We're still weeks away from Thanksgiving, but Black Friday TV deals are officially here. Best Buy is kicking things off with its Magnolia sale, which takes from $300 to $2,000 off premium TVs. However, Best Buy Black Friday deals aren't the only early TV deals we're spotting.
We're currently seeing aggressive TV deals on everything from 32-inch sets to gigantic 65-inch cinematic TVs. Moreover, manufacturers like TCL, Vizio, and Insignia are helping to lower prices by offering featured-packed TVs at a fraction of what they would've cost years ago. But before you buy a new TV and see what's new on Netflix, here are a few tips you should know.
- Don't buy a TV with less than 4K resolution. 4K is the standard these days, so unless you see a very cheap 1080p set, stick with 4K.
- Likewise, don't buy a TV without "smart" capabilities. This makes it easy to stream content from apps like Roku, Hulu, and Prime Video.
- Look for HDR compatible sets. They offer more realistic colors and better contrast. There are 5 HDR formats, but the main ones you want are HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision.
- Avoid paying for extended warranties. You should get at least a 1-year warranty and your credit card company usually provides additional protection.
- Stay away from refurbished TVs (unless the savings are massive). The problem with refurbished TVs is that if your TV has more dents and scratches than you anticipated, return shipping is usually on you, and shipping a large TV can get expensive very quickly.
- Check out our full list of TV buying tips.
What About Black Friday TV Deals?
Bargain hunters, rejoice. The best time of the year for TV deals is fast approaching. Naturally, we're talking about the holidays, when retailers barrage consumers with non-stop Black Friday deals. This holiday season we expect to see a deluge of Black Friday TV deals from pretty much every retailer.
Look for LG OLED TVs from $999, 4K TVs from $199, and premium QLED TVs from Samsung and Vizio from $400. Also, be on the look out for TV deals from off-tier brands like Sceptre and Hisense. While these TVs may tempt you with cheap prices, they're not always going to offer the best picture quality.
If you can afford to wait till mid-November, you'll have a wide variety of TV deals to choose from. But if you can't wait till then, here are the best TV deals you can buy right now.
32-49 inch TVs
Best 32- to 49-inch TV deals
Don't have the space for a mammoth-sized TV? Perfect for a dorm room, studio, or spare bedroom — these affordable sub-49-inch sets should fit in the smallest of rooms.
Toshiba 49" Fire TV w/ Sling: was $330 now $279 @ Best Buy
With its easy to navigate interface, HDR support, and built-in Alexa, the Toshiba 49-inch Fire TV is one of the best branded smart TVs we've ever seen. For a limited time, you'll get $30 off Sling and STARZ (new subscribers only).View Deal
Samsung 43" 4K HDTV: was $430 now $327 @ Amazon
The Samsung 43" 4K UHD Series 7 TV features a 4K Ultra HD processor and HDR to deliver the best picture possible. With PurColor technology and smart TV functionality, this TV set makes it easy to find and stream movies and TV shows in lifelike imagery.
50-59 inch TVs
Best 50- to 59-inch TV deals
They say 55-inch is the new 42-inch, so it's no surprise that we see the most deals for TVs in this size range. Whereas a 55-inch 4K set used to cost over $1,000 a few years ago, these days you can get a solid 55-inch 4K set for less than $600.
Sony 55" OLED 4K TV 2019: was $1,998 now $1,498 @ Amazon
If 4K resolution alongside excellent contrast, clarity, HDR, and Google Assistant are the top TV specs you want, the Sony 55" OLED 4K UHD Smart TV (XBR55A8G) is for you. Best Buy has this same TV on sale for $1,499. View Deal
Samsung Frame 55" QLED 4K TV: was $1,598 now $1,098 @ Amazon
The 2019 Samsung Frame 4K Smart TV's Art Mode feature transforms it into a work of art when it's resting. It features Quantum dots and HDR10+ support for extreme life-like picture reproduction. At $500 off, it's a steal!
Samsung 50" 4K Smart TV: was $428 now $328 @ Walmart
This flat panel Samsung 50" 4K Smart TV (UN50NU6900) has a 2160p resolution, a 120Hz motion rate, and HDR. It comes with a remote control so you can access your favorite streaming services in one place. Own it now for $100 off.
RCA 50" 4K Ultra HD: was $379 now $209 @ Walmart
With 2160p and High Dynamic Range support, this RCA 50" 4K UHD TV lets you experience television in lifelike clarity and sharp detail. Achieve true cinematic imagery for $170 below retail price.
RCA 55" Class 4K UHD TV: was $799 now $269 @ Walmart
With 4K Ultra HD and the simplicity of Roku TV, the RCA 55" Roku Smart TV makes it easy to find and stream content. For a limited time, it's $530 below retail at Walmart. View Deal
60-85 inch TVs
Best 60- to 85-inch TV deals
If you have the room (and budget) for a giant TV, there are dozens of options to choose from. Here are our favorite deals of the moment.
LG 75" Nano 9 4K Smart TV: was $2699 now $1,999 @ Best Buy
This LG TV has a 75" 4K resolution display and the power of an a7 Gen 2 intelligent processor. Its Nano Cell TV display with a spectrum of billions of shades.
Samsung 75" Q90 4K Smart TV: was $4,800 now $3,499 @ Best Buy
Samsung's Quantum series TVs offer over a billion shades of brilliant color which is more than standard 4K TVs. For a limited time, you can get the 2019 model Samsung 75" Q90 4K Smart TV (QN75Q90RAFXZA) for a Black Friday price from Best Buy. Plus save on a new TV soundbar. View Deal
Samsung 65" Q900 8K TV: was $4,999 now $2,999 @ Best Buy
When you want to take your entertainment to new heights, the colossal 65" Samsung Q900 4320p resolution Smart TV (QN65Q900RBFXZA) is the way to go. What's more, Best Buy is taking $50 - 200 off select Samsung soundbars when you buy a 4K or 8K UHD Samsung Smart TV. View Deal
Vizio 65" Quantum 4K TV: was $998 now $748 @ Walmart
The Editor's Choice Vizio M658 is a fascinating display with amazing picture quality at an affordable price. It's part of Vizio's midrange 2019 series, but performs like a high-end TV. To find it on sale is a no brainer for just about any TV fan. View Deal
Vizio 65" Quantum X 4K TV: was $2,198 now $1,398
With Quantum Dot technology, the Vizio PX65-G1 produces up to 165% more color than traditional 4K HDR TVs. It supports Siri, Alexa, and Google Assistant for hands-free control. For a limited time, it's $800 off at Walmart.
Hisense 60" 4K Roku TV: was $499 now $349 @ Walmart
This big screen Hisense TV features 4K resolution, HDR, and everything we love about Roku TV. Its intuitive interface makes it easy to find and stream new favorites. At $150 off, it's an even greater value.