New VIZIO M401i A3 40 Inch 1080p 120Hz


New VIZIO M401i-A3 40-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV






VIZIO M401iA3






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After I buy this New VIZIO M651d-A2R 65-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Smart LED HDTV (2013 Model) (Electronics)
Went to Best Buy the other day to check out this new Vizio tv on display. The salesmen wouldn't stop talking about how amazing the picture was on the new Sony 4K tv they had on display. The guy then proceeded to show me the images on the Sony provided USB drive and how much better this Sony could show the images than the Samsung across from it which he said was in his opinion one of the next best tv's out there. The images showed the tv's ability to display different colors as well as the ability to distinguish between different grays ranging from white to black. Also it's ability to display different Reds on an image similar to a vision test for color blindness.

On each of these images the samsung struggled and couldn't display differences for about 1/3 of the color and gray bars. The Sonly 4K could. Then on the color blindness image it couldn't display a discernible image at all. It wasn't even visible.

I said "ok, well I'm really interested in this new Vizio, can you show me how it performs on the same test?" "Sure, but it probably won't do to well" the salesman said. They hadn't had a chance to really mess with it yet.

He ran through all the same images and to his amazement, every single image looked almost identical to the Sony 4K's image. His reaction was total astonishment, it was hilarious!! He couldn't believe his eyes. I told him thanks, that test only proved you don't have to spend crazy money to get an amazing picture!!

These new Vizio's are an amazing bang for the buck. In my opinion, anyone that spends their hard earned money on anything else just for a better known name is crazy.

Hope this helps some of you that are still nervous about the Vizio name being an entry level type of tv as I was, they have really stepped up their game!!

I have purchased this TV myself and I love it. The only think I don't like is the remote SUCKS big time. It is the most aggrivating remote I have ever used!!! How can you make such an awesome TV and include such a trashy remote? Oh well. Just have to program my universal one to cover all it's functions that I can.

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New RCA LED22B45RQD 22 Inch 1080p Combo


New RCA LED22B45RQD 22-Inch Full 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV/DVD Combo (Black)






RCA LED22B45RQD






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After I buy this New RCA LED22B45RQD 22-Inch Full 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV/DVD Combo (Black) (Electronics)
I'm writing this review since others have wrote so many POOR reviews, I was hoping to be able to clear some of this up. The TV works great!!!! I saw where many people wrote "when I put a dvd in, it says No Disc and won't play" simple solution: They have the dvd in backwards, it clearly says to insert the dvd in with the reflective side facing you--which is a little different from most players since usually you put the decorative side facing you, but turn the dvd around and it will recognize and play the disc. Next, people wrote "the sound quality not so good" it is a 22 inch TV not a 72" inch TV-you can't expect the same sound quality for the size, but I think the sound quality is clear and crisp, the volume is certainly loud enough-once again- it is a 22 inch TV--in a space that would properly accommodate 22" the sound is plenty loud. This TV will be wall mounted, if you search, you will find wall mounts that rotate and tilt, I am using it in my exercise room and it works perfectly. I do recommend this TV for small rooms such as a child's bedroom or exercise room, laundry room, bath, etc., but you should not expect it to fill the needs of a living room, den, garage or master bedroom---it's only 22 inches! I love that the DVD player is combined with the TV--no extra wires or equipment to deal with---perfectly hangs! The included remote control with included batteries is ready to go with the DVD controls, even has a Zoom feature which was really nice, you can fast forward up to 16x which worked really well with some of my virtual hike, run and walk dvds (as I mentioned-used in an exercise room), I can speed the dvd up to increase my walk. I think that you will be pleased with this purchase as long as you realize that it is not much larger than a typical computer screen designed only for small areas. Enjoy your TV!

