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This review is from: Samsung UN40JU6700FXZA 40-Inch 2160p 4K UHD Smart Curved LED TV - Black
This is very smart TV on my desk. I love watching Netflix in UHD while sitting about 2 feet from the screen. It's addictive.
The little remote control that doubles a mouse/pointer is cool.
Playing games on it looks great to me, but I'm old and half blind (just kidding - kind'a).
Cons: It does not have a DisplayPort input. I know it's a TV, but that sure would be nice. I have a XFX AMD R9-FURY driving this puppy. It only has one HDMI port and three DisplayPorts. Many top-end video cards only have DisplayPorts (and yes, I know a DisplayPort can be a HDMI with the proper adapter - see Other below).
Other Thoughts: Like the guy that wrote a review before me, I had a hell of a time making this TV work as a monitor with my XFX R9-FURY. I was almost ready to send it back to Newegg. BUT, my bad - there is some weird interaction between this TV, a XFX R9-FURY, and a very expensive DisplayPort-to-HDMI cable that works sometimes and most of the time drops the resolution to simple HD (1920x1080) at any frequency. The fact that it was sporadic really bothered me. I was using the single HDMI port on my XFX R9-FURY to drive an old monitor. So, it took me awhile to try switching ports and cables (I know. I should have tried that right away - dah). When I drive this Samsung TV from an HDMI output through an HDMI cable to anyone of its four HDMI inputs, it work beautifully as a monitor at all frequencies up to 60 hz.
Folks this is a TV first and a monitor OBTW. For me, that's completely acceptable. I just wanted more screen real estate. If you are looking for a monitor for art or graphic design where you probably need to calibrate the color, this is probably not the right piece of equipment for you. It has more than enough color control for your living room, but it is hard to make it match colors and stay there. This is not a disadvantage to me, but it may be for you.
Pros: This puppy is plug-n-play. I've had it for two month and it's been flawless. I'm very impressed with how easy it was to bring online. It's driving a 4K display and two 1920x1200 displays. That's always a bit tricky. The card handled the different interfaces and cable nicely.
Other Thoughts: I have built many systems over the last 30 years. I used video cards from almost everyone that makes them (I go back to when Plantronics was the big deal in video). I prefer AMD cards because I like the software. AMD's new Crimson software takes some getting used to, but if you let it do its thing it seems to make a complicated MB/Video Card/Cables/Monitors install go amazing well. I tend to like direct control (I'm a Command Prompt sort's guy) so letting Crimson have its way with my setup was not easy for me to do, BUT it worked.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: HQmade Digital Optical Audio Toslink Cable Nylon Braided High Speed - 16‘ (5 Meters)
Pros: This is an digital optical cable. Pretty much these cables either work or not. This one definitely moves the signal from my computer to my receiver just over 13 ft away, and the sound is without flaw. This one works. It also has a very nice braided cover that gives it a sturdy look and feel.
Other Thoughts: This cable appears to be sold only by HQmade. HQmade is in China. It took almost 3 weeks to get it. Just be aware.READ FULL REVIEW