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Samsung HW-FM45C  2.1Ch Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer and Bluetooth
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: Well packaged, included all OEM accessories + batteries for remote
Great looks.
Easy to set up.
Seems to work on my TV so I'm hoping it works on my dad's TV because this is a gift.

Cons: Remote seems cheap - has a cheap feel when you hold it/push buttons.
Batteries included are some terrible off-brand. How expensive is it - really - to include 2 decent AAA batteries?
Sound bar seems to be designed for hanging rather than placing on a shelf which is odd seeing as the majority of people don't hang their TVs.

Other Thoughts: I may put rubber feet on the bottom of the soundbar to keep it from moving around on the glass shelf where it will be placed.

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MICROSOFT XBOX N3J-00001 FORZA HORIZON X360
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

3 out of 5 eggs This is NOT your typical Forza 12/07/2012

This review is from: MICROSOFT XBOX N3J-00001 FORZA HORIZON X360

Pros: This is a good game. Well put together and very polished.
The premise of the game is a music festival and I have to say that I enjoy the music in the game.
Fantastic character designs. Some of the best human modeling I've seen on a game. Why can't other games get it this right?
There's always something happening and the game is designed to keep you playing to get more and go faster.

Cons: I did not install this game to my xbox hard drive so it may be the root of my complaints, but the menus and loading screens are VERY slow. I'm used to the quick and light menu functions of Forza 4. It's excruciatingly slow moving when you are trying to move through the menus. I get it that they are going for a different type of atmosphere in the game, but they've overcomplicated it and I really don't like it.

The music is repetitive. Not a bother to me, but some people may get freak out after hearing the same song for the 100th time.

The "open world" of Colorado looks big but its pretty small after just a few hours of play time.

Other Thoughts: I had really high hopes for this game and while it isn't a BAD game, I'll be trading it in soon. I hope Turn 10 has learned what they are best at and continue to support Forza 4.

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TCL 46
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

4 out of 5 eggs Super Value 12/04/2012

This review is from: TCL 46" 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV LE46FHDP21TA

Pros: Awesome Value from Newegg. Purchased Refurbished for $469 included 1 yr warranty

Awesome size upgrade from my previous 32"

LED technology for lower power consumption and instant-on backlight

120hz for more fluid motion tracking than lesser TV's

Artificial surround sound for a more cinematic experience

built-in ambient light sensor automatically adjusts screen brightness.

Strong and heavy base is secure and even rotates!

TV is very thin

5 HDMI ports and optical audio out!

I was also pleased to see 3.5mm audio out. I don't prefer it, but the soundbar I purchased to go with this TV uses 3.5mm inputs and this works like a charm. Also great for parties when other people have their iThingys and want to plug them into an audio source.

Cons: Its a budget TV. You can tell that this isn't a $1200 Samsung.

The MEMC fluid motion isn't as great as a more expensive TV with a better processor

The remote is a master class in poor design. I genuinely don't like it.

The surround sound is only good if you've got a soundbar to go with it. Definitely recommend a soundbar to improve low frequencies and overall clarity. The built-in speakers aren't bad, but they definitely aren't great.

Ambient light sensor is right on the front of the TV and looks kind of cheap.

TV is heavier than I expected. Maybe not really a con, but I expected a slim LED TV to weigh less.

No legacy input support. You'll need a converter for anything that doesn't use HDMI

Other Thoughts: I'm glad I got the 1 yr warranty for free because this IS a refurb unit. I am going to purchase the extended warranty as well just in case.

So far it's a great TV and TCL receives great reviews across the internet so I don't expect to have problems, but it is always better to be prepared.

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Ian B.'s Profile

Display Name: Ian B.

Date Joined: 02/05/08

  • Reviews: 7
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  • First Review: 09/17/08
  • Last Review: 12/11/13
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