Deal alert: Windows7 family pack is on SALE!

Posted in Deals,Software by Ruslan Ulanov on the September 29th, 2010

Win7 Home Premium Family PackIf you wanted to upgrade your household PCs to Windows 7, now would be a good time to do that.

The Microsoft Store is excited to announce the Windows 7 Family Pack will be on sale for $149! That is only $149 for 3 licenses of Windows 7!

Offer is valid while supplies last, so get the Windows 7 Family Pack from The Microsoft Store while you can and save more than $200.

Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack provides you with three licenses of Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade, in either 32- or 64-bit.

Take a look at these highlighted features in Windows 7 Home Premium Upgrade Family Pack:

  • Upgrade three PCs, save more than $200
  • Package contains one disc with a license key that can be entered on as many as three machines
  • Enjoy a PC that works the way you want it to with better support for today’s technologies, like 64-bit PC hardware and memory
  • Use HomeGroup to connect all your PCs running Windows 7 to a single printer
  • Find something instantly, compare documents side-by-side, or open your favorite file in just two clicks
  • Watch Internet TV, pause, rewind, and record TV, or use Touch to interact with your PC in new ways
  • Watch movies in your Netflix queue
  • Use Windows Media Player to stream music files on any network-connected device
  • Easily change backgrounds, window colors, and sounds to reflect your personal style
  • Use Windows Search from the Start menu to instantly locate and open virtually any file on your PC—from documents to emails to songs—just by typing a word or two
  • Pin any program to the taskbar and rearrange the icons on the taskbar just by clicking and dragging
  • 90 days of Microsoft Support Services included

For more details head on to The Microsoft Store.

The Boxee Box by D-Link hits Amazon

Posted in Deals,Hardware,HTPC by Ruslan Ulanov on the September 16th, 2010

Boxee logo After a very long wait after the official announcement all the way back in December of last year The Boxee Box by D-Link is finally available for pre-order on Amazon.com for $199.99.

Just in case you were living deep in the forest for the last few months and missed the announcement here’s the skinny on The Boxee Box:

  • It runs the free open-source software that was in the epicenter of the heated debates with Hulu in the winter of 2010.
  • It brings all your favorite TV shows & movies from the Internet or your hard drive onto your TV – no PC needed. You’ll never run out of things to watch (and listen to) as Boxee gives people movies, TV shows, music and photos, as well as streaming content from websites like Netflix, MLB.TV, Comedy Central, Pandora, Last.fm, and flickr.
  • With the Boxee Box you never need to “surf the Web” on your TV, instead you just use your remote control to pick and choose the best digital entertainment. No keyboard required.
  • The Boxee Box plays any non-DRM media. If you can create it, Boxee will play it.
  • Connecting the Boxee Box to your HDTV is as easy as hooking up a DVD player.
  • The backside of the remote features a full keyboard to make it easier to interact with your TV — say goodbye to hunting and pecking for letters on-screen!
  • Boxee makes it easy for friends to share their favorite movies, TV Shows, and songs with each other, on Boxee or on social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
  • It has a very weird shape (see the photos below).
  • And YES, you can tweet from it. :*)

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Deal alert: Free HDMI cables

Posted in Deals by Ruslan Ulanov on the May 6th, 2010

If you need an HDMI cable (or three) for your new Blu-ray player, now here’s a deal for you…

1 Sale a Day sells a pack of 3 (yes, that’s three) gold-plated, 6ft, 1080p HDMI v1.3 cables for [drum roll]… $0.00 (that’s correct, ZERO, NADA dollars).

P.S. You will still have to pay the shipping, which is anyway cheaper then buying those cables anywhere else. So hurry, you have less then 6 hours left.

Deal alert: 50% off PlayOn software

Posted in Deals by Ruslan Ulanov on the February 24th, 2010

Yugster has done it again! This time you can get PlayOn streaming software for half off the sticker price.

Don’t delay though, the deal is only for one day (2/24/10), so head on to Yugster and push that “I Want One” button now!

PlayOn unlocks the power of your Wii, Xbox 360, or PlayStation 3 to watch your favorite movies, shows and videos from Hulu, CBS, Netflix, YouTube, CNN, ESPN and more streamed right to your TV. It’s wireless. And, there is no need to purchase a new device, connect messy cables, or worry about your cable bill. It’s no wonder we were named one of The Top 100 New Innovations of 2009 by Popular Science Magazine.

PlayOn runs on your Windows PC and streams to your gaming console, giving you access to a wide range of Internet content on your TV — Hulu, Netflix, YouTube, Amazon VOD, and many others.

PlayOn is Simple to Set-Up and Easy to Use
To enjoy PlayOn, you need a networked PC, and a Wii, Xbox 360, or PlayStation 3. PlayOn also enables you to stream your personal videos, photos and music from your PC to your Home Entertainment Center. It takes less than 3 minutes to set up – and we’ll show you how.

