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This review is from: ONKYO TX-NR709 7.2-Channel Network A/V Receiver
Pros: Numerous inputs including HDMI, Component, and Composite video; analog audio inputs, coaxial, optical, or HDMI for audio. Up to 7.1 surround. Great features such as a default volume upon startup.
Cons: Failed after 3 years. Unit now produces no sound from any source whatsoever. Not even the FM tuner. Too expensive to replace something like this every 3 years. Apparently of much poorer quality than I was lead to believe. Unit is also fairly heavy and produces a great amount of heat.
Other Thoughts: This product had great reviews, but in my opinion they are based on initial impression and Onkyo's quality history. Having had no prior experience with Onkyo, I am left highly disappointed that an item I paid $650 for only lasted 3 years.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SAMSUNG SyncMaster 305T Black 30" 6ms(GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor 400 cd/m2 1000:1
Pros: Three year warranty. Used it twice and only paid $50 each time. Monitor is huge.
Cons: Failure rate. This is the third failure. Price.
Other Thoughts: I mean, what am I going to do with a twelve-hundred-dollar monitor other than go ahead and pay the fee and ship it off and get it fixed? Now that it's failed for the third time, and it's out of warranty, I'm at a point where I either get something ALMOST as large (27") new for around the same cost that I'd pay for diagnostics and repairs, or risk the repair and have it go out again in another 1 or 2 years.
By contrast, I have a 22" acer monitor I bought back in 2006 that has taken the beating I would never dream of putting the syncmaster through and it still works perfectly.
I regret this purchase at the price I paid in 2008. I should have known better. I could have gotten three monitors and a new video video card for less.
This review is from: Monoprice Enhanced Bass Hi-Fi Noise Isolating Earphones Silver MEP-933, 8320 NEW
Pros: Very clear. Once you finds he right size tip to seal your ear, these sound great. I compare them to some other phones I paid almost $40 for, and these win, for me.
Cons: Construction is a little on the cheap side. I do not feel like I will break them, but the cable tangles every time I put them down, and the bizarre shape of the housing for the drivers is difficult to get used to.
Other Thoughts: The odd shaped housing may be what makes these things special. I liked them so much, I bought three pairs. I bought a pack of various sized replacement tips for them. My ears are hard to fit with these phones in particular, but when they get a good seal, these phones sound wonderful.READ FULL REVIEW