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This review is from: Logitech G430 USB Connector Circumaural Surround Sound Gaming Headset
Pros: 7.1 surround sound is very good, especially during gaming sessions that permit it (my game is War Thunder)
Extremely comfortable to use during long PC streaming or gaming sessions - fits over my ears so there is no pressure
Wired - no charging or batteries to worry about (cord has decent length with volume and mic control close to user)
Cons: USB Adapter impedes the sound volume when used, while direct connection of the mini headphone jacks do not
7.1 sound, while very good, is not as crisp and sharp as the G930 wireless headphones (not a big con for me as explained below)
Other Thoughts: I'm retired and use my computer headphones a lot every day for gaming and streaming content. I've owned the G430 headphones for over 2 years now and they are excellent for what I do.
As I stated in the "Cons" section the G930 headphones have better sound quality but they have to be charged often (can be done with cord while using but I game and stream for long periods, so that is a bit of an annoyance for me). I ended up giving the G930 set to my son who can let them charge while he's at work, and I just use the G430 headphones all day long.
The USB adapter that came with my G430s finally died, and that is when I discovered it had been impeding the sound from the beginning. I get much higher volume now by just using the mini sound jack, so the death of the USB jack was a blessing in disguise!
Pros: Easy installation on my old Dell X58 (LGA 1366) motherboard - checked RAM part needed from Crucial.com first.
Runs in triple channel with 4 of 6 slots filled (1,2,3,5)
Other Thoughts: I would definitely recommend Crucial Ballistix Tactical to anyone needing DDR3 RAM. In my old Dell Desktop this RAM will only run at 1333 mhz, not the 1600 it's rated to run at, but that is not Crucial's fault. The Dell BIOS maxes it at 1333, but the difference between that and 1600 is so slight that there is no noticeable difference.
See that this is out-of-stock here in the 4x4 kit, and it was at Crucial.com, as well, so my review here won't mean much for that, but the 2x4 and single DIMMs are the same part number.
This review is from: Winegard FV-30BB FreeVision Indoor/Outdoor HDTV Antenna
Pros: - 30 Mile range;
- works with TV, DVR or computer digital tuners;
- receives both VHF and UHF signals
- better signal strength than most modern flat/thin indoor antennas;
- good surface area in depth and space for signal reception - very good design
- dimensions and weight are identical to FV-30BB and both have transformers (think Winegard realized the 30H was not only a good outdoor antenna but a great indoor one, and so, re-branded it the 30BB)
Cons: Can't really give it any here other than the space it takes up on my wall but it's not unattractive and might lead to some conversations when in living rooms (mine is on my bedroom wall and attached to my computer digital tuner).
Other Thoughts: I've used the original little antenna that came with my USB WinTV tuner when I bought it to watch free TV on my computer. That worked okay to get the strongest local stations but could not pull in the ones I wanted, CBS, NBC, and KOMO, so I bought a cheap rabbit ear set ($12) and that worked just slightly better. Then I ordered an amplified modern thin, square, flat antenna ($25) and that worked much better but still could not pull in CBS or NBC without lag or interruptions in content streaming. This caused me to go to my local HomeDepot store and buy the FVHD30H OUTDOOR HDTV Antenna they had. Yes, my model is labeled an outdoor antenna but looks exactly the same as the FV-30BB, so I decided to buy it. So glad I did - it works great! I have it facing the correct direction (North wall for me) and I can pickup all three stations without lag or interruptions.
I should give some context here. I live in south Seattle and our TV towers and broadcast buildings for major stations are located within 22 miles north of my apartment complex. My daughter and I live in a second floor unit and I have the antenna on the north facing wall and as high on the wall as possible (for good CBS and NBC reception), which is about 13 or 14 feet from ground level. We have another unit above us and one directly in between us and the northern broadcast towers. So, even with a unit in our reception path to the northern broadcast towers, we still get very good reception for both CBS and NBC. I give my situation here because I cannot speak to how well this antenna would work for those with broadcasts towers out at the 30 mile range, but I suspect it would work fine, especially oudoors.
As I said my particular Winegard antenna was sold as an outdoor antenna but works better than all the so-called indoor antennas I bought before I risked the purchase of this one. I thought I might have to return, but boy was I pleasantly surprised with really good reception for not just CBS, NBC and KOMO but even stronger reception for other stations. I highly recommend the Winegard FV-30, regardless of the model number they want to attach to it. Besides, Winegard has been making antennas since 1948! I was a year old then. :)