Deal alert: HDMI cable for just a buck per foot

Posted in Deals,M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the February 20th, 2009

hdmi-cableHere’s another great deal for you…

SmartHome sells Installer Series HDMI 1.3b Audio/Video Cable, 25 Foot for just $25. Yes, that’s 25 foot of HDMI goodness for 25 USD.

I don’t know if it’s a typing mistake on their part, the price seems unbelievable, but that’s exactly what I’ve found. So, I’m passing it to you. Enjoy.

The HDMI 1.3b standard compliance gives you the following features:

  • sRGB
  • YCbCr
  • 8 channel LPCM/192 kHz/24-bit audio capability
  • Blu-ray Disc video and audio at full resolution
  • Consumer Electronic Control (CEC)
  • DVD-Audio support
  • Super Audio CD (DSD) support
  • Deep Color
  • xvYCC
  • Auto lip-sync
  • Dolby TrueHD bitstream capable
  • DTS-HD Master Audio bitstream capable
  • Updated list of CEC commands

    UPDATE: Check out Why HDMI Brands Don’t Matter at

    Linksys DMA-2100 deal

    Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the February 19th, 2009

    Passing on the good news… Adam Thursby through Chris Pirillo reports that has a great deal on Linksys DMA-2100 media center extender.

    Until Tuesday, February 24th you can add the Linksys DMA-2100 to your cart and when you apply the code: T$HTGVWRMFVKTH  it will take $50 off the regular price of $119.

    Great deal on storage

    Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the October 16th, 2008

    Looking for a nice big hard drive to host all your DVDs and MP3s? Then don’t miss that deal over at TigerDirect on a Hitachi Deskstar 7K1000 1000GB Hard Drive for $99.99. Yup, that’s ONE TERABYTE of storage for under $100! Sweet!

    This Drive Holds
    – 424 two-hour DVD-quality movies or
    – 1500 hours of VHS-quality video or
    – 880 days of around-the-clock MP3 audio or
    – 373,000 vivid digital photos or
    – 2122 action-packed games!

    Reduced Power Idle Modes
    Unique to Hitachi drives, the Deskstar 7K1000 features three advanced low-power idle modes – active, unload and low-power. Together, they reduce power consumption at the drive level up to 20%, optimize non-operational latency and lower drive temperature for cooler system operation.

    What are you waiting for? Go get it while the deal is still hot!

    Niveus Offers Free Version of Companion Media Center Software

    Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the March 6th, 2008

    Niveus is now giving away a free version of its Media Center Companion, which allows users to access certain Media Center functions from third-party devices such as Ultra Mobile PCs (UMPCs).The version, called Companion Basic, works with any Media Center PC. Previously, Niveus made the software available only for use with its own media servers.Companion Basic has limited functionality compared to the full-blown version. The lightweight Companion only supports three tabs: My Music, My Pictures, and My Remote. The full version, on the other hand, enables access to virtually all Media Center functions, and allows users to control remote TVs connected to Media Center Extenders.Companion Basic does not support Extenders.

    Late last year, Niveus revamped its Companion software, adding support for DVD changers and Extenders, among other new features.

    Companion Basic can be downloaded free of charge by registered users at

    Niveus is accepting user’s input on the software and new features, so go register at the forums, download the software, try it out and join the conversation with developers. 

    Source: CE Pro
    More Info: Niveus Media Center Companion

    UPDATE (9/26): updated links to new Niveus sites.

    Deal on Maxtor OneTouch III 750GB External Hard Drive

    Posted in M@H by Ruslan Ulanov on the March 6th, 2008

    Maxtor OneTouch IIITigerDirect has a great deal on 750Gb Maxtor OneTouch III external hard drive for all your digital photos, mp3 and high definition videos. The drive has such nice features as Automated OneTouch Back Up, System Rollback which restores your system to a point in time just before your system crashed, while keeping your current data safe and up to date, Maxtor DriveLock™ which password protects the contents of your drive for an extra measure of security and more.

    Capacity (GB): 750
    Interface: USB 2.0
    Spindle Speed (RPM): 7200
    Buffer Memory: 16MB
    Average Seek (msec): <9.0
    Data Transfer Rate on USB 2.0: Up to 480 Mb/sec
    Temperature, Operating (°C): 5 to 35
    Dimensions: 5.3″ x 2.6″ x 8.5″

    Available While Supplies Last.
    Hurry, Don’t Miss Out!