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LG PW800 1280 x 800 WXGA 800 ANSI Lumens, DTV Tuner, WiDi/Miracast, HDMI/USB Inputs, Built in Speakers, 3D Ready Portable LED Projector
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: I've used this every weekend after receiving it. I've used it with my computer, blu ray player, xbox one.... EVERYTHING!

Resolution on the projector may seem like a low resolution but this thing will blow your mind away. The focusing ring is easy to use and ultra smooth. This thing is no bigger than the size a 1TB Western Digital MyBook external hard drive, maybe a bit thicker but that's about it.

Supports bottom screw mount for tripods. You'll need the adapter plate that has the screw to screw into the bottom mount and then simply put it on your tri-pod. This is the best method I've found and it's worked great. This also works great with a chromecast since the usb port is right on top of the hdmi. The projector does have a jacket/pouch like thing that protects it from scratches and if you're a women, it may appear "cute".

Colors are rich and blacks are deep for a projector in this price range. It's 3D capable but I do not have the necessary equipment to test that so I do not have any input for that, sadly. You will get best display quality at night of course, unless you had a theater room. In day light with the blinds closed the colors looked very washed out but that's to be expected. I've been bouncing the image off of just my wall since this is my first projector and do not own a projector screen. I would imagine the picture being a bit more crisp on a screen vs. a white wall that is somewhat textured.

All in all I am very very impressed with it and plan to use it for weekends to come. Everyone that has seen it has complimented on it's size and picture/color quality. It really is amazing and was not something I was expecting from such a small package. Like they say, great things come in small packages..

Cons: One concern..

No lens cover? What was LG thinking when shipping out these units? It's a $599 projector but lacks a lens cover....? I dug around the small box to find documentation, a pretty big power brick but no lens cover. This alone was worth an egg to me simply because the lens should be covered/closed when NOT IN USE! Dust, spills, scratches... all of that can easily ruin a very very costly electronic device.

Other Thoughts: Other than the no lens cover the projector was straight forward to setup. Menus are easy to navigate and configure. Out of the box the colors were really on point alright and I didn't bother to make much adjustment. For first timers, turning up brightness does not help with making the picture more clear or bring the colors more true to life. You'll just wash it out more.

For the money, this is definitely something to look at if you planning to buy a projector. You won't be disappointed!

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TP-LINK Archer T8E AC1750 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b PCI Express Up to 1.3Gbps Wireless Data Rates
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: As always TP-Link never fails with great packaging on the products they sell.

I quickly threw it into my HTPC that sits by my 47" tv and installed the drivers immediately. Had no issues doing that and right after it showed all the surrounding available networks in my area. A few I saw were some I've never seen before so I am guessing the card is picking up networks further in my neighborhood which is a good sign.

Streamed a few movies on netflix, did a few matches on league of legends and card holds up well. The antennas are a big plus and am positive that without them, the range and connection wouldn't be as strong.

So far it's doing every thing it's advertised to do and saves my one of my usb ports from having a wifi adapter plugged in. Card has a nice little heatsink on that keeps it rather cool. I like that the PCB is black and not green, really just sinks into my motherboards layout. Build quality is rock solid for sure.

PCI is preferred for a wireless connection if you want a more stable and secure connection vs. USB. I've had quite a lot of dropped connections while using a USB adapter, for unknown reasons.

Cons: None really.

Some desktop motherboards now and days come with wireless cards (motherboards have slot that accepts mini wifi cards) but a lot still do not and rely on either usb or pci cards like these to achieve a wireless connection if the computer is not near the router.

Sure it's not as easy as plugging in a USB adapter and connecting to the internet right away but opening up your desktop to slide this in isn't hard either, maybe you can clean the guts while you're at it.

Other Thoughts: Great coverage and connection.

Price is a bit steep vs. other brands that offer similar specs. Anyone looking for a wireless adapter that has a pci-e interface then this is a very good choice. You won't be disappointed.

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TP-LINK RE200 AC750 Universal Wireless Dual Band Range Extender (Wall Plug)
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Received this a few months back and have been using it ever since I received it. Has been great to me so far and here is what I have to say about it.

Right out of the box the extender was very well packaged and all the documents provided clear information about the device and how to set the unit up. I have this set up near my xbox one and playstation 4 down the hall in a open area that I turned into my gaming "area". I have it paired with my Linksys DB router and had no issues getting the two to communicate.

After a few hours of gaming on the consoles and my desktop the extender does hold up rather well. My pings were similar in all games vs. my direct Ethernet connection to my pc. For the most part I didn't notice any lag or hiccups while in a match of BF4 or League of Legends.

Download/Upload speeds however, are totally opposite. I was averaging 10-15ms in ping, 18-25mbps write, and anywhere from 25-80mbps read. Those speeds AREN'T terribly bad, but I would much rather prefer good ol' ethernet connections. Product is not aimed towards gamers, especially FPS players. This works great as an extender and that's what it's intended to do. Great for business or folks with bigger houses. The ideal use for an extender is to extend your wi-fi's coverage outside of your house, business or wherever you plan to use it and again it does just that.

Extender does stay relatively cool which is good. I don't like heat and wall plug, those two don't go together.

Cons: LED light is bright and annoying if placed on a plug that is facing you. (maybe beside your tv next to your xbox)

Unit takes up both wall plug. If you plan to plug another peripheral under or above it, you're out of luck. This reminds me of computer cases that don't provide adequate space for usb ports in the front panel. Just for comparison..

Ethernet port on extender is 10/100m, I really don't know why tp-link decided on this. I say the only reason reason you'd need to use this is to connect it to another electronic that DOES NOT have a wi-fi card or wi-fi capability, instead it has a ethernet port. Regardless, it's nice that the port is an option on the extender.

I really wish they shrunk the extender a bit and kept the design at a minimal. I really don't know how to feel about the design of it and it's odd shape. I'm using a few other TP-Link networking devices and am very happy with them. All of the cons listed are rather minor and shouldn't effect most people on a day to day usage. I still recommend buying this product if you need that extra coverage outside the house.

Other Thoughts: Find an ideal spot for the extender and make sure that plug will always be free since this will take up both plugs. It'd be good to place it somewhere further away from the router but only so far so that the extender can still get a good grip to the router.

Also, I didn't include this in the cons because it really isn't one but now and days a good wi-fi card should be strong enough to pick signals from your neighbors house that is 4-5 houses down if you invested into a decent card. I've always loved antennas when it comes to wireless cards. It really does help receive and send more efficiently.

Other than that this extender did exactly what it's intended to do and I still use it today for when I feel that my connection to the router is not as strong.

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Date Joined: 11/25/07

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