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beowulf7

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Are there any hot deals for BR media players that support 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound? Most of the Power DVD crap that comes w/ BR readers or burners are the crippleware version that only supports stereo sound. The "premium" version costs some $100. :eek: TIA
 

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The next time a hot deal is posted, I can ask a mod to change the title to 2011. At least it no longer refers to 2006. :cool:
 

SJetski71

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ECS H55H-I mini-itx 1156 motherboard $65 after a $15 rebate + $7 shipping. ($72 AR shipped).

Link to motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813135259

Link to $15 rebate PDF: http://images10.newegg.com/uploadfilesfornewegg/rebate/SH/ECS8mirsDec9Dec3110mc69.pdf

X-bit labs review: http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/mainboards/display/ecs-h55h-i.html

About the only other mini-itx 115xx motherboard that comes close in price is this Foxconn for $80 shipped: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813186211
 

jebo_4jc

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Nice price. I want a cheap 1156 system.
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metazoan

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Box of Computer/HTPC stuff for sale $100 shipped OBO.
I think everything is in working order (don't know about the memory though).
ebay name is astaft.

let me know if you have questions or want pictures of specific items.

Linksys Wireless-B router BEFW11S4 ver 4.
Hauppauge MediaMVP model 86001 Rev D3A with remote
Dvico FusionHDTV RT Lite 5 tv tuner
Motorola Surfboard Cable Modem SB5100
HD3450 Graphics Card PCI-E
NVIDIA MX440??? Graphics card
VIA AV-710 sound card
Hauppauge tv tuner NTSC 48011 REV G526
AverMedia TV Tuner M780-B
AverMedia TV Tuner A188-B
VBOX TV Tuner DTA150
Belkin Wireless G notebook card
DLink DFE-690TXD notebook Ethernet card
Firewire card with 3 ports
1 ethernet card, 1 modem card
Memory (1-Ultra 256 266MHz DDR, 2 – Crucial 512MB DDR2 400 MHz, 2 – Unknown 512MB DDR2-PC4200, 2 – Unknown 128 MB DDR 400MHz)

http://madison.craigslist.org/sys/2212633043.html
 

CrimandEvil

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http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1588977
FS: Internal ATi Digital Cable Tuner - $150
I have an internal ATi DCT that I am not using and need to get rid of.

For those not in the know, the DCT allows you to get a CableCard from your cable company so that you can view digital, protected content in windows media center (like HBO, Showtime... No PPV).

The card is installed internally in a pcie 1x slot, but is powered off an Internal floppy power connector and requires hookup to USB.
And for those looking for a tablet remote solution you can root a Nook Color easy. :)
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1589358

Nook Color $200.00 Ebay daily deals
found @ slickdeals.net

(Ebay Daily Deal) Barnes & Noble Nook Color Wi-Fi eReader $199 + Free Shipping
 

The Gonz

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Sapphire HD5550 1GB
$45 Shipped

Link to thread
http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?t=1604745

Card was used for three months before upgrading my HTPC.
It has a lot of power to run post processing if you like to clean up your image or use vector adaptive deinterlacing.
My HTPC idle'd at 60watts using the card & 50watts using the IGP.
Also, it is silent. I know it uses a fan but I could never hear it in my quiet room.
 

SJetski71

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Lots of new and inexpensive mini wireless keyboards being discussed in this AVS forum thread, starting from this page onward. Everything prior to that page is older stuff from 2010/2009.
 

SJetski71

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25ft v1.4 HDMI cable, $8.93 shipped via Ebay "Buy It Now" from a US seller.

Link: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=270822477276 (i have no affiliation with this seller)

The description claims it's 26awg but i can't verify it because it doesn't say so on the cable. Works great running a picture to my 1080P plasma with no audio/video anomalies, looks like it has decently rugged connectors too. At 25ft you have to be a little wary as to what HDMI cable you buy, the cheapest ones aren't always made correctly and will produce sparklies or the connectors will twist off.

Edit: Here's the rest of his HDMI cables: http://www.ebay.com/sch/jlawre19/m.html?_trksid=p4340.l2562


Good to see this thread back alive! :cool:
I've been slacking, but not anymore! :)
 
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beowulf7

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SSDs are starting to get cheap. I've even seen 240 GB for under $200. That would also be overkill for an HTPC, but maybe for someone who doesn't record a lot of shows or maybe periodically copies desired shows to an external HDD, those options could also be worthwhile.
 
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