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ENCORE Wireless Smart TV Stick (Portable Wireless Android PC) ENMMP-U41
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Android TV Stick 04/13/2014

This review is from: ENCORE Wireless Smart TV Stick (Portable Wireless Android PC) ENMMP-U41

Pros: Turns your TV into a smart TV running android.

All you need is a mouse to run this interface. The launcher is quite nice.

Runs HD videos well from a local source.

Netflix runs fine.

Cons: On some HD videos there is a noticeable lag between Audio and Video.

The device tends to get very warm when using this device to view live network streams/XBMC. Anything 480p and under runs fine in XBMC. Once you start playing 720p and above videos there will be frame drop out/ audio stutter/ mouse lag then an eventual reset after 2+ hrs.

Claims to run up to 1.6 but it only runs up to 1Ghz and spends much of it's time below that (252Mhz). Many of these android TV sticks run below their rated speed due to thermal constraints.

Other Thoughts: Newegg delivered the product on time and they are always extremely helpful and professional. I have been shopping here for years and they are very reliable.

Tried contacting encore with my concerns about overheating. They never responded. Don't expect any support from encore.

This TV stick doesn't come with a heatsink on the processor/ram and this runs at a max of 1Ghz. Its spends most of its time running at 252-500Mhz due to heat. If you force it to run at 1Ghz then it will overheat/lag/restart relatively quickly.

There is no reset button on this device to flash another rom but no need since there are no custom roms.

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ARCTIC COOLING Alpine 7 GT (UC-AR7GT-AC-01) 80mm CPU Cooler for Intel
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: good price/quality ratio.

Nice and quiet and has PWM control.

At max speed inaudible from 2 feet.

Cons: push-pin.

doesn't do a good job at cooling hot Ivy Bridge quad cores but then again wasn't designed for it.

Other Thoughts: All Aluminum w a max TDP of 70W but I used this on a 77W locked processor and got acceptable temps. Quieter than stock.

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Universal Tablet Stand
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs sturdy works 02/17/2014

This review is from: Universal Tablet Stand

Pros: relatively sturdy, made of metal. has 2 settings for height.

Nice design.

Cons: can be tipped over to the side if not careful but that is the nature of a three-legged stand.

Other Thoughts: came with a pouch for transporting, kind of like the ones you receive with sunglasses.

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Anthony B.'s Profile

Display Name: Anthony B.

Date Joined: 11/09/07

  • Reviews: 15
  • Helpfulness: 5
  • First Review: 06/07/10
  • Last Review: 04/13/14
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