Streaming services like Hulu and Netflix are killing cable TV. The Netgear NTV200 NeoTV Streaming Player, for $40 with free shipping (normally $50), allows you to easily play these programs on your HDTV. While the wireless media player comes with its own remote, you'll also be able to control the device on your smart phone with the NeoTV remote control app (available on iPhones and Android phones) in case you ever lose the physical remote to a hungry couch. For more info on the NTV200, read our review.
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Dell U2713HM 27" UltraSharp 2560x1440 LED-backlit LCD monitor for $719 with free shipping at Dell (normally $799 - use limited coupon code: 3?80G7X43Q23LC).