Monday, June 1, 2009

HDMI Receivers

Alright, this isn't really a deal, but I'm pretty sure no one really knows this one.

Everyone has been told that HDMI is great because it provides digital video and sound all in one convenient cable, but did you know that just because a receiving has an HDMI input doesn't mean that you'll get both digital video and audio?!  I bet you didn't!

Be careful.  The receivers do not indicate whether they are capable of carrying sound through the HDMI input.  You'll have to research or trust your audio/video sales man.  

Rule of thumb, if it's under $400 it probably won't do what you want it to do.

MacBook deals for students

If you know anyone going back to school Mac is giving a free 8 GB iPod touch with the purchase of a computer.

Also - Apple appears to be selling their notebooks about $100 less than FS.  Future will beat the price and also give the free iPod touch.

Going to FS or Best Buy actually works out better because you get the iPod touch right away, and don't get dinged for the taxes.  If you go to apple directly you have to pay for the iPod touch, and then get a rebate coupon...which means you end up paying the taxes.

Oh yeah, and FS didn't ask for any proof that I was a student.