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ViewSonic XG2701 27
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: 144hz (duh) & 1ms GTG in a 27" panel at roughly $325 bucks... can't beat that right?
Sturdy, rotatable, tilt and height adjustable, VESA capable. All the inputs you could want.

Can handle all the FPS you can throw at it.

Cons: Someone should probably be fired or demoted over the button layout. Absolutely atrocious. If it wasn't for the rest of the feature set being so rich, I'd have knocked another star off just for this. Extremely un-intiutive and frustrating to use. I almost sent this thing back just for this.

Speakers should be done away with, on higher end "performance" type monitors like this. If you're buying this monitor, you undoubtedly have your audio figured out too, and it ain't gonna be pumpin thru your monitor, amirite? Save us another $10 bucks or whatever in price, and remove the audio from these things (that goes to EVERY monitor maker, not just ViewSonic)

Other Thoughts: Haven't given ViewSonic an ounce of consideration for ages, until I saw this thing... nice feature set for the price. Now I just need to get myself a Free Sync capable card. I loathe having to go into the setting to turn that on though... like nightmare level of loathing! (Seriously)

ASUS RT-AC3200 Tri-Band AC3200 Wireless Gigabit Router AiProtection with Trend Micro for Complete Network Security
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 week to 1 month

Pros: Great range, USB3.0, easier to use GUI than my last Asus router. Works as advertised.

Cons: It's large footprint

Other Thoughts: I don't really get why people are having troubles with this. I basically plugged it in, updated the firmware, and boom... it works. I even have it sitting in a somewhat confined space, in a closet fairly near the hotwater tank in the basement, and though the instruction manual says for optimum range to keep it away from other metals and in as open a space as possible, I can still get 2 houses away before losing the signal (roughly 50-60 yards if I had to guess). I haven't had any dropped signals or had to reset it yet, after about a months use. (I DID turn off the smart connect, as others have suggested here.) We have 3 computers, a PS4, a smart TV, 2 tablets and 4 cell phones constantly on it (via WiFi), and it flat out works. Streaming Netflix with ease to the PS4, while other devices are also pinging it for signal... Feel like I got my money's worth and I'm no tech guru by any means.

Logitech Harmony Touch Universal Remote with Color Touchscreen, 915-000198
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

2 out of 5 eggs I don't regret many things in life 03/14/2014

This review is from: Logitech Harmony Touch Universal Remote with Color Touchscreen, 915-000198

Pros: but this sadly is one of those things. I wish I had bought the brand new one so I could return it for a refund. Beware of that return policy on refurbs, which I was aware of when I decided to take the risk here

Pros: ... have to think for a minute...
- It's rechargable, and the battery life seems decent (note I said seems)
-Less than a brand new one (thankfully!)

Cons: -Battery life indicator seems to bounce quickly from full power, to like a quarter of life, with no in-between.
-Touchscreen is quirky, frequenly paging left to right, instead of clicking on the channel you're trying to change it to
-DVR controls are HORRIBLY located at the top, instead of down below. The control is not ergonomically comfortable to click the DVR button all the way at the bottom and then slide your hand up to the middle to click the top buttons. It's seriously terrible.
-THE WORST THING about the remote is that it has constantly froze up on me. It wouldn't back out of the help menu, and the swipe function button that you often accidentally click is super annoying to try and stop (like making it accidentally rewind your DVR show). I had to plug it into the laptop to re-sync it (which also takes forever btw), until I had enough and contacted tech support to complain. Tech support informed me that if you hold the power button down for like 7 seconds, it will perform a hard shutdown from which you can power it back on, similar to Windows. Yay... that fixes the issue but it's still annoying to have to do.

Other Thoughts: I can't say how much I dislike this. I hope Logitech sees the ills of their ways with this remote and stops production of it, in favor of a more "Logical" layout of the buttons.

The touch screen idea is cool, but it's not very good in application because of the paging issues. I do like the fact you can set the icons of the channels and just click on them, and that it also automatically hits the enter button after the channel number to speed up the changing, but that's about it.

The firmware update I got a few days ago will hopefully alleviate the freezing issues, but it won't alleviate the terrible button layout/lack of ergonomics for the DVR shuttle functions, or the lack of accuracy of the touch screen button pushing. It's simply not comfortable to hold and doesn't do what you want it to, far too often.

Freezing issues aside the remote is still not a winner, on it's best day. Regretting buying this, big time. Enough to post this review to warn others.


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Display Name: Eric K.

Date Joined: 05/17/05

  • Reviews: 16
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  • First Review: 01/19/11
  • Last Review: 04/25/16
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