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Sony, Samsung start enforcing minimum prices on HDTVs

Amid declining global sales, Sony and Samsung are instructing US retailers to maintain minimum prices for televisions to increase profitability, according to the Wall Street Journal. The move is expected to help protect profits of both manufacturers as well as retailers such as Best Buy...

Tuesday tech deals: 40" TV $380 + deals on Blu-ray player and movies

TigerDirect offers the Toshiba 40" 1080p HDTV for $449.99. This $70 mail-in rebate cuts it to $379.99. With free shipping, that's $9 under a deal from April and the lowest total price we could find by $39. It's also tied as the best shipped price we've ever seen for a Toshiba 40" HDTV...

LG to launch first Google TV products in May

LG Electronics, the world's second-largest TV maker, first announced plans to join the Google TV fray at CES 2012 in January, despite the lukewarm reception the platform received from customers. Well, it appears those plans are about to come to…

Tuesday tech deals: $300+ off LED-backlit 3D Samsung Smart TVs

Paul's TV via Buy.com offers the new 46" Samsung 3D LED-backlit HDTV, with 45,960 Super Points for $2,297.99 with free shipping. Assuming you use the points (they convert to a $459.60 Buy.com credit), that's the lowest total price we could find by $387. This 2012 model, also known as...

Samsung's board agrees to spin off LCD business

South Korean electronics giant Samsung will split the LCD division from the company ranks as of April 1, confirming the rumors circulating last week that suggested the firm would turn it into a separate business in an attempt to steer…

Upcoming LG TVs will stream PC games with Gaikai

Gaikai, a video game streaming platform akin to OnLive, has announced a partnership that will allow it to deliver games to high-end TV owners. LG has agreed to add Gaikai's offerings to its products, including Cinema 3D TVs expected to ship later this year...

Weekend tech reading: End of year edition

Verizon reverses on $2 fee, Apple's Jonathan Ive has been appointed as a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE). EA, Nintendo and Sony quietly withdraw SOPA support. Sonic the Hedgehog to make a comeback in full 2D (you read that right), and LG expected to show off 84-Inch ‘Ultra Definition’ TV at CES.

Boxee unveils dongle to access free broadcast HDTV

Although it's increasingly difficult for cable companies to deny the so-called "cord cutting" phenomenon, media conglomerates still have a stranglehold on many subscribers. It's easier than ever to catch your favorite TV show or movie through legitimate online avenues, but…

Tuesday deals: 46" LED-backlit Bravia w/Gorilla Glass for $1,000

TigerDirect offers the Sony BRAVIA 46" 1080p 3D LED-Backlit HDTV for $1,599.99. Coupon code "VWA46228" drops it to $999.99. With $49 for shipping, that's a $150 drop from yesterday's sale and the lowest total price we could currently find by $199. It's also the lowest total price...

First BitTorrent certified TV announced, more devices coming

Turkish HDTV manufacturer Vestel has announced the world's first Bittorrent certified HDTV, which will allow users to download, share and playback media files directly from their Internet connected television set. Not much is known about the device itself, except that…

Tuesday tech deals: 42" Vizio LED HDTV for $789

Sam's Club offers its members the Vizio TruLed 42" 240Hz 1080p LED-Backlit HDTV, model no. XVT423SV, for $789 with free shipping. That's $91 under a deal from three weeks ago and is the lowest total price we could find by $299.