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Rosewill - Two Source HDMI Switch - 1.5 FEET
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs 2 Birds with 1 Stone 01/19/2011

This review is from: Rosewill - Two Source HDMI Switch - 1.5 FEET

Pros: Switching mechanism is simply a toggle button that works without effort. Works perfectly on all HDMI applications thus far. 1080i/1080p support without any issues. Since I’ve yet to try to run any 480i/480p/720i/720p sources, I can't comment...although if it supports all 1080 sources...stands to reason that you'll have no problems

Cons: Although it's even advertised to be 1 and 1/2ft in length, it just seems so much shorter when you actually get it behind a big TV (55" made it a squeeze to reach). Then again, it's advertised accurately so you can't really complain.

Other Thoughts: This product does exactly what it's supposed to without any problems. Don't pay 3x at much to grab one from you local store when this will do the job perfectly. Make sure that the 1 1/2' cord will be enough to be able to reach the switch, as it can be a tight squeeze when dealing with larger TVs that plug up from behind. Also, make no mistake, this is NOT a splitter, meaning that is allows you to play 1 HDMI source through 2 screens. It does quite the opposite...you can plug 2 HDMI sources in and switch between the 2 by pressing a button (as opposed to constantly unplugging and replugging in the 2. It only comes in white but since it's usually mean to be hidden (as most cables are), it's kind of a moot point. Excellent quality and no complaints here!

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Nippon Labs Premium High Performance HDMI Cable 10 ft. HDMI TO HDMI High Speed Ethernet Cable A/V Gold Plated
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Price is a fraction of what you'll pay at a retail store. It's a 10ft HDMI cable and does what it's designed to. Doesn't get much simplier

Cons: None so far. Highly unlikely i'll find any either.

Other Thoughts: As far as HDMI cables go, you simply can't beat Newegg's prices on these cables. You can even buy them for cheaper if you look at some other cables available, but I found this to meet my needs perfectly, given all of the amazing reviews. I've had really good luck with all of Nippon's products, so I usually stick with them for my cable needs. Considering how this is about a 1/4 of the price you'll pay for a 10ft cable at a retail store, I wouldn't think twice about jumping on this is you're simply needing an HDMI cable. Works great for both the Blu-ray player as well as the Xbox 360. Very good products.

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MSI R4350-MD512H Radeon HD 4350 512MB 64-Bit GDDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: With the $20 rebate offered 4 months back, this was practically free after shipping! Performs nicely and has yet to bog down with almost anything i've used, which is mostly 1-3 year-old programs. Granted, i'm not a hardcore gamer or an A/V techie, but it has worked great for me. It worked perfectly when using the Pinnacle Dazzle DVC-100 video capture device with Studio 10...didn't bog at all, even after 2 non-stop hours of capture. The silence of the card is golden!

Cons: Runs a little hot but therein lies the nature of passive cooling, which is heat dissipation through a heat sink. It is what it is...and what it IS NOT is a heavy duty graphics card. Don't buy this card expecting it to keep up with cards 5x it's price. You get what you pay for.

Other Thoughts: Honestly, the most annoying part of this purchase was waiting on the rebate, which DID eventually show up 3 months down the road. Still, MSI was true to their end of the bargain...and after the rebate was subtracted this card was practically free. The card does exactly what's expected within the listed spec range. I've yet to overclock it since i've had no reason to. Simply put, if the program your running recommends a 512MB video card, this should work fine without a glitch. Just don't expect to be running 2 screens of World of Warcraft in ultra-high resolution flawlessly. Again, it is what it is.

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