Date Joined: 01/25/05
Pros: Great full sound.
Cons: Needs a lot of power. Bi-amping is almost a must to get the max amount of sound out of these
Overall Review: First receiver didn't support bi-amping and these were ok. Replaced it after about a year with one that does and immediately noticed a huge difference in the quality of sound.
Pros: The design, number of inputs seems to be sufficient
Cons: Sound seems to go out sometimes when I pause or fast forward my DVR, no Bluetooth, unimpressive performance, cannot bi-amp speakers, no front inputs
Overall Review: I can't believe the original MSRP was $800. I bought this because I had heard that the HDMI ports on the Onkyo receivers were sometimes faulty. I wish I had taken a risk. When the Dolby is on auto mode, the sound goes silent when it switches during commercial breaks. I don't really care about commercials, but its annoying. Also, if I change channels and change it back, sometimes the volume is lower even though I haven't turned the volume down. I have been very unimpressed with this thing
Pros: Old Xbox 360 doesnt have wifi, nor does my receiver, so this little gadget saves me from having wires going all over my house
Cons: I haven't done any gaming marathons with it yet, so I will update if I have any issues down the road.
Overall Review: Got it on a shell shocker sale... definitely worth it!
Pros: Its a heavy gauge cable. Well made
Cons: I don't have any monitors that support dual link connectors so I've never been able to use this cable.
Overall Review: Do research before buying stuff
Pros: Fast. Doesn't drop like my high end D-Link router did. Solid range.
Cons: A little expensive, but you get what you pay for.
Overall Review: I'd highly recommend this router
Pros: Looks great! Very thin. Tilt adjust. Can't beat the price.
Cons: No height adjustment. No place to screw in a mounting bracket in the back. (minus 1 egg) I ordered 2 and one of them had a green vertical line on it, so I had to RMA that one (and pay for shipping twice on that one) (minus 1 egg)
Overall Review: Disappointed that I actually had to RMA one of these back, but hopefully the next one will be fine. Bought these to run Eyefinity for gaming, and these will be the side monitors. Would've been nice if they had mounting screw holes on the back, so I could put these on an adujstable mount, but I just jumped on the deal when I saw it without thinking too much about it.
As long as you have the space for these and aren't looking to mount them, this is a pretty amazing deal. Hopefully out won't get a defective one.
Pros: Graphics are pretty good. While the game is extremely short (should be an XBL expansion), its still really fun.
Cons: Possibly the shortest game ever made. Little to no replay value. Rent this and you'll save some money, unless you just like collecting Star Wars items
Pros: Was pretty fast when I got it. Gigabit LAN is a nice feature. Tons of customization options.
Cons: Wireless signal started to drop on occassion. Then it got weaker. Wife couldn't connect on her Macbook from the other side of our apartment. Then the LAN started to drop on occassion too. RMA'd it back, since its still under warranty. Have Uverse now so I don't "need" it anymore, but still wanted to replace it while I still could.
Overall Review: When I called it in, they said that this product was defective. Sounds like they sent out a bad batch of them. Hopefully the new one will be much more stable. They don't pay for you to ship it back to them, but its still cheaper than buying a new one.
Pros: Added airflow to my memory
Cons: The black fans show off the dust a little more than I'd like.
Overall Review: Was running a Corsair water cooled heatsink for my CPU and realized I needed some airflow for my memory. This does the job as advertised.
Pros: I bought this so I won't have the need to upgrade at all for a few years. I don't own anything that utilizes the USB 3.0, but I'm sure I will in a few years. Kind of a pain to overclock it, but I just searched through a few message boards to find somebody who has the same setup that I do and copied their settings. It worked.
Cons: Expensive... although it was well worth the price.
Overall Review: Considered getting the comparable Gigabyte board, but the memory speeds would only go to 1600 with two DIMMs, not all 4.
Pros: Gameplay is similar to the first one. Controls are all exactly the same. Plugged my wired Xbox 360 controller and couldn't tell the difference at first...
Cons: Game is unstable. Game will crash or lock up regularly. I just built a nice new machine so I shouldn't have any problems... (Phenom II x 6, Asus Crosshair IV, ATI 5850, 8GB DDR3, etc) unless had something to do with my RAID 0 controller.
Extremely short... You can beat this game in 6-7 hours. Start a GameFly account for one month and rent the game for a console... it'll be cheaper.
Overall Review: Very disappointed. I love Star Wars and the first Force Unleashed. People have said that this seems like Force Unleashed 1.5, and rightfully so. The storyline is bleak. There are really only 4 levels... escape from Kamino, Save General Kota, Defeats enemies on ship, and go back to Kamino. There is technically a Dagobah stage, which sounds awesome, but you literally do NOTHING there. Yoda could've been so much more...
Pros: Keeps everything nice and cool. Lots of airflow. Top fan blows out all the heat. Bottom mounting for the power supply helps with airflow.
Cons: Its heavy. I'd like to swap out the top 200mm fan with something that doesn't have lights on it.
Pros: Easy to install. BIOS identified it very easily.
Pros: Fast. Cheap. Does the job.
Cons: I've always been afraid to buy WD drive because they historically have had higher failure rates.
Pros: This line of TVs is awesome! Great picture... you definitely won't be disappointed.
Cons: I actually have the 47" version of the same model. Got it for $900. I don't see how how the 55" version is worth an extra $600
Overall Review: If you've never watched a 120hz HDTV before, it will take you some time to get used to it. At first, everything looks like a soap opera. You'll understand when you first see it. You get used to it after awhile tho.