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Best Denon AVR X1000 5 1 Channel Networking Receiver


Best Denon AVR-X1000 5.1-Channel Networking Home Theater AV Receiver with AirPlay






Denon AVRX1000






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After I buy this New Denon AVR-X1000 5.1-Channel Networking Home Theater AV Receiver with AirPlay (Electronics)
The Denon AVR-X1000 is the successor to last year's 4-1/2 star rated Denon AVR-1713. Most features are the same as the AVR-1713. Like the AVR-1713, the AVR-X1000 is a 5.1-channel surround sound receiver that accepts a total of six input sources, plus TV audio as a seventh input source.

Over the past few years Denon has been gradually improving the look of their receivers. The AVR-X1000 has the look of a very high-end receiver, comparable to Marantz and Pioneer Elite receivers, yet it sells at a mid-range price.

What's new?

* The AVR-X1000 has a longer warranty (3 years) than the AVR-1713 (2 years).

* The speaker connections on the back of the AVR-X1000 are color coded for easier setup. Last year's model did not have color-coded speaker connections.

* The AVR-X1000 supports both AM and FM radio. Last year's AVR-1713 only supported FM radio.

* Both models support Apple Airplay, Internet radio, Sirius XM, and Pandora, but the AVR-X1000 adds support for Spotify, too.

* Both models support MP3, WMA, AAC, and FLAC audio formats. The AVR-X1000 adds support for the Apple Lossless Audio Codec (ALAC) as well.

* The AVR-1713 used up and down buttons to select the input source. The AVR-X1000 uses a more attractive dial on the left-hand side.

* The AVR-X1000 has updated setup software.

* Denon's list price for the AVR-X1000 ($499) is $50 higher than last year's AVR-1713 ($449).

Comparison with the step-up Denon AVR-X2000:

* The AVR-X1000 supports 5.1 audio, while the step-up AVR-X2000 supports 7.1 audio.

* The AVR-X1000 has 80 watts per channel, while the AVR-X2000 has 95 watts per channel.

* The AVR-X1000 does not support Ultra HD (4K) upscaling, but the AVR-X2000 does.

* The AVR-X2000 has more HDMI and analog audio input jacks than the AVR-X1000. They have the same number of digital audio input jacks.

* The AVR-X2000 supports one component video input, while the AVR-X1000 does not.

Comparison with the step-down Denon AVR-E300:

* Both models support 5.1 audio.

* The AVR-X1000 has 80 watts per channel, while the AVR-E300 has 75 watts per channel.

* The AVR-X1000 has a 3-year warranty, while the AVR-E300 has a 2-year warranty.

* The AVR-X1000 supports a zone 2 line out, while the AVR-E300 does not.

* The AVR-X1000 supports the high-resolution Audyssey MultEQ XT room correction software with 6-8 measurement positions, while AVR-E300 only supports the medium-resolution Audyssey MultEQ. Both models support Audyssey Dynamic Volume and Audyssey Dynamic EQ.

* The AVR-X1000 has better-quality speaker connections. The AVR-E300 has new "Easy Connect Speaker Terminals" which work best with bare speaker wire and seem aimed at novices.

I have two complaints about the AVR-X1000. First, it doesn't support Wi-Fi. The network connection requires Ethernet. For Wi-Fi, CNET likes the Onkyo TX-NR626. Second, it is stingy with its digital audio inputs. The AVR-X1000 has only one coaxial and one optical digital audio input. By comparison, the competing Yamaha RX-V475 and Yamaha RX-V575 each have two coaxial and two optical digital audio input jacks (but fewer total device inputs). Aesthetically, however, Onkyo and Yamaha receivers have a utilitarian look that can't compete with this year's Denon line.

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New Seiki SE32HY10 32 Inch 720p Black


New Seiki SE32HY10 32-Inch 720p 60Hz LED HDTV (Black)






Seiki SE32HY10






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After I buy this New Seiki SE32HY10 32-Inch 720p 60Hz LED HDTV (Black) (Electronics)
Where to begin...where to begin? Well, I won't bore the readers with a story; but here's a little background info about this TV.

