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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #240 on: January 29, 2008, 09:15:37 AM »
Sennheiser CX 300 - Update.

Well they arrived promptly from those nice people at play.com. And they are fab! I've been through a few pairs of headphones in my time and these are excellent. Really light don't-know-they're-there feeling is even more amazing when you hear the noises in and around your head - crisp, sharp, plenty of attack, sonorous bass, excellent stereo shaping. The only thing that bothered me in some of the reviews were comfort issues. Well, I can honestly say I have no problems on that score. There are three sets of earbuds in varying sizes. I've experimented with all three and gone for the smallest ones, which means the phones almost disappear inside the ear canal. But like I said, with no sense of wearing them. Weird, but nice. Highly recommended.

http://www.play.com/Search.aspx?searchtype=ELEC&searchstring=cx+300&page=search&pa=search&go.x=0&go.y=0

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #241 on: January 29, 2008, 10:05:56 AM »
I'm gonna get some of these headphones as well I think, cheaper on eBay though...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190194360582

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #242 on: January 29, 2008, 11:18:01 AM »
Graham I looked at those as well but a lot of them seem to be fakes.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #243 on: January 29, 2008, 11:26:35 AM »
I'm gonna get some of these headphones as well I think, cheaper on eBay though...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190194360582

Be wary of the fakes on E-Bay.

have a look here

and here

I bought these as they don't look like fake and the packaging seemed right with leaflet etc.

Whether thaey are fake or not, I couldn't tell you, but they do sound good.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #244 on: January 29, 2008, 11:33:10 AM »
I did spot the article about fakes when I was looking at the listings, but the ones I've linked to are UK based, retail packaged and the images shows them as having the Silver 'L' shaped jack rather than the gold straight jack.  He also says further down that they are genuine.  I'll get them and them compare the other stuff like cord length and bud size etc.


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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #245 on: January 29, 2008, 02:59:42 PM »
I'd be interested in what you make of what comes from the ebay vendor. I'd been thinking of getting these from play, at least they'd deffo be genuine.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #246 on: January 29, 2008, 03:23:33 PM »
I'm going to the USA on the 12th feb. If they are a considerable saving there and anyone wants me to look out for some, I will.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #247 on: January 30, 2008, 02:20:41 AM »
These earphones should work fine on my Samsung g600 shouldn't they ? it's the same 3.5mm plug.Just like confirmation before i get them 1 seller  ngiantaq is a powerseller with great reviews based in london
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #248 on: January 30, 2008, 10:01:13 AM »
These earphones should work fine on my Samsung g600 shouldn't they ? it's the same 3.5mm plug.Just like confirmation before i get them 1 seller  ngiantaq is a powerseller with great reviews based in london

Yep, that's why I bought them.   :wave
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #249 on: January 30, 2008, 11:43:22 AM »
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #250 on: January 31, 2008, 11:04:37 PM »
Had a pair of the CX-300s, wasn't that keen on them to be honest. I actually think that the earphones that come with iPods nowadays are considerably better than they used to be and are perfectly usable for 90% of users, the non-audiophiles.

My first iPod was a 5GB First Gen in 2001, the headphones were horrific.

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #251 on: February 4, 2008, 07:18:33 PM »
www.ibood.com
every day theres anew bargain, could be absolutely anything, but its first come first serve. some bargains available on there at times, other times its fucking mascara.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #252 on: February 4, 2008, 08:19:23 PM »
I'd be interested in what you make of what comes from the ebay vendor. I'd been thinking of getting these from play, at least they'd deffo be genuine.

I bought the headphones from the eBay seller in the end.  They arrived this morning and were in a retail packaging as opposed to an OEM bag which is the 1st sign to look for when trying to spot the fakes.  Here's a photo of what arrived: -

http://www.graeme.myby.co.uk/headphones.jpg

I've opened them up and measured the cable lengths against the fake CX300 guide on eBay and all three measurements are identical to the ones for the genuine ones.  The jack is also the silver 'L' shape opposed to the straight gold plated jack which the fakes have.

