Deals, Returned: Thursday Edition

April 21, 2011 by  
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We present the return of our great, almost famous HDTV deals, and without further ado, let’s kick it off with a great deal:

Walmart – How about a great deal on a Vizio 42″ E420VL 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV for $548 – free in-store pickup included (option is $20 for shipping). With a 120Hz refresh rate, 100,000:1 contrast ratio, and 3 HDMI inputs, tough to beat this one! – You know we love LG: how about a 55LV5500 55″ 120Hz LED HDTV for $1619 and $30 off with our special coupon code “BUYDIG30” = $1589 – and with free shipping? How can we do it?

Thanks for joining us and have fun!

Best Seller this week: LG 32″ 32LD350 HDTV

March 4, 2011 by  
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LG has a sterling reputation with us at SS, and now comes a major sales courtesy of Amazon on a very nice 32″ unit perfect for any bedroom or spare room in the house: how’s a nice 32″ unit for $309? That’s 31% off the normal list price, and its currently the number 1 HDTV seller on the site for a very good reason.

We’ve seen some interesting patterns among the top sellers of late. Mostly LG and Samsung (the former title holder for Amazon top seller) have jockeyed for the top position on the popular merchant destination on the web, and its only this week that finally LG has claimed the crown for top seller.

Here’s the link to the site to check out the sale, grab it while its hot!

Price Slash: $169 top line LG Blu-Ray player?

February 27, 2011 by  
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It seems even the high-end Blu-Ray players are getting a generous price reduction, meaning nothing but good news for the future of HD and the BR media format, moving it closer to eclipsing DVD as the home format of choice. is now selling the LG BD 570 Blu-ray player, which comes with wireless video and audio streaming built in, for only $169. That’s 25% off the retail price, and its got very good ratings from users as well. Not a surprise, given the high ratings we’ve given many LG products in years past.

We assume this item will be gone quickly, so follow the link above to grab it up while its still in stock (which it was last we checked).

Online Price Dip: $440 for a 40″ Toshiba 1080p HDTV?

February 14, 2011 by  
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Prices are continuing to slide downwards for new HDTV units, seemingly hitting new lows every few weeks now.

Amazon has, for example, a really cool deal on a 40″ 1080p Toshiba HDTV with a USB connection and loads of good features, well-rated on the site as well: $440, brand new? Pretty amazing indeed, as our predictions of pricing sliding downwards is coming true pretty rapidly. We only hope this spurs slightly lagging sales into the new 2011 model year, as technology and TVs are looking better overall than they ever have.

It’ll be curious how many more deals like this will pop up as vendors seek to clear inventories following the big Super Bowl push.

SB Follow-Up: Wal-Mart’s HDTV Super Bowl Madness begins

January 30, 2011 by  
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Last article, we discussed Consumer Report’s picks for the best of the best among HDTV units, now we have Wal-Mart jumping in to offer great deals on HDTVs across the board. Here’s a preview of some great deals:

* Vizio 32″ LCD HDTV (720p, 60Hz, 31.5″ diagonal screen size) – $348
* Phillips 40″ LCD HDTV (1080p, 120Hz, 39.9″ diagonal screen size) – $498 ($100 savings)
* Vizio 42″ LCD HDTV (1080p, 60Hz, 42.0″ diagonal screen size) – $548
* Vizio 47″ HDTV (1080p, 120Hz, 46.1″ diagonal screen size) – $698

$698 for a 47″, 120Hz HDTV? Now that really is madness, and Vizio has established itself as a very decent brand nowadays. It’ll be interesting to see the sales totals after the Super Bowl is played, and we’ll truly hope that really helps to move units.

OLED News: LG aiming to start making panels by 2013?

January 25, 2011 by  
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All of you know LG is sorta king of the hill in the OLED charge of late, and now word from up high is that LG is swearing they’ll be ready to make a move in the OLED arena in the next few years, mass producing large OLED panels for the open market.

