TechRadar Tip Off: TVs, sounds bars and more Super Bowl tech deals
1st Feb 2014 | 00:48
Touchdown with these steals
Tip Off: Deals on TVs and Sound bars
There's only a week left until the Seahawks face off with the Broncos!
That means you only have a week to get your head in the game and make your living room Super Bowl-perfect.
After all, it's not just the chips, dip and chicken wings. Whether it's the bendy curves that have caught your eye or all this talk of 3D, 4K, HD and OLED you need to get the best TV - and best sound - to fully experience the game.
Even if you're not a big football fan, go ahead and take a gander below at the year's best home theater deals, and be ready to amaze all your friends and family with your sweet new set-up.
Keep checking back this week for fresh Tip Off deals on all your Super Bowl tech-centric needs.
Go big or go home
Just for fun, we've added a whopping 90-inch Sharp Aquos TV. It's price is probably way past the end zone for your wallet at $7,997.00 - but it's still on sale by being $3,000 cheaper than it's original price tag ...
It's 3D capable and comes with two 3D bluetooth glasses, has a 120Hz refresh rate and of course, is an LED Smart TV. At 6.5 ft across, it's a bit tempting to just see how much wall it covers, right?
For the complete opposite, here are some more affordable options.
For only $448.00, you can pick up a 42-inch Vizio 1080p LED Smart HDTV. Like the 90-incher, it also refreshes at 120Hz - plus it's also ultra slim.
Prices looking better? Well for a hundred bucks more, you have the option of picking up a slightly larger Vizio with all the same bells and whistles as its little brother.
We've noted speaker system steals below but Amazon is having other great bundle deals on a free Samsung Sound bar (which is $245.99 on its own) with the purchase of a qualifying Samsung HDTV.
You can choose from a variety of Sammie TVs with sizes ranging between 46-inches, if you're into subtlety, to a whopping 75-inches, if you're not.
If you'd prefer something in the middle, the Samsung 60-inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Ultra Slim Smart LED HDTV seems like the best way to go; it's more on the affordable side at $2,297.99 - 32% off its original price - without sacrificing quality.
Think the sound bar could be better? Well Amazon is also offering three other choices in a "Premium Sound Bar Bundle" where you can save $249.99 with the purchase of a sound bar and again, a Samsung HDTV.
Let's face it, not everyone has a nice big house for a giant 75-incher but that doesn't mean you can't have a nice TV. There are plenty of 50-inch and smaller sets that have great quality, and low prices.
For instance, this Seiki is a 39-inch 4K Ultra HD 120Hz LED TV, which is perfectly capable of illuminating your living room with the game.
The louder, the better
This LG sound bar system is so far, one of the cheaper ones on this list. It can still get the job done with a 300W output and is optimized for 47-inchers and bigger.
It's a simple set up that comes with wall brackets and once you're done, you can even stream music wirelessly to celebrate your Seahawk/Bronco victory.
How does saving 77% sound to you? Good? Great! Then this 6-piece JBL high-performance speaker system (with wall brackets) is perfect for your Super Bowl party. Originally priced at $1,199.00, you can pick it up for only $279.99 - but the offer ends today!
It's pretty hard to beat deals on Amazon and we almost (almost) found one on the Vizio S4251w-B4 5.1 sound bar but not quite. The Vizio sound bar comes with a wireless subwoofer and satellite speakers all for only $278.00 - $20 cheaper than we've seen everywhere else.
Tip Off: Deals on Home theater tech
Home theater extras
Still just prefer the simple things rather than have all the consoles bogging down your living room? If that's the case, LG has the perfect deal for you.
For just $79, you can grab a Wi-Fi capable Blu-Ray Player. You can still watch your favorites from Netflix (and more) right on your TV with this simple, unassuming box.
With 5-channel 500W surround sound, the Yamaha HTR-3063 achieves a perfect theater-like effect for your team cheering needs.
You can also connect your Blu-ray player, DVD/CD player and gaming console to enjoy high-definition videos with a 1080p-compatible HDMI repeater. This Home audio receiver is also compatible with iPods through a universal dock.
With all their different functions and the ability to be a one-stop entertainment systems, consoles are now officially part of the living room space. This means if you haven't already bought one, a next-gen PS4 or Xbox One is probably on your shopping list.
Lucky for you the Tip Off has found two Xbox One sales - $479.99 instead of $499.99 - that are only available today, and it looks likely to run out soon so it's best to hurry!
There are also several bundle sales happening right now where you can pick up the One with a $75 gift card and $25 coupon to use at that moment if you trade in a PS3 Slim or an Xbox 360 250GB console.
You can also pick up an NFL Ultimate Fan Pack Xbox Live 12 Month Gold Membership for only $39.99 - $20 cheaper than usual (and anywhere we've seen so far).
Plus you can always catch the Super Bowl game and then play Madden 25 afterwards - which coincidentally (or not) is only $39.99 right now.