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Michael B.

Michael B.

Joined on 03/14/04

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Most Favorable Review

Surprisingly good for such a low priced item, especially when compared to the cost of other capture items.

1 pc Whistle USB Micro SD SDHC Card Reader - Flash Drive - TF
1 pc Whistle USB Micro SD SDHC Card Reader - Flash Drive - TF

Pros: Did a perfect capture of an old video tape from an old Panasonic VCR. I used the composite output from the VCR--the three RCA plugs that were red, white and yellow. A male to male set of cables was necessary (and not provided) to connect the VCR to the EasyCap. Fortunately these cables are very standard, and I had a few of them available.

Cons: I could not figure out how to control the location of the captured video. The program put the video in "My Documents" on my SSD booting drive. I would have preferred to have them located on a different drive. I was using Windows 7. Also, the format of the capture video was MP2--I could find no way to choose a different format, although the MP2 was fine for my purposes. I converted the MP2 to a DVD using Adobe Premiere Elements v. 11.

Overall Review: It's possible that this product would work with different capture software, and thus overcome the above mentioned issues. But note that those issues were not critical, and certainly did not cause me to lower the rating, especially given the cost/effectiveness of this product.

Most Critical Review

Worst experience I ever had on NewEgg.

AMD Gift - QUAKE Champions Pack
AMD Gift - QUAKE Champions Pack

Pros: None.

Cons: Wasted an hour trying to download this "free" game. Had to first create one account on a strange site with all the usual nonsense, and after going through that process instead of giving me my game, they directed me to another site where I had to create another full account with emails, secret questions, etc. etc. Through this process I had to get and submit multiple email codes, and a text code on my phone in order to avoid a 24 hour delay. Finally, instead of letting me download the game, they made me download some multi megabyte starter program, after which I had to sign in again to get the game. But then I couldn't find out where to get the game, which of the many codes to enter, etc. I finally found someplace to enter one of the codes, and instead of letting me download the game, they wanted me to download a beta version and be a beta tester. What the heck is going on here? In disgust I through out all the codes and names and passwords and favorite ice creams and everything else associated with this so called free gift. Thanks for nothing NewEgg.

11/11/2017

Excellent.

TP-Link 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch | Plug and Play | Desktop or Wall-Mount | Plastic Case Ethernet Splitter | Fanless | Traffic Optimization | Unmanaged (TL-SG1005D)
TP-Link 5 Port Gigabit Ethernet Network Switch | Plug and Play | Desktop or Wall-Mount | Plastic Case Ethernet Splitter | Fanless | Traffic Optimization | Unmanaged (TL-SG1005D)

Pros: Connected two computers and a line from my Gigabit router. Was able to transfer files between the computers at a speed very close to a Gigabit per second (1000 Mbps). Also, I have a 200 Mbps program with my internet provider, and Speedtest.net showed that I was able to download data from the internet at about 230 Mbps on each computer separately--the same speed that I achieved before connecting this switch. So overall I am extremely happy and pleasantly surprised by the performance of this product.

Overall Review: I highly recommend this product.

Excellent product

Sapphire Radeon NITRO+ RX 570 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E Dual HDMI / DVI-D / Dual DP w/ Backplate (UEFI), 100412NT+4GL
Sapphire Radeon NITRO+ RX 570 4GB GDDR5 PCI-E Dual HDMI / DVI-D / Dual DP w/ Backplate (UEFI), 100412NT+4GL

Pros: I've been very happy with this. It works exactly as expected.

Cons: I had a slight confusion about the fact that it has two power connectors--a 6 pin and an 8 pin. Do I use one or both? If one, which one? There was no instruction provided. So I'm using both of them since I had the connectors available. Seems to work fine.

Overall Review: 1. My experience with the Turbo switch on top of the card is as follows: When the switch is in the Turbo position, it consumed an additional 30 watts of power, or 22% more, while the performance of the card, as measured by Time Spy 1.1, increased only 5%. For my purposes, the extra speed was not worth the extra power, heat and stress on the card. 2. I downloaded Sapphire's TRIXX software that, among other things, allowed me to control the fan speed profile. Uncontrolled, the built in fan profile allowed the temperature to stabilize at a maximum of 74 degrees C under a full load as provided by running the FurMark program for 10 minutes. Using TRIXX I changed the fan profile so that the fans kicked in at 50 degrees, reached 40% at 60 degrees, and 100% at 70 degrees. Under this profile, the maximum temperature never exceeded 62 degrees, and I never heard a sound from the very quiet fans.

11/17/2017

Died after two months

Rosewill RCH-200 - 2-Port USB 3.0 Front Panel Hub with 20-Pin Connector - Fits 3.5" Drive Bay, Aluminum Frame
Rosewill RCH-200 - 2-Port USB 3.0 Front Panel Hub with 20-Pin Connector - Fits 3.5" Drive Bay, Aluminum Frame

Pros: Worked fine while it worked.

Cons: Ports were very tight. It was difficult to get the USB plugs in. Perhaps there was something originally defective about these ports because the right port stopped working after two months.

Excellent Discs--Burn at 12X

Verbatim 25GB 6X BD-R 25 Packs Spindle Disc Model 97457
Verbatim 25GB 6X BD-R 25 Packs Spindle Disc Model 97457

Pros: The combination of these discs with the Pioneer BDR208 burner allows burning at 12X. I was very surprised when the 12X option came up, but it seems to work perfectly. I often drop the speed down to 10X just to feel more comfortable. I've never had a bad disk.

Cons: None

10/25/2013