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This review is from: Linksys CM3024 DOCSIS 3.0 (24 x 8) Cable Modem
*24 downstream channels
*no rental fee
Cons: none yet
Other Thoughts: Currently, I only have 200 Mbps available but this modem ensures I'll get the faster speeds when the time comes. I have no increased speeds or decreased latency but that's only because my area hasn't been upgraded yet. If you don't have 300 Mbps speeds available in your area either, the $ saved on rental fees will pay for this modem and you'll be ready when they are.
The setup was simple, I swapped the connections over from my old modem and it redirected my PC so I could verify/update my info.
Personally, I prefer my router to be separate from my modem. I understand there's a market and some people do everything on WiFi and the majority of their tasks don't require low latency/fast speeds. I run this with a Linksys WRT3200ACM which is overkill for most, but ethernet and AC wireless are essential for me.
In a nutshell, this is a basic, yet future-proof modem. The setup was simple and I'm achieving the correct speeds from my ISP. I've had nothing but great experiences with Linksys products. I've been running this modem for a little over a week now and it's been flawless.
This review is from: Zmodo Greet - Smart WiFi HD Video Doorbell
Pros: -easy setup
-alerts on mobile device
Cons: -It's more for observing, unless you're wanting to just say something quick to the person at the door it's not worth dealing with the delay.
Other Thoughts: I seen this item and knew it'd be perfect for my dad. If you already have a standard/functioning doorbell, all that's required is 2 wires and mounting the item. Setup was simple, I installed the app on his phone and followed the directions, it took <5min to get everything registered & working.
It's difficult to have a 2-way conversation over it with the delay from his cell phone in addition to whatever delay is caused from the WiFi/doorbell itself. If you're wanting to say something quick, it's fine for that. I was talking to one of his neighbors and we were close enough that our motion activated the camera. My dad decided to download/watch that encounter and asked me questions/provided input on what we were talking about. I learned that day, I need to watch what I say around that thing. The cloud is great, I like that you can narrow down the encounters between motion or if the actual doorbell button pushed with timestamps so you can view/download specific events.
We decided to install this item to replace a faulty doorbell button, It functions as the basic doorbell button it replaced but it offers a lot more. I wasn't expecting the infrared to be as clear as it is. We can actually make out faces at night etc.. I'm sure this will vary depending on the lighting in your area but in my case it seems to work out great. We're happy with the product and plan to get a Zmodo security camera to place at the back door so he can monitor both entrances.
Other Thoughts: First, if you're debating between this and the similarly priced 1060, look no further and go with an RX 480. When you look at reviews that use benchmarks, they can't test Vulkan or DX12 capability so the numbers are skewed. If you look at actual gameplay FPS charts, you'll see this card is superior compared to the 1060 when it comes to the future (Vulkan and DX12). Every firmware update, the gap between the two 1060 gets further apart. Some argue that DX12 isn't mainstream yet so you should go with the 1060 which excels in DX11, here's why you shouldn't. Do you plan to play BF1? It's DX12, how about any other games that are coming out soon? They're probably DX12 as well. When comparing to the 1060 in DX11, both cards are comparable with the slight edge to the 1060, so slight that they'll both perform under DX11 just fine/similar settings. When comparing in DX12 however, there's a bigger gap, if you're running a 1060 on BF1 on a 1440 display, it won't perform nearly as smooth as the RX 480 unless you turn down your eye candy.
This is an amazing card, I upgraded my GPU to try and bring an old PC back to life, this more than exceeded my expectations. I put this in my ITX cube equipped with a Phenom II x4 955 w/8GB ram (not OC'd) that I built 8-9 years ago. To put the system to the test, I ran the SteamVR test and it actually scored a 6.7 with 0% frames under 90fps, the Steam result rates it as capable of high quality VR despite my system being so aged. This was a budget PC when I built it 8-9 years ago, all I did was add this card and it's capable of VR despite my CPU being below the minimum recommendation.
I wish I could add another egg to its rating, the RX 480's are the best buy out there. They're extremely powerful for the price and Newegg got it to me quick, I was able to get my system up and gaming within a couple days.