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NETGEAR PTV3000-100NAS Push2TV Wireless Display Adapter
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

5 out of 5 eggs Cool little device. 06/06/2013

This review is from: NETGEAR PTV3000-100NAS Push2TV Wireless Display Adapter

Pros: This is a pretty neat idea, and I have already found many uses for this. This is great for connecting a phone to a TV to show off pictures and home video, and I can see this being very handy for a presentation in a work environment as well. The PTV3000 is quite small and the device is easily hidden. I first tried connecting my TV to my Samsung Galaxy S3, and the setup literally too me 15 seconds. Plug-in, turn on TV, connect phone. It was as simple as that. I played a few games, and played a full 1080p mp4 movie file from my phone and all worked great. I was able to connect my Lenovo laptop running Windows 8 without issue as well. I did notice that there was a slight delay with my laptop to my TV, but I did not find that a problem because at that point I was only watching the TV. With both the phone and Laptop I did not notice any display problems with choppy frame rates, or degraded image quality while watching full 1080p movies, However; this is not a suitable device to use as a wireless monitor connection for games because my laptop only wants to use the Intel integrated graphics, and I cannot switch it to the gtx660m for gaming. If you are going to play a game that requires power and would be affected by the delay it is best to just use an HDMI cable from laptop to the TV. I have also used this to hook my phone up to and Asus monitor and my Epson overhead projector, and both worked without issue. So far I am enjoying the usefulness of the PTV3000 and I am pleased with the device overall.

Cons: I would have liked the PTV3000 to come with an HDMI cabl, but the only real issue that I have had was connecting the PTV3000 to my Denon receiver. I was able to see the connection screen being outputted from my receiver to my TV, but every time my phone or laptop connected the connection would close and it would just go back to the connection screen. I am not docking an egg for this as my Denon receiver has been picky with HDMI handshakes before, and seeing as this is the only combination that did not work I put the problem with my AVR-1911 receiver.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y580 (59345715) Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 3630QM (2.40GHz) 6GB Memory 750GB HDD NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M 2GB 15.6
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Great budget gaming laptop. This thing has plenty of power with the i7 and gtx660m. I also prefer the gtx660m over the other models with the 550m SLI. SLI has some issues with games here and there and I have never been fully satisfied with it. The fit and finish on this laptop is great, and truly is a bargain for the money.

Cons: The hard drive is slow, don't care replaced with a 256GB ssd.
The Screen size is not 1920x1080. I knew it was the 1366x720 because I searched this product online. Newegg made the mistake when they listed this item. I was a little bummed that it did not have the 1080p screen but I knew it was a long shot. Anyway I find gaming on a full 1080p 15in screen to be too much, I like the lower rez for games on this size screen.

Other Thoughts: To all those who have trouble booting to install windows 7 or 8 from USB. This is a new BIOS, and you need to load into BIOS, and disable Secure Boot, and Enable Legacy Support in order to boot from a USB drive. Annoying, but quick fix.

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Lenovo IdeaPad Y500 (59359559) Gaming Laptop Intel Core i7 3630QM (2.40GHz) 16GB Memory 1TB HDD 16GB SSD Dual NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M SLI 2GB 15.6
  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: I'm sure this is an awesome laptop. I have bought many Lenovos, and they are top notch. I am posting this here to clear up mis-information. You can in fact boot from a USB drive. You have to understand the new eufi bios. Boot into bios, Disable Secure Boot, and enable Legacy support. Now you can boot from USB

Cons: None, besides so called high understanding reviewers that can't figure out bios settings.

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