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SYBA SY-PEX15019 RS-232 Serial 8-Port PCI-Express Card - Retail
  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

3 out of 5 eggs Does what it's supposed to, but flawed drivers 09/26/2011

This review is from: SYBA SY-PEX15019 RS-232 Serial 8-Port PCI-Express Card - Retail

Pros: Works with Win 7 x64
Multiple cards can be used in one system

Cons: Included drivers may not work with Win 7
Driver setup (in Win7) is painful, requires manually installing the driver for the card, then for each port (manual 'update driver' for 9 devices per card.)
Properties page of ports don't show which card the port belongs to (PCI version of the card did.)
Properties dialogs of ports in device manager sometimes revert to generic version, without the ability to change port numbers.

Other Thoughts: I had a lot of trouble installing these drivers, The disc that comes with the card doesn't list Windows 7, and Windows does not find appropriate drivers on the disc. I found Win 7 drivers on the web, but Windows still would not recognize them. Had to force the drivers to the device. It's possible the drivers are on the disc, but I haven't checked to see if I can force those drivers on.
Running 2 of these cards and one PCI 8 port card in one system (24 ports,) with a mix of 38k, 57k and 115k port speeds and, once I got them up and running they have had no issues.

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ACER X1261-3D XGA 1024x768 2500 ANSI Lumens NVIDIA 3D Vision Ready DLP Projector
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Great for 3d Vision, and supports DLP-Link (though I have not used the latter.) Quite bright, on my 60" temporary screen I can keep it in eco mode when using 3d-vision (which reduces the effective brightness significantly.) Zero ghosting in 3d.

Cons: No Harmony remote profile, the eco mode code from the x1260 won't work on this, have to go into the menu to change it. Low resolution. 4x3 aspect ratio means cinema aspect ratio movies (2.35:1,) only use a bit more than half the screen.

Other Thoughts: Toying with getting 2 more of these for an amazing 3d-vision surround setup. Pretty much ideal for 3d-vision surround, as the narrow aspect ratio makes the screen a bit more normal when 3 are used side by side (4:1 AR, whereas 16x9 displays will have a 5.3:1 AR.)
Coupon codes can make this an absolute steal.

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Total Overdose PC Game
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Good game, but awful vehicle physics 09/21/2009

This review is from: Total Overdose PC Game

Pros: Pretty decent game that brings something different than all the other GTA-like games. Fighting is unique (though I've never played Max Payne, and I've heard there are similarities.) There are a ton of special moves including slow-mo and rewind. Tons of weapons too.

Cons: Terrible vehicle physics. Cars bounce on their sides, will skid out forever even when barely moving, and sounds don't match up to what's happening.

Other Thoughts: It's a fun game overall, but the vehicle physics are very annoying. If the game wasn't so cheap on here, I would have only given it 3 eggs.
I guess it's possible there might be something broken in the game due to my running it on Vista x64, because the car physics really seemed broken

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Display Name: Jonathan B.

Date Joined: 03/01/03

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  • First Review: 09/10/07
  • Last Review: 10/15/12
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