Joined on 02/15/07
good choice for HTPC
Pros: Took all of 10 minutes to assemble in case and boot up (A10 / SSD / 2 mem). Built-in wifi connects at 43mb from router 80' away thru 4 walls. 1866 Memory detected w/o any adjustment. Loaded w/Win 8 Pro 64.
Overall Review: Going from Win 8 Pro 64 to Win 8.1 Pro 64, lost HDMI audio - and noticed graphics reverted back to Intel generic. Reloaded AMD chipset - all good. ( not really a CON of the board, just FYI )
Pros: Shipped fairly quickly
Cons: Had to RMA 2 of these - as other reviewer suggested, I will go purchase locally. Tried HIS(CD) drivers, latest catalyst, etc. No change. Probably bad memory. Wouldn't play older or newer (DX7 8 9) games without locking up solid.
Overall Review: 30 year hardware tech, so I kinda know what I'm doing.
Pros: Received both components with all cables/paperwork intact. Setup was a breeze - as I am in a metro area, I picked up 14 over-the-air HD channels with simple UHF antenna on first day. No dead pixels - has all the inputs I need. Blu-ray playback through PS3 using HDMI was excellent. Seems to be ½ the price of comparable brands.
Cons: Only function I see missing is ability to delete unwanted channels - 'blocked' does not seem to block. I have to delete all channels ( by aborting AutoScan ) and adding one at a time. Also a neat way to observe signal strength, during channel addition.
Overall Review: Would buy another, if I had another TV room.