Technology and photography dork, always looking for quality stuff to amuse me and enhance my life, I'm into computers, home theater, photography, and cooking. I've been a Floridian most my life (Go Gators), though now I'm an Ohioan (I still dislike the Buckeyes).
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This is a speaker that can act as five, but like most speakers, it'll need an amplifier or receiver. The good news is that most modern 5.1 receivers will not only power this speaker, but also bring all of the niceties that a full blown AVR offer, such as a plethora of HDMI inputs, room correction, etc... In short stuff not offered by most all in one sound bars. Here you have a handsome and sleek speaker, that despite it's relative age, still looks sharp in any decor. Once the five sets of wires are hooked up, run your AVRs room correction, and hope for the best. I was very pleased. The experience is less than a real 5.1 or 7.1 setup, but more than most soundbars and night and day… Read more
This unit is part of a two unit pair, and when paired it offers a relatively stable and relatively fast experience. When WiFi works well, that's not much of a value proposition considering some of the hassles presented, but when WiFi isn't a viable option, this becomes the next best option (assuming a more traditional ethernet wired solution isn't in the stakes). Setup isn't exactly a breeze, but it can work with some trial and error provided as you don't use a provider that can cause issues (ala Uverse). As stated before it requires another unit (either identical or another MOCA device furnished by a cable provider), and the instructions can be a bit of a challenge. That being… Read more
While I do use sugar at times, more often than not I use Splenda granules. While these granules compare to sugar by volume, they are uber light and thus don't pour like sugar. That has created havoc with most sugar dispensers I tried, including ones that are more novel in appearance. Cute non-functional dispensers do get old, and my success with this dispenser puts it on my counter.
Nine Inch Nails, They Might Be Giants, Snow Patrol, The Killers, My Chemical Romance, Blue October, Depeche Mode, New Order, The Cure, U2, Ministry, KMFDM, The Prodigy, NWA, Snoop Dogg, Lords of Acid, My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult, Joy Division, The Crystal Method, Tenacious D, Blur, They Might Be Giants, The Beatles, Cake, The Gorillaz, Johnny Cash, The Killers, The Doors, Keane, Pearl Jam, Rage Against The Machine, The Chemical Brothers, (pre-sellout) Metallica
Fight Club, Donnie Darko, Scarface, Trainspotting, Troma films, Pulp Fiction, Shallow Grave, Seven, Sin City, Office Space, Reservoir Dogs, Shawn of the Dead, Hot Fuzz