The Best of the Black Friday Ads: HDTVs

By , dealnews Senior Feature Writer

TV-buying season has officially started. But before you take out that credit card and clear out your entertainment center, we recommend browsing through our hand-picked list of Black Friday TV ads below. We've scanned through every ad (both leaked and confirmed), compared them to previous TV deals, and present you with the best of the best.

If you're hoping to score a deal on a premium HDTV, remember, patience is key. Premium models will hit all-time lows between December through February. There's a chance you'll see some choice deals in the coming days, but keep your trigger finger at bay and look for the deal that's right for your budget.

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  • Although it's unclear what resolution this TV offers, BJ's Wholesale Club has a potential doorbuster with this Samsung 51" Plasma HDTV for $500. That's $114 under the best price we've ever seen for any 51" Samsung plasma TV.
  • Pony up an extra $99 and you can add 3D capabilities to your TV. is said to be offering a Samsung 51" 720p 3D Plasma HDTV bundled with four 3D glasses for $599 as part of its Early Bird sale. If accurate, this will be the lowest price we've ever seen for any Samsung 51" 3D plasma.
  • It's not the most aggressive HDTV deal you'll find, but Sears is rumored to offer a Samsung UN55D6000 55" 120Hz 1080p LED HDTV for $1,100. That's $97 under the best price we've seen for this unit this year.
  • TVs don't get much cheaper than this. Target is rumored to have the Westinghouse VR-4625 46" 1080p LCD HDTV for a stunningly low $298. That essentially beats all records for a 46" LCD HDTV.
  • If you're in the market for a 55" LED LCD HDTV, you'll want to check Walmart's ads before grabbing that confirmed deal from Sam's Club (mentioned above), as Walmart has the potential to out price Sam's Club when it offers the LG 55LV4400 55" 120Hz 1080p LED HDTV for $898. Again, this is only a rumor, whereas the Sam's Club pricing is confirmed.

We're constantly unearthing new ads, so keep an eye on future ones by bookmarking our Black Friday page.

An avid gadget lover, Louis Ramirez has covered technology for Gizmodo, CNET, Laptop, and various other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @LouisRamirez. You can also sign up for an email alert for all dealnews features.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).


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Dan de Grandpre (DealNews)
There is the $200 42" LCD TV coming from Best Buy on Black Friday. FWIW.
Louis Ramirez (DealNews)
@Supernavi That is a pretty sweet price. In fact, we marked it an Editors' Choice when we first posted that deal on 11/6. I'm not too familiar with the Haier brand myself (and I did a Google search for reviews on that model and couldn't find anything), but the fact that this TV hit $197 on 11/6 (pre Black Friday) leads me to believe there's a good chance it could go lower on Black Friday or post Black Friday. So I'd personally wait....and who knows, in the coming weeks you might find a brand name TV at a similar price point! 

Either way -- it sounds like it won't be your main TV, so there's no wrong in waiting just a few days for Black Friday to roll in and see what kinda prices you find then.
Hi Louis,

What do you think of the current price point for the Haier 32 on Amazon for $197 + free shipping and 30 day return guarantee?  I dont know enough about Haier. I was definitely looking for a cheap 32 inch as it would be my bedroom tv, but Im not sure if I am better off waiting and gettting a name brand for a little more.  Of note, I have a $10 gift card so it would come out to $187.
Louis Ramirez (DealNews)
@whitk227 Yeah, previous years have shown us that brand-name HDTVs get the best discounts December through February. That's not to say you won't see TV deals on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, but if you can hold off -- you'll see better deals the following weeks.

Once you're in that Dec - Feb time frame and you see a deal you feel is just incredible -- then it's safe to go for it! 
Hi Louis, do you think the best name-brand hdtv deals will be at the end of the year?  Will cyber monday deals be competitive?