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Pros: - Cheap, comparatively!
- Usable power rating
- 12v and USB outputs as well as 120v
- ECO mode to save gas
Cons: - dynamo whine intense at higher loads
- stickers fall off!
Other Thoughts: The generator, though fairly quiet, is not as quiet as I expected at higher loads! There seems to be a generator dynamo whine in addition to the sound of the gas engine that gets louder as you draw more power. You can hear it in the YouTube review videos as well if you listen to the generator as the load increases. But that's not to say it isn't a relatively quiet generator, especially when running at a lower load. At full load the whine adds some dB to the overall loudness, but it's certainly not enough to be a problem.
The generator needs to have a break-in period before it will run as well as it can, so ignore the YouTube video of the guy who pulls the generator out of the package, adds oil and gas and then immediately slaps a full load on it and it bogs down. This will happen on any generator that's not been broken in (whether done at the factory or needs to be done by the customer), not just this one! LOL
The break-in procedure I did emulated the "MotoMan" dyno run type engine break-in. The generator certainly ran better towards the end of the break-in, with more power and stability. Here are the steps I took:
Small 4-Stroke Generator Break-in Procedure
1. Fill engine with break-in oil (I used Royal Purple Engine Break-in Oil)
2. Add gas to tank (no additives or stabilizers at this time)
3. Start engine (per the manufacturer's published procedures)
4. Allow engine to warm up (ECO off, 5-10 minutes as needed)
5. After engine has warmed up, increase load and cycle 3 times at 40%-60% capacity, shut off and cool for 15 minutes
6. Start up and increase load, cycle 3 times at 40%-80% capacity, shut off and cool for 15 minutes
7. Start up and increase load, cycle 3 times at 30%-100% capacity (use Eco mode for this), shut off and cool for 15 minutes
8. Drain oil & refill with conventional 10w-30 oil (I used the oil that came with the generator for this)
9. Run a full tank or two of gas with normal use
10. Drain oil and refill with synthetic oil 10w-30 (Amsoil 4-Stroke Small Engine Oil is what I used, Shell Rotella T6 is also a good choice and easier to find), use this oil from now on
10a. Change spark plug, if so inclined, and ensure you check the gap and use anti-seize on the threads (I used a platinum spark plug, though they are harder to find for this engine).
11. Use a fuel stabilizer when storing with fuel in the tank, and for any extra fuel (I use PRI-G Fuel Stabilizer for this, been using it for years and it just works no matter how old the gas is).
This review is from: Corel WinDVD Pro 11 - Product Key Card
Pros: Got this on a promo where after rebate it was the cost of shipping and got a free slot machines game with it.
Using the link provided in the review done Mark S, WinDVD installed on the first try without any problems. I typed the code exactly as shown on the WinDVD card with the dashes and everything.
I'm using this on a Dell Precision M6600 workstation laptop that I upgraded the DVD drive to a Blu-ray burner. The M6600 has a Core i7 quad and a nVidia Quadro 4000 video card and WinDVD runs beautifully on it.
Prior to this I was using the free Leawo Blu-ray Player but playback would stutter and it would not play Blu-ray menus (though DVD menus were fine). I wanted the whole Blu-ray experience but wasn't willing to pay the $60-$100 asking price!
So I jumped on this deal when it came up despite reports that installing the software could be problematic and that there was a lack of support (hey, if you need to, call the fricken CEO of the company- SOMEONE will provide support if you just follow the management chain upwards and refrain from being abusive, whining helps sometimes!).
I was rewarded with a text book perfect install and creamy smooth playback of my Blu-rays, and all for less than the cost of a cappuccino at the local coffee bar!
Cons: The only con I found was that when writing a review for Newegg they don't allow you to preview the review before posting it. Not so much a con with the software, but still linked to this purchase.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: TATUNG TRC-10DC White 10 Cups Rice Cooker
Other Thoughts: This is a review to counter the bad information in the "Edward L" review submitted on 1/21/2015 3:25:34 AM. I do not own this rice cooker yet, but am considering purchasing one while it's on sale. But I do have important information to help others decide if they want to buy this.
National is one of the brand names of Panasonic, who is based in Japan and is a quality manufacturer.
Tatung is a ENTIRELY separate company that's based out of the Taiwan and while they generally produce better products than a similar China based company would, they are NOT up to the standards of a Japanese based company like Panasonic!
Note that both Panasonic/National and Tatung have China based manufacturing plants, but their standards are higher than the local companies in that area and they both product good products as a result.
But the difference in quality is like a Ford Fiesta (Tatung) vs. a Lexus ES 350 (Panasonic/National)! Both good cars, but I would prefer the low end Lexus over the low end Ford any day!
"Edward L" is reviewing the National brand rice cooker because it looks like the one in the picture. So his review is actually NOT on the Tatung rice cooker, AS IT SHOULD BE, but on the National one which would cost 2 to 3 times more (similar to the Fiesta vs the ES 330).
It's important to the potential buyer to understand that if they purchase this rice cooker, the will get the lower quality Tatung cooker and not the one that'll last ten years from National!