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Black Friday 2020 has arrived and stores are running major deals on all sorts of electronics. TV deals are some of the best tech deals you’ll find during the deal event. TVs at all price points from a variety of brands are on sale.
We’ve compiled all the best Black Friday 2020 TV deals that are active now, and we’ve already seen one model — the Insignia 24-inch HD Smart TV — sell out on Amazon. Don’t worry if you’ve been eyeing that model, as it’s still available at Best Buy.
Otherwise, stock is still available for higher end TV deals from Sony, LG, Samsung, Vizio, and TCL, and Hisense.
Read on for the best
TV deals that major retailers are running, including Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and more. And don’t worry about lugging your new TV from store to home: Many retailers are also offering free shipping.
Some deals from Best Buy aren’t available for shipping and are for store pickup only. Stock will vary by location, so you may not find the Apple device you want locally.
With in-person Black Friday shopping affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, several stores launched their Black Friday TV sales early, including big deals on flagship and mid-range models from LG, Samsung, Sony, and Vizio.
Some of the best Black Friday TV deals included discounts on several OLED models. The 65-inch Sony A8H, Vizio OLED, and LG CX are all on sale for all-time low prices. All three TVs provide pixel-level contrast, perfect black levels, and wide viewing angles.
The LG CX can get a little brighter than the competition and it includes HDMI 2.1 ports for next-gen gaming features on the Xbox Series X and Sony PlayStation 5. Meanwhile, the Sony A8H costs $100 less than the LG, and it offers the most accurate color of the bunch. On the downside, the Sony TV doesn’t include HDMI 2.1, which would help make shoppers make the most for the next-generation Xbox Series X and Sony PlayStation 5 gaming consoles. Finally, the Vizio OLED is the cheapest 65-inch OLED on the market right now, and the 55-inch model is just $900. For that low price, however, you lose out on built-in voice control.
I’m currently testing the Vizio OLED, and though I’ve been blown away by the image quality, I’ve run into some compatibility issues with my Onkyo receiver and the TV’s HDMI ARC port. I’ve reached out to Vizio about the issue and I’ll update this article once I hear more. For now, buyers with Onkyo AV receivers may want to avoid this particular model.
If these are too pricey for your budget, you’re in luck, because OLEDs aren’t the only worthwhile TVs on sale for Black Friday 2020. One of the most popular deals so far includes a big discount on the entry-level Hisense H65 Series TV. Though its picture quality is nothing special, the 4K TV offers decent performance for casual viewing, basic HDR capabilities, and Android TV streaming. The 65-inch model is on sale for just $250 at Best Buy this weekend, though early stock appears to have sold out. The 70-inch model is still available for $450 though, a $200 savings off its usual price.
Smaller TVs will also see big discounts, including Insignia’s 50-inch 4K Fire TV which will be available for only $150. You can find a rundown of all the best Black Friday TV deals below. Insignia’s 24-inch HD model is down from $150 to $80, and while it’s sold out on Amazon, it’s still available from Best Buy.
The 24-inch Insignia 720p TV is a nice fit for buyers who want a small smart TV for casual viewing. The TV is on sale right now for just $80 at Best Buy and Amazon.
The Insignia 50-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV can’t match more expensive models when it comes to picture quality, but it offers a cheap and convenient way to watch all you streaming services directly on your TV. The TV will be on sale for just $150 on Black Friday, which is $200 off its full retail price.
Black Friday 2020 officially begins on November 27, which is the Friday after Thanksgiving.
That said, many retailers have already launched their Black Friday promotions, extending the sales event throughout the month of November and beyond. Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and Target all have live Black Friday discounts available across many product categories, including tech and TVs.
Following Black Friday, more deals will continue to roll out through Cyber Monday 2020 on November 30.
Finding the right TV for your needs can be a tricky and time-consuming process. Price can vary a lot depending on the features and size you want. On the low-end, you can find smaller HDTVs for as little as $100 or less. When it comes to flagship 65-inch 4K models, prices can rise to $1,500 or more. Depending on how big the display is, the best 8K TVs can even cost in excess of $10,000.
Thankfully, there are a few simple guidelines you can follow to help narrow down your selection.
If you prioritize genuine home theater performance for the best movie-watching experience, you’ll want to opt for a 4K display with at least a 65-inch screen. The best 4K TVs use an OLED panel, or an advanced LED screen (often branded as QLED) with local dimming and quantum dots. These display types enable the highest contrast, deepest black levels, and brightest images for a gorgeous high dynamic range (HDR) picture.
For people who just want a no-fuss display that’s suited for casual viewing, a smaller TV with a more budget-friendly LED panel should be more than fine. Though image performance won’t be as impressive as more expensive models, there are plenty of cheap LED TVs with solid performance, including budget models that still manage to pack in 4K, HDR, and integrated smart TV streaming.
If you’re looking for detailed TV buying advice, be sure to check out our various TV buying guides:
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