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This review is from: ANNKE SP1 Black HD 1280x720P Cloud Network IP Camera - H.264 Wireless/Wired Day/Night Pan/Tilt Security Monitor, IR-Cut Filter, Plug & Play, Two-Way Audio, Night Vision, Motion Detect
Pros: Picture quality, two-way sound, ease of configuration
Cons: Too many to remember, but here goes. 1. Recordings almost inaccessible. 2. No presets (for fixed camera positions. 3 Camera movement very sluggish. 4. Viewing program frequently freezes. 5. Unable to view this camera with any other software.
Other Thoughts: I bought this camera because it was higher definition, but mostly because it recorded. You have to use the proprietary app to view the camera, which does not work in Internet Explorer and only partially works in Chrome. If you want to view your recordings, you have to use a phone (which makes the picture very small). They will NOT playback on the computer and worse, you cannot take the Memory Card out and look at the videos (like a Dash Cam). The card just say's it needs to be formatted when you put it in the computer. The camera was very easy to set up and I did not have to forward it through my Router to see it while away from home. However, every time I sign in through their proprietary app, I feel all my video is going through there server somewhere and they are watching us. Sign in is cumbersome and sometimes, if you don't sign out, the app will refuse to work saying "Invalid Password". Some of the on-screen directions were clearly developed by the guy in the room who knew the most Engrish. So essentially, this product will not perform the function that I bought it for (recording). If I hadn't got it so cheap and if it wasn't for shipping fees, I'd send it back.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: LG 55" Class (54.6" Diagonal) 1080p 60Hz LED TV - 55LN5200 (LG recertified Grade A)
Pros: Big Screen, narrow black bezel, bright clear picture, low price
Cons: Speakers are so bad it sounds worse that one my little 19" TV's. I'm not sure if there is something wrong with them or that the way they were designed, but they both appear to be working. Very mid-rangey and boxy, like they are buried somewhere deep in the TV facing backwards (which they probably are). The picture appears to be colder and more smeary. I know a lot about TV settings and I've played with all the brightness, contrast, color, etc. settings and I've gotten it to warm up some, but both of my other two 42" LG TV's appear to be warmer and higher definition. It may just be the jump in size and stretching the picture more and the difference between LED and LCDs.
Other Thoughts: Before you say that I should not care about the speakers on a TV like this, consider the following. I have it hooked up via Optical to my Yamaha surround sound system, complete with Energy Sub-woofer, but my wife does not always want to turn on and operate all that gear when she wants to watch some casual TV. Similarly if I am watching late at night when she is in bed, I don't need the sub waking her up. A TV of this size and quality (LG) should come with a minimum standard speaker set, similar or at least equal to the smaller sets I own. These actually make it difficult to watch because they sound so bad. Just FYI. For what I paid for it, I cannot complain, but I expected a minimum level of quality from LG and they failed on this one in my opinion.READ FULL REVIEW
Cons: Dead drive after light use and 2 years of service. 180 day limited warranty on a refurbished unit (who buys a refurbished hard drive - right?). Chalk it up to experience.
Other Thoughts: Started acting up a couple months ago during Window10 upgrade, which was very confusing since I thought it was a Windows issue, but it finally died completely the other day. I tested it on 2 separate computers using the Window Drive Management console. I won't be buying OCZ again. My Kingston and Samsung SSD's are still working flawlessly.READ FULL REVIEW