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  1. hornydragon

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    A long time member of AVforums and DVD forums needs our help. After leaving an abusive relationship last year she has moved a long way away from her home, leaving all of her possessions behind, she is trying to build a new life with her teenage daughter. Obviously she does not have the money to buy replacement equipment for which she shares our real passion. I know a lot of us have spare, old bits of kit we decided we were too embarrassed to sell or just left in the back of a cupboard. Well now its time to put that kit to good use and let someone get pleasure from using it just like you did.

    The members name has been kept confidential as is her address, in case anyone reads this board that shouldn’t know where she has gone. All donations are to be sent to a third party or two who will deliver them to her. Please include your address with all donations and she will write to you to thank you personally.


    Ideally she needs things to go with a CRT TV (that’s all she has) so we are looking for a DVD player (recorder would be superb! As would Divx)
    Free view box
    AV amp (Pio with scart switching ideal but anything with decent sound)
    5.1 speakers not too large but floorstanders would be OK
    Cables cables cables
    She also needs a PC
    So all the bits you can think of, IF some one would volunteer to build the Base unit, and get it running that would be great,
    So Monitor, Base unit Printer peripherals (her daughter will need the PC for school stuff so office software would be great)

    And anyone got an O2 mobile hers is in bits so anything that works would be great!

    Please list all donations on this thread and I or another member will contact you with details. Also could some one post a link on the DVD forums for this thread as she was well known there but I am not!

    PS if you do know who this is please don’t post their username on here but PM me and I will fill you in and pass on your regards.

    Many thanks for your generosity HD and another member whose quality of life we can try and improve.

    Please send all donations to:
    Joe Fernand (please label as Donation for AVforum)
    The Media Factory
    Netherby House
    Ramanno Bridge
    Peebleshire
    EH46 7DB
    http://www.tmfsolutions.co.uk/home.htm


    MAW has agreed to act as a drop off point in the South East he is near Chobham in surrey so if anyone down there wants to contact him and arrange to drop off kit so Piers can pick it up and take it on to JoeF, that would be great


    So if anyone would be willing to build a PC base station or put the bits together and we will sort something out.

    WOW Thanks to everybody who has offered to donate kit or equipment!
    Xusia of Delios PC perhaps monitor
    Fazerthou Printer
    JUS Amp and cables Pio CD player
    Family guy help with postage
    David sheesky cables
    Taz69 PS1 and games
    Mark E19 6230 and bits and a Philips onDigital box! (Received)
    Jont Cables and Minidisc player. And help set-up.
    Mep happy to help shipping/CASH!
    Smelly moral support and PC bits Xusia needs
    Mjcairney Pio DVD player (Received)
    Piers help shipping the kit up to JoeF
    Ddlooping Mission 774
    Mr. D Tannoy M3
    GaryD Z600 for daughter and OFA kameleon remote as well as a FAV DVD. (Received phones and remote)
    Jont to act as Paypal clearing house. AS well as the other KIT!
    Alliwant PS1 games, DVDs and Joystick
    Captain benefit DVD collection!
    Hornydragon Small TV and some DVD's
    MAW centre Speaker

    Sorry if i have missed anyone! will keep updated!

    Thanks so much to everybody!

    This is what we achieved in less than 48 hours! WOW
    KIT list So FAR
    Owned already Panasonic TV 2 scarts

    Donated by AVforums members
    Pioneer 565a DVD player
    Yamaha DSP-A780 Prologic AMP
    Pioneer CD player
    Philips onDigital Box
    Sony Playstation 1 Games and controllers
    Sony Portable Mini Disc recorder
    Tannoy M3 floorstanders
    Mission 774 Floorstanders
    Mordaunt Short centre
    Scart and assorted video cables
    Audio cables
    Speaker cables

    A Small TV for her daughter

    PC with office software and colour printer
    And a couple of very nice mobile phones!

    AS this has gone so well and had such a huge response i would like to ask for further donations to be sent to womens aid
    http://www.womensaid.org.uk/fundraising/fundraising main.htm

    Thanks for reading HD
     
  2. Setenza

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    I have some old Pentium III Compaq workstations waiting to be scrapped.

    I could theoretically put together a base unit with about 512MB RAM, a 800-900Mhz processor along with some AV software and MS office 2000. It's little low spec but is this any good? If so PM me and I'll give you further details. I hate to see old hardware binned and if I can help someone out then all the better.
     
  3. hornydragon

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    Xusia that would be fantastic Mate PM on way
     
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    Epson 880 printer with a couple of unused cartridges. Let me know if any good and i'll get in the loft to confirm i still have the box so could post.
     
  5. hornydragon

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    Fazer that i superb mate if you could donate a printer to go with a PC from Xusia that would be fantastic mate just send to Joe F who will pass it on. I am always amazed by the generosity of people thankyou very much Gents! You are going to make a lovely lady very happy
     
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    I know it's not ideal but I have a Yamaha a780 - pro logic amp. It was alot of money when it was first released.... it sounds really good...for a pro logic amp.

    If she wants it she can have it...although I can't really afford to send it. So hopefully she's around near me somewhere.

    Haven't got a dvd player but she can have my Pioneer M345 which is a 6 CD cartridge CD player and some carts.

