Black Friday TV Sales: Hot Deals on OLED, QLED, Roku TV, and Amazon Fire TV

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Black friday is this week and if the biggest shopping day of the year is known for one thing, it’s the sales on televisions. In 2021 chip shortages and supply chain issues have also hit the television industry, but there are still many big discounts. Not only will you see great prices on Doorbusters and Stripped TVs, but some of the best televisions that we looked at are also heavily discounted before the big day. Large retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best buy and Target have already published their Black Friday announcements and many of their best Black Friday TV deals are available now. Here are our favorites so far.

This list will be updated regularly, so keep an eye on it.

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The Roku TCL 6-Series TV is the best TV for the money we’ve tested, and the 65-inch model just hit the lowest price of the year on Amazon. The 6 Series offers excellent picture quality thanks to mini-LED technology and full-array local dimming. Although this TV technically debuted in 2020, the 6 Series is still considered a current model for 2021.

Want something even bigger? The 75-inch version remains available at the lowest price of the year at $ 1,300. Smaller? The 55-inch model fell back to $ 700. However, none of these sizes are as sharply reduced as the 65-inch model.

Read our Roku TCL 6 Series TV review.

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LG’s C1 OLED TV is currently CNET’s choice for the best TV for high-end buyers. It delivers ridiculously deep black levels and punchy contrast that even the best LCD and QLED TVs can’t match, along with cutting-edge gaming features like G-Sync and FreeSync VRR, 4K / 120Hz input, and all-in-one. new game optimizer. mode with many additional settings. It’s also our favorite gaming TV to pair with an Xbox Series X or PlayStation 5 (or both).

  • LG OLED48C1PUB, 48-inch: $ 1,097 (save $ 200)
  • LG OLED55C1PUB, 55-inch: $ 1,297 (save $ 203)
  • LG OLED65C1PUB, 65-inch: $ 1,797 (save $ 703)
  • LG OLED77C1PUB, 77-inch: $ 2,897 (save $ 903)
  • LG OLED83C1PUA, 83-inch: $ 4,997 (save $ 500)

Read our LG C1 OLED TV review.

Read more: LG C1 OLED TV on sale: save up to $ 1,000 on our favorite premium TV

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Speaking of high-end TVs, Samsung’s QN90A TV is another of our favorites that just got a price cut for Black Friday. This TV uses mini-LED augmented QLED TV technology for a brighter picture than any OLED TV. The dramatic contrast of the OLED always won out in my side-by-side tests, so I still recommend the LG C1 overall, but the QN90A comes closer than ever. And in the 85-inch size, this Samsung costs a lot less than the 83-inch C1.

  • Samsung QN50QN90A, 50-inch: $ 1,198 (save $ 302)
  • Samsung QN55QN90A, 55-inch: $ 1,298 (save $ 502)
  • Samsung QN65QN90A, 65-inch: $ 1,698 (save $ 703)
  • Samsung QN75QN90A, 75-inch: $ 2,598 (save $ 902)
  • Samsung QN85QN90A, 85-inch: $ 3,298 (save $ 1,702)

Read our review of the Samsung QN90A.

Element

This 65-inch TV from Element runs Roku’s streaming software for easy access to all your favorite apps, and has a slim bezel to make it look even better when hung on your wall. It’s a newer model, and while it might not have all of the features that other models do, the price more than makes up for that.

Vizio

Vizio’s 70-inch V-series smart TV won’t perform as well as the MQ7 series, but it’s hard to pass up that panel size for this price. It has Vizio Smart Cast, Vizio Voice and Chromecast built-in, works with Apple AirPlay and much more. Whether you’re looking to replace a main TV or add one to a bedroom, this is a great option at this price point.

This offer is available starting Monday, November 22 at 12 p.m. PT (3 p.m. ET).

Read our Vizio V-Series review.

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This mid-range TV is pretty much the benchmark for very good picture quality. It is one of the cheaper TVs with full local dimming, which allows it to deliver beautiful high dynamic range videos as well as variable refresh rate for gaming. We didn’t like it as much as the TCL 6 series in our side-by-side comparison, but it costs less.

With the exception of the 65-inch size, which remains scarce, all other sizes have come down to their lowest prices of the year.

Read our Vizio M7-Series Quantum review.

Amazon

We haven’t reviewed this particular Fire TV, but based on its specs, we would expect similar picture quality to the Toshiba C350, which we reviewed. Long story short: expect pretty basic picture quality. The appeal of the Omni is that you can issue Alexa voice commands in the air and the TV will respond. That’s because it has built-in mics, so it’s basically an Echo speaker with a big screen. In addition to the other standard Fire TV smart features, the Omni will soon work with Apple AirPlay.

For Black Friday, Amazon slashed the price of the 50-inch and 55-inch sizes by $ 150.

The Omni Series is also available in 43, 65, and 75 inch sizes, but these are not currently being discounted.

Learn more about the Amazon Fire TV Omni series.

Hisense

Hisense is perhaps best known for its inexpensive TVs, but the U8G is something different. This top-of-the-line model delivers the kind of HDR brightness and impact found on very expensive TVs like the Samsung QN90A, but for hundreds less. We prefer the TCL 6 series overall, but that discount on the 55-inch Hisense U8G makes it $ 50 cheaper.

Read our review of the Hisense U8G series.

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Samsung’s frame is unlike any other TV. Its ultra-thin screen can also double as a place to display digital art and is only 24.9mm thick, similar to a typical photo frame. By subscribing to the Samsung Art Store for $ 5 per month, you can access over 1,400 works of art to display on screen. The Frame TV is available in a wide range of sizes – from 32 to 75 inches – and each model gets big discounts on Amazon and elsewhere. Even with the sale prices, you’ll pay a premium price for The Frame’s unique look, but for design-conscious buyers it might be worth it.

Learn more about the Samsung The Frame TV.

Samsung

We haven’t reviewed this TV, but based on its specs, it probably won’t provide as good a picture as the Roku TCL 6 Series TV, or even a high-end Samsung like the QN60A. On the flip side, if you want a big screen from the world’s most popular TV brand, it’s as great a price as we’ve seen.

This offer is currently out of stock nationwide, but may be available at your local Walmart.

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Maybe you’re not looking for a high-end TV at all. If so, our go-to pick is the TCL 4 series because it has our favorite smart TV system – Roku – and picture quality that’s still pretty good for most people. We haven’t reviewed the 55S21 featured in that sale at Walmart yet, but according to TCL it should perform the same as the 55S435 we reviewed (pictured), and it costs a lot less.

This offer is currently out of stock nationwide.


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