I was checking the Best Buy web site yesterday, Sunday October 4, 2009, when I spotted their weekly advertisement and decided to see what deals were available. I spotted what I believe is a great value at a great price. The package included a Panasonic 50″ 1080p Plasma HDTV plus a 7.1 home theater with BlueRay for $1399.98.  According to the advertisement the price also included free delivery and hookup.

Here is what was included:

Ensure stunning depictions of high-action films and video games with this 50″ flat-panel plasma HDTV featuring a true 1080p display and a 600Hz refresh rate.

What’s Included

  • Panasonic VIERA / 50″ Class / 1080p / 600Hz / Plasma HDTV
  • Tabletop stand, 4-device remote
  • Batteries, power cord
  • Owner’s manual

Product Features

  • From our expanded online assortment; not available in all Best Buy stores
  • Built-in HDTV tuner
    Add HD-capable antenna to receiver over-the-air high-definition broadcasts, where available. Optional set-top box required for high-definition cable or satellite programming.
  • 49-9/10″ screen measured diagonally from corner to corner
    Everyone will have a great view of the show or game.
  • 1080p display
    Provides the highest quality progressive-scan picture possible from a high-definition source.

The Home Theater includes the following:

With a built-in dock for your Apple® iPod® and VIERA CAST support, this 7.1-channel home theater system acts as a complete multimedia centerpiece to your entertainment center.

What’s Included

  • Panasonic Blu-ray Disc player
  • Passive subwoofer
  • 2 front speakers, 1 center speaker, 2 surround speakers, 2 rear surround speakers
  • Remote
  • Owner’s manual

Product Features

  • Powerful sound
    1000W (125W x 2 front speakers @ 3 ohms, 1kHz, 10% THD; 125W center speaker @ 3 ohms, 1kHz, 10% THD; 125W x 4 surround speakers @ 3 ohms, 1kHz, 10% THD; 125W subwoofer @ 3 ohms, 1kHz, 10% THD).
  • Multiple surround sound decoders built in. Learn more about surround sound home theater
  • Built-in surround sound decoders
    Include Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS and DTS HD MasterAudio for surround sound support.
  • Blu-ray Disc player
    Supports BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE, BD-R DL, BD-RE DL, DVD, DVD-R/RW, DVD+R/RW, DVD-R DL, DVD+R DL, DVD-RAM, CD, CD-R/RW, CD-DA, WMA, MP3 and JPEG formats for a wide range of media options.
  • Delivers greatly enhanced video performance with standard DVDs
    By upconverting their video resolution to HDTV-compliant 720p, 1080i or 1080p via the HDMI interface.
  • Check out the advertisement and see what you think. Sales ends on October 10, 2009.

    Comments welcome.

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