Updated 1/23/11 New Lower On-Line Prices

The Super Bowl is two weeks from this Sunday. Shopping for a new HDTV for the big game? You’re in luck! Three factors are forcing dealers and set makers to offer the best deals ever. That’s because Super Bowl represents the end of the TV selling season, dealers either unload now or to carry overly high inventories. (The TV selling season lasts from Fall until the game). Set makers are introducing their respective 2011 lines earlier than ever, with at least one company shipping their new TVs at the end of February, a further incentive to clear their warehouses. Adding to the problem, the TV manufacturers are overstocked, especially the larger screen size models.

We took a sneak peak at Best Buy’s weekly Sunday circular for January 23, 2011. Below are their hottest deals on big screen, name brand HDTVs. All listings begin with a link to Amazon and show the original Best Buy price, their weekly circular price and the best Amazon price (at time of posting).

Note: Amazon offers free delivery on any TV sold directly by them. You also get a 30 day money back guarantee and price protection. Amazon prices often drop once the Best Buy circular releases with the Sunday newspapers so keep checking our links. Most states do not collect sales tax on Amazon orders (with the exceptions of CA, CO, KS, KY, NY, ND & WA). You always must pay sales tax when buying at Best Buy or any brick and mortar store.

Should you buy an HDTV from on on-line or from retail store?  Learn all the pros and cons in our article here.

Our favorite deals are on the Panasonic and Samsung plasma TVs. They represent the best value in HDTV with fantastic picture quality, freedom from motion blur, the widest viewing angle of any TV technology and the biggest screen for the least amount of money.

Key BB=Best Buy; Was=regular price as listed in Best Buy circular; FS=Free Shipping

Sony KDL-60EX700 60-Inch LCD with LED back-lighting 1080p HDTV Was $2800 BB $1998.99 AV Center Via Amazon $2147.99 FS Now Amazon $1899.98 FS
Sony KDL55EX710 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTVWas $2300 BB $1499.99 AV Center Via Amazon $1597.77 FS Now Amazon $1499.00 FS
Sony KDL55HX800 55-Inch 1080p 240 Hz 3D-Ready LED HDTVWas $3200 BB $1798.99 AV Center Via Amazon $1947.77 FS Now AV Center via Amazon $1794.97 FS
Sony KDL-46EX400 1080p 60Hz 46-Inch LCD Was $850 BB $763.99 AV Center Via Amazon $761.77 FS
Sony KDL-46EX500 1080P 120Hz 46-Inch LCD Was $1000 BB $898.99 Electronics Expo via Amazon $753.99 + $99.99 shipping=$853.98
Sony KDL-46HX800 46-Inch 1080p 240 Hz 3D-Ready LED HDTV Was $2500 BB $1499.99 Video/Audio Center Via Amazon $1352.77 FS
Samsung LN40C530 40-Inch 1080p 60 Hz LCD Was 750 BB $549.99 Amazon $549.00 FS
Panasonic TC-P50C2 50-Inch 720p PlasmaWas $800 BB $599.99 6 Av Via Amazon $671.93 FS
LG 42LD550 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD with Internet ApplicationsWs $1100 BB $749.99 Paul’s TV fulfilled by Amazon $649.99 FS
Samsung PN50C550 50-Inch 1080p PlasmaWas $1200 BB $849.99 Amazon $899.00 $849.00 FS
LG 42LE5400 42-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED with Internet ApplicationsWas $1400 BB $899.99 6Av via Amazon $896.97 FS
Samsung PN50C680 50-Inch 1080p Plasma 3D HDTVWas $1600 BB $1099.99 with 3D Starter Kit (3D Shrek Discs and 2 pair Samsung 3D Glasses) Electronics Expo via Amazon $1152.85 + Shipping (no starter kit included)
Samsung PN58C550 58-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV Was $1800 BB $1299.99 6Av via Amazon $1257.77 FS
Samsung UN55C6500 55-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LED HDTV Was $2800 BB $1699.99 Paul’s TV via Amazon $1599.99 FS

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