8 First Black Friday TV Deals: 65 inches, Mini LED, OLED, and More
Now a good one it’s time to get a new TV. We’ve tested all the latest and greatest models throughout the year, but we’re just starting to see the first discounts on our top models in 2021. You’re also watching college football on Saturday, starting HBO’s new season Compliance, or play your new one Nintendo Switch OLED on the big screen, here are some amazing discounts to upgrade your home viewing experience.
Updated November 19: We’ve added the Hisense U8G, and we’ll continue to update this post as Black Friday approaches.
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This is the sweet spot for most TV buyers, where you can find good technology and good interfaces at a relatively low price.
The 5-Series is best TV under $ 500. You get a quantum dot display, an Android TV interface, and Alexa compatibility. Plus, the included voice remote makes it easy to find your favorite content. It will always come down to this price.
If you want something bigger than the TCL above, this model from Samsung is a solid choice. I like that it has Alexa onboard, so you can set timers and ask them the time. (You can turn off Alexa if you don’t want to use it.)
Hisense may be a lesser -known brand, but it actually makes some great TVs. Consider this U8G, for example. You get the quantum dot color, IMAX-enhanced certification, and Android TV built-in. Hisense’s ULED backlight technology is also good, providing plenty of light for even well-lit rooms.
Sony’s 48-inch OLED offers surprising picture quality, with black OLED inks being so popular. Its only drawback is that it lacks the ability to play 4K video at 120 Hz, which means you don’t want to pair it with Sony’s Playstation 5 if you want the smoothest gaming possible.
Looking for a big screen to watch your favorite teams or TV movies? These two are good options.
The quantum dot technology inside this 75-inch Samsung makes it bright and vibrant, perfect for larger living rooms with windows. I also like the center pedestal stand, which allows the TV giant to fit standard-sized TV consoles.
Sony is another one that makes good big TVs, and it has a partner Android TV built-in, added Alexa compatibility for quick search. It also has Sony’s amazing MotionFlow XR technology, which helps explain high-speed objects like players and balls when watching games, and all screen action when playing. . The 85-inch model as well sold for $ 2,000 ($ 500 discount).
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It’s Samsung’s 4K flagship, and it’s an surprisingly nice-looking TV (8/10, Recommended by WIRED). The Mini LED backlighting combines the company’s Neo QLED quantum dot technology to make it the best screen we’ve seen in bright rooms (and one of the best we’ve seen in the dark).
If you have a dark room to watch it (or any room, really), the C1 is the most beautiful TV I’ve seen this year (8/10, Recommended by WIRED). It’s also great for gamers, thanks to HDMI 2.1 inputs and a 120-Hz refresh rate providing super-smooth onscreen motion.
Early Black Friday Sale Pages
Want to browse the sale yourself? Here are some places that offer early Black Friday deals. Be sure to check out our lot buying guides and gift guides for more ideas.
- Selling on Amazon
- Target Sale, Coupons
- Walmart Sale, Coupons
- Beds, Baths, and More for Sale, Coupons
- REI Rises Out of Sale
- Best Buy Sale, Coupons
- QVC sales, Coupons
- by Kohl, Coupons
- Sale of Moosejaw, Coupons
- Adorama Sale, Coupons
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