As the song says, it's the most wonderful time of the yearor the most dreadful, depending on whether or not you plan to join the buying frenzy on Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving and the traditional start of the holiday shopping season. Many stores open at an ungodly hour and offer seemingly outrageous deals on certain products to get people in the door, hoping that they'll buy more than they bargained for and put the store's accounts in the black for the year, which is why it's called Black Fridayeither that, or it might be due to all the black eyes resulting from fights over the last remaining $40 Blu-ray player.
Scanning some of the myriad Black Friday websitesmy favorite is bfads.net because you can search by product category from multiple retailersI found a few great deals on home theater gear. In many cases, however, these products are already available at less than the MSRP (manufacturer's suggested retail price), so the savings I cite here might not be as great as they appear. I've included links to HT's reviews of the same or similar items if available, so let your mouse do the clicking before you venture forth to battle the hordes.