More info and pic courtesy of Engadget:

LG has plucked our heart strings once again by announcing on its Q4 earnings call that its mass production of large OLED panels will ramp up at the end of 2013. In other words, the schedule it laid out a little less than a year ago to triple OLED production via a $226 million facility expansion is still on track — which is pretty amazing given that other OLED schedules we’ve seen have been 90 percent fantasy and 10 percent hype. On the same call, vice president of LG Display Jung Ho also took the opportunity to share the company’s goal of becoming the market leader in OLED TV. Considering LG has already announced plans to release a 31-inch 3D OLED set in the US and Europe this year with a 55-inch prototype following in 2012 — it seems Samsung may now have a real fight on its hands for OLED dominance that it can’t dance its way out of. No matter who wins, though, the possibility of ultra-thin TVs gracing our walls is definitely getting brighter.

We love the heat on this technology and that companies are recognizing people want something new and fresh in the HDTV world.

Super Bowl HD: Best Buy starts up HDTV specials for pigskin epic

January 23, 2011 by  
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Every year, it seems many companies put HDTV units on sale for the big sports day, the Super Bowl, and this year is no exception.

It will feature 14 Sony TVs, and its good from January 23 to January 29, 2011. Prices are decent for the type of units they are, indeed. Here’s more info from the source:

During the promotion, Best Buy is offering discounts on 14 different Sony sets, including:

* Sony Bravia 60-inch, 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV for $1,998 ($1,001 off the regular price)
* Sony Bravia 55-inch, 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV for $1,499 ($800 off the regular price.)
* Sony Bravia 55-inch, 1080p 3D 240Hz LED HDTV for $1,798 ($1,401 off the regular price.)
* Sony Bravia 46-inch, 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV for $763 ($86 off the regular price.)
* Sony Bravia 46-inch, 1080p 3D 240Hz LED HDTV for $1,499 ($1,000 off the regular price.)
* Sony Bravia 40-inch 1080p, 60Hz LCD HDTV for $599 ($50 off the regular price.)

We always appreciate sales, so we thought we would pass this one on to our fair readers.

Fresh HDTV Deals for the New Year

January 1, 2011 by  
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Why not ring in the new year with some really great HDTV deals designed to make any hi-def fan swoon? Here we go:

Abes of Maine has a very nice Samsung PN58C550 58″ 1080p Plasma HDTV for $1285 and we include a $15 off with coupon code “LOYALTY15” = $1270 with free shipping too? Yes, indeed, only here will you see this great price. has a great deal on a huge TV from a relatively unknown brand: a Proscan 55LC55S240V69 55” LCD 1080p 240Hz HDTV for $999.00 with free in-store pickup. Amazing price for the size and features, decent reviews too.

Thanks for joining us and have a happy new year!

Long Time Missing: HDTV Deals for a Tuesday

December 28, 2010 by  
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It’s been ages since we did our deals segment, so we’ll give you an extra dose of savings on HDTV goodness. Here we go:

B&H Photo Video – It’s a fact: smaller HDTV sizes are as cheap as they’ve ever been, and the Viewsonic VT2430 24” 1080p Widescreen LCD for $229.00 with free shipping is proof of that fact. Nice deal on a pretty nice unit.

Dell Home – Dell has good deals at times, such as this Sharp AQUOS LC-55LE620UT 55” LED LCD HDTV for $1799.99 – $600 instant discount from our link = $1199.99 with free shipping too. Tough to beat that, from what we’ve seen.

Walmart – Now it isn’t a top name, but the deal is exceptional: a Hannspree ST42DMSB 42″ 1080p 120Hz LCD for $449 – with free shipping? Crazy talk.

Thanks for joining us on this jumbo sized edition of deals, and have an HD day.

The Top 25 HD Gift Guide – all $300 or less

December 13, 2010 by  
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It appears that has released their all-encompassing top 25 HD related gift guide for the upcoming Christmas holiday, and it’s filled with tons of Blu-Ray movies, equipment and other goodies for the HD lover in your family or circle of friends.

And best of all, nothing is over $300, with most under $100. It can be tough to stick to a budget with HD fans, but this list should help guide your way this season. Most of the gifts can be found through the hallowed halls of Amazon quite cheaply. Note the many inexpensive HDTVs in the list, we’d recommend any one of those for a cheapie HDTV thrill.

