Web site reviews can't be trusted..

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by XP, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. XP

    XP Guest

    Yes I brought a Transcend Jet Flash 110 2 GB

    Tomshardware rated it as No.1 some other web site it was listed in the top
    few..

    http://www.tomshardware.com/storage/20050520/index.html


    But the lasted from Anandtech lists it at the bottom and stated false info
    about it, like those listed below, all Yes in my case.



    Lanyard Included No

    USB Extension Cable Included No


    http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2549


    Seems that you just can't trust these reviews

    Gee I even did my own test to see if it met the speeds in the upper reviews.
     
    XP, Oct 6, 2005
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  2. XP wrote:
    > But the lasted from Anandtech lists it at the bottom and stated false info
    > about it, like those listed below, all Yes in my case.
    >
    > Lanyard Included No
    >
    > USB Extension Cable Included No


    Manufacturers aren't allowed to change the unadvertised combination of
    things they package with their goods?

    Cheers,
    Nicholas Sherlock
     
    Nicholas Sherlock, Oct 6, 2005
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  3. XP

    Rob Guest

    "XP" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    >
    >
    > Yes I brought a Transcend Jet Flash 110 2 GB
    >
    > Tomshardware rated it as No.1 some other web site it was listed in the

    top
    > few..
    >
    > http://www.tomshardware.com/storage/20050520/index.html
    >
    >
    > But the lasted from Anandtech lists it at the bottom and stated false info
    > about it, like those listed below, all Yes in my case.
    >
    >
    >
    > Lanyard Included No
    >
    > USB Extension Cable Included No
    >
    >
    > http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2549
    >
    >
    > Seems that you just can't trust these reviews
    >
    > Gee I even did my own test to see if it met the speeds in the upper

    reviews.
    >
    >



    I don't find Toms hardware that good these days, there is far too much
    sponsorship and you don't know if they are getting paid to give good
    reviews.
     
    Rob, Oct 6, 2005
    #3
  4. XP

    Krazy Bob Guest

    "XP" <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >
    >
    >
    > Yes I brought a Transcend Jet Flash 110 2 GB
    >
    > Tomshardware rated it as No.1 some other web site it was listed in the
    > top
    > few.


    Ive bought one of these from www.oemcomputers.co.nz a few months ago...and i
    was alittle bit disappointed by it, the safety mechanism it mentioned does
    not work to what i thought it would of, the usb port clicks out and locks
    into place as it says it should, but when i slide it back in, it has a nasty
    habbit of just randomly sliding out, again and risks getting broken, i took
    it back and say said hey whats the story and he said thats how it susposed
    to be :-s

    As for the data/read transfer rate, it took nearly an hour to write 1GB of
    data on to my usb drive.

    KB

    >
    > http://www.tomshardware.com/storage/20050520/index.html
    >
    >
    > But the lasted from Anandtech lists it at the bottom and stated false info
    > about it, like those listed below, all Yes in my case.
    >
    >
    >
    > Lanyard Included No
    >
    > USB Extension Cable Included No
    >
    >
    > http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2549
    >
    >
    > Seems that you just can't trust these reviews
    >
    > Gee I even did my own test to see if it met the speeds in the upper
    > reviews.
    >
    >
    >
     
    Krazy Bob, Oct 6, 2005
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  5. XP

    E. Scrooge Guest

    "Rob" <> wrote in message
    news:1128587027.356467@ftpsrv1...
    >
    > "XP" <> wrote in message
    > news:...
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Yes I brought a Transcend Jet Flash 110 2 GB
    >>
    >> Tomshardware rated it as No.1 some other web site it was listed in the

    > top
    >> few..
    >>
    >> http://www.tomshardware.com/storage/20050520/index.html
    >>
    >>
    >> But the lasted from Anandtech lists it at the bottom and stated false
    >> info
    >> about it, like those listed below, all Yes in my case.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> Lanyard Included No
    >>
    >> USB Extension Cable Included No
    >>
    >>
    >> http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2549
    >>
    >>
    >> Seems that you just can't trust these reviews
    >>
    >> Gee I even did my own test to see if it met the speeds in the upper

    > reviews.
    >>
    >>

    >
    >
    > I don't find Toms hardware that good these days, there is far too much
    > sponsorship and you don't know if they are getting paid to give good
    > reviews.


    It wouldn't be wise to upset the advertisers.

    E. Scrooge
     
    E. Scrooge, Oct 6, 2005
    #5
  6. AD. wrote:
    >>I don't find Toms hardware that good these days, there is far too much
    >>sponsorship and you don't know if they are getting paid to give good
    >>reviews.


    > What do you mean "these days"? :)


    in 97 when I first hopped online, their reviews were fine... it seemed
    to be ~2000 that things started going a bit pear-shaped there.

    --
    http://dave.net.nz - my site.
    http://www.dave.net.nz/csb/id37.htm <- Blog.
     
    Dave - Dave.net.nz, Oct 6, 2005
    #6
  7. XP

    AD. Guest

    On Thu, 06 Oct 2005 21:25:28 +1300, Rob wrote:

    > I don't find Toms hardware that good these days, there is far too much
    > sponsorship and you don't know if they are getting paid to give good
    > reviews.


