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- Pioneer VSX-1023-K 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver for $250 (expired)
On sale for $250 with free shipping.
It usually sells for around $500, however be sure to read the reviews before buying.
As you can see by the photo of the back, it has ethernet, 5 HDMI inputs, an HDMI output, coaxial audio input, optical audio input, 7 banana sockets for speaker wires, and a subwoofer output.
Overall it looks like an excellent value for the price.
Many reviews complain about how the Zone 2 only works with an analog input.
Beware that almost every Receiver on the market will only allow "Zone 2" speakers to get their audio from an analog input.
If you want to run Zone 2 speakers (a pair of speakers in a separate room), the source of the audio must be stereo (not digital), so you can split your digital audio from its source then use a digital decoder.
In summary, if you want a single Receiver to power two zones of speakers, it may require some work and some additional hardware.
- Lenovo Miix 2 32GB Tablet for $200
Lenovo Miix 2 32GB Tablet for $200.
It usually sells for at least $230.
It has an 8-inch screen, and runs Windows 8.1.
Since it runs full Windows, it should run many touch-screen compatible Windows games, such as Civilization 5, and runs full Office and any Windows browser you want.
It runs an Intel Atom quad-core 1.33GHz CPU, has 2GB of memory, 32GB of storage, 1280x800 touch screen, Wifi, Bluetooth, a 2 megapixel front camera, 5 megapixel back camera, and a MicroUSB port for charging and using USB devices.
It has a very good video review.
Here is the user manual.
- HP Chromebook 11.6" Laptop Computer $249
Has a Samsung ARM Cortex-A15 processor, 11.6" screen, 2GB memory, 16GB flash memory (works like an SSD), 3-cell battery, Wifi b/g/n, has Google Chrome OS, weighs 2.3 pounds, and is 0.7" thin.
Also has built-in Verizon 4G LTE support for mobile use.
This and similar Chromebook computers with Verizon LTE support usually go for around $325 to $400.
- Google Chromecast Media Player for $30
Google Chromecast HDMI Streaming Media Player for HDTVs for $30.
It usually goes for $35.
Plugs into an HDTV's USB port.
Chromecast gives turns any HDTV into a "smart" TV, letting you stream Youtube, Netflix, and do basic web browsing on your TV.
People who have a Smart TV or are happy with their Roku will probably have no need for the Chromecast.
Thursday, January 23, 2014
- Samsung 65" LED-backlit LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV for $1000
Samsung 65-inch UN65FH6001FXZA 1080p HDTV for $1000.
It's 3.5 inches thick, so it's a little thicker than many other TVs.
On the main Account Home page, just below your statement balance, in the middle of the page, find "Offers For You".
Click "Offers For You" to see all available offers
Offers currently available include:
Spend $15 at a Panera Bread restaurant, get $5 statement credit
Spend $40 at a Chevron gas station, get $5 statement credit
Spend $150 at Amtrak.com, get a $30 statement credit
You must click "Save Offer" next to each offer you want to activate.
You are under no obligation to do an offer.
Once activated, all you have to do is spend the money on your AmEx card in a single transaction at the eligible store, and you automatically get a statement credit.
- LG Blu-Ray Player for $50
Best Buy is selling an LG BP335W Blu-Ray Player for $50 through their Ebay store.
It has 3D support, a USB port for playing video files, and Netflix streaming video support.
The product reviews are fair.
- Google Chomecast HDMI Streaming Media Player for $30
Google Chromecast is a small HDMI dongle that plugs into your HDTV's HDMI port. It connects to your local Wifi network and a USB power source, lets you stream Youtube and Netflix videos, and lets you push video from your mobile devices onto your TV. Once Chromecast is plugged in, you can tell it to play Youtube and Netflix streaming videos. Netflix and YouTube videos play from the Chromecast device itself, so when you tell your smartphone to play a video, the Chromecast HDMI dongle plays the video through your home Wifi without consuming resources on your smartphone.
Chromecast does not include 3 months Netflix for free, like it did when it was first released in July.
Essentially this can turn any HDTV into a smart TV.
If you already have a TV with built-in streaming audio/video apps, Chromecast will add no features other than being able to control your streaming video from your smartphone.
For more information on Chromecast, click here.
- Sony 2GB Walkman Wearable MP3 Player $30 (expired)
It just looks like earbuds, and has a built-in 2GB MP3 player.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
- $25 off $75 Amazon.com, $25 off $250 Best Buy, $15 off $115 Costco
American Express's "Link Like Love" promotion currently lets you sync your American Express Card to get money back when shopping at some stores this holiday season.
Does not work with business AmEx cards, but does work with any personal AmEx card including cards with an airline or store on the front.
When viewing the available offers, scroll to the bottom and click either "load more offers" or "more offers for you" to see the list.
There are a lot of great deals, including
$25 statement credit when you spend $75+ at Amazon.com
$25 statement credit when you spend $250+ at Best Buy
$5 statement credit when you spend $25+ at Toys R Us
$15 statement credit when you spend $115+ at Costco.com (online only, not in-store)
$5 statement credit when you spend $30+ at a Exxon/Mobil gas station.
$5 statement credit when you spend $20+ at AMC movie theaters
$5 statement credit when you spend $15+ at a FedEx Office
$10 statement credit when you spend $50+ at Sprouts Farmers Market
$30 statement credit when you spend $150+ at West Elm
$10 statement credit when you spend $50+ at Kohl's
$10 statement credit when you spend $40+ at a PF Chang's restaurant
$30 statement credit when you spend $150+ at Amtrak.
Could be useful during this holiday travel season.
You must first activate each promotion after syncing your American Express card.
An account with either Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, or TripAdvisor is required.
Follow the instructions on their site to activate each promotion onto your card.
If you have already synced offers on your card, they will not appear here.
Each offer has a certain expiration date, however, if you buy gift cards, you can spend the money anytime (even after the promotions expire).
After syncing the Costco.com offer, buy $125 worth of Costco Cash Cards (such as one $100 cash card and one $25 cash card) in a single transaction, then you will get a $15 credit on your next AmEx statement, and you can spend the Cash Cards anytime in-store, online, and at a Costco gas station.
After syncing the Amazon.com offer, buy a $75Amazon.com gift card, then you will get a $25 credit on your next AmEx statement, and you can spend the $75 anytime.
To see the offers currently synced on your card, go to AmericanExpress.com, log in to your account, click "Account Home" on the upper-left, scroll to the bottom, and click "Offers For You", then click "My Offers."
- Canon Digital Camera $300, 7" Picture Frame $20
Canon PowerShot SX40 HS 12.1MP Digital Camera for $300.
Usually sells for around $340.
VistaQuest 7" Digital Picture Frame with SD card slot for $20