Joined on 04/18/06
Great value in a 4K monitor
Pros: - 4K resolution is very pleasant to the eye - Large screen helps a lot if you are a programmer and use applications that require a lot of screen real estate. You'll spend more time developing and not scrolling around the screen. - Although it is not an adjustable stand, it seems sturdy enough and monitor does not wobble when you type. - Nice looking slick design and seems to have good construction quality. - Have not found any screen imperfections or dead pixels.
Cons: - The OSD takes some time to learn how to use. It will not come up unless there is an active input to the monitor. Initially I thought the OSD was locked out. - Does not work very smoothly with multiple input connections/monitors. Sometimes it is a real chore to switch between monitor sources. Apparently, this issue often happens when using a 4K monitor in conjunction with other lower resolution monitors. - Had to fiddle around with monitor settings to get it to work with my older Lenovo yoga laptop at full 4K resolution. Discovered that had to set the DP configuration to 1.1 to get it to work (default DP setting is 1.2).
Overall Review: - Overall, great monitor value and cons are minor. - Would be nice if it had one more DP input port, and mini HDMI.
These cables got me out of a bind
Pros: The mini connectors on these cables take up very little space and are excellent for connections in tight spaces. Case in point, my ASUS Maximus V Formula motherboard has horizontal SATA sockets, and the shape of my computer case made all the lower sockets inaccessible. However, these connectors are small enough to easily plug into these recessed motherboard connectors that were once unusable!!! Wow, what a relief!!!
Cons: Absolutely none. These connectors were a lifesaver!!!
Not easy to set up -- Follow-up
Pros: This is a follow-up to my initial review posted on 12/19. One of the cons I mentioned was that the unit loses TV signal on both tuners periodically. After doing exhaustive searching on the internet, this issue seems to be pretty common. It affects not only this Hauppauge unit, but the HDHomeRun as well. The reason is that both units share some of the same hardware. The way I was able to resolve this issue is by following the advice of several posters out there: completely uninstall your anti-virus program and switch to Microsoft Security Essentials. The Hauppauge support website has instructions on how to adjust the firewall when using McAfee anti-virus, but this does not work.
Cons: Still seeing occassional issue when viewing copy protected channels in WMC where the screen momentarily goes dark and then Win7 comes back with error: Display driver stopped responding and has recovered However, this appears to be an issue with the graphics card/drivers, and is not related to the Hauppauge unit.