    What do you mean "these days"? :)

    --
    Cheers
    Anton
     
    AD., Oct 6, 2005
    #7
  8. XP

    AD. Guest

    On Fri, 07 Oct 2005 09:08:23 +1300, Dave - Dave.net.nz wrote:

    > AD. wrote:
    >>>I don't find Toms hardware that good these days, there is far too much
    >>>sponsorship and you don't know if they are getting paid to give good
    >>>reviews.

    >
    >> What do you mean "these days"? :)

    >
    > in 97 when I first hopped online, their reviews were fine... it seemed to
    > be ~2000 that things started going a bit pear-shaped there.


    That's how I remembered it. Although from hearing others with far more
    (and earlier) hardware knowledge than me talk about it - it was pretty bad
    right from the start.

    There just wasn't a lot to compare it to back then.

    --
    Cheers
    Anton
     
    AD., Oct 6, 2005
    #8
  9. AD. wrote:
    >>>>I don't find Toms hardware that good these days, there is far too much
    >>>>sponsorship and you don't know if they are getting paid to give good
    >>>>reviews.


    >>>What do you mean "these days"? :)


    >>in 97 when I first hopped online, their reviews were fine... it seemed to
    >>be ~2000 that things started going a bit pear-shaped there.


    > That's how I remembered it. Although from hearing others with far more
    > (and earlier) hardware knowledge than me talk about it - it was pretty bad
    > right from the start.
    > There just wasn't a lot to compare it to back then.


    ok then willing to stand corrected... I didn't know as much about PCs
    and the net back then... late July(17th I got my PC, 18th I was here)

    --
    http://dave.net.nz - my site.
    http://www.dave.net.nz/csb/id37.htm <- Blog.
     
    Dave - Dave.net.nz, Oct 6, 2005
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  10. XP

    Richard Guest

    XP wrote:

    > Lanyard Included No
    >
    > USB Extension Cable Included No
    >
    >
    > http://www.anandtech.com/memory/showdoc.aspx?i=2549
    >
    >
    > Seems that you just can't trust these reviews
    >
    > Gee I even did my own test to see if it met the speeds in the upper reviews.


    A long long time ago when I was getting a dvd player, a review of the panasonic
    a350 said it had dual scarts on it, but when I bought it in NZ, it didnt. Things
    like that happen. If you want to know the contents ask the place you are getting
    it from, dont rely on a review from another country.
     
    Richard, Oct 7, 2005
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  11. XP

    ~misfit~ Guest

    > XP wrote:
    >> But the lasted from Anandtech lists it at the bottom and stated
    >> false info about it, like those listed below, all Yes in my case.
    >>
    >> Lanyard Included No
    >>
    >> USB Extension Cable Included No


    This from a guy who often quotes websites as if they're the gospels and he's
    an evangelical minister.
    --
    ~misfit~
     
    ~misfit~, Oct 7, 2005
    #11
  12. In article <>, Richard <>
    wrote:

    >A long long time ago when I was getting a dvd player, a review of the
    >panasonic a350 said it had dual scarts on it, but when I bought it in NZ,
    >it didnt.


    The definitive source for details such as this would be the owner's
    manual, which you should be able to download from the vendor's Web site.
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Oct 9, 2005
    #12
  13. XP

    Richard Guest

    Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    > In article <>, Richard <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>A long long time ago when I was getting a dvd player, a review of the
    >>panasonic a350 said it had dual scarts on it, but when I bought it in NZ,
    >>it didnt.

    >
    >
    > The definitive source for details such as this would be the owner's
    > manual, which you should be able to download from the vendor's Web site.


    What pissed me off is that they use the same model number in different markets
    for different items.
     
    Richard, Oct 10, 2005
    #13
  14. In article <4349f03d$>, Richard <>
    wrote:

    >Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    >> In article <>, Richard <>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>
    >>>A long long time ago when I was getting a dvd player, a review of the
    >>>panasonic a350 said it had dual scarts on it, but when I bought it in NZ,
    >>>it didnt.

    >>
    >>
    >> The definitive source for details such as this would be the owner's
    >> manual, which you should be able to download from the vendor's Web site.

    >
    >What pissed me off is that they use the same model number in different markets
    >for different items.


    In which case the owner's manual should mention the differences.
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Oct 10, 2005
    #14
  15. XP

    Richard Guest

    Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    > In article <4349f03d$>, Richard <>
    > wrote:
    >
    >
    >>Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
    >>
    >>>In article <>, Richard <>
    >>>wrote:
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>>A long long time ago when I was getting a dvd player, a review of the
    >>>>panasonic a350 said it had dual scarts on it, but when I bought it in NZ,
    >>>>it didnt.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>>The definitive source for details such as this would be the owner's
    >>>manual, which you should be able to download from the vendor's Web site.

    >>
    >>What pissed me off is that they use the same model number in different markets
    >>for different items.

    >
    >
    > In which case the owner's manual should mention the differences.


    No, just had a note by the scart plugs at the bottom of the page saying that not
    available on all models. this was before component out so all I have on it is
    svideo, but thats good enough for dvd really.
     
    Richard, Oct 10, 2005
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