See here for the complete list: Link

More Madness: Best Buy’s Dark Friday Sales Unveiled

November 13, 2010 by  
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How does a Toshiba Blu-ray player for $59 sound? Or how about a Panasonic 50″ 1080p Plasma HDTV for just $699? Sound like something you’d wait in line at 5am for? That’s just a sample of the Black Friday deals at Best Buy based on leaked info available on the web.

Here’s even more insanity available for your perusal:

Coby 15-Inch LCD HDTV — $99.99
Dynex 24-inch 1080p LED HDTV — $189.99
Insignia 42-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV — $369.99
LG 32-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV — $379.99
Panasonic 46-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV — $499
Panasonic 50-inch 1080p Plasma HDTV — $699.99
Samsung 32-inch 720p LCD  HDTV — $329.99
Samsung 55-inch 1080p LCD HDTV — $1499.99
Sony 46-inch 1080p LCD HDTV — $698.99
Toshiba 55-inch 1080p LCD HDTV — $969.99

It’s clear this holiday season that retailers are slashing to (pretty much) the bare bones, and will take few prisoners to grab your HDTV dollar.

Black Friday HDTV Fever: Sears reveals big time deals

November 7, 2010 by  
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We’ve covered Sears BF previews a few times now, but this time we’re bringing out the big guns: the official Black Friday of HDTV deals scheduled to go up on that fated day. There’s some really nice prices, including a 42″ Zenith HDTV for $399 (!!). It seems Sears wants to really get your attention if you’re in the market for a TV, and these prices might just accomplish that.

Here’s some more prices:

LG 60″ 1080P 600HZ Plasma HDTV – $1,499.99
Panasonic 32″ 1080P 60HZ LCD HDTV – $399.99
Panasonic 37″ 1080P 60HZ LCD HDTV – $469.99
Panasonic 46″ 720P LCD 600HZ Plasma HDTV – $499.99
Panasonic 50″ TC-P50S2 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV – $799.99
Samsung 32″ 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV – $329.99

Samsung 40″ 1080P 60HZ LCD HDTV – $497.99
Samsung 50″ 720p 600Hz 3D Plasma HDTV – $899.99
Samsung 55″ 1080P 120HZ LED HDTV – $1,499.99
Samsung 55″ 3D 1080P 240HZ LED HDTV – $2,199.99
Sony 40″ Bravia 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV – $549.99
Zenith 42″ 720P 600HZ Plasma HDTV – $399.99

A 46″ Plasma for $499? Insane. A 60″ LG Plasma for $1499? Pretty cool indeed.

Premature Savings: Amazon launches Pre-Black Friday sales

October 31, 2010 by  
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It appears the trend (as we predicted) towards launching pre-Black Friday sales is in full swing, as Amazon got into the party with a great deal on a 55″ HDTV, as written about here:

Amazon today is launching an early Black Friday sale, starting with a Toshiba 55-inch LED HDTV for 50 percent off.

The set, model 55UX600U, normally costs $2,399 but is available today for $1,199 while supplies last. The 55-inch TV is Net enabled and features Net services such as Vudu, a VOD service.

Now 50% off is an amazing deal, especially given its size and features, and it isn’t even November yet! We like the trend, and this season should see HDTV ownership skyrocket due to decreasing prices and great deals that should be offered. Offer subject to selling out of course.

The Saturday Afternoon HDTV Deals Post

October 9, 2010 by  
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If you get the reference in the title to this post, congratulate yourself and take a look at these great HDTV deals (well, look at them either way): – A nice deal on a primo unit: The Sony BRAVIA KDL-46NX810 46” Full HD 3D 1080p LCD TV for $2298.00 with free shipping too. Lots of great features and a great price make this worth a look. – We love us some LG, and this is a very good deal, indeed: The LG 37LH55 37” 1080p 240Hz LCD HDTV for $719.77 with free shipping as well tops off this awesome offer.

Thanks for reading and keep on visiting our happy blog for more HDTV fun and news.

