Top 10 Best Selling And Newest Televisions October 2015

Top 10 Best And Newest Televisions October 2015

1. Samsung 60-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV 6. TCL 50-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV
2. TCL 32-Inch 720p 60Hz Roku Smart LED TV 7. Seiki 43-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV
3. Samsung 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV 8. Samsung Curved 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
4. LG Electronics 42-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV 9. Sony 50-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV
5. Sharp LC 48-Inch 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TV 10. Sony 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV

 

Samsung UN60J62001. Samsung UN60J6200 60-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

List Price: $1,699.99
Price: $897.99
You Save: $802.00 (47%)

  • Refresh Rate: 120CMR (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED
  • Smart Functionality: Yes, Built in Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV w/ stand: 54.1″ x 34″ x 13″, TV w/o stand: 54.1″ x 31.5″ x 3.7″
  • Inputs: 2 HDMI, 2 USB

Enjoy vibrant color and full HD 1080p resolution for a crystal clear viewing experience with the Samsung J6200 60-Inch Smart TV. Its Smart TV technology allows you to access movies, games, streaming services, and other apps so you can easily get to your favorite media. Surf the web using the built-in Wi-Fi, or use the screen-mirroring feature to play your mobile content on the big screen. Motion Rate 120 delivers seamless motion, and with DTS Premium Sound 5.1 you get high definition surround sound. The J6200 also has an eco sensor feature to help efficiently manage energy use. Anynet+ technology allows you to control up to 12 compatible devices at once, and you can plug into the USB port to watch your own media.

TCL2. TCL 32S3850 32-Inch 720p 60Hz Roku Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

List Price: $319.99
Price: $219.99
You Save: $100.00 (31%)

  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native), 120Hz Clear Motion Index (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (Full Array)
  • Smart Functionality: Yes – Roku TV Streaming Platform
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 35.9″ x 22″ x 3.2″, TV with stand: 35.9″ x 20.5″ x 7.9”
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 1 USB, RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out
  • Accessories Included: Remote w/ batteries, detachable power cord

TCL, one of the world’s best-selling TV brands, and Roku, America’s most popular streaming service have come together to bring the latest in technology and design. We’ve simplified the smart TV so you can instantly enjoy endless entertainment. Choose from more than 2,000 streaming channels that feature 200,000 movies and TV episodes plus live sports, news, music, kids and family, food, science and tech, fitness, foreign language and so much more.

The biggest selection of streaming channels, hundreds of free channels, and no additional fees for movies and shows from top streaming channels like Netlfix or Hulu Plus if you already subscribe. And if you’re a cable subscriber, discover new ways to enjoy, based on your subscription.

Your personalized TCL Roku TV Home screen puts your favorite broadcast TV, streaming channels, gaming console and other devices front-and-center. No more flipping through inputs or wading through complicated menus. Like apps on a smartphone, all your favorites are at your fingertips from the instant you turn it on.

Samsung UN553. Samsung UN55JU6500 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

List Price: $1,299.99
Price: $997.99
You Save: $302.00 (23%)

  • Refresh Rate: 120CMR (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED
  • Smart Functionality: Yes – Built in Wi-Fi
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV w/ stand: 48.9″ x 30.1″ x 10.5″, TV w/o stand: 48.9″ x 28.3″ x 2.5″
  • Inputs: 4 HDMI, 3 USB

Enjoy your favorite content in ultra-high definition with the Samsung JU6500 55-Inch UHD Smart TV. Boasting a stunning 4K UHD resolution, this Smart TV delivers an exceptionally crisp and vibrant image. It also boasts a number of convenient connectivity options and supports wireless streaming, so you can quickly and easily access your favorite content.

  • 4K UHD delivers resolution 4X higher than Full HD
  • Smart TV gives access to TV, Apps, streaming content and more with a simple, intuitive interface
  • Quad Core Processor allows you to switch between apps, streaming content and other media effortlessly
  • Ultra Clear Panel minimizes glare to deliver a great viewing experience
  • Smart View 2.0 for wireless content sharing between devices

Thanks to the JU6500 Smart TV’s 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, you’ll enjoy exceptional detail and true-to-life image quality. The screen renders images in up to four times the resolution of Full HD to deliver a crisp, pristine picture.

The Samsung JU6500 Smart TV provides one place to enjoy content from a wide range of sources. Easily connect the Smart TV wirelessly* with your compatible Galaxy smartphone for streaming and content sharing. It also lets you access your favorite program choices, live TV, video on demand, streaming sources, apps and social media in one easy-to-browse navigation experience.

LG Electronics 424. LG Electronics 42LF5800 42-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

Price: $400.00

  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (direct)
  • Smart Functionality: Yes

Browse the web and wirelessly share content with the LG LF5800 Series 42″-Class Full HD Smart LED TV. This TV’s detailed 1920 x 1080 native resolution allows you to enjoy vivid 1080p images without pixel-loss. Integrated LG Screen Share and Content Share allow you to wirelessly share content such as pictures and videos with devices like smartphones and tablets.

42 inch Class (41.9 inch Diagonal) Full HD Smart LED TV

– 42LF5800 – LG Smart TV

– FULL HD 1080p Resolution

– Premium VOD Services

– TruMotion 120Hz

– ENERGY STAR Most Efficient 2015

This stunning picture is the reason you wanted HDTV in the first place. With almost double the pixel resolution, Full HD 1080p gives it superior picture quality over standard HDTV. You’ll see details and colors like never before.

LED uses tiny, energy-efficient light-emitting diodes to illuminate the picture. The new standard in HDTVs, LED is superior to older CCFL technology, making slimmer televisions possible, with amazing brightness, clarity and color detail.

Access premium content from providers like Hulu Plus, Netflix and YouTube directly through your LG Smart TV. Stream your favorite movies and TV shows, enjoy the latest games, apps and more. LG connects you to the content that you and your family want.

Sharp LC-485. Sharp LC-48LE653U 48-Inch 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

List Price: $599.99
Price: $477.00
You Save: $122.99 (20%)

  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hz (Native); AquoMotion 120 (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED
  • Smart Functionality: Yes – SmartApps
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 42.56″ x 24.91″ x 2.60″, TV with stand: 42.56″ x 26.28″ x 10.55″
  • Inputs: 1 USB, 3 HDMI, Component, Composite, Ethernet, Digital Optical Audio Out, Audio out, RF In
  • Accessories Included: Remote w/ batteries

The AQUOS LC-48LE653U gives you gorgeous, reliable Smart TV performance with technologies like AquoMotion 120 for smooth motion and reduced blur and SmartCentral Apps for easy access to the best apps like Netflix, YouTube and Pandora. Add to that its ultra-narrow bezel and sleek modern design, 48″ (47.6″ Diagonal) class screen size, Wallpaper mode, three HDMI inputs including MHL, and built-in 20w audio, and you’ve got a great all-around Full HD LED Smart TV.

6 million subpixels are precisely controlled to see every detail in TV shows, movies, sports and video games.

TCL 506. TCL 50FS3800 50-Inch 1080p Roku Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

List Price: $599.99
Price: $439.99
You Save: $160.00 (27%)

  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native), 120Hz Clear Motion Index (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (Full Array)
  • Smart Functionality: Yes – Roku TV Streaming Platform
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 44.5″ x 27.8″ x 3.2″, TV with stand: 44.5″ x 25.8″ x 8.7”
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 1 USB, RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out
  • Accessories Included: Remote w/ batteries, detachable power cord

TCL, one of the world’s best-selling TV brands, and Roku, America’s most popular streaming service have come together to bring the latest in technology and design. We’ve simplified the smart TV so you can instantly enjoy endless entertainment. Choose from more than 2,000 streaming channels that feature 200,000 movies and TV episodes plus live sports, news, music, kids and family, food, science and tech, fitness, foreign language and so much more.

The biggest selection of streaming channels, hundreds of free channels, and no additional fees for movies and shows from top streaming channels like Netlfix or Hulu Plus if you already subscribe. And if you’re a cable subscriber, discover new ways to enjoy, based on your subscription.

Your personalized TCL Roku TV Home screen puts your favorite broadcast TV, streaming channels, gaming console and other devices front-and-center. No more flipping through inputs or wading through complicated menus. Like apps on a smartphone, all your favorites are at your fingertips from the instant you turn it on.

Seiki SE507. Seiki SE43FK 43-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV (2015 Model)

List Price: $549.00
Price: $409.99
You Save: $139.01 (25%)

  • Refresh Rate: 60 Hz (Native)
  • Backlight: LED (Backlit)
  • Smart Functionality: Not Smart
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 49.21” x 32.44″ x 7.48”, TV with stand: 44.65” x 28.42” x 10.63”
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 1 USB
  • Accessories Included: Remote and Stand

With its thin bezel design and piano black finish, Seiki LED HD TVs are designed to offer a sophisticated look and fit into any home environment. Whether it’s the living room or the bedroom, Seiki TVs are at home while meeting today’s digital entertainment needs.

HDMI technology delivers crystal-clear digital video, multi-channel surround sound, and advanced control data through one cable. Connect the Seiki LED HD TV to any cable box, streaming media player or Blu-ray player with an HDMI connection.

Seiki offers toll-free customer support providing setup and technical assistance to Seiki TV owners.

Seiki offers advanced LED (light-emitting diode) back-lit technology to deliver superior picture quality with rich colors and sharp contrasts. Seiki LED HD TVs offer an range of high-definition models.

Samsung UN658. Samsung UN65JU6700 Curved 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

List Price: $2,499.99
Price: $1,897.99
You Save: $602.00 (24%)

  • Refresh Rate: 120CMR (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED
  • Smart Functionality: Yes – Built in Wi-Fi
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV w/ stand: 57.5″ x 35.2″ x 13.7″, TV w/o stand: 57.5″ x 33.2″ x 5.2″
  • Inputs: 4 HDMI, 3 USB

Boasting a curved screen and 4K ultra high-definition resolution, the Samsung JU6700 65-Inch UHD Smart TV delivers an immersive, panoramic viewing experience. This Smart TV is equipped with PurColor, UHD Dimming, and a range of other picture-enhancing features to provide a crisp, vibrant image. It also features versatile connectivity options that let you display video from your compatible mobile device.

Featuring a curved screen, the JU6700 Smart TV creates an immersive viewing experience that is ideal for watching sports or movies. The screen’s curved design provides a greater sense of depth and great off-angle viewing so every seat is the best seat in the house.

Thanks to the JU6700 Smart TV’s 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, you’ll enjoy exceptional detail and true-to-life image quality. The screen renders images in up to four times the resolution of Full HD to deliver a crisp, pristine picture.

The Samsung JU6700 Smart TV provides one place to enjoy content from a wide range of sources. Easily connect the Smart TV wirelessly* with your compatible Galaxy smartphone for streaming and content sharing. It also lets you access your favorite program choices, live TV, video on demand, streaming sources, apps and social media in one easy-to-browse navigation experience.

The JU6700 Smart TV offers vivid, natural colors with its PurColor feature. Enjoy incredible shades of color, as nature intended, with technology that accurately blends primary and secondary colors for spectacular picture performance.

Sony KDL509. Sony KDL50W800C 50-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

List Price: $999.99
Price: $698.00
You Save: $301.99 (30%)

  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Native); Motionflow XR 960 (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (Edge-Lit)
  • Smart Functionality: Yes
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 43.9″ x 25.4″ x 2.4″, TV with stand: 43.9″ x 27.3″ x 7.5″
  • Inputs: 4 HDMI, 2 USB

Have it all. HD movies, sports and streaming videos burst off the screen with the X-Reality PRO clarity and color enhancer. Android TV adds Google Cast, voice search and a huge collection of apps, games and content from Google Play(1,2). You can even play popular PS3 games directly on your TV—no game console required(3).

Extraordinary clarity and color – Suddenly, everything looks better. All of your existing sports, TV shows and movies are upscaled to super clear quality. Even YouTube clips and smartphone videos are enhanced with stunning results. The X-Reality PRO picture engine analyzes and enhances color, clarity and contrast in real time for a beautifully natural picture.

Dynamic contrast – Edge LED backlighting with frame dimming enhances brightness and contrast. The TV screen adjusts to bright and dark scenes in your movies and TV shows for a more realistic picture.

A smarter TV – The familiarity of Android comes to the biggest screen in your home, and it’s so much more than just ‘Smart TV.’ It is apps, games, casting, voice search, and personalization powered by Android TV(1,2).

More apps – The things you love doing on your tablet or smartphone can now be enjoyed on your TV. Log into your Google account once to access a huge collection of apps, games and content from Google Play(1,2).

Just say what you want – Say “action movies” or “today’s weather” and let Android TV do the work. Voice search helps you quickly find what you want. Simply speak into the optional One-Flick remote or your compatible mobile phone(2).

Sony XBR5510. Sony XBR55X850C 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

List Price: $2,199.99
Price: $1,498.00
You Save: $701.99 (32%)

  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Native); Motionflow XR 960 (Effective)
  • Backlight: LED (Edge-Lit)
  • Smart Functionality: Yes; HDR Compatibility: Yes
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 48.6″ x 28.1″ x 2.4″, TV with stand: 48.6″ x 29.9″ x 8.8″
  • Inputs: 4 HDMI, 3 USB

Step up to and Android TV with four times more clarity than HD and expanded color. Everything you watch-sports, TV shows, movies-is upscale for 4K Ultra HD viewing. Even 4K streaming is enhanced to maximize picture quality. For the ultimate smart TV experience cast your favorite entertainment apps using Google Cast

Leading 4K picture quality – Experience matters. Sony launched expanded color in 2013, expanded brightness range in 2014, and has been upscaling to 4K for over 10 years. As other manufacturers start implementing these capabilities, Sony takes another step forward improving color accuracy and clarity of HD and 4K video in the X850C. See the difference experience makes.

More color, depth and realism – All the colors you dream of can now be seen on your Sony TV with TRILUMOS + X1 technology. Colors come alive on the screen in the widest color range ever, and dynamic color correction ensures colors are as consistent and accurate as possible every single time.

Upscale everything you watch to 4K Ultra HD – Whatever you’re watching, watch it in 4K. All of your existing HD sports, TV shows and movies are upscaled to super clear 4K quality. Our most advanced 4K X-Reality PRO upscaling is developed from Sony’s 10+ years of experience upscaling to 4K, exceeding all other TV brands.

A smarter TV – So much more than just ‘Smart TV,’ Android TV delivers great content, streaming apps and Android games to your TV. Voice search and personalized recommendations make for effortless entertainment.

Amazingly bright. Accurately dark -A huge step forward in 4K Ultra HD picture quality, High Dynamic Range (HDR) reproduces a wider range of brightness levels than conventional video, bringing greater color and contrast to the screen. It’s a picture that much closer to reality.

4K streaming at its best – For those who desire the best 4K streaming experience, Sony 4K TVs are specifically engineered to recognize and improve 4K streaming video. 4K Streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Instant Video offer expansive libraries of movies and original TV series in 4K Ultra HD with ultimate convenience.

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Copyright 2015 Kelly Downing

Top 10 Best Television TVs 2014

Top 10 Best Television TVs 2014

1. Samsung UN40H5203 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TV 6. Samsung 22
2. Samsung UN48H6350 48-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV 7. Sharp LC-60UQ17U 60-inch Aquos Q+ 1080p 240Hz 3D Smart LED TV
3. LG Electronics 42LB5600 42-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV 8. Toshiba 40L1400U 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV
4. VIZIO E550i-B2 55-Inch 1080p Smart LED HDTV 9. Samsung UN55HU6840 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 60Hz Smart LED TV
5. Seiki SE40FY27 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV 10. Samsung UN55HU7250 Curved 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Smart LED TV

 

Samsung UN40H5203 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TV1. Samsung UN40H5203 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TV

by Samsung

List Price: $529.99
Price: $347.99
You Save: $182.00 (34%)

    • Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native); Clear Motion Rate 120 (Effective)
    • Backlight: LED (Edge-Lit)
    • Smart Functionality: Yes
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 36.5” x 21.7” x 3.7”, TV with stand: 36.5” x 23.9” x 9.8”
    • Inputs: 2 HDMI, 2 USB, 1 Component In, 1 Composite In
    • Accessories Included: Universal Remote Control

This Samsung HDTV’s 1080p display and Clear Motion Rate 120 produce detailed, clear images. Stream TV shows and movies easily with access to media via the Smart TV capability and built-in Wi-Fi.

Full HD Resolution                                                                                           Experience a great picture with no compromises. With a resolution twice as high as standard HD TVs, you can catch all the details of your favorite films and games.

Clear Motion Rate 120                                                                                               Enjoy high-speed action with good motion clarity. CMR uses the frame refresh rate, image processor speed and backlight technology to measure fast action.

Wide Color Enhancer                                                                                             Witness a wider spectrum of colors. You’ll enjoy enriched colors while watching your favorite movies and shows, even older, non-HD content.

Smart TV                                                                                                                         Explore movies, shows, apps and more. Browse a new world of TV entertainment quickly and simply with a powerful processor and helpful tools like S Recommendation.

Smart Hub                                                                                                                              The Smart Hub organizes your entertainment into 2 easy to use panels: OnTV and Apps. Effortlessly navigate through live TV, movies, streaming content, browsing and more.

S Recommendation                                                                                                 Receive personalized TV & movie recommendations based on your preferences and what’s popular.

Screen Mirroring                                                                                               Wirelessly beam your photos, videos, presentations, or video games to the big screen.

Full Web Browser                                                                                                       Browse the web on your Smart TV to find the latest content. Enjoy everything from online shopping, social media browsing, entertainment news and the latest YouTube hits.

DTS Studio Sound                                                                                                   Decodes DTS- encoded content, such as TV programming, Blu-ray movies and streaming media, and processes stereo content to deliver an optimized surround sound experience with enhanced bass response, clear dialog and consistent volume levels.

