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The Wirecutter's best deals: Save $200 on a 55-inch Sony 4K 3D Smart TV

Other picks include a Pioneer 4K receiver (HDCP 2.2) and Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 wireless headphones.
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You may have already seen Engadget posting reviews from our friends at The Wirecutter. Now, from time to time, we'll also be publishing their recommended deals on some of their top picks. Read on, and strike while the iron is hot -- some of these sales could expire mighty soon.

Pioneer VSX-1131 7.2-Channel AV Receiver

Street price: $400; MSRP: $500; Deal price: $340

A nice deal on this receiver, which rarely drops below $400. At $340, it's priced as low as we've seen it.

The Pioneer VSX-1131 is our runner-up pick in our best receiver guide. Chris Heinonen writes, "...the Pioneer VSX-1131 is a good choice. It has most of the same features as our top pick, plus an additional HDMI input for seven in total. Like the AVR-S720W, the VSX-1131 has AirPlay, Bluetooth, Spotify Connect, Dolby Atmos, and integrated Wi-Fi support. It will convert an analog video signal to HDMI, too, so you need to run only a single cable to your TV. It even offers the component-video and phono inputs that the Denon model lacks, though it will accept only 480i over component, so you can't have your older Wii console or other device set to 480p mode. It also features Google Cast for Audio support, which we really like to see."

Sony XBR55X930D 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart TV

Street price: $1,700; MSRP: $1,700; Deal price: $1,500

This is a competitive price for this television and the lowest we've seen it, $200 below the prices we've seen recently. As our main pick's price has risen again post Black Friday, this is a good bet.

The Sony XBR55X930D is our runner-up pick for best TV. Chris Heinonen writes, "If the Vizio P65-C1 is unavailable, if you need a 55-inch TV instead of a 65-inch one, or if you like the idea of integrated apps, get the Sony XBR X930D. This model uses an edge-lit backlight that isn't as great as the Vizio set's full array, but it is better than the rest of the competition and capable of producing bright HDR highlights. Running Android TV, the X930D gives you Google Cast support as well as integrated apps plus voice control from Google."

Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless Headphones

Street price: $400; MSRP: $450; Deal price: $350

Matching the best price, which we've only seen once before, these headphones are a nice drop below their street price.

The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless Headphones are our luxury pick for the best noise-cancelling over-ear headphones. Geoff Morrison wrote, "There's an understandable desire for a set of headphones that does it all—noise cancellation, Bluetooth support, and sound quality—and does it all well. Until this year, you couldn't really find anything that did all of those things; you could have two, but not all three. The Sennheiser Momentum 2.0 Wireless comes the closest, though. It has fantastic sound quality (it's also the luxury option in our best Bluetooth headphones guide), and the noise cancellation is good, but—and here's the catch—it's still not as good as that of the Bose QuietComfort 25."

Oster Versa Performance Blender

Street price: $200; MSRP: $250; Deal price: $150

This is a great deal on our top pick blender, matching the lowest price we've seen this year. This Oster blender has been particularly stubborn about not getting discounted much this year.

The Oster Versa is our top pick in our guide to the best blenders. Lesley Stockton wrote, "We don't think you can beat the value of the Oster Versa Performance Blender with Low Profile Jar. It performs as well as blenders twice the price, making silky smoothies, purees, and blended cocktails. It has one of the best combinations of variable and preset speeds we've found, and its controls are more intuitive to use than those on other models we've tried. The Oster Versa has a broader range of speeds, and the motor runs more quietly than equally priced blenders do. It comes with features usually only available in more expensive machines, like a tamper and overheating protection. And at 17½ inches tall to the top of the jar, it will fit under most cabinets, unlike many high-performance blenders."

Deals change all the time, and some of these may have expired. To see an updated list of current deals, please go to The Wirecutter.com.

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