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The Best and Worst Things to Buy in August

August is a fantastic month for shopping, but you still need to shop wisely. Back-to-school sales and state sales tax holidays mean laptop deals are hot — but watch out for Apple's notoriously bad discounts. That, plus travel, patio furniture, and more!

Best HDTV Deals: 2 PC Mag Award-Winning TVs From $319

This week's best TV deals are loaded with Editors' Choice sets, starting with a 50" LG plasma model that has hit rock bottom at $399. We've also found two PC Mag Editors' Choice budget TVs starting at just $319. Last but not least, Dell Home offers an unbeatable LG TV bundle complete with Blu-ray player and $150 gift card.

Even High-End 4K TVs Are Dropping to Bargain Bin Prices

4K TVs are dropping in price faster than we initially thought. And not just off-brand 4K TVs, but name-brand sets from the likes of Sony and LG. We've spotted a few deals and models we think early adopters should keep an eye on.

Android TV: The Streaming Market is About to Get Crowded

Between the Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon's nascent Fire TV, the set-top streaming box has finally come into its own. But now, it looks like Google is poised to push this technology into even more living rooms.

Aereo Loses Supreme Court Case, Will Now Pay Big Fees in Order to Stream TV

In a divided 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled in favor of the broadcasters in ABC v. Aereo. This ruling leaves the future of Aereo and its many subscribers in limbo, as the TV-streaming service will now be forced to pay hefty fees in order to continue providing content for subscribers.

Best HDTV Deals: Get a 39" TV for Just $205 After a Gift Card

Whether you're looking for a new big-screen TV to watch the upcoming World Cup or just want a small set to keep you company in the kitchen, this week's best TV deals have you covered. We've got two 39" TVs that come with sizable free gift cards, as well as a massive discount on a 65" 4K TV.

Get the Facts on a Supreme Court Case That Could Change TV Forever

Aereo, the company that rents antennas to watch over-the-air TV, is being sued in the Supreme Court by the nation's broadcasters for copyright infringement. In the meantime, we decided to take a look at this case from the consumer's perspective. The decision could affect not only Aereo customers, but traditional antenna users as well. Read on for our breakdown of how home antennas work, why Aereo is different, and how this case affects everybody.

Running With Scissors: 7 Myths About Cutting the Cable Cord

If the headlines are to be believed, consumers are abandoning cable in droves. But the truth is actually a lot more complicated than the news has led you to believe. In an effort to help you decide whether cable abandonment is right for you, we're tackling seven major cord-cutting myths. Read on to find out whether all cord-cutters are pirates, how much money you could actually save, and more!

11 Tech Shopping Myths Busted

The Internet can be a priceless research tool for separating fact from fiction, but when not used correctly, it can also help spread all types of myths that could result in consumers spending more money than they should. From overused buzzwords to high-priced TV cables, we shine light on 11 of the most common tech myths that people still fall for.

Comcast Wants to Buy Time Warner: How Might the Merger Affect You?

In a move that's causing uproar among consumer advocates, Comcast will acquire Time Warner Cable for $45.2 billion. Comcast is already the largest cable company in the country, but the FCC isn't likely to stop the deal. So how will this merger will affect you?

Tailgating for the Puppy Bowl — Pun Intended!

For the last ten years, Animal Planet has been counter-programming the biggest football game of the year with the cutest football game of the year, The Puppy Bowl! Half the fun of any football party is the tailgating experience; you know, the food, the fun, the zaniness? Here's how to tailgates for the Puppy Bowl!

Contrary to Popular Belief, Nobody Is Buying a TV for the Super Bowl

With Super Bowl XLVIII looming on the horizon, the media outlets are all atwitter about how everyone is buying a new TV for the big game. Clearly, football fans across the country must be rushing out to buy a bigger set in time to cheer on their team of choice. However, a poll of Dealnews readers revealed that only about 3% of people will buy a TV for the Super Bowl.

The Future Is Now: All the Ways You'll See 4K Content in 2014

This week, we've learned that 4K content is more a forgone conclusion than a far-off dream. Companies like Netflix and Amazon have partnered with studios to create native 4K shows and movies, while Sony already boasts a library of up-converted 4K content. One TV manufacturer has bet the farm on 4K, choosing to drop 3D support altogether. With the sudden surge in ultra HD media availability, one thing is certain: the arguments against 4K are getting weaker.

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in January

The new year is upon us, and after all that shopping you likely did during the holidays, you may be looking forward to giving your credit card a rest. But January is an excellent month to buy certain things like winter apparel or early Valentine's Day gifts.

Buy This, Not That: 11 Gifts That Are Better Than What Everyone Asked For

There's always going to be that one person on your holiday gift list who asks for fancy tech gadgetry or the latest fashions. Giving in to the demands of these holiday budget hijackers can disrupt your entire present-buying mojo, or at the very least, make a value-driven shopper cringe. But don't send those donations to the Human Fund just yet; we've rounded up 11 awesome alternatives to in-demand items that provide a much better value for your dollar and your giftee.

Seiki's Cheap 65" 4K HDTV Isn't That Cheap ... Yet

Seiki is poised to break some records this December when it releases its latest 4K HDTV, the ultra-cheap 65" SE65UY04. And while big-box retailers may use this "cheap" 4K HDTV to lure shoppers, we think early adopters should wait at least a few weeks before making any purchase.

