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Acer H9500BD 2000 Lumens 1080P Full HD 3D Home Theater DLP Projector w/ HDMI & USB
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

2 out of 5 eggs Projector Lottery - Beautiful when it's Working. 12/14/2012

This review is from: Acer H9500BD 2000 Lumens 1080P Full HD 3D Home Theater DLP Projector w/ HDMI & USB

Pros: Beautiful image when projecting at 100" in my theater room. 3d Upconversion is novel and works pretty well for TV. I've found the blacks to be pretty impressive with the caveat that you need to do some additional calibration of the Dynamic Iris functionality from the Service Menu to keep it from being overly active (and thus audibly noticeable).

Cons: Buying an H9500 is like buying a lottery ticket. Poor, poor, poor QA on Acers part. I understand these are high-precision instruments and have sensitive bulbs, but there are numerous other options out there (albeit, with fewer features) which appear to be much more reliable initially. My first unit did not fire immediately out of the box, the lamplit error appeared on the screen. I assumed a fluke and replugged the unit and it fired on the third attempt. After fewer than 12 hours, I began to have trouble with the unit firing the lamp and starting up the actual display. I would get a grey pulsing screen with no Acer Logo, input display, etc. The projector was unresponsive to the remote and button presses and required a hard power-down to get it out of this state. I finally gave up on Unit 1 after about 20hrs of testing. 40 dollars to send it back which is the cost of doing buisness with newegg.

Other Thoughts: I'm waiting for a replacement from Newegg right now. Unfortuantely, the projector cannot be refunded according to the return policy. I'd steer clear of this unit if I could do it again. Depending on how you value the key features at this pricepoint, that will certainly influence your decision. -- Major plus sides I see to the Acer: 1) Dynamic Iris, 2) 3d Functionality, 3) Lens Shift. If you don't care for these 3 features, look elsewhere.

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SAMSUNG P2770FH ToC Rose Black 27
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Vibrant, But lacking Color Depth 12/19/2011

This review is from: SAMSUNG P2770FH ToC Rose Black 27" 1ms Full HD HDMI LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 DC 70,000:1 (1,000:1)

Pros: Came from a Dell WFP3007HighColor. This display is very vibrant and bright, but lacks the color depth that I came to expect from a premium panel.

Cons: Very apparent banding in natural color photos and digital rendering with deep gradients. Not recommended for digital photography editing, photoshop, or digital composition. Disappointed with the lack of information on panel color depth.

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't recommend this for a serious user, but this is would be great as a gaming panel.

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Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid Cooling System
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Great Mid-Range Cooling Solution, Might As Well forget about the rebate. 11/03/2011

This review is from: Antec Kuhler H2O 620 Liquid Cooling System

Pros: Quiet running, mid-range cooling solution. Installation was quick and easy even though the included directions are absolutely useless. If you've put a computer together, you'll have no issues getting it installed. Runs well within acceptable levels on an i7-2600k with a mild overclock to 4.4ghz on all 4 cores. Idles around 31c, load somewhere in the 55c-65c range depending on the application (IE. Prime95 tortures).

Cons: Forget about the rebate, I've still not seen mine. Same with another Antec product (psu) that I mailed in a rebate for.

Other Thoughts: I wouldn't pay more than 60 for the Kuhler. A compareable Air Cooling solution will produce very similar (if not better numbers) albeit at the cost of greater noise in some cases.

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Date Joined: 03/11/04

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  • Last Review: 12/14/12
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