Samsung UN48H6350 48-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV2. Samsung UN48H6350 48-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV

by Samsung

Price: $795.99

    • Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Native); Clear Motion Rate 240 (Effective)
    • Backlight: LED (Edge-Lit)
    • Smart Functionality: Yes
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 42.3” x 24.8” x 2.5”, TV with stand: 42.3” x 28” x 12.1”
    • Inputs: 4 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 Component, 1 Composite
    • Accessories Included: Univeral Remote Control

With a resolution twice as high as standard HD TVs, you can catch all the details of your favorite films and games.

Enjoy great motion clarity during fast-action moments. CMR uses the frame refresh rate, image processor speed and backlight technology to measure fast action.

Witness a wider spectrum of colors. You’ll enjoy enriched colors while watching your favorite movies and shows, even older, non-HD content.

The TV adapts picture according to the intensity of the light in the room, measuring the amount of existing light and automatically adjusting the brightness of the image on your TV.

The Smart Hub organizes your entertainment into 5 panels, to help you seamlessly navigate your favorite content.

Receive personalized TV & movie recommendations based on your preferences and what’s popular.

Wirelessly beam your photos, videos, presentations, or video games to the big screen.

Browse the web on your TV. Enjoy everything from online shopping and social media browsing to entertainment news and the latest YouTube hits.

Watch videos, play music or view photos from a USB connection. You don’t need a PC or special equipment—just plug your USB directly into the USB port.

Turn your phone, computer or tablet into a second TV. Whatever is playing on your TV is streamed to your mobile device as well.

Redefine the universal remote. Control up to twelve compatible devices and streamline your device management for a better user experience.

Enjoy a new world of apps, including streaming TV and movies, sports, social media, interactive games, weather and more. Connect to what you like, 24/7.

LG Electronics 42LB5600 42-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV3. LG Electronics 42LB5600 42-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV

by LG

Price: $348.00

    • Power Supply: 60Hz, Motion Clarity Index 120
    • Backlight: LED (Direct)
    • Smart Functionality: No
    • Dimension (W x H x D): TV without stand: 37.8 Inch x 22.3 Inch x 2.2 Inch , TV with stand: 37.8 Inch x 24.0 Inch x 8.6 Inch
    • Inputs: 2 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 Component, 1 Composite (Shared), 1 Digital Audio Out

It’s all in the details…all impressively on display right here, on LG’s LB5600 Full HD 1080p TV. Experience LED backlighting technology and the sharpness of a Motion Clarity Index of 120.

Full HD 1080p meets the highest standards for high definition, displaying 1,080 (progressive) lines of resolution on screen for a clearer, more detailed image.

LED backlighting allows tiny light-emitting diodes inside the TV to illuminate the picture with amazing brightness, clarity and color detail.

Reduces the blur of fast motion content such as sports and video games, resulting in a sharper and more immersive image. This model earned an MCI 120.

Earning the ENERGY STAR badge means a product meets strict energy efficiency guidelines. ENERGY STAR qualified TVs use about 30% less energy than standard units.

VIZIO E550i-B2 55-Inch 1080p Smart LED HDTV4. VIZIO E550i-B2 55-Inch 1080p Smart LED HDTV

by VIZIO

List Price: $679.99
Price: $648.00
You Save: $31.99 (5%)

    • IZIO Internet Apps Plus -Instantly enjoy the latest hit movies, TV shows, music and even more premium apps straight from the Internet to your TV.
    • Full-Array LED -Distributes LEDs across the entire screen delivering superior light uniformity and picture performance.
    • Active LED Zones x12 -Dynamically adjusts the LED backlight per zone creating deeper, pure black levels and higher contrast.
    • Built-in Wi-Fi -Connect with high-speed wireless for easy, clutter-free Internet access.
    • 120Hz effective refresh rate enhanced with backlight scanning -Enjoy clear fast action scenes.

Product Description

Size: 55-Inch
Introducing the all-new 2014 E-Series 55″ (54.65″ diag.) Full-Array LED Smart TV with an ultra-narrow 10mm frame, crystal-clear LED-lit picture, and a faster, easier-to-use Smart TV experience. With built-in Wi-Fi included, the E-Series connects you to the latest hit movies, TV shows, and music from premium apps like Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, VUDU, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Pandora and more. And not only is it smart, this TV is packed with the latest technology – like Full-Array LED for superior light uniformity, and Active LED Zones x12 for deeper black levels with an ultra-high 5 million to 1 contrast. Full HD 1080p and 120Hz effective refresh rate makes them perfect for sports and fast action scenes. VIZIO E-Series: Picture-Perfect, Simply Smart.

Seiki SE40FY27 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV5. Seiki SE40FY27 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV

by Seiki

Price: $279.00

    • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
    • Backlight: LED (Full Array)
    • Smart Functionality: No / VESA Mounting Pattern: 200 x 200mm
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 36.05” x 21.05″ x 3.62”, TV with stand: 36.05” x 23.34” x 8.97”
    • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 1 USB, 1 VGA
    • Accessories Included: Remote w/ batteries

Product Description

Size: 40-Inch
Seiki continues to defy the notion that a higher price tag equals a better TV. We eliminated the bells and whistles in order to hone in on what matters most-stunning picture and sound at an equally stunning price. Add a pretty impressive one-year replacement warranty-and we think you’ll see why Seiki LED HDTVs are simply brilliant Upgrade your TV with the brilliant Seiki 1080p LED HDTV. The popular Seiki model features 1,920 x 1,080 Full HD resolution with 60 Hz refresh rate to offer top picture quality and performance. Among its feature set are advanced direct-lit LED technology for super bright HD video, and choice audio components to match its picture quality. The Seiki Full HD model also offers built-in digital and analog channel tuning, multiple video and audio connections to fit everyone’s digital entertainment needs. For all of its HDTV models, Seiki offers its one-year replacement warranty through its U. S. -based customer support.

Samsung UN22F5000 22-Inch 1080p 60Hz Slim LED HDTV (2013 Model)6. Samsung 22

by Samsung

List Price: $229.00
Price: $167.99
You Save: $61.01 (27%)

    • 1080p HDTV : Better picture quality
    • 60Hz Refresh Rate: Good for general viewing
    • Thin LED Design: TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 20.2 X 12.7 X 1.7 Inches, TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 20.2 X 14.4 X 6.7 Inches

iew your favorite movies and TV shows in crisp 1080p resolution with this Samsung HDTV. The slim 1-3/4″ profile makes the TV ideal for placement in a bedroom or dorm room.

Experience a great picture with no compromises. With a resolution twice as high as standard HD TVs, you can catch all the details of your favorite films and games.

Enjoy high-speed action with good motion clarity. CMR uses the frame refresh rate, image processor speed and backlight technology to measure fast action.

Witness a wider spectrum of colors. You’ll enjoy enriched colors while watching your favorite movies and shows, even older, non-HD content.

Watch videos, play music or view photos from a USB connection. You don’t need a PC or special equipment—just plug your USB directly into your Samsung TV’s USB Port,

Decodes DTS-encoded content (ex: Blu-ray, streaming media) and unlocks all discrete channels of audio data within the content for an impressive and immersive surround sound experience from the built-in audio system.

Optimizes the TV sound quality when viewing and listening to Internet movies, Internet music and other content played back from wired or wireless mobile phones, PCs, and tablet devices

Sharp LC-60UQ17U 60-inch Aquos Q+ 1080p 240Hz 3D Smart LED TV7. Sharp LC-60UQ17U 60-inch Aquos Q+ 1080p 240Hz 3D Smart LED TV

by Sharp

List Price: $2,499.99
Price: $1,499.95
You Save: $1,000.04 (40%)

    • Refresh Rate: 240Hz (Native); AquoMotion 960 (Effective)
    • Backlight: LED (Edge-Lit)
    • Smart Functionality: Yes – SmartCentral 3.0 with Smart Guide, apps, and mobile connectivity
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 54.3” x 31.3″ x 2.3”, TV with stand: 54.3” x 33.7” x 15.2”
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Top 10 Best DVD Movies

Top 10 Best DVD Movies

1. Pitch Perfect 6. The Dark Knight Trilogy
2. Ted 7. Looper
3. Marvel’s The Avengers 8. Dredd
4. The Hunger Games 9. Magic Mike
5. Harry Potter: Complete 8-Film Collection 10. The Bourne Legacy


1. Pitch Perfect

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Everyone loves musical smackdowns–and Pitch Perfect is full of great ones. Pitch Perfect is like Bring It On crossed with the Step Up movies, flavored with a heavy dose of TV’s Glee and the Straight No Chaser boys. All of this is set appealingly on a college campus, with charming actors and a very funny script that will entertain fans, truly, from 10 to 90. The plot in Pitch Perfect follows the character of college freshman Beca (a delightful Anna Kendrick) as she decides to join her school’s a cappella women’s singing group. (Unlike on Glee, where the glee club is populated with outcasts, college a cappella groups are prestigious–and hard to get into.) Fellow singers include Brittany Snow as Chloe and Alexis Knapp as Stacie, a student who’s hilariously slutty and innocent at the same time. The faculty coordinator is Anna Camp, so memorable in The Help, and here both earnest and a bit naive. There’s also a potential love story between Beca and Jesse (Skylar Astin), a member of the male group at the same school. And the script, by sometime 30 Rock writer Kay Cannon, is witty, wry, and just silly enough. The rest of the time, the singing and music and routines take center stage, as everyone wants them to. Pitch Perfect is a surprisingly fresh and smart take on young adulthood, with a soundtrack that will have you cheering.

2. Ted

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Anyone who’s watched Family Guy knows that its creator Seth MacFarlane has a lot of hang-ups. As outrageous as many of them are in their animated TV show forum, they get a real rundown in Ted, MacFarlane’s multi-hyphenate debut in feature films. As the director, producer, cowriter, and voice artist behind the title character, MacFarlane riffs on pop culture, drug culture, religion, sex, bodily functions, and all things ’80s with the kind of abandon that borders on offensive to pretty much anyone–if only it all weren’t so spot-on funny. Ted is an utterly believable CGI teddy bear who comes to life in the arms of a friendless 8-year-old boy named John, who quickly grows up to be Mark Wahlberg. John has made a wish that the pudgy plush be a friend for forever, a deal that they both hold on to with genuine poignancy as the years roll by. Ted grows right along with John in voice, manner, attitude, and bad habits until they’re both unmotivated layabouts who would rather do nothing more than swill beer, smoke dope, and watch the absurdly iconic ’80s movie Flash Gordon over and over again to the exclusion of most everything else in life. John has managed to pick up a girlfriend named Lori (Mila Kunis), who somehow tolerates the pair of them–at least for a little while. Eventually she’s annoyed enough with John for not putting away his childish things, thoughts, and behaviors that she demands Ted move out and let them move on as adults. Among all the conceits that Ted embraces is the fact that this fully anthropomorphized stuffed bear started life as a global celebrity sensation before everyone forgot about him. Now he’s just a blue-collar Boston nobody who sucks on a bong, chases women, and makes dirty jokes at every opportunity while nobody pays attention. This could have been a generic lowbrow buddy movie in the Judd Apatow mold, which might have been a little funny with a human slob in the Ted role. But MacFarlane brings to the remarkably expressive CGI creation an astonishing and often shocking dynamic with his voice characterization and the consistently clever situations, which whiz by in a structure that’s pretty similar to an episode of Family Guy. There are frequent non sequitur digressions and offhanded one-liners that MacFarlane could never get away with on TV. But in the raunchy, anything-goes world of Ted it’s all fair game. In addition to farts, drugs, bodily functions, and all manner of sexual
vulgarity, it’s the slams or homages to the 1980s that are the butt of many of the best zingers or recurring jokes. There are several cameo appearances that may make for delighted double takes. And Sam Jones, the star of the ill-fated Flash Gordon, plays a version of himself that makes a running gag all the more ingenious and demonstrates how far MacFarlane will go to bring comedy down to his level of hilarity. Mark Wahlberg should be commended for being game enough to participate and absolutely shows the comedy chops to make his scenes with Ted come alive. Technically the movie is a wonder as the two-foot Ted blends into the real world with complete believability even as he spouts some of
the most outrageous dialogue this side of The Hangover. Ted may be an acquired taste for those who have a dislike for MacFarlane’s comic sensibility–and there are a lot of people who do. But as a laughable lowbrow adventure that delivers virtually nonstop unexpected laughs with a little heart to back it up, Ted is a surprising comic novelty that may even win over some of the most vituperative MacFarlane haters.

3. Marvel’s The Avengers

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Blasphemy? Perhaps. But the best thing about what may be the most rousing and well-crafted superhero movie since The Dark Knight is not the boffo action scenes that culminate in a New York City-destroying finale that rivals Michael Bay’s obliteration of the Chicago skyline in Transformers: Dark of the Moon. No, the real appeal of The Avengers comes from the quiet moments among a group of decidedly unquiet humans, extra-humans, mutants, and demigods. In no particular order those are Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), Captain America (Chris Evans), Bruce Banner/Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner), S.H.I.E.L.D. world-government commander Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), and indispensable functionary Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg). That’s a superstar lineup both in and out of character, and The Avengers brilliantly integrates the cast of ensemble egos into a story that snaps and crackles–not to mention smashes, trashes, and destroys–at breakneck pace, never sacrificing visual dazzle or hard-earned story dynamics. Writer-director Joss Whedon is no slouch when it comes to being a comic geek and he handles the heavy duty reins with efficient panache. The effects are of course spectacular. They include a monstrous flying aircraft carrier that is home base to S.H.I.E.L.D. and Nick Fury’s Avenger Initiative; Tony Stark’s gleaming skyscraper in midtown Manhattan; off-world scenes of malignant evil; as well as blindingly apocalyptic fights and the above-mentioned showdown that leaves New York a virtual ruin. Yet it’s the deeply personal conversations and confrontations among the very reluctant team of Avengers that makes the movie pop. Full of humor, snappy dialogue, and little asides that include inside jokes, eye rolls, and personal grudge matches, the script makes these superhumans real beings with sincere passion or feelings of disillusionment. The conviction of the actors as they fully commit to their clever lines gives credibility to what comes off as more than simple banter, even during the more incredible moments among them (of which are many). The plot involves the appearance of Loki, disgraced villain and brother of Thor, who was also a key player in his eponymous movie. Loki has come to Earth to retrieve the Tesseract, a blue-glowing energy cube that is valuable beyond compare to forces good and evil throughout the universe. As Loki, Tom Hiddleston is supremely, yea gloriously appealing as the brilliantly wicked regal charmer who captures minds from S.H.I.E.L.D. and attempts to conquer Earth with the hideous army at his command. To say he is foiled is an understatement. His face-off with the Hulk is one of the giddiest moments in a movie filled with lightheaded mayhem, and is a perfect example of Whedon’s throwaway approach to translating the mythic mystique of the Marvel comics universe. Though at times deadly serious (as deadly serious as an outrageous superhero destructo/fight-fest movie can be, that is), The Avengers is best when it lightens up and lets the fun fly alongside the powerhouse punches. By the way, a single blink-and-you’ll-miss-it powerhouse punch is another moment that makes Hulk the most loveable underdog of a smashing green rage monster ever. That spirit of fun and pure adventure makes The Avengers the greatest kind of escapist Hollywood fantasy $250 million can buy. A blockbuster in the most literal sense.

4. The Hunger Games [2-Disc DVD + Ultra-Violet Digital Copy]

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Building on her performance as a take-no-prisoners teenager in Winter’s Bone, Jennifer Lawrence portrays heroine Katniss Everdeen in Gary Ross’s action-oriented adaptation of author-screenwriter Suzanne Collins’s young adult bestseller. Set in a dystopian future in which the income gap is greater than ever, 24 underprivileged youth fight to the death every year in a televised spectacle designed to entertain the rich and give the poor enough hope to quell any further unrest–but not too much, warns Panem president Snow (Donald Sutherland), because that would be “dangerous.” Hailing from the same mining town, 16-year-olds Katniss and Peeta (Josh Hutcherson, The Kids Are All Right) represent District 12 with the help of escort Effie (an unrecognizable Elizabeth Banks) and mentor Haymitch (a scene-stealing Woody Harrelson). At first they’re adversaries, but a wary partnership eventually develops, though the rules stipulate that only one contestant can win. For those who haven’t read the book, the conclusion is likely to come as a surprise. Before it arrives, Ross (Pleasantville) depicts a society in which the Haves appear to have stepped out of a Dr. Seuss book and the Have-Nots look like refugees from the WPA photographs of Walker Evans. It’s an odd mix, made odder still by frenetic fight scenes where it’s hard to tell who’s doing what to whom. Fortunately, Lawrence and Hutcherson prove a sympathetic match in this crazy, mixed-up combination of Survivor, Lost, and the collected works of George Orwell.

5. Harry Potter: The Complete 8-Film Collection

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  • The entire Harry Potter series in one collection!

