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This review is from: LG 55" Class (54.6" diagonal) 1080p TruMotion 120hz Cinema 3D Smart TV 55LA6900
Pros: Clean, crisp picture. vibrant colors, dark blacks. The (almost) edge to edge screen makes the TV appear larger than it is. There is about 1/4 inch band around the TV, maybe smaller, that's it.
3D conversion (2D->3D) Obviously this isn't going to be perfect - but it's still really good, especially on 1080 movies (For instance Ender's Game - b/c they didn't shoot that in 3D for some reason??). Normal 3D - beautiul - simply put. Add to that the glasses don't require batteries and can be viewed from any angle in the room (within reason).
Smart Features; So far, I haven't had a need to use much of them as I run a Media PC to this TV. But what I have used, on screen cable remote, a few of the apps, couple of movies, etc - they've been pretty nice. I mean, I'm not ordering pizza from my TV, but I know it can be done - so that's cool...
The Magic remote is pretty cool - I think the remote with the keyboard would have been better (that comes with the LG Google TV), but this one is pretty useful in it's own right (such as being able to setup your cable remote to the LG remote).
Cons: There's not many, but the ones there are - are pretty significant in my opinion. . .
1) Built in Wi-fi; is horrible. My TV is less than 20 feet from my router, and when streaming anything, such as movies, I get about 3 minutes in and the buffering begins. My wireless tests at 17 Mbps, so I know it's not network related. This occurs if I'm using the built in offerings that LG provides for movies/3d movies, or Netflix - it's flat out horrible, in my opinion. However - I went Ethernet and wired straight in to alleviate that issue altogether.
2) Movie selection is limited on the LG options. To like 5 at a time? maybe they've added more over the past few months, but I stopped checking b/c there wasn't anything on there worth the money to rent.
3) "App store" should be considered "non-existent" since there's nothing of use on it, really. I mean it comes with Facebook, Netflix, (I think) Twitter - but that's about it. nothing more.
Other Thoughts: I know that I have more Cons listed than Pros. Having said that, I would definitely buy this TV again. Especially at the $ I got it on sale for. The TV, as a TV - is something quite awesome. The TV as I have it setup, (hard wired to the network with a media PC setup with it) - spectacular. Being that the Cons were very noticeable, I had to take one star off.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Rosewill REDBONE - Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Pros: Price, design, easy to work with. For the price, you do get "ease of use" surprisingly. From easily removable front panel to access the Optical drive bays; to quick locks on the drive bays. Although, I found it more secure to go ahead and throw two screws into the other side of the drive bays. Call me old fashion, but a drive shouldn't budge while it's running (HDD, not SSD that is).
Cons: Doesn't come with a slot/bay for a 2.5`` SSD. Although the instructions that come with it do mention a 2.5`` bay, don't spend to much time looking for it, if you have this model, it's not there. With SSD's so prevalent now, I don't understand why case manufactures don't just include a spot for it. Simple - 4 holes on the base of the case, include 4 rubber spacers for vibration reduction. 20 cent investment, charge an extra dollar, sell hundreds more. But that is only 1 star worthy.
Depending on the board you get, you may find that the front chasis fan power cable is barely (if at all) long enough to reach the plugin on the board. Mine was long enough, but only b/c I don't have a GPU installed. I would like for it to have been longer and very well could have spliced in extra length. But not required at this point - so not star worthy.
Other Thoughts: Overall - I'd buy this case again if building on a fairly tight budget. One thing the manufacture could consider doing is offering different color panels. For instance, It comes with Red, when I was pulling the panel off to access the optical drive bay, the red panels came off with ease. whether they should have or not is another story - but being that they did, it would be cool if they offered swap-able panel colors.
Both side panels on the case are removable, so some wire management is possible. However, not much.
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Date Joined: 08/11/08
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