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Steven D.

Steven D.

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Most Favorable Review

Super!

SCEPTRE X20G-Naga III Black 20.1" 8ms(GTG) Widescreen HD Ready LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 800:1, US Warranty
SCEPTRE X20G-Naga III Black 20.1" 8ms(GTG) Widescreen HD Ready LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 800:1, US Warranty

Pros: great resolution, build quality, fantastic specs for the money

Cons: clunky display adjustment menu

Overall Review: just as good, with better specs, than Samxxxx and Sxxx, at half the price. love the wide screen. perfect for tv viewing, web browsing, gaming. super fast response. hdtv ready. can't beat this monitor. newegg had it at my door in 3 days! great deal all around

Most Critical Review

don't buy this monitor until...

SCEPTRE X20G-Naga III Black 20.1" 8ms(GTG) Widescreen HD Ready LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 800:1, US Warranty
SCEPTRE X20G-Naga III Black 20.1" 8ms(GTG) Widescreen HD Ready LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 800:1, US Warranty

Pros: nice color, contrast, specs, no dead pixels, very bright

Cons: semms to have a major screen refresh problem

Overall Review: don't buy this monitor until Sceptre fixes the refresh problem mentioned in these reviews; tearing/stuttering/choppiness very noticable in all video, including rapid scrolling of web pages--VERY annoying, just not right. Sceptre is aware of this but no work-around yet according to tech support contacted 12-13-05. Also make sure you send back your warranty card!

12/14/2005

great value

Pioneer VSX-821-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver
Pioneer VSX-821-K 5.1-Channel 3D Ready A/V Receiver

Pros: outstanding value at $189 with promo code. Does everything it says it does. Better sounding than my 10-year old high end Sony receiver. Typical Pioneer execution for quality, fit and function.

Cons: might be overkill for some; lots of functions and buttons, fairly complex. Could have easier to use speaker connections if you have large fingers.

Overall Review: you can run your total AV experience through this receiver, but be prepared to spend a good deal of time with the manual and experimenting with the numerous features. Takes time to figure out how to use the remote and what all the buttons actually do. But once you do, the receiver is excellent.

Well Worth It!

WINTEC FileMate 8GB Professional Class 10 Secure Digital SDHC Card - Retail
WINTEC FileMate 8GB Professional Class 10 Secure Digital SDHC Card - Retail

Pros: Fast and responsive. Faster reads and writes.

Cons: none

Overall Review: Super fast for both photos and videos.

Very good!

Hauppauge PCTV HD Stick 801e SE  USB 2.0
Hauppauge PCTV HD Stick 801e SE USB 2.0

Pros: What a great little device! Hooked my cable to it, popped it into a free USB 2.0 slot, and it worked immediately with Win7 64-bit, Media Center. Never removed the included software from the package.

Cons: Haven't found any yet.

Overall Review: TV on your PC for about 50 bucks with no aggravation/issues. Easy to move from computer to computer without cracking open the case. Get it if you want a quick, cool way to watch TV on your computer.

12/10/2010

great value

ASRock H55M-LE LGA 1156 Intel H55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard
ASRock H55M-LE LGA 1156 Intel H55 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard

Pros: cheap, great ASRock software utilities, surprisingly abundant bios choices, easily overclockable, seems reliable. No problems with Win 7 64- bit. Booted flawlessly first time.

Cons: PCI express slot useless; any decent graphics card will block it completely. Overall layout could be better. I took off one egg for these issues.

Overall Review: You get a lot for your money here.