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Home theater deals of the week: 3.14.14


With the NCAA Tournament approaching next week, it may be time to consider a purchase for the living room. Don't fret if you're not into college basketball; we've included something for everyone in today's gaggle of gadgets. Jump down past the break to take a look at the set-top and audio picks that are seeing price drops at this very moment.

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Yamaha YSP-1400

Price: $400
Regular Price: $450
Buy: Amazon

For those instances when your TV's speakers just aren't loud enough, a soundbar -- like the YSP-1400 -- can make for a quick and easy solution. This option may not meet the audio quality of more expensive options, but it'll do a solid job of giving play-by-play and chase scenes the volume boost you're after.

TiVo Roamio Pro

Price: $524
Regular Price: $600
Engadget Global Score: 84
Buy: Amazon

The TiVo faithful won't need much convincing here. For those that may need a nudge, the Roamio Pro packs six tuners for simultaneous recording, built-in WiFi and a whopping 3TB capacity to store all of those episodes of Game of Thrones. To see how this model matches up with other TiVo offerings, consult our Compare tool.

Onkyo TX-NR626

Price: $499
Regular Price: $599
Buy: Amazon

Perhaps it's time to upgrade the audio in your living room. If that's the case, Onkyo's TX-NR626 receiver is a solid option. The unit packs six HDMI inputs, two HDMI outputs and built-in WiFi and Bluetooth streaming. There are loads of Onkyo receivers in our Product Database, and you can use the Compare tool to see how they stack up with this one.

Western Digital WD TV Play

Price: $51
Regular Price: $70
Engadget Global Score: 81
Buy: Amazon

If you're looking for an alternative to Apple TV and Roku boxes, the WD TV Play could fill the void. Despite missing sports-streaming apps, the device does offer Hulu, Netflix, Pandora and Spotify access alongside sorting your personal media collection in full HD. So, you could opt for Ken Burns' Baseball over live action.

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