Best Selling HDTVs

October 9, 2006

Deal of the Day: TiVo TCD649080 Series2 80 Hour Dual Tuner Digital Video Recorder

Since the TiVo services seems to keep evolving, now might be the time to consider getting a TiVo. Amazon has a few nice deals going on:
Amazon.com Product Description:

The TiVo Series2 DT does something that only DirecTV TiVo users have enjoyed up till now--the ability to record two shows at once. This dual-tuner (DT) TiVo Series2 is the first standalone DVR that's optimized for households with cable television. Now, you'll never have to miss any of your favorite shows--even if they're on at the same time. It also offers the same entertainment services as other TiVo Series2 DVRs, including digital music, digital photos, remote scheduling, and hassle-free favorites recording. All this and the famed luxury of being able to pause and view instant replays of live television, too. TiVo DVRs record television programming directly to an onboard digital ATA/IDE hard drive, eliminating the hassles of videotape (imprecise tape searching, head cleaning, steadily degrading picture, fuzzy sound, etc.).

This TiVo Series2 DT model (TCD649080) offers an 80-hour recording capacity. It offers the ability to simultaneously record programming from two basic cable channels, or one basic cable channel and one digital cable channel. It also includes built-in Ethernet and USB ports, making it easier than ever to add the TiVo box to your home network. This enables you to take advantage of the TivoToGo feature, which allows you to transfer programs from the TiVo box to a Windows-based desktop or laptop PC so you can watch your favorite programs on the go or while others are watching live or recorded programing on the TV.

So put away those old VHS tapes and enter the 21rst century!

At Amazon.com

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September 27, 2006

Deal of the Day: Hisense USA 17" HD Ready LCD 16:9 Television

Here's a sweet little deal on an HD Ready TV for the bedroom. According to Amazon:

A great addition to your kitchen, home office, or child's room, the 17-inch, HD-ready Hisense TL1700 LCD TV includes a built-in TV tuner and can also be used as a PC monitor (via its VGA and DVI connections). You'll be able to watch all standard broadcast and cable channels with its built-in, 181-channel NTSC tuner, but you'll need an optional high-definition receiver to pick up HD broadcasts.

The sleek TL1700 comes with a table stand. It has a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio, perfect for watching movies the way they're meant to be seen, and a 1280 x 768-pixel resolution. It also offers a 450 cd/m2 (candela per square meter) brightness rating and a 400:1 contrast ratio. It has such TV features as closed caption, MTS/SAP audio, picture zoom, V-Chip parental controls, and four-language on-screen display. It features the following connections:

  • Composite AV In: 1
  • S-Video In: 1
  • Component In: 1
  • DVI In: 1
  • VGA In: 1

Not too shabby for around $400, This is also a great deal if you want to see what all the big deal about HDTV is before you invest a lot of money. Just remember, this is "HD Ready" which means you'll need an HD cable or satellite box to watch HDTV.

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September 11, 2006

Deal of the Day: Logitech Harmony Remote 628 - Universal Remote Control

Here's a really great deal at Amazon on the Logitech Harmony Remote 628 Universal Remote Control. The Harmony 628 is a pretty loaded remote that retails for $149 and is currently on sale at Amazon for under $50. Wow! You can't beat that deal:

Product Description The Harmony Activity Remote Control is the only remote with Smart State Technology Activity Control. Just press an Activity button such as "Watch TV" or "Watch a Movie", and the remote will automatically set up your entertainment system in seconds without you ever having to program a 'macro'. It supports most infrared-controlled devices made by any manufacturer, including TiVo, HDVCR, HDTV, plasma displays, monitors, projectors, DVD players, fireplaces and more.

While the Harmony 628 may not be as stylish or powerful as the Philips RC9800i Touchscreen Remote Control that we recently reviewed, it's a pretty powerful remote and is currently at a price that won't break the bank.

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September 6, 2006

Deal of the Day: Philips 42PF7320A 42" Widescreen Plasma HDTV

If you're looking for a great deal on a sweet looking TV, be sure to check out the Philips 42" Widescreen Plasma TV:

Amazon.com Product Description

Save space and enjoy a wonderfully vivid picture with the stylish, 42-inch Philips 42PF7320A widescreen plasma TV, a great choice for your full-featured entertainment center. It has a built-in 181-channel NTSC tuner for standard television broadcasts, and you can receive high-definition TV right out of the box with the optional, removable CableCARD, which picks up HD (ATSC) broadcasts from your digital cable provider (digital cable subscription required). This set includes a tabletop stand, but it's also wall-mountable with optional kit (VESA compatible). This plasma TV includes an anti-ageing circuit to help prevent screen burn-in and an anti-reflective coating on the screen.
This set uses Philips' exclusive Pixel Plus video processor to increase the number of lines and the number of pixels. The result is razor sharp pictures with incredible detail and dept, every time from any source.

