Black Friday is synonymous with doorbuster sales on big-ticket electronics — especially televisions. This year, expect many retailers (including Amazon and Best Buy) to sell TVs at discount prices throughout the months of November and December, all under the umbrella of “extended” Black Friday sales. So if you’re in the market for a TV, it pays to be vigilant and look for deals on brands you like starting, well, right now. Tip: Bookmark this page, because we’ll be keeping it updated with the best Black Friday TV deals from now through Cyber Monday.
A funny thing has happened in the last few years; while televisions have gotten bigger, smarter, and packed with better technology, the average price has been in virtual free fall. According to market data analyst statista, a 60-inch television in 2017 was 88% cheaper than it was in 2012. That means your buying power for Black Friday TV deals in 2020 is greater than ever.
This should be a particularly good year for TV deals, too. All the major brands, such as Sony, Samsung, LG, Philips, Hisense and TCL, have excellent models throughout their product line. The gold standard remains sets with OLED screens, but it’s getting harder and harder to find an objectively bad TV among any major brand. And since there are fewer revolutionary improvements in TVs this year, keep an eye out for great deals on last year’s models, which can be virtually indistinguishable from 2020 TVs.
The Best Black Friday TV Deals for 2020
LG 65-inch OLED65CXPUA
Already heavily discounted, the LG OLED65CXPUA is a gorgeous OLED model that supports pixel-level dimming for extraordinary contrast ranges across the display with true black on a per-pixel basis. It includes G-Sync for gaming and LG’s OLED Motion Pro for advanced motion handling that minimizes blur during fast action scenes. It’s available in sizes from 48 inches to 65 inches (this price is for the 65-inch version) and its webOS smart TV interface works with all the major streaming channels.
Hisense 75-inch H65 Series Smart Android TV
It’s hard to find a TV larger than 75 inches, which taxes available wall space in even the largest media rooms. The discounted price is already a superb deal for a TV of this size, and the LED display delivers 4K UHD resolution with HDR support. The Android OS enables you to stream most popular video services as well as get access to popular Android apps and games. Bluetooth audio and Google Assistant support round out an excellent set.
TCL 65-inch 8 Series Roku TV
Available in a wide range of sizes, the 65-inch model is deeply discounted and a great value. It uses LED technology at a fast 120Hz refresh rate to display 4K video. TCL’s Quantum Dot tech means the TV has superb contrast, color and brightness — rivaling, but not quite matching OLED quality. This set also has Dolby Atmos for surround sound and the superb Roku TV interface for streaming channels.
Samsung 65-inch Q90T 4K Smart Tizen TV
Samsung’s Class Q90T 4K television is pricey, but early Black Friday pricing has made it a lot more affordable. And it’s a tempting 65-inch TV (smaller models are also available) — the 4K display is powered by a sophisticated LED panel that has full array local dimming capabilities, which means it has a large number of zones that can be turned on and off individually for excellent contrast and black levels. It also has no fewer than eight speakers and leverages Samsung’s Object tracking Sound to simulate surround sound without adding side or rear speakers.
TCL 32-inch 32S325 Roku TV
Not everyone needs a giant, stadium-sized TV, and the TCL 32S325 brings up the rear with a modest 32 inches of screen estate. More importantly, perhaps, is the price: already marked down for the holidays, it’s little more than $100, which is one of the most affordable TVs you’ll find. The display is just 720p, though at this size that’s pretty much all you need. And the TV is powered by a Roku interface, which is perhaps the best smart TV OS you can get at any price.
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