This Black Friday, I had a choice between standing in line at Walmart and waiting for a 98 dollar Funai or being smarter and getting a 98 dollar Seiki TV on Amazon. The reason why I went with Seiki is because I have yet to run across a review for a Funai TV; and secondly, I've actually seen the Funai in action via a family member that got one. While the Funai wasn't bad, it certainly lacked some of the connections and presented a less crisp image. Anyway, onto the review-

TV build/Accessories-

This Seiki 32 inch TV comes with a remote, 2 batteries, a stand that you'll have to screw on with a Phillips head screwdriver (which is standard), an instruction manual and a one or two page colored diagram that shows all the TV's features and connections. It could've come with an HDMI cable, but being that I own about 5 of them, it's no big deal. However, in the accessories department, an HDMI cable included would be the only thing that's missing to make the deal a little sweeter.

The TV's build is a bit on the light side. In fact, the TV is extremely light and can be picked up by anyone.

The stand is just alright; but I'll get into that part later.

Score- 9/10

Connections-

This TV's connections includes 3 HDMI ports, a USB port, a Component port, VGA port, Composite/AV port, 3.5 mm audio cable (this can be used for headphones/earphones/speakers/and supporting soundbars), A Coaxial cable In port (also for soundbars) and finally, an RF cable out which would be used for antennae support.

So as you can see, the Seiki gives you a lot of options for connections, however, I only wished this TV had stereo AV in ports for AV stereo AUX support with soundbars. If you have an AUX out soundbar, you'll need to get a two-way 3.5mm audio cable which are really cheap.

Score- 9/10

Image clarity/Options/Menu options-

Ok. Here's the more important part of the review that I saved just before I list the cons of this product. The image clarity!!! This is important to me because I'm a gamer and light TV watcher, I also watch my Roku box and Youtube with apps such as Hulu Plus, Netflix, Crackle and PBS etc.

The image quality for this TV is really good. In fact, I own a Vizio, Samsung, LG and a Magnavox as well as the worst of my TV's being a DYNEX (DO NOT BUY A DYNEX) and I'd have to say that the Seiki's image clarity is on par and in some ways better than my Vizio, It's somewhat on par with my LG (but I'll give the LG a slight edge in crispness)...heck, even the Samsung's quality is about on Par with it but I'd still give Samsung a slight, and I mean very slight edge. One of the problems I have with this Seiki TV is that the contrast and color are really, really good but can be a bit overbearing to the eye. In fact, how I tuned this TV was by turning the contrast and color down a load and fiddling around with the Dynamic Luminance. Here's a tip if you end up buying this TV and want a high contrast setting. Simply turn down the color and blast the contrast. In any event, it has a bright, colorful and crisp image.

Initially, I was afraid that the SEIKI wouldn't hold up; but the quality is impressive, especially considering it's price and the size of the set.

The menu options include Picture settings, Audio settings, Time settings, Parental Lock and a channel set up. Within these options you'll be able to fine tune the TV's color, color temperature, Noise reduction for image clarity, enhance the sound with PCM or RAW sound output with supported surround sound and equalizer settings between bass, balance and treble. It also supports French, Spanish and English audio. There's also a built in NTSC/AIR antennae tuner, a QAM tuner, and a cable tuner with IRC and other options.

The channel scan is relatively fast and lasts about 4 minutes. Yes, it does pick up DTV channels and local channels, all you need is a cheap antennae or some rabbit ears. Perhaps even a piece of wire would work as well. Currently, I have a normal antennae plugged into the RF port and it found over 40 local channels in 4 minutes. I didn't bother adjusting the antennae since I really don't watch much TV except for news, some movies (which I watch on Roku anyhow) and perhaps some sports games. Overall, it has a load of options, but it is missing some features that I would've liked. It also does have an LED backlight and luminance option.

Score- 9/10

Gaming/Xbox 360/Xbox One/PS3/Wii/PS2/etc-

Being that I game a bit, here's the rundown with gaming.

