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Pros: -Works as advertised. No issues what-so-ever.
-Battery backup so you can shut down important electronics if your power goes out
-WAN surge protection
Other Thoughts: Highly recommend this product for anyone with an expensive home theater setup. You don't want to risk losing that expensive AVR or TV from a power surge, so buy this for the power protection you need.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: NVIDIA® SHIELD™ - 4K Streaming. Advanced Gaming. Android TV.
Pros: -Fast and Snappy performance
-Supports HDMI CEC
-TV remote can control the device (via HDMI CEC)
-Expandable storage via microSD card
-Can stream Steam games via GameStream
Cons: -Product I received was defective (see "Other" section)
-Controller is too bulky and the thumb-sticks are too close together
-Android TV operating system needs lots of work
-Price is about $100 too high
-Didn't come with a remote (you can purchase a very basic one separately for about $40 -- not worth it)
-Both USB ports were on the back (would have liked one on the front to make it easy to hook up another controller)
-The game streaming service would work "some" of the time, but one day it kept making my streaming PC restart/freeze
-HDMI cable that came with the device would not stream any 4k content. Had to buy an extra one to get 4k Netflix to work
Other Thoughts: Would I recommend this to someone else? Yes, if you have the money to spend and are in need of a 4k media streaming device, by all means, buy this product. However, it is pricey and the controller doesn't even come close to the Xbox 360 controller I already owned.
Now, the reason I gave this a 2/5 eggs? Well, after a week with the device of mostly daytime usage, one night I was watching a rather dark movie and saw a very noticeable split right in the middle of the screen. The left hand side was displaying proper colors, but the right hand side was very green and the image almost looked like it was playing at 480p, when the left hand side was displaying 4k. At first, I thought I would try different HDMI ports on both my home theater receiver AND TV, but that didn't solve the issue. I also tried multiple HDMI cables and was still having the issue. My TV was still in warranty so I had Sony send me a replacement, but nope, the issue was still present. At this point I knew it was the Shield. I tried a factory reset, tried changing a bunch of settings on both my new TV and Shield itself, but could not make the problem go away. Now, this wasn't an issue when it was hooked up to a 1080p HDMI port on another screen that I tested, but the reason I bought the Shield was to watch 4k content, to which it could not display.
Looks like I will stick with my HTPC and SteamLink for my streaming needs. I am returning this device for a refund.
This review is from: Fluance SX6-BK High Definition Two-way Bookshelf Loudspeakers-Black
Pros: -Looks good without front cover
-Amazingly clear sound for the price
-Clean bass management
-Great for music, movies, or games
Cons: -Quite big for desktop systems
-Bass isn't powerful if you listen to dubstep or rap type music. Same for games. Would recommend getting a sub for these cases
Other Thoughts: I've owned almost all of the cheap bookshelf speakers: Pioneer SP BS21 and BS22lr's, Dayton B652, Micca MB42, and now these Fluances. The SX6's blow any of the others out of the water, including the newer Pioneer models.
Highly recommend these speakers!