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LG Cinema Screen 55LM7600 55-Inch Cinema 3D 1080p 240Hz LED-LCD HDTV with Smart TV and Six Pairs of 3D Glasses (2012 Model)
LG Cinema Screen 55LM7600 55-Inch Cinema 3D 1080p 240Hz LED-LCD HDTV with Smart TV and Six Pairs of 3D Glasses (2012 Model)
3 used & new from $1,250.00

2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful when off, not so pretty when on, September 22, 2012
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For many people, bright seems to mean a great picture, but black levels are what counts. This TV's black levels are about 2.5 stars. They're good but nowhere close to what a Plasma at the same price point (or less) can do. The Smart Menu is crowded and not as well thought out as on the 2012 Samsung TV's. Input sources (your DVD player, Game Console, Cable or Satellite box, etc.) can't be changed from the remote control. You'll need to go into the menu to do that, and while it's not that inconvenient, it's unquestionably less convenient than pressing a button on a remote, which by the way, is something practically EVERY other TV can do. Speaking of the Wii-like motion remote, even at it's slowest setting it's not as accurate as a conventional remote. When you consider that you'll have to master it just to change inputs, the remote becomes just as inconvenient as the lack of a dedicated input button is. LG has constructed the remote from piano gloss plastic too, so it's a major fingerprint magnet. The remote's battery door is the strangest you'll find on any TV remote (but all things considered, appropriate for this one). The door has a flimsy hinge. Some critics have commented on how easily it breaks, which appears at least, to be as easy as they've said. The remote won't sit upright on a flat surface, so get used to parking it next to you on the couch, or practice balancing it on the arm of your chair. Whereas most TV remotes are the sort that you can drop one without picking up a scratch, I wouldn't trust this remote not to break if dropped, and scratches are a sure thing. When this TV if off, it's the most beautiful TV ever made (at least so far). The panel is a black slate that seems to independently float above the stand. In fact, the TV looks so good on the outside that you might be momentarily temped to keep it as decoration and buy a different TV to watch. Some have griped about the stand being plastic, but it's actually sturdy, heavy, and of metal and plastic construction. The panel itself is super thin; the thinnest on the market today, and would look beautiful mounted on a wall. Unfortunately, it's not as pretty when it's on, and thanks to a narrow black border, it's not the window-like TV that some reviewers have described. After calibration, black levels are good, not great, some motion blur exists, and the TV exhibits average screen uniformity. If you're looking at this LG for gaming, you probably can't go wrong. But if you're planning on using it for everything, you should probably look at a Plasma. These days, it's a TV lottery. Either you get a good one in the box, or you get a bad one - but even if you get a good 55LM7600 in box, the TV still isn't as good as it could be - or should be - especially for what it costs. There's always some flash lighting with any LCD TV, but too much isn't acceptable on a TV at this price point. Ours was so bad it's going back.
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Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether, Brown/White
Vulli Sophie the Giraffe Teether, Brown/White
Offered by Quidsi Retail LLC
Price: $22.99
155 used & new from $17.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Teether In a Cool Package With Birth Date & History, September 22, 2012
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Classic French made Teether in a cool box with the history of this popular item going all the way back to 1961! There's even a place for your baby's photo! Sophie is soft, safe, and makes an attention getting squeak. She's baby's favorite toy! Amazon delivered in 1 day with Prime 2 day delivery. Awesome! 5 stars for Sophie and 5 stars for Amazon!


Graco Bumper Jumper, Little Jungle
Graco Bumper Jumper, Little Jungle
Price: $31.04
20 used & new from $31.04

4.0 out of 5 stars Poor Instructions, a wider spring would be nice, but baby loves it, September 22, 2012
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The instructions aren't the best, and attaching the seat can be a bit of a challenge. It would be nice if the spring would open a little wider to accomodate just about any doorway too, but it is what it is, and baby loves it. Arrived in 1 day with Amazon 2 day Prime Shipping. 5 stars for Amazon!


