Get a 47-inch HDTV for $329 shipped

The Seiki SE47FY19 is definitely a no-frills model, but it's also frickin' huge for that kind of money.

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And it's even better when it's turned on!
And it's even better when it's turned on! Seiki

The bigger your TV, the happier you are. I can't point to any "research" or "facts" to prove that claim, but I feel in my bones it must be true.

Ergo, a big TV for a low price must make you downright ecstatic. And here you go: for a limited time, and while supplies last, Walmart has the Seiki SE47FY19 47-inch HDTV for $329 shipped (plus sales tax). That's a full $100 off the regular price, and one of the best deals I've seen for a TV of that size.

Seiki? Yeah, not exactly a household name, but this fairly new company had a mammoth booth at this year's CES, showcasing a lot of 4K TVs.(This is not one of those.)

The SE47FY19 employs a 16:9, 1,920x1,080-pixel-resolution display with a 60Hz refresh rate. The latter may discourage spec-hounds, but, personally, I'm not a fan of 120Hz and 240Hz TVs, as they invariably introduce that hideous soap opera effect. Then you have to monkey with various picture settings to get rid of it -- effectively dialing the image back to 60Hz anyway.

This decidedly no-frills model includes three HDMI inputs, one component input, and one VGA input. It also has RCA and digital coax outputs in case you want to route your audio elsewhere (like to a speaker bar). But that's about it; no apps, no Wi-Fi, and no other extras to speak of.

However, unlike a lot of entry-level TVs, this one relies on LED backlighting, which should help keep it running a lot longer than an LCD with old-fangled CCFL tech. You can get all the other specs straight from Seiki.

You won't find any pro-level reviews of the SE47FY19, but it averaged four stars out of five from nearly 300 Walmart customers, and over at Sears (where it sells for $399.88), the user reviews average out to 4.5 stars.

At $329 and change, this is a pretty incredible deal. Think you'll grab it?

Bonus deal: Just in case you're not totally sick of tablets by now, Sellout.Woot once again has the refurbished Kindle Fire HD 8.9 tablet (32GB) with Special Offers for $179.99, plus $5 for shipping. (For comparison's sake, yesterday's deal was an 8-inch Windows tablet for $199.99.) Because it's an Amazon-certified refurb, it comes in like-new condition with a full one-year warranty, same as new Kindles. Crazy, crazy-good deal. And does anyone besides me actually like those Special Offers?

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