Best Black Friday TV Deals 2018

November 14, 2018

9:53 am

Black Friday is a great time to upgrade on big-ticket items, and TVs are always a big seller. If you’ve been putting off investing in a new TV, now could be the best time to buy, thanks to some amazing discounts from all the big brands. Here’s our guide to the best Black Friday TV deals.

Remember, the key to success on Black Friday is taking a moment to ensure you’re buying the right product. You mustn’t lose your head and panic-buy a dud TV that you’ll resent looking at for the next few years.

Make the right choice, and you’ll nab a brilliant TV at a bargain price that will suit your needs for years to come.

Unsure of how to choose this Black Friday? See our Black Friday Survival Guide, where we demystify all the tech jargon for you.

We’ll keep this guide updated throughout Black Friday and Cyber Monday to round up the best deals as we spot them.

In This Guide: 

Best Samsung TV Black Friday Deals

Samsung is consistently one of the best TV brands you can choose. The Korean manufacturer makes outstanding TV sets, and is hugely competitive on price. You’ll find some amazing discounts on Samsung TVs this Black Friday shopping season.

The main thing with Samsung is to focus on whether you want to buy a 2018 TV at a discount, or a 2017 TV at a huge discount. Go for this year’s models and you’ll spend a bit more, but you’ll get the latest tech, such as 4K screens. Pick from last year’s models, and you can make a big saving – if you’re prepared to forego 4K and get a respectable Full HD TV instead, for example. Both should still be Smart TVs that are able to connect to streaming services.

How can you tell them apart? Easy. The 2018 range has an ‘N’ or ‘NU’ in the product name (hey, ‘NU’ even sounds like ‘new’). The 2017 range has an ‘M’.

We wouldn’t recommend going further back than last year’s Samsung models. And, if you really want to spend big, you can choose from one of Samsung’s QLED (Quantum Dot Light Emitting Diode) range. These are ultra-premium screens with fantastic picture clarity – and thankfully, some of these are seeing a Black Friday price cut, too.

Samsung NU6900 Smart 4K UHD TV (2018)

Was $529, Now $399 direct from Samsung

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Amazing Deal on a 2018 55-inch TV

  • 4K picture resolution
  • Huge 55-inch screen
  • Smart TV with built-in apps
  • Big saving direct from Samsung

Samsung UN55NU8000 55-inch Smart TV (2018)

Now $749 direct from Samsung

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This Year’s Tech At A Great-Value Discount

  • Premium 4K set at big discount
  • 2018 model
  • 4K UHD (Ultra-HD) screen resolution
  • Large 55-inch screen
  • Smart TV with built-in apps

Samsung QN55Q6F 55-inch QLED 4K UHD Smart TV (2018)

Now $999 direct from Samsung

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Treat Yourself – This One Is a Stunner

  • Ultra-Premium QLED screen for superior 4K resolution
  • Big discount to take it under $1,000
  • Large 55-inch screen
  • Smart TV with built-in apps

Samsung 43NU7100 Smart TV

Was $499, now $379 direct from Samsung

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Excellent Value 2018 TV

  • 2018 model
  • 4K screen resolution
  • 43-inch screen
  • Smart TV with built-in apps

Samsung 32N5300 32-inch Smart TV

Now just $199 direct from Samsung

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A Great, Cheap Small-Screen TV Option

  • 2018 model
  • 32-inch screen
  • Full HD (not 4K, but fine for a small screen)
  • Smart TV with built-in apps
  • Motion Rate 60

Samsung UN50M5300A 50-inch Smart TV (2017)

Was $499, now $299 direct from Samsung

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An Amazing Discount On a 2017 Big Screen TV

  • 2017 model
  • 50-inch screen
  • Amazing value for such a large screen
  • Full HD (not 4K, hence the big saving)
  • Smart TV with built-in apps

Best LG TV Black Friday Deals

LG is Samsung’s biggest competitor. The fellow Korean brand offers great, high quality tech, and often undercuts Samsung’s prices to offer appealing deals. This year is no exception.

LG’s top-end OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) range offers a display technology that illuminates each pixel independently, rather than with an LED backlight, for a more vivid image. OLED is brighter, sharper, and more energy-efficient than standard LED screens. And with the Black Friday sales kicking off, you can finally bag an LG OLED at a realistic price.

Looking to spend a little less? No problem – you can find some great LG discounts at the lower end of the price range.

We’ve listed a range of options from LG’s TV lineup, including huge screens, 4K quality, and Smart TV capabilities. Also on the list: a 32-inch 720p resolution TV that comes at a price so low that you might not be able to resist it. Remember, if you’re buying a smaller screen, it matters less if the TV isn’t 4k (or even Full HD, when 32-inches or below).

