Date Joined: 12/07/03
Pros: Working now *if* you run the driver install first from the CD before you insert the card. You have to run the NEC D720202(1) setup off the CD first. I only know after emailing the seller. They replied within 24 hours and their instruction worked for Win7 64-bit pro.
Cons: I haven't been able to get this expresscard to eject on its own in my Lenovo T410 like the blank card does. I had to use needle nose pliers and pull it out. Not that big a deal since I plan to leave it in for the most part.
Pros: This machine looked like new. Lenovo business class machine at a great price if you don't need bleeding edge model.
Cons: Was erroneously shipped with the wrong power supply and 32-bit OS instead of 64-bit OS in the sales spec.
Overall Review: I had an issues listed above, but contacted Atlanta Electronics who fulfilled the order and they worked with me in good faith to make it right w/o having to return this item. Now I have the correct PS and Win7 Pro 64-bit. So far everything works great. This is my second refurbed 410 I've bought on NewEgg in six weeks. Both are working great so far.
Pros: Price was good. It records video. Motion detection works pretty well.
Cons: USB backup feature does not work. So if you capture a crime on hard drive, don't expect to export it to USB stick. (This was my case.) Tech support guy Frank couldn't help and was rude and simply hung up on the chat session. There is no way to recover the video files from the hard drive as it's a ext2 file system with *.nvr index and a raw partition with the elementary streams on it. Thus windows nor Linux can see the *.264 files directly. Also the 'reverse' playback doesn't work right. This product is loaded with bugs, so don't rely on it when you really need something solid. It's a shoddy toy. Might be Ok for watching a cat while you are at work but not for real surveillance when it counts.
Overall Review: Unreliable and buggy product. When something serious happens, this can bite you bad... which unfortunately was my case.
Cons: Bought 3 of these for a multi-display project. Used quality Cat6 cable of 75ft lengths. Absolutely nothing but black on displays at 480p, 720p, and 1080p. None of them worked. Tried other cables also. My thinking is these are not being tested in China (surprise) and newegg is stuck holding a bunch of bad units.
Overall Review: It's been more than 30 days since I received these as I paid for what I thought were better than average units. Thus I'm a bag holder and out $120. A bought a different make/model $17 unit I from another source and it works incredibly well at multiple resolutions and doesn't require a power supply.
Pros: Runs Ubunut 11 Ok, but know what you are doing. Durable metal case. HDMI output.
Cons: The provided CPU fan died within 45 days. Proprietary form factor may be hard to substitute another fan that isn't junk. Mechanical tolerances marginal. Had to remove PCB and re-seat it offset hard to one side to get the cut outs to allow for HDMI connector to mate with a HDMI cable.
Overall Review: Should be $50 cheaper else put in a real ball bearing fan. Media player boxes should be expected to run 24/7 by design. Nice form factor and metal case is solid, not flimsy.
Pros: Price, quiet (at first), and relatively fast.
Cons: Clunking every 3 seconds. Owned this for two weeks. Doesn't sound good from what I've read about clunking WD hard drives. My first SATA drive and first WD to show early signs of impending failure. Pinging other folks and they say WD has gone off track in the quality dept. They are telling me to get a Seagate now.