Some visitor-related updates:
Books, comics etc. aren't good to bring as his vision is still bad.
The CD player apparently will play burned CDs, and he's also got a tape player now, thanks to e_pepys, he's also got some audio books.
I'm going over after work this evening to deliver chargers, can also take other stuff (all your best wishes went over yesterday, though apparently I may have to interpret some livejournal names!)
EDIT: Out of towners, if you want to send cards, he's still at the same address and we're taking him over his mail (except for the boring stuff).