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LG 42LF5600 42
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Only one Drawback 07/17/2015

This review is from: LG 42LF5600 42" Class 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV

Pros: Beautiful, accurate colors. Great value for the price if on sale. Digital audio out, which you don't always get with low end TVs. TV tuner works well if you use an antenna.

Cons: If you have large areas of gray or lighter on the screen, it looks uneven. Only 2 HDMI.

Other Thoughts: Basically this sums up the TV:
- Gorgeous colors and overall great picture.
- Wide viewing angles.
- Satisfactory fast action at 60 Hz, for both TV and gaming.
- Very good contrast.
- Even blacks (no bleeding around the edges)
- Remote is actually pretty good.
Now for the one negative. If you have a large area of the picture with a uniform bright color (from gray to white), it looks a bit patchy. This is especially noticeable with things like hockey where you have large white areas of ice. You notice slight variations and lack of uniformity.
Other than the one negative that I noticed, this is a great TV.

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NETGEAR EX7000 AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs High Quality Extender/AP 07/14/2015

This review is from: NETGEAR EX7000 AC1900 Wireless Dual Band Gigabit Range Extender

Pros: 700mW!! Wireless speeds up to a total of 1.9 Gbps (1300 Mbps on the 5 Ghz channel and 600 mbps on the 2.4 Ghz channel, and these can be combined into a single logical channel). Configuration was a breeze. Setting this up as an access point literally took about a minute, and required minimal button clicking and parameter entering on my part. No connectivity issues after 3 weeks of use.

Cons: After the initial setup, which could be easily accessed via a simple URL, getting back into the settings interface meant I had to track down the IP address so I could log in. This may not be easy for inexperienced users. Luckily it showed up in the device list of my router as an EX7000. Some AP vendors get around this by supplying a program disk which will find the AP for you and get you into the settings if you want to do such things as changing the SSID or password.

Other Thoughts: This range extender/AP is perfect for people using high speed DSL. The problem for most people using DSL is that DSL modems almost always function as routers also, and the router functionality may not be good enough for your environment. Using a device like the EX7000 solves that problem by acting as a high powered access point. Having an access point instead of a second router allows you to keep everything on one network rather than creating a separate subnet. This means all your devices can talk to each other, and this gives you better and simpler access to media servers, printers, file sharing, etc. This is really important for port forwarding also if you play multiplayer games that require it.
The powerful radio transmitters in the EX7000 will give coverage to the largest of homes. 700mW is 7/10ths of a Watt, which is roughly 10X more powerful than most garden variety routers.
In my testing, I was able to squeeze out almost 350 Mbps on the 5 Ghz band and about 75 Mbps on the 2.4 band. I was also able to stream HD TV via a HDHomerun Prime using wireless connections with no issues when on 5 Ghz.
I’ve had this in place for over 3 weeks with no dropped connections, and I haven’t had to reset it.
Overall it’s a great, high quality access point.

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HP Manufacturer Recertified Photosmart 5520 Up to 23 ppm 4800 x 1200 dpi Wireless Thermal Inkjet All-In-One Color Printer
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Decent printer if you can get the bloated driver to load.

Cons: The driver on the HP website just flat out does not work for USB connections.

Other Thoughts: Wasted over 2 hours trying to get the downloaded driver and software package from the HP website to work. It gets as far as asking you to plug in the USB cable from the printer, and then it just sits there and doesn't recognize the printer. Finally found the CD that came with the printer and everything loaded without any problems. How does faulty software make it onto the website??

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Display Name: Kevin D.

Date Joined: 08/07/05

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