4k Ultra HD Stories November 29, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Pioneer 840W 7.2-Ch. 4K Home Theater Receiver $450, HTC RE 16MP Waterproof Digital Camera $75, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, we have from Best Buy the Pioneer 840W 7.2-Ch. Network-Ready 4K Ultra HD A/V Home Theater Receiver for $449.98 shipped. That’s $550 off the original list price, $105 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we can find. It features 120 watts per channel into seven channels, 4K up-scaling, multiple surround sound decoders, radio tuner, seven HDMI inputs, and two HDMI outputs. Amazon shoppers gave it 3.6/5 stars.

More new deals for today:HTC RE 16.0-Megapixel Waterproof Digital Camera $75 (Orig. $200) | Best Buy

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

4k Ultra HD Stories March 5, 2015

Onkyo 7.2-Ch. A/V Receiver w/ WiFi and Bluetooth $270 shipped (Reg. up to $500)

Update (3/6 9:05am): While the below deal has now ended, Amazon is offering the Onkyo TX-NR626 7.2-Channel Network Audio/Video Receiver w/ WiFi and Bluetooth (Black) for $269.99 shipped (Reg. up to $500).

Best Buy has the Onkyo 575W 5.2-Ch. 4K Ultra HD A/V Home Theater Receiver (TX-NR535) for $249.99 shipped. That’s $150 below its original listing, $50 under Amazon, and the best price we can find.

It features seven 4K/60 Hz HDMI connections (21:9), built-in Wi-Fi, built-in Bluetooth, internet radio, pre-loaded streaming channels (Tune In Radio, Pandora, SlackerTM, SIRIUS XM Internet Radio, Spotify, AUPEO!, and Deezer), zone outputs for multi-room use and much more.

While somewhat light on reviews on Amazon, 83 Best Buy customers have given it a 4.3/5 star rating.

4k Ultra HD Stories February 9, 2015

Dell Home has its UltraSharp 23.8″ 4K Ultra HD IPS LED-Backlit LCD Monitor (model #: P2415Q) for $479.99. When you enter the coupon code: P43LD0MQJLGB33 at checkout the price drops to only $431.99 shipped. With the coupon that’s the lowest price we’ve seen and currently $108 less than Amazon.

It features a 3840×2160 native resolution that’s 4 times that of regular 1080p, an LED backlight, anti-glare, and four USB 3.0 downstream ports. Also, it has one USB upstream port, DisplayPort, mini DisplayPort, and HDMI as well.

Amazon customers gave it a near perfect 4.9/5 stars and left great reviews.

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4k Ultra HD Stories September 17, 2014

expiredHDTVs: Samsung 55″ 4K Smart 3D LED $1500 (orig. $5100+), more

BuyDig via eBay is offering the 42-inch VIZIO 1080p Smart LED TV (M422i-B1) $419.99 shipped. That’s $80 under the original listing, $70 under Amazon and the lowest price we can find. Rated 4/5 stars from over 200 Amazon customer.

Next, Ritzcamera via eBay has the 55-Inch Samsung 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV (UN55F9000) $1499.99 shipped. That’s more than $3600 off the original listing, $410 under Amazon and the lowest price we can find. Rated 3.7/5 stars among Amazon customers. Ritzcamera has a 98.7% Positive Feedback Rating.

Head below for the rest of today’s best HDTV deals: 

4k Ultra HD Stories January 16, 2014

expiredSeiki 4K Ultra HD TVs: 39″ $404 (Reg. $699), 50″ $607 (Reg. $1,500)

Amazon has just dropped the 39″ and 50″ Seiki 4K Ultra HD TVs back down to their lowest prices ever, $404 and $607 respectively. Both deals include free shipping.

While these are HDTVs, many will use them as computer displays which yield 3840×2160 resolutions. They run 4K at 30Hz via HDMI 1.4 or 1080P at 120Hz and get 4/5 star reviews. They have 3 HDMI inputs, Tuner input and 2 USB inputs and support 4K upscaling. For an in-depth look at the 39″ model head over to 9to5Mac to check out our review.

Netflix is poised to begin offering 4K content in the near-future. Why not use your savings to sign up for its service or renew your current subscription?

4k Ultra HD Stories September 4, 2013

Sony took another step today to inject Ultra HD technology into the mainstream by making their previously-announced 4K video download service available for immediate use. This new service, dubbed Video Unlimited 4K, will provide owners of the Sony FMP-X1 Media Player access to over 70 4K Ultra HD feature films and TV shows. The only problem is that this player will only work with Sony 4K TV sets. On the plus side, these TVs recently received a 20% price cut and you will save $200 on the media player if you bundle it with a new TV.

