If you’re in the market for a TV, Black Friday is the perfect time to buy. Retailers across the globe are slashing prices on TVs for their Black Friday sales, making that all-singing, all-dancing model you’ve had your eye on much easier to afford. Here, we bring you tips on how to find the best TV deals on Black Friday.
You’ll find deals on smart TVs, LED TVs, OLED TVs, curved TVs, 4K TVs and more, but with so many options it can be hard to figure out what you need. So in this article we also talk you through your options to help you know what to look for.
First things first, Black Friday is on 24 November. While that's the main event, retailers have begun discounting the products in what they are calling 'Black Friday sales' already, so the time, really, is now! Keep an eye out from today right through to Cyber Monday, which is on 27 November. The deals aren't waiting.
Amazon has kicked off Black Friday deals already, and they will run all the way up to midnight on 27 November. There will be new Deals of the Day each day, and thousands of Lightning Deals too.
We'd recommend preparing to sign up to the 30 day free trial of Amazon Prime now. By doing so, you'll not only get free next day delivery, you'll also get access to Lightning Deals 30 minutes before non-Prime members, which could make all the difference when it comes to bagging a bargain.
Even if you do want to wait until Black Friday itself, it's a really good idea to research models you like, average prices outside of Black Friday and decide how much you’re willing to spend, to stop you from making a rushed decision on the day (Black Friday deals will sell out quickly).
Best TV deals right now
Black Friday TV deals: What to look for
We’d recommend going for 4K if you can. They’re sometimes called UHD or Ultra HD, but essentially they all mean 4K (3840x2160 pixels, which is four times that of Full HD) and will be capable of displaying 4K content that is set to be the future standard for TV shows, movies and games.
We’d also suggest looking out for HDMI version 2 input with HDCP 2.2 support, which means it’ll be able to handle incoming 4K content sources such as Ultra HD Blu-ray players and media streamers like the Nvidia Shield. HDCP 2.2 is a new level of copy protection being used by all external 4K sources, so the more inputs that support it the better.
4K is best appreciated on a screen size of 55in or more, but there are smaller panels appearing and even a 4K TV at 40 inches can offer excellent performance.
You might also see the acronym ‘HDR’ when you’re looking for a new TV. It stands for High Dynamic Range and offers higher peak whites and better colour depth. It’s not essential, but is a nice additional feature if the price is right. There isn’t much HDR content around yet, but like 4K we expect it to become more common over time.
Where to find Black Friday TV deals
You'll find TV deals from a huge number of retailers on Black Friday.
Expect to find some of the best bargains at Amazon. We'd recommend signing up to Amazon's 30 day free trial of Prime, which will not only get you access to Lightning deals 30 minutes earlier than non-Prime members, but will also get you free next-day delivery. Plus, you'll get access to Prime Instant Video and other benefits during your trial, too.
Beyond Amazon, you can expect to find TV deals from the following retailers:
Best TV Black Friday deals
1. LG 65in Smart 4K HDR OLED TV
From: Currys PC World
Now: £2,499 (£1,800 off)
This huge, impressive OLED TV has £1,800 off in the current Currys sale.
2. Optoma UHD550X 4K 2800 Lumens DLP Projector
Now: £1,599.99 (20% off)
Save £400 on this ultra-bright, 4K projector with support for HDR.
3. Toshiba 49in Smart 4K LED TV
Now: £379 (31% off)
You can save almost £200 on this Toshiba 4K TV over Black Friday season.
4. Now TV Box with 3 Month Sky Cinema Pass
Now: £19.99 (50% off)
Get a Now TV streaming box and 3 months of Sky Cinema streaming for just half price.
5. LG 43in Smart 4K HDR LED TV
From: Currys PC World
Now: £369 (£280 off)
A fantastic price as part of Currys PC World's Black Friday 'Why Wait' sale.
6. Sony Bravia 49in Smart 4K HDR TV
Now: £549 (£250 off)
This 4K TV from Sony is now at 31% off until Cyber Monday.
7. LG 60in Smart 4K HDR LED TV
Now: £999 (£350 off)
This 60in TV from LG has £350 off and free delivery from Argos.
8. Samsung 55in Smart 4K HDR LED TV
From: Currys PC World
Now: £699 (£350 off)
This Samsung Smart TV has £350 off and you can save up to £200 when you buy a selected soundbar or Blu-ray player with it.
9. Amazon Fire TV Stick
Now: £24.99 (£15 off)
This is the cheapest price yet for Amazon's Fire TV, which lets you stream directly to any TV.