Two-deal Tuesday: A 42-inch HDTV and a dirt-cheap first-person shooter (PC)

It's the lowest price I've ever seen for a 42-incher--and a ridiculously good deal on Medal of Honor, a gritty FPS that debuted just a few months ago.

The Sharp LC-42SB48UT offers 42 inches of LCD goodness for just $445.
The Sharp LC-42SB48UT offers 42 inches of LCD goodness for just $445. Dell

It's Tuesday, right? That means it's the perfect day to indulge my love of alliteration and toss out a twofer. Also, I couldn't decide which of these two items was the "winning" deal, so I'm giving them equal time.

First up: TV deals seem to be on the rise these days--meaning prices are falling. Today only, Dell has the Sharp LC42SB48UT 42-inch LCD HDTV for $444.99 shipped (plus sales tax in some states).

That's a crazy-good price on a 42-inch TV, especially when you consider that the average 32-incher still sells for around $400.

The LC42SB48UT (Sharp has the sexiest product names, no?) may be last year's model, but it still delivers where it counts. The panel has 1080p resolution, four HDMI ports, two component-video inputs, and a VGA input in case you want to pair it with your media center (though HDMI is definitely better for that).

CNET hasn't reviewed it, but the handful of user reviews at Dell are overwhelmingly positive.

Fight the Taliban in EA's gritty Medal of Honor, on sale for just $7.50.
Fight the Taliban in EA's gritty Medal of Honor, on sale for just $7.50. EA

Next, want to indulge your itchy trigger finger? Today only, the IGN PC Store has Medal of Honor (PC) for just $7.50, a huge savings (it regularly sells for $30). As you've probably guessed, this is the download version.

Update: Sigh. Looks like the deal ended already. I'm getting really sick of vendors not listing the expiration dates/times for these offers. All that does is tick people off (myself included).

Though not as widely praised as Call of Duty: Black Ops, which debuted around the same time last fall, Medal of Honor offers blistering first-person (and multiplayer) action set in Afghanistan. GameSpot's review has all the details.

That's a smokin' deal on a game that's barely a few months old, and you can bet I'll be firing up my download right after I finish firing off this post. Game on!

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