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StarTech 7 Port PCI USB Card Adapter Model PCIUSB7
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  • Owned For: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggs Great card, plug-and-play on Linux 07/12/2014

This review is from: StarTech 7 Port PCI USB Card Adapter Model PCIUSB7

Pros: Good price, lots of ports, including an internal USB connector and header (which is what I really needed). The longest part of the entire installation process was finding a screw to hold the card in and dropping it several times into my case. :) Up and running in no-time on Linux Mint 17.

Cons: Only nit I can think of is that the header points down when I put the card in my case, and I put it in the bottom slot, so it took a little bit of effort to connect the front panel to the card. Whooptie doo.

Other Thoughts: Needed this card after the USB on my mobo decided to just stop one day, and this card had the header connector I needed for my front panel. Works immediately with Linux Mint 17, now I am back up and running with USB.

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Changhong 50
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Big, awesome, and inexpensive 03/31/2014

This review is from: Changhong 50" 1080p LED HDTV - LED50YC2000UA

Pros: Price! (wow)
Big, well made TV.
Great picture.
Speakers are good.
Nice remote.
Nice set of inputs.
Nice simple stand, if you don't use a mount.

Cons: Component AV. Hooked up DVD player using componet input, but it would only play in black and white. Tried other things as well, thought component input was bad and probably would have just bought another HDMI cable. Turns out instead of hitting AV on the remote to switch to it, you need to use the Input button, then select Component from the on-screen menu. Voila! Not a huge deal, but took a while to figure it out (Thanks to newegg q/a section). Wish there was a way to set the AV button to use component by default. No biggie though, but was frustrating until it was figured out.
Haven't yet found a remote code that works with Charter Cable remote, have tried at least 20.
Combine these things, it's an egg off... more like a half-egg off. But really, for the price I don't think you can touch this deal.

Other Thoughts: Was skeptical as others about the brand, but knowing that they have a history, and the reviews here made me more confident. Replaced my old 32" Element (? something from Target years ago) with this, and it is awesome. My first big TV and am very happy. Got it as a combo with the Rosewill mount, which was even better. Was able to set this up on the stand for a week until I got to the mount. Instructions are light, but luckily didn't really need them. Sound is decent, we have this in our basement and it is definitely loud enough. We only play it at about 10% and it's loud.
Newegg rocks of course... Has this TV and stand TWO DAYS after ordering. Fantastic.

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Rosewill RHTB-11013T Black 37
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Nothing much to assemble, two pieces. One for wall, one for TV.
Plenty of extra hardware (see cons)
Sturdy, well made.

Cons: The kit came with plenty of hardware for different TVs. But it still didn't have everything I needed for the TV that I got with it as a combo deal (ChangHong 50"). The short bolts were too short, the long too long. Long spacers included were too long, short ones didn't fit the bolts. I ended up using 4 nuts that slid over the bolts as spacers, and all was fine. Only 1 egg off for that, might not apply to you.

Other Thoughts: Overall, very satisfied with this mount. Tilt works well, simple mounting system, easy to install (as can be expected). Plenty of hardware left over to add to my assortment. Comes with magntic level, which was nice.
Newegg as usual is FAST... got the mount and TV two days after ordering it.

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Display Name: Michael W.

Date Joined: 01/04/01

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  • First Review: 03/31/14
  • Last Review: 07/12/14
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