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David B.

David B.

Joined on 02/15/07

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Product Reviews
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Most Favorable Review

good choice for HTPC

MSI A68HI AC FM2+ AMD A68H SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard
MSI A68HI AC FM2+ AMD A68H SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 HDMI Mini ITX AMD Motherboard

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.

Cons: None.

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 )

Most Critical Review

faulty mem

HIS Radeon X1050 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card H105H256AN
HIS Radeon X1050 256MB DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card H105H256AN

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.

Very nice, for $300

Seiki SE42UM Class 4K Ultra UHDTV
Seiki SE42UM Class 4K Ultra UHDTV

Pros: 2nd Seiki TV/monitor - quite light, no dead pixels, and my little Kabini powered HTPC outputs 4k as expected.

Cons: None yet - will post again if something comes up.

11/24/2015

Fine value.

42" 1080p LCD Monitor
42" 1080p LCD Monitor

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.