Monday, December 29, 2008

$63 Kodak Easyshare C763 7.1MP Camera



Ecost has a great price on a decent point and shoot camera

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Friday, December 19, 2008

$103 Canon PowerShot SD1100 IS 8MP


Buy.com has a great deal on the SD1100. Use pay pal to get $15 off.

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Monday, December 15, 2008

Optoma HD80 Deal

Update: Found it at a more reputable site here for even less





And now a deal for our Canadian readers. FrontierPC.com has an incredible deal on the Optoma HD80 for a low $1400.

US readers. Do not buy from the ad on the right column www.ontimedigital.com. They are a scam site.
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$500 42" 720p LCD


New Egg has the Corion Digital Lifestyles 42" 720p LCD HDTV for $500 shipped if you use paypal to get 15% off.

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Tuesday, December 9, 2008

$450 Dell +$100 Video Card=$550 bargain gaming system


Dell Vostro For $450 shipped+ tax. Includes Dell E2009WFP UltraSharp 20" LCD; Intel Core 2 Duo E7300 @ 2.66GHz; 2GB RAM; 250GB HDD; DVD burner; Vista Home

Edit: Even cheaper deal 12-11-08 only

EVGA Geforce 9800GT 512--$99 after $10 rebate

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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

$10 Bioshock PC


One of the best shooters of 2008 for a song.
Bioshock PC For $10+tax

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Monday, November 24, 2008

$320 Cheap Dell Basic Laptop

Dell Vostro A860 Intel Celeron M 560 15" Notebook Computer for a low $299.00. $19.99 Shipping. Tax in most.
Search for item #: 66745-BQPDZ4D
5.4lbs; 15.6" 1366x768; Intel Celeron M 560 @ 2.13GHz; 1GB RAM; 120GB HDD; DVD-ROM/CDRW; 802.11b/g; Vista Home Basic; 4-cell battery; 1yr warranty

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

$450 Sharp DT-510 720p Projector


A few dealers on ebay are clearing out the Sharp DT-510 projector on ebay for a low $600. You won't find a better deal on a 720p projector. One dealer has a 100% feedback rating with over 5,000 feedback.

To get the projector for $450 you need to search for "cheap projector" on MSN live and click on the $35 off link.




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Friday, October 31, 2008

$100 1 TeraByte Hard Drive


New Egg has a fantastic deal on a 1 Terabyte dard crive for only $100


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Monday, October 27, 2008

50" and 42" 720p Plasma Deals

Buydig.com has the very highly rated 1366x768 Panasonic TH-50x80U for $969 shipped

Abe's of Maine has the 1024x768 (rectangular pixels) Panasonic TH-42x80U with free $150 wall mount for $778 shipped.

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Lenovo AMD Phenom X3 8600 Desktop and 19" Monitor $450 AR


Lenovo has a great desktop deal. Add a decent video card for $100 and you have a solid gaming rig for $550
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Thursday, October 23, 2008

$300 26" 720p LCD at Buy.com


Buy.com has a good deal on a refurb Wstinghouse 26" 720p HDTV that has lots of good user reviews. Some maythem have a lip sync problem that can easily be fixed by firmware upgrade via a thumb drive, but none of customer reviews complain about this so it must have been fixed when they got refub'd.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

$114 Terabyte Hard Drive


New Egg has a huge one terabyte hard drive for a low $114 shipped.

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Saturday, October 11, 2008

$900 Sharp Aquos 42" 1080p LCD


Dell has a good deal on the Sharp Aquos 42" 1080p LCD.

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Thursday, October 9, 2008

$75!!! Radeon 3850--One Day


New Egg has an incredible deal on the Radeon 3850. This is a fast gaming card. Today.


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$75!!! Radeon 3850--One Day


New Egg has a really good deal on this good gaming card.

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Monday, October 6, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

TODAY ONLY: Planar 7130 720p DC3 projector $600


WOOT! has an amazing deal on the  Planar 7130  a great 720p projector.  Bulbs are expensive so buy this three year warranty for $70. Review of similar model.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Seagate Barracuda 750GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA-300 Hard Drive



New Egg has the huge and fast 750GB Seagate Barracuda Drive for a low $99. Comes with free cable.

Friday, September 12, 2008

$6 Headset with Mic


NewEgg has the Rosewill RH headset for a mere $6 with code EMCAKBCBJ.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

$900 Planar 7060 Darkchip3 720p Projector


Tiger direct has a great deal on the Darkchip3 Planar 7060. Excellent reviews here and here. This is probably the best projector you can buy under $1000.

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Monday, August 25, 2008

720p Acer PH530 Projector for $300!! (refurb)


Tiger Direct has a fantastic deal for anyone looking to buy an entry level projector. UPDATE: SOLD OUT


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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

$109 8800GT 512MB


Buy.com has a nice deal on the fairly powerful PNY 8800GT video card. Update: NewEgg has an even better deal on 8800GT $99 after rebate and free Alone in the Dark game.

