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Robert M.

Robert M.

Joined on 02/21/04

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Most Favorable Review

Great picture, easy to setup

Samsung Q6FN 55" QLED 4K UHD Q HDR Smart TV QN55Q6FNAFXZA
Samsung Q6FN 55" QLED 4K UHD Q HDR Smart TV QN55Q6FNAFXZA

Pros: Easy to set up; more features than I'll ever use. Good sound and picture overall. I haven't tried the voice control option yet. I've never seen a remote control with so few buttons, but it works well. The optical cable from the TV to the Samsung soundbar automatically changed the TV's sound output to the soundbar! Setup wanted the password to my router and then seamlessly and quickly connected - I didn't have to change anything to get it working. Setup asked for my credit card info which I assume is to subscribe to the various streaming service built in to the TV. I declined of course. I do wonder why anyone would add their credit card info into to a TV with two-way digital.

Cons: At the higher numbered channels of Verizon FIOS, the picture often stutters and freezes, sometimes the sound continues and sometimes the screen goes black. Haven't seen any of these conditions below VZN channel 700. I'm using a gold-plated 6' HDMI cable from the verizon box to the TV. I never had these issues on my 8 year old Samsung 40" TV. I've tried adjusting the TV's video and audio settings with several combinations, but haven't been able to fix the problems.

Overall Review: Even with the cons above, I would buy this TV again. Ordered from NewEgg on 11/24/18; it arrived 12/7/18. None of my previous NewEgg orders (back to 2004) ever took so long to arrive.

12/10/2018
Most Critical Review

400x400 mounting holes are out of alignment

TV Wall Mount Articulating Bracket LED LCD Swivel Tilt 32 37 39 40 46 48 50 55
TV Wall Mount Articulating Bracket LED LCD Swivel Tilt 32 37 39 40 46 48 50 55

Pros: Easy to install. Instructions easy to follow. Arrived earlier than promised. It's sturdy. Comes with several different sized screws that should work with most TVs.

Cons: I was only able to align 3 of the 4 400mmx400mm screws with my Samsung TV's threaded mounting holes . The lower left-hand bracket hole does not align with the TV's threaded mounting hole. I'll just have to live with it.

Overall Review: If your TV has 400mmx400mm mounting holes - look for another product

12/31/2018

Does just what I expected

Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 PCI-E Dual HDMI / DVI-D / Dual DP OC w/ Backplate (UEFI), 100411P8GOCL
Sapphire PULSE Radeon RX 580 8GB GDDR5 PCI-E Dual HDMI / DVI-D / Dual DP OC w/ Backplate (UEFI), 100411P8GOCL

Pros: Fits in case Runs cool and smoothly, but I haven't tried to overclock or otherwise stress it. Went to Sapphire's support page to download and install the software to monitor and manage it. (This is not a con because I have no CD/DVD burner/reader installed on the computer.)

Cons: None so far

Overall Review: Running it on an I-5 6600K, Gigabyte Z170 Designare board with 16 GB G Skill F4-3200C 16-8GVRB with Windows 10 Pro.

Windows 10 pro full version

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro - Full Retail Version (USB Flash Drive)
Microsoft Windows 10 Pro - Full Retail Version (USB Flash Drive)

Pros: It finds everything, including wireless printers and desktop screens from other machines on the network I like the firewall and anti-virus Runs well, with noticeably faster boots than earlier MS operating systems.

Cons: A little tricky loading/configuring it the way I wanted it on my computer It's more expensive than I would have liked

Overall Review: As a long-time MS customer, back to MS-DOS and most windows versions, this is the smoothest operating system MS has produced yet. I also like that it let me opt-out of targeted ads.

Works as advertised and more sophisticated than the old UV lights

DEEPCOOL Addressable RGB LED 35cm Lighting Strip with Built-in Magnet or Support Adhesive Strips Motherboard Sync
DEEPCOOL Addressable RGB LED 35cm Lighting Strip with Built-in Magnet or Support Adhesive Strips Motherboard Sync

Pros: Easy to follow directions. Plenty of wire leader to place the LEDs where i wanted, extra length was easy to conceal within my case. Bright LEDs, which I like.

Cons: None. I have an aluminum case so I don't know if the magnets work. I didn't use the alternative adhesive strips - I was able to tuck them in my case's framework.

Overall Review: If you want lighting insdie your case, these are a great solution and I would recommend them, especially if your motherboard has the power pins to illuminate them.

Trusted thermal compound

Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G
Arctic Silver 5 High-Density Polysynthetic Silver Thermal Compound AS5-3.5G

Pros: Economical, easy to spread and relatively easy to clean up.

Cons: I always get some on my finger from the spreading, but rubbing alcohol gets it off. Yes, I use a clean coffee filter to clean, and spread it - it still gets on my finger.

Overall Review: Economical and effective thermal compound.