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Silly Season in Full Swing

November 20, 2009 | Author: sysadmindgs

Okay, if you want the coolest bargains on HDTVs, you probably will have to spend all your time just tracking the deals. In addition to the sales circulars and online specials posted at the retailers’ Web sites, you can also check out the various Black Friday sites or monitor the year-’round bargain aggregators such as AntiRebate.com. I could write about such deals every day from now until the new year and still not cover it all. So for the most part, I leave it to the other sites.

But sometimes I just can’t resist flagging a couple deals that catch my eye, like these two.

Walmart is selling a SanyoDP50749 plasma TV for $698. Yes, it’s only 720p resolution, but it’s a 50″ model. That’s the “ship-to-store” price; apparently the in-store prices may vary. (Maybe they could be even lower?) In any case, 15 of the 16 stores within 25 miles of me show it as being in stock, so it’s apparently not one of those “one to a store” deals.

That sounds pretty impressive, but how about this? An LG 50PQ30 50″ plasma HDTV. Yes, this one also is only 720p resolution, and it costs even more at $799 at BuyDig.com. Ah, but if you scroll down on the page, you’ll see that they have a bundle with a Panasonic DMP-BD60K Blu-ray disc player, as well as a “hook up and maintenance kit” that includes two HDMI cables, component cables, an optical digital audio cable, cleaning solution, and a microfiber cloth. And the whole bundle is selling for the same $799. Does that get your attention?

It’s easy to play “top this deal“, and I’ve no doubt that you’ll find some that are even better than these. Let me know at alfred@hdtvprofessor.com or leave a comment on the forum at HDTVMagazine.com, and maybe I’ll include them in a future entry.