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How to buy a Blu-ray player

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Features, HDTV, Home Entertainment

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The benefits of Blu-ray are crystal clear: Video from traditional DVDs contains fewer than 350,000 pixels, while 1080p HD video packs more than two million, which translates to sublime, high-resolution detail. If you want to make the most of your 1080p HDTV, you should upgrade to a Blu-ray player.

And there's never been a better time to do it. The technology has matured, and the current crop of Blu-ray players offer stellar HD picture quality, fast disc-handling, and extras like integrated Wi-Fi, audio and video streaming, and in the case of Sony's Internet TV Blu-ray Player, Google TV, which brings Web search and other Internet features right to your HDTV.

These days you can find a very solid, well-rounded player for less than $200 if you do some smart online shopping. Still, there are a lot of choices out there. Here's what you need to consider when choosing the right Blu-ray player:

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Deal of the Day: Dell XPS 15 $50 off

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Hot Deals, PC / Laptop

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This is a nice one-two punch for the , which offers the just-released Dell XPS 15 laptop starting at $799 (a $50 discount) with free shipping. These have a 720p webcam, anodized aluminum exterior, brushed aluminum palmrest, and a ton of customizable features:

Save on Dell XPS 15 laptop

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread.


MacMall 36-hour Black Friday sale offers $300 off Macs

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Hot Deals, PC / Laptop

Apple Sale

If Apple merchandise is on your holiday buying list this year, you're gonna wanna be sure to check out MacMall's 36-hour Black Friday sale, which features up to $300 off of Mac computers. The sale includes all Macs, so you can even get a nice discount on the new MacBook Air. The deals offer 6% off the price of a new Mac when all is said and done, but that's not all they're offering for Mac buyers. You also get a free copy of Parallels 6, an HP all-in-one printer, and free 2-day shipping. They've got other items as well, including discounts on the iPod touch, Apple TV, and major discounts on a bunch of consumer electronics like digital cameras, Blu-ray players, and more. Definitely a sale to check out to get the jump on your shopping--whether it's for someone else, or yourself.

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Deal of the Day: 48% off Samsung BD-C8000 portable Blu-ray player

Samsung BD-C8000 portable blu-ray player

Looking for a portable Blu-ray player on the cheap? The  offers the Samsung BD-C8000 10.3-inch Blu-ray player for just $259, a savings of $240 off the retail price, knocking 48% off the cost of this thing. It packs in 1GB of RAM and has built-in Wi-Fi for those BD 2.0 features as well, and you even get free shipping. Definitely one to consider if you're a movie buff on the go: 

Save $240 on Samsung BD-C8000 portable Blu-ray player

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread.


2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Toy Story 3 Combo Pack

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It's no secret that Toy Story 3 was one of the biggest animated films of all time, and it's certainly good enough to sit in your collection as well. That's why we've added it to our 2010 Holiday Gift Guide. The Blu-ray combo pack offers the best bang for your buck, since it packs in a copy of the film on Blu-ray, a second Blu-ray disc with special features, another copy of the film on a standard DVD, and finally, a digital copy of Toy Story 3. Basically, this means you get the superb copy for your home theater, the DVD for use in computers or in the car, and the digital copy to watch on computers and portable devices. Even better, while this combo pack normally sells for $45.99, Amazon has it for $24.99, a 46% savings, and they also throw in a $4 credit for Amazon Video on Demand as well. This is a great gift for kids and families alike.

Be sure to check out other Amazon Blu-ray specials.

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Scott Pilgrim vs. The World movie, comic, and game releases coming in November

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Movies, Video Games

In addition to Scott Pilgrim vs. The World hitting Blu-ray and DVD November 9th, fans of the totally awesome adventures of Mr. Pilgrim can get their fix on a brand new box set for the six volume graphic novel set, as well as DLC for the Scott Pilgrim video game.  

The box set was revealed on creator Bryan Lee O'Malley's website. The artwork of which was done by none other than the famous pixel artist who also worked on the video game - Paul Robertson. The box set will be available in North America only on November 3, and can be sold seperately to those who already own all six volumes. 

As for the DLC, two new modes  (Dodgeball and Battle Royal) have been added, as well as new character Knives Chau. The pack will be available early Novemeber on Xbox Live for 160 MP, or $1.99 on PSN.


Deal of the Day: Save on newly released Dell XPS 14, 15, 17 laptops

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Hot Deals, PC / Laptop

Dell XPS 14, 15, 17 promo code

Dell just released a trio of new XPS laptops, and we've got some deals on all three models in our . There are multiple configurations available on the XPS 14, 15, and 17 notebooks, including upgraded Core i5 processors, Blu-ray drives, and more. The links below point you to the Dell promo codes that'll save you some cash:

Save on Dell XPS 14 laptop
Save on Dell XPS 15 laptop
Save on Dell XPS 17 laptop

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread.


Deal of the Day: Save 41% on Samsung 3D LED HDTV UN46C8000 bundle

Samsung un46c8000 3d hdtv

Looking to pick up a 3D HDTV, but don't wanna pay the high price? This  is your answer, and may be our best yet. You get the Un46C8000 46-inch 3D 240Hz LED HDTV with the Samsung BD-C6800 3D player, and the Samsung 3D starter with with 2 pairs of 3D glasses and a copy of Monsters vs. Aliens 3D, all for $1,779. That is a savings of $1,218 off the regular price, saving you a whopping 41% - with free shipping included! We aren't sure how long this one will last, but if you are interested, we recommend you jump on it:

Save $1,218 on Samsung 3D LED HDTV bundle

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread.


Deal of the Day: $370 off HP Pavilion dv6 Select Blu-ray laptop

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Hot Deals, PC / Laptop

HP Pavilion dv6 select edition blu-ray

This  is a hot one! Check it - you get the  Pavilion dv6 Select Edition with Intel Core i5 processor, drive, and 8GB RAM at a savings of $370 off the standard price! That's some serious hardware right there, coupled with a nice discount. Use HP promo code NBG683166 when checking out to get the savings:

Save $370 on HP Pavilion dv6t Select laptop

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread.


Deal of the Day: $300 off Sony BRAVIA 40-inch HDTV with Blu-ray player

Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX40B blu-ray hdtv

Today’s kills two birds with one stone if you’re looking for a new HDTV and player. The Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX40B is a 40-inch LCD HDTV that has a built-in Blu-ray player with XMB interface, and today’s deal saves you $300 off the total price, which is a savings of 30% with the Dell promo code.

Save $300 on Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX40B Blu-ray HDTV

Don’t forget, if you’re looking for other deals, be sure to check out our Newegg Promo Code thread.


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