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30 Jan: How to watch the big game in 4K

The biggest game of the year in pro football is happening in Miami on Sunday, when San Francisco takes on Kansas City. For the first time, the big game will be broadcast in 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR).

We checked in with Best Buy In-Home Advisor J.R. Woodward, from St. Louis, for some tips on getting the most out of your viewing experience. In-Home Advisors are seasoned experts who will come to your home for a free consultation and provide you with technology solutions, indoors and outside.

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20 Feb: It’s Awards Season: Movie Fans’ Favorite Films, and How to Watch Them

Awards season is here, and millions of movie enthusiasts will be cheering on their favorite stars this weekend during the biggest night in cinema.

Even before we find out which Oscar®-nominated films go home with the hardware, movie fans are already indicating their favorite films that are up for awards.

More than 13 million movie lovers stream films at home on Roku players and Roku TVs. With the Roku Feed feature users can “follow” nominated movies, to receive alerts as soon as the films are available to stream.

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26 Jan: TV Has Come a Long Way Since First Broadcast 90 Years Ago

Catch today’s Google Doodle?

The illustration celebrates the 90th anniversary of John Logie Baird’s first public showing of a live television broadcast. Baird’s TV displayed a blurry, but recognizable, face of a person speaking while manipulating a ventriloquist dummy to a group of London scientists and one journalist.

While the 1926 broadcast on the small 3.5 x 2 inch screen (think roughly the size of an iPhone 5 screen) was groundbreaking, The Daily Telegraph notes that it left the lone journalist in attendance skeptical as to whether the new medium would take off.

Black Friday Revealed

10 Nov: Best Buy Black Friday Deals Available Now

Black Friday is a big day for Holiday shoppers, and at Best Buy it’s a big day for deals.

Best Buy’s Black Friday ad is now available to preview at BestBuy.com/BlackFriday.

New this year, eight deals from the ad are available now on BestBuy.com and when stores open this morning. Dozens more will be available when stores open at 5 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

The eight deals available today include1:

  • Up to $125 off iPad Air 2
  • $250 Best Buy gift card with any Samsung Galaxy S6, S6 edge or S6 edge+ smartphone with installment billing purchase or lease and activation
  • Toshiba 55-inch LED TV for $349.99
  • Insignia 40-inch LED TV for $159.99
  • Insignia 2.1 soundbar for $99.99
  • Save $150 on the new 27-inch iMac with Retina 5K display
  • Save $150 on the new 12-inch MacBook with 256GB flash storage in Gold, Silver or Space Gray
  • Save $100 on Netgear Arlo wire-free HD security cameras, set of four (Best Buy exclusive)


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22 Oct: And the Top 15 Holiday Tech Gifts for 2015 Are…

When it comes to Holiday gifts to give and receive, tech products are high on the list.

Best Buy commissioned a national study to see what shoppers are looking for, and the results show that tablets lead a diverse group that also includes HDTVs, wearables and wireless speakers.

The top of the Top 15? The iPad. Here’s the full list:

Top 15 tech gifts for 2015

  1. iPad
  2. Bose QuietComfort 25 Noise Cancelling Headphones
  3. MacBook
  4. Samsung 48” Smart 4K Ultra HD TV
  5. Sharp 43” Smart HDTV with Roku
  6. Microsoft Surface
  7. Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II
  8. Fitbit Charge HR Heart Rate and Activity Tracker
  9. Samsung Galaxy Tab S2
  10. Dyson V6 Absolute Bagless Cordless Vacuum
  11. Vizio 43” Smart 4K Ultra HD TV
  12. Apple Watch
  13. SONOS PLAY:1 Wireless Speaker
  14. iRobot Roomba Vacuum Cleaning Robot
  15. GoPro HERO4 Action Camera

The Best Buy study also uncovered the following holiday shopping trends:

  • Millennials rank CE No.
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02 Sep: 5 Tips To Kick Up Your Home Theater Sound System

Say goodbye to the days when you could get by without having some sort of sound system for your television. As pictures have improved with 4K/UHD, the audio components haven’t quite kept pace.

To get the full immersive audio-visual experience, you’ve got to throw some audio equipment into the mix.

Assembling a sound system can be tough, but Best Buy is here to help get your audio game on point with these tips.

1. Ditch the wires

Wireless sound systems are quickly becoming the standard for home theater.