- Pioneer VSX-1023-K 7.1-Channel A/V Receiver for $250 (expired)
On sale for $250 with free shipping.
It usually sells for around $500, however be sure to read the reviews before buying.
As you can see by the photo of the back, it has ethernet, 5 HDMI inputs, an HDMI output, coaxial audio input, optical audio input, 7 banana sockets for speaker wires, and a subwoofer output.
Overall it looks like an excellent value for the price.
Many reviews complain about how the Zone 2 only works with an analog input.
Beware that almost every Receiver on the market will only allow "Zone 2" speakers to get their audio from an analog input.
If you want to run Zone 2 speakers (a pair of speakers in a separate room), the source of the audio must be stereo (not digital), so you can split your digital audio from its source then use a digital decoder.
In summary, if you want a single Receiver to power two zones of speakers, it may require some work and some additional hardware.
- Onkyo TX-SR313 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver for $170
This looks like a good value for an A/V Receiver.
An Onkyo TX-SR313 5.1-Channel A/V Receiver is on sale for $170.
It supports 5 speakers and 1 subwoofer, plus an additional pair of speakers for a separate room/zone.
Usually sells for at least $210, and the reviews are decent for the price (but not great).
- Seiki 32" 720p HDTV & $30 AmEx Card rebate for $160
Seiki 32-inch (SE32HY10) 720p HDTV for $180 with free shipping.
Apply coupon code KKI116905 to get $20 off during checkout, making it $160.
A $30 AmEx Prepaid Card is available by mail-in rebate if you follow the rebate instructions, cut out the UPC, and mail in the documents within 60 days of purchase.
- Samsung 60" LED-backlit LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV for $900
Samsung 60-inch HDTV (model UN60FH6003) for $900 with free shipping.
Usually sells for around $1000.
Its thickness (without stand) is 3.7 inches, according to the product specs.
Some of the newer TVs are 1.5 to 3.5 inches thick.
- Seiki Digital 65-inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED-backlit LCD HDTV $1449 Amazon is selling a Seiki Digital (SE65UY04) 65-inch LED-backlit LCD 4K 120Hz HDTV for $1449.
This is one of the new 4K resolution TVs, which support 3850x2160 resolution (1080p is 1920x1080).
Very few video sources support 4K resolution as of now, so your cable TV, satellite TV, and media players will not do 4K yet.
Some computers and laptop computers can do that resolution, but as one review says, to use 4K the refresh rate must drop from 120Hz to 30Hz on this TV, so the video will no longer look smooth.
However, someone who really wants a TV with extremely high resolution may still want to look at this TV since most other 4K 65-inch TVs go for at least $3500.
It is also good to know that 4K TVs are coming down in price.
If you can wait a year, current 4K TVs may drop in price by about half.
This is because some 4K Ultra HD televisions are still using the same LED-backlit technology as most TVs today, meaning they have more pixels for better resolution but the screens are essentially the same.
Some newer screens will be released in the next year, including LG's OLED panels which are not backlit by an LCD bulb.
Each pixel in an OLED screen lights and dims individually without any backlight.
There are some quirks in those designs (Samsung recently had design problems with their screens) and the prices of large OLED screens are still very high, but in the next 2 years they should be more affordable and the picture quality will be much better than LED/LCD panels.
Our recommendation for potential TV buyers.
If you currently have a decent TV and can wait a couple years, I recommend doing so.
If you want to buy a large screen TV now, we suggest finding one for around $500 to $1000 today rather than paying $2000 for one of the best TVs on the market today.
Save your money and wait for the new technology to become affordable before splurging on a new TV.
- LG Blu-Ray Player for $50
Best Buy is selling an LG BP335W Blu-Ray Player for $50 through their Ebay store.
It has 3D support, a USB port for playing video files, and Netflix streaming video support.
The product reviews are fair.