The 42PF7320A has a 1024 x 768-pixel resolution, 160-degree viewing angle, a 1500 cd/m2 (candela per square meter) brightness rating, and a 10000:1 contrast ratio. (The higher the contrast ratio, the greater a TV's ability to display subtle color details and not get washed out by ambient room light.) Other features include picture-in-picture display (via component and HDMI connections), auto volume leveler, adjustable color temperature and sharpness, sleep timer, and V-Chip parental controls.

The 3D comb filter separates brightness and color signals better in 3D domain to eliminate cross-color, cross-luminance and dot-crawl distortion. It performs field-by-field comparisons of the television image to accurately separate the color from the black-and-white information and remove both horizontally and vertically hanging dots, as well as dot crawl, resulting in a razor sharp image. This set also performs 3:2 pulldown detection and reversal, too--a handy feature for watching progressive-scan movie programs in their native 24-frame format. To adapt 24 frames-per-second movies to 30 fps video, frames in the original movie must be duplicated; 3:2 pulldown digitally corrects this duplication by removing the redundant information to display a frame-accurate picture.

What a great TV for under $2000 so you might want to jump on this price while you've got the chance.

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August 30, 2006

Deal of the Day: Remanufactured Sharp LC-26GA5U 26" AQUOS Widescreen Flat-Panel LCD TV

Here's a nice deal on an AQUOS LCD TV. You can save over $600 by buying the LC-26GA5U remanufactured.

Here's a brief description from Amazon:

Sharp's AQUOS LC-26GA5U Advanced Super View television makes LCD quality and flat-panel elegance better looking and more affordable than ever. The 26-inch widescreen set is picture-frame thin and its table stand detaches for efficient wall mounting (wall-mount brackets optional). With 1,366 x 768 native pixel resolution, the LC-26GA5U offers compatibility with high-definition video sources up to 720p. Two built-in speakers powered by 10 watts per channel render full-bodied stereo sound.

LCD screens offer a number of benefits over CRT monitors and televisions, including general ease of use, freedom from eye strain (no screen flickering or radiation emissions), quiet operation (no high-pitch "flyback" noise, an issue with CRT TVs), accurate image geometry (no curvature distortion or susceptibility to magnetic interference from, say, speakers), long screen life (no risk of image burn-in), space savings, and light weight/easy positioning. They also tend to be more affordable than their flat-panel plasma counterparts, which often (though not always) offer faster response times and higher contrast ratios.

Sharp's proprietary Quick Shoot video circuit ensures a lightning-quick response time of less than 16 ms for smooth-as-silk video and gaming graphics. The LC-26GA5U's Advanced Super View/black TFT (thin-film-transistor) screen offers exceptionally wide (170- by 170-degree) viewing angles and an extraordinary contrast ratio of 800:1 for super-black blacks.

You might want to jump on this deal before it disappears.

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August 16, 2006

Deal of the Day: Samsung HPR5052 50" Flat Panel HD-Ready Plasma TV

Ready for your first Plasma TV? Here's a great deal on the Samsung HPR5052 Plasma that you'll want to check out:
Amazon.com Product Description:

Samsung makes it easy to create your dream home cinema with the plug-and-play Samsung HP-R5052 50-inch flat panel plasma TV. It has a built-in analog/digital (NTSC/ATSC) tuner that will receive free over-the-air HDTV signals and is Digital Cable Ready, so you can enjoy digital cable without an additional box or remote. Its 175-degree horizontal viewing angle provides a picture-perfect entertainment experience from anywhere in the room. It also offers a good range of connections for DVD, DTV, PC, HDTV sources.

Samsung's new floating screen plasma TV creates an image that looks as if it is suspended in thin air. The new, premium "bezel-less" design means there's no frame around the TV for a big, beautiful picture without boundaries. Bottom-mounted speakers and a sleek silver/black color scheme are perfect for elegant, modern decors.

