High-definition television Stories December 27, 2014

If you haven’t yet put a streaming dongle on all of your HDTVs, $30 buys you a lot of great options currently out there.

Screen Shot 2014-12-27 at 9.54.20 AM Amazon and Best Buy continue to offer the Chromecast Dongle for $29.99 with free shipping. What makes this deal special is what Google adds on afterwards (ending January 31st): After setting up your Chromecast and visiting this page, you’ll receive $20 Google Play credit, X-Men original movie, 3 months of Drama Fever, 2 months of Hulu Plus and 90 days free Google Play music.


  • Stream online video, music, photos and more to your TV using your smartphone, tablet, or laptop
  • Supports a growing number of apps including Netflix, YouTube, HBO Go, Hulu Plus, Pandora, ESPN, MLB.TV, Google Play Movies and Music, Plex, MLS, crackle, Vevo, Rdio. Allows to cast a Chrome browser tab.
  • Box includes Chromecast, HDMI extender, USB power cable, and power adapter. No remote needed.
  • Easy setup: Plug into any HDTV and connect to your home WiFi network
  • Works with Android phones and tablets, iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks

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Next, Groupon offers either the Roku LT HD Streaming Player or Roku Streaming Stick with 2 Months of Free Rdio and 3 Months Free of Hulu Plus for $29.99 shipped. That’s the lowest price we’ve seen for these popular streaming options that come with Remote and the most streaming options available which can be operated without a smartphone, tablet or computer.

High-definition television Stories November 23, 2014

LG and Amazon are offering 15% Amazon credit back on a number of HDTVs yielding some all time lows when you use the credit. Some standouts:

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High-definition television Stories November 7, 2014

We found the LG (40UB8000) 40″ 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Smart LED TV for a very low $599.99 shipped from Focus Camera. That’s half-off the list price, $300 less than Amazon, and the lowest we’ve ever seen.

This Ultra HDTV can display 4 times the quality of Full HD 1080p. That’s 8.3 million pixels producing incredibly detailed and life-like images. Netflix can stream true 3,840×2,160 4K media via LG’s Smart TV interface or you can utilize LG’s TRU-4K Engine technology for your existing TV, movies and games. TRU-4K uses a multi-step process to examine your content and upscale it from HD to 4K Ultra HD. RCA LED46C45RQ 46%22 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV

If 4K is still too far in the future for you, we found a few deals on 1080p TVs that will still do the trick. Walmart has the RCA 46″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV for only $299.99. That’s $200 off the regular price and the best price we could find for it.

This RCA 46″ LED HDTV lets you experience full HD entertainment from your movies, TV shows and games. It has 2 HDMI connections and it features USB Media Play for viewing photos and listening to music.

Here are some other notable TVs that we saw today:

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High-definition television Stories October 26, 2014

expiredToshiba 32L2400U 32″ 1080p LED 120Hz HDTV: $165 shipped to Radioshack (50% off)

Radio Shack offers the Toshiba 32L2400U 32″ 1080p LED 120Hz HDTV for $165.88 with free site to store or shipping to home with purchase with Radio Shack card. That’s 50% off and the lowest price we’ve seen. It retails for $330 and comes with dual HDMI ports. At Amazon, where it costs $259, it gets impressive  4.4/5 star reviews (update Amazon will price match).  Features:

  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native); ClearScan 120 (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (Edge-lit)
  • Smart Functionality: No
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 28.9″ x 17.3″ x 3.3”, TV with stand: 28.9” x 19.3” x 7.1”
  • Inputs: 2 HDMI, 1 USB Video, 1 Composite, 1 Component
  • Accessories Included: Standard remote

High-definition television Stories May 29, 2014

expiredCord cutters: Winegard FlatWave HDTV Indoor Antenna w/built-in amp (refurb): $20 shipped (Reg. $100)

Today only, 1Sale has the factory refurbished Winegard FlatWave Thin HDTV Indoor Antenna w/ Built-In Amplifier for $19.99 shipped. That’s $80 off the original price, $40 under Amazon’s current price, and the lowest we’ve seen on any comparable refurbished Amplified HD Antenna. The Winegard FlatWave is powered by USB, either from your TV or via the included Wall adapter and is designed and made in the US.

Amplified antennas can be a great way to help bring in weak over the air signals from surrounding TV stations without paying for cable. For more information on how to “Cut The Chord” in your home or office set-up, Amazon has a great resource page outlining a number of options and to find out what suits your needs best.

This unit has received a 4/5 star rating among over 300 Amazon customers and comes with a 90 day warranty.

High-definition television Stories May 12, 2014

HDTV Deals: Vizio 70″ $1150, RCA 29″ $149 (Reg. $250), more

Update (5/15 10:45am): Newegg is now offering the 70-inch refurbed Vizio E-Series (E701i-A3) RAZOR LED 1080p Smart TV for $1149.99 shipped, which is now $150 under the 65-inch below and more than $450 under Amazon’s current listing.