Try This: Saturday Afternoon HDTV Fever

September 4, 2010 by  
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Well the title isn’t quite as catchy as the famous 70′s dance movie, but hey, we do our best. Once again we present our infamous HDTV deals section for your pleasure: – Here’s a Toshiba 55UX600U 55″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV with Net TV for $1499 with free shipping. Add to cart to see special price. Great specs and internet goodness too, how can you go wrong?

Best Buy – The LG 55LD520 55″ 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV for $1298 with free shipping is a heck of a deal, and here it is. We love us some LG, and this is a great price for a monster size.

Thanks for reading and join us tomorrow for more hi-res hijinks.

Monday’s Mad HDTV Offers

August 31, 2010 by  
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Not mad as in ‘angry’, mad as in crazy good. There. Now that’s we’ve settled that little mystery, allow us to list some really great HDTV offers for this fine Monday:

Sams Club has the Vizio M221NV 22″ Razor LED 1080p 60Hz HDTV for $239 – with free shipping. The finest in bedroom watching devices out there right now, pretty much, and for a song too! Valid only for a few days, so jump on this one.

Best Buy has a great deal on a decent size HDTV: The 46″ Insignia NS-40E560A11 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV for $899. Amazing. Make sure to select in-store pickup to save on shipping, otherwise it’s $70 to ship, but even that is really amazing for LED HDTV of this size.

Thanks for reading and have a good one!

Wednesday’s Wacky HDTV Offers

August 25, 2010 by  
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We always love a good deal, don’t we HDTV fans? Well, here’s a nice little selection of offers for your perusal: has the Panasonic TC-P42G25 42″ Viera G25 Series Plasma HDTV for $909 with free shipping as well. Use the Add to cart to see the sale price. Very nice deal on one of the newer, neater Pannys out there right now.

Walmart has a Proscan 47LED55SA 47″ LED 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV for $799 with free shipping, which is amazing considering the size and its decent ratings too. Check it out!

Thanks for reading and keep on visiting us for more HDTV deals and developments.

Friday’s Freaky HDTV Deal-O-Rama

August 20, 2010 by  
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Yes, its once again time for some of the great hi-def deals anywhere on the web, courtesy of SS. Feel free to continue reading:

Walmart – Plasma is always a nice option, and here is the Panasonic Viera TC-P50S2 50″ 1080p S2 Series Plasma HDTV for $899, and with free shipping. WalMart is tough to beat for these mid-range deals, and this is just such a case. This HDTV would have been $2,000+ 2-3 years ago. – The 40″ ranges are becoming more and more inexpensive we’ve noticed. This Toshiba 40XV645U REGZA 40” LCD HDTV for $599.95 with free shipping is a perfect point to accent this shift in pricing.

Feel free to click the links above. Happy HDTV shopping, and make sure to stop by and read us this weekend.

Saturday HDTV Super Deals

August 14, 2010 by  
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It’s Saturday, and that means (for most anyway) a day off from work filled with fun, sun and joy, and here anyhow great deals on HDTV models. Feel free to gander:

Dell occasionally has some great prices on top models. For example, this Sony BRAVIA KDL-46EX700 46″ LED Backlit 1080p 120Hz HDTV – price: $1045 with free shipping too. Good stuff – now tell us we aren’t looking out for you! is a reputable online shop with some nice deals at times. The LG 37LH55 37” 240Hz 1080p LCD HDTV for $789.77 with free shipping too. Good technology and the perfect size for a bedroom or study.

Thanks for reading and have fun!

Tuesday’s HDTV Deals and Offers

August 3, 2010 by  
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It’s Tuesday, normally a rather nondescript day of the week, but with SS, every day is a chance to catch up on great HDTV news and offers. Take a look below for more evidence of this at work:

Tiger Direct – This is pretty amazing: The Samsung PN50C450 50″ 720p Plasma TV for $700 – $50 off with our special coupon code “FOJ4285” (Expires 8/7/10) = $650 with free shipping too. Check it out! – Cheaper than a comparable tube TV was in its day, who would’ve believed! Here’s the Haier HL22XSL2 22” 1080p LED LCD HDTV – Black for $188.00 -  with free shipping. Decent stats for the price.

Thanks for joining us and have fun in HD land!

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