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LG Electronics OLED65G6P Flat 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2016 Model)
LG Electronics OLED65G6P Flat 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2016 Model)
Offered by Video & Audio Center
Price: $7,997.00
10 used & new from $6,959.52

2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great set; no equal in the 2016 display world. Hope LG quality control gets more consistent though, May 25, 2016
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Great set. Without repeating what others said, the picture quality of the 2016 OLED's are amazing, and after I calibrated this set, it blows away my former reference Kuro Pany (THX) that was a benchmark until now.
Blacklevel is amazing, and content in 4K, HDR and Dolby Vision are truly a relegation. This also makes you completely rediscover 3D: It's the best I have ever seen, with full resolution immersion that previously was not possible in either active or passive formats.
One caveat - LG quality control is so so; I had to return 2 sets (bad luck), one E due to a defective FPR (3D crosstalk) and the replacement G upgrade died (literally would not turn on after half an hour of use). But again, I'll chalk it up to bad luck; This set is amazing and there is no equal in 2016 (I do own a very nice 2016 Samsung SUHD as well - the is better).
IF you don't need some of the 'flash', you can save some $ going for the nearly identical E series by the way.
Comment Comments (2) | Permalink | Most recent comment: May 27, 2016 11:42 AM PDT


Orbit 57950 B-hyve Indoor/Outdoor 12 Station WiFi Sprinkler System Controller
Orbit 57950 B-hyve Indoor/Outdoor 12 Station WiFi Sprinkler System Controller
Price: $119.00
3 used & new from $108.51

1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good, not quite perfect (a few shortcomings), May 19, 2016
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I have waited for Orbit - I had an Orbit system installed already - to come out with a WiFi enabled version, and finally they did. This mostly does not disappoint and is a very capable, 12 station sprinkler that works very well.
The Wifi setup was easy as well, and the cabling went straight across from my old system (including the rain sensor).
That said, while I really like this, I am not in love with it. It feels a bit 'cheaper' than the old devices (all the way down to not-aligned printing on the buttons). The cable holds are no longer click-in, but require screws (a small thing - but why go backward?).
The iOS App is sound and very well done, with few complaints there. What is baffling, inexplicably the unit does not sync time and date EVEN though it's on the 'internet'; and just as bad, you cannot set it through the app; only a manual setting on the unit itself allows it. Makes no sense.

Unfortunately, my unit also had a slight defect - the battery backup is not working (tried with a new battery as well) meaning the unit will loose time and date if the power goes out. Not sure if it's worth the hassle to replace it - it wouldn't be if Orbit had included remote date/time set with the unit.

Overall, this is a sound unit; just wish it was a little better thought out.
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: May 23, 2016 8:01 AM PDT


Roku 4 Streaming Media Player (4400R) 4K UHD
Roku 4 Streaming Media Player (4400R) 4K UHD
Price: $119.88
37 used & new from $100.00

3.0 out of 5 stars Good streamer, but old interface. Good luck connecting it to HDCP 2.2, May 10, 2016
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It's a fine streamer, but the interface is fairly old. I have high hopes for an update that may also enable HDR output over its 2.0a port. I do like the 4K channel. But good luck getting this connected to any variety of late model Denon or Pioneer Elite Receivers. The HDCP port handshake on this device is really finicky and unreliable (on the same devices that an UHD BD and other HDCP 2.2 devices won't have trouble with).
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: May 10, 2016 11:48 PM PDT


LG Electronics OLED65E6P Flat 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2016 Model)
LG Electronics OLED65E6P Flat 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2016 Model)
Offered by Beach Camera Same Day Shipping
Price: $5,997.00
12 used & new from $5,314.00