This TV does support 1080p resolution. On the Xbox 360 and Xbox One, it's pretty good. However, with consoles like the Wii, I'll have to tune the color a little and turn it almost all the way down because the color's really strong. I've tested it with PS3 and PS2. With PS2 I noticed that gaming does look a bit better especially if you have component cables (blue, green, red, white, red)and honestly, the PS3 games look amazing on it, especially at 1080p.

At first I assumed since this is a 720p set, it would only upscale, but the games are actually in 1080p at 60hz, so playing games like Killzone, Call of Duty, Battlefield, Gears of War, Mario etc look really nice. The image is really crisp. With some games I'll change the video output to 720p or 1080i being that 1080p tends to pixellate some games horribly.

The response time is good. I tested this online with Battlefield Bad Company 2 conquest mode and I haven't noticed any lag, again, the image is crisp, although to be honest, I may prefer the color of my Magnavox because it isn't so strong...once I tune the color or simply put it on a setting, it's just fine.

Cons-

The biggest con thus far with this TV is THE STAND. Let me clarify, the stand is supposed to be screwed in, which I did, however, it's slightly wobbly. Not to the point that if you bumped the TV it would wobble, but the stand's built awkward and the TV has a minor lean. Despite the minor lean, the viewing angle is excellent, so I haven't had any problems but it's still worth noting.

The second con would be that the Tint option is grayed out for some reason. I'm not sure if it's grayed out because the tint adjusts based on the color temperature or if it just doesn't have a tint adjusting option, but in any event, it's just a gray option that I haven't been able to fiddle with.

Finally, there's the audio. Yes, you get many options, but the sound is not good at all. It's just passable. But in comparison to my Vizio (which has excellent sound), LG and even my Magnavox, the sound is bad. It either sounds really tinny or just cheap. I found that adjusting the bass and boosting the treble really high helped a bit, but overall, it still sounds terrible, especially during some commercials or when listening to music. Do yourself a favor and get some speakers or a soundbar. I highly recommend soundbars by Haier or RCA.

Overall-

I highly recommend this TV for anyone on a budget who'd like a quality TV with a crisp image. While certain cons such as this TV having one of the worst screw-in stands, a lack of tint customization and the TV's audio which sounds really cheap even when tuned nay bug some, the overall image clarity and the viewing angle of this TV is fantastic. It has really vivid colors and again, produces a crisp image. It's not bad to view TV on or watch Roku/Apple/apps, it's great for gaming and it's lightweight. This was a steal for Black Friday, but I could see myself buying this tv full price. The only reason I give it 4 stars is because of the stand and the audio. If it were possible, I'd give it a 4.5/5 but Amazon doesn't have half point increments.

Edit (December 8th, 2013)

I also neglected to mention the following features of this Seiki TV. This TV features a memory store for color/audio and picture settings on each source chosen. In other words, If I picked HDMI 1 and set the color, then chose TV and set the color, then chose HDMI 2 or component or AV, it will memorize all color settings for each source chosen.

I have finally resolved the "Tint" issue with this TV and it's a little weird. First, you'll have to go to factory settings by pressing "Menu" and then hitting "0" four times. (then look for "Others" then select "Color Temp" and adjust IF YOU WANT TO. To exit this mode, simply press exit or menu twice. I am not telling anyone to go to the factory menu) Keep in mind that when entering this menu, you DO NOT WANT TO MESS WITH ANY SETTING THAT YOU'RE NOT FAMILIAR WITH. (I accidentally enabled "Burning mode" and got a screen full of colors until I held down the power button on the TV for 10-20 seconds and pressed it again to get it off)

Anyway, from the factory menu, there are settings to add "Green" "Red" and "Blue" or to "offset" Green, Red and Blue, and what I did was slowly add small amounts of Green and red to even out the tint.

