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Etekcity® Hdmi Signal Network Unlimited extender over cat5/cat6 Cable to TCP/IP Extension
  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

Pros: Super simple to install - HDMI cable from source to transmitter, CAT5/6/7 from transmitter to receiver, HDMI from receiver to display. I tested installations with both direct point-to-point CAT6/7 and switched gigabit network CAT6/7 using 100 foot runs. I ran from cable TV DVR to HD TV, carrying standard HD 1080i audio and video without any problems. Only issue is perception of some degredation of picture quality, so I would do more testing on a higher refresh rate TV before I would install anywhere where picture quality is critical, but maybe it's just my TV.
The real beauty of this is in multiple-source, multiple destination HDMI routing over standard TCP/IP network carrying other computer signals. Should allow super-flexible routing of HD combined audio/video signals between multiple sources and displays in a home / office.

Cons: Possibly some picture degredation. Refresh rate supported? While most computer monitors have HDMI inputs, they typically don't have speakers, and most computers don't have HDMI inputs for audio. So, desktop/gaming computers typically do have HDMI audio/video outputs, and therefore make good sources, they're not necessarily the best targets. But modern TVs make great targets.

Other Thoughts: I'm ordering four more sets for my small office. Still need to explore remote management more, for ease of dynamic switching of remote target in multiple target network.

Could be the greatest thing since sliced bread for pushing computer screens, HD TV, DVD, CD sources to multiple TVs around your home/office.

ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Fix for BIOS Problem 02/22/2013

This review is from: ASUS M3A79-T Deluxe AM2+/AM2 AMD 790FX ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Ran this board almost continuous around the clock for more than 4 years. Went through 2 sets of enterprise RAID disks. When the second set of disks had a failure, after about 5 reboots, the BIOS became bricked with a very common problem where the NV RAM fills up with error entries, and won't finish the boot sequence. Error Msg:
"Not enough space in runtime area!!. SMBIOS data will not be available".
BIOS bug exists in that there is no reset for the NV RAM despite the message directing you to proceed. None of the remedies I found anywhere worked, until I found MyTech selling replacement BIOS chips on _Bay for about $15. Had to ship from Europe, but worked like a charm! Board is back up and working again!!

Cons: RAID controller BIOS doesn't support rebuilding the array by adding a new disk. Have to full-back it, wipe it, redefine the array, and full-recover it.

Other Thoughts: The only issues with this board have been the AMI BIOS, which is very popular, and used on tons of different boards, so it's hard to knock the board for that fault. But two serious BIOS problems will cost ASUS an egg, because they haven't posted any support for either problem in four years, despite numerous posts about the problems. I'm just posting this now, so that anyone else still running this great board will know there is a cheap, effective solution to the bricked BIOS. Buy a new chip for cheap, and swap it out.

Tripp Lite SMART2200VS Smart Pro 2200 VA 1600 Watts Line Interactive Tower UPS
  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: I've owned 2 of these for over 2 years now, and they've been perfect. No problems, issues, or concerns. Does what it's supposed to do.

Best part of this is the 3 separately controllable zones for output power. You can independently bounce, stop, start, schedule, and monitor each zone, which provides huge flexibility in managing my glitchy cable modem, VOIP adapter, router, firewall, network switch, video amplifiers, backup NAS, etc. etc. I can prioritize and shed loads manually or by schedule.

I haven't seen anything else in this price range that can do this.

Cons: Some inconveniences, but not enough to remove an egg....

- Fan never stops.
- Version with external expandability has a different SKU, so ordering can be tricky if you want that.
- Comes with a 20-amp plug built-in, which won't fit standard wall outlets; but does come with standard 15-amp plug (that you can get at any hardware store) to connect to a normal 15 amp circuit. I've been running mine off of 15 amp circuits for 2 years without any problems. At full tilt, it will take the whole circuit, but 99% of the time, it takes barely more than the loads it's carrying.

Other Thoughts: I highly recommend this product. The capability, flexibility, and control simply cannot be beat in this price range. Strongly recommend adding the optional network card for any installation like a wiring closet. The included Windows software can manage whole groups of these over the network.

If you want the best, most powerful, most controllable UPS for home or SMB use, this is it!


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Display Name: Steven O.

Date Joined: 09/09/07

  • Reviews: 14
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  • First Review: 02/16/09
  • Last Review: 12/20/13
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