Date Joined: 03/19/06
Pros: Fast, devices connect at 300mbps if you know what you're doing.
Cons: Only 100 ethernet, but the real-world max wireless speed is probably ~120, so it's not a huge loss.
Overall Review: Most wireless clients don't allow for 300Mbps on 2.4Ghz networks by default, that's why people are seeing 144Mbps.
You need to change a setting on the device (*not* the router) under the "Advanced" tab. Look for "Bandwidth" or "Channel width" and enable 40Mhz networks (instead of only 20Mhz).
Pros: Handled my 1.65V 2400Mhz RAM no problem
Cons: Enabling the Bluetooth makes the Wi-Fi stop working (at least for 2.4GHz networks, I don't know about 5Ghz).
Installing drivers was a pain. Nothing worked out of the box (not even the LAN). Nothing installs over Windows Update.
Getting HDMI audio to work is a pain. I almost thought it was broken (since it doesn't work in UEFI, whereas headphones do work) but eventually it worked (you need both a Realtek driver and a Intel Audio driver installed).
Pros: Loaded the XMP profile and it runs just like its rated.
Cons: 1.65v I guess?
Pros: Big, hi-res, all the connectivity you want, works great.
Also tilts down! (not just up)
Cons: The OSD is non-intuitive. You'd think they have it down by now, monitors have been mainstream 15 years now, but no. You'll figure it out though.
Overall Review: As mentioned before, somebody had problems with shimmering. I did too, but I found out that the problem is not the monitor, but an effect called "ground loop" that is caused by your monitor and computer being plugged into the same outlet. (If you are using a laptop and switch to battery power, the effect should go away immediately). The solution is to use different outlets, or use a 3 to 2 adapter plug for your monitor so it isn't grounded. Both worked for me.
Does NOT come with an HDMI cable, fyi.
Pros: Great price, and very light. No dead pixels, and the picture is as great as it could be with 720p. The sound seems fine to me, too.
Cons: The buttons on the side of the main tv stop working after the TV has been on for five minutes (appears to be a common problem), but the remote works fine.
There aren't remote codes, for this tv because it is new, but I managed to find on that sort of worked.
Overall Review: I would have gotten the 1080p version if I'd done it again, because I'm probably going to get a blu ray player. Also I got my Dish Network remote (for an HD DVR reciever) to work with the tv with the code 654.
Pros: Supports WDS and is fast, reliable and (was) cheap. Best yet, I got it to work as a bridge (sort of) for my Xbox 360! If you connect it with WDS to your current wireless network, it acts exactly like a bridge. If you plan on connecting your Xbox with WDS (and your current network supports it), don't listen to the reviews below, because they were trying to use it as an actual bridge, which it isn't.
Cons: I remember the days when a 6' ethernet cable was standard, now it's 2'.
Overall Review: Compared to other Trendnet products I've bought, this one gives you much more control over the router. It's still not a lot, but it's better (at least I can change the username on this one).
Pros: Fast, small, and cheap. Works out of the box with Ubuntu.
Cons: 10 second warm up time from a cold start, but to be expected from a laser printer.
Annoying driver installation for Windows. They make you install a a program even though you really don't have to.
Pros: USB external ports work great, and all the firewire too.
Cons: Getting the internal USB port to work isn't simple. When windows installs the card, it installs all the ports with the default drivers, which works for the outside ports, but not the internal. You have to not only get the drivers, but go to Control Panel > System > Hardware > Device Manager, find the right Universal Serial Bus Controller out of the list (it is listed as "generic" or something to that effect), and manually update the driver.
Overall Review: I hope this helps someone who can't get the internal USB port to work.
Pros: Works no with problems, I am using it for a gigabit connection
Overall Review: Cat 5E works fine, there's little reason to buy Cat 6 unless you plan on upgrading to 10Gbps when it comes out, or if you really need the extra shielding for some reason.
Pros: Put it into my ubuntu server, and it connected to my switch at 1000 mbps no problem, no drivers necessary. It really sped up file transfers across my network.
Overall Review: I can't say about it performance in a Windows box, I haven't tried it in one.
