cover
John U.

John U.

Joined on 09/23/06

1
0

Product Reviews
product reviews
  • 4
Most Favorable Review
Olevia 26" 720p LCD HDTV - 226T
Olevia 26" 720p LCD HDTV - 226T

Pros: Nice easy to use LCD. Setup was a breeze. Very good picture when viewing from straight on or from above.

Cons: We use this LCD in our bedroom and have it set up higher then our direct viewing angle. Even with it tiolted down there are major issues in that the colors wash out and blacks go almost 2 dimansional. When viewed straight on this is not a problem. Only when looking up at the TV from below is it an issue and then only on dark sceens.

Overall Review: The blue neon light is on when the TV is off. It is so bright it acts as a night lite. I actually put black tape over it because it was too bright. When the TV is on the light goes off. Also, our remote for our cable box does not recognize the TV in any mode. The remotte works on other TV codes but not one for this Olivia product.

Most Critical Review

Constant Crashing Update - Found Cause

MSI CODEX R 10SC-006US - Intel Core i7-10700F - 16 GB DDR4 - 1 TB HDD + 512 GB SSD - GeForce RTX 2060 - Gaming Desktop
MSI CODEX R 10SC-006US - Intel Core i7-10700F - 16 GB DDR4 - 1 TB HDD + 512 GB SSD - GeForce RTX 2060 - Gaming Desktop

Cons: Constant crashing, even if just using multiple Google browser windows and nothing else.

Overall Review: The computer and specs for the price was too good to pass up. In fact I convinced my oldest son to also buy one. The problem is both computers experience constant crashing. I re-seated all the cards and cables, did a chkdsk, got rid of some of the bloat software and still the crashes. I also did a check to make sure Win 10 didn't have an issue. I noticed another user having the same problem. So far I can't figure out what the cause is. If the crashing was fixed I would give it 5/5 but right now it's barely 2/5. UPDATE: The cause of the constant crashing is the SD that they install. I believe the SSD is incompatible with the motherboard. I replaced the SSD with a different one (this time M2 instead of the SATA SSD) and did a totally new Windows 10 install without any of their bloatware. It's been 4 days and not a single crash. I used to experience crashes 3-10 times a day. I called MSI support and they still completely deny all of this saying nothing is wrong with their SSD's. There are 3 possibilities: 1) Their Windows 10 installation is trash and their bloatware causes crashes. But others have reinstalled the OS many times and still get crashes. 2) The SSD's are either bad or incompatible. I know it's the SSD because I moved everything off the C drive (SSD) except the OS and the number of crashes went down. A bad batch might explain why some select few don't seem to experience the constant crashes. 3) A combination of 1 & 2. Something in their bloat software is on the SSD (C drive) and the C drive is crashing because of this bloat software. So if you experience crashes you will have to get a new SSD and reinstall Windows 10, without the bloat software. As for MSI I contacted them numerous times and got zero satisfaction. They offered to "replace" the SSD is I sent them the whole computer (me paying shipping). That was like half the cost of a new SSD.

Big Problems

EVGA GeForce 9600 GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 512-P3-N861-AR
EVGA GeForce 9600 GT 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 SLI Support Video Card 512-P3-N861-AR

Pros: None right now.

Cons: This card has some major issues in running many different games. Nvidia and EVGA all admit it. Do not buy this card till they work out the issues.

Overall Review: Once they do fix it it should be a real good card for the money.

Good Surprise

Cooler Master Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Cooler Master Centurion 5 CAC-T05-UB Black /Blue Aluminum Bezel , SECC Chassis ATX Mid Tower Computer Case

Pros: I ordered the product before reading the reviews. While waiting I became worried about missing parts and easily breakable items. None of this happened to me. Everything worked great and the case is better then expected.

Cons: Not a con really but if you need instructions rely on your motherboard over the case instructions

Overall Review: The airflow is tremendous and the fans are very quiet. I had to check to make sure they were spinning.