Wii Sports (Nintendo Selects)
Wii Sports (Nintendo Selects)
Offered by PNP Games
Price: $44.04
52 used & new from $11.94

5.0 out of 5 stars Super Fun - I remember when it used to be free, September 22, 2012
= Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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Wii Sports used to be included with the original Wii console, and it's a shame it's not anymore, but nonetheless, it's worth every penny. The Tennis game is the best of the lot here, but each of the sports is fun. Still one of the very best games for the Wii, and a must have if you don't already own it!


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4.0 out of 5 stars Everything you need to know, September 7, 2012
= Durability:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Fun:5.0 out of 5 stars  = Educational:5.0 out of 5 stars 
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I own several of the Syma birds, and the S108G Cobra is the fastest and the most agile of the line. It's downright zippy compared to the rest of them. Syma's are cheap Chinese helicopters in cheap boxes with poorly translated owners manuals. There's a USB charger in the box too, but it's equally cheap and has that "cause of fire" look to it. On the other hand, Syma copters are a marvel of simple engineering. They fly, and surprisingly well. They all suffer from independent gains in altitude, and in this regard, the Cobra is no better or worse than the rest of them. It excels at stabile hovering though, and it's faster than the rest, and just as durable in cheap plastic as the 107G with it's aluminum frame is. Learn to hover and the rest is easy (assuming that you know up from down and left from right). From a hover, you simply turn it left or right, backward or forward. It doesn't take long to master it, and once you have, the gee whiz effect starts to wear a little. Expecting this toy to last would be a darkly comic expectation, but because it's a marvel of simple engineering, a set of jewelers screwdrivers and a package of replacement parts is all you'll need to fix it. If you keep flying, you may end up paying the price of the copter all over again in replacement parts. My advice would be to buy two of this Cobra now - one to fly - and one for parts. This way, you're getting any part you'll need, plus a spare controller, and an extra firestarter USB charger, plus an extra manual, if you enjoy reading that sort of thing. The way I figure it, that's what purgatory is. Nothing to read but badly translated Syma manuals.


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4.0 out of 5 stars Learn to Hover First and Buy The Replacement Parts, September 3, 2012
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The trick to flying this bird is to learn how to make it hover. On the one I received, the power throttle on the left side of the controller doesn't have a spring. You might find this annoying at first, but you'll appreciate it once you've mastered hovering. Syma removed the spring because it's harder to hold it in place when hovering, and because if your finger slips off the control, your bird will crash to the floor. Once you've mastered hovering you can take your hand off the control and the bird will hover in place - however - once you've moved the bird forward or backwards from a hover, you'll notice that you need to re-hover it again because the 107G tends to gain altitude on forward movement in particular. The trick to hovering is to give the throttle a slow and gentle push. What many people do is slam the throttle forward. The bird then hits the ceiling and slams into the floor. Oh, and here's another tip. BUY THE PARTS KIT! Ours ended up with a crack in the tail decoration after a dozen or so flights. This is a super fun flying toy!!!!


Panasonic DMP-BBT01 Integrated Wi-Fi Slim, Stylish 3D Blu-Ray DVD Player
Panasonic DMP-BBT01 Integrated Wi-Fi Slim, Stylish 3D Blu-Ray DVD Player

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars It's a (stylish) Blu-Ray Player with an HDMI Cable Included in Box, July 25, 2012
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Small, just 7"x7" square. Some have called the design a conversation piece (in the way that all 7"x7" squares are conversation pieces?) but if people notice your small stylish blu-ray player and do 10 minutes conversing about it ("it's so square!") then you can probably use all the strange looking blu-ray players you can get. It's a slot load player with a cheap looking plastic bottom. Since you're paying more for less (size), you get slot loading plus an HDMI cable in the box - and the controversial touch pad remote too. Critics have said that Panasonic messed with a good thing by replacing the remote included on their other models (the 220, for instance) with the touch pad remote. Some have opined that Panasonic was jumping on the tablet trend here, and indeed they probably were. In use, the remote isn't that bad. Just stay in the center of the pad with your finger or thumb and you'll be fine. But the remote isn't intuitive. There's a pop up on screen keypad, but no eject button (the thinking here was probably that you have to walk over and remove the disc anyway, but if so, why include it on their button remotes?) You're advised to download the free Panasonic app for your phone, it's better, and generally speaking, you know where your phone is, and finding the remote isn't always as easy. You're paying for size and style here, but beyond that, it's a Panasonic blu-ray player with the same menu's found on their other players, and a few extra features to justify the higher price point.