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Deal alert: TwonkyMedia apps are on Sale

Posted in Deals by Ruslan Ulanov on the January 8th, 2010

PacketVideo (PV), the creator of the most popular premium media server available today** is running a promotion till the end of this month.

You can get the TwonkyMedia server and TwonkyMedia manager at 50% of their retail prices.

Coupon code TWONKYMEDIA-2XX9-A for the 50% off discount expires on 1/31/2010. 50% discount cannot be applied to previous purchases.

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Deal alert: HP MediaSmart Server on sale

Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the July 17th, 2009

HP MediaSmart EX485, Windows Home Server w/ Intel Celeron 2.0 Ghz 2GB DDR2 750GB HDD, Mac CompatibleIf you’ve been waiting for a good deal to get yourself a Windows Home Server – here it is!

Newegg.com has HP MediaSmart EX485, Windows Home Server w/ Intel Celeron 2.0 Ghz 2GB DDR2 750GB HDD for only $474.99 with promo code EMCLVMV33.

You also get Free and, as usual, Very Fast Shipping from Newegg.com! Now, isn’t this a great deal?

This coupon is a week-end only deal and will expire in 3 days, so hurry up.

This is the best deal I’ve seen on this model so far. Just for the record, original system’s MSRP is $599.

I got mine a few month ago for $499, and it already managed to save us from losing tons of data, when my wife’s 2 year old Gateway laptop suddenly and permanently died. We were able to safely transfer thousands of her emails, documents, photos, etc. from Gateway’s back-up on HP MediaSmart to her new MacBook Pro without much of a hustle. Now HP MediaSmart also serves as a storage for MacBook’s Time Machine.

We also use Windows Home Server to feed our TV with stored DVD movies, and to stream music to our iPhones.

Overall, EX485 is a great system and is a must have for households with multiple computers. Both PCs and Macs are supported.

HP MediaSmart will keep your data safe and organized. It is very easy to use. Give it a try today, and don’t forget to use the promotion code at check-out.

Deal alert: 25% off at Cambridge SoundWorks

Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the July 16th, 2009

Cambridge SoundWorks Cambridge SoundWorks, a premiere manufacturer of award-winning speakers, home theater systems and high performance table radios running a 25% discount till July 27nd, 2009.

To redeem this offer use coupon code: JULY25 at check out.

Cambridge SoundWorks carries selection of quality In-Wall/In-Ceiling, Outdoor and Bookshelf speakers.

Additionally, save $50 on MovieWorks HD iPod dock with ANY Home Theater System purchase (use coupon code: MovieWorks50).

You will get Free UPS shipping on orders $75 and up and 30 day risk-free in-home trial (* less shipping charges).

Discover new music… for FREE

Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the May 26th, 2009

In my iTunes I have a smart playlist called “Never Played Songs”. I usually sync this playlist with iPhone to listen “on the go” or while in the car. At times it (pleasantly or not) surprises me with the kinds of music I have in my collection. And while at home I tend to listen mainly to my favorite albums or Internet radio stations, it’s nice to be able to discover new artists and new music styles on occasion.

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Sweet Sonos Bundle Deals

Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the May 6th, 2009

If you were ever dreaming of that hi-end multiroom audio experience in your home, now is the good time to jump on this Amazon offer.

Sonos ZP90/CR100 Bundle

Sonos ZP90/CR100 Bundle

For a limited time only and while supplies last Amazon could save you up to $200 off Sonos ZonePlayer and Controller bundles. To sweeten the deal they will also drop in FREE Super Saver Shipping AND a $5 worth of MP3 downloads.

Now, doesn’t that sounds like music to your ears?

When it comes to multiroom audio, Sonos is a solid choice, and it comes with tons of free music too. Beyond your own MP3 collection you have a choice of 25,000 Internet radio stations plus Pandora, Last.fm, Sirius, Napster and Rhapsody.

And by the way, Yes, you can control these systems from your iPhone/iPod Touch. Sonos gives its iPhone app for free and there are a few other alternatives available in the AppStore as well.

Don’t delay, remember it’s a “while supplies last” sale, and at under $600 a bundle they are not going to last for long.

Deal alert: APC H10 AV for $99

Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the March 19th, 2009
APC H10

APC H10

TigerDirect has an amazing deal on a power conditioner from the market leader APC.

Normally priced at $279.98 the H10 AV is currently on sale with Instant Savings of $179.99. Don’t miss this chance to protect your valuable AV equipment for just $99.99.

The H10 AV delivers pure, stable power for high performance home theater components. The H Type Power Conditioner combines surge protection, isolated noise filtering, and voltage regulation. Finally, there’s a solution that eliminates stress on component power supplies, eradicates EMI/RFI and voltage fluctuation as a source of AV signal degradation, and protects equipment from damaging surges, spikes, voltages fluctuations, and lightning.

H10 AV has 12 outlets, so it should be able to protect most home theater set-ups. And if it will fail to protect your AV gear, APC will cover your losses for up to $500,000! Isn’t that sweet?

Head over to TigerDirect for more details.