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RCA 1000W 5.1 HDMI Home Theater System With AV Receiver  - RT2911
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs A Dolby Digital Newb 07/04/2014

This review is from: RCA 1000W 5.1 HDMI Home Theater System With AV Receiver - RT2911

Pros: Low refurbished price and free shipping. Much better sound quality that the TV speakers I've been listening to for years. Can't comment on durability or longevity as I've only had this system a few days.

Cons: I can understand how an audiophile would be underwhelmed by this system. Sound is no where near movie theater quality. However, for the price point the sound quality is pretty good.

Other Thoughts: I'm somewhat of an audio system newb. Grew up with stereo being the cutting edge in sound. This is my first foray into Dolby Digital. Currently I'm only using the RT2911 with my Vizio E701i TV (OTA feed only), although I plan to add a Blueray into the mix down the road. According to the TV Info button, all my OTA channels provide a Dolby Digital or Dolby Digital 5.1 feed. Setup the speakers as documented and started out using the optical digital output only. Changed the TV digital audio out setting to "Dolby Digital" (BTW, PCM option didn't seem to make a difference). Changed the receiver TV input to optical and was ready to test. Initially, I was perplexed because sound only seemed to come through the center speaker and sub. Test tone showed all speakers functional. The TV switched to a commercial and all speakers were working. That's when I realized that segregated content of each speaker was determined by the signal. Let me say that even though the signal says it's Dolby digital, it support as defined by the TV stations is very poor. I hooked up the analog audio output cables, switched to it and received sound (the same content) over all 5 channels. For now, I'll probably just stick with analog.

Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 3TB USB 3.0 Desk External Hard Drive STAC3000302
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: High Capacity at an unbeatable low refurbished price. Great for backups.

Cons: None.

Other Thoughts: I can't comment on speed as I'm just using it over USB 2.0 for backup purposes. I also can't comment on long term durability as I've only been using it a month. However, you can't currently buy a 3TB desktop drive without an enclosure at anything close to this price. It works and I'm thinking about getting another.

PNY 128GB 128GB Classic Attache' USB drive 2.0 Model P-FD128CLCAP-GES3
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Received RMA Replacement (Status Update) 03/01/2014

This review is from: PNY 128GB 128GB Classic Attache' USB drive 2.0 Model P-FD128CLCAP-GES3

Pros: Received replacement drive from PNY. They processed my RMA request very fast. The drive was shipped back 2 day the same day they received it. Left the drive formatted FAT32 and filled it to capacity. So far it's working as expected.

Cons: The biggest con was the original failed drive. Write speeds are not spectacular, but for the price range that's to be expected.

Other Thoughts: Newegg rejected my replacement RMA because I didn't return the UPC, however I had to submit the rebate on receipt to meet the deadline. (BTW, I already received the rebate) They returned it after sitting on it for 3 weeks. Not sure what that was all about? PNY's technical support and RMA service was outstanding. This is the primary reason I'm upping my rating to 4 eggs.


Randy W.'s Profile

Display Name: Randy W.

Date Joined: 06/08/01

  • Reviews: 5
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  • First Review: 01/19/14
  • Last Review: 07/04/14
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