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Here’s an event movie that holds up to being an event. This filmed version of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, adapted from the wildly popular book by J.K. Rowling, stunningly brings to life Harry Potter’s world of Hogwarts, the school for young witches and wizards. The greatest strength of the film comes from its faithfulness to the novel, and this new cinematic world is filled with all the details of Rowling’s imagination, thanks to exuberant sets, elaborate costumes, clever makeup and visual effects, and a crème de la crème cast, including Maggie Smith, Richard Harris, Alan Rickman, and more. Especially fine is the interplay between Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and his schoolmates Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), as well as his protector, the looming Hagrid (Robbie Coltrane). The second-half adventure–involving the titular sorcerer’s stone–doesn’t translate perfectly from page to screen, ultimately because of the film’s fidelity to the novel; this is a case of making a movie for the book’s fans, as opposed to a transcending film. Writer Steve Kloves and director Chris Columbus keep the spooks in check, making this a true family film, and with its resourceful hero wide-eyed and ready, one can’t wait for Harry’s return. Ages 8 and up.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets First sequels are the true test of an enduring movie franchise, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets passes with flying colors. Expanding upon the lavish sets, special effects, and grand adventure of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry’s second year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry involves a darker, more malevolent tale (parents with younger children beware), beginning with the petrified bodies of several Hogwarts students and magical clues leading Harry (Daniel Radcliffe), Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) to a 50-year-old mystery in the monster-laden Chamber of Secrets. House elves, squealing mandrakes, giant spiders, and venomous serpents populate this loyal adaptation (by Sorcerer’s Stone director Chris Columbus and screenwriter Steve Kloves), and Kenneth Branagh delightfully tops the supreme supporting cast as the vainglorious charlatan Gilderoy Lockhart (be sure to view past the credits for a visual punchline at Lockhart’s expense). At 161 minutes, the film suffers from lack of depth and uneven pacing, and John Williams’ score mostly reprises established themes. The young, fast-growing cast offers ample compensation, however, as does the late Richard Harris in his final screen appearance as Professor Albus Dumbledore. Brimming with cleverness, wonderment, and big-budget splendor, Chamber honors the legacy of J.K. Rowling’s novels.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Some movie-loving wizards must have cast a magic spell on Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, because it’s another grand slam for the Harry Potter franchise. Demonstrating remarkable versatility after the arthouse success of Y Tu Mamá También, director Alfonso Cuarón proves a perfect choice to guide Harry, Hermione, and Ron into treacherous puberty as the now 13-year-old students at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry face a new and daunting challenge: Sirius Black (Gary Oldman) has escaped from Azkaban prison, and for reasons yet unknown (unless, of course, you’ve read J.K. Rowling’s book, considered by many to be the best in the series), he’s after Harry in a bid for revenge. This dark and dangerous mystery drives the action while Harry (the fast-growing Daniel Radcliffe) and his third-year Hogwarts classmates discover the flying hippogriff Buckbeak (a marvelous CGI creature), the benevolent but enigmatic Professor Lupin (David Thewlis), horrifying black-robed Dementors, sneaky Peter Pettigrew (Timothy Spall), and the wonderful advantage of having a Time-Turner just when you need one. The familiar Hogwarts staff returns in fine form (including the delightful Michael Gambon, replacing the late Richard Harris as Dumbledore, and Emma Thompson as the goggle-eyed Sybil Trelawney), and even Julie Christie joins this prestigious production for a brief but welcome cameo. Technically dazzling, fast-paced, and chock-full of Rowling’s boundless imagination (loyally adapted by ace screenwriter Steve Kloves), The Prisoner of Azkaban is a Potter-movie classic.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire The latest entry in the Harry Potter saga could be retitled Fast Times at Hogwarts, where finding a date to the winter ball is nearly as terrifying as worrying about Lord Voldemort’s return. Thus, the young wizards’ entry into puberty (and discovery of the opposite sex) opens up a rich mining field to balance out the dark content in the fourth movie (and the stories are only going to get darker). Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral) handily takes the directing reins and eases his young cast through awkward growth spurts into true young actors. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe, more sure of himself) has his first girl crush on fellow student Cho Chang (Katie Leung), and has his first big fight with best bud Ron (Rupert Grint). Meanwhile, Ron’s underlying romantic tension with Hermione (Emma Watson) comes to a head over the winter ball, and when she makes one of those girl-into-woman Cinderella entrances, the boys’ reactions indicate they’ve all crossed a threshold. But don’t worry, there’s plenty of wizardry and action in Goblet of Fire. When the deadly Triwizard Tournament is hosted by Hogwarts, Harry finds his name mysteriously submitted (and chosen) to compete against wizards from two neighboring academies, as well as another Hogwarts student. The competition scenes are magnificently shot, with much-improved CGI effects (particularly the underwater challenge). And the climactic confrontation with Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes, in a brilliant bit of casting) is the most thrilling yet. Goblet, the first installment to get a PG-13 rating, contains some violence as well as disturbing images for kids and some barely shrouded references at sexual awakening (Harry’s bath scene in particular). The 2 1/2-hour film, lean considering it came from a 734-page book, trims out subplots about house-elves (they’re not missed) and gives little screen time to the standard crew of the other Potter films, but adds in more of Britain’s finest actors to the cast, such as Brendan Gleeson as Mad-Eye Moody and Miranda Richardson as Rita Skeeter. Michael Gambon, in his second round as Professor Dumbledore, still hasn’t brought audiences around to his interpretation of the role he took over after Richard Harris died, but it’s a small smudge in an otherwise spotless adaptation.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Alas! The fifth Harry Potter film has arrived. The time is long past that this can be considered a simple “children’s” series–though children and adults alike will enjoy it immensely. Starting off from the dark and tragic ending of the fourth film, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix begins in a somber and angst-filled tone that carries through the entire 138 minutes (the shortest of any HP movie despite being adapted from the longest book). Hopes of winning the Quidditch Cup have been replaced by woes like government corruption, distorted media spin, and the casualties of war. As the themes have matured, so have the primary characters’ acting abilities. Ron (Rupert Grint), Hermione (Emma Watson), and especially Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) are more convincing than ever–in roles that are more demanding. Harry is deeply traumatized from having witnessed Cedric Diggory’s murder, but he will soon find that this was just another chapter in the continuing loss he will endure. Lord Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) has returned and, in an attempt to conceal this catastrophe from the wizarding public, the Ministry of Magic has teamed up with the wizard newspaper The Daily Prophet to smear young Potter and wise Dumbledore (Michael Gambon)–seemingly the only two people in the public eye who believe the Dark Lord has returned. With no one else to stand against the wicked Death Eaters, the Hogwarts headmaster is forced to revive his secret anti-Voldemort society, the Order of the Phoenix. This welcomes back characters like Mad-Eye Moody (Brendan Gleeson), kind Remus Lupin (David Thewlis), fatherly Sirius Black (Gary Oldman), and insidious Severus Snape (Alan Rickman), and introduces a short list of intriguing new faces. In the meantime, a semi-psychotic bureaucrat from the Ministry (brilliantly portrayed by Imelda Staunton) has seized power at Hogwarts, and Harry is forced to form a secret society of his own–lest the other young wizards at his school be left ill-equipped to defend themselves in the looming war between good and evil. In addition, Harry is filled with an inexplicable rage that only his Godfather Sirius seems to be able to understand. This film, though not as frightening as its predecessor, earns its PG-13 rating mostly because of the ever-darkening tone. As always, the loyal fans of J.K. Rowling’s books will suffer huge cuts from the original plot and character developments, but make no mistake: this is a good movie.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince The sixth installment of the Harry Potter series begins right where The Order of the Phoenix left off. The wizarding world is rocked by the news that “He Who Must Not Be Named” has truly returned, and the audience finally knows that Harry is “the Chosen One”–the only wizard who can defeat Lord Voldemort in the end. Dark forces loom around every corner, and now regularly attempt to penetrate the protected walls of Hogwarts School. This is no longer the fun and fascinating world of magic from the first few books—it’s dark, dangerous, and scary. Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) suspects Draco Malfoy (Tom Felton) to be a new Death Eater recruit on a special mission for the Dark Lord. In the meantime, Professor Dumbledore (Michael Gambon) seems to have finally removed the shroud of secrecy from Harry about the dark path that lies ahead, and instead provides private lessons to get him prepared. It’s in these intriguing scenes that the dark past of Tom Riddle (a.k.a. Voldemort) is finally revealed. The actors cast as the different young versions of Riddle (Hero Fiennes-Tiffin and Frank Dillane) do an eerily fantastic job of portraying the villain as a child. While the previous movies’ many new characters could be slightly overwhelming, only one new key character is introduced this time: Professor Horace Slughorn (with a spot-on performance by Jim Broadbent). Within his mind he holds a key secret in the battle to defeat the Dark Lord, and Harry is tasked by Dumbledore to uncover a memory about Voldemort’s darkest weapon–the Horcrux. Despite the long list of distractions, Harry, Ron (Rupert Grint), and Hermione (Emma Watson) still try to focus on being teenagers, and audiences will enjoy the budding awkward romances. All of the actors have developed nicely, giving their most convincing performances to date. More dramatic and significant things go down in this movie than any of its predecessors, and the stakes are higher than ever. The creators have been tasked with a practically impossible challenge, as fans of the beloved J.K. Rowling book series desperately want the movies to capture the magic of the books as closely as possible. Alas, the point at which one accepts that these two mediums are very different is the point at which one can truly enjoy these brilliant adaptations. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is no exception: it may be the best film yet. For those who have not read the book, nail-biting entertainment is guaranteed. For those who have, the movie does it justice. The key dramatic scenes, including the cave and the shocking twist in the final chapter, are executed very well. It does a perfect job of setting up the two-part grand finale that is to follow.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part I is a brooding, slower-paced film than its predecessors, the result of being just one half of the final story (the last book in the series was split into two movies, released in theaters eight months apart). Because the penultimate film is all buildup before the final showdown between the teen wizard and the evil Voldemort (which does not occur until The Deathly Hallows, Part II), Part I is a road-trip movie, a heist film, a lot of exposition, and more weight on its three young leads, who up until now were sufficiently supported by a revolving door of British thesps throughout the series. Now that all the action takes place outside Hogwarts–no more Potions classes, Gryffindor scarves, or Quidditch matches–Daniel Radcliffe (Harry), Emma Watson (Hermione), and Rupert Grint (Ron) shoulder the film almost entirely on their own. After a near-fatal ambush by Voldemort’s Death Eaters, the three embark on a quest to find and destroy the remaining five horcruxes (objects that store pieces of Voldemort’s soul). Fortunately, as the story gets more grave–and parents should be warned, there are some scenes too frightening or adult for young children–so does the intensity. David Yates, who directed the Harry Potter films Order of the Phoenix and The Half-Blood Prince, drags the second half a little, but right along with some of the slower moments are some touching surprises (Harry leading Hermione in a dance, the return of Dobby in a totally non-annoying way). Deathly Hallows, Part I will be the most confusing for those not familiar with the Potter lore, particularly in the shorthand way characters and terminology weave in and out. For the rest of us, though, watching these characters over the last decade and saying farewell to a few faces makes it all bittersweet that the end is near (indeed, an early scene in which Hermione casts a spell that makes her Muggle parents forget her existence, in case she doesn’t return, is particularly emotional). Despite its challenges, Deathly Hallows, Part I succeeds in what it’s most meant to do: whet your appetite for the grand conclusion to the Harry Potter series.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II The Deathly Hallows: Part 2 is the film all Harry Potter fans have waited 10 years to see, and the good news is that it’s worth the hype–visually stunning, action packed, faithful to the book, and mature not just in its themes and emotion but in the acting by its cast, some of whom had spent half their lives making Harry Potter movies. Part 2 cuts right to the chase: Voldemort (Ralph Fiennes) has stolen the Elder Wand, one of the three objects required to give someone power over death (a.k.a. the Deathly Hallows), with the intent to hunt and kill Harry. Meanwhile, Harry’s quest to destroy the rest of the Horcruxes (each containing a bit of Voldemort’s soul) leads him first to a thrilling (and hilarious–love that Polyjuice Potion!) trip to Gringotts Bank, then back to Hogwarts, where a spectacular battle pitting the young students and professors (a showcase of the British thesps who have stolen every scene of the series: Maggie Smith’s McGonagall, Jim Broadbent’s Slughorn, David Thewlis’s Lupin) against a dark army of Dementors, ogres, and Bellatrix Lestrange (Helena Bonham Carter, with far less crazy eyes to make this round). As predicted all throughout the saga, Harry also has his final showdown with Voldemort–neither can live while the other survives–though the physics of that predicament might need a set of crib notes to explain. But while each installment has become progressively grimmer, this finale is the most balanced between light and dark (the dark is quite dark–several familiar characters die, with one significant death particularly grisly); the humor is sprinkled in at the most welcome times, thanks to the deft adaptation by Steve Kloves (who scribed all but one of the films from J.K. Rowling’s books) and direction by four-time Potter director David Yates. The climactic kiss between Ron (Rupert Grint) and Hermione (Emma Watson), capping off a decade of romantic tension, is perfectly tuned to their idiosyncratic relationship, and Daniel Radcliffe has, over the last decade, certainly proven he was the right kid for the job all along. As Prof. Snape, the most perfect of casting choices in the best-cast franchise of all time, Alan Rickman breaks your heart. Only the epilogue (and the lack of chemistry between Harry and love Ginny Weasley, barely present here) stand a little shaky, but no matter: the most lucrative franchise in movie history to date has just reached its conclusion, and it’s done so without losing its soul.

6. The Dark Knight Trilogy (Batman Begins / The Dark Knight / The Dark Knight Rises)

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Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight’s emergence as a force for good in Gotham. In the wake of his parents’ murder, disillusioned industrial heir Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale) travels the world seeking the means to fight injustice and turn fear against those who prey on the fearful. He returns to Gotham and unveils his alter-ego: Batman, a masked crusader who uses his strength, intellect and an array of high tech deceptions to fight the sinister forces that threaten the city.

The Dark Knight:

The follow-up to Batman Begins, The Dark Knight reunites director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprises the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in his continuing war on crime. With the help of Lt. Jim Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent, Batman sets out to destroy organized crime in Gotham for good. The triumvirate proves effective, but soon find themselves prey to a rising criminal mastermind known as The Joker, who thrusts Gotham into anarchy and forces Batman closer to crossing the fine line between hero and vigilante. Heath Ledger stars as archvillain The Joker, and Aaron Eckhart plays Dent. Maggie Gyllenhaal joins the cast as Rachel Dawes. Returning from Batman Begins are Gary Oldman as Gordon, Michael Caine as Alfred and Morgan Freeman as Lucius Fox.

The Dark Knight Rises:

It has been eight years since Batman vanished into the night, turning, in that instant, from hero to fugitive. Assuming the blame for the death of D.A. Harvey Dent, the Dark Knight sacrificed everything for what he and Commissioner Gordon both hoped was the greater good. For a time the lie worked, as criminal activity in Gotham City was crushed under the weight of the anti-crime Dent Act. But everything will change with the arrival of a cunning cat burglar with a mysterious agenda. Far more dangerous, however, is the emergence of Bane, a masked terrorist whose ruthless plans for Gotham drive Bruce out of his self-imposed exile. But even if he dons the cape and cowl again, Batman may be no match for Bane.

7. Looper (+ UltraViolet Digital Copy)

Looper DVD UltraViolet Digital Copy Starring Joseph Gordon Levitt and Bruce Willis 2012List Price: $30.99
Price: $19.96
You Save: $20.99 (68%)

In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented – but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a ‘looper’ – a hired gun, like Joe (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) – is waiting to mop up. Joe is getting rich and life is good – until the day the mob decides to ‘close the loop,’ sending back Joe’s future self (Bruce Willis) for assassination. The film is written and directed by Rian Johnson and also stars Emily Blunt, Paul Dano, and Jeff Daniels.

8. Dredd [DVD + Digital Copy + UltraViolet]

Dredd DVD Digital Copy UltraViolet Starring Karl Urban and Lena Headey 2013List Price: $29.98
Price: $18.99
You Save: $10.99 (37%)

High octane sci-fi action movie with all-out, guns-blazing, bone-crushing, explosives-laden action. Based on the popular comic book character JUDGE DREDD.

The future America is an irradiated wasteland. On its East Coast lies Mega City One – a vast violent metropolis where criminals rule the chaotic streets. The only force of order lies with the urban cops called “Judges” who possess the combined powers of judge jury and instant executioner. The ultimate Judge Dredd (Karl Urban) is tasked with ridding the city of its latest scourge -a dangerous drug and the sadistic prostitute turned drug pusher who is using it to take over the city.

9. Magic Mike (DVD+UltraViolet Digital Copy)

Magic Mike DVD UltraViolet Digital Copy Starring Channing Tatum Alex Pettyfer Matthew McConaughey 2012List Price: $28.98
Price: $9.00
You Save: $19.98 (69%)

Academy Awardr-winning director Steven Soderbergh (“Traffic”) unveils the story of Mike (Channing Tatum), an entrepreneur with many talents and loads of charm. Mike spends his days pursuing the American Dream, from roofing houses and detailing cars to designing furniture at his Tampa beach condo. But at night.he’s just magic. The hot headliner in an all-male revue, Magic Mike has been rocking the stage at Club Xquisite for years with his original style and over-the-top dance moves. Magic Mike features the hottest cast of the year: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Cody Horn and Olivia Munn

10. The Bourne Legacy

The Bourne Legacy Starring Jeremy Renner Rachel Weisz Edward Norton and Joan Allen 2012List Price: $29.98
Price: $19.96
You Save: $10.02 (33%)

Sort of a sequel, not quite a reboot–The Bourne Legacy is not easy to peg as a follow-up to the original Matt Damon trilogy. Except for this: it’s a heckuva satisfying spy picture, an ingenious expansion on the Bourne universe that also meets the expectations of a multiplex title circa 2012. (Plenty of action to go with the espionage talk, in other words.) Jeremy Renner takes center stage as Aaron Cross, an agent groomed by the government program that also unleashed Jason Bourne, but with a few new wrinkles. Cross is busy training in Alaska when he’s caught in a tsunami of hurt, thus beginning a frantic search for answers that leads to a mad motorcycle chase through the streets of Manila. He picks up a partner in government doctor Marta Shearing, who is mighty confused herself after nearly being caught in a madman’s bloody rampage. She’s played by Rachel Weisz; like Renner, she lifts her character above the usual genre expectations. Kudos to writer-director Tony Gilroy, who scripted the other Bourne installments–he brings his knack for crafting intelligent, complicated stories and zingy dialogue to good use, while simultaneously announcing himself as a potential James Bond director. Two caveats: the movie’s timeline makes it slightly confusing to sort things out with the ending of The Bourne Ultimatum–at least on first viewing–and the ending itself sneaks up on us a little abruptly. But the movie’s a humdinger anyway: not exactly Bourne again, but something distinct to itself.

