Help me spend $1000CDN on www.bestbuy.ca

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  1. McPaul

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    www.bestbuy.ca

    I don't really need anything, haven't really been buying much media lately, instead, I've been renting.

    I have never owned a progressive scan DVD player. What would you recommend?

    I have a good Theater setup, good camera, I LOVE my iPod.

    I have been dreaming about buying a mac mini or powerbook, but the best buy website doesn't seem to have the new models online that have Tiger, etc.

    Anyways, I supposedly won some contest, I don't know if it's legit, as I'm still waiting for the "online code" they supposedly will be sending me, but I now have $1000 to spend on their website, and want some help spending it.

    Lets have some fun!
     
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    spend it all on blank VHS !
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  3. McPaul

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    I'm surprised there haven't been more posts on this. I received my online code today.

    Is there NO dvd player recommendations out there?
     
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    I would post in the audio/video sources section for player recommendations.
     
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    At this point I'd probably look around for something like the Panasonic Drme85 with the built in HD, but I always wonder whether to wait for Tivo(or similar) to come to Canada.

    Buy a nice new Harmony 880 remote.

    Brent
     
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    1000 Canadian? What's that equal in USD? Like a buck fifty and a moose? [​IMG]

    Just kidding. The USD isn't doing all that well right now anyways.

    You could build an HTPC for that...

    www.htpcnews.com is a good place to start.

    Or, since you're happy with your current theater setup, have you thought of another? Like a bedroom setup? You can get a great secondary system up and running for that cash.
     
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    A Harmony 659 is good too, if you don't want to blow all your cash in one shot. [​IMG]

    How about a nice 20" 1600x1200 LCD monitor with DVI inputs? Although, that would probably be around $1100...well then, a 19" 1280x1024 LCD monitor should fit the bill. [​IMG]

    If you game on the PC and have a high-speed connection (aka Shaw Extreme), Battlefield 2 would be a good title to pick up. Maybe a Playstation 2 with an Eyetoy game or two?

    You can pick up a Logitech MX1000 mouse, or the new MX518 mouse.

    As for DVD players - all the ones Best Buy.ca has suck! However, if you have an extensive DiVX collection, you could get the Phillips $90 player. Not that great PQ-wise, but convenient if you are going to watch low-quality mpeg4 content.
     
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    Only $1000? Perhaps a new TV would be in order... you'd have to add to it sure, but come on, it's a new tv!

    Of course, you could always just buy every DVD your collection is missing...

    Which contest did you win? I could use $1000 worth of toys from BB!
     
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    That was a few years ago, now you just get the moose [​IMG]

    All kidding aside, Its about 750.00 US$.

    I like the GPS idea. great little toy.
     

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