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This review is from: BYTECC Model PT6 6 ft. Premium Toslink Audio Cable - Black Jacket
Pros: It's a cable and it does what it is suppose to do. What more could you ask of it.
Other Thoughts: Used to hook up my Blu Ray player to my wireless headphones with a Toslink splitter box. No loss of signal that I can determine.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Nice size, beautiful display. Great price with the $20 off. Has its own driver for it so that is a plus that you are not stuck with a Windows default monitor driver.
Cons: Only one cable and it is Sub D so if you want to use DVI (only connector my GeForce card has), you have to buy a cable for it. No speaker cable, no HDMI cable, no DVI cable. You get a power cable and a Sub D cable. The only other issue is that when you are looking over some text, when you scroll the text, it blurs out and leaves shadows. This is resolved as soon as you stop scrolling though. This is more of an annoyance than anything else. This is noticeable in all Picture Modes, whether it be Photo, Standard, Movie, Eco, RGB. Pixel clarity is lacking when text is on the move.
Other Thoughts: It was a toss up between the HP Pavilion 25xi that has the IPS display or this monitor with the VA display. I really thought that I would prefer the IPS over this monitor but I was wrong. I like this display much better than the IPS.
The reason that I gave this monitor only one egg is because you can not see the BIOS post screen when the computer starts up. You can enter into BIOS and see the menus (providing you guess when to press the delete key on the keyboard) but YOU CAN NOT SEE THE POST FUNCTION on the display. The monitor only comes alive when the Windows 7 Splash screen shows up. This creates problems because you have no access to the POST screens so you do not know if there is a problem, you can not select your RAID function, you can not select your OS for load on multi boot systems, you can not select anything during the POST function on start-up. You are left with trying to press the proper key at what you think is the proper time to try to get to the BIOS/POST functions that you want. It is this monitor that has the problem as I also have an HP Pavilion 25xi that I also hooked up via DVI and the HP monitor shows the POST functions. I contacted BenQ customer support and spoke with them at length on line using the chat feature and was promised a call back from the "higher level" tech support. Never happened. So I called tech support and was told that this issue needed to be sent up to "higher level" technical support. I was transferred to "Andy" at "higher level" support and got his voice mail. Needless to say, I am still waiting for a call back so customer support is lacking. Looks like this monitor is going back, as I can not get to talk to anyone at BenQ for support to try to resolve this issue. Have been through all the on line documentation and also the "secret menu" options to no avail. I will not take a chance that I will get another defective monitor so I will request a refund due to a defective part.
Too bad to, as I really liked this monitor and would have given it 5 eggs.
This review is from: Pioneer 15X BD-R SATA Blu-ray Burner BDR-2208, Retail Kit.
Pros: Great unit. You can not go wrong with a Pioneer. They have been in the electronics business for many decades and it shows in the quality of their products. The best current write speed of 15X. The included Media Suite 8 software is limited in scope and is two versions behind the current software available If you are looking for a Blu Ray writer, this is the unit that you want to look at. Price is great.
Cons: None.READ FULL REVIEW