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Thursday, April 3, 2008

Re-Launch Contest #20: Canon Vixia HV20 HD Camcorder

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.usa.canon.com/consumer/c...7&modelid=14869

Here's our 19th and final giveaway, courtesy of the Windows Vista team at Microsoft: a Canon Vixia HV20 HD Camcorder, valued at $999.99 USD, will be given away to one lucky winner. This Certified for Windows Vista device was reviewed by yours truly late last year, and it's a truly fantastic HD camera that works great with Windows Vista. Here's a bit about the product:

"The stylish Canon HV20 gives you the ultimate in HD video and digital photo quality with advanced features for the knowledgeable and demanding videographer. Among the Canon Exclusive features on the HV20 are Canon's own Full HD CMOS sensor and advanced DIGIC DV II image processor, ensuring meticulous detail and superior color reproduction. More exclusives are, SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization and Instant Auto Focus. With the Genuine Canon 10x HD video zoom lens and a host of other advanced features the HG10 is the right choice in High Definition camcorders. And, with its HD and Standard Definition recording modes, you can make the move to HD without making your SD equipment obsolete."


Here's how to enter: just post a message as a reply telling me what operating system you're using on your main PC, and why. XP? Vista? OS X? Linux? No OS flame wars here, I'm just curious about what people are running on, and why the chose it. There's one post per person allowed, and one winner will be randomly chosen. The contest will stay open for entries until April 7th, 2008.

Special thanks to the Windows Vista team for their donation of this awesome hardware!


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Re-Launch Contest #18: Orb Audio MOD1 PLUS Home Theatre Speaker System

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.orbaudio.com/index.asp?P...WPROD&ProdID=50

Here's our 18th giveaway, and one of our grand prize giveaways, courtesy of the generous people at Orb Audio: one MOD1 PLUS Speaker System, valued at $999 USD, will be given away. Right now I'm testing a slightly bigger system of theirs (same speakers, just a few more of them), the Mod2, and words fail me: these speakers sound so incredibly good. Punchy, bright, powerful - just superb. The sub-woofer is tight and shockingly powerful for an 8" sub - hell, for any sub. I've been watching too many movies and enjoying the sound instead of writing my review! Here's a bit about the configuration that they're giving away to one lucky winner:

"The Best $999 Orb Audio Speaker System. The MOD1 PLUS speaker system is our solution for our customers on a tight $1,000 budget. It includes a 5.1 Mod1 system with Mod2 center channel upgrade, our BOSS Mod2 horizontal center speaker stand, 100 feet of speaker wire and a 12 foot subwoofer cable. It has great sound, an upgraded look and all the little things that you forget like speaker wire and a subwoofer cable. You can also choose to configure it as 3 Mod2 speakers if you do not plan on having rear speakers or if you already have them. There are no tricks here...while other systems are $999 BEFORE you add wire, cables and stands, this system is $999 INCLUDING all of that. If you don't need the add-ons, we suggest that you consider our People's Choice Home Theater Speaker System, which upgrades your front left and right speakers to Mod2 for about the same price. If you'd like the add-ons AND the upgraded front speakers (in a medium or large room or if you prefer louder output) that option is available as well. Either way, the MOD1 PLUS system is completely customizable to include 5, 6 or 7 speakers and you may also add any additional audio and video cables you might require for other components, to ensure you don't have to do any last minute shopping when your system arrives."



Here's how to enter: just post a message as a reply telling me about your home theatre setup - whether that's a 14" TV and no surround speakers, or a 72" plasma with an in-wall speaker system. Tell me how the Orb Audio speakers would improve your movie watching enjoyment. There's one post per person allowed, and one winners will be randomly chosen. The contest will stay open for entries until April 7th, 2008. Because of the physical size and weight of this prize, only people in the USA and Canada may enter this contest.

Special thanks to Orb Audio for their donation of this kick-ass speaker system!


Monday, March 31, 2008

Re-Launch Contest #17: LumaPix FotoFusion Extreme

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.lumapix.com/

Here's our 17th giveaway, one of our grand prizes, courtesy of LumaPix: five (!) copies of FotoFusion Extreme, valued at $299.99 USD each, will be given away. Here's a bit about the product:

"Create elegant and impressive wedding albums in minutes, not days. Create your own custom signature templates, or browse LumaPix's online catalog of designer wedding album styles. Tune your compositions with FotoFusion's best-of-breed tools for image layout; send low-res watermarked proofs to your bride by email, web gallery, print or pdf. Take full advantage of the flexibility of all-digital layout and give your customers the look they expect. FotoFusion's professional photography software is the best album layout tool that money can buy."

