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Newsync 27R Real 144Hz 27
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

4 out of 5 eggs Anyone got an ICC profile for this thing? 04/28/2016

This review is from: Newsync 27R Real 144Hz 27" LED 1960x1080 1ms DP HDMI DVI VGA FPS PC Computer Monitor

Pros: Cheap (when on sale)
144 Hz
Power button does NOT have to be held in for at least 1/2 a second to turn on (Booo! Acer)
Dedicated Source Input Select button (doesn't share an alternate function)
Multiple sync frequencies supported (1/2 an egg off for not supporting 120 Hz)
OSD buttons are good sized
Menus were in English
No dead pixels
3 day shipping (direct from Korea)

Cons: Blue Power On LED is too bright (duct tape dimmer applied)
OSD Menu system is fairly primitive
Power cable between wall and brick (with funky prong adapter) looks suspicious (am using my own cable)
DC cable from power brick to barrel plug could be longer
Anti-Reflective coating not evenly applied to screen (missed a spot near the bottom)
"Screen Door" effect noticeable with some sources (limitation of design dpi - not really a bug)
DisplayPort had initial issue (see Other for details)
120 Hz refresh rate not supported (maybe a real ICC profile would help?)
Glossy black bezel could be matte and thinner

Other Thoughts: Speakers not tested (am pretending they're not there)
Firmware update to support Freesync would be great! (not holding my breath)
Need an ICC Profile for Windows (you'd've thunk 120 Hz would be supported)
DisplayPort difficulty: Out of the box, I connected DP first. Input wasn't recognized/seen, even after manually cycling the Source button to DP mode. Not sure whether issue was video card or monitor, but HDMI and DVI-DL worked fine. Eventually, with all three inputs connected, and a reboot or two, DisplayPort started working. Since then, it's worked OK.

Rosewill RHTA-15004 Super Thin Digital UHF/VHF HDTV Antenna - Indoor antenna - Multi-directional Range up to 35 Miles, 15 Feet High Performance Coax Cable, Lightweight - White
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 day to 1 week

Pros: "Multi-directional" apparently equals "Omni-directional"
Good gain
Great performance / small size
Seems to cover entire US Digital OTA (over the air) Band

Cons: "High Performance Coax Cable" is adequate - might want to swap in a cable with a larger center conductor (supplied is kinda thin)
Cable really is 15 feet long (or "High" as the description reads) - many installations won't need one this long

Other Thoughts: Have a UHF Yagi + rotator on the roof left over from Analog TV days -- the rotator (rotor?) finally died, meaning 2/3 of local channels were suddenly gone (Yagis are directional). Bought this indoor antenna as a stopgap (was on sale), but it looks like I won't have to worry about replacing the mast mounted rotor, although, at some point, I should probably yank the entire thing off of the roof.

Modern equivalent of rabbit ears, but better - don't have to adjust the position!

One egg off for the supplied cable - thin center conductor and threads were somewhat tough to line up with both the antenna (that the cable came with) and with the receiver (TV). Will probably replace when I get around to it, but seems to work.

Signal level is very good - picture (across local channel band - from channel 4 to 57) is good - very surprising (I didn't really expect much, as was on sale for $12 [promocode] with free shipping)

Rosewill RASA-13001 - 1.6-Foot (0.5 Meter) Multi-Lane Internal (SFF-8087) Serial ATA Breakout Cable
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: - Cheap (should have been a warning)
- 0.5 meter length
- Fairly flexible (compared to "better" cables)
- Red (if color matters)

Cons: Lasted 9 months in a case (without being moved) and then a channel died ( # 4)

Other Thoughts: I was a little leery going into this, as there were some comments about bad cables already here. Figured if cables worked when first connected, and then weren't moved around, they'd keep working. Right? Wrong! 9 months later, the screaming of the RAID card alarm indicated an array member had been lost. Figured "might be a glitch" so powered down, wiggled cables, powered back up, and the array starts rebuilding (missing member is back). "Time to finally order that spare drive."

A week later, 1 day after receiving the new drive, the alarm is heard again. Same drive (connector 0, channel 3 - the 4th drive). Swap out time, with a twist: new drive isn't recognized by card. It's the cable! Replace with original cable (a Highpoint, which was originally replaced because it was too long - 1 meter) and the rebuild starts on the new drive.

Moral of the story: don't expect cheap cables to last.


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Display Name: Edward B.

Date Joined: 03/12/03

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  • Last Review: 04/28/16
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