Pros: It’s quiet and I've had no problems with it in XP or Vista (32 and 64 bit versions of Vista have both worked for me.) The VGA, DVI-I, and component outputs all work fine.
Cons: It’s not that powerful, but I knew that when I bought, so I still gave it a five.
Overall Review: This card is not for any sort of serious gaming. It’s the kind of card to get Aero to work on Vista, and to play a few light games once in a while if you don't mind the setting being almost all the way down.
Pros: It has never dropped a connection, and I've never had to reset it.
Cons: They rejected my rebate for "not sending in the UPC" which of course I did. Clearly this is a recurring problem (and also fraud), so don't count on the rebate.
No WDS, no WPA/WPA2 simultaneous encryption, you can't change the Gateway address, and you can't change the router login username (it has to be admin).
It only has 1MB memory on board, so you can't flash alternative firmware like DD-WRT or OpenWRT, because they both require at least 2MB.
It doesn't even accept its own firmware updates, not even with tftp.
Its reset button is not very accessible, and it can get hot, too.
Overall Review: If you don't need many features, it is a decent router.
I have a pretty expansive network (Ubuntu server running RADIUS, MySQL, etc. for a wifi hotspot, 7 wireless routers, 3 connected with WDS), and in most places this would be completely useless, but I really just needed a hub with some wireless coverage for a small dead spot. It has served that purpose very well, so I can't say I'm disappointed (except for the rebate and Trendnet's blatant fraud).
Pros: It burns and reads no problem.
Overall Review: It is set as a master drive, and that can't be easily changed, but a master drive is usually what you want for a notebook.
Pros: Relatively fast and it's cheap. Rebate came no problem.
Overall Review: My notebook doesn't let me manually set the RAM's speed settings, so I just had to take it on faith that it was going 667 and not 533.
Pros: Fast, low energy consumption, no problems with it at all.
Overall Review: It's socket P, make sure your motherboard is too.
Pros: Connects my computer to my HDTV at 1080p with no problems and it looks great. Cable is well made and isn't flimsy.
Overall Review: Make sure your DVI port is DVI-D or DVI-I. DVI-A (analog) obviously won't work.
Pros: plays and burns dvds with no problems at all, great price for a great product
Overall Review: it only has SATA power, but it comes with a 4-pin legacy adapter (at least it did for me)
Pros: Ultra-Fast, SATA-II is amazing;
Quiet, I can't hear it even when it's outside of my case, by far the quietest hard drive I ever bought;
It stays very cool, even under high demand
Overall Review: takes an hour to format, but that's to be expected with a 500 gig hard drive (formats to 475 gigs, also to be expected);
it only has a SATA power connector, not a 4-pin legacy connector;
OEM means OEM, it's just a hard drive in bubble wrap, nothing else. Make sure you buy a SATA-II cable and a power cable.
If you're debating between hard drives, buy this one and you won't be disappointed.
Pros: wide angle is great, i never find myself backing up anymore
the video is simply amazing, its better than my camcorder, 30 fps full-resolution widescreen
good battery life
easily fits in my pocket
Cons: the video uses a lot of space, a 2 gig card only fits 20 minutes of video
doesn't work with a 4 gig card
low light pictures aren't great
no optical viewfinder, but I got used to it
Overall Review: I was debating between this and the Canon SD 600, and I'm glad I bought this one.
The videos are Quicktime files, but I use iTunes so they work fine.
Pros: very fast
X1600, works great, main reason for purchase
webcam, very usefull, it can be rotated 225 degrees
dvi-d output a plus
hotkeys are very useful
Cons: comes with xp home and fat32 hard drive formatting means you pretty much have to reformat your computer, but make sure you copy the drivers before or you will have to download them all again, and some you have to anyway, which is a pain w/ dial-up
Also, the battery life is pretty bad at 2.5 hours
Overall Review: If your willing to spend at least 4 hours setting it up its a good buy, but it is really almost useless out of the box
also, no mouse port, so you would have to have a usb mouse
Pros: It work's great. Easy to install; the drivers cd worked no problem. Also, the software let's you track your connection very well.
Cons: The software is sort of confusing, but it works. Configuring w/ windows works great.
Overall Review: Buy it! Trust me, ditch your qualms about it being almost free and buy it!