Wednesday, 28 March 2012

LG HT806PH | LG HT806PH Review

Product Description
Home Cinema system from LG HT806PH quality audio experience, capable of bringing the world to your home. With sounds that will take you to the opera house and concert hall, or to the scene from the film, will take you anywhere, at any time. So, turn it on, you are now ready to explore the world of sound.
Box Contains
Remote control
Product Description
LG HT806PH; DVD player; CD-R;CD-RW;DVD;DVD+R;DVD+R DL;DVD+RW;DVD-R;DVD-RW; CD audio; DIVX; 850 W; 5.1

LG Home Cinema HT806PH DVD 5.1Ch Home Cinema System
Home Cinema system from LG HT806PH quality audio experience; capable of bringing the world to your home. With sounds that will take you to the opera house and concert hall; or to the scene from the film; will take you anywhere; at any time. So; turn it on; you are now ready to explore the world of sound. 

Product Features

  • Optical disc player type: DVD player
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Playback disc formats: CD audio
  • Disc types supported: CD-R;CD-RW;DVD;DVD+R;DVD+R
  • Built-in hard drive: N
  • 850w
  • 1080p full HD
  • USB direct recording
  • LG sound gallery
  • 2 satellite/ 2 tall boy speakers


We bought this system after wanting a 5.1 sound system for our living room, predominantly to use it with a PS3 (PlayStation 3). At £180 you get a great looking system with 2 tall speakers, a small centre, 2 small rears and a subwoofer. The system came with ample amount of wiring and was easy enough to assemble with all the wires colour coordinated. I bought an optical cable for sound quality and you would need an hdmi cable if you were to use the DVD player.
Sound is fantastic with action movies, PS3 games are made much more playable and listening to music is a simply tremendous, definitely worth the money!!

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

NATPC M009S | NATPC M009S Review


The latest generation android tablets are here showing an astonishing array of features built-in. Our M009S Capacitive tablet comes with a 7" screen - that most popular of sizes, offering a good balance between desktop space and portability. The capacitive touchscreen offers smooth performance coupled with the ability to "pinch to zoom". No need for a stylus here - finger touch is preferred. The new, A10 processor offers 1.2GHz frequency coupled with a 400MHz dedicated graphics processor to provide seamless play in, even the most intensive, 3D games or allows more apps to be run concurrently without the inevitable cpu slowdown experienced in lesser tablets. CPU : A10 1.2 GHz Graphics Processor : Mali 400 MHz Touchscreen : 5 point multi touch capacitive resolution 800 x 480 Operating System : Android 4.0 ICE CREAM SANDWICH Memory : 512mb DDR II / 8gb NAND Flash - upgradeable by Micro SD memory card (max 16GB) Wi-Fi : 802.11 b/g/n Connectivity : 1 x Micro SD slot, 1 x AC Jack, 1 x 3.5mm Earphone Jack, 1 x Mini USB, 1 x HDMI out Battery : 4000 mAh provides the longest usage time of all of our tablet PCs Camera : 0.3mp Front facing Android Market : YES G Sensor : YES 3G : Requires HUAWEI E1750 Dongle available separately Dimensions : 198 x 117 x 9.8mm Weight : 365g

  • CPU : All Winner A10 - 1.2GHz / GPU: Mali 400 MHz dedicated Graphics Processor
  • Genuine UK Android Market with hundreds of thousands of apps / games etc.
  • Super Clear and responsive 5 point touch capacitive screen - no stylus required
  • Compatible with latest Flash Player and BBC iPlayer etc.

What a superb piece of kit for the money!

The build quality is excellent.
The screen is very responsive, smooth and crisp.
The battery life is excellent. 3-5 hours at least depending on what you are doing.
Wi-Fi detection and connection is flawless.
The processor does not struggle with anything I have thrown at it yet. Mine craft Lite and Dungeon Defenders Second Wave work effortlessly so I cannot see any other game or app taxing it.
Video playback is superb. Audio is also excellent although the rear facing speaker doesn’t really do the job very well at the high level of volume needed when watching video. It’s nothing a pair of headphones doesn’t solve.
The browser itself is very snappy and handles all web sites effortlessly. Flash content plays flawlessly, including BBC IPlayer and YouTube content.
Android Marketplace works perfectly. Kindle App works perfectly.
The front facing camera works fine although it’s not brilliant quality. I’ve no idea is Skype works or not and probably won’t ever try.
My 8gb Micro SD card was in and detected within seconds. Data transfer between the card and the device memory is easy. Transferring data from PC to the device is a breeze too by setting the device to USB storage mode when prompted.
I couldn’t ask for anything else.