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Monday, August 18, 2008

$250 Sharp Blue-ray Player (refurb)


Second Act has a pretty good deal on a Blue-ray player for $250 shipped.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

$399 Laptop Deal at New Egg


Newegg has the Acer Extensa NoteBook Pentium dual-core T2370 (1.73GHz), 15.4" Screen, 1GB RAM for $399.99 Use coupon code EMCAJBEAJ (Exp 8/20).

Friday, August 8, 2008

4GB Sansa MP3 Player Now $40



I bought 2 MB version MP3 Player at buy.com and am very satisfied with it. Now they have the 4MB version for the same price. I really like the interface and it comes with an expansion slot for 2GB micro SD cards. The best thing about it though is that it is compatible with the Rockbox firmware which enables you to customerize the interface, play games, use 8gb cards, play Doom, even run a gameboy emulator. If you get Rockbox remember to use the blue wheel for navigation. Automatic installer utility here. Make sure to go into settings and set USB mode to MSC before install, then back to mtp afterwrds.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

$260 For Fastest Video Card Made


New Egg has the GeForce 9800 GX2 1GB dual GPU card for $280. This is like having an SLI systemin one card. If you buy today you qualify for a $30 rebate. Make sure your system power supply meets the requirements.


Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

$800 Westinghouse TX-42F430S 42" LCD TV 1080P


Buy.com has a 42" 1080p LCD for $800. This is a great deal even for a refurb. Downside is that the over the air tuner does not output 5.1 surround sound. Some user opinions here.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Mitsubishi HC1500 For $600!


Search for HC1500 on Live Search and click on the "live search cashback" link to ebay. Click on the one for a buy it now price of $825 and use paypal to buy it for 25% off.
DEAL MAY END AT ANY TIME SO MAKE SURE YOU GET THE DISCOUNT BEFORE BUYING. YOU MUST HAVE THE LIVE SEARCH ICON SHOW UP ON THE EBAY PAGE.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Projector Buying Guide July Update





I just updated the Digital projector buying guide with some new 1080p models. Here it is.

These are the projectors you want to and where to buy them. Please also read my post on what to look for in a new projector.

720p Projectors




  • $720 Mitsubishi HC1500 is sharper and much brighter than the PH530. If you want DLP and need a very bright projector for some daytime viewing, this is your best choice. Recent price drop from $900 makes this a great deal (use code "AFL5" after you add it to your cart). Review

  • $800 Sharp DT-510 A recent price drop makes this the projector to buy under $1000 if you don't need lens shift of an LCD. The HC1500 is brigher, however, if you have some ambient light.

  • $800 Benq W500 is a 720p LCD with lens shift. If $800 is your budget and you want lens shift, this is the way to go. What sets this projector apart is it's internal Silicon Optix HQV scalar/deinterlacer. It will upscale 480i to 720p incredibly well. This projector also accepts 1080p/24hz which is the native signal of HD-DVD and Blue-ray. It will then downscale to 720p. 24hz is the speed at which the film is captured by the camera so the image will be very smooth in a panning scene with a lot of camera motion. Review Scroll to post 90.

  • $1025 Panasonic AX200 Perfect LCD for those who see rainbows with DLP. It's also the brightest projector under $2000 and comes with Panasonic's smoothscreen technology which eliminates screen door. Review and another.

  • $1089 If you want a 720p LCD projector Visual Apex has one great deal. The initial price is $1189, but there is a $100 mail in rebate which brings the cost down to $1089. Then they throw in a free dust cover and a free second bulb worth $350. If you factor in the cost of the bulb and the cover, you end up paying $750 for the projector. Why get this over the DLP alternatives? Large 2x zoom, lens shift, and no rainbows for people who see them. Review.

1080p Projectors





  • 1080p Comparison Test This is a very comprehensive comparison test of most 1080p projectors on the market. Make sure to check out the comparison reviews on the last page


  • $1850 The Epson Home Cinema 1080 will give you better contrast and brightness than the z2000, but not nearly as good contrast as the much more expensive 1080UB. Like at 1080p LCDs has a 2x zoom and verticle and horizontal lens shift for easy set up.

  • $2100 Mistubishi HC5500. This LCD has better blacks than the non "UB" Epson 1080, but is not quite as bright. It is also very sharp. It has a high end HQV processor for upscaling and deinterlacing which is great for SD-DVDs. Probably not quite as much "pop" as the Benq, but a bigger zoom and horizontal lens shift make it more flexible.

  • $2100 The Benq W5000 is the best bang for the buck under 3k. It ties for the best image quality and brightness under 3k, but is less flexible in terms of zoom and lens shift than it's LCD/LCOS competitors (it does have some verticle lens shift thought). It originally had some image noise problems which have been fixed with updated firmware.

  • $2600 The Panasonic AE-2000u is a much improved update to last year's AE-1000u. Has smoothscreen technology for those few who are bothered by screendoor effect with other 1080p projectors. Review

  • $2650 Sony VW40. The only LCOS projector under 3k. Rates minutely behind the 1080UB, but it really comes down to personal preference. A top pick.

