Friday, 28 September 2007

Stereo (1):

What we are listening to and feeling this week… thank god it’s Friday…

1. Boys Noize - Oi Oi Oi: Aggressive dirty electro from a guy who usually shares the bill with heavyweights like Soulwax, Felix and other left of the centre dance DJs and producers. Although reminiscent of early Daft Punk this is nothing new, but still working casting your ear over.

2. Various Artists - Ibiza Rocks:
A 2 CD set featuring acts who’ve graced Ibiza Rocks the annual indie festival come beach party in San Antonio Bay.

3. Bob Sinclar – Live at a Playboy Mansion: A 2 CD compilation mixed by French jock Bob Sinclar (World Hold On, The Beat Goes On) which is Mixmag’s compilation of the month (October). Except 4/4 house beats, in a typical defected style.

4. Foo Fighters – Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace:
Do we need to look any further than Q Magazine who proclaim “Foo Fighters have delivered their best album. This surely is their moment”. Get on board for Alt-rock of stadium-sized proportions.

5. Mia – Kala: Bold, brilliantly worldly beats from Britain’s own ‘political pop star’. Sometimes it doesn't need a huge review.

6. Hard-Fi – Once Upon a Time in The West:
Rousing rock sing-alongs including the awesome Suburban Knights.... You know who you are.

7. Justice – The cross: We’ve mentioned this before in our CD Inspire section, but this is still a very special album for us, a little hard at times, and nothing ground breaking, but still doing it. Think Daft punk vs Micheal Jackson vs Shandy Sandwich and you’re almost there, but not quite.

Thursday, 27 September 2007

"If it ain't broke, then don't fix it"

"If it ain't broke, then don't fix it".... a phrase we perhaps should have taken something away from.

Please accept our apologies if you haven't been able to access the blog - we have been carrying out some work, and despite nearly 2 hours knee deep in code, we are back to where we started.

At least we have a new feature to make everything ok, which will be going live tomorrow at 2pm!

Keep comparing!

Compare Halo 3 on Xbox 360

One of the most eagerly anticipated video games of all time, first person shooter Halo 3 is available now on Xbox 360 and you can compare it with now!

Halo 3 represents the third chapter in the Halo trilogy—an international award-winning action series that grew into a global entertainment phenomenon, logging more than 650 million hours of multiplayer action on Xbox Live, and spawning action figures, books, a graphic novel, apparel, an upcoming film adaptation, and more.
Taking full advantage of the power of Xbox 360, Halo 3 features next-generation high-definition visuals, enhanced A.I., an advanced real-time lighting engine, and new weapons, characters, and challenges.

Plug in to Xbox Live on Xbox 360 and Halo 3 builds upon the unique social multiplayer experience and innovative, evolving online game play of Halo 2 – a truly special title.

Watch the Halo 3 trailer now….

And click here to compare the retailers currently stocking Halo 3.

Wednesday, 26 September 2007

The Midweek Read 01:

Following on from this week’s launch of Movie Monday, we would like to introduce our Midweek Read section, exploring new books and must read titles.
Whether you are simply looking for a book to read on the way to work or perhaps a poolside read, we hope you find inspiration with our Midweek Read entries.

As ever you can compare the prices of these titles, simply by clicking on their respective titles.

1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, JK Rowling (Bloomsbury).
The seventh and final wizardly instalment is the darkest – and the best- yet. It’s time to find out how it ends.

2. Jamie at Home, Jamie Oliver (Penguin).
To tie in with his Channel 4 series, Jamie rustles up 100 brand-new recipes n this beautifully illustrated tome.

3. Keep Smiling, Charlotte Church (Orion).
No-nonsense Charlotte tells it like it is in the warts-and-wall autobiography, which is refreshingly authentic.

4. I Never Fancied Him Anyway, Claudia Carroll (Bantam Press)
Relationship-solving psychic Cassie’s love life sucks in Carroll’s latest entertaining tale.

5. Second Glance, Jodi Picoult (Hodder & Stoughton)
Still grief-stricken years after his fiancĂ©e’s death, Ross searches for her ghost in this paranormal themed read.

6. Operation Sunshine, Jenny Colgan (Sphere)
Sun, surgery and secrecy in the south of France. A perfect lazy sunlounger read, and enough to put you right off your boxtox injections.

7. The Manny, Holly Peterson (Harper)
Juggling a career, husband and kids, New Yorker Jamie hires a male nanny in this sharp and funny read.

8. Clean Cut, Lynda La Plante (Simon & Schuster)
Detectives Anna and James tackle a gang of murderous illegal immigrants. Sprinted and gruesome, La Plante delivers again.

9. The Naughty Girl’s Guide to Life, Tara Palmer-Tomkinson & Sharon Marshall (Sphere).
TP-T offers advice on being a naughty girl. She’s had a lot of experience!

10. Since I don’t have you, Louise Candlish (Sphere)
Heartbreaking buy fascinating story of a woman trying to come to terms with the death of her only child.

Tuesday, 25 September 2007

Movie Monday (01):

Welcome to the first of our new weekly 'Movie Monday' features, which aims to explore new DVD releases and 'Must See' titles.

As ever you can compare the prices of these titles, simply by clicking on their respective titles, and we’ll instantly go to over 40 top retailers including Amazon, HMV, Play, SendIt and Selections.

1. Becoming Jane (PG) – Anne Hathaway / James McAvoy
This tale of Austen’s (Hathaway) affair with Irish Lawyer Lefroy (McAvoy) is deeply moving by may upset purists.

2. 28 Weeks Later (18) – Robert Caryle / Catherine McCormack
The 28 Days Sequel delivers even more zombie attacks and military mayhem. Not for the Squeamish.