UPDATE: Why Wait? 11 Black Friday Doorbusters You Can Score Right Now

With this year's Black Friday sales, merchants are going the extra mile and quietly dropping their prices days ahead of schedule, meaning you can score some of Black Friday's best deals right now. We've rounded up all the items we could find that were already marked down to their advertised Black Friday price or lower.

UPDATE: Best Black Friday TV Ads: Seiki Is King of Cheap Big-Screen TVs

The Black Friday TV ads have been unleashed and the shopping season has commenced! Of the best so far, is Seiki holding dual titles of cheapest 4K HDTV and cheapest 55" 1080p HDTV. For you early adopters, we've also found the cheapest name-brand 4K HDTV at $500 off its list price.

Walmart Black Friday Ad: The Crazy TV Prices We've Been Waiting For

We've already sorted through some interesting Black Friday ads, but finally, the big names for the holiday are making an appearance; Walmart, our second-best retailer for Editors' Choice Black Friday deals, has released its full Black Friday ad. And judging from the promotions below (which include some amazing TV deals and discounts on Apple products), we're pretty optimistic about what's to come for 2013.

Best Buy Black Friday Ad: Some Serious Steals, But Don't Bite on Apple Deals

We've already had a chance to review the ads from Target and Walmart, and now that the entire Best Buy Black Friday ad is available, our picture of Black Friday 2013 is getting clearer by the minute. From what we can tell, Best Buy will have some seriously competitive prices on Black Friday, as long as you're shopping for anything but Apple.

Soon 3D TVs Will Cost the Same as Regular 55" HDTVs

Despite having been dismissed and overpriced, 55" 3D TVs are now enjoying a comeback and will soon cost as much, if not less, than their non-3D counterparts of the same size. With Black Friday approaching, you should keep an eye on a few specific 55" 3D TVs that we expect to see some of the best discounts.

10 Ways to Save Enough Money to Buy an HDTV on Black Friday

Autumn is in the air, and even though the season — and all its pumpkin spice glory — isn't in full force yet, there's something else we bet you can smell from a mile away: Black Friday TV deals. And while we're predicting that 55" 3D HDTVs will drop to $425 on Black Friday, we understand that money doesn't grow on trees. Here are 10 ways to trim your budget before Black Friday so that you can afford that new TV come November.

Black Friday Phones 2013: Deals on Android and iPhone

Black Friday smartphone deals are calling! Will you answer the deal if it's 1 cent or free? How about for profit?! This year we are expecting to see an abundance of deals on Android smartphones, and maybe even a discount on the new Apple iPhone 5S.

Black Friday TVs 2013: Big-Screen TV Deals Offer the Best Value

HDTVs are the highlight of most Black Friday sales, often causing deal-giddy shoppers to wake up at the crack of dawn for a chance to purchase one on the cheap. But this year, you can say goodbye to waiting in line for a Black Friday TV deal; they'll be available at price lows no matter where you shop. And with analysts predicting a resurgence in big-screen TV sales, this Black Friday is poised to be one of the best weeks for making the jump to a 55"+ HDTV.

LCD TV Buying Guide: What You Need to Know to Buy the Best TV

Are you in the market for a new HDTV? Be sure to brush up on the latest LCD television technologies before you score a deal. Read our crash course on the features you need to know before you buy your next LCD TV.

A Curved TV Costs $4,000... And Only One Person Can Watch at a Time

The buzz around 4K TV has tapered off, but a new "hot" technology has emerged for consumers to consider — curved TVs. But despite all the fuss and flashy announcements, is there really a point to the curve?

The Best and Worst Things to Buy in September

September is an odd month for shopping, since summer has officially come to a close, and we're inching ever closer to Black Friday. But September has its own deal virtues, including Labor Day sales! So, we've mined the extensive dealnews archives of sales, coupons, and individual products from the past few summers to find out what are the best and worst things to buy in September.

TV Calibration for Under $20: How to Calibrate a TV Without a Pro

If you're like most HDTV owners, chances are you haven't touched your TV's video settings since the day you pulled it out of the box. But calibrating your HDTV and making some adjustments to the brightness, contrast, sharpness, and color can make a world of difference in your viewing experience.

4K TVs: How Much Resolution Do We Need?

Once upon a time the world thought that 1080p was pretty good. Now there are TVs with a 3840x2160 resolution which purport to put regular high-def to shame. What do you think? Can you ever have too much resolution on your TV?

The Top HDTVs of 2013 Are Already 40% Off

While you might be inclined to opt for an older TV to get a good deal, what if we told you that some 2013 models are already seeing solid discounts? Inside, we detail how much you can save on some highly-rated, super new TVs from the likes of LG, Samsung, and Panasonic.

The Most Energy-Efficient TVs Won't Necessarily Save Much Money

We all know that it pays to be green in our lives, and there are a number of variables that determine how energy efficiency impacts one's bottom line. But when it comes to TVs, what are the energy savings like, and are they substantial enough to justify a higher price tag for an efficient model?

4K TV Deals May Be Awesome, But You'd Be Stupid to Buy One

When they debuted for consumers earlier this year, 4K TVs carried a $20,000 price tag. For this reason, we'd wager that few dealnews readers realistically ever considered buying one — that is, until Seiki released a 50" 4K TV for just $1,500. Despite that crazy low price, there are still many reasons why it's not worth investing in 4K technology just yet.