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LG PW800 1280 x 800 WXGA 800 ANSI Lumens, DTV Tuner, WiDi/Miracast, HDMI/USB Inputs, Built in Speakers, 3D Ready Portable LED Projector
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Size & weight - This thing is tiny compared to my old projector. Not much different to an old Roku 2 in size. That's crazy. I was used to 15lb monsters.

Brightness - I have a pretty bright, sunny living room but if I close the blinds I am able to watch this little guy as long as I crank the brightness to max. I am amazed.

Remote - Works very well, I haven't had any issues where I had to hit buttons multiple times. It lets you access pretty much any setting you'd need.

Projection angle and distance - You can get pretty close, like 5 or 6 feet from the scree with this little guy and get a nice, bright, clear picture. Also you can put the unit below the screen and tilt it and it adjusts the picture. You can tilt it a reasonable amount and have it still look good (45 - 60 degrees I would estimate).

Can be mounted to a tripod (screw hole in unit).

Multiple connection options - HDMI, VGA, RCA, Coax, headphone jack, USB 2.0 (it can play some file types directly from the USB), Miracast/WiDi for wireless streaming from devices like Android phones.

Can handle 3D content.

Cons: Noise - Not a deal killer, but its fan is a little loud for my tastes, but honestly its no louder than my older, bigger projector so I may have been expecting too much.

Power brick is bulky. No lens cover. No built in tilt adjustment.

Other Thoughts: I am amazed at how much they've crammed into this tiny unit. I'd be even happier if it was cheaper, but for the price its still a great deal.

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TP-LINK Archer C5 AC1200 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5Ghz 867Mbps, 2 USB Ports, IPv6, Guest Network
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: At $79.99 this router is amazing.

The range on both 2.4GHz and 5GHz surpassed my Asus RT-N66U which worked great but had a hard time reaching the far corners of my not very large (1500 sq ft.) house. The Archer C5 reaches those former dead spots with 2 or 3 bars of signal strength now (testing with a roku 3 and some android phones running speedtest.net).

At the point where my old router would drop signal on 5GHz I am not seeing throughput of around 85Mbps which is more than enough for the HD streaming and PS3 and Xbox 360 gaming I do in that location.

The GUI is very user friendly and easy to navigate. I had my ports forwarded and DDNS set up within minutes and performed a firmware update right after that with no issues.

Cons: Some other reviewers boasted that the were able to connect to this router far outside their homes. I doubted this would be the case for me and I was right, but it does work very well inside the house and right outside I still get 1 or 2 bars so I am happy. No other router has allowed me to connect outside the house, I think my walls must be lined with lead.

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TP-LINK Archer T8E AC1750 Wireless Dual Band PCI Express Adapter IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11n, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11b PCI Express Up to 1.3Gbps Wireless Data Rates
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Easy install in open PCIe 1X slot.
Immediate improvement in ping and internet speed when checking on speedtest.net vs. the USB 3.0 card I was using before that is rated for 300Mpbs. USB 3.0 card I never saw above 60Mpbs and 20ms ping in the test. With this card I get around 130Mpbs and 8ms ping in the same test.

My connection to the router topped out at 150Mpbs with the old card and with this card although I don't get full speed (its a 450 + 450 router) I get a connection listed at 243Mpbs in Windows 7 64bit.

Cons: Throughput is nowhere near what the connection speed is listed as, e.g. link shows 243Mbps but throughput is actually about 120Mpbs. Not a big deal as this is purely used in my wife's system for web browsing.

Other Thoughts: Slightly disappointing that in spite of fiddling with various settings and channels the best speed I could get was 243Mpbs to my 450/450 router but that may be due to being too close to the router and having signal reflection.

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Trevor V.'s Profile

Display Name: Trevor V.

Date Joined: 03/07/01

  • Reviews: 57
  • Helpfulness: 22
  • First Review: 06/25/05
  • Last Review: 01/29/15
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