From Saturday 13th Aug 2005, Producer Recycling Fund Contribution (PRFC) will be applied to the retail price of new electrical and electronic goods. These contributions have been approved by the WEEE Register, an independent regulation body authorised by the Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Dick Roche TD. EU Legislation allow for these contributions to be applied for the next eight to ten years.
PRFC is being introduced under the 2002 EU Directive on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) to fund the recycling and safe disposal of old electrical and electronic equipment - from small household items such as hairdryers and radios through to larger products such as fridge freezers and cookers. PRFCs have been set and agreed according to specific product types and these costs are the same regardless of what brand or from what outlet in the Republic of Ireland an item is purchased.
Civic amenity centres, of which there are approximately 64 located throughout the country, will allow consumers to dispose of all old electronic equipment free of charge. Consumers will also be able to bring back old electrical or electronic equipment to a retailer on a one-for-one basis when purchasing a similar product. Alternatively. if a retailer is delivering a new product to a consumers home, then a similar old product can be collected at the same time, provided it is disconnected and does not pose a health and safety issue.
For more information about WEEE and Producer Recycling Fund Contribution please visit www.weeeireland.ie
The Prices of Electrical appliances on this Site include a contribution to a
Product Recycling Fund to ensure that waste electrical and electronic
equiptment is collected and recycled in a responsible manner.
When purchasing a new electrical appliance Customers can leave their old
appliances in store for recycling. Where an item is being delivered, we will
remove a similar old appliance for recycling provided it is disconnected, clean,
FULLY DEFROSTED in the case of Cooling products ,
and ready for the driver at the time of delivery.
Customers may leave back old appliances to the store with receipt at any time.
3^Bi-wired^A speaker with seperate terminals to connect it's woofer and tweeter to the amplifier.^|43^Analogue^A signal that is as exact replica of the original sounds waveform. An example of an analogue device is a cassette deck.^|44^Impedance^The resistance, measured in Ohms, offered to AC (alternating current) signals by a component. In loudspeaker specifications 8 Ohms is the norm, 6 Ohms is becoming more popular, but be careful with low-impedance 4 Ohm speakers because not all power amplifiers are happy driving them.^|45^RDS^Radio Data System - This is fitted to some tuners and car radios (where it's genuinely useful ) and supplies some additional information and controls signals to the tuner^|46^Sensitivity^When quoted in loudspeaker specifications, this tells you how easy a job the amplifier have driving the speaker. Measured in dB (decibels), 88dB is average, 84dB is low (so get a big amp!), and 90dB or above is very high (so a little amp will do).^|47^Tweeter^A loudspeaker's high frequency drive unit. Produces most of the treble.^|48^Watts^Used to specify amplifier or loudspeaker power handling.^|49^Woofer^A loudspeaker's low frequency drive unit.^|50^Amplifier^Hi-fi component (or any electrical circuit) that boosts signals. An amplifier is required to connect a cd player to speakers...and so on.^|51^Multiregion^This term means that the unit is capable of playing discs from anywhere in the world. The world is split into 6 regions. DVD players and discs sold within Europe are region 2. America is region 1 and so on.^|52^Multi-region^This term means that the unit is capable of playing discs from anywhere in the world. The world is split into 6 regions. DVD players and discs sold within Europe are region 2. America is region 1 and so on.^|92^WMA 9 Pro^The first digital surround sound coding technology for the Web, developed by Microsoft. When connected to a multi-channel-equipped PC, you are able to enjoy high resolution stereo or 5.1-channel surround audio at 128 k - 768 Kbps compression rates. At any given bit rate, 5-channel WMA9 Pro will bring you higher fidelity than other sound compression algorithms thanks to the latest audio codec technology.^|93^WMA 9 Pro^The first digital surround sound coding technology for the Web, developed by Microsoft. When connected to a multi-channel-equipped PC, you are able to enjoy high resolution stereo or 5.1-channel surround audio at 128 k - 768 Kbps compression rates. At any given bit rate, 5-channel WMA9 Pro will bring you higher fidelity than other sound compression algorithms thanks to the latest audio codec technology.^|94^HDMI switching^An excellent feature that allows multiple HDMI devices to be connected through and amp and then 1 HDMI output to be connected to the TV. This will allow anyone who has a single HDMI connection on the TV, to connect several via the amp. The number of devices varies between models.^|96^PRFC^Test^|108^DTS-HD^High definition Audio sound track on an bluray disk that is designed by DTS and probably the best sound track available.^|