Getting everything you want for your dream home theater this Cyber Monday.
Obviously, your television is a vital part of your setup, but what really makes your home theater immersive and uniquely yours is the audio system you pair with it. That’s why shopping Cyber Monday home theater deals may start with bargains on televisions but will likely include home audio deals too. And for that reason, you’ll want to make some decisions before you start shopping.
For instance, beginning with the receiver — the connection hub — it’s a good idea to determine how much power you need and how many outputs and channels will be required to facilitate the system you want. For a basic surround sound system, you’ll need a receiver with five channels of power. If you want high-quality audio for listening to music, it probably makes sense for you to focus on two high-performance main speakers. Then, either immediately or later, you can add a center-channel speaker for clearer dialogue, a subwoofer to emphasize the bass (and thunderous explosions), and finally, rear speakers to provide the finishing touches to your home theater audio spectacular.
Cyber Monday sound bar and audio deals.
A popular alternative to setting up a multi-speaker system is a sound bar, a single speaker system placed in front of or below your television, often mounted on the wall. While many think of this as a poor substitute for a component audio system, technological advances have resulted in a number of high-quality sound bar options. You can get Cyber Monday deals on sound bar systems from some of the biggest names in the industry, like Bose, Sonos, Samsung, Klipsch and Yamaha, with top-end units that have up to seven individual speakers, including a subwoofer. A home theater in a box is another option to consider because it provides everything you need for true surround sound in a single package, including the left and right main speakers, a center speaker and two rear speakers, plus a subwoofer.
Regardless of which way you decide to go, you’ll be able to save money with any of our Cyber Monday sound bar deals, system-in-a-box deals or individual component deals. Just do your product research in advance, including reading the extensive customer reviews that accompany each offering, so that you can make a quick, informed decision once you get down to business.
Cyber Monday speaker deals.
Being prepared to take advantage of our Cyber Monday speaker deals involves, first, determining how you’re going to use your new speakers and, second, where you’re going to use them. If you’ll use them to listen to music, a pair of speakers might suffice. If you want immersive television sound, you’ll want to check out a surround-sound speaker system that can include floor speakers, bookshelf speakers, in-wall or in-ceiling speakers and perhaps a subwoofer, center channel speaker or sound bar. If you’re looking for something mobile and portable so you can take your music along, you’ll want to take a look at our selection of outdoor speakers, most of which are wireless. Many wireless speakers use Bluetooth technology, and it’s probably no surprise that if you’re interested in getting the best price on a Bluetooth speaker, Cyber Monday is a good time to shop. You might also want to consider our selection of powered speakers — each featuring its own built-in amplifier so it can be directly connected to the sound source.
Deals on the latest streaming media devices.
Streamed content is often exclusive these days. For example, you need streaming capabilities to see most hit shows that recently won Emmy Awards but are not available with traditional television services. The same goes for YouTube, with all its user-generated content, and music services like Spotify and Pandora.
Another reason to consider adding a streaming media device to your home theater setup is the savings from cutting back on your cable bill. Or even doing away with it altogether. Another consideration is time management. Many streaming services allow you to watch your favorite shows, or rent movies, on your schedule, whenever you wish. And you’re not limited to watching on your television. You can watch on your smartphone, tablet and other connected devices as well.
Shop Cyber Monday Apple TV deals.
If you’ve been considering getting Apple TV, Cyber Monday offers a good opportunity to save some money. Not a television, Apple TV is a small box that plugs into an HDMI port on your TV. It includes apps for a number of streaming services and live content, along with iTunes and other platforms that enable you to buy or rent films and TV shows. You can also use it to share photos and videos from your iPhone or iPad. There are two Apple TV options: Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K, which supports 4K video. Additionally, on Cyber Monday, Apple TV may be your streaming device of choice if you'd welcome a consistent experience across all your Apple devices.
Shop Cyber Monday Roku deals.
For many shoppers whose preferred streaming device is Roku, Cyber Monday provides a short window for tall savings. Roku has a lot of appeal, including more content options than any of the other devices. Additionally, there are several Roku options to choose from. At the top of the list is the Roku Ultra, with 4K capability and a USB port for external hard drives, plus voice search via remote. Next there are two versions of the Roku Premier, both with 4K capability and one with a headphone jack, then the Roku Streaming Stick, which plugs directly into the HDMI port of your TV and has a point-anywhere remote. In addition, there are two versions of the Roku Express, one offering analog components that can be used with older TVs that don’t have an HDMI port. It’s pretty much a guarantee that this Cyber Monday, Roku deals will attract a lot of attention.
Shop other streaming device deals.
Other popular streaming devices include Amazon’s Fire and Fire Stick, which likely will be your first choice if you’re an Amazon Prime member or want Amazon’s own content at your fingertips. Google Chromecast is simple to use, economical, and designed to work with your smartphone or tablet and compatible apps to stream your content of choice. NVIDIA Shield with 4K ultra built-in is another streaming alternative, while many elect to use multifunctional game consoles like PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to handle their streaming needs.