If you are running Windows Media Center as your main HTPC and have always wanted to extend that experience to another television then look no further as the Ceton Echo is set to release on Nov. 31st. For $179 this tiny little box can be hooked up to any TV in your house with an HDMI and you get all of your live tv, movies, recorded tv, guide, and everything else you love about Media center throughout the house. Did I mention it is TINY and only consumes 5W of electricity saving you tons of money if you are replacing an xbox. It is available On Amazon for $179
Heads up over at amazon.com both the Ceton InfiniTV 4 Digital Cable Quad-tuner Card PCIe and the Ceton InfiniTV 4 USB are on sale for $200. If you are looking to get your HTPC or Revo hooked up with premium cable television the time is now.
I knew it would happen eventually, but Newegg.com and Amazon have both officially added the Acer Revo RL100 DVD model. Both are available for $499.99, however on Amazon you can get free Amazon Prime shipping. I plan on picking up the Blu-ray model as soon as it becomes available so check back for my review as soon as those come in.
This is a pretty slick box. For the next 2 days Newegg.com is going to have the
Zotac ZBOX HD-ID11-U on sale for $249.99 with free shipping. This is a pretty great price, but it gets even better as they are going to throw in a 250GB Western Digital Drive and 2GB RAM (1 stick) which means you could get another stick for $38 and have a pretty nice system for under $300. This is bare bones of course with means you need to put it together and add the operating system, but it is a great looking machine.
Newegg is knocking off $10 on the brand new
Acer Aspire Revo AR3610-U2002 and is throwing in free shipping just use coupon code: EMCYWZP56 during checkout. The offer ends Sunday night at midnight.
It has been a while since I updated, but I am working on updating all the links and hopefully brining a lot more content soon. First off as far as I can tell Acer has discontinued the Aspire Revo AR1600 as almost everyone is sold out of it now. You still might be able to find it at your local Best Buy or Fry's Electronics however as they have carried them in the past. However it looks like Acer has update the AR3610, and have released the
Acer Aspire Revo AR3610-U2002, the specs are exactly the same as the older 3610, however it now comes with a 250GB hard drive and has a black wireless keyboard and mouse. A special deal until 7/29 Newegg will have it on sale for $320 + free shipping (use promo code EMCYVNP44 at checkout)!
Newegg is also offering the
Rosewill Windows 7 Certified Media Center IR Remote for $17 + free shipping with promo code EMCYVNP65.
Also I searched google images for "deals" and I tried to pick the worst image out there, I hope you guys like it
If you want to give the Revo 1600 a try like I have, Circuit City has it refurbished for $170
For a short time Hillcrest Labs is offering the Loop Pointer for 50% off bringing it down to $49 + free shipping. If you have read my review my biggest issue was the price. Now that it is down to $49 I can put my blessing on this device as I have been using it more and more with my Revo. So head over to Loop Pointer page on Amazon.
Some other deals worth mentioning.
1.5TB Western Digital Caviar Green Hard Drive for $99.99 shipped
AmazonBasics HDMI Cables as low as $5
ATI Theater HD 750 USB TV Tuner ATSC/QAM for $55 shipped
DVDs and Blu-ray discs with savings of up to 58% off on Amazon
Newegg.com has the KWorld TV tuner on sale for $25 + free shipping:
KWORLD ATSC TV Stick UB435-Q at Newegg
-Recommended for ATSC inside of Windows Media Center
Fry's Electronics has the ATI Theater HD 750 USB TV Tuner ATSC/QAM for $30 after Mail in Rebate.
I search around the internet every day for the best deal on either model of the Revo and here are the best deals out there currently:
AR1600 (1GB RAM + Windows XP + ION LE):
At Amazon.com for $199.99 + FREE shipping
AR3610 (2GB RAM + Windows 7 + Wifi + ION):
At Newegg.com for $329.99 + $6.99 shipping
Thanks to our read Joel who has found a Refurbished AR1600 at TigerDirect/CircuitCity for $189.99 + FREE shipping.
If I find better deals I will post them.
Not a huge sale, but Newegg is offering the AR3610 for $325 with free shipping. Newegg Aspire Revo Page