Been shopping today with my parents, and bought:
- A DVD player for me. £30 from WHSmith including SCART lead. It’s allegedly multi-region, in that the sign in the shop said it was, but the references on the box and in the manual suggested that it was region 2 only. Either way, all my DVDs are either region 2 or region-free at the moment so I can’t check. It does also support a variety of other disc formats, including DivX and MP3 CD-ROMs, which is nice.
- A new 56k modem for our old computer. It’s going to my grandparents soon and will need a V.92 modem instead of V.90 – they only have one phone line and will probably appreciate V.92’s ability to hold the internet while you answer the phone. It’s an internal PCI one – almost certainly a Winmodem but then I doubt my grandparents will be interested in running Linux.
- A paper shredder. My parents decided they needed one.