LG 55UK6300 55-Inch 4K Smart TV

Big Discount on a 2018 4K TV

  • 2018 Smart TV model
  • Huge 55-inch screen
  • 4K ultra-HD screen quality
  • ThinQ feature makes it a hub for smart devices

LG OLED55C7P 55-inch 4K OLED Smart TV (2018)

Treat Yourself to a Cut-Price OLED TV

  • Superior picture detail and brightness
  • Large 55-inch screen in 4K detail
  • Energy-efficient screen technology
  • Massive price cut
  • Smart TV services

LG 70UK6570PUB 70-inch 4K Smart TV (2018)

Giant TV at a Giant Discount

  • 70-inch screen (!)
  • 4K screen quality for high detail
  • Big price-cut to take it under $1,000
  • Smart TV streaming services

LG 32LK540BPUA 32-inch Smart TV (2018)

Extraordinarily Cheap, But Lower Resolution

  • 2018 model with Smart TV functions
  • Smaller 32-inch screen
  • 720p resolution (less than Full HD)
  • Acceptable screen quality for a small, cheap set

Best Sony TV Black Friday Deals

Sony TVs come in at premium prices when compared to Samsung and LG. You don’t see truly great value unless you go back to Sony’s 2017 or 2016 sets, at which point you’d be making some compromises. We’ve rounded up some Sony deals below, but for the best discounts, you may want to look to the other brands.

Sony still offers a few unique perks that make it a brand worth considering. One of the TVs we’ve listed below includes the ability to upscale non-4K video for a pseudo-4K effect, thanks to the blur-reducing algorithms behind Sony’s 4K X-Reality PRO feature. The other brands use upscaling technology, too, but Sony’s is deemed among the most effective – a real bonus, given the scarcity of genuine 4K content around.

Sony’s screen sizes and quality also stack up well against other brands. Take a look at some of the deals we’ve gathered together below:

Sony KD43X720E 43-inch 4K Smart TV

Good Value 2017 Sony TV

  • 2017 model at a cut price
  • Good-size 43-inch screen
  • Also available in 49-inch and 55-inch
  • 4K screen quality
  • Smart TV apps built-in

Sony KD55X750F 55-Inch Smart TV

Discounted 2018 Smart TV

  • 2018 4K model
  • Large 55-inch screen
  • Upscales non-4K video for pseudo-4K effect
  • High Dynamic Range (HDR)
  • Smart TV with built-in apps

Sony XBR55X900F 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD

Sharp Screen in a Range of Sizes

  • 2018 model
  • 49-inch, 55-inch, 65-inch, 75-inch and 85-inch available
  • 4K picture detail plus High Dynamic Range
  • 4x HDMI ports, 2x USB 2.0, 1x USB 3.0

Best TCL TV Black Friday Deals

The TCL brand is a great choice for the cost-conscious consumer. Admittedly, TCL is not as premium as other brands on our list, but judging from most of its user reviews, it still keeps its TV-loving fans happy.

The company offers some of the most eye-catchingly low-priced models on the market, and what more could you ask for when it comes to Black Friday?

Key benefits to watch for in a TCL: Smart TV via Roku TV integration, Dolby Atmos sound, and 4K. The cheapest TCL TV deals are definitely found among the smaller screens, although we’ve included a couple of 55-inch options below.

This year, you’ll see big discounts on TCL’s 2017 models, so we’ve thrown one of those in among the best deals in the 2018 range that we’ve picked out below.

TCL 32S327 32-inch Smart TV (2018, Full HD)

Seriously Cheap 32-inch TV

  • 2018 model
  • Smart TV (via Roku TV)
  • Full HD (not 4K, but acceptable for the smaller TV size)
  • 3x HDMI ports, 1x USB

TCL 55S517 55-inch 4K Smart TV

Exceptionally Cheap for a 2018 55-inch TV

  • 2018 model
  • Huge 55-inch screen
  • Smart TV via Roku services
  • 4K screen quality
  • 3x HDMI ports, 1x USB

TCL 55S405 55-inch 4K TV (2017 model)

2017 Model at a Low Price

  • 2017 TV range
  • Large 55-inch screen
  • 4K screen quality
  • Smart TV via Roku TV service

Best Toshiba TV Black Friday Deals

Toshiba is a good brand to consider if you’re after a cut-price TV deal. It’s not at the forefront of TV technology in the way that Samsung, LG or SOny consistently are. But Toshiba puts out respectable TV sets at good prices.

The best deals we’ve spotted so far have been for Toshiba’s ‘Fire TV Edition’ sets, listed below.

The range comes in 43-inch, 50-inch and even 55-inch sizes. For our money, the best deal is the $299 Black Friday price for the 50-inch Toshiba set. That’s a genuinely remarkable price for a 4K TV of this size.

We’ll update as more Toshiba TV deals come through.

Toshiba 50LF621U19 50-inch 4K TV (Fire TV)

50-inch 4K TV for Under $300

  • FireTV (Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu)
  • 4K screen quality
  • Alexa voice control

Toshiba 43LF621U19 43-inch 4K TV (Fire TV)

Hugely Cheap 4K TV Deal

  • FireTV (Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu)
  • 4K screen quality
  • Alexa voice control

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Adam is a writer with an interest in a variety of mediums, from podcasts to comic books to video essays to novels to blogging — too many, basically. He's based out of Seattle, and remains a staunch defender of his state's slogan: "sayWA." In his spare time, he recommends articles about science fiction on Twitter, @AdamRRowe

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