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- Zyxel X650 AC1200 Dual-Band Wifi Router $60
Half way down the page is a Zyxel X650 AC1200 Wifi Router for $60.
Usually goes for around $85.
Includes a 2-year warranty, does 2.4GHz and 5GHz simultaneously, and has a 4-port gigabit switch.
According to the reviews, this router is meant for those who have networking knowledge.
The range is mediocre and the antennas cannot be upgraded, but could be a good alternative to a D-Link, Linksys, or DD-WRT compatible router.
- Yamaha RX-V577 7.2-Channel A/V Receiver for $350 (expired)
Yamaha 7.2-Channel A/V Receiver is available on the 1sale.com page today for $350 with free shipping.
Takes about 2-4 weeks before it ships, because 1sale.com batches everyone's order together to help get the prices down on the items they sell.
This receiver normally goes for around $500.
This is essentially the exact same receiver as the Yamaha RX-V575, except the RX-V577 has built-in Wifi.
Both receivers have an ethernet port for connecting to a home network, but the built-in Wifi can connect to your network without running an ethernet cable.
We have the RX-V575 and love it.
The sound quality is good, the Yamaha app works well on Android and iOS devices,
and the Zone-B works really well.
Most 7-channel receivers support two zones, often called "Zone 2", where the main zone (5.1 channel) and a second zone (2 channel stereo) can play separate audio in 2 rooms.
A "zone 2" receiver can have some problems when trying to play a surroundsound source on your second zone, because most "zone 2" receivers require the audio to be in stereo and unencoded (meaning, no Dolby Digital, no DTS).
Trying to copy your main room's surroundsound audio onto the second zone can be a hassle.
A Yamaha "Zone B" compatible receiver (like this one) can automatically copy the main zone's audio into the second room's audio.
This rare and very useful feature is perfect for someone who wants to easily set up single A/V receiver to power 5.1 surroundsound in their living room, and power a pair of stereo speakers in a second room or outdoor patio.
Even though a "Zone B" receiver cannot play audio from two different sources at once, the ease of setting up both audio zones is a great feature.
Simply play something in your living room, turn on the Zone B speakers on the Yamaha, and the audio will be copied and downsampled to stereo for the stereo speakers in the second zone.
Instead of having two speaker zones, you can set up 7.2-Channel speakers in a single room.
In our opinion however, a 7-speaker configuration would probably be overkill, even for large theater rooms.
Some gaming systems and some Blu-Ray discs can do 7-channel audio, but almost everything else only supports 5.1-channel audio (today and for the foreseeable future), meaning the extra pair of speakers would likely be a waste of money.
Most people are happy with 5.1 speakers.
You can save a few dollars by choosing the RX-V575 for $330, but the built-in Wifi on the RX-V577 makes it very easy to set up AirPlay and control the receiver with the Yamaha app.
- Apple iPad Mini 64GB for $350
Usually sells for around $390.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
- Android Tablet & $20 Prepaid Card Rebate for $50
Android D2 Pad or Android D2 Pad Pro for $50 with free shipping.
A $20 Prepaid Card Rebate is available by mail.
Beware that the reviews are poor, with some people saying it is a waste of money, however if you don't mind a rebate and really want a cheap handheld device, this could be a deal for you.