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BYTECC HM-VGA005 HDMI-A to VGA Female Adapter/Converter
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs it will probably work 09/13/2015

This review is from: BYTECC HM-VGA005 HDMI-A to VGA Female Adapter/Converter

Pros: it's a powered adapter and has a very good chance of doing the job.

it seemed to be able to get pictures on a monitor that was not able to display the minimum resolution for this device.
but the monitor was making screaming noises so i discontinued trying to find a mode that worked. my fault, not the devices fault.
the monitor couldn't display the required mode.
i feel sure that it will work when i get something that will.

Cons: i didn't know it wouldn't work till i got it and read the docs.

Other Thoughts: it didn't work with the old super VGA monitor i wanted it to work with, but that could be because the old monitor couldn't get up to the adapters lowest resolution. this is a powered adapter and needs to plug into a USB port for power. DOT NOT BUY A DISPLAY ADAPTER OF THIS TYPE THAT IS UNPOWERED. i expect this to work with a flat panel display that does not have the HDMI input, but does have the vga input because it will display at or above the minimum resolution of this device. . .good purchase

Spore PC Game
  • Owned For: more than 1 year

1 out of 5 eggs fix for DRM problem 11/04/2014

This review is from: Spore PC Game

Pros: i loved the game and there is a way around the DRM.
i payed for the game when it first came out.
so i am an honest owner.

Cons: the DRM.

the lock that won't allow you to install it forced me to use illegal methods to use a game i am an honest owner of.
and it doesn't stop people from getting around it.
it is a bad idea and i hope it is never repeated.

Other Thoughts: if you look around you will find there is an illegal fix for this DRM problem.
i was forced to use it, and you can use it too.
i will give no more details, but this is a problem that drives honest people like me to use illegal methods to get around something that should not be there in the first place.

CORSAIR TX Series CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply & New 4th Gen CPU Certified Haswell Ready
  • Verified Owner
  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: it's corsair and they have a good reputation so i will replace this with another corsair power supply.
but NOT anything that brags about being SILENT or QUIET.

Cons: it's corsair and they have a good reputation so i was quite disappointed.
it seems that they are using customers to replace in house quality control.
this power supply blew out my motherboard and i am hoping that it did not blow out my new graphics card also.
the graphics card has 1152 cuda cores and 4 gigs of ddr5.
but i have to wait till i get a new mother board and power supply to find out since this old machine i am using now is certainly not going to support a graphics card like that for even a short test run.
so we will see.
i suppose it is too late to get an rma number, and even if i did i would not want another one of these, i would prefer to have the money applied to a corsair power supply that claims to be loud as hell but reliable.
and yes i am going to buy another corsair PSU.

Other Thoughts: i was quite disappointed with what happened and have spent several hours, 6 or more looking around at the negative comments on other products. mother boards, graphics cards and other components.
it seems that there is a trend towards shoddy quality control across all types of computer components, not just corsair.

so my idea is to look at the negative reports and see if the company is doing more than just making some sympathetic reply in the comments area to people.
many of the negative comments you will see include descriptions of long drawn out back and forth involving people who bought new parts getting used and damaged and even DOA parts in return for items that they paid full price for.
sometimes several times in a row.

so i have read the negative comments here and decided that even though i am expected to replace quality control for this company, i just might get treated with respect once i have found a faulty device.

so 2 eggs instead of one.


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Display Name: raymond l.

Date Joined: 06/02/12

  • Reviews: 14
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  • First Review: 06/20/12
  • Last Review: 09/13/15
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