I've scoured about 3 or 4 guides on the net which all give different things to look at and on all of them they seem to match up to the genuine article, so I'm 99% satisfied that they're genuine.  The 1% niggle is just the low price I paid.



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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #253 on: February 4, 2008, 09:16:06 PM »
If a fake is THAT good, there's probably sod all difference between the fake and the real thing!
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #254 on: February 5, 2008, 01:17:57 AM »
I bought the headphones from the eBay seller in the end.  They arrived this morning and were in a retail packaging as opposed to an OEM bag which is the 1st sign to look for when trying to spot the fakes.  Here's a photo of what arrived: -

http://www.graeme.myby.co.uk/headphones.jpg

I've opened them up and measured the cable lengths against the fake CX300 guide on eBay and all three measurements are identical to the ones for the genuine ones.  The jack is also the silver 'L' shape opposed to the straight gold plated jack which the fakes have.

I've scoured about 3 or 4 guides on the net which all give different things to look at and on all of them they seem to match up to the genuine article, so I'm 99% satisfied that they're genuine.  The 1% niggle is just the low price I paid.




But the acid test...do they sound good?  :)
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #255 on: February 6, 2008, 07:56:48 PM »
but the acid test...do they sound good?  :)

Yes they do.  I can't say that I've been blown away by the sound quality, but that's switching from a pair of Sony MDR-EX71 SL which are considiered by some to be the best on the market.  Some people say that the CX300's are so thought I'd give them a go.  Both very similar in terms of sound quality.

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #256 on: February 14, 2008, 10:09:33 AM »
Those who missed out on the Klipsch might want to get the Audica MPS 1 from bigpockets next week:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/145703/2-million-stock-clearance-up-to-80-/

Looks like they're not as powerful but a bit more pleasing to the eye. Excellent reviews and a similar high original price.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #257 on: February 18, 2008, 10:16:31 PM »
bigpockets are doing a 2m clearance sale of stock they aquired

you might well pick up a bargain

600 blank dvds for 50
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #258 on: February 18, 2008, 11:02:45 PM »
found this site tonight www.soundwise.co.uk

basically, the headphones on sale are rebranded and from what i can gather from reviews on the web, the value's pretty good.

i'm getting a pair and i'm also getting a set of custom moulds done like these cos i cannot feckin bear the noise on the train every morning:
http://www.audiorelief.co.uk/shop/product_info.php?cPath=27&products_id=39

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« Reply #259 on: February 20, 2008, 03:43:28 PM »
bigpockets are doing a £2m clearance sale of stock they aquired

you might well pick up a bargain

600 blank dvds for £50

What's the address? Found it.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #260 on: February 28, 2008, 08:08:18 AM »
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #261 on: February 28, 2008, 09:53:22 AM »
"All the lads have been talking about is walking out in front of the Kop, with 40,000 singing 'You'll Never Walk Alone'," Collins told BBC Radio Solent. "All the money in the world couldn't buy that feeling," he added.

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #262 on: February 28, 2008, 03:33:17 PM »
Build your own PVR for 8.99

http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product.php?lang=&product=HW360&session=bcf5d82091ca4b82e997b84fff045c27

Just need a spare hard drive.

That looks like a fucking good deal.

Does anyone know how easy it would be to actually fit the hardrive? Would it just be a case of plugging it and putting the case back on? I've made myself an external hardrive before, is it a similar thing? Will it only take a certain hardrive?

If anyone can answer any of these questions that would be appreciated.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #263 on: March 3, 2008, 02:57:55 PM »
Build your own PVR for 8.99

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Just need a spare hard drive.

What format does the PVR save the programs as? (i.e. .mpg, .avi etc) Can you watch existing videos on the hard-dive using the PVR if they are in the correct format? Ta.