3. Sunshine (15) Cillian Murphy / Chris Evans
A team of astronauts have to kick-start the dying sun in this gripping sci-fi tale from Trainspotting director Danny Boyle.

4. Factory Girl (15) Sienna Miller / Guy Pearce
Sienna plays 60’s It girl Edie Sedgwick who famously befriended Andy Warhol before descending into drug addiction.

5. This is England (18) Thomas Turgoose / Stephen Graham
Coming-of-age tale from director Shame Meadows about a young boy who falls with a band of skinheads in the 1980’s. Must see.

6. The Painted Veil (12) Naomi Watts / Edward Norton
A dramatic tale of infidelity and love, as Norton drags adulterous wife Watts to a cholera-ridden village in China.

7. Shooter (15) Mark Wahlberg / Danny Glover
Elite sniper Wahlberg is framed for assassination and must take matters into his own hands in his fight for justice.

8. Curse of the Golden Flower (15) Gong Li / Chow Yun-Fat
Think house of flying daggers but with more incest and less fighting, as an empress battles a controlling ruler.

9. Skins (18)
3 DVD boxset of E4’s teen tales of vodka, vomit, virginity smashing and house parties….. The perfect opportunity to catch up before the new series.

Pressing Pause, and then Play 7 days later

Taking the last 7 days away from an internet connection allowed me to do many things, including read the Sunday times cover to cover (plus supplements) in addition to Dave Vice’s fantastic “The Google Story” (which charts the rise and rise of the web’s favourite search engine) and Tescopoly by Andrew Simms (which has certainly caused a great deal of considerations as to my global/local outlook).

The last 7 days have also enabled me to relax and really put pen to paper and start to really plan elements of the site and it’s future.
I hope you will enjoy the range of new features we hope to bring to the table.

As ever, is about saving money and ensuring you get the best price, and we’re truly thankful when to receive your emails notifying us than pages aren’t loading as quickly as they could be or requesting new sections including our new Blu Ray comparison engine, so please feel free to get in touch, anytime, as we’d love to hear from you.

We would also like to introduce the first of three new blog posts, which will follow this entry, and seeing as it will usually be posted on a Monday (and it just works…) we’ve decided to call it “Movie Monday”.

Sunday, 16 September 2007

Revised: Mercury Music Prize Nominations - Now Sorted

Ok... so we launched a page, raved about it, blog about it and let our friends know wht we had done. But did we check the code? was everything working at it should?


A big thank you to Steve for the email, we'll try and get you a CD sent out to you as per my reply. Might we recommend Chromophobia by Gui Boratto? (minimal/ electro) - It's outstanding.

The Mercury Music Prize Nominations section is now sorted, properly. The Games section is live, properly, and the Wii buttons are working, properly.

Perhaps it was all the excitement of Brighton's new nightclub Digital and the launch last night, or perhaps we just took on too much - whatever the reason, we are sorry if we let you down.

Rest assured that next week will bring more behind the scenes work, which we'll check and check again, before blogging about it.


Friday, 14 September 2007

Mercury Music Prize Nomination List

So it was The Klaxons who scooped this years Mercury Music Prize, but who was nominated and who else won on previous years?

Not sure?

Well don't worry, as we have included details of all Mercury Music Prize nominations and winners from as early as 1992, Remember Screamadelica?

As ever you can compare the prices of each nomination, simply by clicking on their respective titles.

Thursday, 13 September 2007

10% off at Waterstones - Promo Code

To celebrate the launch of our book comparison tool, which is accessible from the homepage or at you can now get 10% off everything at Waterstones before 30th September 2007. Simply enter the code VY3546 in the 'promotional code' box at the checkout to activate this customer discount.

Don’t forget to compare the prices of titles from all available retails with our book comparison facility before you buy as even with the 10% discount you might be able to get the title cheaper from another retailer.

As ever, terms and conditions apply:

1. Discount code entitles you to 10% off at
2. Discount code valid until 30th September 2007.
3. Only one discount code to be used per transaction and the code can only be used once per customer.
4. Discount code cannot be used with any other voucher or coupon.
5. Discount code can only be used at time of purchase and not retrospectively.
6. This voucher can only be used on and not in Waterstone's stores.
7. All prices on are online only and may differ from Waterstone's stores.

CD Inspire and DVD Inspire September Now Live

Although these sections are usually due on the first day of the month, the recent site developments had led these features to be delayed, however both CD and DVD Inspire sections are now live, and can be accessed from the homepage, or at and

Special DVDs to get your hands on this month including Lords of Dogtown, the 1975 underground skateboarding movie, which is nothing short of spectacular. Check out the trailer below, which we're affraid isn't the greatest quality:

As ever you can compare the prices of our DVD and CD Inspire titles simply by click on their respective titles.

Wednesday, 12 September 2007

Refreshing... please bare with us...

We are in the process of uploading the refreshed version of - so please bare with us.

We know we are not perfect, so please let us know if you spot a problem or a page not loading and we'll get right onto it.

UPDATE: WE ARE ON FACEBOOK - Come and Join our group

See you there....

Friday, 7 September 2007

Luciano Pavarotti | 1935-2007

A sad day indeed, as the great Luciano Pavarotti sadly passes away.

Please enjoy the following video, of his famous performance of "nessun dorma" this time at the 2006 Torino Winter Olympics - which is absolutely sensational.

We have mentioned Paul Potts in our blog, but Pavarotti I am affraid is in a league of his own. now has it's own dedicated Classical section, which includes the top 10 classical searches. You can also find a range of Pavarotti and 3 Tenors CDs there as well.

If you would like to make any suggestions for future sections of the cDVDs website, do not hesitate to get in touch.

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Updates and new features coming SOON!!

Sorry for the slack blog posts this week, in truth we have been busy beavers, getting some new features for the website...

So be sure to pop back at the end of the week...