Neither I nor Buy.com could have imagined the effect that my post last week concerning the retailer's Black Friday deal -- $298 for a 42-inch 1080p Panasonic plasma HDTV -- would have.
Sean Portnoy covers HDTVs, Blu-ray, home theater equipment, and anything else that turns the living room into your media center.
Sean Portnoy is a former executive editor at Computer Shopper magazine and editor at CNET Networks.
Finally, a Black Friday HDTV sale that's worth getting up in the middle of the night for. Buy.
Best Buy likes to hide the later pages of its Black Friday ad --viewable only online -- until it's closer to the actual day, and BlackFriday.Info has just posted a scan of those "missing" pages.
We all get caught up in the deals that are on offer for Black Friday, dissecting each ad and door buster, but is this weekend really the best time to make a purchase, especially when it comes to a big-ticket item like an HDTV?There are signs that even Black Friday sales like the $298 40-inch Westinghouse LCD at Target aren't going to make consumers go gaga over TVs.
You probably don't think of Dell when you're in the market for an HDTV, but its leaked Black Friday ad includes a few sets with sale pricing.The big deal -- literally -- is a 60-inch DLP TV (WD-60C10) from Mitsubishi for just $699.
The writing's been on the wall for some time as more home theater and mobile devices offer Netflix's on-demand service, but the company has finally created a monthly payment plan for streaming videos only. For $7.
Consumer electronics shopping site Retrevo.com asked one particularly interesting question in its recent study of online consumers, particularly those planning to wait in line to buy an HDTV on Black Friday: What's the highest price for a 37-inch set you would be willing to queue up for?
And then there was Walmart. After Black Friday ads for Best Buy and Target were leaked, the last -- and biggest -- retailing giant did all it could to prevent its Black Friday sales circular from reaching the Internet, including sending cease-and-desist letters to sites that tried to post it -- until apparently just giving up.
First it was Target, and now Best Buy's Black Friday ad has just leaked. While Target had just a couple of TV deals, Best Buy's sale includes a number of HDTVs, including a few plasma models.
Verizon is taking another step toward video content being made available anytime anywhere with its new FiOS Flex View offering. The feature lets you rent or purchase an on-demand offering and have it immediately available to watch on up to five different devices.