The Samsung Digital Natural Image engine (DNIe) Video Enhancer refines all analog NTSC and wideband video inputs for an overall improvement in picture quality. DNIe improves contrast, white level, picture detail and incorporates digital noise reduction to improve lower quality video inputs. Because everyone sees colors differently, Samsung's DNIe My Color Control allows you to adjust the individual colors of your set without distorting other colors. The range of color adjustment includes Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Red and White. This ensures true to life colors such as green grass, blue sky and realistic skin tones. White Tone Enhancement also ensures the purest, brightest whites possible.

Did we mention free shipping? WooHoo!

At Amazon.com


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June 29, 2006

Deal of the Day: TiVo TCD649080 Series2 80 Hour Dual Tuner Digital Video Recorder

Since the TiVo services seems to keep evolving, now might be the time to consider getting a TiVo. Amazon has a few nice deals going on:
Amazon.com Product Description:

The TiVo Series2 DT does something that only DirecTV TiVo users have enjoyed up till now--the ability to record two shows at once. This dual-tuner (DT) TiVo Series2 is the first standalone DVR that's optimized for households with cable television. Now, you'll never have to miss any of your favorite shows--even if they're on at the same time. It also offers the same entertainment services as other TiVo Series2 DVRs, including digital music, digital photos, remote scheduling, and hassle-free favorites recording. All this and the famed luxury of being able to pause and view instant replays of live television, too. TiVo DVRs record television programming directly to an onboard digital ATA/IDE hard drive, eliminating the hassles of videotape (imprecise tape searching, head cleaning, steadily degrading picture, fuzzy sound, etc.).

This TiVo Series2 DT model (TCD649080) offers an 80-hour recording capacity. It offers the ability to simultaneously record programming from two basic cable channels, or one basic cable channel and one digital cable channel. It also includes built-in Ethernet and USB ports, making it easier than ever to add the TiVo box to your home network. This enables you to take advantage of the TivoToGo feature, which allows you to transfer programs from the TiVo box to a Windows-based desktop or laptop PC so you can watch your favorite programs on the go or while others are watching live or recorded programing on the TV.

So put away those old VHS tapes and enter the 21rst century!

At Amazon.com


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June 14, 2006

Deal of the Day: Toshiba 46HM95 46" Diagonal 16:9 Integrated HD DLP Projection TV with HDMI

Here's a great deal on the Toshiba 46HM95 46" Diagonal 16:9 Integrated HD DLP Projection TV with HDMI that includes a $100 rebate:

Amazon.com Product Description:

Get the sharpest and clearest images possible from both HD and standard television programming and your favorite DVD movies with the technologically advanced 46-inch Toshiba 46HM95 DLP projection TV. Vivid imagery and vibrant colors will pop off the screen, thanks to the integrated Texas Instruments' HD2+ chip, which enables a much higher contrast ratio along with a more consistent picture than other DLP chips due to filled-in mirror "vias" in the center of each pixel. This set has a built-in analog/digital/digital cable tuners (NTSC/ATSC/QAM) that will receive free over-the-air HDTV signals (ATSC) and HDTV signals from a cable connection (QAM). It's also Digital Cable Ready (via the CableCard slot), so you can enjoy digital cable without an additional box or remote using an optional CableCard. It also comes with TV Guide On Screen and Toshiba's innovative Channel Browser "back" button feature--similar to a PC browser back button--that allows easy access to recently viewed channels. DLP (which stands for Digital Light Processing) uses an optical semiconductor to recreate source material with a fidelity analog systems can't match. While other technologies lose a certain amount of light in transit, the microscopic mirrors in a DLP projection system bring more light from lamp to screen. It also features better color uniformity over time--no burn-in, screen aging or color-shifting possible. It's the leading display technology for products like small portable conference room projectors and professional venue entertainment systems.

The technology at the center of the 46HM95 is the new Toshiba Digital Light Engine named Talen X, which utilizes Texas Instruments' xHD4 chip, advanced optics, and Toshiba's DEEP Picture and Xtreme BLAC technologies to provide high resolution with improved brightness and contrast. It also includes the new PixelPure AT Digital Video Processing, utilizing new Adaptive Technology to create further improved picture quality, the new Radiance 150 Hi-Bright Lamp for noticeably brighter images and a TheaterFine DFP Screen with anti-glare coating that results in increased detail and noticeably deeper blacks.

