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This review is from: Sceptre 32" Class (31.5" Diag.) 720p 60Hz LED HDTV E328BV-HDH
Pros: Viewing angle is superb! I mounted this in my daughter's room on their wall. They both can see all the colors displayed at every angle even from their beds. I am very impressed with this TV. I own a 50" 720p Samsung plasma in the living room, a 32" 1080p Vizio in my bedroom, and a 27" 1080p Westinghouse in my other daugther's room. The picture is as good as my Vizio but better viewing angles, not as great as the plasma vivid wise but absolutely destroys the Westinghouse for all reasons.
Cons: It says Sceptre on it. LOL
Other Thoughts: I am VERY IMPESSED with Sceptre. Can't beat the $150 price tag if the $50 rebate shows up. *crosses fingers* The Sceptre makes all of my other flat panel TVs look old. It's certainly the thinnest TV in the house.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: AOC e2752She Glossy Black 27" 2ms (GTG) Widescreen LED Backlight Slim Monitor, 300 cd/m2 20,000,000:1, VESA Mountable, Embedded Screen+ Software, Earphone Audio Port, VGA and 2 HDMI
Pros: It's big. The power LED is under the bezel and shines at the desk. The bezel is fairly thin. Two HDMI ports. VESA support.
Cons: Terribly diffucult to push the buttons (literally cuts into your fingers). The way AOC have designed the navigation with the buttons is illogical. It took me 20 minutes to get all of the colors vivid without looking washed out. The i-menu software is terrible as well. I'm constantly changing the contrast and brightness on games and my desktop (BF4, Civ5, Win8) I just can't find a perfect all-in-one setting regardless of the hours I've put into this stupid thing.
Other Thoughts: I used to buy AOC products back in the mid 90s and promised myself I wouldn't buy their products ever again. I was seriously considering the Samsung 27" for the same price, the only thing that made me chose this one over that one was the VESA support, something I may never use and a good friend bought one and raved about it. Funny how once I described the issues to him, he agreed he was having the same... I want to kick myself! Dog gone you AOC you got me again! I guess never say never.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Razer Tiamat 2.2 Analog Gaming Headset
Pros: Pros: They sound fantastic, literally the best headset I've owned to date. The head cans block a lot of background noise (kids, wife, animals, burglars) and have plenty of room for my dumbo ears. They appear to be very well built and my friends in Vent/TS/Mumble can hear me perfectly so the mic works well. I am able to pinpoint the movement and direction of players in Battlefield 3 now, albeit Dice still needs to work on the sound engine, oh wait? BF4 is around the corner.
Cons: Cons: They are freaking heavy! They fit way too snug, as many have reviewed. I am 5'11" 180lbs have a shaved head and they still fit too snug. I hope that I will get used to them otherwise, the kids will get another hand me down. The pleather does heat up the ears, I'm not sure why Razer chose that material over fabric honestly. The retractable mic is gimicky and definitely the part I expect to fail first.
Other Thoughts: I've owned at least 20 headsets in my gaming, dare I say career? Most have been Logitech, some Microsoft, and a couple like the Creative Labs Sidewinder Pro (still my fav)
My last headset was the Logitech h800 wireless. I really wanted to get away from wired headsets for many reasons such as in line volume control failures, cord failures from animals/children chewing on them, short length on the cords, tangling the cords in your chair, etc. but it's impossible. I'm not willing to spend $200-400 on a "good" pair that has better wireless abilities. (For $100+ I should expect a wireless version that doesn't crackle at less than 3ft away from the transmitter.) And if another person states I need a powered USB hub, I'll smack you with them.
Which brings me to purchasing these. I've read hundreds of reviews of the current generation of headsets available for us gamers. The very best for our specific use appears to be made by Razer and Turtlebeach. After reading the many complaints of the Tiamat 7.1 I almost bought the Turtlebeach Z6. I literally set them down at the cash register and walked out of the store to sleep on it.
After reading more lengthy reviews, I settled on the Tiamat 2.2, not quite as expensive as the 7.1 and doesn't have as terrible reviews either.
I've always been hesitant of Razer products, especially their mice even though I am currently using their Deathadder Black edition. With all of that out of the way, on with the review.
In the end, for $100 you can not do any better, so you might as well enjoy your sound while yearning for a potty break (did I really just say potty?) just to unstrap these gorillas from your sore neck and head.