The best home cinema deals and AV discounts 2023

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Taking the time to seek out the best home theater deals and AV discounts could save you a tiny fortune on upgrades. Whether you're looking to enhance your existing home cinema or starting off your first big screen and surround sound adventure, the bargains are out there hiding on the shelves. Our job is to bring you the map. 

From Blu-ray players to speaker packages to receivers to projectors, we've got the ultimate list of home cinema deals for you. Whichever component of your system you're looking to upgrade, you can find that below. Plus, if you are looking for a major upgrade to your home cinema setup, like a whole new speaker system, we've got a guide on the best speaker systems around.

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. 

Blu-ray player deals

Sony BDP-S6700 4K Blu-ray player $178

Sony BDP-S6700 4K Blu-ray player $178 $99 at BestBuy
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. 

Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Blu-ray player $500

Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Blu-ray player $500 $470 at Walmart
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.

Speaker package deals

Klipsch Reference R-10SWi subwoofer $449

Klipsch Reference R-10SWi subwoofer $449 $299 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 $150-off deal is the one for you.

Elac Debut 2.0 5.1 cinema pack $2180

Elac Debut 2.0 5.1 cinema pack $2180 $1829 at Amazon
This five-star Elac Debut 2.0 speaker package is also available at a significant discount. It's a classic-looking and beautiful sounding system offering some genuine home cinema refinement.

Elac Debut 2.0 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos cinema pack $2470

Elac Debut 2.0 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos cinema pack $2470 $2079 at Amazon
The same five-star home theater speaker package as above but with a pair of Elac Dolby Atmos speaker modules to pop on top of the floorstanders and add a new dimension to your movie sound. Cracking deal.

Soundbar deals

Ambeo Max: was

Ambeo Max: was $2500 now $2000 at Crutchfield
Standing over four feet wide, Sennheiser's Ambeo is not for the faint of heart or short of space. But it sounds sensational and boasts Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support. Relatively expensive by soundbar standards, but worth investigating if you can get a discount. Five Stars

JBL Bar 2.1

Bar 2.1 Deep Bass: was $350 now $299 at Amazon
JBL's entry-level 'bars are popular because they provide a big improvement to your TV's sound on a budget. The Bar 2.1 Deep Bass adds a wireless subwoofer to boot. The sub's 6-1/2" down-firing woofer promises a low-end rumble worthy of its name.

Samsung HW-Q600A $600

Samsung HW-Q600A $600 $329 at Best Buy
A premium Atmos soundbar at a not-so-premium price thanks to Amazon Prime Day. We've been impressed with Samsung's form in the Atmos soundbar market of late, so we reckon the Q600A at only $329 is a safe bet for those looking to sweeten up their TV system.


LG SP8YA Dolby Atmos soundbar $800 $326 at Amazon
This Dolby Atmos soundbar with a wireless sub has many the connectivity and features of LG's higher-end models. There's eARC, plus another HDMI 2.1 input with 4K Dolby Vision and HDR10 pass-through as well as an optical input and a USB port. Streaming is well catered for too, alongside Bluetooth and wi-fi, there’s Chromecast and Apple Airplay 2. Sonically this 3.1.2 package punches above its weight with a broad, vibrant soundstage that can easily match the cinematic scale of larger screens. It can also be upgraded to 5.1.2 by the addition of the SPK8 2.0 surround kit Four stars.

Sony HT-SF150

Sony SF100 soundbar $128 $99 (save $29) at Target
If you're looking for a simple, constructive step up in sound from your TV's in-built speakers, Sony's SF150 offers a significant sonic enhancement for little outlay. Alongside HDMI ARC, it has an optical input supporting Dolby Digital, Dolby Dual mono and LPCM 2ch. There's also a USB port and Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity for music playback from an external source too. To boost your cinema experience there's also Sony's S-Force Front Surround technology on-board, which applies processing to give the acoustic impression of a more encompassing sound stage. Four stars.

Samsung HW-Q800A

Samsung Q800A Dolby Atmos soundbar $900 $443 at Walmart
Very few soundbar subs perform as well as Samsung's 3.1.2 Q800A with a muscular, room-filling sound and a gut-busting bass, all contained within a relatively small package. Not only does the Q800A offer Dolby Atmos and DTS:X support, but it also has a broad feature set. Alongside two HDMI ports (one equipped with eARC) and an optical input, there’s Bluetooth and, once connected to wi-fi, you can stream via Spotify Connect and AirPlay 2, all of which can be controlled by the built-in Amazon Alexa voice assistant. Four stars.

Projector deals

Leisure 470 Mini: was 

Leisure 470 Mini: was $149 now $115 at Best Buy
Not one we've reviewed but this cheap projector has proved popular. It connects to your tablet or smartphone wirelessly and will produce a picture of up to 250 inches across. Its native resolution is 720p, but it supports 1080p, too.

BenQ TK850i: was

BenQ TK850i: was $1599 now $1299 at Amazon
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 TK850i is one of the higher-specced HDR-PRO machines and should bring a decent piece of DLP home cinema action into your living room.

Hisense L9G: was

Hisense L9G: was $6500 now $4498 at Amazon
Not one we've tested but this UST projector deal is hard to ignore with such a large price cut. It uses three separate lasers to create a 120in 4K image and has a 40W Dolby Atmos sound system built in.

Epson Home Cinema 4010  $1999

Epson Home Cinema 4010 $1999 $1779 at Amazon
The Epson Home Cinema 4010 is an excellent all-rounder for the money that offers up a punchy, dynamic picture with rich, refined colors. If you don't need 4K, this projector is an excellent value well worth grabbing at $1779.

Samsung The Premiere LSP9T $6500

Samsung The Premiere LSP9T $6500 $4598 at Walmart
This is one of the best UST projectors around. Bright enough to use for daytime viewing and, with both a smart platform and an aerial socket, it's fully kitted out for streaming services and live TV as well as any HDMI devices.

Ruben Circelli

Ruben is a long-time freelance consumer technology and gaming journalist, and was previously a Staff Writer at What Hi-Fi?. Since 2014, Ruben has written news, reviews, features, guides, and everything in-between at a huge variety of outlets that include Lifewire, PCGamesN, GamesRadar+, TheGamer, Twinfinite, and many more. Ruben's a dedicated gamer, tech nerd, and the kind of person who misses physical media. In his spare time, you can find Ruben cooking something delicious or, more likely, lying in bed consuming content.

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