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Turn your tax rebate into home entertainment

Now that your tax return has been submitted and your cheque is in the mail — what will you do with your money?

Outside of Christmas bonus season, this is the one time of year you can to make a wish list and consider your cheque as free money.

For many this means shopping for the latest in electronics to beef up an existing home theatre or treat yourself to an entertainment component you wouldn’t normally shell out for.

Here are a few fun ways to make your home a personal audio-visual haven, thanks to the federal government:

$150
The latest iPod Nano is the fifth generation of the tiny music marvel. Available in nine fun colours, like purple, pink, blue and green, the iPod Nano is a great way to tune out the world and make your commute or workout a pleasure. Elliot Chun, spokesperson for Future Shop says the latest version is new and improved. “One of the coolest features about the iPod Nano is its built-in video camera,” says Chun.

$600
The Samsung Home Theatre System from Best Buy is a great way to create your own entertainment getaway. With support for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio technologies, you’ll be immersed in amazing surround sounds. The Blu-Ray disc player provides amazing high definition results. Danielle Jang, spokesperson for Best Buy says, “You can stream audio and video files like MP3s, DivX and JPEGs from your PC, or listen to your favourite tunes from your playlists with the iPod dock.”

$1,000
A new camera is not only useful for capturing life’s special moments, but investing in a quality camera can lead you into a new hobby. The Canon EOS Rebel T2i is an easy to use digital camera, but it produces professional results for budding photographers. As the flagship camera for Canon’s EOS Rebel line, it’s the cream of the crop for outstanding photos and high definition video. You can find it at Black’s along with the rest of the Canon family.

$1,200
For most people their television is the centre piece for the family or living room, and up-grading the crown jewel of your entertainment system is tempting. The Sony Bravia 40-inch LCD HDTV from Future Shop will give you a sharp and vibrant picture quality, a must for movie nights with the family and your favourite television programs.

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