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The best home cinema deals and AV discounts 2022

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. 

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.

Blu-ray player deals

Sony BDP-S3700 Blu-ray player $118 $84 at B&H (save $34) (opens in new tab)
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.

Sony BDP-S6700 4K Blu-ray player $178 $118 at Crutchfield (save $60) (opens in new tab)
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. 

LG UBK90 4K HDR Blu-ray player $300 $223 at Amazon (save $77) (opens in new tab)
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.

Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Blu-ray player $500 $422 at Walmart (save $78) (opens in new tab)
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

Polk Audio Reserve 5.0 Home Theater Speaker Package $3096 $2396 at World Wide Stereo (save $700) (opens in new tab) Polk’s flagship speaker range utilises many of its in-house technologies, such as Pinnacle Ring Radiator tweeters (heralded by the company for their wide dispersion) and Turbine Cone Midrange drivers as well as some new features, including ‘X-Port technology’ to eliminate unwanted cabinet and port resonances. This set-up lacks a sub but is still a great value deal on a premium package.

Klipsch Reference R-10SWi subwoofer $449 $299 at Crutchfield (save $150) (opens in new tab)
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 $1829 at Amazon (save $351) (opens in new tab)
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 $2079 at Amazon (save $391) (opens in new tab)
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 dimension to your movie sound. Cracking deal.

AV receiver deals

Denon AVC-X8500H AV receiver $4499 $3999 at World Wild Stereo (save $500) (opens in new tab) This flagship home cinema amp from 2018 can be brought right up to date with a £649 HDMI board upgrade if gaming is required. Otherwise, save the cash and grab a solid gold AV bargain.

Soundbar deals

Samsung HW-Q600A $600 $450 at Best Buy (save $150) (opens in new tab)
A premium Atmos soundbar at a not-so-premium price thanks to Black Friday. We've been impressed with Samsung's form in the Atmos soundbar market of late, so we reckon the Q600A at only $450 is a safe bet for those looking to sweeten up their TV system.

LG SP8YA Dolby Atmos soundbar $800 $380 at Amazon (save $420) (opens in new tab)
This Dolby Atmos soundbar with a wireless sub has many the connectivity and features of LG's higher-end models. There's eARC (opens in new tab), plus another HDMI 2.1 input with 4K Dolby Vision (opens in new tab) and HDR10 (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) and Apple Airplay 2 (opens in new tab). 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 (opens in new tab) 2.0 surround kit Four stars.

Sony SF100 soundbar $128 $99 (save $29) (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab), 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 Q800A Dolby Atmos soundbar $900 $697 at Walmart (save $203) (opens in new tab)
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

Epson Home Cinema 4010 $1999 $1899 at Amazon (save $100) (opens in new tab)
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 $1899.

JVC DLA-NX5 $6000 $4800 at Best Buy (save $1200) (opens in new tab)
This upgraded version of the DLA-N5 comes packed with deep blacks, excellent HDR handling, and superb colour control, like the N5, making it a bargain even at its retail price of $6000. However, you've only got to spend $4800 with this deal.

LG CineBeam HU80KA 4K projector $2700 $2067 at Amazon (save $633)
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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.

Samsung The Premiere LSP9T $6500 $3149 at Wallmart (save $3351) (opens in new tab)
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.

Mary is a staff writer at What Hi-Fi? and has over a decade of experience working as a sound engineer mixing live events, music and theatre. Her mixing credits include productions at The National Theatre and in the West End, as well as original musicals composed by Mark Knopfler, Tori Amos, Guy Chambers, Howard Goodall and Dan Gillespie Sells.