Home Theater Guide to Christmas and Winter Holiday Shopping

The Christmas and Winter Holiday shopping season can be a time of great fun or total disaster. There is a lot to consider, from deciding what to get, what you really need to get, how much to spend, and even ways to handle all that stress. Check out some great stress-reducing shopping tips and great gift ideas from the Home Theater perspective - including tips for Post-Holiday shopping.

Man shopping for TV
Man shopping for TV.

It's that time of year to gear up for the coming holiday shopping frenzy, but before you actually go out and buy, you need to know how to buy, including determining your budget, doing product research, mail order and online buying safety, and more. This is a must read for all electronic gadget shoppers.
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LG OLEDB6P Series 4K OLED TV. Image courtesy of Amazon.com

It is that time of year when stores begin to fill with eager Christmas and Holiday shoppers looking for great deals on consumer electronics products, such as televisions, DVD players, Audio systems, and more... For those that haven't been able to keep up with latest, check out my list of home theater-related products that are a great value in both price and performance, that will enable you to put together a great home theater system. The is includes TVs, Blu-ray Disc players, sound bars, media streamers, and more!
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HDMI Cables Are An Important Home Theater Accessory
HDMI Cables Are An Important Home Theater Accessory. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Whether buying a high-tech gadget or home theater gift for Christmas or other Winder Holiday, make sure you include the accessories that make it work. Nothing is more disappointing than opening a gift and finding out that you have to buy more stuff just to use it. More »

Frys and Best Buy Ad Examples
Frys and Best Buy Ad Examples. Fry's Electronics and Best Buy

We are always looking for right product at the right price, but before you actually go out and buy that 4K Ultra HD TV, home theater system, blu-ray disc player, media streamer or other gadget, you need to know how to buy. One important way to prepare for the home theater or consumer electronics shopping experience is to learn how to interpret the different types of Ads that clutter the Sunday and Holiday Ad inserts in your newspaper.
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Vizio SB3821-C6 Sound Bar With Wireless Subwoofer
Vizio SB3821-C6 Sound Bar With Wireless Subwoofer. Image provided by Vizio

Many consumers have the impression that home theater is complicated and expensive. Although you won't find that big-screen 4K Ultra HD TV for $199, there are a lot of surprisingly good home theater-related components priced at $199.99 or less, including sound bars, Blu-ray Disc players, and more. Check out my current favorites in the low-priced/high value Home Theater Components.
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Amazon Fire TV Stick - Package Contents
Amazon Fire TV Stick - Package Contents. Photo © Robert Silva - Licensed to About.com

Are you looking for an inexpensive home theater gadget for yourself or the someone special? If so, check out my selection for great budget-priced, and practical, home theater gadgets and accessories, including media streamers, cables, and more. Most priced less than $99.
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MAN CARRYING PRODUCTS TO REGISTER - SALE. Aaron P. Bernstein Getty Images News

Before you head out the day after Christmas to cash in on some great shopping deals, check out some useful tips that will help you get the most for your After-Christmas shopping dollar. More »

Man looking at music equipment through windows of electronic shop
Shopping for home theater gear. Justin Pumfrey/The Image Bank/Getty Images

We are always looking for bargains, and it is often really hard to resist those After-Holiday and Clearance sales. However, another way to save money post-holiday and throughout the year is to consider the purchase of refurbished products. Check out a great article that discusses everything you need to know about refurbished products are and some helpful hints on the important questions to ask and look for when purchasing such products. More »

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Additional Christmas and Holiday Shopping Suggestions

Vizio P-Series 4K Ultra HD TV Example. Image provided by Vizio

In addition to the above Holiday Shopping tips, also check out continually updated online buying suggestions for several popular product categories: 4K Ultra HD TVs, LCD and LED/LCD TVs, Blu-ray and Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Players, Sound Bars, Home Theater Receivers, Speaker Systems, and Media Streamers.