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This review is from: Mediasonic HomeWorX HW150PVR ATSC HD converter box with recording, HDMI output
Pros: Finds and tunes OTA channels with weak signals well. Only had fade when heavy rain was between antenna and transmitters.
Cons: Remote Control features were clumsy and sometimes sluggish to the point of stalling out and needing to turn unit off and on to correct. Very little thought was put into planning and design of the recording and playback functions or menus. All were painful to navigate through for doing even the simple stuff. Almost zero file compression on recorded materials so thumb drives fill up FAST!
Other Thoughts: After only 2 months the unit just suddenly went dead and no longer lights up or functions. After living with the poor feature quality for the last 2 months I was looking for other options. Now I am going to have to be without a tuner until I can find a better unit.
If this is any indication as to products this company sells I will not be buying HomeWorX products again. For $60 there has got to be better out there, even if it doesnt record.
This review is from: Black & Decker DCM18 Brew 'N Go Coffeemaker
Pros: I bought this machine about 3 years ago now from Newegg when I started brewing and drinking coffee daily.
I live alone so I didn't have a need for a 12 cup machine.
I guess it works semi OK for a coffee machine, but to be honest... THE Travel cup is THE Value in the thing!
You can drop it, beat it, whatever and it lives up to the B&D name!
Cons: The machine itself is a pain to deal with just to get a cup of coffee. I finally ended up just tossing the machine and keeping the Mug... I use it daily for my coffee and its perfect for me.
The little coffee filter In it is a pain to clean out and keep clean.
Other Thoughts: Go find yourself a regular small MC 4 cup machine that uses regular filters, and don't look back 8)
Buy it on sale the Mug is worth the $15 they want for it, Its fairly B&D bullet proof!
Pros: Quality build board. Has a ton of I/O for those of us that like to add bells and toots to a system. All of the fan connects are 4pin.
MB was able to handle 32gb of 1866 G.Skill ram without having to bump the power to them.
Cons: not much of a con but the manual could use a better printer. Download the PDF if your eyesight isnt 20/20.
Other Thoughts: I liked the black and graphite color scheme. It doesnt look like a french sporting house in my case!
Was nice to see Face Wizard works on this MB. Didnt take me long to ditch the stock bios Boot screen for something a bit more subdued.
I was happy I didnt cheap out on the MB. Newegg had a great combo price on this board and the AMD A10-5800k.
It was worth a few extra dollars to really make the AMD A10 Trinity 5800k shine!