  • $2700 The Epson 1080P UB. Brighter and much better contrast than the non-UB model. This is the projector to beat in the price range. Make sure convergence is checked by the store you buy from. Very close to the JVC-RS1 in perfermance at a much lower cost.


  • $3400 Mitsubishi HC6000 A super sharp LCD with very good contrast. Much improved over the HC5000. Reviews here and here

  • $3650 Sony VW60 comes very close to the JVC RS1 in performance and costs $800 less.


  • $4,400 The JVC RS1x has it all. You can spend a lot more for a lesser projector 1080p, very bright, very sharp, beautiful color, very high contrast and lens shift. If you have the cash, this is THE projector to get. It is based on LCOS technology which is an advanced form of LCD.

  • $4800 Benq 20000 is very close in picture quality to the RS2 but has some digital noise which may bother some viewers. Review.

  • $6000 JVC RS2 improves on the excellent black levels of the RS1 to get as close to CRT as any projector under $10k.

Misfire Check!

So there the results of our first hunt. Do you think I misfired? Check for yourself. If you want to read reviews, Projector Central, Projector reviews, Audioholics, and Cine4home are my favorite review sites. For projector message boards try here for beginners and here for a more advanced discussion.

Next up will be a discussion of what to look for when buying a digital projector.








8800Gt 256MB $76 shipped AR at New Egg


New Egg has the Gigabyte 8800GT 256MB for a mere $76 shipped after rebate. This is a fantastic bargain even without 512MB of ram.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

$38 Sansa 2GB MP3 Player


Great device for a great price. I just bought this MP3 Player at buy.com and am very satisfied with it. I really like the interface and it comes with an expansion slot for 2GB micro SD cards. The best thing about it though is that it is compatible with the Rockbox firmware which enables you to customerize the interface, play games, use 8gb cards, play Doom, even run a gameboy emulator. If you get Rockbox remember to use the blue wheel for navigation. Automatic installer utility here. Make sure to go into settings and set USB mode to MSC before install, then back to mtp afterwrds.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

750GB SATA Hard Drive for $90 AR


Zipzoomfly has the Hitachi Deskstar 750GB SATA HD for a mere $90 after rebate.

Friday, June 20, 2008

9800GTX for $190!!


It's a good time to be in the market for a video card. The 9800GTX plumets to $190 after the release of the next gen of NVIDIA cards. CompUSA.com has the deal. Add .01 and pay with paypal for $20 off plus shipping.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

$80 after rebate 256MB 8800GT--FREE Call of Duty


Tigerdirect has a great deal on an 8800GT 256MB. You can't do much better than this for a very good video card that will play almost every game made with good frame rates. Make sure to use google checkout for an extra $10 off.

Monday, June 2, 2008

$135 8800GT 512 MB--After Rebate


Newegg has another great 8800GT deal. $10 less than last time.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Monday, May 19, 2008

$60--Logitech Harmony 550 Remote


Buy.com has the excellent Logitech Harmony 550 remote for $60 after $30 rebate. Review.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

$158 shipped AR--8800GT with FREE CoH Game











New Egg has the XFX 8800GT 512MB with free Company of Heros For $159 shipped after rebate

$23 DVD Burner at New Egg


New Egg has a Lite-On DVD burner for a low $23 shipped. I just bought one myself.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Refurb Onkyo 304 5.1 Receiver $125 shipped


Ecost has a good deal on a refurb Onlyo 304. I own this receiver and really like it. If you don't need HDMI switching or any of the advanced Blue-ray only audio formats, it is a great deal on a basic 5.1 surround sound receiver on a budget.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

HC1500 Deal Even Better

I updated the HC1500 deal below with a new coupon which takes off even more money. Edit: price is back up to $745 with coupon

Monday, April 28, 2008

8800GT for $145 after $30 rebate


Newegg has an GeForce 8800GT for 145 shipped. Use coupon code PVT88ST for $10 off . Here is the rebate .

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Fuji F45 $104 after $75 rebate at Ritz Camera


Riza has the Fuji F45 for $104. I have the f20 and it is an excellent camera and takes the best low light pics of any point and shoot.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sony Upscaling DVD Player $60 with $40 off coupon code


Sonystyle.com has the highly regarded Sony DVP-NS77 for $60 with coupon code DVPNS77HSAFF ($40 off)

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Mitsubishi HC1500 720p Projector $720 shipped


6th Avenue Electronics has the Mitsubishi HC1500 for $720 shipped with coupon code "AFL5"
Coupon updated: 6/11/08

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Sharp DT 510 $780 at Amazon

This is definitely the projector to get under $1400 if you don't need the lens shift of an LCD.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Optoma HD72 Drops to $912 Shipped


This is probably the best projector you can buy for under $1000 as the Infocus 7210 deal is now over. Reviews here and here.