Are Verizon’s new FiOS bundle plans the answer to ala carte programming?

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With mounting pressure from online television streaming services such as Netflix and Sling TV, today Verizon Wireless announced a new option for FiOS subscribers. The telecommunications company will now offer a “skinny” bundle with additional add-on packages that can be interchanged regularly depending on the needs of the customer.

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HDTVs bundled w/Dell eGift Cards: LG 55″+$150GC: $599, Samsung 40″+$125GC: $448 shipped, more

LG Electronics 55LB5900 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED TVDell Home has the LG 55″ 120Hz 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HDTV with a bonus $150 Dell eGift Card for $599 shipped. Factoring in the value of the gift card, that’s $150 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we’ve seen. It features full HD 1080p viewing, 120Hz refresh rate, USB, and two HDMI inputs. Amazon customers gave the HDTV 4.4/5 stars and left great reviews.

Samsung UN40H5203 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TVDell Home also has the Samsung 40″ 1080p WiFi LED-Backlit LCD Smart HD Television with a Dell $125 eGift Card for only $447.99 shipped. If you factor in the gift card, that’s the lowest total price we could find by $25. It has a native resolution of 1080p, WiFi, USB, and two HDMI inputs. It received 4.3/5 stars from Amazon customers.

Add some killer sound to your new HDTV with these Sound Bar deals from Amazon:

  • VIZIO S5430W-C2 54-Inch 3.0 Soundbar: $298 – $130 discount for Prime members = $168 shipped (Reg. $300)must select Amazon as seller
  • Yamaha YAS-203 Sound Bar with Bluetooth and Wireless Subwoofer: $299.95 (Reg. $400)

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Supersize your Super Bowl with these HDTV deals

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Super Bowl XLIX will pit the Seattle Seahawks up against the New England Patriots. While ticket prices on the resale market aren’t as outrageous as you might imagine, they are still way beyond what a sane person would pay.

You can outfit your family room with a ridiculous HDTV for significantly less than the average ticket price for the big game. Not to mention the fact that you can invite all your friends over to watch with you and scoff down as much homemade buffalo chicken dip as you want.

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VIZIO Smart 240Hz LED 4K UHDTVs: 50-inch $800 (Reg. $1,000), 55-inch $1,000 (Reg. $1,400)

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Update (12/6 6:30am): Amazon has matched the price on the VIZIO 55-inch 4K for $999.99 with free scheduled delivery. Additionally, they’ve dropped the price of the 50-inch 4K version to $799.99, which is an all-time low as well.

Best Buy offers the VIZIO P-Series 55-inch (P552UI-B2) Smart 240Hz 4K LED UHDTV for $999.99 shipped. That’s a savings of $400 off the regular price, $349 better than Amazon and the lowest that we’ve ever seen it go for. Over at Amazon this UHDTV is rated 4/5 stars by over 207 reviewers.

This VIZIO 4K UHDTV features 4x the resolution of 1080p displays, 64 active LED zones, a 240Hz refresh rate and five HDMI inputs. Additionally, it has 802.11ac wireless for smart functionality with Netflix, Hulu Plus and Pandora.

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HDTVs: LG 60-inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma TV $499 (orig. $799), Samsung 65-inch Class LED HDTV $975 (orig. $1,200)

LG 60PB5600 - 60-Inch Full HD 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV

Update 12/29 3:40PM: The coupon for the LG TV has expired.

However, if you’re still in the market for a 60-inch Smart HDTV, Amazon has this Vizio for a low $799.88 shipped.

BuyDig has the LG 60-Inch 1080p 600Hz Plasma HDTV for only $499.99 shipped when you enter the code: POSTHOLIDAY at checkout. That’s $300 off the list price and the lowest we could find.

 

Samsung 65%22 Class LED HDTV

PC Richard and Son has the Samsung 65″ Class LED HDTV for a low $974.97 shipped. That’s $225 less than Amazon and the lowest price we’ve seen.

This HDTV has a 120Hz refresh rate, 1080p HD video, 2 HDMI inputs and it has smart features.

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Jared’s gift guide: The best media streamers to give for the holidays

Toys Guide 4Long gone are the days of a traditional movie renting experience. No longer do we have to travel for miles in the snow just to pick up a rental for movie night. Today we can scroll through the newest releases and watch them without leaving the couch. But if you’re like me, you still have people on your gift list stuck in the 1990’s, who are in desperate need of a digital wake up call.

Below, I have my favorite media streamers you still have time to give to people on your list.

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VIZIO 65-Inch 1080p 240Hz Smart LED HDTV: $1,000 shipped (Reg. $1,500)

vizio-65-inch-M652I-B2Update (12/ 18 8:40am): Now backordered at Amazon, but still available from Best Buy.

Amazon offers the VIZIO 65-Inch 1080p 240Hz Smart LED HDTV (model M652i-B2) for $999.99 with free scheduled delivery. Prime members will save an additional $10. This 2014 VIZIO M-Series HDTV carries a list price of $1,500, but generally sells for around $1,300. Today’s price matches Black Friday as the best price we’ve ever seen.

