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The best AV deals and home theater specials

Today is a good day to upgrade your home theater, and we're going to make it easy for you. We spend our time scanning the internet for the best AV deals and home theater specials so that you don't have to. Below, you'll find your next AV component or the beginnings of a brand new home theater of your very own.

We look for deals on our favourite What Hi-Fi? reviewed AV products and compile this list of the biggest and best discounts around, including those on 4K projectors, home theater speaker packages, AV receivers, soundbars and more.

Whether you want to add surround sound speakers to your system, go for a bigger picture with a 4K projector, or level up with a home cinema receiver for the proper surround sound experience, we're here to help you on your chosen path. Your home theater heaven is but a few clicks away.

Don't forget we have also found you the best deals on headphones, speakers, TVs, hi-fi and audio products, and have highlighted the very best retailers offers from Best Buy, Crutchfield, Walmart and World Wide Stereo.

Blu-ray player deals

Sony BDP-S3700 Blu-ray player $118 $88 at Crutchfield
This cheap as chips Blu-ray player might only be a Full HD model but it's also an excellent way to boost picture quality for a very small outlay.
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Sony BDP-S6700 4K Blu-ray player $178 $98 at Crutchfield
The BDP-S6700 scored a coveted five star rating in our tests. Budget by price but not by nature, the 4K upscaling performance belies its low price tag. Built-in Wi-Fi provides access to Netflix, Amazon Prime Video and Spotify. Stunning value at $98.View Deal

LG UBK80 4K Blu-ray player $200 $150 at Best Buy
Not one we've tested but a deal hard to ignore with a 4K Blu-ray player down nearly to half-price. There's HDR10 support (no Dolby Vision), 4K upscaling, HDMI connectivity and a USB input on the front.View Deal

LG UBK90 4K HDR Blu-ray player $300 $197 at Amazon
This player does it all when it comes to discs, playing 4K Blu-rays and supporting many flavours of HDR, including Dolby Vision. Twin HDMI outputs allow you to split picture and sound. It also comes with smart apps for on-demand streaming.View Deal

Sony UBP-X800M2 4K Blu-ray player $299 $248 at Amazon
Any saving on a Sony Blu-ray player as good as this makes us sit up and pay attention. This is a five-star product with a very welcome saving too.View Deal

Product of the Year

Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Blu-ray player $500 $400 at Crutchfield
Panasonic's top of the range 2018 player has got everything you need. HDR-wise you're covered with Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and HLG. It's also a great choice for those with some serious surround sound as it supports 7.1-channel audio.View Deal

Sony UBP-X1100ES 4K Blu-ray player $599 $498 at WWide Stereo
Sony's premium Blu-ray player comes in for significantly less than those from Panasonic and Pioneer with this handy discount. Picture quality is excellent and it backs that up with an entertaining and musical sound that is up there with the best. A great buy.View Deal

Speaker package deals

Klipsch Reference R-10SWi subwoofer $449 $249 at Crutchfield
If all you need is sub, then this Klipsch boom box could be just the ticket. Whether you want to turn your 5.1 into a 5.2 or add the bottom end beef to your Klipsch package sandwich, then this $200-off deal is the one for you.View Deal

Polk Audio RM6750 5.1 Theatre System $550 $350 at Best Buy
We've not had the pleasure of reviewing this very affordable package but the price looks ripe for a first step into home cinema sound.View Deal

Elac Debut 2.0 5.1 cinema pack $2180 $1700 at Amazon
If you don't need the AVR, then the five-star Elac Debut 2.0 speaker package is also available at a discount without. It's beautiful sounding system offering some genuine home cinema class.View Deal

Five-star Dolby Atmos system

Elac Debut 2.0 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos cinema pack $2470 $1930 at Amazon
The same five-star home theater speaker package as above but  with a pair of Elac Dolby Atmos speaker modules to pop ontop of the floorstanders and add a new dimensions to your movie sound. Cracking deal.View Deal

Klipsch RP-600M 5.1.2 Atmos system $2680 $1980 at WWStereo
There's a chunky saving at World Wide Stereo on this eight-speaker package. It's based on four RP-600M Reference standmount speakers and includes a centre, sub and a pair of Atmos toppers too.View Deal

AV receiver deals

Sony STR-DN1080 home theatre receiver $599 at Best Buy
This superb, Award-winning home cinema receiver is back on the shelves. Discount or otherwise, snap it up while you can. You get 7.2 channels of sound with 100W down each, Dolby Atmos, DTS:X support, Airplay, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Spotify Connect. Fantastic performance too.