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Top 10 Best HD Television TVs 2012

Top 10 Best HD Television TVs 2012

1. Samsung 32-Inch LED HDTV 6. Sceptre 39-Inch LCD HDTV
2. Coby 32-Inch Slim-Bezel LED HDTV 7. TCL 55-Inch w/2-Year Warranty
3. VIZIO 60-inch Razor LED Smart HDTV 8. Sony BRAVIA 42-Inch HDTV
4. Haier 32-Inch LCD HDTV 9. Toshiba 40-Inch LCD HDTV
5. Panasonic VIERA 55-Inch 3D Plasma 10. Mitsubishi 82-Inch 3D DLP HDTV


1. Samsung UN32EH4003 32-Inch 720p 60Hz LED HDTV (Black)

Samsung UN32EH4003 32 Inch 720p 60Hz LED HDTVList Price: $419.99
Price: $277.99
You Save: $142.00 (34%)

  • HD LED Picture Quality
  • Clear Motion Rate 60
  • Wide Color Enhancement
  • ConnectShare Movie
  • TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 29.1-Inch x 19.6-Inch x 5-Inch, TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 29.1-Inch x 17.5-Inch x 3.7-Inch

With LED technology, the energy-efficient, Samsung Series 4 TV produces a
brilliant, clear picture. The Dolby Digital Plus/Dolby Pulse is an advanced
surround sound feature that optimizes the TV’s audio from connected devices. The
Wide Color Enhancer Plus features lets you see picture with vibrant,
natural-looking images.

2. Coby LEDTV3216 32-Inch 720p 60Hz Slim-Bezel LED HDTV (Black)

Coby LEDTV3216 32 Inch 720p 60Hz Slim Bezel LED HDTVList Price: $299.95
Price: $209.98
You Save: $89.97 (30%)

  • Energy efficient technology (standby power <0.5W)
  • Extended backlight life expectancy (30,000 hours)
  • Built-in digital TV tuner (ATSC/NTSC/QAM)
  • HDMI digital connection delivers perfect signal transmission
  • PC VGA connection for use as a computer monitor

The Coby LEDTV3216 32 Inch Class 720p LED High-Definition TV with new technology and a sleek minimalist design, is an energy-efficient way to enjoy your favorite shows. The LEDTV3216 features a brilliant 32inch widescreen for a premium viewing experience, with digital HDMI connection for crystal-clear picture in vibrant HD. Digital noise reduction, and integrated parental control also included. Features; Attractive super-slim profi le fi ts anywhere. Energy
efficient technology (standby power <0.5W). Extended backlight life expectancy (30,000 hours). Built-in digital TV tuner (ATSC/NTSC/QAM). HDMI digital connection delivers perfect signal transmission. PC VGA connection for
use as a computer monitor. Premium sound powered by SRS Labs. Digital noise reduction. V-chip parental control, Closed-Caption, and Electronic Program Guide support. Energy Star 5.3 compliant. Multi-language on-screen display.

3. VIZIO E601i-A3 60-inch 1080p 120Hz Razor LED Smart HDTV

VIZIO E601i A3 60 inch 1080p 120Hz Razor LED Smart HDTVList Price: $1,299.99
Price: $999.99
You Save: $300.00 (23%)

  • VIZIO Internet Apps – Instantly enjoy online movies, TV shows, music, apps and more
  • TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 54.13” x 33.51” x 11.02”, TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 54.13” x 31.68” x 1.94”
  • Slim frame design with ultra thin profile beautifully enhances any living space
  • 1080p Full HD resolution for a crystal-clear picture
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for easy internet access

This season, go big with VIZIO! The E-Series 60” Class LED Smart TV is shattering the mold in a way only VIZIO can, with high-quality design and picture at the best value. Enjoy crystal-clear action and eye-popping images in 1080p Full HD resolution with 120Hz refresh rate with smooth motion. A slim frame design with ultra thin profile makes this a stunning entertainment centerpiece in any living space. VIZIO Internet Apps® with built-in Wi-Fi gives you instant access to a world of streaming movies, TV shows, music, and more – all at the push of a button on the smart remote with keyboard. This 60″ Class LED Smart TV gives you more of what you love about TV with all the brilliant picture quality and world-class you’d expect from America’s #1 LCD HDTV Company. Ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with HDTVs” by JD Power.

4. Haier L32A2120 32-Inch 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV

Haier L32A2120 32 Inch 720p 60Hz LCD HDTVList Price: $379.99
Price: $199.00
You Save: $180.99 (48%)

  • 720p delivers high quality picture from this high-definition source
  • Integrated ATSC/NTSC/QAM Tuners and stereo speakers
  • Multiple A/V inputs, including HDMI and 1 Component
  • Music, photo, and video file playback via USB port

This 32″ flat screen LCD HDTV from Haier is the perfect centerpiece to your home entertainment center, offering user-friendly setup, polished looks, and exceptional ease-of-use. A 720p HD display offers stunning picture quality, and multiple AV inputs make connecting high definition devices like a Blu-ray player or game console easier than ever. This television comes with a sleek, removable stand and is also wall-mountable to suit your space, style, and preference. Hidden speakers, side panel controls, and a sleek removable stand complete the streamlined look of this black model.

5. Panasonic VIERA TC-P55ST50 55-Inch 1080p 600Hz Full HD 3D Plasma TV

Panasonic VIERA TC P55ST50 55 Inch 1080p 600Hz Full HD 3D Plasma TVPrice: $1,199.99

  • 55-Inch Plasma display, 960 Hz Clear Motion Rate
  • Infinite Black Pro Panel
  • Vera CONNECT (Wi-Fi Built-In with Web Browser)
  • TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 51-Inch x 30.5-Inch x 1.8-Inch, TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 51-Inch x 32.5-Inch x 14.1-Inch
  • 1 Year Manufacturer’s Warranty

The ST50 features VIERA Link, a technology that allows a consumer to operate all VIERA Link compatible AV components using only the TV’S remote control. Just point the VIERA remote at your TV, and the signal will travel over the HDMI wires to the right piece of equipment, whether it be your Panasonic Blu-ray or DVD player or Panasonic Home Cinema Surround System.

6. Sceptre X408BV-FHD 39-Inch 1080p 60HZ LCD HDTV (Black)

Sceptre X408BV FHD 39 Inch 1080p 60HZ LCD HDTVList Price: $499.99
Price: $299.99
You Save: $200.00 (40%)

  • Sleek & Slim 40 LCD Class (39-Inch Viewable) 1080P HDTV
  • 3 x HDMI Port, USB Port
  • ATSC/NTSC/Clear QAM
  • 60 Hz Refresh Rate
  • Wall mountable 200 x 200 VESA Standard

Sceptre 40-Inch Class LCD Full HDTV 39-Inch viewable (X408BV-FHD and X409BV-FHD) delivers top of the line picture and audio quality at an amazing value. This LCD HDTV features a sleek and slim look that will give your home a new feeling with its enchanted glossy black housing that shines elegantly throughout the room. The built-in ATSC/NTSC/QAM helps provide you with vivid and stunning images so you can watch it all day long. The marvelous screen with an ultra fast response time of 8ms and 60Hz refresh rate lets you watch your favorite shows and movies flicker free, a high resolution of 1920×1080 to help enhance the image to look crisper and sharper, and the amazing 90,000:1 dynamic contrast that automatically helps balance the images to look more vivid and lifelike. This TV also comes with a added bonuses of the 3 HDMI ports that lets you play all your high play any high-definition device with the eases of a single cord and the USB port that helps further expand the functionality, allowing users to listen to music and view digital pictures quickly and conveniently.

7. TCL LE55FHDF3300ZTA 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz LED HDTV with 2-Year Limited Warranty (Black)

TCL LE55FHDF3300ZTA 55 Inch 1080p 240Hz LED HDTV with 2 Year Limited WarrantyList Price: $1,099.99
Price: $748.99
You Save: $351.00 (32%)

  • Large screen viewing experience with 1080p 240hz LED picture quality
  • Stylish narrow bezel and glass base
  • Ample HD connections

Enjoy the ultimate viewing experience with the TCL 55-inch LE55FHDF3300 1080p 240-Hz LED backlight LCD HDTV. This stylish big-screen LED television with UTRA-THIN frame design and glass stand offers high-definition picture quality with incredible contrast and vibrancy with ample HD connections. Count on TCL LED backlit TVs to provide enhanced image rendering, color and sound. The perfect size for the living room; whether you’re watching regular programming, hosting movie night, cheering on a favorite team, or sharing your latest vacation photos, you’ll love how this high-definition LED television brings your media to life.

8. Sony BRAVIA KDL42EX440 42-Inch 1080p HDTV (Black)

Sony BRAVIA KDL42EX440 42 Inch 1080p HDTVPrice: $545.16

  • Full HD 1080p picture quality
  • Motion flow XR 120
  • Edge LED backlight and thin design
  • Clear Resolution Enhancer,Wall Mountable VESA: 300 x 300 mm
  • TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 38.75-Inch x 23.75-Inch x 3-Inch, TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 38.75-Inch x 25.375-Inch x 9.25-Inch

Introduce your home to the true beauty of Sony HD. With Full HD 1080p image detail and bright LED backlighting, this slim-profile TV is ideal for action movies, sports and video games. Everything moves naturally, with Motionflow XR 120 technology that delivers clear, realistic sports and movie action.  Capture fine detail and subtle textures not found on other televisions. With the Clear Resolution Enhancer, experience enhanced image clarity and heightened control over contrast and depth.

9. Toshiba 40E220U 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV (Black)

Toshiba 40E220U 40 Inch 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTVList Price: $449.99
Price: $379.99
You Save: $70.00 (16%)

  • TV without stand (Width x Height x Depth): 38.8” x 23.8” x 3.9”, TV with stand (Width x Height x Depth): 38.8” x 26.1” x 11.6”
  • TOSHIBA 40″ 1080P/60HZ LCD
  • Limited Warranty: 1 Year Parts & Labor
  • Built in ATSC, NTSC, QAM tuner
  • Wall Mountable: VESA 200 x 200 mm

Discover the height of HD entertainment and the finest in big screen value with the affordable 40″ E220U LCD HDTV, bringing you 1080p Full HD10 brilliance plus the assurance of Toshiba quality and reliability. With Toshiba you’ll get more than meets the eye. It includes Dynamic Picture Mode, offering enhanced color saturation and sharpness for a vivid picture right out of the box; advanced picture settings tailored for movies and games; and an energy-saving Auto Brightness Sensor to change brightness based on room lighting. Gaming Mode reduces frame delays between the display and controller and provides a timer that lets you set playing limits.

10. Mitsubishi WD-82742 82-Inch 3D DLP Home Cinema HDTV

Mitsubishi WD 82742 82 Inch 3D DLP Home Cinema HDTVList Price: $3,099.00
Price: $1,899.99
You Save: $1,199.01 (39%)

  • Stream TV Internet Media, 3DTV
  • iPhone/itouch/iPad remote control app
  • Built in 3D emitter
  • Advanced Video Calibration
  • Wireless Internet Ready (Optional Adapter)

With picture performance that outpaces today’s smaller flat panels, Mitsubishi 742 Series 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs offer a larger than life, intensely vivid 2D and fully immersive 3D viewing experience. In huge 73″, 82″ and 92″ Class screen sizes, Mitsubishi 3D DLP Home Cinema TVs deliver incredible picture performance at an exceptional value, and completely define the large screen 3D entertainment category. With the world’s largest 3D HDTV’s for the home, Mitsubishi’s 1080p DLP Home Cinema HDTV’s offer many times the viewing area of smaller screen flat panel TV’s. A 92″ Class Mitsubishi Home Cinema HDTV has 4 times more picture than a 46″ Class set. And DLP technology is up to 1,000 times faster than LCD technology–providing for a more realistic, sharper 2D and 3D viewing experience. Mitsubishi DLP Home Cinema HDTV’s are simply the best option for enjoying 3D content in the home.

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Top 10 Best Sound Bars December 2012

Top 10 Best Sound Bars December 2012

Add unsurpassed high-tech soundbar audio to your HD viewing experience

1. Samsung HW-E450 Wireless AirTrack Sound Bar 6. Sony HTCT260 Sound Bar Theater System
2. Sony HT-CT150 3D Sound Bar System 7. Sony HTCT550W 3D Sound Bar Theater System
3. Boston Acoustics TVee Model 25 Soundbar 8. Philips SoundBar Home Cinema Speakers
4. Yamaha YAS-101BL Front Surround System 9. VIZIO VSB200 Universal HD Sound Bar
5. Maxell SSB-1 Maxsound Soundbar 10. Pinnacle Speakers S-BAR 3509 9-Element


1. Samsung HW-E450 Wireless AirTrack Sound Bar

Price: $229.99

  • Slim design matching with 40 inch TVs
  • Wireless solution with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Surround and 3D Depth sound

3D sound for your 3D viewing environment. Samsung’s sound processing technology combines its latest advancements in sound, 3D depth, and vertical and horizontal surround to deliver a more realistic 3D experience. Eliminate the need to use two cable connections. Instead, all you need is one HDMI connection between your sound bar and TV. Audio will be sent between your TV and sound bar (from connected external devices) using the same HDMI cable.

40 Inch Wireless AirTrack with built-in woofer.Total Power: 280W = 80W x 2 + 120W.What’s in the box : AudioBar (HW-E450), Wireless powered subwoofer (PS-WE450), Remote control (AH59-02434A), 2 “AAA” batteries, Wall-mount bracket, 7 inch USB extension cable (with a male USB type-A connector on one end and a female USB type-A connector on other end), 5′ Stereo mini-to-RCA cable, Large ferrite core, 2 Small ferrite cores, User Manual, Quick Setup Guide and Online Product Registration information.Power Consumption: Stand-by Power Consumption: 0.45W , Operating Power Consumption, Main : 25.9W / Subwoofer: 20W and Main: Single Voltage (220V) / Subwoofer: Free Voltage.Subwoofer Dimension : 6.9 x 14.3 x 11.6 Inches.

2. Sony HT-CT150 3D Sound Bar System

List Price: $299.99
Price: $188.00
You Save: $111.99 (37%)

  • HDMI Repeater for simplified audio and video signal transfer
  • 3D HDMI pass-through
  • Audio Return Channel uses just one cable for TV audio
  • Power Requirements 120 V AC 60 Hz

Add room-filling sound to your TV viewing experience. This 3D sound bar delivers immersive audio without running wires across the room or setting up extra speakers, so you can complete your 3D home entertainment experience with simple, yet powerful surround sound. The HT-CT150 32″ 3D sound bar home theater system features 3D compatibility and can also be turned into your entertainment hub by connecting multiple HD or 3D devices using a single HDMI cable per device (sold separately). In addition to the latest audio decoding technology, this beautifully sleek sound bar can be easily mounted directly to select BRAVIA TVs, hung on your wall, or placed separately on a shelf.

3. Boston Acoustics TVee Model 25 Sound System with Sleek Soundbar and Wireless Subwoofer (Black)

List Price: $349.99
Price: $169.99
You Save: $180.00 (51%)

  • Simple one-wire hookup for analog or digital input.
  • Simple remote control learning function – no new remote!
  • Dual 1.5″ x 6″ HHRT drivers, potent 6.5″ wireless subwoofer in a vented enclosure. 150 Watts peak system power.
  • Optical digital input and Dolby Digital decoding . Digitally Optimized Virtual Surround mode for fantastic movie and TV experience
  • Inputs: 1 optical Dolby Digital, 1 RCA stereo, 1 3.5mm mini plug stereo

Adding a TVee Model 25 to a flat panel television is the easiest way to improve your viewing experience. It delivers legendary Boston Acoustics sound complimenting HD picture quality. Whether you’re watching sports, playing games, or just relaxing to your favorite playlist-TVee brings every tackle, every sound, and every note to life with clarity and impact. The TVee Model 25 is a “2.1” system consisting of a sleek sound bar and wireless subwoofer that work together seamlessly. The system packs 150-watts total power (peak) in a compact, easy to install and use system. Installation is simple, with just one cable (either digital or analog) connection between the sound bar and your TV. Just plug the subwoofer power cord in and it automatically connects wirelessly to the sound bar system. It’s just as easy to use because the TVee Model 25 doesn’t require an additional remote control. It learns the basic commands of whatever remote control you use; your TV, cable box or satellite box remote. The TVee Model 25 sounds great thanks to leading edge technology. Its optical digital input features Dolby Digital decoding and the Virtual Surround mode is Digitally Optimized for improved performance. It even has selectable Movie and Music listening modes to optimize the system for viewing or music playback. The TVee Model 25 is classic Boston Acoustics. Every component is engineered to meet the highest performance standards. Of course, performance is only one measure of value. So Boston is careful to build all its products with strict attention to everything from the choice of materials to the details of fit and finish. It’s how Boston has been exceeding the expectations of serious listeners for over thirty years.

4. Yamaha YAS-101BL Front Surround System, Piano Black

List Price: $299.95
Price: $225.00
You Save: $74.95 (25%)

  • Slim, low-profile, one-body design allows positioning in front of a TV
  • AIR SURROUND XTREME delivers 7.1-channel surround sound
  • UniVolume keeps programs and commercials at the same volume level
  • Learning function enables operation from the TV remote control
  • Audio Delay Control (Lip Sync) adjusts discrepancies between picture and vocals

The Yamaha YAS-101 is a single speaker home theater Soundbar system with a built-in powerful subwoofer. With easy setup, stylish design, and luxuriously rich surround sound, this soundbar takes video enjoyment to a new level. This powerful sound bar system is designed with a focus on simplicity and elegance. This system is meant to be visually appreciated, it conveys the impression of fine Yamaha fine sound quality. Glossy and beautiful, the elegance and sophistication of the YAS-101 emanate from its polished black surface, not giving a feeling of its size and perfectly harmonizing with any interior. The front is beautifully designed with a gentle curve. This stylish one-bar speaker system provides the impressionable surround sound to fill all parts of your room.

