The best Black Friday home cinema deals and AV discounts 2022

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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. 

Your home theater heaven is but a few clicks away, and what's more is that thanks to all the early Black Friday deals going live, you won't have to spend an arm and a leg.

Black Friday home cinema deals quick links

Best Black Friday home cinema deals

Blu-ray player deals

Sony BDP-S6700 4K Blu-ray player $178 (opens in new tab)

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. 

Speaker package deals

Polk Audio Reserve 5.0 Home Theater Speaker Package $3096 (opens in new tab)

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 (opens in new tab)

Klipsch Reference R-10SWi subwoofer $449 $274 at Crutchfield (save $175) (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 (opens in new tab)

Elac Debut 2.0 5.1 cinema pack $2180 $1500 at Amazon (save $680) (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 (opens in new tab)

Elac Debut 2.0 5.1.2 Dolby Atmos cinema pack $2470 $1700 at Amazon (save $770) (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 on top of the floorstanders and add a new dimension to your movie sound. Cracking deal.

Soundbar deals

Ambeo Max: was (opens in new tab)

Ambeo Max: was $2500 now $2000 at Crutchfield
(opens in new tab)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 (opens in new tab)

Bar 2.1 Deep Bass: was $350 now $200 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)

Samsung HW-Q600A $600 $540 at Best Buy (save $60) (opens in new tab)
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 $450 is a safe bet for those looking to sweeten up their TV system.

LG SP8YA (opens in new tab)

LG SP8YA Dolby Atmos soundbar $800 $400 at Amazon (save $400) (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 HT-SF150 (opens in new tab)

Sony SF100 soundbar (opens in new tab)$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 HW-Q800A (opens in new tab)

Samsung Q800A Dolby Atmos soundbar $900 $474 at Walmart (save $426) (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

Leisure 470 Mini: was  (opens in new tab)

Leisure 470 Mini: was $149 now $110 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)

BenQ TK850i: was $1599 now $1299 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)

Hisense L9G: was $6500 now $4498 at WWS (opens in new tab)
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 (opens in new tab)

Epson Home Cinema 4010 $1999 $1774 at Amazon (save $225) (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 $1774

Samsung The Premiere LSP9T $6500 (opens in new tab)

Samsung The Premiere LSP9T $6500 $4498 at Wallmart (save $2002) (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.

Ruben Circelli
Staff Writer

Ruben is a Staff Writer at What Hi-Fi? and longtime consumer technology and gaming journalist. 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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