Originally Posted by Kvjavs
A review can be helpful even if it's not honest. If you disagree with what the person is saying, then turn off the audio. Look at the dimensions, check out the different camera angles to see different parts of the case, and turn the audio back on when he tests the stock fans.
You sure do have a hard-on for ethics don't you? I don't agree with what you say so you think I have no knowledge about reviewing and journalism. That's quite a silly statement.
And yes, in some instances I do think reviewing is about "getting free stuff". This guy isn't working for some big corporation for reviews, he's doing it out of his house. He doesn't have some goon over his shoulder watching every move he makes, nor does he have to report absolutely EVERYTHING.
Quit taking things out of context. Wanna see an example of a review not being honest yet still helpful? The mentioned TomsHardware review. It's not honest, and is helpful so that we know not to trust them anymore.
I have to side with what you say in this.
Rodney is one reviewer i quite like on youtube despite the fact that he seems to give every product a "kickass" rating.
It makes sense, because in order to keep reviewing he's got to keep these fat cats happy. It's a balancing act and Rodney has got it spot on.
His redeeming quality is how thorough he is with his reviews - it honestly couldn't get any better. And because of this it gives the viewer the chance to judge and decide, which is essentially what it's all about anyway.
If a person isn't going to pay attention to a review - but rather the reviewers rating - then they deserve to get ripped off.
Regardless of a reviewers reputation, i always disregard their conclusion or "Rating" because i always expect it to be biased in some way or another. What counts is the imagery/footage of the product and how in depth it is. Then i can decide if its the product for me.Edited by Thingamajig - 4/21/11 at 5:40am