11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Stunning Picture, but high crosstalk in 3D, May 4, 2016
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Quick first post after having calibrated the TV 1 day into its arrival.
Stunning so far from 4k (including Dolby Vision and HDR content), and once calibrated, consistent performance.
One problem I have is quite bad, and consistent 3D crosstalk (focused in the upper-right quadrant) that is bordering on unacceptable for a TV of this caliber. AVSforum has a number of posts that speak of the same, so it's hard to tell what the core issues is. There is a chance it's a bad panel, but all other display characteristics are flawless. I'll update once I find out more, but would be interested to hear others try real 3D content and posting.
UPDATE: a number of folks on AVSForum experiencing this. It's an awesome set, but apparently LG has some bad FPR applications out there. If you watch 3D, check your sets for crosstalk. In my case, looks like I need to return it for a new one :(
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ECHOGEAR Full Motion Articulating TV Wall Mount Bracket for most 26-50 inch LED, LCD, OLED and Plasma Flat Screen TVs w/ VESA patterns up to 400 x 400 - 20" Extension - Includes 6' HDMI Cable - EGMF1-BK
ECHOGEAR Full Motion Articulating TV Wall Mount Bracket for most 26-50 inch LED, LCD, OLED and Plasma Flat Screen TVs w/ VESA patterns up to 400 x 400 - 20" Extension - Includes 6' HDMI Cable - EGMF1-BK
Offered by ECHOGEAR
Price: $39.99
9 used & new from $22.81

4.0 out of 5 stars Great product, quality, easy. May need updated screws for 2016, April 30, 2016
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I am not a handy man and installing a wall mount seemed pretty daunting to me. After reading the glowing reviews I purchased one of these and, what do you know, install was mostly a breeze. This is a heavy duty, high quality product and it is great. After finding a stud in the wall further setup was but a drill away. It's hanging a 2016 Samsung SUHD at 49" without a problem.

A few caveats and issues I ran into (which didn't dim the joy in the product):
The instructions call for a 7/32 drill bit. I ended up using one a little smaller as the 7/32 isn't the most common one to have in toolkits. More of an issue was that for the offset curvature of the 2016 Samsung 8000 series, you need to use samsungs spacers (come with the tv) as the ones with the mount won't work. Using samsungs spacers means the M8 screws included with the kit are too small! Make sure to get a set of 4 M8 45mm!! I assume echo gear will update their pack - these 2016 models are quite new.

That said, once I got the screws needed this worked like a charm and I love it.


iClever BoostCube 40W 4-Port USB Travel Wall Charger with SmartID Tech and Foldable Plug, White
iClever BoostCube 40W 4-Port USB Travel Wall Charger with SmartID Tech and Foldable Plug, White
Offered by Hisgadget Inc
Price: $59.99
2 used & new from $19.99

4.0 out of 5 stars Works great, reliable - but missing the replaceable plug for international connectors, April 28, 2016
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Works great, reliable - but missing the replaceable plug for international connectors


Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier, Blue
Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier, Blue
Price: $499.99
7 used & new from $499.00

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great, if pricey Purifier/Fan Combo with cool WiFi / app capabilities, April 21, 2016
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Having previously purchased Dyson Products - including the Dyson Fan (which looks the same - different color - as this product), I was looking forward to receiving this, and for the most part, this purifier doesn't disappoint. It's always a bit hard to quantify 'how well' these things purify the air, but from setup to operations, this is a sound if a bit pricey product.
Installation takes a few minutes and is simple; snap in place and you are good to go. As always, the remote (similar to the fan product) is easy to use, and the unit works great out of the box. It's basically A FAN with a built-in purifier; so operates along the lines of their fans as well.
That said, the unit not only cools and cleans the air; it tells you how well it's doing. Fully on WiFi, you can control the until (all settings!) via your iPhone/iOS (and Android app exists, but didn't test that), both remotely as well as while on the same network. Additionally, the unit shows you analysts of air quality and keeps a history; and in fact, can adjust itself (and turn itself on and off!) based on your air. Turn this 'AUTO' function off and, again, you basically have a fan that 'always' purifies. The filter is rated at 4300h (and the app keeps track of it). Wifi and app works even if the unit is off (though needs to be plugged in).
All in all, a really solid product that at least to our perception, has helped air quality similarly to another (non-Dyson) product we used in the room previously). The price may be a bit steep, but it's a Dyson. Well designed and no issues.


