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LG 29EA73-P Black 29
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

Pros: the Ultrawide screen is beautiful to use for multitasking or just sticking a Windows 8.1 app to one side.

Cons: Split-screen feature
The split screen features LG promises for their Ultrawide monitors is 100% software based or assisted. if you try and attempt to display two video outputs from one or more devices to the monitor for a side-by-side viewing, you get squished and distorted images of both devices.
The computer monitor does not send report the reduced resolution back to devices (I've tried the HDMI and DP). You need to have their software driver installed on the system - Windows or Mac
However, the driver/patch they provide on disc and the ancient version they have on their website does not support AMD Radeon Catalyst drivers. I could only get it to work with the basic Windows Update supplied driver and even with that sever limitiation, it failed to work when Windows updated the video driver to the latest WHQL version.
No amount of chatting with tech support will resolve this issue -- trust me,
RED VERTICLE STRIPE!
After 15 months of ownership/use, the monitor has developed a bright red vertical strip and since its over 1 year old the only option I have to me is to accept it, or pay LG a $200 flat fee to repair/replace the screen.
I can understand dead pixel policy, etc, but a completely solid red stripe! That is just poor quality.

Other Thoughts: Although I love the Ultrawide display, I can not recommend that anyone other than a total geek with deep pockets purchase one of these monitors from LG.
For one, the split screen is a lie
The driver/app to support split-screen is a memory hog and even when it 'worked' it caused my Adobe software problems.
Given that this is a specialty monitor/panel and I purchased the LG branded Ultrawide and not a 3rd party OEM, I would expect better quality and certainly better software.
Pretty much useless now....

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ORICO PME-4U SuperSpeed USB 3.0 PCI Express Card with 4 USB 3.0 Ports and Power Connector for Desktops [Supports Mac OS]
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: less than 1 day

Pros: Small and Windows 8.1 automatically I stalled drivers.

Cons: Package was missing the 1x Power Cable, but did include the mounting screw! LOL

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Amped Wireless RTA15 High Power 700mW Dual Band AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs I do not recommend that you purchase this router or AmpedWireless products 11/10/2014

This review is from: Amped Wireless RTA15 High Power 700mW Dual Band AC1200 Wi-Fi Gigabit Router

Pros: None

Cons: Router locks up/freezes multiple times a week - requires reboot before it will work again
Over 18 months since released and still not even ONE firmware update!
AmpedWireless Tech Support can do nothing for you -- the customer

Other Thoughts: While this router from AmpedWireless had all the promise of fast performance, it lacks the reliability needed for ANY home router.
After purchasing the RTA15 wireless AC router last year, I started having problem with the router locking up and all network traffic would stop -- wired, wireless... DEAD.
The first time or two I chalked it up to maybe changing settings on the router and went through what would soon become a nearly daily ritual of unplugging the router from the electrical outlet and plugging it back in again -- just to get it working again.
After the first week, I began calling AmpedWireless' Technical Support personal and talked them through the problems. They stated how the router was still new and no firmware updates had been released yet, but "were not hearing of this complaint from other early adopters."
I then continued calling, begging for beta firmware updates, resetting the firmware to factory defaults, re-flashing the same firmware back onto the router over and over again.
None of these things worked. I sent the router back to be repaired/replaced -- surely this would resolve the problem of the router locking up! -- It did not.
And then, since I purchased this router directly from AmpedWireless I asked for a refund and they told me that I was out of the 30 day return period and there was nothing they could do for me any longer. I pointed out to them that I had at this point 20 or more calls into support, email correspondence too -- nope, can't help you.
Well, it's a year later and because the RTA15 or its replacement RTA15 router would never work for more than 3 days in a row before locking up I had to replace the nearly $200 router with another one -- one from a reliable and responsible company.
I purchased a "cheap" non-AC 1GB router from Netgear -- it was the best I could afford at the time, and never looked back. I have since saved up enough money to again purchase a new AC Router and upgraded to the Netgear R7000 and it rocks!
A year later and countless others have reported the same locking up/freezing issues and, like myself, have not been given a solution or fix.
In fact, AmpedWireless to this day 11-10-14 - 18 months since the RTA15 was released has not posted one updated firmware, no fixes, no updated feature list, no security updates --- NOTHING.
Before writing this negative review I contacted AmpedWireless again and they still have no updates, know of no upcoming updates, have no list for beta testers and still won't give me a refund.
At this point, nothing would give me more satisfaction than to steer potential customers away from a company with not only bad business practices and poor customer service.
but a company that doesn't take ownership for designing a flawed product.
There are alternatives, MANY ALTERNATIVES for 1GB wireless AC routers -- do yourself a favor and look elsewhere before you too get the short end of the stick from AmpedWireless.

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Display Name: John F.

Date Joined: 03/08/05

  • Reviews: 13
  • Helpfulness: 7
  • First Review: 06/14/12
  • Last Review: 11/29/14
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