The PixelPure AT digital video processor offers motion adaptive de-interlacing, adaptive MPEG processing, and adaptive contrast and color enhancement for a consistently high picture quality. The 3D Y/C digital comb filter (4 MB, 10-Bit) constantly analyzes the three dimensions of picture height, picture width, and picture changes-over-time, to reduce dramatically edge image artifacts while improving transition detail.

The TheaterNet Control System simplifies the control of external components through both an IR jack and Firewire (IEEE1394) port, the latter of which can be used to transmit digital video and audio and allow for recording of HDTV. This set also includes a built-in OmniViewer memory card slot, which is compatible with a wide variety of popular formats--Secure Digital (SD), MultiMedia (MMC), Memory Stick, Compact Flash, and Smart Media--enabling you to view photo slideshows directly from your digital camera's memory card.

Perfect for viewing high-definition content and your favorite widescreen movies, this set offers a 16:9 aspect ratio and 1280 x 720-pixel resolution. Other features include both picture-in-picture (PIP) and picture-on-picture (POP) capabilities, tri-lingual on-screen menus (English, French, Spanish), channel labeling, channel return, channel browse, favorite channel, and V-Chip parental controls.

The 40-watt stereo audio system (two 20-watt speakers) delivers ample sound for sports and movies. It features the following video and audio connections:

  • Composite AV (RCA) In: 2
  • S-Video In: 2
  • Component Video In (Y PB PR): 2
  • HDMI In: 1
  • RF In: 2
  • Firewire: 2
  • Digital Coaxial Audio Out: 1

You might want to check this great deal out.

Details at Amazon.com

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June 7, 2006

Deal of the Day: Logitech Harmony Remote 628 - Universal Remote Control

Here's a really great deal at Amazon on the Logitech Harmony Remote 628 Universal Remote Control. The Harmony 628 is a pretty loaded remote that retails for $149 and is currently on sale at Amazon for under $50. Wow! You can't beat that deal:

Product Description The Harmony Activity Remote Control is the only remote with Smart State Technology Activity Control. Just press an Activity button such as "Watch TV" or "Watch a Movie", and the remote will automatically set up your entertainment system in seconds without you ever having to program a 'macro'. It supports most infrared-controlled devices made by any manufacturer, including TiVo, HDVCR, HDTV, plasma displays, monitors, projectors, DVD players, fireplaces and more.

While the Harmony 628 may not be as stylish or powerful as the Philips RC9800i Touchscreen Remote Control that we recently reviewed, it's a pretty powerful remote and is currently at a price that won't break the bank.

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June 5, 2006

Deal of the Day: Sony DAV-FC9 DVD Dream System

Something that really amazes me is how many people I know who spend tons of money on new HDTV but don't have a home theater system. You just won't get the quality sound out of your TV speakers that you can get with even a low-end home theater setup. Well if you're looking for a higher-end system for a great price, be sure to look at the Sony DAV-FC9 DVD Dream System deal at Amazon:

Amazon.com Product Description:

With 650 watts of total power (100 x 5, plus a 150-watt powered subwoofer), the DAV-FC9 DVD Dream System is Sony's top-end home theater system, furnishing users with ultraprecise images and sound. The system comes complete with a receiver, five-disc DVD/SACD/CD changer, an AM/FM tuner, four front and rear floor-standing speakers, a center speaker, and an active powered subwoofer. The DVD changer is compatible with CD-R/RW, SACD, MP3, and JPEG (with slide show) formats, and its 480p progressive-scan output guarantees sharp image display.
For superior audio while watching movies, the Dream System offers Dolby Digital, DTS, and Dolby Pro Logic II decoding. Other audio features include an S-Master full digital amplifier, a bass enhancement function, and Sony's Digital Cinema Sound system, which re-creates the sound fields of three of the world's best-known cinema studios.

The DAV-FC9 is equipped for compatibility, with component-video and S-video outputs, a digital input for satellite TV, two analog AV inputs and one output, two video signal inputs and four outputs, and a 3.5 mm mini pin headphone jack. For convenience sake, the system features color-coded speaker connections, along with DVD/CD/SACD text that displays onscreen and a preprogrammed luminous remote control. The system comes with a one-year warranty on parts and labor.

Currently Amazon has the DAV-FC9 for $427 which is an absolute steal. Click the link below for more details.

At Amazon.com

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