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Apple TV MD199LL/A
Apple TV MD199LL/A
Offered by Go4computersca
Price: CDN$ 119.00
11 used & new from CDN$ 119.00

10 of 14 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not perfect, not worth $109, but does what it has to do for an iPad owner, Dec 26 2013
This review is from: Apple TV MD199LL/A (Electronics)
Honestly, I was stoked to get an Apple TV when I finally bought a TV with HDMI inputs (had an older TV with DVI input). Was dying to mirror my iPad, had high hopes for this device overall.

That said, it is what it is ... an overpriced device that simply isn't all it's cracked up to be. My PS3 is a much better Netflix device, but I use Apple TV because its power consumption is considerably better than the PS3. I like Airplay mirroring with my iPad, but it doesn't fill my entire TV screen ... a bit of a disappointment.
So far, a few days in, other than going into system settings, I see no volume control for Apple TV.

I want to make this clear - I am neither an Apple fanboy or Apple hater. I like Apple, I am an avid iTunes user and purchase all my music through iTunes. I have an iPad Air, I like it a lot (though concede they're overpriced), my desktop is a Dell PC.

I just think Apple TV is way overpriced for what it offers and while I like mirroring, it simply isn't worth the $109 that I paid. But, again, I will continue to use this device for Netflix because it uses so little power compared to my PS3.

Weeds: The Complete Collection [Blu-ray]
Weeds: The Complete Collection [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Mary-Louise Parker
Price: CDN$ 69.99
6 used & new from CDN$ 69.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I absolutely love this series, Nov. 14 2013
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
The second I saw all eight seasons on Blu-Ray for $59.99 - order now. This series was great throughout its run. Mary Elizabeth Parker is a beauty and this series simply never wavered, IMO. $60 for 8 seasons of Blu-Ray greatness? Sold.

Bond 50: Celebrating Five Decades of James Bond [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
Bond 50: Celebrating Five Decades of James Bond [Blu-ray] (Bilingual)
DVD ~ Sean Connery
Offered by BEARDOS BAZAAR
Price: CDN$ 199.99
7 used & new from CDN$ 164.99

5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Obviously, great set, but..., Sept. 25 2012
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
Missing those cool booklets that were in the DVD sets. I enjoyed reading those.
Since they packaged it the way they did, the least they could have done is a nice book inside like Planet of the Apes Blu-Ray set.
If you're a Bond fan, you know you're buying this.

Ursula Andress on Blu-Ray makes up for any weaknesses of the set itself.

Life Unexpected: The Complete First & Second Seasons
Life Unexpected: The Complete First & Second Seasons
DVD ~ Shiri Appleby
Price: CDN$ 14.99
23 used & new from CDN$ 9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As an adopted child, I absolutely love this show, Feb. 20 2012
Verified Purchase(What's this?)
Got to see this show on a service Amazon likely doesn't want me to repeat here, but as shows go ... this one is amazing. As an adopted kid myself, I totally relate. Frankly, too much.

Boardwalk Empire: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray]
Boardwalk Empire: The Complete First Season [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Steve Buscemi
Price: CDN$ 60.84
7 used & new from CDN$ 30.55

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great show, but..., Jan. 2 2012
$69.99 for 12 episodes is far too expensive. But, again, the show itself is great. Not sure why HBO series are so pricey.

Edit: I see Amazon dropped it to $49.97.

Home Alone [Blu-ray]
Home Alone [Blu-ray]
Price: CDN$ 16.99
13 used & new from CDN$ 8.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Just a great movie, Nov. 23 2010
This review is from: Home Alone [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
If it's not in your collection, it should be.
I love this movie and heartily recommend it to anyone who just wants to laugh.

1994-2009: Time Flies (Dlx Ltd Ed)
1994-2009: Time Flies (Dlx Ltd Ed)
Price: CDN$ 52.02
20 used & new from CDN$ 29.99

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is a must own compilation, Aug. 4 2010
This is just a brilliant package.
It is worth every penny.
"Half the world away" live is amazing.
Frankly, I think Dig Out Your Soul was Oasis' 3rd-best album and a great swan song into this compilation.

Innocents (21st Ann. Ltd Ed)
Innocents (21st Ann. Ltd Ed)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Erasure CD ever, April 24 2010
From beginning to end, this Erasure CD shines. It is, by far, their best work. It was one of those CDs where they managed to make their electronic sound more human ... something they completely abandoned on the next album.
This collector's edition is worth the price.

O.M.D. 2007  Architecture and
O.M.D. 2007 Architecture and
DVD ~ Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
Offered by OMydeals
Price: CDN$ 50.73
7 used & new from CDN$ 26.91

5.0 out of 5 stars A terrific concert DVD, July 8 2008
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This review is from: O.M.D. 2007 Architecture and (DVD)
If you're an OMD fan and don't get this ... shame on you.
Just a terrific concert.
23 songs.
Covers all the bases and really digs deep into their early stuff.
Don't get the CD of this - it's only 13 songs.
Get the DVD.

Total Recall [Blu-ray]
Total Recall [Blu-ray]
DVD ~ Arnold Schwarzenegger
Price: CDN$ 11.57
26 used & new from CDN$ 4.35

12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This isn't a Blu-Ray, it's an upconverted DVD!, Dec 29 2007
This review is from: Total Recall [Blu-ray] (Blu-ray)
Fine movie, don't get me wrong.
But as Blu-Ray movies go, the picture quality is horrid.
It would be above average as a DVD ... but that's not what you're paying for.

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