Samsung T3 Portable 1 TB USB 3.0 External SSD (MU-PT1T0B/AM)
Samsung T3 Portable 1 TB USB 3.0 External SSD (MU-PT1T0B/AM)
Price: $367.99
61 used & new from $353.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Really excellent drive, fast, and works great on Mac., March 29, 2016
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This really keeps all it promises!
Having tried a variety of disk and flash & SSD based drives, I was wary of this Samsung iteration. I have to say, I am impressed; first of all, great design (small case, rounded with a rubbery end fits well anywhere, both portable or stationary).
I wish they'd included a USB type C to C cable (not just C to A) - but that's my only gripe with it.
The performance is great (including multi-access for, say, running VMs off the drive). It works well with Windows and Mac; in fact, it has none of the 'disconnection' issues some drives from other manufacturers would sometimes make using them a chore. Plus, for the performance, I think the price is great (save maybe the 2TB versions). Would recommend and frankly buy more of these!
Comment Comment (1) | Permalink | Most recent comment: May 9, 2016 6:55 PM PDT


Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor
Dell Gaming S2716DG 27.0" Screen LED-Lit Monitor
Price: $509.99
43 used & new from $430.00

2 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Really good - if you have the right gear and buy it for the right reason, November 22, 2015
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Having spent a few days with the monitor now, I can headline my review with a resounding: Very, very good monitor, IF you have the right gear to power it, and unless pure display quality and color depth is your paramount concern.
The monitor itself - packaged in a non-frill white Dell box - comes well equipped, looks nice (it's no Apple industrial design, but feels sturdy and nice).

I tested - and am now using - the monitor on 2 different rigs; a Mac (via HDMI) and a gaming rig (Windows) via Display Port. First the good; the resolution and refresh 'independence' really do shine in games. The smoothness (free of 'jitter') on the gaming rig really is pretty awesome; this is what this puppy is made for. While the test system is quite high end, its pure luck that it had an nvidia G-Sync 'compatible' card. As I understand it, you are basically looking at t 'regular' (60Hz) monitor with any GPU without - regardless how high-end it may be.

There are a few 'bad' on this monitor - and they range from deal breakers to 'minor' depending on your setup. Let me be clear; I would recommend this monitor to anyone with a 'cool' gaming rig and the right setup; you are purpose-buying.

For anyone else, this is either overkill, or actually not as good as a lot of displays at half the price out there:
To start with, the display panel is not IPS. Far from just being a buzzword, this does mean - and in comparison with an iMac or Asus, clearly shows - that the color richness/depth just isn't quite there. It's fine mind you - but you can get much more vibrant colors out of alternatives with IPS.
Second, you NEED to use DisplayPort (along with that G-Sync card) to get the benefits of the motion and resolution. Connect it via HMDI - and you are limited in resolution AND refresh rate. That coupled with no speakers (and THAT is an oversight; they could have included that as a basic feature, regardless of the dedicated 'game gear' moniker!) means that if you buy this to display your webpages or spreadsheet, you'll be disappointed, having spent way too much money for a 'run of the mill' device.

Bottom-line - this is great gaming gear. Have the right setup, and buy it for the right reason; this won't disappoint (though it's still on the high $ side regardless). Don't buy this as your 'every day' display.
Comment Comments (6) | Permalink | Most recent comment: Nov 27, 2015 7:50 PM PST


iClever BoostCube 4.8A 24W Dual USB Travel Wall Charger with SmartID Technology, Foldable Plug for iPhone iPad, Samsung Galaxy, HTC Nexus Moto Blackberry, Bluetooth Speaker Headset & Power Bank, White
iClever BoostCube 4.8A 24W Dual USB Travel Wall Charger with SmartID Technology, Foldable Plug for iPhone iPad, Samsung Galaxy, HTC Nexus Moto Blackberry, Bluetooth Speaker Headset & Power Bank, White
Offered by Hisgadget Inc
Price: $29.99
5 used & new from $10.99


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