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Happy Thanksgiving and Holiday Shopping Tips - 2012

By November 22, 2012

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Today is the day to get together with loved ones and friends, give thanks for all we have, and to remember those that are in faraway places serving our country. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Eat well and get some rest as there are both Thanksgiving and Black Friday shopping deals this year.

The best deals are being offered on both LCD and Plasma TVs, including some with either Internet Streaming or 3D capability, or both. Also, if you are looking for something with a large screen, there are great deals on 55-inch and larger sets. Also, there are also a few bundles being offered that include extra pairs of 3D glasses, a Blu-ray Disc player, or even a sound bar.

In terms of brands, there are great deals on LG and Samsung TVs this year, which are definitely worth consideration. However, the best TV deal (if you can get it before it runs out) is the 40-inch Toshiba 40E22U 1080p LCD TV being offered by Best Buy for only $179.99!

Another great TV deal is the 73-inch Mitsubishi WD73C12 DLP TV being offered by HHGregg for only $799. Even Vizio is getting into the Black Friday spirit by offering its new 70-inch E-Series LED/LCD Smart TV via its website (no waiting in line!) for $1,699.99 beginning at 9PM PST on Thanksgiving Night.

Also, if you haven't jumped into Blu-ray and you own an HDTV, this is time to do it. With a lot of retailers selling name-brand Blu-ray Disc players for less than $99 (some as low as $49)! and also offering Blu-ray disc movie specials for $10 or less, Blu-ray is now as affordable as DVD.

However, in addition to TVs and Blu-ray Disc players, there are also some great deals on home theater receivers and speakers coming from a few retailers. Here are the good deals in those product categories:

Fry's Electronics (Online-Only Thanksgiving Sale - Begins at 9AM PST)
- Yamaha RX-V371 5.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver - $169.00
- Polk Audio RTi8 Floor Standing Speakers - $269.00 (Pair)

Fry's Electronics (Black Friday - In-Store Doors Open 6AM)
- 3D Network 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver with Apple Airplay (no brand/model number provided) - $288.
- Polk Audio RTi12 Floor Standing Speakers - $578 (Pair)

Best Buy (Black Friday - Doors Open at Midnight)
-Denon AVR1613 5.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver - $274.99
-Klipsch - Icon KF-26 2-Way Floor Standing Speaker with Dual 6 1/2-inch drivers - $174.99
-Klipsch - Icon KF-28 2-Way Floor Speaker with Dual 8-inch drivers - $224.99

HHGregg (Black Friday - Doors Open 10pm Thanksgiving Night)
-Pioneer VSX-822 550-Watt 3D 5.1 Network Home Theater Receiver - $199.99
-Klipsch Quintet V 5-Channel Home Theater Speaker System - $274.99
-Klipsch Synergy KB20 Bookshelf Speaker (pair) - $139.98
-Klipsch Synergy KC10 Center-Channel Speaker - $109
-Klipsch Synergy KF30 Ported Tower Speaker (pair) - $499.98
-Klipsch Synergy KS10 Surround Speaker (pair) - $174.98

Sony Store (Thanksgiving Online - Black Friday Online and In-Store)
-STR-DH830 7.1 Channel Home Theater Receiver - $349.99 ($50 off) - Read my review
-STR-DN1030 7.2- Channel Wi-Fi Network Home Theater Receiver - $449.99 ($50 off) - Read my review

For a comprehensive listing of TV and home theater-related Black Friday deals from several major and regional retailers, check out my 2012 Home Theater Black Friday Sales Round-Up

However, before you head out for those, or other bargains, be sure to read my Holiday Shopping Survival Guide, and also check out some additional Top Home Theater Product Picks for Holiday Shoppers.

If you haven't done so yet, before you head out for those bargains, cast a vote in my holiday shopping poll: Also, before you bolt out the door on your shopping adventure, take a moment and vote in my Christmas and Holiday shopping polls:

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