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LG 3D Blu-ray Player BP540
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggs Very Happy and then Very Disappointed 06/07/2015

This review is from: LG 3D Blu-ray Player BP540

Pros: When I first received this player I was very pleased that it worled so well with all my discs. Then after a few months it stopped playing the audio portion of DVDs. Blu-Ray disks played fine with audio just not DVDs. I am now trying to get an RMA with LG support.

Cons: After a few months it stopped playing the audio portion of DVDs. Blu-Ray disks played fine with audio just not DVDs. I am now trying to get an RMA with LG support.

Other Thoughts: I tried swapping HDMI cables and all 3 cables gave the same results. And when I played the same "problem" DVDs in my PC they worked fine, audio and all. So next time I buy a Blu-Ray player for my TV I will NOT be buying LG but will likely go with some other big name like Sony.

ENERMAX REVOLUTION X't ERX430AWT 430W ATX12V 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Gold-rated efficiency is nice, semi-modular is nice, though fully modular would have been better, relatively quiet fan is also good.

Cons: The fact that this is really "semi-modular" is a bit of a disappointment. The photos here on Newegg were not clear enough to see this. I would have preferred to leave out the power cable that is intended to go to a video card. I put this into my daughter's eMachines PC in order to upgrade the stock power supply that came in it. Her single-slot video card does not have a socket for an auxiliary power cord and it does not need one. So I would have preferred to have been able to disconnect this cable from the power supply but can't. Oh well. It sits unused and disconnected inside her case, still attached to her new Enermax power supply.

Other Thoughts: My daughter bought an eMachines Model ET1831-07 Desktop PC [N82E16883114084] (without consulting Dad first, of course) and I was sad to discover that the manufacturer only gave her a stock 250 Watts power supply. Seriously? So of course I upgraded her P/S to this Enermax. I chose this one for Gold efficiency and for it being semi-modular. If I ever need to upgrade her P/S again, I'll probably step her up to a fully-modular Gold-rated Active PFC P/S that is at least 550-650 Watts or higher. Probably a SeaSonic Brand as I have been very pleased with a couple of those in full-server cases of a couple of "power user" builds. SeaSonic 860W Platinum SS-860XP2 [N82E16817151111] they were, but for my daughter's PC I would go with one of these - SeaSonic X Series X650 Gold ((SS-650KM Active PFC F3)) [N82E16817151088] - a very nice P/S at a very reasonable price for the quality within.

Tripp Lite U022-015 15 ft. Black USB 2.0 Gold A B Device Cable
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Connects Printer to PC Just Fine 04/23/2015

This review is from: Tripp Lite U022-015 15 ft. Black USB 2.0 Gold A B Device Cable

Pros: I needed a longer USB 2.0 cable to connect my PC to my printer, and they were not close to one another so I needed a longer one than I already had. I chose this one because I have learned that the Tripp Lite Brand equates with quality construction and effective quality assurance. Now I can print even though the printer is across the living room from my PC. I could have chosen a different, maybe cheaper cable from some other brand, but I knew that Tripp Lite wouldn't let me down and they didn't. I'm very pleased.

Cons: The only Con here is that the official limit of the USB 2.0 standard specification only guarantees it to work over a distance of 5 meters maximum or about 16 feet. This cable, at 15 feet, is within those limitations. Anything longer than that should have some kind of active extender, powered either from the USB port itself or powered from an AC Adapter. With that, your USB signal can go farther, beyond that 5 meters limit, and you'll still get your print jobs through.

Other Thoughts: I look forward to a future form of data cable that is as easy to use as the "plug and play" USB standard and yet can still boost the signal enough to make it go beyond 5 meters without needing a specially boosted signal cable. This current limitation to overall length is a nuisance at best. At it's worst, it's a serious hassle. It forces you to keep your printer within about 15 feet of your PC or server, take your pick. This seriously constrains the arrangement of your office furniture, whether it's a home office or a full-time business.


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Display Name: Harry S.

Date Joined: 02/06/05

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  • Last Review: 06/07/15
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