The downside to doing this is that it will save it to one of the color picture presets and you'll have to keep the preset in mind. I personally used this for the "Cool" temperature setting in picture settings just to knock the reds back a tad. (But again, that's just me)

The good part about the factory menu is, there's also settings for the "Backlight" which I've put all the way up to 100. There are settings to enable QAM as well. But I just wanted to speak on the QAM being enabled through the factory menu a second because I saw other recent reviews that are a little misleading. If you enable QAM, indeed, you'll get a few more channels, but don't expect every cable channel possible. For the antennae channel scan, at best you may get 10 or more extra channels. (at the moment, my tuner found 58 channels via antenna with QAM enabled, whereas, before, it found about 40 or so channels. It's a difference, but it's not a huge difference)

Also, there is an option available to scan cable channels, which I'm assuming works, but you'll have to give Seiki an e-mail (which is provided if you call their customer service line. In fact, it's an automated message and it's literally the first thing they talk about before connecting a call), I got my code via e-mail in about a minute flat. (It seems to be an automated e-mail anyway)

I also resolved the TV stand issue by simply and carefully tightening the stand screws, and it wobbles a lot less.

Anyway, I still stand by my review. This TV has been great.

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New Optoma DX326 2600 Lumen Projector


New Optoma DX326 XGA 2600 Lumen Full 3D DLP Projector with HDMI






Optoma DX326






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After I buy this New Optoma DS325 SVGA 2800 Lumen Full 3D DLP Projector (Office Product)
This is a great projector! It's a simple plug-and-play technology. I used it for an office presentation as well as for a movie projected on the wall outside my home. Outside the projected size was 8ft wide and it was super clear. I would recommend this!

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New RCA DECG185R 19 Inch Class Combo


New RCA DECG185R 19-Inch Class AC/DC LED HDTV and DVD Combo






RCA DECG185R





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New JVC LT 32DE73 720p Player Combo


New JVC LT-32DE73 32" 720p LED HDTV and DVD Player Combo TV






JVC LT32DE73






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After I buy this New JVC LT-32DE73 32" 720p LED HDTV and DVD Player Combo TV (Electronics)
I bought this JVC for our home gym, the fact that it has a DVD player built-in was a bonus for my wife who wants to play her P90X dvd's. I've had good success in the past with JVC products and so I was hopeful they are just as reliable now. The unit is very light and thin and mounts easily to the wall with the VideoSecu Full Motion Wall Mount we purchased. I'm not using cable box, just hooking the unit directly to the wall cable outlet and I'm getting about 10 digital HD channels which look great! The sound is better than I expected and is adjustable to be either "normal" or "surround" (for us, "normal" sounds best). It's easy to run the autoprogram to locate available channels, and equally easy to go through and delete unwanted channels afterwards. Buy this unit, you won't be disappointed.

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New Rii K24 Wireless Keyboard Samsung


New Rii K24 2.4G Mini Wireless Air Mouse Keyboard for Samsung Lg Smart TV / Google Android TV / HTPC / PC / Windows 7/ Windows 8/ Linux






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New Toshiba HD XA2 1080p HD DVD Player


New Toshiba HD-XA2 1080p HD-DVD Player






Toshiba HDXA2






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After I buy this New Toshiba HD-XA2 1080p HD-DVD Player (Electronics)
First let me say that I have or have had an A1, A2, XA2, 360 HD Drive, and PS3. This is by far the best HD-DVD player out, as well as the best SD player. The Reon's NR is awesome on SD discs, and the edge enhancement agorithm is so refined I have yet to find a reason not to leave it on level ALL the time, even on HD material. I have had experience repairing one of these and can shed some light on a couple of issues.

1 - Does your XA2 power down randomly when playing HD discs? If so it is caused by a bug that only affects some players. If the unit is turned on while its' input is selected (on the receiver or TV) a bug occurs during handshake that causes the shutdown at random. I speculate it is to do with setting the overheat threshold uncommonly low. The unit will only have this problem with HD media, when set to 1080p. Set it to 1080i and it's fine. Play SD discs at 1080p and it's fine.

-The workaround is to select any input other than the XA2's when turning the player on (or leave the TV/receiver off). Turn on the player and wait for it to boot up completely. Once it is finished you may select the player's input and it will play HD discs at 1080p for days on end...no shutdown.

