Television Stories April 11, 2016

While Google’s latest approach to smart TVs involves Google Cast, Android TV is still around with new partners and models announced at CES earlier in the year. Now, RCA has revealed details and pricing for its new line of 4K Android TV sets that will be available in June.

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expiredSamsung HDTVs: 65-inch 1080p Smart $799, 55-inch 4K Curved Smart + $300 Dell GC $1,000, more

BuyDig via eBay is offering the Samsung 65-inch 1080p LED-Backlit LCD Smart HD Television (UN65J6200AF) for $799 shipped. That’s $199 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we’ve seen for it by nearly $100. It has a 1920×1080 (1080p) native resolution, edge-lit LED backlight, 120Hz refresh rate, Smart Hub Apps with Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, and more. It also features 802.11n wireless, two USB inputs, and two HDMI ports. Rated 4.2/5 stars by over 600 Amazon shoppers.

Also, Dell Home offers the Samsung 55-inch 4K 2160p 120Hz Curved LED-Backlit LCD Smart TV (UN55JU6700) with a $300 Dell eGift Card for $999.99 shipped. With the gift card, that’s $300 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we’ve seen for this 4k Ultra HDTV. It features a 3840×2160 native resolution, LED backlight, curved design, Wi-Fi, SmartTV apps, three USB ports, and four HDMI inputs. Rated 4.5/5 stars from over 400 Amazon shoppers.

We also found the following HDTVs on sale:

LG 55-inch 4K UHD Smart LED TV $699 (Reg.  $850) | Adorama via eBay

For even more HDTVs take a look at our previous roundup.

Television Stories April 3, 2016

expiredDaily Deals: Samsung 55-inch 4K 120Hz Smart Ultra HD Television $720, Samsung Wi-Fi Blu-ray Player $80, more

In today’s Daily Deals, we have from Amazon the Samsung 55-inch 4K 2160p 120Hz LED-Backlit LCD Smart Ultra HD Television for $719.99 shipped. That’s $580 off the original list price and $80 under our previous mention.

It features a native resolution of 3840×2160 — four times that of 1080p TVs. It also has a 120Hz refresh rate, quad-core processor, WiFi, Internet Apps (like Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, and Amazon Video), USB, and four HDMI inputs. Rated 4.2/5 stars from over 500 Amazon shoppers.

More new deals for todaySamsung Streaming 3D Wi-Fi Built-In Blu-ray Player $80 (Orig. $120) | Best Buy

Continue on for more details on today’s top product and a roundup of our best deals:

Television Stories November 10, 2015

expiredDaily Deals: Toshiba 55-inch 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HDTV $350, WD 2TB Portable Hard Drive $70, more

In this morning’s Daily Deals, We have from the 8 early Black Friday deals at Best Buy the Toshiba 55-inch 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television for $349.99 shipped. That’s $200 off the original list price and the lowest we’ve seen for any new 55″ 1080p HDTV. It features a 1920×1080 (1080p) native resolution, LED backlight, USB, and three HDMI inputs.

Another hot deal from todays sale is a 40-inch Insignia HDTV for $159.99.

More new deals for today:

WD 2TB Elements Portable External Hard Drive $70 (Orig. $130) | Amazon

Adobe Photoshop Elements & Premiere Elements 14 (PC/Mac): $80 (Reg. $149) | Amazon Gold Box

Continue on for a roundup of our best deals:

Television Stories November 9, 2015

4K Smart HDTVs: Samsung 40-inch Ultra HDTV $520 shipped, Sony 43-inch HDTV $798 + $300 Dell GC

Focus Camera via eBay offers the Samsung 40-inch 4K 2160p LED-Backlit LCD Smart Ultra HD Television (UN40JU6500) for $519.99 shipped. That’s $310 off the original list price,  $128 less than Amazon’s current listing and the lowest we’ve seen.

It features a native resolution of 3840×2160, LED backlight, 802.11ac wireless, Internet apps (Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Video, and more), USB, and four HDMI inputs. Over 300 Amazon shoppers gave it 4.1/5 stars.

Also today only, Dell Home offers the Sony 43-inch 4K Smart Ultra HD LCD Television bundled with a $300 Dell eGift Card for $798 shipped. The gift card will be emailed to you 10 to 20 days after purchase and assuming you’ll use the card, that’s the lowest total price we could find by $300.

It features a 3840×2160 native resolution, streaming apps (with access to Netflix, Hulu Plus, Pandora, etc.), PlayStation Now, WiFi, USB, and four HDMI inputs. It received 4.2/5 stars

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Dell 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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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.

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  • 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.

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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Retailers are striking even earlier this year with their best Black Friday/Holiday deals. Sam’s Club is planning a special Holiday Savings Celebration on Saturday, November 15th. Of course, when we first got our hands on this ad we were smitten with the iPhone 6 deal for $100. So much so, that we overlooked what we think is the best 4K UHDTV sale that has ever come across our deal desks… expand full story

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.

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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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Now you see it, now you don’t

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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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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