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Pros: Sturdy aluminum case with real glass done. PoE makes the install a whole lot easier in most ways. It creates so unbelievably awesome and detailed photos and videos, day or night! It has an O-ring so it is moisture resistant. It is great for inside, entrances, garage, etc. It has an adjustable camera angle and can be mounted vertical or horizontal. For the mirror flip function logon to camera, click Advanced, Video, Display Settings, scroll down in the menu below to Mirror. It has a multitude of other features as well. You just have to explore a bit.
Cons: Cons: No cable for microphone audio in. The mp4 video files saved directly to computer instead of NAS will not open unless I re-save them as mp4. It seems to want you to ONLY use their interface to explore and re-save (close the mp4 container) the mp4 files. TRENDnet tech support is pretty awful, so I had to do some research online to get my answers. The camera only records to the root directory of a NAS, and in my case the Synology DS215j NAS does not create a root directory for these cameras unless you download and install their “Surveillance Station” application. BUT as soon as I set up the NAS for recording from the cameras the camera feed to our Honeywell Tuxedo Touch stopped. I’m currently having trouble directing the cameras second stream 2 to our Tuxedo Touch Touchpad.
Other Thoughts: Additional notes and tips: If you are using Windows 7 x64 it doesn’t seem to work well with Internet Explorer 11. Right-click on Internet Explorer 11 and “Run as Administrator” helps but is still glitchy as I think the interface it wants is a 32 bit browser. I have to use Firefox else it doesn’t seem to save settings when told to do so. It may be the way I have it set up but the motion sense doesn’t seem to work properly. Many pictures sent to me of my front door step but no subject in the images. I would not trust the dome hang line attached at the base as it tears and dome can come crashing down. I completely removed dome and line during mounting and reinstalled when putting the dome back on. For your dome cameras you’re going to have to drill a 7/8 inch hole in slightly off center of the three mounting screw locations. Less than 7/8 inch hole and the Ethernet cable will fit through but the camera’s white cable will not. The TV-IP310Pi bullet version has a much smaller base and has more viewing angle adjust-ability for outside use.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: I used this to replace the original DVD-R drive in our new guest PC, a Dell Inspirion 3647 with Windows 7 x64. For some reason this PC will not backup to a USB3 flash drive (128GB) and the DVD-R drive took 3 disks to backup up my image. The C drive was about 30 GB total. I swapped out the DVD-R for this Pioneer BDR-209DBK and it was a perfect fit! I did the full backup to a single, single layer BD-R with such quiet I almost wondered if it was doing anything. There was not a bit of noise what so ever from this drive. I love it! I wished I had bought this for our HP full desktop main PC instead of the HP unit in it now that makes some noise loading and unloading the BD-R. Now obviously if I want or need to take full advantage of this drive’s abilities I will need BD-R burner software like Cyberlink’s Power2go9 for another $50. But for my needs at the moment Windows 7 will format and burn a backup image to BD-R without any problems or extra software.
Cons: Green L.E.D. and not a blue one, but in this particular PC there is a cover lid so I don't see it anyways.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Very bright COOL daylight coloured bulb, good 65 watt replacement, dimmable, comparable in size the Aluratek brand which does not off a dimmable cool bulb like this, physical size is about right, no flicker when dimming (when dimmer is calibrated)
Cons: Expensive when not on sale.......almost 1 second turn-on delay, but better that the warm up time of a cold CFL bulb.....
Other Thoughts: I have learned like most people now shopping for these that you can only go by the lumens rating as the watts equivalent most always seems over rated. Also you will need LED /CFL compatible dimmers which may need some minor calibration to reduce any low end dimmer flicker…..READ FULL REVIEW