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This review is from: Logitech Harmony 510 Advanced Universal Remote Control
Pros: Seems to work with all my devices, and had no problems running the desktop software on my Windows 7 x64 laptop (I did download the latest from Logitech, so I can't speak for the version included with the remote). Controls my Sage system just fine as well as my surround sound system, and TV. The glow on my remote seems to stay on for around 7 seconds or so (not one second like a review below mine says). Setup was quick and easy, all point and click, and no codes to hunt for. I won't be going back to regular all-in-ones again.
Cons: Only con I can tell so far is the screen's not color (but I knew that going in, so no points off there), and it wasn't free..
Other Thoughts: Both of my units came in looking like brand new, no scuffs, scratches, or wear evident at all. For just a bit more than the 300i, you get a nice LCD screen, so it appears these are a much better buy. I'm going to end up ordering 2 more for my in-laws, going to try to make their TV experience as painless as possible...READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Ectaco 5" jetBook eBook Reader with Built-in Translators - Graphite (JB5BK -En)
Pros: I bought this back in November '09 due to the price (at the time, it was one of the lowest priced models on Newegg), and after doing some research on the 'net. I've read around 35-40 books in that time, and it's performed it's primary function perfectly. I primarily use the 20 point Arial font for 99% of my reading, and it's very clear and easily readable. Since the screen is a reflective LCD, it doesn't have the annoying black-flash of the e-Ink readers (Kindle, Sony, etc). As for DRM, Ectaco is in the process of updating the regular Jetbook to use the same DRM scheme as their Lite offering. I pretty much carry my jetbook with me everywhere I go, and you can find me reading it whenever I have the opportunity. The PDF support is fair, and it does have troubles with some graphics-heavy PDF's, but that's not what I bought it for so it's been a non-issue for me.
Cons: None really, other than the above mentioned PDF support. I would expect better PDF support on a larger-screened device, but not on these smaller, 5" screen devices.
Other Thoughts: If you get one of these devices, do yourself a favor and contact tech support to be put on the firmware release mailing list. The mailing list seems to be ahead of their web-page changes for releases. I've contacted tech support on a few occasions about firmware releases, and I've always had good contact with them. I would also suggest picking up a 2g SD card, any speed for storage, which should hold a very large number of books. Since the device doesn't currently support DRM, I've been purchasing the multi-format books from Fictionwise, and had no issues with them at all. Any other books I've converted to my preferred ePub format with Calibre (great free software). The only time I've seen any issues with line-breakup have been with poorly formatted documents, which I've fixed by hand on the PC, then they worked perfectly on the device.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Ectaco 5" High Resolution e-Book Reader (jetBook-Lite)
Pros: We've had our Jetbooks since mid-december, and have had no issues with them (aside from a few DRM issues that were fixed with the v15 firmware update). Tech support has been more than helpful answering questions. The contrast is very good, and the screen is very readable. The controls work well. I've read 20+ books on it so far, and couldn't be happier.
Cons: Wasn't free.
Other Thoughts: Make sure to contact tech support to get on the firmware mailing list, so you can be notified of any new releases as they come out.READ FULL REVIEW