For anyone buying this and trying to set the time zone to GMT and the Marketplace currency to GBP. Go to settings, Language and Keyboard and set to English (United Kingdom). The device will automatically adjust to GMT and Marketplace will be in GBP next time you load it up.

I was very torn between buying this device and waiting for the Kindle Fire to be released in April for £50 extra. Definitely made the right decision.

Monday, 26 March 2012

Manta 3D LCD4214 | Manta 3D LCD4214 Review

>>>Click Here For More Information On The Manta 3D LCD4214 42-inch Widescreen 1080p Full HD 3D LCD TV with Freeview and 4 Pairs of 3D Glasses<<<

The Manta 42-inch Passive 3D Widescreen LCD TV supplied with 4 Sets of 3D Glasses brings you the experience of 3D Cinema in your own home. Connect to either a 3D Blu Ray Player, 3D Games Console, Sky+ or Virgin HD+ 3D device to enjoy the full experience of 3D TV (sold separately). The Manta 42-inch also features 2D to 3D up scaling to deliver a pseudo 3D experience via standard Freeview Digital TV or DVD/ Blu Ray. The Manta 42-inch is Full HD1080P compatible ideal for getting the best out of a High Definition Blu Ray player, Full HD games console or other HD device.
Features up to 50 digital Freeview channels & up to 24 radio stations without the need for subscription. The Manta LCD TV range feature PC input which enables you to connect your PC & use as a PC monitor. The Manta 42-inch is VESA wall mounting compatible. This LCD TV features built-in USB Playback facility which enables you to play compatible Photo's, Music & Video content saved onto an external Memory Stick (sold separately).Manta TV's come with a Power Supply Switch for safe power cut-off to save energy. Manta LCD TV's feature easily accessible side connections for USB, Headphone, and S-Video & AV Inputs.

Visible Screen Size: 42inch
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Contrast Ratio: 15000:1
Passive 3D System
2D to 3D up scaling (Digital/ External input Source
NICAM Stereo Sound : Output 2 x 8Watts
Speaker Type: Down firing
99 Program Memory: Auto or Manual Channel tuning & store
DNR: Dynamic picture noise reduction
Auto Standby Mode: 5mins while no input signal
Parental Lock
Hotel Mode
Full Function Remote control
Fastext Teletext
Analogue & Digital Terrestrial Tuners
CI Common Interface Slot: 1
USB Media Player Connector (2.0)
USB Playback Formats (JPG, JPEG, MP3, WMA, MPEG1, MPEG2)
HDMI connector: 2 x (1.4 3D Compatible)
S-Video Input: x 1
PC VGA Video Input: 1 x 15D-SUB connector
PC VGA Audio Input: 1 x 3.5mm mini-jack connector
AV Component Audio/ Video Input/Output: 1
YP, PB, Pr (Component) Input: x 1
Headphone Socket: 1 x 3.5mm mini-jack connector
RF Aerial Input: 1
SCART: 1 x connector
Power Voltage: 100-240VAC
Power Save On/Off Switch
Power Consumption Standby Mode: <1W Max Power Consumption: <240Watts Wall Mounting VESA standard Product Dimensions with Stand (WxHxD) : 014 x 691 x 115mm Product Dimensions without Stand (WxHxD): 1014 x 625 x 115mm Package Dimensions (WxHxD):1200 x 730 x 125mm Product Weight 17Kg OSD Languages: 17 European languages 

Have only had this TV for a few days but up till now have found it to be quite good. Some people say it can't be a very good TV for the price, must be cheap and nasty. As far as I have found in the few days I have used it, this is not the case. Reading the reviews before deciding to purchase I noticed that someone said the sound was 'very tinny'. I am wondering whether the location adversely affects the sound as I found it to be exactly the opposite. My TV is set back in an alcove and I found that I had to give it more treble as the sound was very heavy. I wasn't bothered about the reviews regarding the sound because I have a home cinema system which I was intending to connect to eventually but because of the settings in the TV I might not do this now. I have had the TV for a couple of months now and I am really pleased with it. Just a couple of minor niggles though. When the set is switched off the settings for the 3d and also the time go back to the default and need to be reset next time you switch on. Although this is not a problem it can be frustrating. Does anyone know if there is a way to save these settings and if so how? I cannot find any mention in the manual regarding this.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Digihome LED16913HDDVD | Digihome LED16913HDDVD Review

