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This review is from: 27" New Crossover 27Q LED 2560x1440 WQHD Quad HD Monitor Metal Back Frame
Pros: Brilliant Color
Amazing pixel density
Cons: Stand lacks a cable pass through, bothersome for people with desks with grommet holes for wires.
Glare - explained below, in short - it is there and at times can be distracting.
Other Thoughts: Like everyone else reading this review I spent days researching, reading and watching reviews/videos about these displays. After a few beers, I decided to pull the trigger. The packaging was fantastic, wrapped in styro-wrap, and the inside was packed with bubble wrap. From time of order to my door was 5 days.
I bought through Neofeel. I replaced an active matrix LCD by KDS 24inch with traditional bulb back light. Connecting this new Crossover 27Q, the difference as if it were night and day.
Being a 6ms screen, I played the new Naval Strike ex-pack for BF4 for hours and was impressed that the monitor was so sharp and crisp (better than my old LCD at 2ms GtG). It has way less screen-tearing than my old LCD. I didn’t see ghosting. I play at 2560X1440 max detail on my GTX 660ti. I played a few hours in WoW and didn’t notice any abnormalities. The final game is tried is an RTS game called Supreme commander which also looked great with no ghosting and very little screen tearing.
I have no dead or stuck pixels, I don’t notice any edge light bleeding. The color will blow you away and so will the depth of the blacks. The brightness can be adjusted but I found the default level is good. The monitor is well constructed, the rear is a white mesh of metal, and the stand is pretty solid. I have a large executive desk so kicking it will likely cause my toe to hurt before the monitor shakes, but the tilt on the stand is stiff and holds well. The supplied DVI-D cable is around 6 feet in length and works.
It wasn’t stated anywhere but I know now is this monitor will support resolutions of any kind. I found that important because some of my old games will not run with 2560X1440. Games look good all the way down to 1280X1024 - they will just be a bit fuzzy because of the lower resolution on a large screen. If you are a dos-boxer, you get me.
Work and Reading:
This panel is so sharp and crisp, I found myself eyeballing this screen from about 1/2 inch away and I honestly cannot make out a single pixel. I would dare say this is equally as sharp as an Apple Retina Display. Text is so clear and easy to read, and working in excel or word is fantastic because you don’t get eye fatigue and you get so much real-estate.
My man cave is set so I have windows behind my chair, my old screen was matte and I wish this one was too. Since this screen is a semi-gloss it’s not as bad as I thought. I only notice the reflections on dark areas of the screen, but it is something to consider if that bothers you.
Feel free to contact me if you have any other questions (firstname.lastname@example.org), the lack of good pictures online makes it hard to decide, and youtube seems to only review older models that look different. I hope this review answered a few questions you couldn’t find answers to. I was nervous to order from a Korean – defect LCD house, but I am glad I did.
This review is from: EnGenius EVR100 Wireless N Security VPN Router with Gigabit Switches up to 300Mbps
Pros: In the Box: Packaging is great! Included is power cord, Ethernet cable, 2 antennas and wall mounting hardware (2 wall anchors and 2 screws), CD, and manual. The router is in its own plastic wrap.
I chose this brand which was unknown to me because of the 5 star reviews it was getting. I read a bunch of troubling reviews about current Linksys and D-link WiFi routers. I am glad I chose this product.
I was worried that its programming menu was going to be terrible since I never heard of this brand but I have to be honest, it’s easier to use than the Linksys menu.
Runs at a pretty cool temperature, doesn’t feel hot to the touch.
Newegg pricing for the win!
Cons: (Negligible) The router has very bright blue LED lights that flash for activity on ports and if it's in front of your machine it can be distracting, but that’s a location thing depending on your set up. So far I have nothing bad to say about it.
Other Thoughts: I replaced my Linksys WRT54G with this new router and the setup was simple. I rebooted my cable modem and logged into the router and did the ISP setup wizard. It found my ISP settings and guided me through securing my Wifi and establishing an internet connection
I made changes to the Wifi with an easy to navigate menu. The firewall is amazing, it is smart and doesn’t block everything you try to do. Torrents run with ease, games and downloads run perfectly. DMZ and port forwarding settings are simple by MAC, IP or device name!
I am going to use the VPN feature once I have time to set it up.
The gigabit Ethernet ports x4 bring a new life to my home network and wireless N is super fast. I transferred a 2 gig file from my server to my wireless N enabled laptop and it took just under 4 mins to transfer where on wireless G it took 23 mins.
The router is shiny, attractive in design and the range is impressive. My iphone stayed connected to my wifi 25 houses away!
This review is from: YAMAHA RX-V371 5.1-Channel AV Receiver
Pros: Simple to hook up, simple to use and performs like an amp twice it's price.
Other Thoughts: This is my first Yamaha amp. I have a pricey Onkyo receiver for my home theatre set up but I needed a low priced amp for my gaming pc set-up.
I use this Yamaha amp for my PC sound and have it paired with Polk Monitor30 series II speakers and a Polk PSW110 Sub.
I was a little worried about going with a low priced amp and a Yamaha since I never owned one or knew anyone who owned one. This thing blows me away, it’s powerful, clear sounding and has no hissing or sound distortion. Like other reviews say it's a basic simple model for people not needing tons of features or an on screen display.
I’m in love with the EQ settings whereas it has so many built in like “RPG Game mode, Hall, Live” I like the audio enhancer 2.1 stereo mode. It is exactly what I needed for my gaming rig setup. Most amps set on stereo mode will kill the subwoofer port and it’s so annoying cause you are forced to run some 5.1 mode where with two speakers and a sub it always ends up sounding echoey, but n