Tuesday tech deals: Huge HDTV, laptop discounts and more

By on August 18, 2009, 5:10 PM
LG 50" 1080p Widescreen THX-Certified Plasma HDTV for $954 + $65 s&h

Sears offers the LG 50" 1080p widescreen THX-certified plasma HD television for $1,399.99. Add it to your cart and the price falls to $953.99. Shipping adds $65, or choose in-store pickup. Even with shipping, that's the lowest total price we've seen. Features include a native resolution of 1920x1080 (1080p), 600Hz sub-field drive, 2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 1,500 cd/m² brightness, four HDMI inputs, and VGA, component, and other video inputs. Deal ends August 22.

Better yet, pay with a Sears charge card and this 10% mail-in rebate takes another $95.40 off. That's $858.59. Plus, enter your television's serial code to receive a $100 gas rebate via LG.

Five more tech deals after the jump.

Lenovo coupons: Up to $130 off laptops, more

Lenovo released several new coupons for discounts on its laptops and desktop PCs. They're among the best discounts we've seen from Lenovo in recent months. All but two of the coupons end August 26, so act quickly. The discounts:

GameFly Pre-Played Game Sale: Up to 50% off used video games + free shipping

The GameFly Pre-Played Game Sale cuts up to 50% off hundreds of "pre-played" Xbox 360, Wii, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PSP, and DS games (click on the "store" tab at the top). Plus, select titles qualify for free shipping, which is usually reserved for GameFly subscribers only. With games starting at $6.99, that yields many lowest-we've-seen prices on a wide variety of titles. Deal ends August 24.

Sharp AQUOS BD-HP21U Blu-ray Disc Player for $108 + free shipping

Dell Small Business offers the Sharp AQUOS BD-HP21U Blu-ray disc player for $119.99. Apply coupon code "WKF35JP9FR9BLQ" to cut it to $107.99. With free shipping it's the lowest total price we've ever seen for a new, standalone Sharp Blu-ray player. Features include 1080p output, quick start mode, and HDMI output. Coupon expires August 19.

Thomson RCA flat indoor digital HDTV antenna for $21 + free shipping

ANTOnline via Buy.com offers the Thomson RCA flat indoor digital HDTV antenna for $20.64 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find. This antenna receives digital signals as well as UHF and VHF signals.

Note that you'll need a digital TV or a digital converter box to use it.



Unlocked cell phone roundup: Sony X1A Xperia for $558 + free shipping, more

Dell Small Business offers several unlocked cell phone deals at lowest-we-could-find prices, as listed below. Even better, coupon code "WKF35JP9FR9BLQ" knocks an extra 10% off. All receive free shipping. Sales tax is added where applicable. Coupon expires August 19. The deals, after the above coupon:




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TomSEA TomSEA, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

I really appreciate the Pricewatch/deals section here at TechSpot. Have used it many times and none more importantly than right now. I'm going to be buying an HDTV within the next 2-3 days (swore to myself I wasn't going through another football season without one) and am seriously considering pulling the trigger on this LG 50" plasma.

red1776 red1776, Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe, said:

2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio ???? this is getting ridiculous, how black can black get? LOL

LinkedKube LinkedKube, TechSpot Project Baby, said:

Yeah I saw that too, back in 03 I remember plasma's being 10000:1. Either way you cant say you dont want one. I'd buy one but I'm saving so I can try to soothe my brain to make a 6 core processor buy, highly unlikely though.

LNCPapa LNCPapa said:

I picked up my 4th HDTV yesterday via this Sears deal - super cheap for a 42" 1080p LG set. Ended up getting it even cheaper than the current deal paying only $599 for the set. With prices getting this low how can you not have a flat panel television anymore? This one is for my bedroom.

BTW - as with most other things the contrast ratio values are just a new numbers game - as is the hz numbers beyond 120 or 240. There are some very slight reasons to have a higher value here, but once you get a good multiple of 24 and 30 (120) then the value of having higher numbers diminishes.

Tedster Tedster, Techspot old timer....., said:

damn, I am in Iraq. I wish I were home to get this! I am buying a TV when I get back!

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