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Barry B.

Barry B.

Joined on 04/10/06

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Sounds Outstanding

Energy Take 5 Pack 5 CH Home Theater Speaker System
Energy Take 5 Pack 5 CH Home Theater Speaker System

Pros: Energy Customer Support Small Piano Black Quality of construction

Cons: none

Overall Review: After enjoying these speakers for 3 years with 0 problems my center channel developed static. After a single email to customer support and a couple followups with original invoice and ship to info, my new driver is on the way. No questions asked!

Most Critical Review

Busted in Shipping. Bad Packaging from Manufacture

nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Acrylic / Steel HTPC 6000B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case
nMEDIAPC Black Aluminum / Acrylic / Steel HTPC 6000B ATX Media Center / HTPC Case

Pros: Design Price Neweggs Eggcelent customer service!

Cons: Plastic on front is very fragile Very low Manufacturing tolerances Shipping box has no tape and flaps where cardboard folds fails in shipping Power button feels cheap

Overall Review: Received the case and the bottom of the box could not even be shut anymore. The box rattle like broken glass. Large hole in the side of the box, where I could see physical damage to the case. Contacted newegg, who asked me to open and inspect package. Upon inspection noted all the plastic stand offs that mount the front plastic bezel to the metal frame were broken. Front panel could'nt be reattached. Also the front panel had large cracks and chunks missing on most corners. Newegg promptly submitted a claim for the damage to the carrier and refunded my money. I also noticed that all the screw holes seemed to have been used. There were tooling marks on the holes and the screws. Like the case had been used. Don't buy this case if you are relying on it. I did. Theres nothing worse than ordering all your build components and the very last piece show up smashed, and apparently used. Plus your money tied up.

Rosewill Infrared Halogen Convection Oven R-HCO-11001
Rosewill Infrared Halogen Convection Oven R-HCO-11001

Pros: Can't think of any. Honestly I am trying. Hmmm, its thick glass? Fun to watch food cook. Was excited when I got it.

Cons: Cumbersome to clean/ handle due to size and weight. Bottom of everything I have cooked is soggy. Condensation cloolects around the sides on the bottom during the cook. I have to flip food.

Overall Review: FULL DISCLOSURE: I own the same model under a different brand name however every little detail is the exact same, from the specs, accesories included, color etc. Lots og guys have the older cookers like this that have the heating element in the, They seem to cook more evenly. This one has a halogen bulb in it thats regulated by turning off and on by a thermostat rather than maintaing a constant temp throughout the cook.

Does what I ask at a great price.

KGuard CA108-H02 4 Camera+8 Channel DVR with Remote Web / Mobile Phone Access (HD Sold Separately)
KGuard CA108-H02 4 Camera+8 Channel DVR with Remote Web / Mobile Phone Access (HD Sold Separately)

Pros: $300 for a fully operational surveillance system including 1 TB HDD (when I bought it). Small footprint Includes everything you need VGA + 2 additional video outputs My old $30 cameras from harbor freight hook right up with A simple bnc-rca connector 8 channel Motion activation works on mine and you can block pixels that have constant movement, like tees in the back/foreground Fully functional by the buttons on the front panel Quiet Not extremely hot The OS is dead simple to navigate and control via the remote and or mouse, or ie from a computer on or off the network Remote viewing and control including settings Works on my Android and iphone (ip cam viewer)

Cons: Overall feel is cheap, however its commensurate with the price Ran extremely hot first day, but now runs modestly cool VGA settings outside of your monitor support can cause headaches Insulator on wires is very soft and cuts easily BNC connectors on back panel thin and flex a lot Specs say Sony 1/3" or Sharp 1/4" cam included. I got the Sharp. Picture quality is as good or maybe a little less than my $30 Harbor Freight Cameras Red lights on the cam face when IR lights activated Manual is OK not great

Overall Review: Initially I hooked up via VGA and adjusted the display settings to something out of range of my monitor. It took a lot of research to learn how to get the DVR to display on something to get the display back. I fixed this by getting a BNC to RCA connector and hooked up to my 1080P LCD TV via the BNC/RCA. Now I use the VGA to a monitor at the DVR and the RCA signal into a channel 3 modulator, from there I inject it into my home cable. Now cameras are on channel 4 anywhere in the house. Including Windows Media center and my HTPC. I have never worked with DNS server or opening ports on my network. I made it work with my old router but getting a wrt54g router with built in DNS server plus my dyndns.org address made it easier for all outside network access. I view my cameras for all sorts of reasons, I never knew I would. One on the kids in the Backyard, one on the dogs while at work, one on the driveway, etc. etc, from the phone, bedroom, kitchen, living room TV or any c

DOA

D-Link DGS-2205/RE Unmanaged 5-Port Green Technology Desktop Switch
D-Link DGS-2205/RE Unmanaged 5-Port Green Technology Desktop Switch

Pros: Price Shipping

Cons: Dead on Arrival. Power light comes on, but no activity lights. Tried different cables and different machines.

Overall Review: Gave an egg for the price and fast shipping, took 3 away because mine was DOA.