Black Friday DVD Player Buying Guide

If one of the items on your Black Friday shopping list just so happens to be a DVD player, we want you to take a second to forget about the idea of a cheap DVD player but not because you can’t find one of those. We’re certain you’ll find many. But if you play your cards right, you might be able to score a free DVD player.

No, no, don’t shoplift and then tell the police we told you to do it. We’ll deny it all. But if you’re in the market for other electronics, like a TV or speaker system, some Black Friday sales will often include a free DVD player. If you wanted everything you’re buying anyway, then bonus. We do want to issue a word of caution, however. Be sure to compare the bundle price to what it would cost to buy your items separately. Stores can be sneaky, especially on Black Friday when they aren’t making as much profit as they’ve become accustomed to.

A basic DVD player can be had for under $30 on Black Friday. With an additional rebate, you may even drop your final price below $20. If your budget is a little higher than that, we’d advise you to forget the DVD player altogether and take a look at the Blu-Ray players. They’re pricier, but they boast better audio and graphics than DVD players and often come with built-in Wi-Fi for video streaming from Netflix or Hulu. Blu-Ray discs have also been crowned industry standard, and will continue to be until the next big innovation in video.

Also worth a look on Black Friday are portable DVD players. Especially if you have children you need to keep entertained in the backseat. These can be found at Toys R Us or Target for $60 or less on Black Friday, which is a fair price to pay for hours of quiet time.

Rounding out your media centre Black Friday offerings are HD PVRs. The ultra-hot Hauppage HD PVR 2 is already down to just $169 regular price and stands to go even lower at Best Buy on Black Friday. Built-in hardware allows you to record Blu-Ray compatible video and save to your PC or Mac.

Black Friday 2013 will be packed full of deals to help you trick out your entertainment center. Make the most of the savings and grab a new DVD player, Blu-Ray player, or PVR.