjoyable watching on the move hopefully aroudn the world.

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