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The dealnews Black Friday Predictions for 2011

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BLU-RAY PLAYERS

Although they were once considered premium models, Blu-ray disc players with the ability to stream Netflix and other apps are now considered standard.

Unfortunately, prices on Blu-ray players with Netflix support have remained significantly higher than they were last holiday season. That said, prices stabilized in the $80 range this past spring and summer, and for Black Friday we're predicting a price of just $45. That's nearly identical to what we expect for standard, no frills devices too, so you might as well spring for the added features. And considering our prediction for Blu-ray players last year was on the dollar, you can follow our advice with confidence.

In addition to the players, last year we also saw an abundance of deals on Blu-ray disc movies, to the point where it was nearly impossible to track them all — just as we had predicted. This year we expect a repeat, with titles that you actually want starting at $5. Also, expect to see discounts on Blu-ray bundles and sets.

For 3D enthusiasts, we expect to see more deals on 3D Blu-ray disc players this holiday season. In fact, we expect deals on 3D players to be where deals on Netflix players were last year. Meaning, they could drop as low as $69. However, these players are only worthwhile if you own a 3D TV, and our stance on 3D remains unchanged. (See: the HDTV section.)

Finally, last year we saw Roku's highly-praised — and not often discounted — Roku XD 1080p Media Player chopped to $68 (although we predicted it would drop more than that). We expect the new Roku HD 2 player to see a similar discount this year, falling to $60.

Summary: Black Friday Predictions for Blu-ray

  • Blu-ray player with Netflix support for $45
  • Blu-ray movies you want from $5
  • Roku HD 2 box from $60
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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4 comments
dealnews-Lindsay
Are you specifically interested in LED-based TVs, or just curious about standard 55" models? Our prediction for the latter is that they'll drop to $549 during Black Friday weekend. 
rayban
What about predictions for a 55" LED HDTV? Don't need 3D or smart TV features. Wonder what low price predictions for those on BF? Any ideas?
Harryshops
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Harryshops
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