Product Features
  • Watch your entire DVD collection on the integrated DVD player
  • View photos videos and movies through the USB port
  • View up to 50 Freeview channels
  • HD ready enhancing the colour, contrast and sharpness of the picture giving a much better viewing experience
Technical Details
Dimensions (39x11.8x28.6)
Resolution: 1366 x 768
8ms Response Time
Viewing Angle 90/50
Digital Menu with 22 languages
7 day EPG
Compatible with CD, DVD, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-R, DVD-RW, CD- AUDIO
Child Lock and Parental Settings
Audio Output 2 x 2.5w RMS
PC Audio In via side AV
Sleep Timer
Power supply 220-240v

Received quickly, very easy to tune and set up. Wanted this for our touring caravan and I was bothered about the viewing angle. No problems at all. Superb picture and considering the small size of the tv the sound quality is very acceptable. DVDs are easy to load. The whole things fits comfortably into my laptop bag, which is perfect for travelling around without it getting damaged. I would highly recommend it to other caravanners. My only gripe is that the day after they despatched it to me the price was reduced by £15!! What a blow! I still feel that I had a good buy for the money though.


Toshiba 22DV501B | Toshiba 22DV501B Review

Product Description
The ideal choice for when space is limited, the DV series is an LCD TV with built-in DVD player offering the reassurance of Toshiba quality combined at highly affordable prices. Available in a range of screen sizes, each model offers High Definition resolution and a built-in DVD player making it ideal for small spaces whilst built-in Freeview provides access to 50 digital TV channels and 24 radio stations without subscription. Also includes playback via USB, and multiple HDMI inputs and PC input allowing you to connect your TV to a range of digital devices in your home.

Product Features
  • 22" HD Ready LCD Screen Screen Size
  • TV & DVD Combination
  • Freeview Tuner
  • USB Playback
  • 7 Day Electronic Program Guide
  • Watch DVD content via built-in DVD player
  • High Definition resolution
  • Digital TV / Freeview ready tuner
  • View images and audio files via USB
  • 7 day electronic program guide
I probably would have given this TV/DVD combo 4 stars if it wasn't for someone giving it one star, even though they A) Like the Tv, and B) think its a bargain. So, I gave it 5 stars to balance out the unfair 1 star.

First of all, a 22 inch is smaller than I thought it would be. Even though its in a small bedroom, I could have gotten away with a 26 inch tv, so if you have any doubts, buy the next size up. Other than that, the picture quality is fine, the sound quality is fine; it's kind of tinny with the speakers on the back but EQ tweaking can improve the overall sound to the point where it becomes acceptable and the volume is good. I have mine connected to a TIVO box through HDMI, so I can't relate to the other reviewer's problem with changing channels and the lack of info it provides, as it was pretty much a straight forward plug and play experience for me with the Tivo doing all the channel changing. The DVD player also does a good job, so no complaints there. The bottom line is, for how I use it, I can't really say anything too negative about this TV. The purchase price made it a good deal considering you not only get the TV, but a DVD player as well. Time will tell if the quality is there with buying a brand like Toshiba, but so far I'm pretty pleased with the purchase.

Toshiba 19DV501B | Toshiba 19DV501B Review

Product Description
The 19-inch DV series is a LCD/DVD player combi offering the reassurance of Toshiba quality combined with highly affordable prices. It features a gloss black design and each model offers an HD ready resolution and HD connectivity. Integrated Freeview provides access to 50 digital TV channels and 24 radio stations without subscription. PC input allows the DV to double as a PC monitor and USB connectivity also enables you to view photos and listen to music directly via the TV.
High Definition (HD) ready
Supports High Definition 720p resolution. A HD ready TV will be able to display High Definition images from any High Definition source.
Freeview-ready digital TV tuner
Built-in Freeview is the easiest way to enjoy digital for free. There are to up to 50 digital TV channels and 24 radio stations. No subscription, no contract, no fuss View images and audio via USB View images and audio via USB USB connectivity provides an easy way to playback your music and photos directly via your TV.
HDMI and PC inputs
HDMI and PC inputs allow you to connect your TV to a range of digital devices in your home.  PC input allows quick and easy connection to your laptop or PC so your TV can double as a PC monitor.
Built-in DVD player
The built-in DVD player provides a convenient, all-in-one, space saving entertainment hub for any room. You can also play back JPEG photos and MP3 music files.

