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This review is from: Black USB Wireless Gaming Controller Receiver Adapter For PC Windows 7 Xbox 360
Pros: -Works fine with my 360 controller once set up properly.
-Windows 8 compatible even though product title says "Windows 7".
Cons: -Need to seek out MS drivers yourself.
-Refuses to pair with your controller sometimes even if you follow the right procedure, though you can resolve this. (see Other Thoughts)
Other Thoughts: To setup:
-See Spencer F's review below - these instructions worked for me.
-In his next-to-last step, you may see multiple "Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows" options. I chose the version with the latest date.
If your controller won't pair with the receiver no matter what you do, try this:
1) Go to the Device Manager
2) Look for "unknown device" in the list.
2a) If it's not there, you may just not be doing the pairing procedure right. If you're sure you are, then look for "Xbox 360 Peripherals", expand it, and right-click on "Xbox 360 Wireless Receiver for Windows"
3) Follow the instruction's in Spencer F's review to set up the drivers again, starting at his step 3.
4) Try pairing procedure again.
This got my controller to pair again.
Seems like for whatever reason Windows forgets what drivers the controller is using. My theory is that moving the receiver to a different USB port from the one that it was plugged into when you originally installed the drivers causes it to appear like a brand new device to Windows, requiring you to go through the setup procedure all over again.
Pros: I've been pleased with these monitors, and ended buying a 2nd one after loving the 1st. I'm a software engineer and like using them in portrait mode, which gives me a ton of workspace to let code flow down the screen. The size gives me lots of space for photoshop too. The colors are vibrant and very sharp. My video card has a DVI and a VGA output, so having two monitors lets me compare. DVI is obviously better, but the analog-DVI comes mighty close, especially with the auto-adjustment feature on the monitor making the diff. almost unnoticeable. Viewing angle is excellent; no trouble at all seeing the picture from the sides. Response time is excellent; no visible ghosting even for games w/ dark environments (ex. Doom 3). The 2 USB ports are extremely handy; don't have to bend over behind my computer desk to plug things in. The 2 video inputs is great too if you have multiple computers and Synergy or a KVM switch. I'd argue that price/value is at its peak for this monitor.
Cons: Noticed a little tearing in portrait mode when trying to play 3D games. This disappears completely when in landscape mode. The 1st monitor I bought had 1 dead pixel, which is noticeable only when the screen is 100% black in that area, and looks like a fleck of dust. 2nd monitor was perfect and has been for the past year. Also, while the colors on the 1st were very vivid, the 2nd one I bought seems better. The 1st didn't come with CDs either so I wonder if I got slipped a refurbished one. Cable management slots can make rotating the monitor annoying if you do it frequently.
Other Thoughts: Games don't look too bad at non-native resolutions down to 1024x768, though 1600x1200 is extremely crisp and clearly better (obviously). To get the most out of this monitor for gaming, make sure you have a video card that can handle 1600 well. If you plan on buying 2 of these, make sure your card has 2 DVI outputs to get the most-consistent look.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: Michael L.
Date Joined: 08/18/05
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