If bargains are your thang, then you're going to want to check these two deals out. Both items were two of the hottest consumer electronic devices of '06 and now you too can own one of the first generations of these products in the form of a refurbished product - TiVo calls theirs "Factory Renewed" but we all know that's just marketing. The TiVo Series 3 comes right from TiVo.com and comes equipped with the standard warranty along with a 30 day money back guarantee all for $499. (rebate free) The Toshiba HD-A1 is available from TigerDirect.com and also comes with the standard warranty. Before you dismiss the first-gen HD DVD player, remember it supports all the high-def audio formats and once upgraded to the latest firmware, works quite well. Pick one up or both, ether way you are getting a heck of a deal in the HD world.

Read - Tivo (via TivoBlog.com)
Read - HD-A1 (via DealCatcher.com

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