Product Features
  • 19" HD Ready LCD Screen Screen Size
  • TV & DVD Combination
  • Freeview Tuner
  • USB Playback
  • 7 Day Electronic Program Guide
  • Watch DVD content via built-in DVD player
  • High Definition resolution
  • Digital TV / Freeview ready tuner
  • View images and audio files via USB
  • 7 day electronic program guide
I received the television within two days of ordering it and it came in perfect condition. Simple and easy to set up with crisp and sharp viewing.

I play DVD's on it all the time and have never had a problem with it, I think it is good value for money considering the brand of it. Yes the brand does make a difference as I went to certain stores and brands such as 'Goodman' and 'Logik' were not as sharp and the picture quality was alot darker.

I have a set of speakers which I put into the socket to make the sound better for me, however the sound is also fine and I was very satisfied. Definitely invest in one! Perfect for my bedroom.

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

LG HB44S | LG HB44S Review

Product Description

LG 2.1 Blu-ray & DVD Home cinema systemPlay Blu-ray and DVDs with improved picture quality and 400W of audio output from this compact LG home cinema system.

1080P upscalingDVD or Blu-ray players featuring 1080P up scaling can improve the picture quality of a Standard Definition (SD) DVD to that of Full High Definition (FHD) 1080P picture by using the HDMI connection and filling in the missing details. For the ultimate picture a Blu-ray disc will provide all the detailed picture quality without the need for picture to be up scaled.

Access music photos & videos from a PC laptop mobile phone & other DLNA devices.

Picasa from LG NetcastAccess libraries of photos that have been uploaded by friends and family from around the world.

LG Sound Gallery
LG Sound Gallery provides 7 sound options to maximise the audio experience. MP3 UP - Improves MP3 music by up scaling it to CD quality sound. Natural Plus - balances the tones to give a natural sound. Game Equalizer - Delivers dramatic effects when using a game console. Night Mode - reduces the heavy bass notes so that it does not waken those sleeping in the other room. Clear Voice - Emphasises the vocal parts of the sound track. VSM - Adds a virtual 10.1 surround sound effect to 5.1 home cinema systems or a virtual 5.1 surround sound effect to 2.1 and soundbar home cinema systems.

Stream or download bonus content from Blu-ray movies featuring the BD Live logo. Extra content can include deleted scenes games trivia photos and much more.

YouTube from LG Netcast
Access videos from around the world which are uploaded to YouTube. With an easy search facility and the ability to sign in with a YouTube account finding your favourite videos is easy and simple.

AccuWeather from LG Netcast
Get the latest 7 day weather reports for any town or city in the UK and around the world.

HD Sound Quality
All LG Blu-ray home cinema systems and Blu-ray players come complete with Dolby and DTS High Definition decoders to produce uncompressed high quality sound.

Product Features
  • 2.1 Channel
  • Blu-ray & DVD Playback
  • LG Netcast
  • 400W Total Power
  • FM Radio Tuner
  • Blu-ray
  • YouTube from LG Netcast
  • AccuWeather from LG Netcast
  • 1080P upscaling
  • Picasa from LG Netcast

Not sure about the negative review, sounds great with adjustable bass levels and differant sound presets, saying that an equiliser would have been nice. linked to sony bravia 40" via 1080p on hdmi and optical cable from tv.
I was initially disapointed with the picture quality as very grainy, i worked out the was over processing of the picture and turning the sharpness setting down on the blu-ray fixed that.
There is a built in fm radio, and two optical in ports on the back.
Picture quality on dvds is fantastic and upscales very well at 1080.
Media streaming is very good and a free copy of nero home media is supplied to help with transcoding on the fly of you home media.
The web services avalable are youtube, picassa, and acuweather. Picassa is especially impressive as it seems very fast with well aranged menus.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a surround settup then look elsewhere as this is really a replacement for your tv speakers with attitude. There is also no upgrade option to 5.1 sound so you are getting 2.1 sound
If you however want a great bluray player and want to see just how pathetic you tv speakers really are, and trust me there will be a gulf of quality ; then this is for you.