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Rod"Rod" G.

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Experience: Health, Computers & Technology, Business

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Physician, photographer, and tech junkie

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photography, health, MMOs, cooking, consumer electronics

172 Reviews by Rod

AmbienCR
4/20/08
Much better than the original ambien - I tried the original ambien and sometimes woke up in the middle of the night, the new CR version is great for when you have to travel and change time zones. Just don't take it on the plane especially if you have to wake up in less than 7 hours. Might be useful on those long flights to Europe though.
2/27/08
If you have to try one program, try this one.... - During my medical training, this was the one weight loss program that was universally recommended to me by both patients and physicians. It is not a "quick fix" program and it involves real life style changes along with group support. This is not a fad diet plan (like protein only diets). I would highly recommend this site and program to anyone who is seriously considering losing weight.
12/16/07
use this if you have a cold - the study at UCLA showed that if you use zicam at the very first sign of a cold you can reduce the duration of the cold by about 2-3 days. But you have to use it every 2 hours and really be consistent with it. And, you have to start almost immediately at the first signs and symptoms. I have recommended this product to all of my patients and friends throughout the years. Get the one that is zinc based and meant for colds.
10/31/07
great magazine for HDTV enthusiasts - This is one of the better magazines for HDTV junkies. It has reviews of the latest HDTVs as well as furniture and other equipment to build a home theater. If you are thinking of installing a home theater, I'd recommend reading this magazine for a few months first before you buy and then decide on all of the equipment that you are going to get. You don't want to embark upon something like this blindly. Reading this magazine combined with reading tips from users posted online is the best way to build the perfect home theater.
10/30/07
Best sounds for your HDTV - If you think you need to spend huge bucks for an amazing surround sound system, then you are wrong. Most really really good surround sound system cost about $1500 for a good receiver and then another $3-4K for speakers to go with it. And, even then you do not have complete control over how your system sounds. Music and sound is very individual and what sounds amazing to someone may not to someone else.

The most inexpensive way to achieve the best sound quality for your new HDTV is to actually use a PC with a high end creative labs sound card and THX 7.1 speakers like their gigaworks. A PC with their highest end sound card will run you about $1K, the same as a good receiver. Except now, you can hook it up to their THX speakers and get 7.1 surround sound and complete control over your sound quality. Combine that with the fact that you do not have to also buy a DVD player now because your PC can do a better job of scaling the video to 1080p than a $500 sony DVD player.

The big disadvantage is the look of these types of speakers, otherwise they will provide sound quality far surpassing that of higher end 5.1 surround sound systems.

Gigaworks 750S speakers a creative labs
5/9/07
great phone if you want to keep your identity a secret - You pay buy buying prepaid cards, you can use a fake email, and they never ask your name when you activate the phone. Its like they don't even want to know you name. I'm thinking whoever uses these phones has something to hide or they are for kids who can't afford a real cell phone plan. Genius idea though.
5/9/07
Enter middle earth on the best online RPG - This game stays pretty true to the tolkien books and the movie; fans of the genre will be very happy with the accuracy.

It is not quite as polished as WoW, nor does it have any PVP aspect, but what it has is a stronger quest system and better storyline. The tradeoff is that nobody is quite sure how long LOTRO will last. Turbine had better keep cranking out quests and moving the plot along or subscribers will get bored.
5/2/07
great find - I've been looking for a site like this ever since I got my ipod.
5/2/07
the mecca for all geeks - I get lost in here for weeks at a time. They have the best return policy on the planet. If its broken, just return it. If you get tired of it, just return it. Just don't ever buy something that was returned even if its 10% off.
4/30/07
this is the website for pros - This has some of the best collection of photography knowledge on the net. Fred does a wonderful job staying current with new trends in photography. Somehow this site has collected some of the best photographers online.
4/30/07
great site to find the perfect camera - This is a great site to interact with other people and find the best cameras on the market. Phil Askey the site owner does a good job keeping everything up to date.
12/29/17
Overall as a company, I would give bestbuy a decent rating. They have lots of great products and their geeksquad is very good for repairs and their extended warranties. However, let me advise against preordering from BestBuy. I recently preordered a Sony camera that was in high demand 2 months in advance. I paid for it 2 months in advanced. Then, when my sony camera arrived, I received a phone call to pick it up. When I arrived at the store to pick up the camera which I had paid for 2 months ago, they said "sorry, looks like we sold it to someone else". You will have to wait another 1-2 months to get it or you can just have your money back. Seriously?!?! This is not the level of customer service one would expect purchasing a camera costing thousands of dollars. They sold a camera that I had already paid for and it was "locked up" behind a gate....and I was told to just come pick it up. I saved the voicemail and had to play it to a manager. Overall I have had decent experiences with BB in the past, but I will never again preorder anything from them.

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