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Charles S.

Charles S.

Joined on 06/14/07

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Simple - Simple - Simple

NETGEAR 8-Port Fast Ethernet 10/100 Unmanaged Switch (FS108NA)
NETGEAR 8-Port Fast Ethernet 10/100 Unmanaged Switch (FS108NA)

Pros: Well made with a durable enclosure and extremely simple to employ in a small office environment. I installed this device in an office with 2 printers, a wireless network and 5 independent computers. I simply removed it from the box, connected the Ethernet cat 5e cable from the back of the wireless router to the number 1 port on the switch, connected the printers to the original router, and the office computers to the switch. I plugged in the power and BAM!!!! - everything worked. What more could a simple IT guy ask for?

Cons: Are you kidding?

Overall Review: I highly recommend this device for small office networks. Setup is super fast and the device senses what's going on with each connection. No patch/crossover cables, no assigning IP addresses, just plug and play!!! If you can imaging a power strip for your network, you just use the router as the power source and connect it to the switch. Then plug everything in and it works. Don't hesitate - buy this very reasonably priced switch today.

12/15/2010

Think HDMI

Toshiba 32" 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV
Toshiba 32" 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV

Pros: I'm only writing this review to address the comment earlier about the TV's computer input not measuring up to 1080i standards. If you're using a D-Sub connector between your computer and the TV then yes, your limited to 1280 x 1024. Fortunately, most new computers are coming out with HDMI ports. Also, a DVI port can also produce the 1080i resolution. So even if your computer doesn't have HDMI or DVI, you can add a video card for about $60.00 and still have HDMI or DVI.

Cons: If your computer is a laptop limited to a D-sub connector, you will be limited to the 1280 x 1024 which is still pretty darn good.

Overall Review: I currently watch movies on my 5 year old Gateway laptop with a D-Sub VGA type connector to the TV. It's not Blu-ray but it's still pretty good. Based on the price and specs of this Toshiba, I highly recommend it. In fact, I think I'll go order one now.