The Apple TV Is Your Dumb-TV→Smart-TV Deal of the Day

The tree outside my window just changed from its green summer livery to a more seasonal burnt orange. Many people feel cheated by the changing of the seasons, but look at the bright side: it's indoors time! Every self-respecting geek loves the winter, where you can stay inside and watch movies, play games, and vegetate until the earth's revolution brings the warmth around again. But this also means you should be getting your hibernation cave in order.

The Apple TV is a great candidate to be your TV's brain. We at Gizmodo favor an approach where you buy a beautiful (yet dumb) display, and add smart capabilities to it through a set-top box. The Apple TV is one of the best: it's tiny, power efficient, and it streams Netflix and Hulu at 1080p. It's well-connected to the iTunes store. But its real special sauce is Airplay: if you've got an iDevice with the newest software, you can simply mirror it on your TV. And this tiny box is perennially rumored to be getting apps. It hasn't happened yet, but it could be coming soon.

Apple's got some refurbished Apple TVs in stock for $85. We at Dealz rarely see discounts on the Apple TV, so this is a pretty great deal for a product that could be Apple's most important in the near future. Also, refurbished devices from Apple are basically new: this Apple TV comes with a year of AppleCare. And if you pick it up today, it'll last you through the winter, or, y'know, at least until the fabled Apple set-top box (doesn't) come out. [Apple]

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Top Deals

Refurbished Apple TV ($85) | Apple | Originally $100

Accessories

Logitech Headset H360 ($10) | Best Buy via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $40
Mobee Magic Bar Inductive Charger for Apple Keyboard and Trackpad ($15) | Daily Steals via Daily Steals | Originally $50
Monster Lil' Jamz Headphones ($30) | Amazon via TechDealDigger | Originally $100
Otterbox Defender for iPhone 5 ($33.56) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $50
Seagate FreeAgent 500GB Portable USB HD ($50) | Best Buy via Dealnews | Originally $70
32GB Kingston Wi-Drive ($55) | Staples via TechDealDigger | Originally $180
Philips SoundBar Home Cinema Speakers ($70) | Woot via Dealzon | Originally $100

Miscellaneous

Evil Dead on Blu-ray ($8) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $20
Vistaprint Photo Printing ($10) | Living Social via Dealnews | Originally $50
Half Off Busted Tees ($15) | Groupon via Groupon | Originally $30
216 Buckycubes or Balls ($18) | Daily Steals via Daily Steals | Originally $40
Doctor Who: The Complete First Series ($22.49) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $80
Christopher Nolan Auteur Package on Blu-ray ($25.49) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $49.99
Battlestar Galactica: The Complete Series on Blu-ray ($79) | Amazon via Brand Name Coupons | Originally $350

Gaming

Eight Square Games Including Just Cause 2 ($10) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $165 | Currently looking for new keys, but should come back soon
Borderlands 2, PC Download ($40) | Green Man Gaming via Dealzon | Originally $60 | Use coupon code GMG20-FXYD1-7WHP1
Pre-order Halo 4 for Xbox ($45) | Newegg via Reddit | Originally $60 | Use coupon code EMCYTZT2339
Dishonored, PC Download ($48) | Green Man Gaming via Dealzon | Originally $60 | Use coupon code GMG20-FXYD1-7WHP1
Assassin's Creed 3 Pre-Order + $10 Microsoft Coupon + Xbox Live 1600 Points ($60) | Microsoft via Dealzon | Originally $60

Dumb TV → Smart TV

See supra note Top Deals.

Laptops

15" ThinkPad Edge E530 with Core i5 ($500) | Office Max via Dealnews | Originally $680
HP Envy 14 Spectre Ultrabook with Core i5 and 128GB SSD ($1150) | HP via Dealzon | Originally $1400 | Use coupon code NB93012

Desktops

Lenovo 20" All-in-one ($450) | Lenovo via Dealnews | Originally $700 | Use coupon code USPC38B1011

Tablets

Toshiba Thrive 10" 16GB ($200) | Cowboom via Dealnews | Originally $410

Screens

27" Dell IPS 1080p Monitor with Edge-to-Edge Glass ($340) | Amazon via Dealzon | Originally $400
60" Sony 1080p 120Hz WiFi Slim LED HDTV ($1479) | BuyDig via TechDealDigger | Originally $2000

Portables

Monster Lil' Jamz Headphones ($30) | Amazon via TechDealDigger | Originally $100

Camera

Canon Powershot SX260 ($200) | Fry's via Dealnews | Originally $300
Rokinon 24mm f/1.4 Wide Angle Lens for Nikon ($529) | BuyDig via Dealnews | Originally $729 | Use coupon code pop200
RED Scarlet ($7100) | RED via Gizmodo | Originally $11900

SSDs

256GB Crucial SSD ($160) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $340
240GB Kingston SSD ($176) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $465

Apps

iOS

Aiko Island HD ($0) | iTunes via BestAppSales | Originally $2
Qvoid ($0) | iTunes via BestAppSales | Originally $1
iBlast Moki 2 HD ($0) | iTunes via BestAppSales | Originally $5
Solar Walk ($0) | iTunes via BestAppSales | Originally $1
Real Racing 2 ($1) | iTunes via BestAppSales | Originally $5
Battlefield: Bad Company ($1) | iTunes via BestAppSales | Originally $3
World of Goo ($2) | iTunes via BestAppSales | Originally $3
Avengers Initiative ($3) | iTunes via BestAppSales | Originally $7
PAC-MAN ($3) | iTunes via BestAppSales | Originally $5

iPad Only

World of Goo HD ($2) | iTunes via BestAppSales | Originally $5
Dead Space ($2) | iTunes via BestAppSales | Originally $10
The Sims: Medieval ($2) | iTunes via BestAppSales | Originally $5

Android

Call of Atlantis ($0) | Amazon Appstore via Appsaholic | Originally $5
Beautiful Widgets ($1) | Google Play via Appsaholic | Originally $2
PhotoViva ($1) | Google Play via Appsaholic | Originally $3
HD Caller ID Pro Key ($2) | Google Play via Appsaholic | Originally $5

Mac App Store

World of Goo ($2) | iTunes via BestAppSales | Originally $10
MenuPop ($2) | iTunes via BestAppSales | Originally $5
Doom 3 ($5) | iTunes via BestAppSales | Originally $10
Quake 4 ($10) | iTunes via BestAppSales | Originally $20

Hobomodo

Free $2 Voucher to Amazon Instant Video ($0) | Amazon via Reddit | Originally $2
875MB of Extra Dropbox Space for New Users ($0) | Dropbox via Dealnews | Originally $0 | Take tour of Dropbox, tweet @dropbox, like on Facebook

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