This software is truly amazing - I use it to make 16 x 20" photo collages after every major vacation my wife and I go on, and over the past year I've used it to create a wide assortment of projects for friends and family. It's a wonderful creative tool! As you can tell, I really like this software - you can check out my full review for details. It's also worth noting that the Extreme version of this software comes with a stunning array of templates and elements for you to use in your layouts.



Here's how to enter: just post a message as a reply telling me what type of projects you'd like to use FotoFusion for. Vacation photo collages? Sports team pictures? Scrapbooking? There's one post per person allowed, and five winners will be randomly chosen. The contest will stay open for entries until April 7th, 2008.

Special thanks to LumaPix for their donation of this software!


Friday, March 28, 2008

Re-Launch Contest #16: Canon Powershot SD850 IS + 2 GB SD Card

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 09:00 AM

For our 16th giveaway, we're getting into the grand prize zone with a Canon Powershot SD850 IS (2 GB SD card included), valued at $299 USD, donated by the Windows Vista team at Microsoft. The SD850 is a Certified for Windows Vista device, giving you a great experience right out of the box when used with Windows Vista.

"The PowerShot SD850 IS Digital ELPH is a digital camera that will really get your creative juices flowing. It starts with a high resolution 8.0 Megapixel CCD, a 4x Optical Zoom with Canon's exclusive UA Lens and an Optical Image Stabilizer for steady zooming. There's also a DIGIC III Image Processor with Face Detection and Red-eye correction, an ISO 1600 setting for sharper images in low light, six Movie Modes and a 2.5-inch PureColor LCD with scratch-resistant, anti-reflective coating for easy viewing."



Here's how to enter: just post a message as a reply telling me what you like to take pictures of. What would you use this camera for? That's it! There's one post per person allowed, and one winners will be randomly chosen. The contest will stay open for entries until April 7th, 2008.

Special thanks to the Windows Vista team for their donation of this great camera!


Thursday, March 27, 2008

Re-Launch Contest #15: Pinnacle MovieBox Ultimate

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.pinnaclesys.com/PublicSi...+version+11.htm

Here's our 15th giveaway, courtesy of Pinnacle: one Pinnacle MovieBox Ultimate, valued at $149.99 USD, will be given away. Here's a bit about the product:

"Pinnacle Studio™ MovieBox Plus lets you take complete control of your video quality and style by pairing a USB capture device with the Pinnacle Studio™ Plus video editing software. The high-speed USB 2.0 device captures video from any analog or digital source. You can also output video to a VCR or analog camcorder. This full-featured application lets true video enthusiasts harness the power of the latest technologies without compromising ease of use. The extensive range of capabilities includes compatibility with the Windows Vista™ operating system, HD DVD and AVCHD format editing and disc authoring, hi-fi audio music generation, and automatic Web publishing. In addition to the software’s improved performance and speed, and a sleek new user interface. Pinnacle Studio Ultimate includes BIAS Inc's SoundSoap™ audio cleaning tools, professional level special effects from ProDAD© VitaScene, precision Panning and Zooming with StageTool™ MovingPicture, and a ChromaKey green screen backdrop for easy-to-achieve professional results."




Here's how to enter: just post a message as a reply telling me what kinds of things you'd use this product for - video editing? Capturing family movies off VHS tapes? That's it! There's one post per person allowed, and one winners will be randomly chosen. The contest will stay open for entries until April 7th, 2008.

Special thanks to Pinnacle for their donation of this software!


Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Re-Launch Contest #13: Ulead VideoStudio 11.5 Plus

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 09:30 AM

http://www.corel.com/servlet/Satell...t/1175714229272

Here's our 13th giveaway (lucky number 13!), courtesy of Corel: two copies of Ulead VideoStudio 11.5 Plus, valued at $129.99 USD each, will be given away. Here's a bit about the product:

"VideoStudio 11.5 Plus is video editing and DVD authoring software for anyone who wants to easily produce professional-looking videos, slideshows, and DVDs. Work quickly with intuitive wizards, or express your creativity with hands-on editing tools. Share your movies everywhere, on iPods, YouTube, or the latest HD home theater systems, with full support for AVCHD, Blu-ray and HD DVD discs."



Here's how to enter: just post a message as a reply telling me which feature you think will be the most useful to you in your video editing projects. That's it! There's one post per person allowed, and two winners will be randomly chosen. The contest will stay open for entries until April 7th, 2008.

Special thanks to Corel for their donation of this software!


