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June Savings

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No content purchased in June so $151 in savings. Cumulative savings is now at $2217.

 

While I did buy a Blu-ray drive, it's for the Mac Pro I plan to purchase sometime during the next few months. As such, I'm not counting its price towards the DVR setup.

 

I did, however, buy a couple iOS software apps. The InstaTV Pro software I'd purchased back in 2012 had stopped working and was no longer available in the US App Store, apparently due to a patent dispute. A new version of InstaTV Pro is now available, but is not "the same app" so it must be repurchased. The new one has a Dolby Digital Plus logo in the corner of the startup screen, so I suspect the patents for Dolby Digital AC-3 were the issue.

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There's a new option to deinterlace the picture which makes the image look much better than before (no more combs!)

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I also bought TouchPad, which turns the iPad and iPhone into keyboard/trackpad for the Mac mini. Works quite well, the trackpad support is much better than the trackpad on the mini keyboard, though I still find myself grabbing the physical keyboard. It features a number of onscreen keyboards in a daytime

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or nighttime theme.

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The iOS apps added $20 to the hardware/software setup, which puts the payoff at $867.



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