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Old December 11th, 2003, 04:47 PM   #1
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what to get for $250?

I am a college student and recently received a gift of $250 for Hannukah. I have a DVX, miller tripod, sanken cs-1 mic, batteries, filters, etc... So now all i guess i need is an upgrade to my computer. What do you think I should get? Everything on my comp is about 2.5 years old. I was thinking maybe a DVD burner? a new hard drive? Maybe additional accessories for the DVX? A gold plated dreidle? What do you guys think?
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Old December 11th, 2003, 05:33 PM   #2
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I vote DVD burner

after that an extra battery or a light.
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Old December 11th, 2003, 05:47 PM   #3
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DVD burners are pretty cheap these days. You've almost enough to get a burner AND a nice, fat hard drive.
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Old December 11th, 2003, 07:21 PM   #4
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Personally I like the chocalate dreidles I used to get as a kid about 100 years ago. $250 would fill my chocaholic void nicely BUT in keeping with the spirit of the moment I'd go for a DVD burner and a big fat delicious hard drive.
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Old December 12th, 2003, 12:30 AM   #5
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You might want to consider putting that money toward a remote lens controller such as a VariZoom or Zoe. Those things change the way you shoot video. I wouldn't take my camera anywhere without one.
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Old December 13th, 2003, 02:00 PM   #6
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thank guys... I just bought a plextor 708A. The fastest DVD writer to this day! oh yeah, and theres a $50 rebate if you buy before 12/31 making it only about $150 from Newegg.com. What a deal! (and no, i dont work for newegg/plextor :))
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Old December 13th, 2003, 03:51 PM   #7
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That leaves you a hundred bucks for chocolate dreidles!
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