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Black Friday Preview 2013

As the years come and go, one thing remains the same, Black Friday has some killer good deals for the home theater enthusiast. In 2008 the cheapest Blu-ray player was $128 and a 50-inch 720p plasma was going for $900. In 2009 the Blu-ray player price dropped to $78 and you could get a 50-inch 1080p plasma with a Blu-ray player for $1000. In 2013, it seems like you can get all of that, and more, for less than $1000.

Our research came from our favorite goto sites for Black Friday circulars, including:www.bfads.netwww.blackfriday.com, and blackfriday.gottadeal.com.

Best Buy

  • Dell 24″ Widescreen HD LED Monitor, $99.99
  • WD My Passport 2TB USB 3.0 Hard Drive, $99.99
  • Denon AVR-E300 875W 5.1 3D Home Theater Receiver, $274.99
  • Klipsch Icon Bookshelf Speakers (Pair), $124.99
  • Klipsch Icon Floor Speakers (Each), $174.99
  • Logitech Harmony 650 Universal Remote Control, $39.99
  • LG Smart WiFi Blu-ray Disc Player, $54.99
  • Insignia 24″ 1080p LED HDTV, $79.99
  • Samsung 32″ 720p LED HDTV, $227.99
  • Insignia 39″ 1080p LED HDTV, $169.99
  • Sharp 42″ 1080p LED HDTV, $299.99
  • Insignia 46″ 1080p LED HDTV, $329.99
  • Sharp 50″ 1080p LED HDTV, $399.99
  • Vizio 50″ 1080p Smart LED 3D HDTV, $599.99
  • LG 55″ 1080p LED HDTV, $499.99
  • Sharp 60″ AQUOS 1080p LED HDTV, $799.99
  • Samsung 65″ 1080p LED HDTV, $999.99
  • Select Blu-ray Movies, 160 Titles @ $3.99
  • Select Blu-ray Movies, 150 Titles (World War Z, Skyfall, More) @ $7.99

Wal-mart

  • LG Blu-ray Disc Player, $38.00
  • Philips 3D Blu-ray 5.1 Home Theater in a Box, $118.00
  • Sony BDP-S2100 WiFi Blu-ray Disc Player, $48.00
  • Various Brands 32″ 720p LED HDTV, $98.00
  • Element 23″ 720p LED HDTV, $75.00
  • Samsung 32″ 720p LED HDTV, $227.00
  • Element 40″ 1080p LED HDTV, $178.00
  • Samsung 46″ 1080p Smart LED HDTV, $497.00
  • Emerson 50″ 1080p LED HDTV, $288.00
  • Samsung 51″ 720p Plasma HDTV, $427.00
  • Samsung 55″ 1080p Smart LED HDTV, $727.00
  • Vizio 60″ 1080p Smart LED HDTV, $688.00
  • Vizio 70″ 1080p Smart LED HDTV, $998.00
  • Select Blu-ray Combo Pack Movies, Over 35 Titles @ $9.96
  • Select Blu-ray Movies, Over 60 Titles @ $6.96
  • Select Blu-ray Movies, Over 89 Titles @ $3.96

Target

  • Sony WiFi Blu-ray Disc Player, $54.99
  • Samsung 32″ 720p LED HDTV, $227.99
  • Vizio 37″ 720p LED HDTV, $249.99
  • Westinghouse 40″ 1080p LED HDTV, $199.99
  • Vizio 47″ 1080p LED HDTV, $379.99
  • Element 50″ 1080p LED HDTV, $229.00
  • Samsung 55″ 1080p LED HDTV, $697.99
  • Assorted Blu-ray Movie Titles (Flight, Talladega Nights, More) @ $4.00
  • Assorted Blu-ray Movie Titles (Hangover 3, Ted, World War Z, More) @ $9.00
  • Assorted Blu-ray Movie Titles (Zero Dark Thirty, Pacific Rim, Warm Bodies, More) @ $6.00

Sears

  • Samsung BD-F5100 Blu-ray Disc Player, $57.99
  • RCA 32″ LED HDTV, $179.99
  • Samsung 32″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV, $279.99
  • Westinghouse 39″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV, $249.99
  • Samsung 39″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV, $369.99
  • Seiki 39″ 4K 120Hz LED Ultra HDTV, $499.99
  • Samsung 40″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV, $379.99
  • RCA 42″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV, $299.99
  • Samsung 46″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV, $499.99
  • Samsung Slim 46″ 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV, $649.99
  • LG 47″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV, $469.99
  • Seiki 50″ 4K 120Hz LED Ultra HDTV, $749.99
  • Sharp 50″ Aquos 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV, $749.99
  • Samsung 51″ 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV, $429.99
  • LG 55″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV, $679.99
  • Seiki 55″ 4K 120Hz LED Ultra HDTV, $849.99
  • Sharp 60″ Aquos 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV, $799.99
  • Samsung 60″ 1080p 120Hz HDTV, $899.99
  • Sharp 70″ Aquos 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV, $1,699.99
  • Sharp 80″ Aquos 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV, $2,999.99

K-Mart

  • Samsung 500-Watt 5.1-Channel 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System, $167.99
  • Samsung Blu-ray Disc Player, $58.99
  • Proscan 28″ Class LED/DVD TV, $199.99
  • RCA 32″ Class LED HDTV, $179.99
  • RCA 32″ Class LED/DVD 720p Combo HDTV, $199.99
  • Proscan 40″ Class LED 1080p HDTV, $279.99
  • RCA 42″ Class LED 1080p HDTV, $299.99
  • Proscan 50″ Class LED 1080p Smart HDTV, $499.00
  • Seiki 50″ Class LED 1080 HDTV, $399.99
  • Westinghouse 55″ Class LED 1080p HDTV, $499.99
  • Westinghouse 60″ Class 120Hz LCD 1080p HDTV, $588.00

 

Best Prices

  • 32″ LCD TV
    • Wal-mart, Various Brands 32″ 720p LED HDTV, $98.00
  • 37″-39″ LCD TV
    • Best Buy, Insignia 39″ 1080p LED HDTV, $169.99
    • Sears, Seiki 39″ 4K 120Hz LED Ultra HDTV, $499.99
  • 40-42″ LCD TV
    • Target, Element 40″ 1080p LED HDTV, $178.00
  • 46-52″ LCD TV
    • Target, Element 50″ 1080p LED HDTV, $229.00
  • Plasma
    • Sears, Samsung 51″ 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV, $429.99
  • 60″-80″ LCD
    • K-Mart, Westinghouse 60″ Class 120Hz LCD 1080p HDTV, $588.00
    • Wal-mart, Vizio 70″ 1080p Smart LED HDTV, $998.00

 

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Posted by The HT Guys, November 15, 2013 1:08 AM

About The HT Guys

The HT Guys, Ara Derderian and Braden Russell, are Engineers who formerly worked for the Advanced Digital Systems Group (ADSG) of Sony Pictures Entertainment. ADSG was the R&D unit of the sound department producing products for movie theaters and movie studios.

Two of the products they worked on include the DCP-1000 and DADR-5000. The DCP is a digital cinema processor used in movie theaters around the world. The DADR-5000 is a disk-based audio dubber used on Hollywood sound stages.

ADSG was awarded a Technical Academy Award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2000 for the development of the DADR-5000. Ara holds three patents for his development work in Digital Cinema and Digital Audio Recording.

Every week they put together a podcast about High Definition TV and Home Theater. Each episode brings news from the A/V world, helpful product reviews and insights and help in demystifying and simplifying HDTV and home theater.