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This review is from: Microsoft Xbox One with Kinect - Black
Pros: Although this is a refurbished console, it comes packaged like it's new. The exception being "refurbished" note on the box and a sticker on the console itself. As far as I can tell, the accessories are all new - controller, Kinect, and chat headset.
Cons: Warranty is less than new so hopefully any problems become obvious during the first weeks of use. The huge ugly "Refurbished" sticker on the console is obnoxious and leaves residue when removed. However, everything else seems news.
Other Thoughts: I wanted to balance out some of the other reviews here since I was hesitant due the low number of reviews and the poor scores. In my experience, this was an amazing deal for a next gen console. I'm mainly a PC gamer but I like to play some of the console exclusives and have many friends on Xbox Live. This was a great way to get into Xbox One gaming.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Pioneer VSX-822-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver
Pros: At the sales price, this was an absolute steal. Despite what others may have said regarding functions - all of them work flawlessly. The on screen display isn't that bad although the main setup screen is like other receivers I have from 7 years ago. The Pandora, media player and vTuner displays are better. Not "wow" but acceptable. It's a nice looking unit and sounds great.
The iOS ControlApp works great too, an added bonus. I've testing the Air Play, Pandora, vTuner and iPod interface and all work really well. I'm not sure what others were expecting but at this price range it's fantastic. You don't need anything other than this receiver for network-based music.
Cons: Minor, considering the price point. It doesn't have component input and doesn't do up conversion of non-HD video. It's 5.1 only which might by a drawback for some. It only has one optical input which is dedicated to the TV channel. You can't rename inputs (as others have noted.)
Other Thoughts: If you're looking for a low cost receiver that supports much of the modern music stuff you need today, then get this receiver. I'm blown away by how good of a deal this is.READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Works with Apple displays without buying extra VESA adapter from Apple. Looks match the Apple aesthetic. I'm using it with an Apple 27" Cinema display.
Cons: It does take some force to ensure a good grip on the pivot closest to the monitor. I had no problem myself with this. A steady and strong desk is require. I get some bouncing on my monitor but that is the desk's fault.
Other Thoughts: Others have complained about the force on the pivot. I didn't have an issue with this but I did notice that the nylon bushings weren't quite in place properly when I set it up.READ FULL REVIEW