2 - Does your player seem to have a high pitched whine? This is in fact not caused by the fan in the XA2 which is awfully quiet compared to most active CE cooling devices (about 1/5th that of the PS3 during HD playback). It is caused by the transformer on the power supply unit ringing. The only way to fix it is to exchange the unit, or send it to Toshiba for a PSU replacement. For the tech savvy, this unit uses the same PSU as the A2 (which can be gotten on the cheap right now). The service manuals can be found on AVS, and it is a simple job of loosening a few screws and a couple of connectors. If you can change a CPU in a PC you can do this. Otherwise, it should be covered under Toshiba's warranty.

3 - Does your player play SD discs fine, but read "no disc" when you insert HD media? This is caused by a blue laser diode failure in the drive itself. Face it Blue Lasers are still new, and unfortunately the yields are still pretty poor. Some faulty parts slip through after seemingly making the grade at the factory. Again, this requires a repair by Toshiba to replace the drive, but if you're brave and have access to an A2 the drive is the same. The swap is even easier than the PSU. 5 screws and a ribbon cable. If you have a screwdriver handy this should take about 10 minutes. Of course, it is covered by Toshiba under warranty, but why not fix your XA2 yourself and part with the A2 for a while instead (which is much lighter, and thus cheaper to ship as well).

4 - Does your unit hang on the welcome screen? Welp, it could be one of two things. A bad/overheating motherboard or an undervolting PSU. The PSU fix can be done easily if you have access to an A2...then you'll know. If it turns out to be a bad mainboard Toshiba is your only hope. Their procedure is to just send a new player if the mainboard is bad. They only repair the unit if it's a bad PSU or Drive. Either way turn around is about a week.

5 - Did you get stuck with a remote whose backlight doesn't work? It's no joke. the XA2 remote is VERY difficult to read in the dark, but once the backlight lights up it is a sight to behold. It goes from barely usable to "best of the bunch". the lights are extremely bright and very legible. What you may not know though is that you have to press and hold the backlight button for 5 seconds to turn on the feature. There are thousands of people who think they got stuck with a broken remote. trust me, once it lights up you'll love it.

The latest firmware as of this post is 2.7, and that fixes 24p output as well as adding HBR bitstream output. With this update this player is once again the king of all HD players. It sports the best PQ for both HD and SD discs, and offers all of the new features (even those of the A35 which is the inferior player). The bad news is, as of this update these are becoming scarce, and since Toshiba is building these for Onkyo now (list for $899) they have discontinued the XA2. the Onkyo is the exact same player in a new box for more $$$. get an XA2 while you can. Enjoy! I hope I've helped some people get by the initial bad impressions they may have had. No electronics model is without a few lemons. The XA2 has a few, but the above should help some of you avoid a return or exchange. If you did get a lemon, and there is no more stock, consider fixing it yourself by getting an A2 to sacrifice, then send the A2 for repair...or just let Toshiba fix it. once you have a working unit you'll agree...it was worth it. This is any HD TV's best friend!

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New Venturer KLV39092 9 Inch 720p 120Hz


New Venturer KLV39092 9-Inch 720p 120Hz LCD TV






Venturer KLV39092






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After I buy this New Venturer KLV39092 9-Inch 720p 120Hz LCD TV (Electronics)
Very happy with product and speedy delivery. Great for those cooking shows and having some background music as you work.

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New Tronsmart Vega S89 Android Amlogic


New Tronsmart Vega S89 Elite Android TV BOX Amlogic S802 2G / 8G BT 2.4G Wifi XBMC






Tronsmart Vega






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After I buy this New Tronsmart Vega S89 Elite Android TV BOX Amlogic S802 2G / 8G BT 2.4G Wifi XBMC (Electronics)
this device came out on Thursday, i bought it early Friday, and it was delivered by DHL in atl area on Monday from China...unbelievable!

as far as the device itself...

picture quality is good and stable...

no detectable lag, 1.2G ram free as shipped...

comes with XBMC pre-installed...had add-ons up and running in about 10 minutes...

remote was a little tweakish with the batteries, but i got it to work...

remote is very basic, but it does work...

you can use a android tablet with Yatse remote control program to control XBMC and enter text with virtual keyboard (free)...

also, unlike some previous devices, this box has standby mode...you hit the on button, and you are exactly where you left off...which is great :)

good bargain on the device, works well so far...recommended!