5. Maxell SSB-1 Maxsound Soundbar Tabletop Speaker w/ Built-in Subwoofer (High Gloss Finish)

List Price: $129.99
Price: $51.85
You Save: $78.14 (60%)

  • 2.1 Channel / 30w
  • Bring your movies and music to life with a built-in subwoofer and two dynamic stereo speakers
  • Ideal design for flat panel televisions – holds up to 55 lbs.
  • Use on any flat surface – no wall mounting necessary
  • Works with iPod, iPhone, iPad, TV & MP3 players

The Maxell maxsound Soundbar is a tabletop speaker with built-in subwoofer with a sleek design that works with iPod, iPhone, iPad, TV & MP3players. If your television has a headphone port, you are able to plug the soundbar into that and control the volume through the TV remote. It’s so strong that you can even set a flat screen television up to 55lbs on top of it. The soundbar can be used on any flat surface – no wall mounting is necessary. With 2.1 / 30w you can bring your movies and music to life. Package contents include AC power cable, one 3.5mm to 3.5mm cable, one 3.5mm to RCA cable, a remote control and user’s manual.

6. Sony HTCT260 Sound Bar Home Theater System

Price: $297.76

  • 2.1 Channel; 300W (85W x 2 + 130W) Sound bar
  • Wireless Subwoofer: place it anywhere in your room
  • S-Force pro front surround sound
  • Wirelessly stream music from bluetooth enabled devices
  • Perfect fit for a 40 inch or larger HDTV

Bring incredible sound and heart pounding bass to your living room. Its wireless subwoofer makes setup a breeze while built-in Bluetooth delivers easy access to your music. With a Digital Optical cable (included) it easily connects to your HDTV, and its unique design delivers an optimal sound experience no matter where it’s placed. Bring your TV experience to life with exceptional audio marked by rich, natural sound with incredible clarity and definition in a compact, stylish design.

Hexagon design allows you to easily and conveniently position the sound bar for the optimal listening experience.

Sony’s S-Force PRO FRONT SURROUND sound technology delivers a powerful surround sound effect without the need to connect multiple speakers throughout the room.

7. Sony HTCT550W 3D Sound Bar Home Theater System with Wireless Subwoofer

List Price: $399.99
Price: $328.00
You Save: $71.99 (18%)

  • 2.1 ch 400W6 simulated surround sound system for 40″ and above HDTV
  • Wireless active subwoofer for flexible placement
  • Three HDMI inputs: single-cable AV connections
  • HDMI Repeater with 3D pass-through
  • Dolby TrueHD and dts HD enhanced audio codecs

Experience powerful sound and an easy-to-place wireless subwoofer with the Sony HTCT550W 3D Sound Bar Home Theater System. Three HDMI inputs offer flexibility and future-proof with 3D pass-through. Easy operating features include BRAVIA Sync unified control and BRAVIA Widget on-screen interface with compatible Sony televisions. Also included are HDMI standby pass-through and Audio Return Channel. Powerful sound and an easy-to-place wireless subwoofer distinguish the Sony HT-CT550 sound bar. Three HDMI inputs offer flexibility and future-proof with 3D pass-through. Easy operating features include BRAVIA Sync unified control3 and BRAVIA Widget4 on-screen interface with compatible Sony televisions. HDMI standby pass-through and Audio Return Channel1 are also included.what’s in the box: Sony HT-CT550W0 40 Inch 3D Sound Bar System, Remote Control: (RM-AAU113), Receiver (STR-CT550WT), FM Wire Antenna (aerial), Operating Instructions, Subwoofer (SA-WCT550W), 8.2 feet (2.5 m) Digital Optical Cord for TV, Speaker (SS-CT550W), 4 x Speaker Foot Pads, Wireless Transceivers (EZW-RT50), 2 x AA Batteries and 1 Year Parts & Labor Warranty.

8. Philips CSS2123B/F7 SoundBar Home Cinema Speakers (Pair)

List Price: $129.99
Price: $88.88
You Save: $41.11 (32%)

  • 2 Dedicated Tweeters
  • DoubleBASS
  • Ultra Compact
  • Virtual Surround Sound
  • Low Profile to easily fit in front of your TV

Experience movies, sports, and TV shows in virtual surround sound with the SoundBar Home Cinema Speakers from Philips. Featuring a compact soundbar designed to sit in front of your TV and a subwoofer, this system can be used with DVD players, gaming consoles, and other devices. It also has a Music iLink jack for your iPod, iPhone, iPad, MP3 player, or laptop. Virtual surround sound technology delivers superb audio, while DoubleBASS re-creates the deepest bass tones. The SoundBar Home Cinema Speakers greatly enhance sound on your TV for any source input or content. Soundbar, subwoofer, remote control with battery, power cord, quick start guide, and warranty information. Philips CSS2123 Powerful and Compact Soundbar.Power supply: 110V, 50/60 Hz.

9. VIZIO VSB200 Universal HD Sound Bar

Price: $134.99

  • High-performance 32-bit 150MHz DSP audio engine
  • Impressive Sound Pressure Level measuring 98dB SPL max @ 1M
  • Advanced 24-bit linear PCM to PWM engine with integrated thermal, over-current, over voltage, over current protection
  • Latest virtualization and volume leveling technology from SRS Labs
  • SRS TruSurround HD virtual surround
  • DIMENSIONS ,Length: 39-5/8-Inch,Depth 4.26-Inch deep,Height: 4.67-Inch with stand, 3.69-Inch without stand
  • Latest Virtualization & Volume Leveling Technology from SRS Labs, SRS TruSurround HD virtual surround

Designed for home theater enthusiasts, this Sound Bar includes cutting edge sound technologies such as SRS TruSurroundHD for an enveloping sound experience and features such as four 3” high efficiency hand built mid/bass transducers and two 3/4” high performance aluminum dome neodymium tweeters. The VSB200 is the perfect addition to your home theater and will give you the HD sound experience you’ve always desired. Plus, the VIZIO Sound Bar boasts the lasted virtualization and volume leveling technology from SRS Labs, for bringing the ultimate in HD sound right to your home theater.

10. Pinnacle Speakers S-BAR 3509 9-Element Speaker Bar Ideal for TVs 35-Inch and Up (Black)

List Price: $699.99
Price: $249.99
You Save: $450.00 (64%)

  • Space-saving 9-element unique Speaker Bar design Ideal for Flat Panel TVs 42″ and larger
  • Non-resonant, stylish curved sidewall cabinetry
  • Includes Slide FitTM wall bracket for horizontal mounting and threaded inserts that accept after market pivot bracket wall mounts
  • Built in automatic overload protection circuit prevents blowouts
  • Video shielded to allow placement near TV without interference, Gold plated binding posts for a high quality and secure connection, Built in automatic overload protection circuit prevents blowouts
  • Includes Slide Fit wall bracket for horizontal mounting and threaded inserts that accept after market pivot bracket wall mounts

The S-BAR 3509 is a 9-Driver slim line SPEAKER BAR ideal for 35″ & up Flat Panel TVs, with all 3 front channels, left, center and right, in 1 sleek enclosure. Non-resonant construction means you can play the speaker as loud as you wish without vibration (resonance) from the cabinet. Pinnacle was the first company to develop the SPEAKER BAR concept and continues to stand by its innovative design with a stellar 10 year warranty, the industry’s longest. Designed and manufactured in the USA. Family Owned and Operated. For over 30 years, Pinnacle Speakers has been synonymous with superior performance and value and is relied upon by thousands of professional custom home installers as their speaker of choice. Pinnacle products have been installed in millions of households and now their tradition of excellence is available directly to you. All Pinnacle speakers are designed in their state-of-the-art research facility in Massachusetts and most Pinnacle products are assembled at their factory in New York.

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Top 10 Best DVD Recorders October 2012

Top 10 Best DVD Recorders October 2012

1. Toshiba DR430 DVD Recorder 6. Magnavox MDR537H 1 TB DVD Recorder
2. Sony VRDMC6 DVDirect DVD Burner 7. Toshiba DVR620 DVD/VHS Recorder
3. Magnavox ZC320MW8 DVD Recorder 8. Magnavox ZV427MG9 DVDR & Hi-Fi VCR
4. Toshiba DR430 1080p Upconversion 9. Fisher DVD Recorder w/MP3 & JPEG
5. LG Code Free Multi Region Recorder 10. MAGNAVOX MDR513H/F7 HDD & DVDR


1. Toshiba DR430 DVD Recorder (Black)

List Price: $119.99
Price: $92.89
You Save: $27.10 (23%)

  • Video up conversion up to 1080p resolution via HDMI
  • Tunerless Single Disc DVD Recorder
  • USB Terminal
  • Dual Format Recording
  • 1 Year and 90 days Labor warranty

With the DR430, converting and archiving your favorite home movies to DVD is simple. You can also experience your DVD movie collection in near HD quality with the DR430’s 1080p up conversion via HDMI. Video up conversion up to 1080p resolution via HDMI takes your current DVDs to a new level, for an amazing viewing experience on today’s HDTVs. One Touch Recording makes recording your favorite show simple. Just connect the DR430 to your cable or satellite box and you are set to record with the push of one button . Multi-format recording and playback provides the utmost in recording media convenience with compatibility with the most popular formats (DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW). Auto Finalize simplifies the recording process by automatically finalizing your recording for playback on standard DVD players. HDMI-CEC makes controlling multiple components easy. Just connect your recorder to other compatible devices using an HDMI cable, and then control them using one remote, no additional programming or setup required! Front DV Input makes it easy to save your precious memories from your camcorder to DVD. Simultaneous Playback and Recording: You can play back a recorded title during current recording or the timer recording on the same disc.

2. Sony VRDMC6 DVDirect Compact Size DVD Burner with AVCHD Recording

List Price: $199.99
Price: $182.45
You Save: $17.54 (9%)

  • Transfer Home movies and digital photos to DVD
  • Record HD video from Sony AVCHD HDD/MS Handycam Camcorders
  • Record digital photos as a slideshow or for storage
  • Connect to any compatible camcorder, VCR or DVR
  • 4:3 Full Screen and 16:9 Wide Screen support

Transfer home movies and digital pictures to DVD, quickly and easily without a PC. Connect with virtually any camcorder, VCR, even DVR for recording video DVDs playable in standard DVD players. Built in slots accept the 5 most common memory cards for recording digital pictures to DVD as a slideshow or for photo storage. Record high definition AVCHD video from Sony HDD or Memory Stick Handycam camcorders to DVD playable in Blu-ray Disc compatible devices. In The Box – DVD Recorder (VRD-MC6); AC Adaptor; AC Power Cord; Warranty Card; Manual.

3. Magnavox ZC320MW8 DVD Recorder

Price: $99.99

  • Records on DVD +R/+RW & -R/-RW
  • Progreesive Scan
  • Compatible Speed x2 to x16 DVD+R/DVD-R
  • Component Video Output
  • S-Video Output/Digital Audio Out (Coaxial)

The perfect DVD Recorder for any set-top box with line-in recording from cable/satellite boxes.

4. Toshiba DR430 1080p Upconversion Progressive Scan DVD±RW Recorder w/USB & HDMI (Black)

Price: $109.99

  • This unit does not include a built-in tuner. An external tuner is required to record television programming.
  • Toshiba DR430 1080p Upconversion DVD RW Recorder General Features: Black color
  • Multi-format DVD recording and playback 1080p Upconversion via HDMI port One-touch timer recording
  • Record up to 12 programs within a month in advance DV dubbing Front DV Input
  • Create chapters at fixed intervals Progressive scan system (switchable On/Off mode)
  • Theater surround sound when connected to speakers compatible with Dolby Digital or DTS

Record your favorite home movies to DVD and enhance them in the process with this Toshiba DR430 DVD RW Recorder! This black DVD recorder supports recording and playback of DVD R and DVD RW discs with the ability to upconvert resolution up to 1080p via the HDMI connection. Turn on the selective progressive scan mode for higher image resolution and less image flickering during playback, too. The built-in USB port allows you to get quick access to JPEG and MP3 files!With an external TV tuner (not included), you can even record TV programs from your cable box or satellite receiver. Set it and forget it! This versatile recorder lets you schedule up to 12 programs to record within a month in advance! Plus, you can easily dub the footage from your digital camcorder directly to DVD with the convenient front panel DV connection. In addition to DVD recording, the DR430 plays JPEG and MP3 files on CD-RW/R discs. Share memories in life-like quality by pairing your HDTV with this 1080 Upconverting Toshiba DR430 DVD RW Recorder.

5. LG RH1777 80 GB Code Free Multi Region DVD Recorder 110-240 Volts for World Wide Use.

Price: $279.99

  • DVD-RAM, DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD+R, DVD+RW, DivX, XviD, MP3, WMA, JPEG
  • Plays PAL/NTSC Disc on a PAL TV, NTSC Disc on NTSC TV (Plays PAL disc on NTSC with optional video converter)
  • Composite x 1, S-Video x 1, Component x 1, Analog Audio x 1, Digital Audio Coaxial x 1, Digital Audio Optical x 1, RF x 1
  • S-Video Input, iLINK DV Input
  • PAL B/G, I, D/K TV Tuner (No NTSC Tuner)

Designed for PAL European and Asian TVs / Use where applicable / Not imported by LG USA / Does not carry a LG USA Warranty

6. Magnavox MDR537H 1 TB DVD Recorder/HDD with Digital Tuner (Black)

Price: $332.61

  • Records up to 1252 hours of contents onto 1TB HDD
  • 4-Way Dubbing (HDD->DVD, DVD->HDD, DV->HDD, DV->DVD)
  • Watch, Forward, Rewind or Freeze Live TV while Recording
  • 1080p Up-Conversion
  • HDMI Output

Magnavox MDR537H 1 TB DVD Recorder/HDD with Digital Tuner (Black) 1TB HDD&DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner

7. Toshiba DVR620 DVD/VHS Recorder, Black

List Price: $237.99
Price: $192.42
You Save: $45.57 (19%)

Have both VCR and DVD recording and playback options without the clutter. The versatile DVR620 takes the fuss out of saving your videotapes to DVD and enhances DVD picture quality to near HD with 1080p up conversion via HDMI. Remote included. Plays DVDs from region 1.

8. Magnavox ZV427MG9 DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording.

List Price: $299.99
Price: $193.48
You Save: $106.51 (36%)

  • 1080 Up-Conversion, Progressive Scan Video Out, No Tuner
  • Five Speed for up to 6-Hours Recording
  • Dolby Digital Stream Out, 2-Way Dubbing (VCR->DVD, DVD->VCR)
  • Satellite Link Recording, S-Video Input / Output, HDMI Output

Magnavox ZV427MG9 DVD Recorder & 4-Head Hi-Fi VCR with Line-In Recording.

9. Fisher DVRF500 DVD Recorder with MP3 and JPEG Playback

List Price: $249.99
Price: $149.99
You Save: $100.00 (40%)

  • Slim profile DVD recorder
  • Records onto DVD+R/RW discs; DVD-R/RW, MP3 CD, Photo CD playback
  • Program up to 15 recordings from your TV at one time
  • 1 composite in, 1 composite out, 1 component out, 1 S-Video out
  • Includes full-function remote control

If you are looking for a basic but solid DVD player and recorder at an affordable price, you need look no farther than the Fisher DVR-F500 Slim Style DVD Recorder. With its slim design, the DVR-F500 measures only 59-millimeters high and complements any home entertainment system. Easily record your own DVDs onto DVD+R/+RW discs, or play multiple forms of media from DVD-R/RW discs to MP3 CDs or photo CDs. The DVR-F500 includes a one-touch timer record that allows up to 15 programs for up to one year. This unit has S-video out, composite and component out capabilities, as well as composite video in and optical and coaxial digital-audio out functionality. With features such as screen saver and parental lock functions, as well as an easy-to-use graphic user interface, the DVR-F500 is a great little DVD recorder for your in-home use and comes with its own full-function remote control.

10. MAGNAVOX MDR513H/F7 HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner, Black

Price: $349.00

  • Records up to 387hrs onto 320GB HDD
  • it has 1080p Up conversion
  • It has 4 Way Dubbing (HDD->DVD, DVD->HDD, DV->HDD, DV-> DVD)
  • It has HDMI Output
  • Built-in ATSC/NTSC Tuner (SD Output)

HDD and DVD Recorder with Digital Tuner.Input/Output Connectors: Analog : 2x 2-Channel Audio (RCA), 1x Component Video, 1x Composite Video, 3x S-Video, 1x Analog RF.Digital: 1x HDMI, 1x Digital Coaxial Audio,1x Firewire.With the MDR513H/F7, you could potentially record a TV show to the hard drive, keep it there and delete commercials with the editing features, then save it to a DVD or simply keep it on the hard drive. For convenience purposes it has one-touch recording (OTR)and 1-button dubbing. There are six recording modes with record times from 64-387 minutes on HDD and 60-360 minutes on disc.