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« Reply #264 on: March 3, 2008, 04:47:26 PM »
What format does the PVR save the programs as? (i.e. .mpg, .avi etc) Can you watch existing videos on the hard-dive using the PVR if they are in the correct format? Ta.

I would imagine it is industry standard i.e. mpeg2.
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« Reply #265 on: March 9, 2008, 02:06:19 PM »
I bought one of those PVRs off bigpockets and installed a 160GB hard drive which I got off Ebuyer but for one reason or another it isn't recording. If I press record and set it to record for an hour the timer never starts to count down and just stays stuck on 1 hour. Its also not responded a number of times to the remote or even using the buttons on the box itself. The only thing I've managed to record was an hour or so of SSN when I came in bladdered the other night. Might it have something to do with the pin position on the hard drive or is it the box itself? If anyone can help that'd be appreciated.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #266 on: March 10, 2008, 11:07:52 AM »
I think those PVR's were a bit of a gamble. From reading the thread on HUKdeals it seems there are problems with the bioses on some of the units. You need to check which bios you're machine is running, if they come out with a revision then you're laughing but if not you may not be able to get it running...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/150898/tevion-tecsonic-twin-tuner-pvr-buil/
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #267 on: March 13, 2008, 04:11:32 PM »
TESCO stores are knocking out HP D4260 inkjet printers for 29.97 until 18 March.

Obviously it is a basic model, but at least you get the assurance of a good brand.

And I've just checked on AMAZON, where it is 56.90, so the TESCO price seems like a genuine bargain.

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« Reply #268 on: March 14, 2008, 02:22:09 PM »
I think those PVR's were a bit of a gamble. From reading the thread on HUKdeals it seems there are problems with the bioses on some of the units. You need to check which bios you're machine is running, if they come out with a revision then you're laughing but if not you may not be able to get it running...

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/150898/tevion-tecsonic-twin-tuner-pvr-buil/

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #269 on: March 18, 2008, 10:21:55 PM »
More of a request - I'm looking for the best priced DVD player that upscales and has a USB 2.0 port; by best priced, not necessarily the cheapest but best value for money.

I've found one but it's not been in stock the last 2 months now.
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« Reply #270 on: March 19, 2008, 09:45:45 AM »
More of a request - I'm looking for the best priced DVD player that upscales and has a USB 2.0 port; by best priced, not necessarily the cheapest but best value for money.

I've found one but it's not been in stock the last 2 months now.

Phillips DVP5980 :wave

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #271 on: March 19, 2008, 09:58:04 PM »
Phillips DVP5980 :wave

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Spot on that Brad, thanks.
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #272 on: March 20, 2008, 09:57:23 AM »
Phillips DVP5980 :wave

50 delivered from Amazon.co.uk

Have you had any divx playback problems?
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #273 on: March 20, 2008, 02:28:18 PM »
Playstation3 285 with two games and spare controller:

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Even I'm getting tempted at this price now, especially with this 5% off code:

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #274 on: March 20, 2008, 09:50:02 PM »
Have you had any divx playback problems?

Or any sync problems when playing from the USB?
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #275 on: March 21, 2008, 08:23:15 AM »
Have you had any divx playback problems?

No

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Or any sync problems when playing from the USB?

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #276 on: March 23, 2008, 01:39:37 AM »
Pretty important in a tech forum bargain thread:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/158642/18-x-carlsberg-440ml-6-49/

18 tinnies of Carlsberg for £6.49.

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #277 on: March 23, 2008, 08:15:25 PM »
Pretty important in a tech forum bargain thread:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/158642/18-x-carlsberg-440ml-6-49/

18 tinnies of Carlsberg for 6.49.

Enjoy.

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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #278 on: March 25, 2008, 10:43:59 PM »
http://www.bigpockets.co.uk/product.php?lang=&product=GRADEA088


Ipod touch 8gb 149

I assume these are refurbs
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Re: Tech forum Bargain thread
« Reply #279 on: March 31, 2008, 09:04:24 AM »
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=CD-074-LG

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