Panasonic VIERA TC-P50ST50 50-Inch 1080p 600Hz Full HD 3D Plasma TV (2012 Model)
Panasonic VIERA TC-P50ST50 50-Inch 1080p 600Hz Full HD 3D Plasma TV (2012 Model)
2 used & new from $1,700.00

15 of 26 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars for Amazon, 1 star for the ST50, July 14, 2012
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Mine arrived with a bad panel. 5 or so inches of screen on the right side are inky black. Amazon has shipped me another one. I'll update this review when the new one arrives and has been set up and tested. Additionally, this is my second plasma from Amazon that didn't receive the promised inside delivery (or white glove delivery, as it's sometimes called). For both deliveries, one driver showed up, didn't unbox the TV's, didn't set them up, or remove and carry away the packaging as promised when purchased. In each instance, Amazon refunded me $45 and said they'd send feedback to the carrier (CEVA). I've read some reviews where customers say they've gotten inside delivery and set up, so it's apparently no myth. But I've yet to receive the promised inside delivery and set up from Amazon or ANY dealer I've purchased from. This plasma has damage near top center bezel which likely attributed to the panel defect. Had the driver delivered the service as promised, this damage and the panel defect would have been noticed while the driver was here.

-- UPDATE --

My replacement ST50 had horizontal banding on the far right of the panel. The AVS forum has a poll showing that over 40% of buyers experienced the same problem, and that's not the only problem in the poll that was experienced. If you're still considering buying the ST50 there's something else you should know. CNET testers accidentally left a static image on this TV and the Samsung e6500 for a weekend, then another static image mishap occurred that added to the horror. The ST50 had serious image retention that took considerable time to resolve. The Samsung e6500 had no retention at all - and that's for a weekend+ of a frozen DVD menu!

I did my own test for image retention on the ST50, and it's as bad as they say.

There are doubtless people who sit five or more feet from their TV, and therefore might never see a row of gray banding or the retained logo from the History Channel. But chances are if you fall asleep with a Blu Ray on, you're going to be seeing it's menu for a while.

The CNET review is just as great for the Samsung as it is for the Panasonic.

The Samsung e6500 is $150 more, and it's nearly identical to the ST50 in terms of black levels and smart features - plus the TV includes 2 pair of 3D glasses.

That's something else you don't get with the ST50.

I ordered the Samsung e6500 and the Panasonic ST50 is on it's way back.

Amazon deserves 5 stars for how fantastic they've been so far in making it all right.
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Sanus Systems Adjustable Satellite Speaker Hover Foundation Stands (pair) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Sanus Systems Adjustable Satellite Speaker Hover Foundation Stands (pair) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars THE SANUS HOVER'S AND THE ENERGY TAKE FIVE - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW, July 4, 2012
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The Hover's fit the Energy Take Five speakers, but you'll need to remove the keyhole mounting brackets on the back of 2 satellite speakers before you can mount them to the Hover's. This is easy to do. Carefully remove the 2 screws holding the keyhole brackets to the backs of each, and with gentle pressure, lift them off. The T bracket included with the Hover's is the one to use. Just flip it upside down and screw it onto the backs of the satellite and mount them to the stands. Simple! What's not so simple is assembling the stands in the first place. The instructions are terrible and the manufacturing is anything but intuitive or user friendly. Once you've gotten them together and have attached the Take Five satellites, you'll either like the look of it all, or you won't. Removing the cloth grilles from the satellite speakers helps the look quite a bit. The first set of stands Amazon shipped to me were so poorly packaged at the warehouse that everything but the speaker mounts had scratches and paint damage. I'm giving the Hover's 4 stars for being a Dolby approved solution, but they honestly deserve less for being such a pain to set up.


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