This year, many Black Friday deals went live well before the actual day. And we’re likely to see even more deals as we progress through the 2020 holiday shopping season. In this guide, we outline some of our top picks in the Over $100 price range. Some options are just barely above that $100 mark — others are… slightly pricier. And be sure to check out our holiday streaming deals page to stay up-to-date on streaming deals throughout the holiday season.
Here are some of our favorite deals for gifts over $100.
(Note: Availability and prices below are accurate at the time of posting, but are likely to change throughout the holiday season.)
Roku’s new Streambar combines the company’s well-regarded streaming platform with a four-speaker soundbar unit. The result is a compact all-in-one device that can upgrade both your streaming and audio experience.
Samsung 98″ Class Q900 QLED Smart 8K UHD TV (2019)
Price: $59,999.99 (Yes, that’s the discounted price)
Well, if you’re looking for gifts over $100, here’s one that’s way, way over. Samsung’s 98-inch 8K TV has been making the rounds on social media this holiday shopping season. That’s due, in part, to the massive $40,000 discount, which brings it slightly closer to Earth at $60,000. If you have the means…
Apple TV 4K
Price: Starts at $179
We were expecting an updated Apple TV 4K at some point this year, but it looks like we’ll have to wait until 2021 for the next-gen streamer. That said, the current Apple TV 4K remains a more-than-capable streaming device that plays well with Apple’s ecosystem.
NVIDIA Shield TV Pro
The Shield TV Pro has also been around for a few years, but it still packs plenty of punch and the Android TV operating system. It also doubles as a capable Plex Media Server and game streaming machine.
New Game Consoles
Price: Starting at $299.99
They’re currently hard to come by, but the new generation of video game consoles from Sony and Microsoft offer up more than enough horsepower to serve as capable streaming devices. Their streaming app libraries should only grow moving forward.
LG CX 4K Smart OLED TV
Price: Starting at $1,599.99
LG’s line of OLED routinely impress thanks to their impressive image quality. And the CX line continues that streak while also adding some new tricks that could come in handy for gamers, like variable refresh rate and auto low-latency mode.
TCL 6-SERIES 4K QLED TV
TCL has made a name for itself by pairing aggressively priced TV sets with Roku’s well-known smart TV platform. With the Series 6, TCL offers some popular sizes, including the 65″ currently on sale for under $900.
Optoma UHD50X 4K Projector
Projectors can instantly upgrade movie night into something much more cinematic. There are several capable models in the category, but our pick is Optoma’s 4K-capable UHD50X. It boasts a 240Hz refresh rate and low latency, which should also make gaming sessions a little more epic.
Price: Starting at $199
Nintendo’s wildly successful gaming console may not have the streaming chops of Sony’s or Microsoft’s newest devices, but it still offers access to Netflix, YouTube, and Hulu with Live. The standard Switch includes a dock for outputting to a TV, while the Lite version offers a smaller, handheld-only, and more affordable experience. Oh, and it plays games pretty well, too.
Fire TV Recast
Price: Starting at $129.99
Amazon’s Fire TV Recast offers over-the-air users a capable and flexible DVR. You’ll need a Fire TV device to watch content on your TV, but the Recast offers robust DVR features in a compact package.
Source: Cord Cutters News