Deals of the Week

This is the week to save big on home entertainment products, including an HDTV and Blu-ray player bundle, a Vizio 42-inch HDTV, and a ViewSonic portable media player.

Vizio VO420E 42-Inch HDTV, $638

Though the Vizio VO420E didn't quite make our Top 10 40- and 42-Inch HDTVs chart, this already inexpensive model just got a little more attractive with a sale price of $638 and free shipping at

The VO420E is pretty easy to use and offers a nice set of customization options. This HDTV may serve you well if you aren't terribly picky about image and audio quality--but it probably isn't the best choice if you're looking to create a home theater system.

Sony PlayStation 3 (250GB), $325

We've long argued that the improved Sony PlayStation 3 is a great buy for its combined gaming and Blu-ray capabilities. And it just got even better at Dell's Website, which is featuring the 250GB PS3 for $325 with free shipping.

The new PS3 is roughly 33 percent smaller than the original model and 36 percent lighter, but it continues to be a versatile game console and a capable Blu-ray player. It does still lack compatibility with PlayStation 2 games, though.

Windows 7 Ultimate, $160

Have you been waiting to upgrade your PC to the generally acclaimed Windows 7? At, you can find Windows 7 Ultimate (which features the capabilities of both the Home Premium and Professional versions) for $175. Until February 4, you can use coupon code CUPID14 to get an additional $15 off, which drops the price further to $160.

eWiz is offering the same coupon for Professional (which lowers the price to $125) and Home Premium (bringing it down to $93).

Viewsonic VPD400 MovieBook HD, $88

For playing media content on the go, consider the Viewsonic VPD400 MovieBook HD, which CompUSA is offering for $80 after instant savings and a $20 rebate. Shipping nudges the total up to $88, but that's still a considerable savings over the next-best current price of $136.

The VPD400 does not have Wi-Fi or a touchscreen (we found the buttons particularly annoying), limitations that reduce its competitiveness against the comparable 8GB iPod Touch.

However, with a 4.3-inch display, it does serve adequately as a combination music player, e-book reader, photo and video viewer, and voice recorder. And with the CompUSA discounts, it's more than $100 less than the Apple offering.

Sony Bravia and Blu-ray Player Bundle, $870 to $1760

If it's time for the ultimate living-room upgrade, you can find Sony Bravia HDTVs (42- to 55-inch models) bundled with a free Blu-ray player at the SonyStyle Website.

We haven't reviewed the BDP-N460 player that the site is offering, but it typically retails between $185 and $250. It supports BD-Live, which allows access to up-to-date content, and it has streaming capabilities for Amazon, Netflix, and YouTube.

For help in navigating the HDTV world, check out our HDTV buying guide or our lists of the top 40- and 42-inch, 46- and 47-inch, and 50-,52-, and 55-inch HDTV models.

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