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brian r.

brian r.

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Great Product

TOSHIBA DVD Recorder & VCR Combo DVR670
TOSHIBA DVD Recorder & VCR Combo DVR670

Pros: Supports ATSC / NTSC and QAM! Upscales DVD to 1080P and "1080i". Easy to operate, manual is well written. Multiple inputs and outputs like Component and HDMI. Allows you to connect other devices and display them through the HD output. Support Divx video on DVD.

Cons: No volume button on the remote, and no DVD-DL support.

Overall Review: This is a stellar product. If your looking for an all in one device that does almost everything, this is it! I purchased this one for the QAM channels that I am able to get through Time Warner at no cost! That's right, free HD TV without messing with antennas. If you have half a brain you should have no problem operating this machine. The manual is well put together, and surprisingly it's not written in 10 different languages (just English). The DVD quality is very good but be sure the enable Progressive output in the setup menu, and supports 1080i. It doesn't have some of the more advanced features that other newer models have, but how many DVD/VHS combos come with a Digital tuner that supports QAM? Not many! The lack of volume button is a pain, so I decided to use a universal remote (get a good one), and everything seems to work fine. I only need the Toshiba remote for certain features lacking on the universal but it still beats using a second remote to adjust the volume.

Most Critical Review

Could be better

TUL AX480A7-F 754 ATI Radeon Xpress 200P ATX AMD Motherboard
TUL AX480A7-F 754 ATI Radeon Xpress 200P ATX AMD Motherboard

Pros: Nice onboard sound quality. comes with PCI-E. Stable motherboard

Cons: Audio connectors are backwards. No overclocking features. No gameport.

Overall Review: For the money its not too bad but the lack of any overclocking features makes it disapointing. Even with software overclocking, this motherboard will screetch to a halt. I would invest a little more for something better.

Great Printer, Lousy Software

XYZprinting da Vinci 2.0 Duo FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) ABS/PLA Dual Nozzle 3D Printer
XYZprinting da Vinci 2.0 Duo FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) ABS/PLA Dual Nozzle 3D Printer

Pros: Cheap 3D printer with enclosed space. large printer area, dual extruders, decent construction.

Cons: Software is junk, firmware is very limted, support almost non-existence.

Overall Review: i purchased this printer because it was cheap, it had good reviews, and I wanted something already built that was enclosed. When I first started using it I had trouble getting my prints to come out. Everything was moving around the bed causing a big mess. The glue they give you is garbage, better off using elmers brand instead. I tried to contact support about my issue but they was no help. After lots of research online I realized my problem was the software, and / or the firmware. So I decided to update the firmware with repetier 0.92, and boy what a difference. I could finally change temperatures on the bed and extruders which made a world of difference, infact I don't even use the glue sticks anymore. With the new firmware you can use the repetier host software, but it takes a bit to configure things. Instead I decided to purchase Simplify3d. Everyone was raving about it, but the cost was $150... Ouch! I have to say, now that i'm using a new firmware and software, this printer works fantastic! It's almost as good as one costing a few thousand dollars. Oh and by the way, if you do update the firmware with repetier, you can buy aftermarket abs or pla. no need to pay the high cost of their filaments.

Best AP for the money

Ubiquiti UAP – UniFi-US Indoor Wireless N300 Access Point/Bridge
Ubiquiti UAP – UniFi-US Indoor Wireless N300 Access Point/Bridge

Pros: Cheap, very reliable and easy to setup. 300 mbs speeds and has great coverage.

Cons: A web interface would be nice, but it relies on a client software to manage the AP.

Overall Review: I've been using this AP for around 6 months now and never has it needed to be restarted. It's fast and very reliable. I use it with my home built PFSENSE router and I feel like I've I got high grade Cisco Equipment in my house.

Great Router

ASUS RT-N16 802.11b/g/n Gigabit Wireless Router up to 300 Mbps DD-WRT Open Source support with USB Storage, Printer and Media Server
ASUS RT-N16 802.11b/g/n Gigabit Wireless Router up to 300 Mbps DD-WRT Open Source support with USB Storage, Printer and Media Server

Pros: Low cost router with lots of features. 3 removable antennas, gigabit lan, works with DD-WRT or Tomato firmware.

Cons: Gets hot so I installed a small fan inside. You can't overclock the cpu without it locking up, infact it ships underclocked.

Overall Review: The included firmware is not bad but your better off with either DD-WRT or Tomato. I had better like using Tomato, and found QoS works really well. This router does get hot, so I would add extra cooling if you want it to last.

10/28/2013

Awsome Deal!

PNY GeForce GT 240 512MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card VCGGT2405G5XXB
PNY GeForce GT 240 512MB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 Video Card VCGGT2405G5XXB

Pros: I can't believe I only paid $40 for this video card! It has outperformed my previous setup with 2 x SLI Geforce 8600 GT cards. Plays Skyrim in high detail very well!

Cons: None!

Overall Review: For $40, I dont think you can find a better value.

12/11/2011