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Top 10 Best Surround Sound Systems 2012

Top 10 Best Surround Sound Systems 2012

1. Onkyo 5.1-Channel Home Theater Package 6. Yamaha Complete 5.1-Channel System
2. Panasonic 3D Blu-Ray 5.1 Surround Sound 7. LG 1000W 3D Blu-ray Theater System
3. Samsung 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray 8. Boston Acoustics Compact Home Theater
4. Bose® CineMate® Series II Digital 9. Sony HTSS380 3D Home Theater System
5. Sony BRAVIA Home Theater System 10. RCA 300W Blu-ray Home Theater System


1. Onkyo HT-S3500 5.1-Channel Home Theater Speaker/Receiver Package

List Price: $399.00
Price: $268.00
You Save: $131.00 (33%)

  • 4 HDMI Inputs and 1 output with support for 3D and Audio Return Channel
  • WRAT Amplifier Technology,2-Year Warranty
  • Direct Digital Connection of iPod®/iPhone® via Front USB Port
  • Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Easy Settings Change with On Screen Display via HDMI

Welcome to Immersive, Affordable and Complete Home Theater. For small- to medium-sized rooms, you can’t go past the well-balanced and affordable HT-S3500 home theater package. Newly equipped with Onkyo’s WRAT (Wide Range Amplifier Technology), the AVR and six-speaker set will surprise and delight with audio performance you would expect from a more expensive system. The package is easy to set up right out of the box, thanks to the intuitive HDMI®-overlaid On-Screen Display and wall-mountable speakers. Four HDMI inputs provide connectivity for BD players and gaming consoles, and there’s an Audio Return Channel to send TV audio through the receiver. Plug your iPod®/iPhone® into the front-panel USB and enjoy clear, powerful sound with an inbuilt optimizer enhancing the quality of compressed digital music. The AVR decodes Dolby® TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio™, and is ready for 3D games and movies. Perfect for replacing an aging system, or for your first foray into the world of home theater, the package is rounded out with a subwoofer to boost bottom-end sound.Power Output Front: 110W/Channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1%, 1 channel driven, FTC), Center: 110W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1%, 1 channel driven, FTC), Surround L/R: 110W/Channel (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 1%, 1 channel driven, FTC).Power Requirements: AC 120 V, 60Hz.What’s in the box: Onkyo HT-S3500 Home Theater Package, Remote Control, 2 x Front Speakers, Center Speaker, 2 x Surround Speakers, Subwoofer and 2-Year Warranty.

2. Panasonic SC-BTT490 3D Blu-Ray Disc 5.1 Surround Sound Home Theater System

Price: $389.00

  • Stainless Mesh Front Tallboy Speakers
  • Wi-Fi Built-In, Universal iPod Dock
  • HDMI Input x2/ x1Output

Panasonic Blu-ray Disc home theaters have been developed under the concept of reproducing an ideal theater-like surround sound environment. The SC-BTT490 employs advanced technologies to reproduce clearer, enhanced theater-like surround sound to skillfully match high-quality 3D imagery. It features a down firing subwoofer and Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc playback. The integration of smart networking functions including Smartphone remote control, DLNA, Wireless LAN, digital music connection for iPod/iPhone and VIERA Connect complements traditional home entertainment for an enriched, user-friendly audio/video experience. The BTT490 is equipped with two HDMI inputs in addition to one HDMI output for gaming consoles and set-top box connections and allows signals from connected devices to pass through the unit even when the home theater system is turned off.

3. Samsung HT-E5500W HTIB 5.1 Channel 3D Blu-ray 1000-Watt Home Theater System

Price: $375.79

  • 1000 Watts
  • 3D Blu-ray
  • Built-in Wifi
  • Wireless rear speakers
  • Web broswer

With the power of this 5.1 channel, 1000-watt home theater, you can also enjoy Samsung’s crystal amp plus technology. With crystal amp plus, HD quality sound is added to your 3D experience, filtering sound sources twice to minimize distortion and produce crystal-clear sound. Built-in WiFi allows you to browse the web right on the big screen without a wired connection. Wireless rear speakers are also included.

4. Bose® CineMate® Series II Digital Home Theater Speaker System

Price: $599.00

A 2.1-channel home theater speaker system with redesigned Articulated Array® speakers and improved digital acoustic performance

  • Designed for use with your TV
  • Sleek, four-button remote controls CineMate system
  • Simplified setup, with only a few connections to make

The Bose® CineMate II speaker system provides high-quality home theater sound to get more from your HDTV experience. Just two compact speakers and a hideaway Acoustimass® module deliver sweeping cinematic sound that puts you in the middle of your movies, games and sports. Proprietary TrueSpace® technology enables this immersive performance–without immersing you in equipment. There are no rear or center speakers, eliminating much of the wiring of traditional 5-speaker systems. Just connect the system right to your TV and control basic functions with a simple four-button remote.

5. Sony BRAVIA DAV-DZ170 Home Theater System

List Price: $249.99
Price: $198.00
You Save: $51.99 (21%)

  • 1000 watts of 5.1-channel surround sound
  • DVD upscaling to near-HD picture quality via HDMI
  • BRAVIA Sync controls compatible devices with just one remote
  • Digital Cinema Audio Calibration for quick speaker set-up
  • Easy Setup Disc is included to guide you through the setup process
  • 1000 watt (167×5+165 3ohm, 1kHz, 10%THD) 5.1 channel surround sound
  • BRAVIA Sync controls compatible devices w/ one remote2
  • DVD upscaling to near HD picture quality via HDMI 1
  • Easy Set-up Disc is included to guide you through the set-up process

Add the cinematic thrill of surround sound to your TV viewing experience with this 5.1-channel BRAVIA theater system. Fusing style with performance, this 5.1-channel surround sound system features a built-in DVD player and 1000 watts of home theater power. You can also connect your iPod or other digital music player via the front USB port. In addition to Digital Cinema Auto Calibration which optimizes speaker placement in just 30 seconds, you can use the HDMI interface to upscale your DVD media to near-1080p quality.

6. Yamaha YHT-695BL Complete 5.1-Channel Home Theater System

List Price: $699.95
Price: $449.95
You Save: $250.00 (36%)

  • Automatic Speaker setup with YPAO optimization.
  • Front panel USB
  • Compressed Music Enhancer improves playback of your digital music library
  • Includes a RX-V471BL AV Receiver and NS-AP6500BL speaker package with 10″ 100W sub

The Yamaha YHT-695BL is a powerful system for use with Blu-ray players and flat panel displays, featuring a 105W 5-channel AV Receiver with HD Audio decoding, 1080p-compatible HDMI with 3D and Audio Return Channel. iPod/iPhone and Bluetooth compatibility, 4 SCENE buttons for easy control with 5-channel speaker package and 10″ 100W Subwoofer.

7. LG BH6820SW 1000W 3D Blu-ray Home Theater System with Smart TV and Wireless Rear Speakers

Price: $318.00

  • LG Smart TV offers a revolutionary, easy way to access limitless content, thousands of movies, customizable apps, and view video from the web all set up in a simple to use interface.
  • Installation placement is simple and speaker wire management is reduced with the wireless rear speakers.
  • Cut loose from messy wires. Integrated Wi-Fi connectivity allows you take advantage of Internet Entertainment Access from any available Wi-Fi connection, anywhere in its range.

What good is all the entertainment in the world if you can’t find what you want quickly and easily? An intuitive, easy way to access limitless content, thousands of movies, customizable apps, and videos all organized in a simple to use interface. The LG Smart TV experience: the next generation in entertainment. With Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D you can enjoy all the latest movies in full 1080p picture resolution. Perfect for playing all your 3D or 2D Blu-ray and DVD movies. Better yet, our line of Blu-ray Disc Players upscales existing DVDs to near HD quality. Less clutter. More possibilities. Cut loose from messy wires. Integrated Wi-Fi Connectivity allows you to take advantage of Internet Entertainment Access from any available Wi-Fi connection, anywhere in its range.

8. Boston Acoustics SNDWRESHTSB Compact Home Theater System – High Gloss Finish (Black)

List Price: $799.99
Price: $299.88
You Save: $500.11 (63%)

  • Small speakers provide big, high-performance sound
  • BassTrac circuitry for deep, powerful, room-filling bass
  • Included wall brackets can be positioned at almost any angle
  • Durable high-gloss feature for a modern look
  • Easy-guide wire channels for fast hook-up

Get powerful, room-filling sound from a compact package with the Boston Acoustics SoundWare S Home Theater Speakers. This 5.1 surround sound system includes five two-way satellite speakers and a high-performance subwoofer that let you take advantage of high-definition movie soundtracks and music. You’ll enjoy clear highs and deep, satisfying bass in a small, stylish package that suits any space.

The SoundWare S Home Theater System is a compact 5.1 speaker package that brings a new level of style and substance to the fast-growing surround sound home entertainment category. The speaker system provides rich, room-filling surround sound, while complementing virtually any décor in a stylish yet subtle manner. The system’s five compact, high gloss SoundWare S satellites are real two-way speakers, each features a high-performance 3 1/2-inch (89mm) woofer and a 3/4-inch (19mm) tweeter. The contoured-rectangle subwoofer features a 200-watt (300watts peak) amplifier and 10-inch (254mm) DCD driver. Wall brackets are included for easy installation of all five satellite speakers. To create a complete home theater system, use the SoundWare S Home Theater Speakers with an AV receiver, Blu-ray or DVD Player, and your TV.

9. Sony HTSS380 3D Home Theater System

List Price: $349.99
Price: $249.00
You Save: $100.99 (29%)

  • 1000 watt 5.1 channel surround sound (167 W x5 + 165 W)
  • Three HDMI inputs: single-cable High-Definition AV connections
  • HDMI Repeater with 3D pass-through
  • iPod/iPhone dock1 for video, music and photos
  • BRAVIA Widget unified on-screen interface

Complete your entertainment with 5.1 channels of audio and included iPod/iPhone dock1. Sony’s HT-SS380 system delivers a soul-satisfying 1000 Watts of power5. You’re ready for the future with connections for three HDMI sources including 3D pass-through and Audio Return Channel3. The system even matches the design of BRAVIA televisions and Sony BD players.

10. RCA RTB1016 300W Blu-ray Home Theater System

List Price: $199.99
Price: $172.90
You Save: $27.09 (14%)

  • Blu-ray player – Blu-ray Disc playback in 1080p
  • Stream Netflix movies and Listen to Pandora Internet Radio
  • 300 watts total power with AUX audio input and analog video outputs
  • BD-Live – profile 2.0 enables additional content via internet connection
  • HDMI output – HDMI V1.3 outputting 1080p video

Indulge in the wonders of home entertainment in Blu-ray technology with the RCA RTB1016 Blu-ray Home Theater System. Enjoy watching your favorite movies from your HDTV, Satellite, or Cable Box in 1080p resolution. This RCA home theater can accommodate straming services, such as Netflix, Pandora Internet Radio, and more. It features Ethernet, USB ports, HDMI connectivity, and BD-Live, which provide system flexibility and an enhanced multimedia experience. Journey into immersive multimedia with the RCA RTB1016 Blu-ray Home Theater System.

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Top 10 Best TV Shows on DVD August 2012

Top 10 Best TV Shows on DVD August 2012

Forget channel surfing and dealing with commercials. Watch the your favorite shows uninterrupted.

1. Breaking Bad: Fourth Season 6. True Blood: The Complete Fourth Season
2. Downton Abbey Season 2 Unedited Version 7. Leverage: The Fourth Season
3. MacGyver – The Complete Series 8. Eureka: Season Five
4. Sherlock: Season Two 9. White Collar: Season Three
5. Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season 10. Damages: The Complete Fourth Season

1. Breaking Bad: The Complete Fourth Season

List Price: $59.99
Price: $29.32
You Save: $26.67 (48%)

The first murder happens barely five minutes into the episode that opens this fourth season of Breaking Bad. There will be many others. That’s no surprise; this show didn’t become one of the most highly acclaimed TV series of its time because of its light, frothy tone, and central character Walter White (multiple Emmy winner Bryan Cranston) won’t remind anyone of Grandpa Walton. Those who watched the first three seasons will be familiar with Walt’s story by now: a former chemistry teacher, he was diagnosed with cancer and turned to manufacturing 99% pure methamphetamine, ostensibly so his family could stay afloat after he died (the cancer is now in remission). Walt’s devolution into the hard-core criminal known as Heisenberg is pretty much complete by now, but the brilliance of this character is that he appears to be deeply conflicted. Is he the tough guy he acts to wife Skyler (Anna Gunn), bragging about his role in “a business big enough that it could be listed on the NASDAQ” and proclaiming, “I am not in danger–I amthe danger”? Or is he just a dude in way too deep who loves his family, and buys a gun he barely knows how to use, and whose actions have collateral consequences he never imagined? One thing is certain: Walt wants to stay alive, an increasingly dicey proposition given his relationship with his drug-lord boss, Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito). It takes the entire season for that struggle to be resolved; by the end, we know a lot more about Walter, and very little of it is good.

There’s plenty else going on this season, of course. Walt is forever struggling with his partner, the wayward Jesse (Aaron Paul), especially once Gus tries to convince Jesse that he can cook the meth just as well without Walt. Skyler, who last season finally learned what her husband’s up to, convinces Walt that they should buy a carwash–mostly to launder money, not automobiles (Walt also goes along with her plan to pretend that he earned the money to buy the place by being a professional blackjack hustler). And his brother-in-law, DEA agent Hank (Dean Norris), who was badly injured in season three, recovers enough to resume his investigation into the identity of the infamous Heisenberg. Whatever the storylines, Breaking Bad continues to feature superb acting by all, outstanding direction and production values, and a wonderful eye for detail (one example: when Walt takes over the carwash, he breaks open the frame containing the prior owner’s first dollar and uses it to buy a Coke). The typically generous assortment of bonus material includes audio commentary for all 13 episodes, eight featurettes, deleted scenes, and 21 Inside Breaking Bad mini-docs, in which cast and crew discuss various aspects of the show.

2. Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 2 (Original U.K. Unedited Edition)

List Price: $44.99
Price: $21.53
You Save: $23.46 (52%)

Season 2 of the Emmy® Award-winning Downton Abbey returns as The Great War rages across Europe, and not even the serene Yorkshire countryside is free from its effects. The men and women of Downton are doing their part both on the front lines and the home front, but the intensity of war only serves to inflame the more familiar passions love, loss, blackmail, and betrayal.

…it remains a glorious, escapist entertainment which, as the fabric of society is torn asunder, the economy crashes around our ears and the autumnal rain lashes down, should at least keep us distracted until Christmas. –Andrew Pettie, The Telegraph
Sex, blackmail, girls in nice frocks and now a war. Downton Abbey just got even better. –Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

3. MacGyver – The Complete Series

List Price: $119.98
Price: $53.99
You Save: $65.99 (55%)

All seven seasons, 139 eppisodes.

Special features include MacGyver Movies of the Week: – Lost Treasure of AtlantisTrail to Doomsday

Like James Bond–but without the high-tech gadgets–Angus MacGyver (Richard Dean Anderson) is one of those rare beings who can avert any crisis without mussing a hair. (The rest of us should be so lucky.) In the pilot alone, the secret agent dismantles a missile using a paper clip and fashions a rocket thruster out of a pistol. Is there anything MacGyver can’t do? As the first season of ABC’s long-running adventure series proves, the answer is a resounding no. MacGyver’s secret: the everyday items he “finds along the way,” like matches or gum wrappers, and the ingenuity to put them to a myriad of uses (a background in physics and chemistry doesn’t hurt). Unlike Alias‘ Sidney Bristow, he isn’t a multi-linguist, a martial artist, or a master of disguises. Wits are MacGyver’s weapon of choice.

Produced by Henry Winkler (Arrested Development), The Complete First Season includes all 22 episodes from 1985-1986 (alas, there are no extras). MacGyver is joined by Phoenix Foundation director of operations Pete Thornton (Dana Elcar), who is introduced in “Nightmares.” Also, his grandfather, Harry Jackson (John Anderson), makes his first appearance in “Target MacGyver,” while friend Penny Parker (Teri Hatcher of Desperate Housewives) makes hers in “Every Time She Smiles” (they will appear more frequently in future seasons). Other notable guest stars include Joan Chen (The Last Emperor) in “The Golden Triangle,” Nana Visitor (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) in “Hellfire,” and John De Lancie (Star Trek: The Next Generation) in “The Escape.”

MacGyver ran for seven seasons and was followed by two made-for-TV movies in 1994, Lost Treasure of Atlantis and Trail to Doomsday. In 1997, after a short-lived series for UPN (1995’s Legend), Anderson landed the lead in an even longer-running series, Stargate SG-1, based on the sci-fi extravaganza with Kurt Russell.

4. Sherlock: Season Two

List Price: $29.98
Price: $19.96
You Save: $10.02 (33%)

There is nothing elementary (a Holmesian cliché that this exceedingly smart and savvy series wisely shuns) about Sherlock. This sophomore season exceeds the pleasures and promise of the Emmy-nominated first season with three feature-length mysteries that fully test Holmes’s mettle and cunning, and shake his very high self-regard. The first and third episodes do full justice to two figures who loom large in the Holmes canon. The first is Irene Adler (Lara Pulver), a.k.a. “the Woman,” in “A Scandal in Belgravia,” a ripping and naughty yarn involving a high-class dominatrix and some scandalous royal photos. The second, of course, is Moriarty (an Emmy-worthy Andrew Scott) in “The Reichenbach Fall,” who hatches a mad scheme to bring about Holmes’s ruination. The middle mystery is perhaps Holmes’s best-known, “The Hounds of Baskerville,” a psychological thriller that lacks the other two’s worthy central adversaries, although Holmes’s rare moment of bafflement sets the stage for the seemingly game-changing finale that has Dark Knight echoes. Sherlock‘s high concept–transplanting Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s master consulting detective to 21st-century London–is brilliantly realized, but at the heart of this series’ success is the casting and chemistry between Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson, who chronicles their adventures in–what else–a blog. While some may make innuendo about the nature of their relationship, it is their friendship that unfolds by degrees that holds the most fascination. “I don’t have friends,” Holmes confesses to Watson in one of his rare quiet and less prickly moments. “I have one.” Sherlock benefits from repeat viewings, not so much to decipher clues, but to savor the brilliant wordplay. Series three cannot arrive fast enough.

5. Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season

List Price: $59.99
Price: $34.96
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Game of Thrones, the first book in author George R.R. Martin’s sprawling fantasy saga A Song of Fire and Ice, serves as the basis for this brawny, lusty series about courtly intrigue and civil war in a sprawling fantasy kingdom. TV and fantasy veteran Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings, Sharpe’s Rifles) leads the massive cast as the warrior-noble Eddard Stark, who reluctantly assumes the role as the Hand of the King after the mysterious death of his predecessor. The King, Robert Baratheon, has leadership of the lands of Westeros, a mythical country plagued by severe, decade-long shifts in weather. His rule is challenged by the exiled Prince Viserys Targaryen (Harry Lloyd), who trades his own sister (Emilia Clarke) for the allegiance of the Dothraki, a savage nomadic tribe led by Khal Drogo (Jason Momoa of the 2011 Conan the Barbarian). A shocking secret kept hidden by Queen Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey, 300) leads to an upset in the balance of power and, ultimately, a challenge to the House of Stark to bring control to the bloodshed that threatens to overtake Westeros.

Fantasy has been a tricky genre for television–the scope required to bring the sweep and imagination to life is usually better suited for the big screen. But Game of Thrones neatly sidesteps the issue by virtue of the quality of the production at every level. Though the series is steeped in fantastic elements, from direwolves to dragons, series creators David Benioff (who wrote Troy and The Kite Runner, among others) and author D.B. Weiss (Lucky Wander Boy) have rooted the drama in the emotional landscape of its characters, which brings the end result closer to Benioff’s humorous description of the show as “The Sopranos in Middle-Earth.” Intricate plotting and direction with an eye for realism by a host of HBO veterans, including Tim Van Patten, Alan Taylor, and Daniel Minahan, underscores that notion, as does its stellar cast, which includes Mark Addy as Headey’s husband, King Robert, Iain Glen as the faithful knight Ser Jorah Mormont, and Aiden Gillen (The Wire) as Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish. However, the proceedings are handily won by Peter Dinklage’s Emmy-nominated turn as the cunning Tyrion, whose intellect is constantly disregarded due to his size. Of course, viewers can also tune in to simply enjoy the more visceral elements of Game of Thrones, which features quite a bit of medieval-style carnage, as well as an at-times unnecessary level of nudity, which feels like a network decision based on the amount of flesh on display in their other successful shows. Regardless, Game of Thrones is an entirely addictive experience for both fantasy and drama fans alike throughout its debut 10 episodes, all of which are featured on this multi-disc set.

6. True Blood: The Complete Fourth Season

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Alan Ball’s pop supernatural series True Blood expands its scope to an epic scale with its fourth season, which spreads its vast network of characters, human and otherwise, across the map while bringing aboard a host of new personalities, including a magic store owner-cum-white witch (Fiona Shaw) with a dangerous secret. Shaw’s transformation from a mousy magic practitioner to vessel for the soul of a long-dead Spanish sorceress is the most intriguing storyline in the fourth season, which also concerns the return of Sookie (Anna Paquin) from the Faerie Kingdom and her subsequent romantic yearnings for Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), which naturally upset her beau and newly minted vampire king of Louisiana, Bill (Stephen Moyer). Though these two arcs alone would be sufficient for most series, season four also manages to fit in a fairly ridiculous bit of business involving Sookie’s brother, Jason (Ryan Kwanten), who becomes a sort of stud for a commune of were-panther women seeking offspring, as well as the fate of Arlene’s (Carrie Preston) baby, which begins to share some personality traits with its father, deceased serial killer Rene. It’s a lot to pack into just 12 episodes, and as a result, some storylines that deserve to be fleshed out, like the relationship between fledgling vampire Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) and human Hoyt (Jim Parrack), are left on the back burner while less effective but flashier ones, like Jason’s bout with the were-panthers, are granted a larger spotlight. The result is an uneven season in comparison to its predecessors, but that shouldn’t bother die-hard True Bloodfans, as the show’s steady diet of sex, death, and morbid humor is still operating on full blast.

The five-disc Blu-ray edition of True Blood: The Complete Fourth Season is fleshed out by a wealth of informative and entertainment extras that provide a detailed look at the series’ execution from the perspective of creator-executive producer Alan Ball, as well as key members of the cast and crew. Ball is front and center on the majority of the supplemental features, from commentary with Anna Paquin on “If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin’?” to the 28-minute Final Touches, a postproduction documentary roundtable that explores the central themes and creative requirements of the season. Moyer, Skarsgård, Woll, Shaw, and Sam Trammell, who plays shapeshifter Sam, also contribute to five additional commentary tracks, and a vast number of the show’s supporting cast reprise their characters in the Enhanced Viewing mode, which offers both video and text commentary on individual episodes. Much of this is quite amusing and well crafted, though they can only be accessed through the Enhanced Viewing option and not separate from their respective episodes. The little details are also key to the True Blood Lines, a thumbnail encyclopedia of the show’s immense cast of characters, organized by their particular species (human, vampire, etc.), that traces how each are connected to the rest of the Bon Temps population. Each episode also gets a brief summation from the show’s writers and producers in the Inside the Episode featurettes. A pair of double-sided DVD copies and digital copies rounds out this impressive set.

7. Leverage: The Fourth Season

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The stakes have never been higher in this all-new season of Leverage, the thrilling crime drama that puts you at the heart of the action.

Timothy Hutton returns as Nate Ford, now more determined than ever to fight injustice with the help of his elite team of crack con artists.

8. Eureka: Season Five

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They can bend the laws of nature. They can push science to the absolute limit. But there’s one force they can’t change: their destiny. Return to the small town with big secrets as the geniuses of Eureka venture beyond everything they’ve ever known in the fifth and final season of one of TV’s most beloved shows. From searching for the lost Astraeus crew to experiencing a disaster drill that proves all too real, it’s anything but life as usual in the seemingly idyllic town. And as the final moments tick by, one question looms large for everyone: will Eureka be shut down for good? Guest starring sci-fi fan favorites Wil Wheaton and Felicia Day, this three-disc set is a fitting, mind-boggling send-off for the community that never “officially” existed.

9. White Collar: Season Three

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Matt Bomer is back for another thrilling season of high-class capers and criminal intrigue on TV’s slickest, sexiest show, White Collar! Bomer returns as suave con man turned FBI consultant Neal Caffrey, racing to stay one step ahead of the feds even as he helps his partner, Agent Peter Burke, bring down some of the world’s most clever criminals. The stakes are at an all-time high as Neal struggles to come to terms with his own checkered past, but will his greatest con cost him everything? Featuring DVD-exclusive extras, the white hot Season Three of White Collar is a whole new bag of tricks!

10. Damages: The Complete Fourth Season

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The change of network for the legal thriller Damagesdoesn’t appear to have hurt its core appeal–the fireworks ignited by Glenn Close’s dogged, morally ambiguous attorney Patty Hewes–in the series’ fourth season, which aired on DirecTV after three years on FX. Malfeasance on the part of a private security firm working with the US military in Afghanistan is the central case in season four, with Hewes and Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) once again in uneasy cahoots to bring down the company’s bullish man in charge (John Goodman). In doing so, they attract the attention of an icy mercenary (Dylan Baker, fascinatingly malevolent) determined to keep them off the blood trail that links Parsons’s friend (Chris Messina), a former soldier-for-hire in the grip of posttraumatic stress after his experiences with the firm, to Goodman. As in previous seasons, the main case is the nucleus for several orbiting side plots, including Patty’s struggle with her son (Zachary Booth) over custody of her grandchild, as well as Baker’s personal connection to the case, all of which underscore the series’ recurring theme: everyone has a secret, and most likely, it will be their undoing.

As with previous seasons of Damages, the fourth season benefits greatly from its mix of regular players and guest actors, which include Judd Hirsch as a dipsomaniacal PI, Tom Noonan as a deceptively charming ex-cop, and Fisher Stevens as Patty’s court-appointed therapist, and the show’s trademark shifting timelines still create considerable tension as they inexorably snake together at the season’s end. If there’s any complaint to be had, it may be that the network shift seems to have reduced some of the show’s production value: the direction occasionally feels static, while sets and locations have a stage-bound feel that undercuts the show’s sense of realism. That may have little impact on die-hard fans, who come to Damages to watch Close’s finely tuned blend of legal demolition derby and predatory backroom maneuvers. Extras are limited to a pair of brief featurettes, one on the making of the new seasons, the other focusing on Close as she discusses Patty’s path to season four. Deleted scenes and an outtake reel round out the three-disc set.

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Top 10 Best TV Shows on DVD July 2012

Top 10 Best TV Shows on DVD July 2012

Forget channel surfing and dealing with commercials. Watch the your favorite shows uninterrupted.

1. Breaking Bad: Fourth Season 6. Burn Notice: Season Five
2. Downton Abbey Season 2 Unedited Version 7. The Big Bang Theory: Fourth Season
3. True Blood: Fourth Season 8. Dexter: The Sixth Season
4. Sherlock: Season Two 9. White Collar: Season Three
5. Damages: The Complete Fourth Season 10. Pretty Little Liars: Second Season

1. Breaking Bad: The Complete Fourth Season

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The first murder happens barely five minutes into the episode that opens this fourth season of Breaking Bad. There will be many others. That’s no surprise; this show didn’t become one of the most highly acclaimed TV series of its time because of its light, frothy tone, and central character Walter White (multiple Emmy winner Bryan Cranston) won’t remind anyone of Grandpa Walton. Those who watched the first three seasons will be familiar with Walt’s story by now: a former chemistry teacher, he was diagnosed with cancer and turned to manufacturing 99% pure methamphetamine, ostensibly so his family could stay afloat after he died (the cancer is now in remission). Walt’s devolution into the hard-core criminal known as Heisenberg is pretty much complete by now, but the brilliance of this character is that he appears to be deeply conflicted. Is he the tough guy he acts to wife Skyler (Anna Gunn), bragging about his role in “a business big enough that it could be listed on the NASDAQ” and proclaiming, “I am not in danger–I amthe danger”? Or is he just a dude in way too deep who loves his family, and buys a gun he barely knows how to use, and whose actions have collateral consequences he never imagined? One thing is certain: Walt wants to stay alive, an increasingly dicey proposition given his relationship with his drug-lord boss, Gus Fring (Giancarlo Esposito). It takes the entire season for that struggle to be resolved; by the end, we know a lot more about Walter, and very little of it is good.

There’s plenty else going on this season, of course. Walt is forever struggling with his partner, the wayward Jesse (Aaron Paul), especially once Gus tries to convince Jesse that he can cook the meth just as well without Walt. Skyler, who last season finally learned what her husband’s up to, convinces Walt that they should buy a carwash–mostly to launder money, not automobiles (Walt also goes along with her plan to pretend that he earned the money to buy the place by being a professional blackjack hustler). And his brother-in-law, DEA agent Hank (Dean Norris), who was badly injured in season three, recovers enough to resume his investigation into the identity of the infamous Heisenberg. Whatever the storylines, Breaking Bad continues to feature superb acting by all, outstanding direction and production values, and a wonderful eye for detail (one example: when Walt takes over the carwash, he breaks open the frame containing the prior owner’s first dollar and uses it to buy a Coke). The typically generous assortment of bonus material includes audio commentary for all 13 episodes, eight featurettes, deleted scenes, and 21 Inside Breaking Bad mini-docs, in which cast and crew discuss various aspects of the show.

2. Masterpiece Classic: Downton Abbey Season 2 (Original U.K. Unedited Edition)

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Season 2 of the Emmy® Award-winning Downton Abbey returns as The Great War rages across Europe, and not even the serene Yorkshire countryside is free from its effects. The men and women of Downton are doing their part both on the front lines and the home front, but the intensity of war only serves to inflame the more familiar passions love, loss, blackmail, and betrayal.

…it remains a glorious, escapist entertainment which, as the fabric of society is torn asunder, the economy crashes around our ears and the autumnal rain lashes down, should at least keep us distracted until Christmas. –Andrew Pettie, The Telegraph
Sex, blackmail, girls in nice frocks and now a war. Downton Abbey just got even better. –Sam Wollaston, The Guardian

3. True Blood: The Complete Fourth Season

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Alan Ball’s pop supernatural series True Blood expands its scope to an epic scale with its fourth season, which spreads its vast network of characters, human and otherwise, across the map while bringing aboard a host of new personalities, including a magic store owner-cum-white witch (Fiona Shaw) with a dangerous secret. Shaw’s transformation from a mousy magic practitioner to vessel for the soul of a long-dead Spanish sorceress is the most intriguing storyline in the fourth season, which also concerns the return of Sookie (Anna Paquin) from the Faerie Kingdom and her subsequent romantic yearnings for Eric (Alexander Skarsgård), which naturally upset her beau and newly minted vampire king of Louisiana, Bill (Stephen Moyer). Though these two arcs alone would be sufficient for most series, season four also manages to fit in a fairly ridiculous bit of business involving Sookie’s brother, Jason (Ryan Kwanten), who becomes a sort of stud for a commune of were-panther women seeking offspring, as well as the fate of Arlene’s (Carrie Preston) baby, which begins to share some personality traits with its father, deceased serial killer Rene. It’s a lot to pack into just 12 episodes, and as a result, some storylines that deserve to be fleshed out, like the relationship between fledgling vampire Jessica (Deborah Ann Woll) and human Hoyt (Jim Parrack), are left on the back burner while less effective but flashier ones, like Jason’s bout with the were-panthers, are granted a larger spotlight. The result is an uneven season in comparison to its predecessors, but that shouldn’t bother die-hard True Bloodfans, as the show’s steady diet of sex, death, and morbid humor is still operating on full blast.

The five-disc Blu-ray edition of True Blood: The Complete Fourth Season is fleshed out by a wealth of informative and entertainment extras that provide a detailed look at the series’ execution from the perspective of creator-executive producer Alan Ball, as well as key members of the cast and crew. Ball is front and center on the majority of the supplemental features, from commentary with Anna Paquin on “If You Love Me, Why Am I Dyin’?” to the 28-minute Final Touches, a postproduction documentary roundtable that explores the central themes and creative requirements of the season. Moyer, Skarsgård, Woll, Shaw, and Sam Trammell, who plays shapeshifter Sam, also contribute to five additional commentary tracks, and a vast number of the show’s supporting cast reprise their characters in the Enhanced Viewing mode, which offers both video and text commentary on individual episodes. Much of this is quite amusing and well crafted, though they can only be accessed through the Enhanced Viewing option and not separate from their respective episodes. The little details are also key to the True Blood Lines, a thumbnail encyclopedia of the show’s immense cast of characters, organized by their particular species (human, vampire, etc.), that traces how each are connected to the rest of the Bon Temps population. Each episode also gets a brief summation from the show’s writers and producers in the Inside the Episode featurettes. A pair of double-sided DVD copies and digital copies rounds out this impressive set.

4. Sherlock: Season Two

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There is nothing elementary (a Holmesian cliché that this exceedingly smart and savvy series wisely shuns) about Sherlock. This sophomore season exceeds the pleasures and promise of the Emmy-nominated first season with three feature-length mysteries that fully test Holmes’s mettle and cunning, and shake his very high self-regard. The first and third episodes do full justice to two figures who loom large in the Holmes canon. The first is Irene Adler (Lara Pulver), a.k.a. “the Woman,” in “A Scandal in Belgravia,” a ripping and naughty yarn involving a high-class dominatrix and some scandalous royal photos. The second, of course, is Moriarty (an Emmy-worthy Andrew Scott) in “The Reichenbach Fall,” who hatches a mad scheme to bring about Holmes’s ruination. The middle mystery is perhaps Holmes’s best-known, “The Hounds of Baskerville,” a psychological thriller that lacks the other two’s worthy central adversaries, although Holmes’s rare moment of bafflement sets the stage for the seemingly game-changing finale that has Dark Knight echoes. Sherlock‘s high concept–transplanting Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s master consulting detective to 21st-century London–is brilliantly realized, but at the heart of this series’ success is the casting and chemistry between Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman as Watson, who chronicles their adventures in–what else–a blog. While some may make innuendo about the nature of their relationship, it is their friendship that unfolds by degrees that holds the most fascination. “I don’t have friends,” Holmes confesses to Watson in one of his rare quiet and less prickly moments. “I have one.” Sherlock benefits from repeat viewings, not so much to decipher clues, but to savor the brilliant wordplay. Series three cannot arrive fast enough.

5. Damages: The Complete Fourth Season

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The change of network for the legal thriller Damagesdoesn’t appear to have hurt its core appeal–the fireworks ignited by Glenn Close’s dogged, morally ambiguous attorney Patty Hewes–in the series’ fourth season, which aired on DirecTV after three years on FX. Malfeasance on the part of a private security firm working with the US military in Afghanistan is the central case in season four, with Hewes and Ellen Parsons (Rose Byrne) once again in uneasy cahoots to bring down the company’s bullish man in charge (John Goodman). In doing so, they attract the attention of an icy mercenary (Dylan Baker, fascinatingly malevolent) determined to keep them off the blood trail that links Parsons’s friend (Chris Messina), a former soldier-for-hire in the grip of posttraumatic stress after his experiences with the firm, to Goodman. As in previous seasons, the main case is the nucleus for several orbiting side plots, including Patty’s struggle with her son (Zachary Booth) over custody of her grandchild, as well as Baker’s personal connection to the case, all of which underscore the series’ recurring theme: everyone has a secret, and most likely, it will be their undoing.

As with previous seasons of Damages, the fourth season benefits greatly from its mix of regular players and guest actors, which include Judd Hirsch as a dipsomaniacal PI, Tom Noonan as a deceptively charming ex-cop, and Fisher Stevens as Patty’s court-appointed therapist, and the show’s trademark shifting timelines still create considerable tension as they inexorably snake together at the season’s end. If there’s any complaint to be had, it may be that the network shift seems to have reduced some of the show’s production value: the direction occasionally feels static, while sets and locations have a stage-bound feel that undercuts the show’s sense of realism. That may have little impact on die-hard fans, who come to Damages to watch Close’s finely tuned blend of legal demolition derby and predatory backroom maneuvers. Extras are limited to a pair of brief featurettes, one on the making of the new seasons, the other focusing on Close as she discusses Patty’s path to season four. Deleted scenes and an outtake reel round out the three-disc set.

