Black Friday TV deals: $250 TCL 55-inch, $398 Samsung 58-inch, Sony OLED on sale now
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You don’t have to waitor To get important deals on TV, sales have already started! Major retailers started their sales earlier than ever this holiday season. and This Sunday November 22nd, their sales events and other retailers, including , distribute their sales over the days and weeks before (technically November 27th of this year). Most importantly, they focus on online ordering and contactless roadside pickup to keep social distancing up.
What hasn’t changed, however, is that no matter where or how you do your vacation shopping, this is the best time of year to get a fantastic deal on TV. You can find them all belowOffers that we just know about if you’re looking for a new TV in the market (for yourself or as a gift!). Note that prices and inventory are subject to change without notice, but were correct as of the time of publication.
TCL is best known for its Roku TVs, and we like the Roku smart TV system better than the Android TV version in this TV, but for that price you can just buy a Roku Streaming Stick Plus, connect it to this TV and still come out ahead. Intelligence aside, we expect this 4-series TV to work “well enough” just like the Roku equivalent.
Note that this was $ 50 cheaper last week, so it may be back – but for now, it’s still really solid business with a 55-inch smart TV.
Although this Samsung is currently listed as part of the November 25th Walmart sale, it is available now at Best Buy for the same price. It’s not the cheapest TV on the market at this size, and we expect models like the Vizio M-series (with local dimming) to perform better, but if you like the Samsung brand this is a very good price.
We haven’t tested this OLED yet, but we expect its image quality to be similar to that of the LG CX (as in: spectacular), and at Best Buy, the 65-inch size is currently selling at less than the CX. We’d still take the CX, however, mostly because the Sony lacks the latest gaming extras. But if you don’t care – or you like Sony better for some reason – this is an excellent deal.
The best Black Friday deals will follow shortly
The following offers are not yet available but will be available soon. Patience, act padawan.
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We saw 70 inch TVs drop to $ 400, but this is still a very good price for a gigantic TV. This model (V705x-H1) is very similar to the V705-H3 and is currently retailing for $ 660. The V-Series is Vizio’s cheapest TV for 2020, and while we haven’t reviewed yet, we expect entry-level picture quality: good enough for most people, but not as good as something like the M-Series.
This offer will be available online from 4 p.m. PT (7 p.m. ET) on Wednesday, November 25.
This is technically a post Black Friday deal, but it’s good enough to include here. This is a spectacular price for a 50-inch television. So expect it to sell out almost immediately.
Black Friday deals that are sold out or have expired
Most of the offers below are gone, but since they can come back anytime, we’re keeping them here for now.
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The best TV we’ve ever seen is in a whole different league than the bouncers on this list, and this is the best price of the year. We don’t expect it to go down too much this year, but even if it does, the drop in prices won’t be massive. Read our review of the LG CX series.
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The 55-inch model is excellent, but if you can afford it, get this 65-inch model instead. This is the sweet spot size for the LG CX – it’s big enough to really appreciate the great picture quality. Read our review of the LG OLEDCX series.
This slightly larger Insignia recently sold for $ 150, but Best Buy took an additional $ 10 off the price.
The best TV deal on Target’s early Black Friday sale is another 70-inch TV that we didn’t rate. LG’s OLED devices (see below) provide a much better picture. However, if you can’t afford a better TV and the Hisense above doesn’t appeal to you, it’s still a very good price.
This listing is currently out of stock online but may be available at your local store.
We have not reviewed this set and based on its specifications do not expect it to match the image quality of the best 75-inch models. However, if you prioritize the overall picture above everything else, this is the cheapest price we’ve ever seen for a 70-inch TV, period. Like the TCL above, Android TV runs.
Speaking of TCL, this is the best price we’ve seen on a 55-inch TV this year. It’s basically the same as the 55S425 that we liked so much for about half the lowest price on this model. Just like with Onn TV above, we expect it to sell out quickly.
This television is the first item listed on Walmart’s November 11th Pre-Black Friday ad. So expect it to sell out quickly. The retailer’s Onn house brand isn’t known for their world’s best image quality, but we expect it to work about as well as the TCL 4 series (see below) and have the same great Roku operating system.
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We haven’t tested Vizio’s first OLED TV yet – the company received delayed shipping samples due to COVID-19 – but Vizio TVs have done well in previous reviews, and it could be that price compared to the CX mentioned above good to miss.
As with the LG CX above, it comes in a 65-inch size (also only for Best Buy members) for $ 1,500.
Note that this offer has expired (although it may be available again soon) and was only available to Best Buy members when it was available.