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BYTECC Model USB-1284 4.5 ft. USB-Parallel Cable With IEEE 1284 Bridge
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5 out of 5 eggs It works flawlessly 02/26/2014

This review is from: BYTECC Model USB-1284 4.5 ft. USB-Parallel Cable With IEEE 1284 Bridge

Pros: I had a printer connected thru the network before using this cable to connect it directly to this computer, so the printer drivers were already installed. I plugged the printer in when the computer was off. After turning the computer on, the printer was installed and ready to use. I didn't even see a notice that it was being installed. All I had to do was set it as my default printer.

Cons: None, my printer seems to print faster and I had no problems.

Other Thoughts: The other 2 people who had problems with this cable may have been confused about drivers. The Windows 95/98 drivers are probably only USB drivers, which XP and higher already have built-in and are not needed. The drivers needed are most likely printer drivers. It's usually best to install printer drivers before connecting the printer. In the past with other computers, I've had problems installing printer drivers, had to do it 2 or 3 times to get it to work.
It could be there was nothing wrong with this cable for these other people. But cables sometimes are bad, though I can't remember ever having a bad one myself. USB ports are also sometimes bad; I have encountered this a few times. Try plugging the cable into a different USB port if it doesn't work. To test a USB port, plug something else (such as a flash drive) into the USB port to see if that works.

NEC EA244WMi-BK 24
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Pros: The color and contrast are excellent. I can see shaded lines easily that I could hardly make out with my old monitor (Samsung SyncMaster 940BX). The pixels are smaller, making letters smaller, but text is easier to read.
It has an automatic darkening feature (which can be turned on or off) that dims the screen as the ambient light is reduced. This reduces eye strain; I'm not looking at a bright screen in a dark room.
The documentation doesn't say if the screen is anti-glare, but it is. I emailed NEC before I bought it asking about the screen and they were quite helpful (they answered my question, what more could I ask for). When I move my head to put a reflection of a light on the screen, I can still easily see what's on the screen.
It has a sturdy stand. There are enough pixels to put a lot on the screen. Movies are flawless.
Setup was easy, I plugged it in and it worked. Windows 7 found and installed the drivers automatically.
I have my old monitor next to this one, using it as an extended desktop. I can clearly see the difference between the two when I drag a window part way on each monitor.
Graphics are clear, though most of my work is with text.

Cons: Nothing that I can think of, except the price. But you get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: If I were to buy another monitor I would buy this one again.


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Display Name: Scott N.

Date Joined: 06/23/05

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  • First Review: 02/26/13
  • Last Review: 02/26/14
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