Category Archives: Audio-visual

2010 – The year we make contact?!

So it’s customary around this juncture to say things like “Happy new year”, so erm… HAPPY NEW YEAR! In the past, I’ve liked to tell the world my new year’s resolutions on this blog (here, here and here), but to … Continue reading

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Fixing my Denon DCD-825 CD player

Although it’s 14 years old, I’ve grown very attached to my Denon CD player and when it stopped playing discs I was most upset. The most probable cause was a defective laser/lens assembly, so I found out that it’s actually … Continue reading

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Remotely interesting

I’ve had two Roku Soundbridges for quite a while now. I started with just the one soon after they were first released in the UK, and I loved it so much that I bought a second one soon after for … Continue reading

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I just can’t help myself…

So I’ve been sat here for the last few hours, “organising” an assortment of files on my computer. I’ve been going through and creating new folders, moving files around, renaming stuff to make more sense and generally “tidying up”. I … Continue reading

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A curious notion has been swilling around in my head for some time now regarding “our” relationship with the physical media I love so much. Were it not for the books, CDs, DVDs, computer games, photo albums and vinyl records … Continue reading

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