We’ve spotted some nice refurbished HDTV deals today including a 65-inch smart TV from Vizio, and some more modest options from LG and RCA. First we have the refurbished 65-inch Vizio 1080p 3D Smart TV w/ Built-in WiFi & apps (M651D-A2) for $1199.99 $1299.99 shipped on Ebay, which is $600 under the regular new price and $550 better than Best Buy and most trusted retailers.

Next, Newegg is offering the refurbished 32-inch LG 720p 60Hz LED HDTV for $169.99 $189 shipped. That’s $180 off the regular new price, around $65 better than Amazon’s current listing, and the best refurb price we can find by $20.

Here are the rest of today’s notable deals:

If you’re in the market for a projector rather than a TV, B&H offers the BenQ W1070 Full HD 1080p 3D DLP Home Entertainment Projector with a free ceiling mount for $749. Amazon, where it has received a 4.7/5 star rating, has it for the same price but doesn’t throw in a mount.

Head over to our Daily Deals round-up for more of today’s best HDTV deals including Samsung 1080p TVs from $269.

High-definition television Stories May 8, 2014

expiredSling Media Slingbox 350, stream live HDTV to your iPhone/iPad $100 shipped (Reg. $180)

Tiger Direct is offering the Sling Media Slingbox 350 for $99.99. That is $80 below retail, $28 under Amazon’s current price and within $1 of the best price we have ever featured. It sends your existing cable TV to your laptop, smartphone, or tablet in full 1080p HD. You can watch your Slingbox on your friends’ or families’ HDTVs with an Apple TV, Roku player, and others.

The Slingbox 350 only supports ethernet connectivity so you may need a wireless bridge to connect your box with both your HDTV and your router. Sling Media recommends options like the Neatgear Universal Wi-Fi Internet Adapter (WNCE2001) and Netgear 3DHD Wireless Home Theater Networking Kit (WNHDB3004), but an Apple Airport Express can also be a great solution.

Nearly 300 Amazon reviewers rate it 3.9 out of 5 stars. If you still have questions about the Slingbox then check out this helpful FAQ.

High-definition television Stories April 15, 2014

Update: Dell has the VIZIO 32″ Class 720P LED Smart TV (E320I-B1) for $249.99 shipped w/ a $100 gift card included. Already $20 below the best price, the $100 GC makes this clearly the best deal we can find on this display.

Groupon is offering the refurbished VIZIO 24″ Class Razor LED 1080p HDTV (E241-A1) for $129.99 shipped. That’s $70 under the regular price, $50 under Amazon’s current new price, and the best price refurbished price we can find. It features 1080p Full HD resolution, 60Hz refresh rate as well as:

  • Razor LED backlighting
  • Ambient light sensor
  • SRS TruVolume, TruSurround HD, and StudioSound HD audio
  • Multiple connections including one HDMI and one USB port
  • E-Series slim-frame design
  • Energy Star 6.0 qualified
  • 90-day warranty

It has received a 4.1/5 star rating from over 1000 Amazon customers. It can be a great low cost HDTV for other rooms, as an alternate to your main display. For more options, Amazon’s under 32-inch category is a great place to look and and Walmart’s best sellers brings up some really highly rated, low cost options like the 32-inch Sceptre for $180.

VIZIO E241-A1 24-inch 1080p 60Hz Razor LED HDTV (refurb): $130 shipped (Reg. $200)

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High-definition television Stories January 11, 2014

Amazon has the newly released Ultra High Definition, 3840 x 2160 Resolution  Seiki 65-inch 120Hz 4K HDTV for $1,387.89 with free shipping. A 2% back drops the price down to $1360.13 shipped, the lowest by far of any 65-inch 4K TV. Note the 120Hz response time is for 1080P content. 4K content available through any of the three HDMI 1.4 ports will play at 30Hz. It features a 4000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 1 year warranty.

Seiki’s 4K HDTV line receives an average of 4-star reviews from Amazon readers and we reviewed the 39-inch model here.

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High-definition television Stories June 1, 2013

Tech.Woot!’s Deal of the Day today is the Vizio E420I-A1 42″ 1080p 120Hz LED Smart TV with Wi-Fi streaming apps for $369.99+$5 shipping (Refurbished). That’s over $100 less than we could find it elsewhere. It features a 2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 120Hz Refresh Rate, Ethernet and 802.11 Wifi, USB port, 3 HDMI ports and much more.

