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This week is your last chance to stock up on the gear you’ll need for the Super Bowl.Several retailers are offering deals on HD TVs and home theatre systems, which will help you make the best possible set up without breaking the bank.
We put together a list of the gadgets you’ll need for your Super Bowl party to rock.
If you're in need of an HD TV and you're on a budget, Best Buy is offering some killer deals on Samsung sets this week in preparation for the Super Bowl. Check out the deal on this 46-inch 3D set. You'll get a whopping $1,300 off the regular price plus a free Blu-Ray player. For a full list of HD TVs on sale this week, click here. You can also find some great deals at Target, Wal-Mart, and Sears.
Price: $1,499.99 with a free Blu-Ray player
Don't let a bathroom break be the reason you miss a touchdown or hilarious commercial. Invest in a TiVo. The interface is better than the DVR your cable company provides, and it will record the game in full HD. We suggest the TiVo Premiere. You'll get up to 45 hours of HD video recording space.
Price: $83 on Amazon, plus a $19.99 per month subscription from TiVo.
If you're buying a new home theatre system, find an all-in-one receiver/speaker combo that's easy to set up. You don't want to waste time installing a complicated speaker system when you could be watching the game. Check out the Sony BDV-E770W home theatre system. It includes a 3D Blu-Ray player, 5 surround sound speakers, and access to streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Video On Demand. CNET's editors chose this system as one of their top picks.
Price: $477 on Amazon
CNET calls the Logitech Harmony 900 the best universal remote they have ever tested. If that's not convincing enough, check out the specs: A customisable LCD touchscreen, buttons optimised for interactive features on Blu-Ray players, and RF for controlling devices behind closed cabinets.
Price: $277.99 on Amazon
Miss a play? Keep up with real time stats and plays from the game using Yahoo's Sportacular app for iPhone or iPad. You can also join in discussions with other fans and make your picks before game time.
Price: Free in the App Store.