Buying Black Friday Home Theatres

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So you’ve got the flat screen. The armchairs. The ultra-comfy couches. All you need to complete your home theatre experience is … everything else. But no sweat, it’s time for Black Friday deals.

Black Friday is all about getting the best price, and we know that, but don’t rip yourself off in the process. If you’re going to treat yourself to a home theatre, be sure to get the little upgrades that will make a big difference. For instance, when it comes to selecting a home theatre in a box, don’t settle for one that comes with a DVD player when for as little as $10 more you can get a Blu-Ray player.

On the flip side, before you splash out on designing an entire media center that’s complete with a fancy stereo system, think about how often you’ll actually be using that stereo. You may be better off selecting music stations on your satellite TV, or picking up an iPod dock. These are widely available and always have a good selection at Best Buy.

One of the most important parts of every home theatre is the surround sound. The speaker system is what transforms a television into a home theatre. How high-end you go on the speakers all depends on your budget. If it’s best possible deals we’re talking, there are a variety of home theatre options all coming in under $300. Sylvania from CVS is one of the lowest of the bunch, though it has a DVD player rounding out its bundle. The Samsung home theatre bundles from hhgregg will have a bit of a steeper price tag, but come complete with a Blu-Ray player. Sears also has high-quality Samsung home theatre offerings, but with low confirmed quantities (think two per store) you have to be prepared to get there early.

If you’re serious about your at-home viewing experience and you’re prepared to go top-of-the-line, then of course the only option is Bose Lifestyle Home Theatre System. Bose home theatre prices range from $500 to $2000, with the Lifestyle Home Theatre coming in at the top of that range. Bose speakers are widely considered to be the best and offer room-filling sound and a true theatre-like atmosphere that simply can’t be equaled by other brands.

Bose speakers and home theatre bundles were on special at hhgregg for Black Friday 2012, and we have to believe they’ll repeat that popular move for 2013. If you don’t live near the mid-western hhgregg, not to worry. They offer the vast majority of their Black Friday deals online.