Joined on 10/05/02
Smart phone, reasonably priced
Pros: Having owned smart phones of one variety or another since 2001, I can easily say that the Moto G is the best one I've ever used. The screen is large and excellent in appearance. Having an FM radio tuner is surprisingly handy. Apps run pretty smoothly (e.g. Candy Crush). I haven't run any 3D intensive games, however. Slingplayer mobile (a video streaming app) runs well. The built in Motorola find my phone function works well (I've already utilized it once when I left my phone behind at an ice rink). And even if I were to lose it, I'd only be out $100 instead of $600.
Cons: The only drawbacks are the non-expandable memory and non-removable battery.
Overall Review: I bought a silicone bumper case that includes a kickstand in the back, which really makes watching videos more convenient.
Works well, once it's activated
Pros: It really does record up to 4 simultaneous digital streams from your cable system. Installation of the card and drivers is easy. But...
Cons: Receiving the authorization code from the cable company so you can view all the channels you're paying for is a problem. I performed the install on my end correctly, but it took 2 visits from Comcast by 2 techs, plus three other people the techs called, before my card finally received the authorization code. The tech visits were after 2 days of phone-based support. Apparently one person at Comcast in my area knows the proper activation procedure, and once the techs got a hold of her, problem solved. Also, the card is a little on the pricey side.
Overall Review: I didn't like having to upgrade to Windows 7 in order to use this card, but it wasn't a huge stumbling block. I am a current user and prefer the interface of BeyondTV, but sadly BTV is no longer being updated and doesn't work with the Ceton.
Pros: Small size, quiet
Cons: No front audio jacks, smallish 160 GB HD
Overall Review: It's a very decent machine for doing most computing tasks. For those people who don't want a large tower case next to their desk, this gPC mini is a fine computer. I'm not a fan of Vista, but it seems to run swimmingly here.
Pros: Picture quality is ok for NTSC composite. User interface is as expected.
Cons: My biggest complaint is that the unit will not zoom small frame files to full screen. I have some divx files encoded at 176x144 frame size. The unit plays them at exact frame size, which is a little box centered on screen. I would rather have it play full screen and pixellated.
Overall Review: If the full-screen playback of non-full-screen videos is fixable in firmware, I hope Inoi does so.