You're going to want something to watch and listen to over the holidays, so why not get some of this great home theater gear?
Your TV's built-in speakers aren't good enough. Do yourself a favor and upgrade to a sound bar this holiday season.
Discs are on the way out, so we've rounded up the best boxes to stream movies and TV shows for this holiday season.
The only way to get true home theater sound is with a separate AV receiver or amplifier. Here are the best options for the audiophiles on your gift list.
Latest Tech Deals
Normally $100, these top-rated 'phones provide over-the-ear comfort, enhanced bass, and detachable cords.
Sep 1, 2014
Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell 4GHz Quad Processor for $279 + free shipping
Today only, Fry's Electronics offers the Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell 4GHz Quad-Core Desktop Processor, model no. BX80646I74790K, for $279 with free shipping. (MicroCenter charges a buck more for pickup.) That's $61 under our June mention and the lowest total price we could find today, also by $61. It features a base frequency of 4GHz and an 8MB L3 cache.
Western Digital 1TB SATA 6Gbps 3.5" Hard Drive for $50 + free shipping
As one of its daily deals, TigerDirect offers the Western Digital 1TB Caviar Green SATA 6Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive, model no. WD10EZRX, for $59.99. Coupon code "RKP139177" cuts it to $49.99. With free shipping, that's $10 under our mention from over a year ago and the lowest total price we could find by $5. It features a 64MB cache. Deal ends today.
Brenton Studio Battista Low-Back Task Chair for $40 + free shipping, padding
Office Depot offers the Brenton Studio Battista Low-Back Task Chair in Black, model no. 494263, for $39.99. Pad your order over $50 to bag free shipping. (Otherwise, it adds $9.95. In-store pickup is also available.) Excluding padding, that's tied with our mention from four weeks ago, a savings of $40, and the lowest total price we could find. It features a 250-lb. weight capacity and leather bonding.
Sony 1,155W 7.2-Channel Network Receiver for $424 + free shipping
MacMall offers the Sony 7.2-Channel Network Receiver, model no. STR-DN1050, for $423.99 With free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $99. It features 165 watts per channel into seven channels at a frequency of 1kHz, 4K pass-through, AirPlay Connect, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, eight HDMI inputs, and two HDMI outputs.
Ultra Powerline Adapter Kit for $30 + $4 s&h
TigerDirect offers the Ultra 500Mbps Powerline Adapter Kit, model no. U12-42489, for $49.99. Coupon code "PHI138787" cuts it to $29.99. With $4.37 for shipping, that's $50 under list price and the lowest total price we could find. They support up to 500Mbps data transfer rates and extend network access through your electrical outlets. Deal ends September 29.
RCA 65" 120Hz 1080p LED LCD HDTV for $800 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the RCA 65" 120Hz 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. LED65G55R120Q, for $799.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $88. It features a 1920x1080 (1080p) native resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, USB, and two HDMI inputs.
Hisense 50" 1080p LED LCD HDTV for $400 + free shipping
Best Buy offers the Hisense 50" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television, model no. 50H3, for $399.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $119. It features a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), LED backlight, and two HDMI inputs.
Prepaid LG Optimus Dynamic II Phone, 1,200 minutes for $100 + free shipping
HSN offers the LG Optimus Dynamic II Android Smartphone bundled with 1,200 Minutes, 1,200 texts, 1.2GB data, Triple Minutes for Life, and a protective back cover in Blue, Black, Purple, or Red for $99.95 with free shipping. That's $20 under our June mention and $37 less than the lowest total price we could find for the phone, airtime, texts, data, and similar protective cover elsewhere. It features a 1GHz processor, 3.8" touchscreen LCD, 4GB storage, 3-megapixel rear-facing camera, 3G, WiFi, and Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean).
Apple MacBooks at Best Buy: Up to $125 off + extra $100 off for students
Best Buy takes up to $125 off a selection of Apple MacBook laptops, each bundled with Webroot Secure Anywhere 3-User 6-Month for Windows and Mac. (Discounted prices are as marked.) Plus, qualifying students can sign-up to receive a unique coupon code to take an extra $100 off. (A valid .edu email address is required.) Coupon expires October 11. A couple best bets, with prices after coupon:
- Apple MacBook Air Haswell i5 1.4GHz 13.3" Laptop for $1,039.99 ($60 price low)
- Apple MacBook Pro Haswell i5 2.6GHz 13.3" Laptop w/ Retina for $1,299 (pictured, $80 low)
Noontec Hammo Over-Ear Hi-Fi Stereo Headphones for $68 + free shipping
BuyDig offers the Noontec Hammo Over-Ear Hi-Fi Stereo Headphones in Blue (pictured), model no. HAMMO-BLU; Black, model no. HAMMO-BLK; Red, model no. HAMMO-RED; or White, model no. HAMMO-WHT; for $67.50 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $13. They're compatible with most Apple, Android, and PC devices and feature a 5Hz to 30kHz frequency response.