Reading B2031A review, the B2031A is indeed Behringer Truth. I failed to come across a single review that downsized the down-priced active studio monitor so I thought I’d give it a try. I searched / sought for a pair of Truth B2031A Studio speakers at my local guitar center and turned the boring sober looking puppies on.

Ehhh, the bass was too flat and I wasn’t impressed. But all of the sudden, the store rep reaches over to the mixer, fiddles around and said “Oh wait…..” THUUUMP! I didn’t hear a single word the store rep said after that.

The TRUTH B2031A wasn’t such a sober monitor speaker after all.

The Behringer B2031A Studio Monitor is simply amazing for its price tag. These high resolution 2-way reference studio monitors are designed for near-field monitoring apps, ideal for small mixing environments and home entertainment like surround sound.

Another attractive feature about … Read More

This DELL 17″ Monitor (Made in Malaysia under LIKOM model L705XXX, product no: L7055LP) came in with no power symptom. Normally after opening up the cover I would look at the power supply (primary side) for any burnt and cracked components first. If there are darkened area and burnt components, I would tell myself that this Monitor needs a little more time to repair it. If it is not (component’s intact) I would usually begin to discharge the filter capacitor and start checking the fuse.

Okay, it is confirmed that all the primary side components looks good in this Monitor.

First, discharge the big fat filter capacitor with a resistor (I know that the voltage already drained off but it is a normal procedure for me because what if the start up resistor has an open circuit?) then check the fuse.

If the fuse is okay, experience will tell you … Read More

A good monitor is indispensable, especially for those of use who work in front of the computer for prolonged periods of time everyday. A large monitor makes it easier for us to multitask and also improve the multimedia experience on our computer. If you are planning to get yourself a larger desktop monitor for your PC, consider getting yourself a 22″ LCD monitor. Here is a comparison of two of my favorite models, the Acer V223-WBD 22″ Widescreen TFT LCD monitor and the Samsung Touch Of Color T220HD 22-inch LCD HDTV monitor.

Price: The Acer model currently costs around $170 each, while the Samsung model costs around $270 each. That’s a huge $100 difference. The huge price difference can be justified by the amount of features found one each model. Nevertheless, the budget conscious will find it to be a no-brainer in choosing between the two.

Winner: Acer V223-WBD 22″ … Read More

A debug monitor is very powerful graphical or console mode tool that monitors all the activities that are handled by the WinDriver Kernel. You can use the debug monitor to see how each command that is sent to the kernel is executed.

A WinDriver Kernel is a driver development toolkit inside ones computer that simplifies the creation of drivers. A driver is used in a computer so that the computer can read the devices that are in the computer or that get attached to the computer. If you were to hook up a printer to your computer, you would first need to install its driver so that the computer could create graphics or a console so that you could control your printer through the computer. The same thing goes for audio devices, internet devices, video devices.

A debug monitor, simply put, is a tool that helps to find and reduce … Read More

If first impressions are anything to go by then this newly released monitor is a first class winner.

HDMI and Display Port:

The monitor is connected to my Nvidia 470 SOC Video graphics Card with a DVI-I to HDMI cable. The monitor provides both a HDMI socket and Display Port with a Display Port cable in the package. A variety of settings can be achieved depending on which cable is used and offers a range of 2D, 3D, and HD refresh rates and audio options. The HDMI offers good quality 3D at 60Hz, while the Display Port offers a higher level of 3D at 120Hz.

In The Box:

Monitor – 27 in 120Hz 3D Widescreen HD LED Monitor

– 3D Glasses with Battery (Non Rechargeable)

– Display Port Cable,

– 14 Volt Power Supply,

– Cable tie and Mounting bracket

– Cleaning Cloth – Use a water moisten cloth only. … Read More

Alright, you’ve got your managed service plan in place, don’t you? Month to month, one-two-three year, it doesn’t matter, what matters is someone is taking responsibility for your vital network, the core of your business. And you got the full meal deal, with unlimited support, remote monitoring, help desk, the works.

Isn’t that a comfort knowing that somewhere in an air-conditioned facility a highly skilled technical person is watching that screen for evidence of a problem somewhere in your system? Whew! Glad someone’s on duty, protecting you against computer slowdowns, malware, viruses, software issues and the myriad of other issues that can arise. Right? Well, let’s take a peek into that room and see what’s really going on.

There’s the guy sitting at the desk, excellent! He’s on duty, monitoring away, right? Wait a second, he’s monitoring his Facebook page, loading some pictures of, what? Looks like Girls Gone Wild, … Read More

Troubleshooting Monitor flyback transformers is not difficult if you know what is inside the flyback. Normally for a monitor flyback transformer, it consists of the casing, winding, pins, high voltage cable, anode cap, divider, epoxy and a high voltage capacitor. Among all, the internal capacitor gave the most problems. If this capacitor value out or short circuited, the monitor will have no high voltage and high voltage shut down and sometimes even blow the power section. That’s why, whenever before you want to check any power problems or horizontal out transistor (HOT) that had developed a short circuit; you must always confirm first that the flyback transformer internal capacitor is working. Otherwise, after the replacement of components, the monitor would not work or sometimes the same components that you had changed would blow again.

Although every monitor flyback transformers have different designed, the method of measuring it is the same … Read More

Being a teacher can be a tough job. Not only are you there to educate young minds and help them understand new and interesting (to you at least) concepts, but you need to make sure that every student stays on track and on course throughout the day, safely and efficiently.

When you allow your students to use the computer for various reasons, you may find yourself wondering how to monitor user activity. Monitoring the students can not only help you keep track of where they are in certain assignments, but also point out which students are struggling and where. Many people are often ashamed they do not understand something and will be very embarrassed to bring it to the teacher’s attention, not wanting to appear stupid or dumb. By knowing how to monitor user activity, you can help the students with their materials ahead of the problem instead of waiting … Read More

One of the key pieces of equipment which everyone wants to have these days is a bigger and thinner monitor. No longer are people satisfied with the 19 inch monitors. The bigger monitors available are also more expensive, bulkier and have poor resolution. Well now we have the View Sonics VX 2835 monitor which offers size, quality and performs well- and is cheaper than most monitors its size on the market. At $700, it is a great deal. The View Sonic VX2835WM is a 28 in, flat panel computer monitor.

The VX 2835 is widely sold in most computer stores and offers the following stats:
o 28 inch display.
o Maximum brightness (cd/m2) 500
o Video inputs, Composite S-video, component
o HDCP-Yes
o Picture in picture-Yes
o Speakers- Yes
o Tilt- Yes

It is also important to mention that the monitor does not have a USB port or a TV … Read More

The Polar heart monitor F11 is a popular fitness watch that has fitness testings abilities and can even create a personal fitness program that can help you achieve your goals. With the Polar OwnIndex VO2 Max fitness test, the Polar F11 watch can measure your level if fitness in about five minutes flat. The OwnIndex features is designed to help you assess your level of progress over time. It provides you with a meaningful measurement of how fit you are on a given day, which helps you to assess whether you have improved, or have not improved over a period of time.

The most notable feature of the Polar F11 HRM watch is the Keep U Fit features, that can create a fitness routine that will help you to lift your level of fitness. In conjunction with the Polar OwnZone feature, it can tell you exactly how hard you need … Read More