You can find similarly sized HDTVs for less, but they won’t match the picture quality this model puts out. Also available from Best Buy. Over 500 Amazon reviewers rate it 4.1 out of 5 stars.

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LG 65-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV $699 w/ free in-store pick up (Reg. $900)

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Update (12/10 4:45pm): Amazon has dropped its price on this LG HDTV to $718.97 with free scheduled delivery. This is just few cents under the Walmart home delivery mention below, the scheduled delivery is a nice bonus here.

Walmart offers the LG (65LB5200) 65-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV for $699 w/ free in-store pick up. That’s a savings of $200 off the regular price, $200 better than Amazon and the lowest that we can find it. If you choose to have it delivered to your home there will be a $20 shipping fee. Note: Walmart and Amazon both list this HDTV as having a 60Hz refresh rate, while Newegg lists it as 120Hz, LG does not provide this information via its website.

Over at Amazon this HDTV is rated 4/5 stars by nearly 40 customers.

Features:

  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Native)
  • Backlight: LED (Edge-Lit)
  • Inputs: 2 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 Component, 1 Composite (shared), 1 RF In, 1 Headphone Out

With your savings grab one of these highly-rated HDMI cables.

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HDTV roundup: Sony 40″ 1080p LED TV: $298, LG 40″ 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV: $699, more

Sony KDL40R380B 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV (Black)

As Black Friday approaches, We’re seeing more and more HDTV deals. We found the Sony (KDL40R380B) 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV for only $298 shipped (down from $350) from Amazon. We also found two other great 1080p HDTVs as well as a few 4K UHDTVs.

LG Electronics 40UB8000 40-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Smart LED TV

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Amazon announces its Black Friday gameplan and prices, new deals every 10 minutes

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After sitting idly while its biggest competitors released Black Friday Ads and announced Pre-Black Friday Sales, Amazon has finally detailed its Black Friday 2014 plans.

Here’s how it shakes out:

Amazon will offer eight days of Black Friday deals, with new deals being added “as often as every ten minutes.” Additionally, Amazon will offer three Gold Box Deals of the Day on Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Remember, Amazon Prime members will continue to have early access to select Lightning deals. If you aren’t a member than I recommend signing up for the free 30-day trial right now to lock in free 2-day shipping and exclusive offers throughout the holiday shopping season.

Continue on for the full press release and Amazon’s Black Friday prices for a range of HDTVs, Nest Learning Thermostat, Fitbit Aria Wi-Fi Smart Scale, and many home items: Read more

HDTVs: Samsung 55″ 4K Smart UHDTV: $1,398 (Reg. $1,998), Samsung 51″ Plasma 1080p HDTV $550 (Reg. $600)

Samsung UN55HU6950 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 60Hz Smart LED TV

Update (11/12 1:00pm): Amazon has the Samsung 60-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Smart LED TV (model UN60H7150) for $1,297.99 shipped (orig. $2,200). The lowest price we’ve ever seen and better than Sears’ Black Friday pricing.

We found the Samsung (UN55HU6950) 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 60Hz Smart LED TV for a low $1397.99 shipped from Amazon. That’s $600 off the list price and the lowest we’ve seen.

This Ultra HDTV has a refresh rate of 60Hz (Native); 240 Clear Motion Rate (Effective) and it has voice control & motion control (camera accessory sold separately). It also has 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 Component In, 1 Composite AV In inputs and it comes with a Smart Touch remote control.

Samsung - 51%22 Class (50-3:4%22 Diag.) - Plasma - 1080p - 600Hz - HDTVWe also found the Samsung 51″ Plasma 1080p 600Hz HDTV for a low $549.99 shipped from Best Buy. That’s $50 off the regular price, $100 less than Amazon, and the best price we could find.

The 600Hz refresh rate is best for general viewing, video games, action movies, and sports. It has 2 high-speed HDMI ports that deliver a full 1080p picture and digital surround sound.Yamaha YAS-93 Sound Bar with Dual Built-in SubwoofersYou may also want to check out the bonus deal of the day over at Amazon. It’s the Yamaha (YAS-93) Sound Bar with Dual Built-in Subwoofers and it’s half-off today only ($124.95).

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Best Buy’s 2014 Black Friday ad is out! Includes: Samsung 55″ 4K $900, iPad Air 2 $100 off, Beats Solo $80, much more

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It doesn’t get much bigger than Best Buy on Black Friday for a tech lover. And with a little over 2 weeks to go before Black Friday 2014, we’ve got the holy grail in our hands. Just like Target, Best Buy has beat the Black Friday ad leakers to the punch by releasing its biggest deals of the holiday season right on the front page of its website.

The deals will kick-off in-store Thursday, November 24th at 5pm and Friday, November 25th at 8am, but the ad specifically notes that you’ll be able to shop all-day long online both days. Doorbusters include a 4K Samsung 55-inch UHDTV for $899.99, all iPad Air 2 models $100 off, and Beats By Dre Solo headphones for $80.

So without further delay, here are our top picks for Black Friday 2014 at Best Buy as well as a sneak peak at the early sale beginning November 20th: Read more