Black Friday TV Deals Available Now: Samsung, LG, Sony, Vizio, Roku and More
Black Friday is just days away, we’re starting to see more deals on TVs from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and Target. But now that seemingly every TV is marked with a “Black Friday sale” badge, it can be tough to tell which ones are actually the best TV deals.
Below you’ll find the handpicked TV deals we think are worth your consideration. They include some of the best TVs we’ve reviewed this year, like the Hisense U8H and LG C2 OLED TV, as well as plenty of more affordable models. Look for more updates and deals soon as we find them.
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40-inch and 48-inch
This is simply one of the lowest prices we’ve seen on any 40-inch TV so far. Onn is Walmart’s own brand and we haven’t tested any Onn TVs, so we can’t speak to its picture quality, but at this price it’s tempting nonetheless. And it runs the Roku TV operating system, our favorite.
Note that inventory may vary depending on stock at your local store, and that getting a Walmart Plus membership may help jump you to the front of the line.
For an idea of comparable models we have tested, check out our budget TVs roundup.
OLED TVs represent the pinnacle of TV picture quality and, while we haven’t reviewed the A2 series yet, it should come close to the picture of the excellent C2 (which is also on sale, see below). This is a great price on an OLED TV, in part because of its smaller size and also because the A2 lacks the image quality features of models like the C2. That said, it’s still a heck of a deal.
50-inch, 55-inch and 58-inch
This is one of the lowest prices we’ve seen yet on a 50-inch TV this year, period. We haven’t tested this Westinghouse so we can’t vouch for its picture quality, but at this price that may not matter to you. It also runs the excellent Roku TV operating system.
The TCL 5-Series doesn’t have the same level of picture quality as our favorite TV for the money, the 6-Series, but this is a great price on a midrange model. The Google TV operating system is also second fiddle to Roku in our book, but again… price.
Note that inventory may vary depending on stock at your local store.
One of our favorite TVs from the budget TVs roundup, this TCL offers the excellent Roku TV operating system and a solid picture for a very good price. This 58-inch model looks like the best deal right now, although if that’s too big the 55-inch size is also on sale for $300.
Take everything we said about the 48-inch A2 above and add seven inches. The discount here isn’t quite as good, but this is still a great price on an OLED TV at this size.
Samsung’s The Frame series TVs are more expensive than typical TVs, and their image quality can’t match OLED models, but they might appeal to people who want a sleek, design-conscious television to hang on the wall. They have minimalist frames and their screens offer access to Samsung’s art store, with thousands of paintings and photos to display. They even have a matte finish to help mimic the look of actual art. This is the lowest price of the year, and The Frame is available in other sizes too.
65 inches and over
The TCL 6-series has been one of CNET’s favorite televisions for the past few years. Though the TCL 65R646 variant came out in 2021 and has the Google TV operating system instead of Roku, this TV is also half the price of the CNET Editors’ Choice, the 65R646. Both have excellent image quality with Quantum Dot color, Mini-LED, 4K resolution and Dolby Vision.
The C2 is our favorite high-end TV for the money in 2022, and this is the best price of the year so far. Sure it’s still expensive, but it beats any non-OLED TV we’ve tested with perfect black levels, unbeatable contrast and superb off-angle viewing. It’s also available in other sizes, from 42 to 83 inches.
Note that in previous years LG slashed the price of its “C” models earlier in November than it has this year. For that reason we don’t expect a big price drop on this TV between now and Black Friday, but you never know.
The Samsung QD-OLED promises improved color, brightness and viewing angles compared with standard OLED TVs. Though we haven’t tested the TV in the lab, David Katzmaier had a hands-on early look at it in New York this year, and it appeared to offer excellent picture quality. It’s still a bit more than the LG C2, which we have tested, so between the two we continue to recommend that model. But for Samsung fans, this is an impressive deep discount.
Leave it to Amazon to release a brand-new TV then slash the price less than two months later. This is the cheapest 65-inch TV I’ve seen this year with full-array local dimming, my favorite picture-enhancing extra for non-OLED TVs. I haven’t reviewed it yet but from what I’ve seen it can’t match the picture quality or gaming features of TVs like the Vizio MQX or Hisense U8H, but it costs hundreds less and should still outperform entry-level TVs. And yes, you can turn off its creepy auto-detection features and always-listening mic.
Among 65-inch TVs we have reviewed, this Hisense U8H looks like the best Black Friday deal so far. Its image quality is just tremendous, thanks to superb brightness, and right now the price sits between the Vizio MQX and the TCL 6-Series, which are $50 more and less expensive, respectively. Until those prices change, the Hisense is our pick by a nose, although all three are excellent.
In our budget TVs roundup, the A6 didn’t quite match the image quality of TCL and Vizio, but if you just want to pay as little as possible for a 75-inch screen, this is a great deal. We also liked its Google TV operating system, although not as much as Roku, and it moved a bit slowly on the A6. Then again, for this price you could always add a separate streaming device and still come out ahead.
Note that inventory may vary depending on stock at your local store.
More TV deals
Should I wait till Black Friday to buy a TV?
Sales are available right now, and if a deal is good there’s no reason to wait until Black Friday itself. This is as true during the presales as it is any other time of the year. Sometimes Black Friday deals aren’t really deals at all, and several manufacturers produce “doorbusters” specifically for the day itself. The best advice is to go with established models, and don’t be afraid to buy a 2021 version, as these often offer the best discounts.
Who has the best deals for Black Friday?
While Amazon is the default for most people when they’re shopping online, the site doesn’t always have the best deals. Walmart, Target, Best Buy and more are also offering exclusive deals, including in-house brands, for Black Friday.
What month is the cheapest to buy a TV?
While Black Friday is a great time to buy a TV there are also plenty of other opportunities to get a deal. For instance, the best discounts happen just after the holidays or when a new model goes on sale (from March onward). So buying “last year’s TV” will often get you a model that’s just as good as the one that replaces it, but at a significant saving.
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