Joined on 05/24/05
Does not work with HDMI-to-DVI converters
Cons: Doesn't work, suspect bad signal integrity.
Overall Review: I've got two older monitors with DVI that work fine driven off normal HDMI ports on multiple machines, but this just does not work with them. Images flicker back and forth, are replaced with noise, etc. Given that HDMI video is the same protocol as DVI, this doesn't speak well to the quality of the signal put out by this box.
Overall Review: Ended up receiving two of these as a free add-on to an order and finally had occasion to use on the other day. Though the specs on the DAC itself aren't that fantastic, it produces surprisingly beautiful sound. (Sitting here listening to a gentle piano solo at the moment.)
Great to build in, some compromises
Pros: Cable management. Small size. Access to internals.
Cons: Metalwork feels a bit thin in places. Not sold on the filter on the bottom. (Catches on my carpeted floor.)
Overall Review: Honestly, this was the most beautiful case to build a system in that I have ever experienced. I'd have gotten a Fractal Design Mini if those weren't hard to find now (not sure if EOL), but I don't regret this in the least.