Amazon reviewers give this a 4-star rating and you can find more info at Vizio.com

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High-definition television Stories May 15, 2013

Woot’s Daily Deal is the Hisense 40K360 40″ 1080p LED HDTV (refurbished) for $249.99 with $5 shipping. That’s one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on a slim profile 40-inch LED 1080P display with HDTV tuner. It features 3 HDMI inputs including MHL enabled for Roku Sticks, VGA and RCA inputs, 50,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio and Energy Star compliance.  90-day Woot warranty applies.

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High-definition television Stories May 11, 2013

Woot!’s Deal of the Day today is the Vizio E420I-A1 42″ 1080p 120Hz LED Smart TV with Wi-Fi streaming apps for $369.99+$5 shipping (Refurbished). That’s over $100 less than we could find it elsewhere. It features a 2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, 120Hz Refresh Rate, Ethernet and 802.11 Wifi, USB port, 3 HDMI ports and much more.

Amazon reviewers give this a 4-star rating and you can find more info at Vizio.com

Not big enough? Ebay has the 47″ variety for $450. Too smart? Ebay has one without smart features for $320

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High-definition television Stories December 11, 2012

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Samsung has not only been explosive in the smartphone market, but the South Korean-based company also continues to succeed in an area where it has long dominated: the television set. Samsung has broken ground before in several areas, but now it is putting a new television out on the market that embodies all the newest technologies in the HDTV space. Priced at hefty $9,500 and up, the Samsung UN75ES9000 is a 75-inch HDTV with all the bells and whistles: 240Hz, 3D, Wi-Fi, pop-out web cam, and more to combine top-specs with huge-screen real estate. Usually large-screened sets like this one tend to compromise specs for size, so this is definitely an interesting approach for those for whom money isn’t much of an object.

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Announced in July and with initial availability in August, the Samsung UN75ES9000 features a 1,920-by-1,080 resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio, 35000000:1 dynamic contrast, three HDMI ports and USB ports, and various other connections like wireless and Ethernet (not to mention full 2D and 3D). It is wall mountable and ships with the stand, just for your living room.

Beyond the massive hardware, the ES9000 features Samsung’s Smart TV software that includes various apps and an easy-to-browse user interface for customers. On the Smart Hub, Samsung made available apps that allow customers to get access to content through services like Hulu Plus, YouTube, vudu, Netflix, and other digital content providers. Additionally, Samsung added a social layer via Twitter and Facebook to enable online discussion “all on one screen sharing.” To benefit applications like Skype, Samsung included a built-in camera that Samsung claims to be “hidden” when not in use. For the audiophiles in the crowd, Samsung also included its DNSe (Digital Natural Sound engine) that enhances sound to cater to user’s presets. Not enough? Samsung throws in a gesture controlled Angry Birds game with more gesture controlled features to come.

Note Samsung’s pride in this TV in the video below.

The price is obviously a little steep. But, for the television geeks out there, this television seems to be nothing short of amazing. While larger 4K televisions are beginning to hit the market priced at $20,000 and beyond, you can find the Samsung ES9000 reasonably priced well south of the $10,000 retail price.

Get all of the information over at Samsung’s Facebook site.

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High-definition television Stories November 30, 2012


As its daily deal, Walmart.com has the Septre 32″ Class LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV, model X325BV-FHD for $198. That’s one of the lowest prices we’ve seen for a 32-inch 1080P TV. Specs below:

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High-definition television Stories August 27, 2012

Best Buy offers the Dynex 32″ 720p Widescreen LCD HD Television, model no. DX-32L100A13, for $189.99. Opt for free in-store pickup to avoid the $9.58 shipping charge. With pickup, that’s $10 under our July mention, $40 off list, and the lowest total price we’ve seen. It’s also among the better 32″ 720p HDTV deals we’ve seen in recent months. Sales tax is added where applicable. Features include 1366×768 (720p) native resolution, 6,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 300 cd/m² brightness, three HDMI inputs, and other video inputs.

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High-definition television Stories December 26, 2011

As CES ramps up for the second week of January, yesterday, LG teased their new OLED HDTV they’ll be revealing on the show floor. In their press release, LG claimed this 55-inch OLED panel is the world’s thinnest and will be out sometime in 2012. We look forward taking a look at it at CES 2012 in the coming weeks! Don’t have time to wait? Check out our list of HDTV deals.

Another shot after the break. Boy is this thin!

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High-definition television Stories November 6, 2011

Best Buy offers the Westinghouse 32″ 1080p Widescreen LCD HD Television, model no. VR-3225, for $199.99 with free shipping. That’s $65 under our August mention and the lowest total price we’ve ever seen for a 32″ 1080p LCD HDTV. (It’s also a current price low by $59.) Sales tax is added where applicable. Features include 1920×1080 (1080p) native resolution, 6,000:1 contrast ratio, two HDMI inputs, and VGA, component, and other video inputs. expand full story

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