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This review is from: ONKYO TX-NR5007 9.2-Channel Black A/V Surround Home Network Receiver
Pros: I upgraded from a Pioneer Elite VSX-90TXV to this Onkyo TX-NR5007 a couple years ago, and couldn't be any happier with results over-all.
Mostly and originally because of the HDMI audio and connectivity I would gain, but I gained more than just that. Toroidal transformer inside for the amplifier was one of them, the power output has been impressive. This could push my larger speakers /better/ than the older Pioneer.
Granted, I always used an external amp for my main fronts, which makes the pre-amp outputs mighty handy for on this receiver. I still use full-range floor standing speaker towers in my setup. Not the skinny towers you see today.
I'm also quite pleased with having S-video still for certain game consoles I have, part of another reason why I chose Onkyo because they still offered it when I bought this model. Plus a Photo stage which works well for my old Turn Table.
I love the available surround sound modes, but for music I listen to Stereo mode or sometimes DTS Neo 6 music DSX.
Cons: HDMI Board does get hot, so I always ended up keeping a fan on top of it, even though it's not in any cabinet of sorts. I always tend to play it safe with my audio equipment.
I do wish Onkyo would include a Optical out on their receivers, and a main 12 volt trigger that turns on and off with the receiver itself.
This review is from: Transcend 2GB Compact Flash (CF) Flash Card Model TS2GCF133
Pros: This Compact Flash card makes a very nice MS-DOS 6.22 drive on my 486 and Pentium based machines (That support 2GB or larger drives).
I paired this card with this adapter that can be bought here on NewEgg: SYBA SD-CF-IDE-BR IDE to Compact Flash Adapter
Since the CF card is already partitioned to FAT16 and formated, MS-DOS installation was able to start right away.
However I had to go into FDISK and run "FDISK /MBR" Command to write the Master Boot Record, since I didn't use FDISK to begin with.
With out doing that, the drive won't boot. But it will when you write the Master Boot Record. =)
Other Thoughts: Makes a great harddrive replacement for older machines.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: SYBA SD-CF-IDE-BR IDE to Compact Flash Adapter (Bracket Version)
Pros: I have gotten this for my DOS machines, and the install was quite easy. The autodetect in the BIOS recognized it as a harddrive right away! Using a 2GB Trascend CF card in it now.
I had to run FDISK /MBR command to get the Master Boot Record in place, since I didn't use FDISK to repartition it. Therefore it wouldn't boot due to missing MBR.
Once that was in place, it works great!
Cons: People who complain about it not supporting Ultra DMA when it clearly does, provided you have a Compact Flash card that does.
As for the Product itself, there are no cons.
Other Thoughts: This device is my choice for perfect harddrive replacement on any of my older gaming machines that need 10GB or less space. DOS to Windows 98SE.
This Adapter in particular is very nice, as I can simply power down the machine, remove the CF card and stick it in a memory card reader to add any drivers/software that won't fit on a floppy disk or a machine that has no USB ports at all.
I feel this is a great product and I will be buying more.