Marantz SR7013 AV receiver $2199 $1599 at Amazon
The SR7013 is built on the Marantz Hyper Dynamic Amplifier Modules (or HDAMs) that gives 200W of power per output. It supports AirPlay 2, all your 3D sound formats and Amazon Alexa with 9.2ch of fun.View Deal

Soundbar deals

JBL Bar 2.1 soundbar $200 $180 at Amazon
With an HDMI in and out, Bluetooth, optical and stereo inputs, there's plenty of options here. We'd also hope for some decent sound out of the 6 internal drivers and the 6.5in external sub. Not a system we've tested but it looks good with the discount.View Deal

Under half price

Harman Kardon Enchant 800 $700 $280 at Crutchfield
Not a soundbar we've tested but it's hard to ignore with a discount as heavy as this one. It's a bar and sub combo with six drivers in the main unit. There are USB and HDMI inputs and it's also Chromecast-enabled.View Deal

Samsung HW-Q60T 5.1xh soundbar $500 $378 at Walmart
Not a model we've tested, but with DTS Virtual X digital sound processing onboard (which emulates object-based surround sound like DTS:X and Dolby Atmos) thanks to the up-firing drivers, there's a lot to like on paper – especially at nearly half-price.View Deal

$600 off

Harman Kardon Enchant 1300 $1000 $400 at Crutchfield
Want a little more? The Enchant 1300 is packed with 13 speakers (10 x 2" woofers, 2 x 1" tweeters, 1 x 3/4" tweeter) and comes with all the features of the bar above, including Chromecast. Again, not one we've tested. Again, though, a mega discount.View Deal

Sonos Playbar $699 $599 at Adorama
Yes, it's recently been superseded by the brand new Sonos Arc, but we loved this five-star 'bar under review, praising its "full, brilliant Sonos experience" and "wide, deep, detailed and dynamic soundstage". There's no HDMI connection, but if that doesn't bother you, this is a great little deal. View Deal

Yamaha YSP-5600 MusicCast $1700 $1300 at Amazon
We're big fans of this brilliant Yamaha soundbar. It's not cheap, but it does deliver exciting and impressive overhead surround sound and plenty of great features. This handy $400 saving should soften the blow.View Deal

Projector deals

Nebula Capsule portable projector $300 $235 at Amazon
This tiny, tin-shaped projector has a big picture and bigger ambitions. It's an ingenious piece of tech - a portable projector with built-in Android-esque app store, the Capsule can also be used as a dedicated Bluetooth speaker.View Deal

Epson Home Cinema 1060 HD projector $700 $679 at Amazon
A crisp, clear picture with very natural colour reproduction; you simply won’t find this kind of home cinema brilliance at this kind of price elsewhere. This Full HD projector is great for games and films, and is bright enough to use in well lit rooms.View Deal

Epson EpiqVision EF-11 HD projector $800 $700 at Crutchfield
The HD mini laser projector can produce a 1080p image of up to 150in at 1000 lumens of brightness, and it can do so with a 360-degree projection angle, meaning that you can place it almost anywhere. It has an HDMI-in and Miracast for screen sharing.View Deal

$200 saving

Epson Home Cinema 2250 HD projector $999 $800 at Crutchfield
Currently cheaper than the 2150, the 2250 is actually the superior machine. Virtually identical but you should get a better picture out of this one as indicated by the 70,000:1 contrast ratio. Not a model we've reviewed though.View Deal

BenQ TK800M 4K projector: $1449 $1199 at Best Buy
Here's a great deal on a 4K HDR projector. 3000 lumens of brightness, a 10:000:1 contrast ratio... and good customer reviews on Best Buy. Snap it up now.View Deal

Epson Home Cinema 3200 4K projector $1500 $1400 at Best Buy
This is the best projector at around the thousand pound mark at the moment. Black depth is unsophisticated but contrast, colour and cinematic appeal are well beyond the competition. It's a great starter projector for a budget home cinema set-up.View Deal

Optoma UHD50X 4K projector $1999 $1599 at Adorama
This is a very decent budget 4K projector with some good HDR pop and some of the best black depth you'll find in this price bracket and beyond. It features a powered USB socket and high frame rate HDMI certification for gamers to enjoy.View Deal

BenQ TK850 4K HDR projector: $1699 $1499 at Adorama
Not one we've tested but BenQ's HDR-PRO projectors offer an affordable and effective way of getting a 4K picture without breaking the budget. The TK850 is one of the higher-specced HDR-PRO machines and should bring a decent piece of DLP home cinema action into your living room.View Deal

Product of the Year

Epson Home Cinema 3800 4K projector $1700 $1600 at Dell
A very similar proposition to the Epson above but its extra abilities with contrast go a very long way indeed. Well worth spending the extra if in budget. This is an exceptional budget projector.View Deal

Five-star bargain

LG CineBeam HU80KA 4K projector $2700 $2397 at Buydig
This high-end portable projector handles 4K HDR material and comes with connectivity including an app store of its own. With 2500 lumens of brightness and a 150in picture too, it's one of the most feature-complete projectors you'll ever find.View Deal