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    Many a bargain to be had, but have you bought something and had to take it back for whatever reason?

    I have.

    Nextbase freeview 7 inch portable tv, now this isn't a gripe at the manufacturer, but when I got it home I duly set it up for in car use, as usual the mag ariel didn't work, no signal, ok I thinks I'll tune it off the indoor one, gets the stations, but at only 60% signal strength, ring ICE shop and asks about ariel upgrade, err we only use Alpine ones cos they are the only ones that work everytime was the answer, £50, straight back to PC World with it for a refund, given without question once again I must add, where the problem lies is this hopeless country again, I believe Nextbase is German, and I also believe if I was in Germany the ariel would have done what it said on the tin.

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    Makes you wonder if they do the research to see if their goods work in our country.........But then why bother as we will take them back if they don,t work. That solves there recearch problem.

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    My folks are hopefully getting a 32" sony bravia HD tv retail price at my work is £999 on offer save £300 at £699. also get my 15% off and maybe a further 10% if i get the display model so quite a bargain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed taylor View Post
    Makes you wonder if they do the research to see if their goods work in our country.........But then why bother as we will take them back if they don,t work. That solves there recearch problem.
    The unit itself was quite spangly Ed, I didn't really wanna take it back, but at £130 it was too much to use occasionally indoors, I think this will be the case with the Xoro ones also, my mate has two heater like element ones in his car that seem to work ok, and also if anyone is looking for an AV700 Archos, ignore Argos' £250 mega offer, found em in Staples today for £199, not the tv model, the one with 40 gig HD, wanted one but couldn't be bothered to convert media for it to use.

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    Fell again today, got lured into getting a Sony Walkman Portable DVD player, £149 reduced from £199 at Argos, gets it home all pumped up that I bought some quality kit, well to say this cant even hold a candle to something like a Matsui is an understatement, once I got it open and read the manual it all starts, it wont like certain discs that it says are comp on the box, I didn't have any issues here btw, then it wont like the addy's DivX that it's supposed to be compatible with.

    Great I'm thinking, now lets get down to it

    1 - Picture quality is abysmal
    2 - No zoom function
    3 - No colour adjustment
    4 - You can see it buffering
    5 - Viewing angle is all wrong in the non adj cradle
    6 - Turning off the engine in the car shuts it down
    7 - Sound isn't very loud on max
    8 - Skin tones are like everyone is a pumpkin
    9 - Lowering the brightness results in a black screen
    10- Contrast and Hue adj's are useless.

    I really wanted this, and never expected such a load of old tat from a firm like Sony, back for a refund today I think.

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    Well thats that as they say, returned it for a full refund, again without question, so thats full marks for both Argos and PC World.

    I only wanted it for the car so I dont get bored and quit early, already had two of the clam shell types, 1st one was a venturer one, which for the £90 I gave for it two yrs ago was excellent 6.6 inch screen, then a Phillips Pet710 7 inch jobby, I'm now gonna keep the Phillips one, as far as I can see I could spend £300+ and still not get as good a player, and yes I'd recommend this model, it looks ace in brushed alloy casing, and the colour res of the screen is way above what the Sony had to offer, £99 @ Toys R Us on offer, or £120 @ the Dixon chain if you can still find one.

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