Check Your Netflix Envelopes This Week For Blu-ray Coupon

Check Your Netflix Envelopes This Week For Blu-ray Coupon

Hacking Netflix spotted some sweet savings on the inside of envelopes sent out by the movie rent-by-mail service: $50 off coupons that would bring the price of an Insignia Blu-ray player down to about $100 or $150. The coupon expires Saturday.

HSN Breaks TV, Showing Need To Firmly Attach Your Wii Accessories

HSN Breaks TV, Showing Need To Firmly Attach Your Wii Accessories

This HSN presenter remembered to use his wrist strap when playing with a Wiimote, so good for him! Unfortunately, it turns out you also have to make sure any attachments are firmly attached.

California May Pass Nation's First Energy Consumption Regulation On Big Screen TVs

California May Pass Nation's First Energy Consumption Regulation On Big Screen TVs

As soon as next month, California may become the first state to implement energy consumption rule for big screen TV sets similar to the ones for refrigerators and air conditioners. A trade group has been adamantly opposing it, reports the Los Angeles Times, but hasn’t found much sympathy from the California Energy Commission, which may be able to avoid building a $600 million natural gas power plant if they can cut back on energy guzzling sets.

$12.6 Million Seems Like A Lot For A TV, But Think Of The Savings

$12.6 Million Seems Like A Lot For A TV, But Think Of The Savings

Unbeatable Sale, Inc. is offering a deal on a 47-inch HDTV befitting of its name on Amazon. The company is charging $12,555,000 for the TV which seems a bit outrageous until you consider the following factors:

Man Says Best Buy Policies Prevent His TV From Being Fixed

Man Says Best Buy Policies Prevent His TV From Being Fixed

Russ used to have a TV, but now all he has are problems. He summarizes his 52-inch Insignia (Best Buy‘s House Brand) HDTV’s decision to check out, then goes into Best Buy’s bumbling attempts to fix it.

LG Electronics Offers Customer Amazing Service On Broken Plasma TV

LG Electronics Offers Customer Amazing Service On Broken Plasma TV

If you owned an expensive TV that stopped working, and you were years out of warranty, you’d assume the manufacturer would have nothing to do with you, correct? LG doesn’t play that game—Tim’s experience with them when his LG set went kaput is a mind-blowing example of a company practically coddling its past—and almost certainly future—customers.

Good News For Attorneys With Bulging Muscles, Pretty Dresses, And HDTVs

Good News For Attorneys With Bulging Muscles, Pretty Dresses, And HDTVs

Have you taken a bar exam prep course since 2001? Have you shopped at Cache, bought an HDTV, or used creatine supplements? You just might be eligible for one of several recently settled lawsuits.

Quick, Grab This $10 HDTV Before It's— Oh Never Mind

Quick, Grab This $10 HDTV Before It's— Oh Never Mind

It looks like Best Buy‘s servers decided to call in sick this morning—Casey writes, “This was on their site this morning for about 45 minutes before they corrected the ad.” We have a feeling Best Buy isn’t going to pull a neat “just keep it, our bad” maneuver like ThinkGeek, however.

Watch Out For Best Buy's Extended Warranties

Watch Out For Best Buy's Extended Warranties

HD Guru took a deeper look at the extended warranties and service plans Best Buy pushes on customers who buy expensive electronics like hi-def TVs. You probably won’t be surprised to find out that the fine print negates a lot of what the person or pamphlet on the sales floor will try to promise you—but you might be surprised at just how useless these plans can be when you get right down to it.

Best Buy Caught Using Sneaky Sneaky Tricks To Sell HDTV Calibration Service

Best Buy Caught Using Sneaky Sneaky Tricks To Sell HDTV Calibration Service

I’ve read some bad Best Buy stories in my time here at The Consumerist, but this one really takes the asshole cake. To sell its special HDTV calibration service, this Best Buy in NC set up two identical model HDTVs, both showing ESPN. As seen in the picture tipster Robert took, the “calibrated” one is noticeably better. That’s because it’s showing ESPN HD and the one on the left is showing just regular ESPN. You can also see how a set of box have been placed in front of the non-calibrated tv on the left so you can’t see that’s it not ESPN HD. That, my friends, is quintessential deceptive marketing. Robert’s story of what he saw, and the rivers of bullshit and non-answer that came out of the Best Buy employees’ mouths when he confronted them about it, inside…

http://consumerist.com/2008/10/14/hdtv-sales-could-be-down/

HDTV sales could be down this holiday season, report analysts. You don’t say? [Engadget]

Morning Deals

Highlights From Dealhack

  • Abt Electronics: Sony Cybershot S750 7.2MP Digital Camera $129 Shipped
  • Office Depot: HP AMD Dual Core Widescreen Notebook $550 & Free Shipping
  • B&H Photo: Panasonic Viera 42-inch Plasma HDTV $830 Shipped

Highlights From Buxr

  • Amazon: J.A. Henckels 8 Piece Stylus Block Set for $49.99 w/ Free shipping
  • Walmart: Eastsport Mesh Backpack for $9.88 + $0.97 Shipping
  • Timberland: 30% Off Coupon w/ coupon code: FALLEVENT4

Highlights From Dealnews

  • Geeks.com: Four Wireless Day / Night Color Security Cameras with receiver for $130 + $11 s&h
  • Newegg: Creative ZEN X-Fi 8GB Portable MP3 / MP4 Player for $112 + free shipping
  • Buy.com: Refurbished SanDisk Sansa MP3 Players from $22 + free shipping

Morning Deals

  • Apple: Refurbished iPod touches on sale, 8GB for $180, 16GB for $240, 32GB for $320
  • Amazon: Rewards points upgrade for existing Amazon.com Visa holders
  • Apple: Free Select iTunes TV Shows in HD (requires iTunes 8

Highlights From Dealnews

  • Travelocity: United Airlines Sale: Round-trip flights from $108
  • Amazon.com: Amazon.com Men’s Watch Deals: Timex, Marc Ecko, more from $40 + free shipping
  • Sears: Seven7 Women’s Jeans for $18 + $6 s&h, more

Highlights From Buxr

  • Budget Truck Rental: $50 Gift card when paying w/American Express
  • Reverie: T-Shirt Sale: Buy 1 TEE get 1 free TEE
  • BestBuy: Westinghouse 42″ 1080p LCD HDTV and portable DVD Player for $749.99 + shipping

Highlights From Dealhack

  • Drugstore.com: New Customers: Save $5 or $10 off First Order
  • Vann’s: Panasonic FZ28 10.2MP Digital Camera $340 Shipped
  • Amazon: Get Savings of up to 75% off Bargain Books

http://consumerist.com/2008/05/05/just-in-time-for-your/

Just in time for your rebate and stimulus checks, industry insiders predict price drops of 20-25% on HDTVs in May. [HD Guru via Gizmodo]

http://consumerist.com/2007/08/27/if-youre-thinking-about-buying/

If you’re thinking about buying an HDTV, experts advise waiting till after January, when price drops are sure to follow Christmas overstocks. [NYT]