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LaView LV-KD514FD7S 4 Channel H.264 Level CUBE Plus Advanced Face Detection 4 Channel DVR + 4 x 700TVL Cameras (No HDD Included)
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  • Owned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Attractive design for control computer and cameras.

Cons: All 4 video feeds are blank and have been blank since I unboxed and hooked everything up. The device reboots on its own quite often. The main disappointment here is that with the holidays and everything I was too busy to test it until now. Serious error on my part because now I'm past the 30 day newegg RMA window. So, I'm going to be stuck waiting for support people at LaView to figure out this thing is completely DOA - and that's if I'm lucky. 1 Egg until these issues are resolved to a working product.

Other Thoughts: The instructions are pretty horrid, but that was kind of expected.

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NETGEAR WNR3500L-100NAS 802.11b/g/n RangeMax Wireless-N Gigabit router up to 300Mbps/ DD-WRT Open Source support/ USB x1
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  • Owned For: 1 week to 1 month

5 out of 5 eggs Surprised and Impressed with this Affordable Router 01/27/2015

This review is from: NETGEAR WNR3500L-100NAS 802.11b/g/n RangeMax Wireless-N Gigabit router up to 300Mbps/ DD-WRT Open Source support/ USB x1

Pros: So far this router is fantastic. It was insanely easy to set up, and out of the box they have a semi-random SSID and random passphrase printed on the router if you don't want to do much in the way of setup.

I customized the subnet, a few port forwards, the SSID, guest SSID, and passphrases really in a matter of about 15 minutes. The signal strength throughout the house is hugely improved over my previous router, a D-Link DIR-655. I was surprised since there's no external antenna/e.

Cons: I can't really think of any cons yet. Hopefully router continues to work this well for a few years - routers have a tendency to eventually require daily reboots.

Other Thoughts: About the "Open-Source"... DD-WRT's page will say that support is a work in progress for this version (WNR3500L v2). But, if you do some googling you can find firmware that is supposed to work. I think people have had luck with OpenTomato. There is a $10 off code today, so rather than buy a used one for experimentation I'm going to just get a second new one. Then I don't have to risk messing up our Internet while I try the whole Open-Soure thing.

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PROSCAN PLT8223G 8.0
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  • Owned For: 1 day to 1 week

2 out of 5 eggs Decent Tablet but Horrible WiFi 12/01/2013

This review is from: PROSCAN PLT8223G 8.0" Google Certified Touchscreen Tablet Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

Pros: Screen is pretty good, although there are a couple of "smudges" in this one. Reasonably responsive for a single core CPU. Light weight and thin. You can probably use it to play games, but don't count on it too much if what you want to do involves much data usage. See cons.

Cons: Like the PLT7223G, I'm afraid these things have horrid WiFi. If you get too far from your router, it will say it has signal but it really doesn't at all. Then if you get right up on the router, a speed test will improve but doing things with Chrome or the Play Store are still quite slow... really too bad. Same issue with one PLT8223G and two PLT7223G's.

Other Thoughts: I'm kind of bummed that newegg sold me these when there's a design issue, but there's no returns on refurb units. They offered to RMA the 7" ones I got, but I'm 90% sure the replacements will all be flawed as well. I'll give it a shot and report back. Live and learn I guess - no more buying anything refurb unless there's a bunch of reviews to read.

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Theodore H.'s Profile

Display Name: Theodore H.

Date Joined: 08/20/03

  • Reviews: 26
  • Helpfulness: 12
  • First Review: 03/23/06
  • Last Review: 01/28/15
  • Most Favorable Review: 5 out of 5 eggs
  • Most Critical Review: 3 out of 5 eggs
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