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New Epson V11H584220 PowerLite Edition Projector


New Epson V11H584220 PowerLite Home Cinema 500 Silver Edition SVGA 2600 Lumens HDMI Projector (White)






Epson V11H584220






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After I buy this New Epson V11H584220 PowerLite Home Cinema 500 Silver Edition SVGA 2600 Lumens HDMI Projector (White) (Electronics)
Customer review from the Amazon Vine Program (What's this?)

I’ve been using this projector for about a month now, and I found both ‘pros and cons,’ the term that applies to any kind of items. So here’s my review.

First, I will begin with the pros. This projector is very bright. It was too bright out of the box, so I had to reduce the brightness. I set this projector up in a small room and approximately 20 feet away from the screen; I could enjoy 60”~70” screen size (big enough for me for now, but I don’t see any problem making this bigger up to 300” considering how powerful the bulb is). The colors were overall accurate out of the box, but I needed to do some calibration (it was a bit saturated with high contrast, in my opinion, and this can be personal preference; I like soft and warm tones). This projector has 5 different input methods (S-Video, VGA, RCA, USB, and HDMI) and having an HDMI port is an excellent option. Using HDMI port, it’s just easy and simple to connect many kinds of devices. I tried Roku, Apple TV, mobile devices, and my computers (Mac, requires thunderbolt to HDMI cable or adapter), and they all worked great without any issues or going through complicated settings. I just plugged it, and it worked.

So I enjoyed TV shows and movies on a huge screen; now my 55” TV screen looks small. I was surprised how quickly human eyes can be spoiled and fooled by the bigger screen sizes.

Now here are some cons that can be, again, personal preferences.

The max resolution of this projector is not 720P. So this is not a ‘HD’ HD projector with 720P or 1080P resolution, but close to it. Because this is not a 720P, that doesn’t mean this is garbage. I actually think the outputted image quality is wonderful considering 800x600. The moving images on screen may not be as sharp as 720P, but I like smooth motion better. Also, this is still higher resolution than what regular DVD movie can produce (by vertical line,) the image quality still looks great on a big screen. And because this isn’t a 720P (or 1080P), that doesn’t mean I can’t connect my Roku box or Apple TV. Both devices work great with this projector, and I am really enjoying movies with the huge screen size.

One thing I really wished this projector had is audio out option. Missing an audio out is not the end of the world, but if it had one, movie watching life could have been easier. Luckily, Roku has audio/video out port; I can connect to an external speaker for better and louder sound, and for the Apple TV, I can airplay audio only to my airplay enabled speaker. Problem solved.

The rest is minor and universal cons for most of the home/office projector that this one is not excluded. The fan noise can be noisy if used in a small quiet room; for a backyard movie night, this not an issue. High power consumption: even though the Amazon description shows energy star, in my opinion, this device consumes too much power. For a regular setting, it was 250 watts/h, and for the eco setting, it was 200 watts/h. For an occasional movie night, it’s fine. But, here’s some numbers for a quick comparison. My 55” LED TV (eco mode) consumes less than 90 watts/h and a CFL bulb in my room consumes 17 watts/h. I personally think 200 watts/h is too much, but then again, my Dell DLP projector in the office consumes the same amount of electricity (it measured 250 watts/h at regular mode).

Overall, this is a great option for a budget home theater. The image quality is unexpectedly better and the overall built quality is solid (except the included carrying bag made with really cheap material). It is easy and simple to use including OSD menus. Having an HDMI port is a blessing because I can connect many different current digital devices. If you think the price of HD projectors doesn’t justify your hard earned money, then this one can be a good choice.

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