Monday, March 24, 2008

Re-Launch Contest #12: 4GB Kits of Kingston HyperX DDR2 RAM

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.kingston.com/hyperx/prod...ts/khx_ddr2.asp

Since no one likes Monday mornings, here's something that will brighten your day: when I was telling my contact at Kingston about our big re-launch contest, he said that Kingston would like to participate. Never one to turn down prizes for the community, I said yes, and the prize will make any geek smile: they're donating two kits of 4 GB DDR2 HyperX RAM, each valued at $192 USD (making our total prize bundle just under $6900 USD). Each kit is made up of matched RAM sticks, four sticks of 1 GB each. Here's a little about the HyperX RAM:

"KHX:DDR2 - HyperX DDR2 modules are specifically engineered and designed to meet the rigorous requirements of PC enthusiasts. HyperX DDR2 offers faster speeds, lower latencies, higher data bandwidths and lower power consumption than DDR. HyperX is available in single and dual-channel memory kits."



Here's how to enter: just post a message as a reply telling me what the lowest specified voltage that this RAM will run at. That's right, you'll have to go look at the product page. There's one post per person allowed, and two winners will be randomly chosen. Due to shipping restrictions, this contest is only open to people in the US and Canada. The contest will stay open for entries until April 7th, 2008.

Special thanks to Kingston for their donation of this hardware!


Friday, March 21, 2008

Re-Launch Contest #11: Cyberlink DVD Suite 6 Ultra

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.cyberlink.com/multi/prod...ain_33_ENU.html

Here's our 11th giveaway, courtesy of Cyberlink: two copies of Cyberlink DVD Suite 6 Ultra, valued at $129.95 USD each, will be given away. Here's a bit about the product:

"DVD Suite 6 offers a cool choice for video enthusiasts and movie fans. Love to edit high-definition home videos and watch the latest movies on Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs, or are you simply looking for the best home-theater playback quality available for DVDs? DVD Suite 6 Ultra for creating discs of your high-definition video content, editing videos automatically, and watching Blu-ray Discs and HD DVDs.DVD Suite 6 Pro for creating DVDs of your videos, editing videos automatically, and watching DVD movies with home theater audio. DVD Suite 6 Essential for watching DVD movies, and creating DVDs of your videos."




Here's how to enter: just post a message as a reply telling me what application inside this suite looks like it would be the most useful for you, and what you'd like to do with it. That's it! There's one post per person allowed, and two winners will be randomly chosen. The contest will stay open for entries until April 7th, 2008.

Special thanks to Cyberlink for their donation of this software!


Thursday, March 20, 2008

Re-Launch Contest #10: PPC Techs Lil' Sync Mobile USB Power Pack

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 09:00 AM

http://www.pocketpctechs.com/main~u...m~LSP-MPP01.htm

Here's our tenth giveaway, courtesy of PPC Techs: four of the incredibly useful Lil' Sync Mobile USB Power Packs, valued at $69.99 USD each, will be given away. Here's a bit about the product (you can read my review to see how much I like it):

"Looking for renewable power to recharge your device while on the road? Use our USB Mobile Power Pack (MPP) with our Lil’ Sync® Retractable Sync-N-Charge Cable to charge your devices. Designed with the mobile user in mind, it utilizes Li-ION battery technology and fits in the palm of your hand. We've stuffed a full 4400 mA capacity into this small package. You can recharge the MPP via your computer's USB port or you can use our USB AC Adapter or USB Auto Adapter. The MPP has a three level LED indicator system that keeps you apprised of the level of charge remaining."




Here's how to enter: just post a message as a reply telling me what electronic device you have that just never seems to stay charged up. It doesn't need to be something that connects to the Lil' Sync battery, just tell me which electronic device of yours always seems to need charging. That's it! There's one post per person allowed, and four winners will be randomly chosen. The contest will stay open for entries until April 7th, 2008.

Special thanks to PPC Techs for their donation of this hardware!


Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Digital Home Thoughts Re-Launch Link Round-Up

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 10:00 AM

Finding it hard to keep track of all our contests over on Digital Home Thoughts? Here are the contests we've done so far:
Remember all the contests are open for entries until the whole thing shuts down on April 7th (or maybe a bit later if I get more prizes...stay tuned for that!).

Tags: contest, giveaway

Monday, March 10, 2008

Enjoy The Music $40,000 Contest

Posted by Jason Dunn in "Digital Home Events" @ 10:00 PM

http://www.enjoythemusic.com/contes...ophile_contest/

"Internationally acclaimed and leading Internet specialty audio and music review Web site Enjoy the Music.com has launched their third annual Equipment Contest with thousands of dollars in audiophile products to be given away! In the past two years well over $100,000 in prizes have been offered, with each one creating a huge buzz throughout the audiophile community. In concert with many high-end audio manufacturers from around the world, Enjoy the Music.com has put together their third annual contest with over $40,000 in prizes that will be awarded to our opt-in Mailing List members."



$40K in audiophile equipment being given away? What's not to like! All you have to do is sign up for their mailing list...

Tags: contest, giveaway

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