6. Burn Notice: Season Five

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A new day breaks for Michael Westen when he’s reinstated by the CIA, but his good fortune is impossibly short-lived. Framed for murder and blackmailed by a diabolical foe, Michael and his team must do whatever it takes to clear his name and catch a killer. As the danger builds, Michael finally comes face-to-face with the man who burned him, leading to an explosive finale, after which nothing will ever be the same. Featuring an exclusive extended episode, deleted scenes, and so much more, Burn Notice Season Five will reveal more shocking secrets than ever before!

7. The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Fourth Season

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The superb sitcom The Big Bang Theory launches into its fourth season with an expanded cast and a whole new set of social dynamics to go with it. It’s a little unsteady at first: Sheldon (the ever-inspired Jim Parsons) denies having a girlfriend in the similarly intellectual Amy Farrah Fowler (Mayim Bialik, a long way away from Blossom), which leads to several Sheldon-dominated episodes–and as marvelous a character as Sheldon is, he can be too much of a good thing. Fortunately, things soon take a clever turn: Penny (Kaley Cuoco), Howard’s girlfriend Bernadette (Melissa Rauch), and Amy become, ever so awkwardly, friends, providing an ingenious counterpoint to the socially hapless quartet of Sheldon, Leonard (Johnny Galecki), Howard (Simon Helberg), and Raj (Kunal Nayyar). Amy’s emotional disconnection but fervent curiosity provides a delicious variation on Sheldon (without in any way replacing him) that gooses the show up to a new level. But episodes without her are still enjoyable–this is one of the best-written and -acted comedies on television. Though there is an odd increase in bodily function humor (perhaps the writers are trying to counter the jokes about comic books and theoretical physics), inventive stories abound: Sheldon becoming obsessed with cats; Amy’s complete bafflement at becoming aroused by one of Penny’s ex-boyfriends; grappling with Wil Wheaton over 21 extra seconds of Raiders of the Lost Ark; the plundering of Sheldon’s World of Warcraft account; Leonard getting involved with Raj’s sister Priya (Aarti Mann), much to Raj’s discomfort; and much, much more. The balance of the ensemble grows increasingly skillful over the episode, giving everyone a chance to shine.

Special Features: Actor on Actor: The Big Bang’s Theory of Relativity Featurette -This fun and light-hearted piece features the stars of the show conducting interviews with each other detailing their experiences working on one of the hottest comedies on television. The Barenaked Ladies on Big Bang Theory Featurette – Having created one of the greatest theme songs in recent history, the Barenaked Ladies bring it home when they come to the set of the Big Bang Theory to record a music video for the song. Featuring an interview with the band, behind the scenes footage of the filming of an episode, and clips from the new video itself, this piece carries with it all of the fun and energy you could expect from both the band and the show. The History of Everything Music Video Gag Reel

8. Dexter: The Sixth Season

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The explosively popular Dexter is back with a vengeance for a sixth season of startling suspense and unexpected twists. It’s been a year since last season’s shocking and heartbreaking conclusion, and mild mannered criminologist-cum-grisly serial killer Dexter Morgan has come to terms with who he is. But his existence is shattered when he crosses paths with an enemy unlike any he’s faced before. A delusional religious zealot with unflinching convictions, this new adversary soon draws Dexter into a dangerous game that could well end in disaster.

A likeable Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice.

9. White Collar: Season Three

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Matt Bomer is back for another thrilling season of high-class capers and criminal intrigue on TV’s slickest, sexiest show, White Collar! Bomer returns as suave con man turned FBI consultant Neal Caffrey, racing to stay one step ahead of the feds even as he helps his partner, Agent Peter Burke, bring down some of the world’s most clever criminals. The stakes are at an all-time high as Neal struggles to come to terms with his own checkered past, but will his greatest con cost him everything? Featuring DVD-exclusive extras, the white hot Season Three of White Collar is a whole new bag of tricks!

10. Pretty Little Liars: The Complete Second Season

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High school is a turbulent time for any teenager, but factor in the murder of a good friend and constant stalking by a relentless blackmailer, and four Rosewood teens are living unbelievably stressful, dangerous lives. In the second season of Pretty Little Liars, Emily, Hanna, Spencer, and Aria are crumbling under the constant pressure of A’s relentless texts and the knowledge that A inexplicably knows every little detail of their lives, including their thoughts, and is watching and anticipating the girls’ every move. The season opens with Ian, the girls’ prime suspect for murdering Alison, falling from the bell tower, but the girls’ relief is short-lived as Ian’s body disappears and the police refuse to believe their account of what happened. Eventually the mystery around Ian clears up, but just when it looks like Alison’s murder has finally been solved, the girls discover that things are once again not what they seem. Meanwhile, Spencer’s family is falling apart, with Melissa now pregnant and husbandless and Alison’s brother Jason stirring things up by moving back in next door. Aria and Ezra’s relationship gets even more complicated, and Aria’s brother Mike finds himself in trouble with the law, while their parents find themselves tested like never before. Emily’s shot at a swimming scholarship get derailed, and she ends up moving in with Hanna and her mom, who have their own problems, thanks to Hanna’s dad’s impending remarriage and move. Add in a therapist, assorted boyfriends and girlfriends who get pulled into the mess to varying degrees, Jenna’s chance to regain her sight, Hanna’s new stepsister, increasing parental suspicion, and the never-ending interest of the local police, and there’s plenty of drama, and trauma, for these Rosewood teens, who’ve never felt more alone. The last few episodes of the season culminate in the discovery of A’s identity, and it looks like A’s reign of terror over the four girls will finally end–unless.…

What makes this series based on the books by Sara Shepard so addictive is the constant intensity of suspense and mystery, and the realization that these girls are basically not that different from the average teenager struggling to discover their own identity and sense of self-worth. The fact that these teens have been pushed to such extremes by desperate circumstances leaves viewers contemplating the frightening thought of just how they might react in a similar situation. (Ages 13 and older)

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Top 10 Best Selling Sound Bars for TV June 2012

Top 10 Best Selling Sound Bars for TV June 2012

Add unsurpassed high-tech soundbar audio to your HD viewing experience

1. Yamaha YHT-S400BL Home Theater System 6. Samsung HW-E350 AirTrack Soundbar
2. LG NB3520A 300W Sound Bar 7. Boston Acoustics TVee Model 30 System
3. VIZIO VSB200 Universal HD Sound Bar 8. AudioSource S3D60 Soundbar with 3D Sound
4. Yamaha YAS-101BL Front Surround System 9. Pinnacle Speakers S-BAR 3509 9-Element Bar
5. Coby Multimedia 3D Soundbar System 10. Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-42


1. Yamaha YHT-S400BL Home Theater System

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  • Subwoofer-Integrated receiver allows one-cable connection
  • World’s slimmest soundboard (2 inches) can be placed in front of most TVs
  • Digital built in amplifier
  • Yamaha’s exclusive AIR SURROUND XTREME
  • UniVolume keeps volume during TV programs and commercials at the same level

It is an unique home theater package that supports 3D pass-through with a subwoofer-integrated and an extremely slim front speaker that fits in front of almost any TV. It supports 3D pass-through over HDMI (requires latest firmware). The UniVolume keeps volume during TV programs and commercials at the same level. HDMI CEC functionality with built-in FM tuner, iPod compatibility via optional Yamaha Universal Dock YDS-11. Bluetooth compatibility with Yamaha Bluetooth Wireless Audio Receiver (YBA-10) and compressed Music Enhancer and four surround modes.

2. LG NB3520A 300W Sound Bar with Wireless Subwoofer

Price: $261.67

  • The Bluetooth enabled feature allows users to stream music from their smart phone to the speaker sound system.
  • Don’t just watch 3D, hear it in 3D. This sound bar is equipped with 3D Sound to help achieve a greater level of sound immersion with 3D content.
  • Installation is simple and speaker wire management is reduced with the Wireless Subwoofer System.

With the NB3520A Sound Bar System, you’ll take your movies, music, and entertainment to a whole new level. Hear wide, spacious sound from just one slim speaker system. This 300W 2.1 Channel Sound System will bring your TV video content to life. Stream music from your smartphone directly to the NB3520A. Installation is simple and speaker wire management is reduced with the Wireless Subwoofer System.

3. VIZIO VSB200 Universal HD Sound Bar

Price: $129.95

  • High-performance 32-bit 150MHz DSP audio engine
  • Impressive Sound Pressure Level measuring 98dB SPL max @ 1M
  • Advanced 24-bit linear PCM to PWM engine with integrated thermal, over-current, over voltage, over current protection
  • Latest virtualization and volume leveling technology from SRS Labs
  • SRS TruSurround HD virtual surround
  • DIMENSIONS ,Length: 39-5/8-Inch,Depth 4.26-Inch deep,Height: 4.67-Inch with stand, 3.69-Inch without stand
  • Latest Virtualization & Volume Leveling Technology from SRS Labs, SRS TruSurround HD virtual surround

Designed for home theater enthusiasts, this Sound Bar includes cutting edge sound technologies such as SRS TruSurroundHD for an enveloping sound experience and features such as four 3” high efficiency hand built mid/bass transducers and two 3/4” high performance aluminum dome neodymium tweeters. The VSB200 is the perfect addition to your home theater and will give you the HD sound experience you’ve always desired. Plus, the VIZIO Sound Bar boasts the lasted virtualization and volume leveling technology from SRS Labs, for bringing the ultimate in HD sound right to your home theater.

4. Yamaha YAS-101BL Front Surround System, Piano Black

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Price: $249.83
You Save: $50.12 (17%)

  • Slim, low-profile, one-body design allows positioning in front of a TV
  • AIR SURROUND XTREME delivers 7.1-channel surround sound
  • UniVolume keeps programs and commercials at the same volume level
  • Learning function enables operation from the TV remote control
  • Audio Delay Control (Lip Sync) adjusts discrepancies between picture and vocals

The Yamaha YAS-101 is a single speaker home theater Soundbar system with a built-in powerful subwoofer. With easy setup, stylish design, and luxuriously rich surround sound, this soundbar takes video enjoyment to a new level. This powerful sound bar system is designed with a focus on simplicity and elegance. This system is meant to be visually appreciated, it conveys the impression of fine Yamaha fine sound quality. Glossy and beautiful, the elegance and sophistication of the YAS-101 emanate from its polished black surface, not giving a feeling of its size and perfectly harmonizing with any interior. The front is beautifully designed with a gentle curve. This stylish one-bar speaker system provides the impressionable surround sound to fill all parts of your room.

5. Coby Multimedia 3D Soundbar Speaker System CSMP88 (Black)

List Price: $129.99
Price: $84.99
You Save: $45.00 (35%)

The CSMP88 Multimedia 3D Soundbar Speaker System allows you to enjoy your favorite movies, music, and games in previously unheard dimensions with 3D sound technology from Sonic Emotion. Advanced wave field synthesis eliminates the dead zones found in traditional surround technology. Now to take advantage of the 3D sound, simply plug it in no calibration needed. There are six high-efficiency drivers combined with a built-in subwoofer to deliver a stunning audio experience. Complete surround experience from a single speaker. Go from plain stereo to 3D Sound powered by Sonic emotion. Easy Plug & Play setup no calibration or cabling needed. Hear what you’ve been missing from your TV or MP3 player. Enjoy your favorite movies, music, and games in unheard dimensions with 3D sound technology. Simply connect to your TV or MP3 player to enjoy rich 3D sound. Advanced wavefield synthesis eliminates the dead zones found in traditional surround technology. All listeners areimmersed in balanced 3D sound. Six high-efficiency drivers combine with the built-in subwoofer to deliver a stunning audio experience.

6. Samsung HW-E350 AirTrack Soundbar

Price: $157.35

AirTrack Features and Technical Details

Product Features

  • Slim design matching with 32 inch LED TV
  • Built-in subwoofer
  • Surround and 3D Depth sound

Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Samsung
  • Model: HW-E350
  • Weight: 7.00 pounds

7. Boston Acoustics TVee Model 30 Sound System with Sleek Sound Bar and Wireless Subwoofer (Black)

Price: $599.00

  • Simple one-wire hookup for analog or digital input.
  • Simple remote control learning function – no new remote!
  • Triple 3.5″ FCCM mid-bass drivers, triple 3/4″ tweeters, potent 7″ FCCM subwoofer in a tuned band pass chamber
  • Optical digital input and Dolby Digital decoding . Digitally Optimized Virtual Surround mode for fantastic movie and TV experience
  • Inputs: 1 optical Dolby Digital, 1 RCA stereo, 1 3.5mm mini plug stereo, Bluetooth input supports A2DP, AVRCP

Adding a TVee Model 30 to a flat panel television is the easiest way to improve your viewing experience. It delivers legendary Boston Acoustics sound complimenting HD picture quality. Whether you’re watching sports, playing games, or relaxing to your favorite playlist- the TVee Model 30 brings every tackle, every sound, and every note to life with clarity and impact. The TVee Model 30 is a “3.1” system consisting of a sleek sound bar and wireless subwoofer that work together seamlessly. The sound bar is actually three individual two-way speakers in one enclosure. Each speaker uses a 3.5-inch woofer combined with a .75-inch soft dome tweeter. The wireless subwoofer features a long-throw 7-inch driver in a band-pass enclosure. The system packs 300-watts total power (peak) in a compact, easy to install and use system. Installation is simple, just one cable (digital or analog) connection between the sound bar and your TV. Plug the subwoofer power cord in and it automatically connects wirelessly to the sound bar system. In addition to the digital and analog inputs, the TVee Model 30 incorporates Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to stream music wireless from any Bluetooth device. The TVee Model 30 is easy to use because it doesn’t require an additional remote control. It learns the basic commands of whatever remote control you use; your TV, cable box or satellite box remote. In addition to great speaker design, the TVee Model 30 sounds great thanks to leading edge technology. Its optical digital input features Dolby Digital decoding and the Virtual Surround mode is Digitally Optimized for improved performance. Every component is engineered to meet the highest performance standards. Performance is only one measure of value – Boston is careful to build all its products with strict attention to everything from the choice of materials to the details of fit and finish. It’s how Boston has been exceeding the expectations of serious listeners for over thirty years.

8. AudioSource S3D60 Soundbar with Sonic Emotion 3D Sound (Black)

List Price: $349.99
Price: $200.96
You Save: $149.03 (43%)

  • Immersive 3D sound experience from a single compact speaker solution
  • Plug-and-play setup with no complex calibration routines
  • Advanced Sonic Emotion sound field synthesis eliminates “dead zones”
  • Six high-efficiency drivers and dual built-in subwoofers
  • Compatible with TVs, game consoles, HTPCs, and more

The AudioSource S3D60 provides an immersive 3D sound experience from a single compact speaker solution. The S3D60 features a simple plug-and-play setup with no complex calibration routines or expensive cabling needed. Enjoy movies, music, and games in incredible depth and dimension with 3 3D sound presets. Advanced Sonic Emotion sound field synthesis eliminates the dead zones found in traditional surround technology. Six high-efficiency drivers and dual built-in subwoofers deliver an amazing audio experience. The S3D60 is compatible with your TV, DVD, game console, and home theater PC.

7. Pinnacle Speakers S-BAR 3509 9-Element Speaker Bar Ideal for TVs 35-Inch and Up (Black)

List Price: $699.99
Price: $249.99
You Save: $450.00 (64%)

  • Space-saving 9-element unique Speaker Bar design Ideal for Flat Panel TVs 42″ and larger
  • Non-resonant, stylish curved sidewall cabinetry
  • Includes Slide FitTM wall bracket for horizontal mounting and threaded inserts that accept after market pivot bracket wall mounts
  • Built in automatic overload protection circuit prevents blowouts
  • Video shielded to allow placement near TV without interference, Gold plated binding posts for a high quality and secure connection, Built in automatic overload protection circuit prevents blowouts
  • Includes Slide Fit wall bracket for horizontal mounting and threaded inserts that accept after market pivot bracket wall mounts

The S-BAR 3509 is a 9-Driver slim line SPEAKER BAR ideal for 35″ & up Flat Panel TVs, with all 3 front channels, left, center and right, in 1 sleek enclosure. Non-resonant construction means you can play the speaker as loud as you wish without vibration (resonance) from the cabinet. Pinnacle was the first company to develop the SPEAKER BAR concept and continues to stand by its innovative design with a stellar 10 year warranty, the industry’s longest. Designed and manufactured in the USA. Family Owned and Operated. For over 30 years, Pinnacle Speakers has been synonymous with superior performance and value and is relied upon by thousands of professional custom home installers as their speaker of choice. Pinnacle products have been installed in millions of households and now their tradition of excellence is available directly to you. All Pinnacle speakers are designed in their state-of-the-art research facility in Massachusetts and most Pinnacle products are assembled at their factory in New York.

10. Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-42 Speaker (Single, Black)

Price: $799.85

  • Single solo surround array loudspeaker
  • Three 3.25-inch BDSS high-output drivers with coincident array 0.75-inch ferro-magnetic fluid damped pure aluminum dome tweeter
  • Two 3.25-inch BDSS high-output full-range drivers
  • Four 3-inch full-range high-output surround drivers with butyl rubber surrounds
  • Frequency response: 60Hz – 30kHz

The Definitive Technology Mythos SSA-42: the perfectly simple virtual surround solution–no walls required. If you want all the thrills of five channel surround sound without the need for separate rear speakers, Definitive Technology has the solution: the Solo Surround Array SSA-42 loudspeaker. The SSA-42 incorporates Spatial Array, a unique patented technology that optimizes the spatial presentation of five channels to create the illusion that you are surrounded by five separate high performance speakers. Enjoying a superb sounding audiophile-grade surround experience has never been more convenient. Simply connect an SSA-42 to any multi-channel receiver and powered subwoofer to enjoy enveloping surround sound without the bother of running long wires and finding places for rear speakers.

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