    Could dig out some cables...you'll have to tell me what she needs. can give her my speaker cable, which I'm waiting for the replacement to be delivered any day. It's roughly a four meter pair....not branded bt also not bell wire...has done me fine for a number of years.

    Doesn't sound like much but hopefully something there she wants...
     
  7. hornydragon

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    JUS drop me a PM and let me know where you are and we'll see what we can do thanks very much for the offer. Speaker cable not sure till she gets some speakers really! Other cables wise scarts i guess as the TV has scart input not much else. also some audio cables phono and hopefully digital for a DVD to DD/DTS amp!
     
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    I've got a Nokia 6230 that can be used on any network (was T-Mob but now unlocked). Boxed with all accessories plus a few more ie car charger etc.
    Was going to sell on eBay, but this is a far better idea.

    Also got an origional Phillips OnDigital box with scart and RF lead.

    Mark.
     
  9. Taz69

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    Hi m8, I dont think I have any of the above available, but I do have a PS1 that they could have, all works etc, may keep em happy on a winters evening.

    Taz
     
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    Ok,
    I have 2 scart to composite video and left and right audio leads
    2 or 3 half decent audio phono leads. Left and right together.A number of CD staker racks
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    an s-video ps2 lead
    that they are most welcome to if wanted.
     
  11. hornydragon

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    Mark, Taz69, David Thankyou very very much that would be great IF you could send the stuff on JoeF who is collecting it all for her that would be excellent. PLease remeber to include your addresses in the package so she can reply to you personally and thankyou. Again the generosity of the Forum is astounding!
     
  12. eviljohn2

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    If she needs any particular leads made up I've got some spare cable and plugs sitting around from projects that I havn't started/finished yet that I could probably finish off. Not a lot but I don't have that much stuff I'm afraid. :)
     
  13. hornydragon

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    Thankyou John, once we know what kit there is connecting it all together will fun! So I will keep you in mind for helping with cabling and set up! Thankyou for your contribution.
     
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    Just so happens that I am having a clearout and have loads of asst scart, video, audio, speaker and digital cables ... plus I've found a handful of ps1 games, controllers and cables I'll chuck in ... if she needs some personal sounds I've an old sony personal mini-disc player + some blank discs ...

    Jon
     
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    I have set of decent component leads if needed.
     
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    Jont Fantastic Mate The minidisc player sounds great but i dont think she has anyway of recording to it but you never know some one may be getting rid of a recorder....But i am sure the cables will come in very handy.
     
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    Hi mate, I haven't got much I'm afraid and what I have has already been offered but let me know if any of the PC stuff offered falls through as I can hold of decommisioned kit that is still working ok. Also have some PS1 games if needed/wanted.

    And gotta say its great to see so many people willing to give stuff. :smashin:
     
  18. hornydragon

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    Spocktra thank you very much for the offer her TV only has scart but you never know if someone donates a PJ or plasma they may be ideal!
     
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    Sorry I should have said it is a recording portable ... and I'm sure I've an interconnect for it somewhere as well so she can hook it up to JUS's cd player ...

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    Fantastic Jont thankyou very much that would be great.
     
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    Hi,

    I have a Silver Pioneer DV-565a DVD Player that I would more than willing to contribute to this good cause - unfortunately, it's not Multiregion but, apart from that, it's fine, and complete with remote control and instruction book.

    Let me know if it's wanted.

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
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    OK, have a suitable box but no drivers disc, should be available online. Could Joe F pm me an address and i'll post it on Thursday.

    Thanks

    Paul
     
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    I don't have anything that hasn't already been offered i'm afraid. However, I would like to put £20 into the kitty to help with postage etc...
     
  24. hornydragon

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    Please send all donations to:
    Joe Fernand (please label as Donation for AVforum)
    The Media Factory
    Netherby House
    Ramanno Bridge
    Peebleshire
    EH46 7DB
    http://www.tmfsolutions.co.uk/home.htm


    And Family guy that is very generous of you if Jus is in your neck of the woods perhpas you help him out with posting it off.
     
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    me too....afraid cash is all i can offer so happy to put £20 in kitty as well.
     
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    From the Lady in question:
    She has giant GRIN on her face right now!
    :D :D :D

    Thankyou to everyone who has offered kit assistance in transporting this stuff and a very big thanyou to JoeF without whom this would never have been possible:

    PS i need my eyes testing thankyou martin!
     
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    hornydragon,

    Look at my post.

    Cheers,

    Martin.
     
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    Sorry Martin i did miss this one A Top DVD player thankyou so much, if you can send it on down to JoeF that would be grand

    Every Body WOW this is incredible!!!!
    I never imaged such a response i thought i would be doing well to find her an STB and a scart cable. Today people you have made someone very very happy! Thankyou all so much! Tomorrow we can reverse ozone depletion, restore world peace and perhaps sort some speakers out! ;)
     
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    From a selfish viewpoint if we're on this much of a roll can we sort out a cure for hangovers?? :lease: :D
     
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    Happy to help out with getting any donated kit up to Joe's (possibly saving on postage). I am passing his door on Saturday 11th June and could drop stuff off then. Looks like I may be in London on Tuesday 7th June so could perhaps pick up there. With almost 2 weeks until 11th June there may be other potential pick up points depending on who books ISF calibrations and where ; ))
     

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