Blu-ray player deals
Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Blu-ray player $500 £477 at Walmart Panasonic’s top of the range 2018 player has got everything you need. HDR-wise you’re covered with Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG. It’s also a great choice for those with some serious surround sound as it supports 7.1-channel audio.
Speaker package deals
Klipsch Reference R-10SWi subwoofer $449 $249 at Crutchfield If all you need is sub, then this Klipsch boom box could be just the ticket. Whether you want to turn your 5.1 into a 5.2 or add the bottom end beef to your Klipsch package sandwich, then this $200-off deal is the one for you.
Revel Concerta M8 SP5 $1500 $999 at Crutchfield
Not one we’ve tested but the heavy discount on this wallmountable 5.0 speaker system is certainly tempting. Brackets included. Don’t forget to add your own sub.
Elac Debut 2.0 5.1 cinema pack $2180 $1830 at Amazon
If you don’t need the AVR, then the five-star Elac Debut 2.0 speaker package is also available at a discount without. It’s beautiful sounding system offering some genuine home cinema class.
Klipsch RP-600M 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos system $2680 $1980 at WW Stereo There’s a chunky saving at World Wide Stereo on this standmounter-based eight-speaker package. It’s based on four RP-600M Reference standmount speakers and includes a centre, sub and a pair of Atmos toppers too.
Elac Debut 2.0 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos cinema pack $2470 $2080 at Amazon The same five-star home theater speaker package as above but with a pair of Elac Dolby Atmos speaker modules to pop ontop of the floorstanders and add a new dimensions to your movie sound. Cracking deal.
AV receiver deals
Sony STR-DN1080 home theatre receiver $580 at Amazon This superb, Award-winning home cinema receiver is back on the shelves. Discount or otherwise, snap it up while you can. You get 7.2 channels of sound with 100W down each, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X support, Airplay, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Spotify Connect. Fantastic performance too.
Marantz SR7013 AV receiver $2199 $1900 at Amazon The SR7013 is built on the Marantz Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules (or HDAMs) that gives 200W of power per output. It supports AirPlay 2, all your 3D sound formats and Amazon Alexa with 9.2ch of fun.
JBL Bar 2.1 soundbar $300 $250 at Walmart With an HDMI in and out, Bluetooth, optical and stereo inputs, there’s plenty of options here. We’d also hope for some decent sound out of the 6 internal drivers and the 6.5in external sub. Not a system we’ve tested but it looks good with the discount.
Samsung HW-Q60T 5.1ch soundbar $500 $348 at Walmart Not a model we’ve tested, but with DTS Virtual X digital sound processing onboard (which emulates object-based surround sound like DTS:X and Dolby Atmos) thanks to the up-firing drivers, there’s a lot to like on paper – especially at nearly half-price.
LG SP8YA Dolby Atmos soundbar $797 $497 at Crutchfield This LG bar has a 3.1.2-channel arrangement and a forthright and detailed delivery that goes way beyond its size. It’s not quite as precise as some but the audio is room filling and the features are strong.
Samsung HW-Q800A $898 $778 at Crutchfield This 3.1.2-channel Dolby Atmos soundbar is a powerful performer with a forthright delivery and room-filling dynamics. It has a spacious presentation with a weighty sub and a good range of features.
Yamaha YSP-5600 MusicCast $1700 $1431 at Walmart We’re big fans of this brilliant Yamaha soundbar. It’s not cheap, but it does deliver exciting and impressive overhead surround sound and plenty of great features. This handy saving should soften the blow.
Nebula Capsule portable projector $350 $300 at Amazon This tiny, tin-shaped projector has a big picture and bigger ambitions. It’s an ingenious piece of tech – a portable projector with built-in Android-esque app store, the Capsule can also be used as a dedicated Bluetooth speaker.
Epson EpiqVision EF-12 HD projector $1000 $900 at Crutchfield This 1080p mini laser projector has the same imaging tech as the EF-11 but you also get a 2 x 5W ‘Sound by Yamaha’ speaker system plus Chromecast, Google Assistant, the Android TV OS and its jam packed app access. Well worth the extra.
Epson Home Cinema 2250 HD projector $999 $900 at Crutchfield
Currently cheaper than the 2150, the 2250 is actually the superior machine. Virtually identical but you should get a better picture out of this one as indicated by the 70,000:1 contrast ratio. Not a model we’ve reviewed though.
BenQ TK800M 4K projector $1449 $949 at Best Buy Here’s a great deal on a 4K HDR projector. 3000 lumens of brightness, a 10:000:1 contrast ratio… and good customer reviews on Best Buy. Snap it up now.
BenQ TK850 4K HDR projector $1699 $1499 at Adorama Not one we’ve tested but BenQ’s HDR-PRO projectors offer an affordable and effective way of getting a 4K picture without breaking the budget. The TK850 is one of the higher-specced HDR-PRO machines and should bring a decent piece of DLP home cinema action into your living room.
BenQ TK850i 4K projector $1799 $1599 at Adorama This is the smart version of the BenQ TK850 projector above. It has wireless connectivity and access to the Google Play Store and it can also receive content casts from mobile devices through Chromecast and Apple AirPlay.
Optoma UHD50X 4K projector $1999 $1599 at Adorama This is a very decent budget 4K projector with some good HDR pop and some of the best black depth you’ll find in this price bracket and beyond. It features a powered USB socket and high frame rate HDMI certification for gamers to enjoy.
LG CineBeam HU80KA 4K projector $2700 $2000 at Amazon This high-end portable projector handles 4K HDR material and comes with connectivity including an app store of its own. With 2500 lumens of brightness and a 150in picture too, it’s one of the most feature-complete projectors you’ll ever find.
Samsung The Premiere LSP9T $6500 $5480 at WW Stereo
This is one of the best UST projectors around at the moment. Bright enough to use for daytime viewing and, with both a smart platform and an aerial socket, it’s fully kitted out for streaming services and live TV as well as any HDMI devices.