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LG 42
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggs Great picture, easy to setup, lots of connections 08/18/2014

This review is from: LG 42" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV 42LD550 (LG recertified Grade A)

Pros: Can connect anything to it. Component, VGA, HDMI, optical audio, headphones, analog audio. Only thing missing is old RCA and S-Vid connectors. The inbuilt speakers are alright, but this TV has been connected to a 700W 5.1 system since day one, so they really don't get much use. Setting up the TV to use external audio was simply the easiest setup I've had to date.

I don't use the inbuilt apps much except for Netflix and there has been no updates for a couple years now. I've used the Netflix, Vudu, and Youtube apps with no issue and all played back well via wireless (you need a seperate proprietary dongle that will take one of the two USB ports).

DLNA works just fine and I have streamed from Win 7 and Win 8 machines just fine, and the internal system reads .mkv files, x264, and other popular video files. Playback of 1080p files is flawless.

Though I wish it had DVi instead of VGA, hooking a computer to the tv is a snap and has been used for more than a few gaming nights.

The Simplink feature is by far one of my favorites. Turn on my BluRay player, and the TV instantly turns on and switches to the correct input. Turn off the TV, and the player turns off with it. It's also nice to have one controller for both items.

Cons: Really can't think of any cons, except maybe the DVI that I mentioned earlier and the extra dongle for wi-fi. This is an older TV, though, and the dongle was something all companies did at the time.

Other Thoughts: I've had this TV for 3.5 years so far, and don't see any reason to upgrade. When 4K becomes more affordable and can playback 60fps at native resolution (only 30fps on current hdmi 1.4a standard), I'll look at upgrading again. I don't see any reason to before then, though.

Rosewill RCN-SC106 - LCD Screen Cleaner (Large) - 3.3 Fl. Oz. (100 ml) Solution
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  • neweggOwned For: 1 month to 1 year

4 out of 5 eggs Good, for cleaning, little flimsy 08/18/2014

This review is from: Rosewill RCN-SC106 - LCD Screen Cleaner (Large) - 3.3 Fl. Oz. (100 ml) Solution

Pros: Good price for the amount of cleaner you get. As the cleaner is a gel, no running of the liquid before you can wipe it off. very easy to use with the handle that was included.*

Cons: My son dropped the cleaner pad from about 4ft and broke the handle off. Snapped the tab holding the solution/handle to the pad assembly. Now it's a but more difficult to use, to say the least.

Other Thoughts: Not going to complain all that much. You get a lot of cleaner and a large surface to clean with for less than a lot of other options in the price range.

Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 80 PLUS Certified Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Intel Haswell Fully Compatible
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  • neweggOwned For: more than 1 year

Pros: Good value for price, stable for years

Cons: Not modular

Other Thoughts: At just shy of 5 years this PSU is giving up the ghost. I just upgraded my wife's machine from a Q6600/p45 board, 6GB DDR2 800, GTX 285 to an i5-2690/Z97, 8GB DDR3 1600, GTC 760 system. I noticed an odd, almost squeaking sound coming from the computer. Testing each of the fans, I found none of them being the culprit. Loading the manufacturers monitoring software, I found the PSU showing 12.02V at idle, and dropping to 11.8 under load. Time to replace it, but I'm still happy that it warned me before failing.


Jeremy C.'s Profile

Display Name: Jeremy C.

Date Joined: 10/01/09

  • Reviews: 22
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  • First Review: 10/10/09
  • Last Review: 08/18/14
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