Amazingly, the media prices aren’t too out of control. A TV show purchase is $4 and full movie rentals start at $8 for a 24-hour rental or $30 for a purchase. Available titles include the hit TV drama, Breaking Bad, as well as feature films like Moneyball, Ghostbusters, The Amazing Spider-Man, and more.

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4k Ultra HD Stories July 3, 2013

There has been a recent wave of 4K capable devices hitting the market, we’ve even seen some deals on these ultra HD sets, but the public has been (rightfully so) hesitant to jump onboard due to a lack of 4K content.  Now, Sony is doing their best to nullify that argument by bringing their first 4K Media Player to market this week.

This player comes packed with 10 high resolution movie titles so buyers can start instantly showing off their new TVs.  Movie titles include: The Amazing Spider-Man, Taxi Driver, Bad Teacher, and more. Backing up their promise to deliver more 4K content, Sony plans to launch a Video Unlimited program to serve full-length 4K movies and TV shows directly to the player’s built-in 2TB hard drive. The FMP-X1 4K Ultra HD Media Player sells for $700 and is available for shipment now from Amazon.  Sony 4K TV owners can save $200 on this player by submitting this form.sony-4k-TV-ultrahd

Further helping the proliferation of 4K, Apple has announced that the new Mac Pro will support 4K monitors.  Like this ASUS 31.5″ 4K monitor, now available for preorder.

4k Ultra HD Stories June 25, 2013

For most, Seiki isn’t a household name in consumer electronics, but when they release (later this month) a 39-inch 4K HDTV for $699 they will become one. The 39-inch, affordable 4K option (model SE39UY04) has a max resolution of 3840×2160, a refresh rate of 120hz at 1080p, and 30hz. The budget 4K TV also has built-in digital and analogue tuning  and there’s a USB port on the back, which Seiki says can display 4K photos. Seiki will also include an HDMI 1.4 cable.

Executive VP of Seiki, Frank Kendzora prepares us for the future with this statement:

SEIKI will continue to expand its 4K Ultra HDTV line in 2013 to help accelerate the adoption of 4K digital entertainment and make it accessible to every consumer in the U.S. market.

This is the push we need to get 4K into our homes. With consoles gearing up for the 4K revolution, Seiki TV’s may become the favorite of pro users and gamers the world over.

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4k Ultra HD Stories April 24, 2013

Harman Kardon has unveiled two new entries in their extensive lineup of  audio and video receivers.  The AVR 2700 and AVR 3700 support network connectivity and feature Apple AirPlay and 4K video scaling. Even better you can control each unit via the free Harman Kardon Remote iOS app. Users can expect superb performance thanks to “the acclaimed Harman Kardon high-current, ultrawide bandwidth amplifier design for top sonic performance.” Both new receivers boast “eight HDMI inputs with full 3D compatibility and high-resolution Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio format decoding.”

The AVR 2700 retails for $799.95 while the AVR 3700 is $999.95. There aren’t too many fundamental differences between the two models but a couple of the upgrades certainly seem worthwhile. The AVR 3700 provides 7.2-channel surround sound with 125 watts per channel compared to the AVR 2700‘s 7.1-channel surround and 100 watts per channel. While both support network connectivity, only the AVR 3700 supports WiFi.

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4k Ultra HD Stories April 13, 2013

4K Ultra HD TVs have been slow to catch on due to astronomical prices and scarce content.  At least one of these hurdles is being torn down, you can now buy a 50 inch 4K TV for only $1,299.  Tiger Direct is offering the Seiki 50″ Class 2160p 120Hz LED HDTV, this low price point  almost matches high-end standard HD TV sets. Keep in mind that just becuase prices are down you should still be hesitant about jumping into the 4K world, Engadget explains:

There are plenty of reasons not to be an early adopter — the infamous eye charts suggest 4K’s impact at this size may be reduced, it’s an unknown company with unknown standards for quality and service, a new HDMI standard may be incoming and there’s no content until the $699 FMP-X1 player arrives this summer

That being said, if you love being on the bleeding edge of technology this deal may be enticing enough for you. Be sure to check out Seiki reviews before purchasing.  If money is no object you can also look to preorder the Sony 65X900A for $7,000.

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