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David G.

David G.

Joined on 03/01/03

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Most Favorable Review

eMachines Upgrade

Visiontek Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 (DVI-I, HDMI, VGA), 900358
Visiontek Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 (DVI-I, HDMI, VGA), 900358

Pros: Works well in my old eMachines ET1352-01. Using the HDMI out with Audio to connect to my 50" flat screen. Great picture and sound. Netflix, YouTube and HDHomeRun all work Great! Card runs cool for not having a fan.

Cons: None for my use.

Overall Review: I also added a better power supply (I had lying around) and upgraded the system memory to 4GB and the operating system to Windows 7 Pro. I am now using the system as a HTPC. I am pretty happy considering I was ready to toss it thing in the trash!

Most Critical Review

Junk

ONKYO TX-NR414 5.1-Channel 3-D Ready Network A/V Receiver
ONKYO TX-NR414 5.1-Channel 3-D Ready Network A/V Receiver

Pros: It is pretty and worked for almost two weeks. Had to say something nice because there is no option for zero eggs!

Cons: Make sure you read all the other reviews on this receiver before buying. I choose to ignore the bad reviews and I am sorry I did. Mine failed after two weeks with intermittent loss of video feed-through. I purchased this for it's A/V switching capabilities so I was pretty upset. Yeah, it sounded fine but became totally useless for my application.

Overall Review: I have been a big fan of newegg for years. Unfortunately I purchased this receiver elsewhere due to price (TD). I had the hardest time returning it for a refund and was sorry I had not purchased from newegg. They are always great about return. Purchased a Yamaha RX-V471 to replace this from newegg. Much better quality.

eMachines Upgrade

AMD Athlon II X2 260 - Athlon II X2 Regor Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 65W Desktop Processor - ADX260OCGMBOX
AMD Athlon II X2 260 - Athlon II X2 Regor Dual-Core 3.2 GHz Socket AM3 65W Desktop Processor - ADX260OCGMBOX

Pros: Purchased this to bring some life to my 3 year old eMachines ET1352-01. It was running an Athlon II 160u 1.8GHz (AM2) with 2GB of DDR3. I upgraded the memory to 4GB, the operating system to Windows 7 Pro and popped this baby in and it runs like a whole new machine!

Cons: Heat-sink/fan assembly is pretty flimsy but works just fine for a 65 Watt CPU. Not worth deducting an egg, but worth mentioning.

Overall Review: I also added a better power supply (I had lying around) and a Radeon HD 5450 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 video card to the setup and now use the system as a HTPC. I am pretty happy considering I was ready to toss this thing in the trash!

Great Range

AT&T CL81309 1.9 GHz Digital 3X Handsets Cordless Phone
AT&T CL81309 1.9 GHz Digital 3X Handsets Cordless Phone

Pros: I am very impressed with this phone system. Works great and sound quality is very good. The most impressive thing is the range of the headsets.

Cons: I had to put everything together and wait for the headsets to charge before I could play!

Overall Review: I was skeptical about the quality of this phone system after seeing it at a local retailer but I could not be more happy now that I own this product.