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GPI Ledplux 7 Watt A19 LED Light Bulb Cool White 5000K - UL Listed
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Good, but with tradeoffs 07/14/2012

This review is from: GPI Ledplux 7 Watt A19 LED Light Bulb Cool White 5000K - UL Listed

Pros: Consistent light, low energy usage, no flicker, seem much brighter than advertised

Cons: very cold (in appearance) white light

Other Thoughts: If you want no flicker, low cost, long lasting bulbs in a location where the color temperature doesn't matter much - these are a good choice. But I wouldn't use these in a reading lamp or in any situation where the stark white light will distract you.

Inside a sconce or a lampshade would work well, since those are generally going to affect the color somewhat.

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LG 47
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Amazing television even if you don't care about 3D 12/21/2011

This review is from: LG 47" 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV 47LW5600

Pros: We purchased this model when the sale price dropped to within 50-60 dollars of the 2D-only 47LV5500. We don't really care about 3D, but the contrast ratios are higher for this model (thanks to local dimming) and the HD picture quality is simply superb. This smart television comes with a USB wifi dongle, but it also has a built-in Cat 5 ethernet port for a wired connection if you're so inclined (as I am).

We've only taken advantage of a couple of the built-in smart apps; but the Netflix app's interface is as good as any I've seen (probably "better than any" would be more accurate), and the Plex client works very well if you have your own streaming video library - you just need to download the free Plex Media Server and install it on the computer that holds your videos/music.

Cons: This TV's picture is so much better than other television I've seen that I can't stand to watch anything on another television - I'm too spoiled. Also, it's too thin to put a Wii sensor bar on top - you'll need to set it at the bottom of the television.

Actually, to be serious - when you first power on the television the built-in apps can take 5-10 seconds to initially load. This can be a minor annoyance if you're turning it on to watch a Netflix movie. After the initial delay in loading, though, everything works great.

Other Thoughts: This is a superb HD television even if you never plan to watch anything in 3D. It comes with four pairs of 3D glasses; it comes with a wifi adapter; it's ridiculously thin and light.

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Zoom 5341-02-00G Cable Modem Ethernet Port DOCSIS 3.0
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs No regrets 09/16/2010

This review is from: Zoom 5341-02-00G Cable Modem Ethernet Port DOCSIS 3.0

Pros: Inexpensive DOCSIS 3.0 modem
Fast
Low Profile

Cons: None so far

Other Thoughts: With Comcast charging $7 per month to rent their low-end modem, it makes financial sense to buy your own. I'm not on one of Comcast's high-end tiers; but even so have seen significant boosts (50% or higher, both up and down) boosts in my speed test results over what I used to get with the old Comcast Surfboard modem. You can buy DOCSIS 2 modems for about half this price; but DOCSIS 3 is backwards compatible so there's no harm in buying against the future with this modem.

I've only been using the Zoom 5341 for a couple weeks, so I can't speak to its reliability.

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Travis S.'s Profile

Display Name: Travis S.

Date Joined: 11/02/05

  • Reviews: 10
  • Helpfulness: 6
  • First Review: 07/31/07
  • Last Review: 07/14/12
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