Enlarge /. LG's BX OLED TV is one of the best premium TVs for most people.
Black Friday is almost synonymous with TV deals, but the reality is that most of the deals advertised during the shopping vacation aren't worth your time. While many retailers like to scoop out big screens at dirt cheap prices, the actual image quality of these cheaper displays is rather mediocre. In other words, you usually get what you pay for.
For the few budget TVs, Black Friday is generally the best time to buy a new set. You can check out our list of the best Black Friday deals for a more general roundup. However, to make things easier for those who are specifically looking for a new centerpiece for their living room, we've put together a separate rundown of the best Black Friday deals we can find on Friday TV deals.
While we don't regularly check televisions here at Ars, we have checked feedback on forums and websites that we trust to supplement our own impressions. We also made sure to check the price history charts to ensure that each of the following offers brings real savings over what you would pay at other points in the year. We'll definitely update this post when more good discounts become available. Be warned, however, that some offers may sell out before the end of the day as Black Friday sales started earlier than usual this year.
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Best Black Friday 2020 TV Deals
The top offer is likely LG's 55-inch BX OLED TV for $ 1,200. This is the lowest price we've ever had. LG's OLED televisions have been highly regarded for years, and the BX is the entry-level model in the company's current lineup. It lacks the brighter panel and more advanced image processor found on LG's step-up CX set, which went on sale for $ 1,400 earlier this week but is now apparently out of stock. Therefore, it is best suited for darker rooms. For those who have never owned an OLED TV, this should be a significant upgrade with great contrast, a wide color gamut, and a refresh rate of 120Hz with VRR support.
When the LG models are out of stock, Sony's A8H OLED TVs are rated similarly well, but a little more expensive. The Sony X950H and Samsung Q80T are good choices for those who prefer a premium set with a more traditional LCD / LED and a slightly more affordable price-performance ratio.
Cheaper options get what you pay for, too, but Vizio's M7-Series Quantum seems like good value for mid-range models, while TCL's sets of 4 and Toshiba's Fire TV Edition seem like good value It should end up being reasonable value for money, depending on what size you want. All of them are due to the lowest prices we've tracked. Unfortunately, we are currently not seeing any offers for the popular 5 or 6 series Roku TVs from TCL.
- 55-inch LG BX (2020 model) 4K HDR OLED TV for $ 1,196.99 at Amazon, B&H, and Best Buy (typically $ 1,450).
- 65-inch LG BX (2020 Model) 4K HDR OLED TV for $ 1,796.99 at Amazon, B&H, and Best Buy (typically $ 2,100).
- 43-inch Toshiba Fire TV Edition 43LF621U21 (2020 model) 4K LED Fire TV for $ 209.99 at Amazon (usually $ 265).
- 55 inch 4K HDR OLED TV Sony A8H (2020 model) for $ 1,498 at Amazon, B&H, and Best Buy (typically $ 1,750).
- 65 inch 4K HDR OLED TV Sony A8H (2020 model) for $ 1,798 at Amazon and Best Buy (typically $ 2,300).
- 65 inch 4K HDR LED TV Sony X950H (2020 model) for $ 1,398 at Amazon, B&H, and Best Buy (typically $ 1,600).
- Sony X900H (2020 Model) 55-inch 4K HDR LED TV for $ 919.99 at Amazon (Clip $ 28.01 coupon– usually $ 1,000).
- Sony X900H (2020 Model) 75-inch 4K HDR LED TV for $ 1.569.99 at Amazon (Clip $ 30 coupon– usually 1,950 USD).
- 55-inch 4K LED TV Sony X750H (2020 model) for $ 518 at Amazon and Walmart (usually $ 580).
- 75-inch 4K LED TV Sony X750H (2020 model) for $ 898 at B&H and Best Buy (usually $ 1,100).
- 55 inch Samsung Q80T (2020 model) 4K HDR QLED TV for $ 1,047.99 at Amazon, Samsung, and B&H (typically $ 1,160).
- 65-inch Samsung Q80T (2020 Model) 4K HDR QLED TV for $ 1,497.99 at Amazon, Samsung, and B&H (typically $ 1,700).
- 55 inch Samsung Q90T (2020 model) 4K HDR QLED TV for $ 1,297.99 at Amazon, Samsung, and B&H (typically $ 1,450).
- 65-inch Samsung Q90T (2020 Model) 4K HDR QLED TV for $ 1,897.99 at Amazon, Samsung, and B&H (typically $ 2,050).
- 55-inch Samsung Q70T (2020 Model) 4K QLED TV for $ 797.99 at Amazon, Samsung, and B&H (usually $ 900).
- 50-inch TCL S434 (2020 model) 4K LED Android TV for $ 229.99 at Best Buy (usually $ 350).
- 55 inch TCL S434 (2020 model) 4K LED Android TV for $ 279.99 at Best Buy (usually $ 400).
- 65-inch Quantum M65Q7-H1 (2020 Model) Vizio M-Series (2020 Model) 4K HDR LED TV for $ 599.99 at Best Buy (usually $ 700).
- 65-inch Vizio P-Series Quantum P65Q9-H1 (2020 Model) 4K HDR LED TV for $ 979 at Sam & # 39; s Club ($ 1,000 at Walmart and Best Buy – typically $ 1,200).
- 65-inch 4K HDR OLED TV Vizio OLED-H1 (2020 model) for $ 1,499.99 at Best Buy (usually $ 1,999.99).
- 75-inch Hisense H8G (2020 model) 4K HDR LED Android TV for $ 1,199.99 at Best Buy (typically $ 1,300).
Black Friday 2020 best home entertainment deals
Enlarge /. The Sonos Beam Smart Soundbar.
Outside of actual televisions, Black Friday also brought in some great deals on home theater devices that we like, including the compact Sonos Beam soundbar for a new low of $ 299, a range of deals on Roku and Fire TV media streamers and the best price we watched on the high-end television Nvidia Shield.