Black Friday tech deals: PCWorld picks the best

From HDTVs to downloadable movies, these Black Friday deals are a chance to get your tech at a steep discount.

Last minute Black Friday deals

Most of the deals available at the opening of stores are probably gone already, but there are still plenty of deals to grab from HDTVs and Blu-Ray players, to tablets and downloadable movies.

Costco: Panasonic Lumix 14.1MP bundle, $180

Specs: 14.1MP sensor, 20x optical zoom, 1080p video capture at 60 fps, 3-inch TFT-LCD 4GB SDHC, camera case

Description: Best Buy has this same camera for $200, but the more common price is $250. The 4GB SDHC is nothing to get excited about since you can pick one up for less than a fast food meal, but it's still free,

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BEST BUY: Toshiba Smart Wi-Fi Ready Blu-ray Player $40

Specs: Blu-ray player, with video upconversion to 1080p, USB port, Ethernet port, Wi-Fi adapter not included

Description: This smart Toshiba Blu-ray player also works with CinemaNow, Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Hulu Plus, Picasa, preferably via the Ethernet port built-in, as the Wi-Fi adapter can cost you as much as the player given the 50 percent off list price sale.

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AMAZON: $5 Amazon VOD movies

Select Amazon Instant Video movies are on sale for $5 or less on Black Friday. These are all older titles, but you can probably find a few gems such as Jaws, Contact, The Wild Bunch, The Big Lebowski, The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and Scarface.

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AMAZON: Lightning deals preview

Amazon will be offering lightning deals on all kinds of products as it has been doing all week, but for Black Friday the deals should heat up. Here are five of the more interesting items slated for lightning deals between 9:30 AM Pacific and 12:30 Pacific.

SanDisk SD Flash Cards at 9:40 AM Pacific (reg. price $5-$35)

Garmin Nuvi 40 Navigation Unit at 10:30 AM Pacific (reg. price $80)

HP Pavilion P7-1490 Desktop at 10:40 AM Pacific Time (reg. price: $500)

Apple iPod Touch 16GB (4th generation) at 12:30 AM Pacific (reg. price $195)

Sony DCR-SX85 Camcorder at 12:30 AM Pacific (reg. price $198)

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AMAZON: Panasonic Viera 55-inch LED with 4 pairs 3D glasses, $1,200

Specs: 55-inch display with 1920-by-1080 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, 3D capability, 4 pairs of polarized 3D glasses, built-in Wi-Fi, Ethernet, PC, media card reader, 4 x HDMI, 2 x USB, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.

Description: Best Buy was selling this TV on Black Friday for $900 including the 3D glasses, but has already sold out. You can pick the same TV/glasses combo up for $1,200 at Amazon and still save some money off prices around $1,400 for the same equipment.

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WALMART: Creative D80w Portable Bluetooth Speaker $29

Specs: 2 x 3” drivers, Bluetooth Connect button to toggle between 2 pre-paired devices, Auxiliary port for wired connections

Description: The Creative portable Bluetooth speaker is more than half price at Walmart. It can play your tunes outside and the power brick is built-in, so at home you can just plug in the wall.

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OFFICE DEPOT: Google Nexus 7 32GB $230

Specs: 7-inch 1280 by 800 resolution display, 32GB storage, quad-core processor, Android 4.1, front camera, 10 hours battery life.

Description: One of the best rated 7-inch tablets out now, the Google Nexus 7 manufactured by Asus is $20 off Google’s store price for the new 32GB model.

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OFFICE DEPOT: Asus Transformer PAD TF300 10.1” $300

Specs: 10.1-inch 1280 by 800 resolution display, 32GB storage, Android 4.0, Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 10 hours battery life, microHDMI, dual cameras, microSD.

Description: When it comes to affordable large Android tablets, you can’t beat the Asus Transformer Pad with $100 off at Office Depot -- if you don’t want to pay a premium for a high-resolution screen.

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BEST BUY: Nikon Coolpix 12.1MP Camera $130

Specs: 12.1-megapixel image sensor, 15.5x optical zoom, 3-inch LCD display, SD slot

Description: This Nikon Coolpix compact digital camera takes videos and great photos in natural daylight with a hybrid image stabilization system and 7 white balance modes, but it’s not that great for low light shots or when using the flash. But if you want a reliable compact camera to take with you, with this one you save half the price.

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GAMESTOP: Xbox 250GB Holiday Bundle with Call of Duty Black Ops II, $250

Specs: 250GB Xbox 360 slim console, Forza Motorsport 4 game, Elder Scrolls V Skyrim download token, Xbox 360 wireless Controller, Call of Duty: Black Ops II

Description: You can find this exact same bundle at Amazon and Best Buy for $200 and Black Ops 2 is selling for $60. But given the popularity of the new Call of Duty game, we just had to include this deal so you can save $10 off something you're going to buy anyway.

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GAMESTOP: PlayStation Vita Wi-Fi bundle, $200

Specs: PSVita Wi-Fi, Assassin's Creed III Liberation game

Description: This PSVita bundle is selling for $250 at major retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart.

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STAPLES: 16GB Acer Iconia Tab A200, $250

Specs: 10.1-inch WXGA display with 1280-by-800 resolution, Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, 1GB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, microUSB, USB 2.0, memory card reader (32GB max.), 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, Android 3.2, Honeycomb.

Description: Acer's Iconia Tab A200 may be sporting last year's specs, but it's rocking a Black Friday price. You can find tablets with faster processors, newer Bluetooth, and better USB. But with other major retailers dishing this tablet out at prices around $315-$350, Staples has them beat.

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