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This review is from: Rosewill RMS-MA3210 Silver 17"-37" Tilt/Swivel Wall mount
Ease of Installation
Other Thoughts: It's just a mount! But what it is, is one that surpasses other, more expensive mounts, in its rugged construction, features, and ease of installation (obviously, not the first mount I've installed).
This replaced another mount that couldn't accommodate the new TV; It was done in less than 15 minutes, and without any issues.
This review is from: WD My Passport Ultra 500GB USB 3.0 Portable Hard Drive WDBPGC5000ATT-NESN Titanium
Pros: Easy connection
Decent backup software
Cons: Kludgy Software
Other Thoughts: Included software is kludgy; this 500GB unit was bought as a present (I have the similar 1TB item, which is what this review is base on).
It's relatively fast (considering the power consumption constraints of single-connector USB) and virtually silent.
The included software allows only one partition to back up at a time, and forget imaging/cloning. There are, however, decent freeware apps that bridge the gap.
The individual I gifted this drive finally backed up his laptops with the included software - and finally his desktop without enduring burning several DVDs.
All-in-all this is an excellent drive, despite the shortcomings of the software (my opinion is that true backup software should include cloning/imaging features).
This review is from: Samsung BD-F7500/Z 3D Wi-Fi Smart 4K Upscaling Blu-Ray Disc Player w/ 7.1 Analog Out
Other Thoughts: I chose this over other Samsung models because those had top-mounted controls, impractical for stacked components; the front-mounted controls are on a bezel which allows operating from above anyway.
Another selling point is its 4K capability.
I had a chance to compare this with an entry level, other-brand, BD player that I was testing before it went into my motorhome, and the upscaling performance was noteworthy (the other unit doesn't feature it, and with a 720p TV in the coach, it's not needed).
Ethernet connectivity is a big plus, as I've not yet figured how to make the Samsung UN60F8000BFXZA play well hard-wired (wi-fi is fine), and the BD-F7500/Z bridges the gap.
A much-appreciated feature is the "Tools" menu which I've used on occasion to pull up features in a BD that aren't available from its own menu. Notably, it's pulled up captioning and some other hidden configurations.
While priced substantially higher than other units, I think it's worth the difference.
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