Black Friday TV Deals 2022: What Can You Expect for Every Screen Size?
One of the best times of year to shop for TVs has to be Black Friday. Not only does this shopping holiday bring some of the best prices of the year, but it also tends to have a bigger selection on sale.
With inflation being a real concern for many shoppers this year, it's important to look for the best Black Friday TV deals if you want a new set. Check out our guide on the lowest TV prices you can expect to see, average discounts for each size class, and the brands to keep an eye out for in 2022.
The Top Black Friday TV Deals in 2022
- Insignia 24" F20 Series NS-24F201NA23 720p LED HD Smart TV for $79.99 at eBay — It's at the lowest price we could find and $90 less than list price. This set also matches the best Black Friday price we saw for a TV in 2021.
- Hisense 40" A4G Series 40A4GV 1080p LED HD Smart TV for $99.99 at Best Buy — This model is available only for pickup at select locations, but if you can find it, this is the best price we've ever seen for a Hisense TV of any size.
- TCL 55" Class 5-Series QLED 4K UHD Smart Google TV for $199.99 at Best Buy — This is the best price we've seen for this model, not to mention it's $50 cheaper than any TV deal in this size class we saw last Black Friday.
- Samsung 75" Class TU690T Series LED 4K Smart TV for $579.99 at Best Buy — This is a solid deal on a name-brand set of this size, and it matches the best-ever price for this model. Plus, it's about half the average price we saw for this size class during Black Friday 2021.
- TV and home theater deals for up to 50% off at Target — More than 70 items are included in this sale from brands like LG, Google, and Samsung.
The Top Black Friday Streaming Deals in 2022
Want to figure out what to watch on your new TV? Then check out these Black Friday deals from various streaming services.
- HBO Max subscription with ads for $2 per month for 3 months — You'll save $8 per month with this deal for a total savings of $24.
- Hulu 1-year subscription for 65% off — This is the best offer we've seen for the service since last Black Friday and comes out to just $2 per month.
- Paramount+ annual plan for 50% off — You'll need to use coupon code "BFCM50" to redeem this offer, but it's valid on both ad-supported and ad-free plans.
- Peacock Premium TV 1-year subscription for 99 cents per month — Use code "SAVEBIG" to redeem this offer, which is a huge improvement over the previous best deal we've seen; that was $20 per year.
NOTE: The information below was compiled before the Black Friday ads came out. Please refer to the ads above before making any shopping plans.
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What to Expect From Black Friday TV Deals in 2022
In order to make solid Black Friday TV predictions for 2022, we took a deep dive into all the TV deals we listed during the time frame last year. The below table offers at-a-glance info on the most popular brands, plus the lowest and average Black Friday price for each TV size class. It can give you an idea of what to look for during Black Friday 2022.
|TV Size Class||Brands With Most Deals||Best Black Friday Price||Average Black Friday Price|
|39" and below||Insignia||$80||$110|
|40" - 49"||LG||$128||$496|
|50" - 59"||TCL||$250||$514|
|60" - 69"||Sony||$448||$916|
|70" and above||LG and Hisense||$398||$1,112|
The infographic below provides another way to look at the data from the table. As you can see, you can expect the best Black Friday prices to increase as TV screen sizes get larger, except in the case of 70"-and-above TVs. In that size class, you may see lower prices than you would in the 60"-69" class!
Small Displays Could Hit $80 Again
We may not see many deals on smaller sets around Black Friday, but there are usually at least a handful to watch for if you're looking for compact entertainment. Keep in mind that even 39"-and-under TVs are likely to have smart features now. So if you're hoping to find a "dumb" TV — that is, one that doesn't connect to the internet — you may be out of luck, even on Black Friday.
Last year, Insignia dominated this size class for deals, with a 19" set falling to $79.99. Ordinarily, we see a 32" set for between $79 and $99 around Black Friday, but that wasn't the case in 2021. Rather, a 24" set went for $100, a 32" set had a price of $120, and a 39" TV was $140. The increase in prices could be related to the fact that they were smart sets. Even so, these are pretty great prices for smaller TVs, so if you need one for the kids' room, kitchen, or another tiny space, Black Friday is a good time to shop.
Sets in the 40" Size Class Could Cost Less Than $150
The 40"-49" size class isn't hugely popular, though it does have a few notable deals every Black Friday, and last year was no different. An Onn 40" set offered the lowest price at $128, but be aware this Onn is a Walmart-exclusive brand that many may consider bottom-tier. If you're worried about quality and having a set that lasts, you may want to look at other brands.
Fortunately, there are some well-known, solid brands in this category that are still affordable. We saw 43" sets from TCL and Pioneer for around $260, as well as 43" TVs from Best Buy for as little as $230. One thing to keep in mind is that certain sets even in this smaller size can be pricey if they're on the "fancier" side. For instance, we saw Samsung's The Serif 43" set for a whopping $800 during Black Friday 2021. At that rate, you may be better off shopping a different model and size to get a better value.
Deals on Midsize TVs Should Average Around $500
If you're looking for a midsize set, the 50" size class is usually a safe one to browse. It's also one of the more popular size classes, so we tend to see quite a few deals at any given time for TVs between 50" and 59". In fact, more than a quarter of the TV offers we saw around Black Friday 2021 fell in this range, with the lowest price being a TCL 50" Roku TV for $250.
The average Black Friday deal price for a 50"-59" TV was around $514. That's not bad, considering the wide range of brands available, as well. Some of the most notable deals we saw were a Toshiba 50" smart Fire TV for $300, plus two Sony 55" smart sets for $800 and $1,400 — one of which was an OLED TV. These were good enough to earn our Staff Pick badge for "best of the best" savings.
60" Sets May Go for Less Than $500
If you have the room both in your home and in your budget, you may want to consider upgrading your midsize set to a 60" or larger one for Black Friday 2022. Last year, this size class had the second-highest number of deals, with about one-fourth of the offers we saw falling between 60" and 69".
Even better, the prices on these sets could be seriously impressive. Last year, a Hisense 65" Roku TV took the lowest-price honor for the 60"-69" range, coming in at just $448. On average, this size class featured deal prices of around $900, so don't expect all the price tags to be as excellent as the Hisense one.
But there should be a vast array of offers to choose from in the 60"-69" range, as it's such a popular size class. Around Black Friday 2021, we saw a Vizio M-Series 65" set for only $598, a 2020 Sony 65" OLED set for $1,500, and a 2021 refurbished Sony Bravia 65" OLED TV also for $1,500; all of these deals were Staff Picks. In fact, Sony dominated the deals in that particular size class last year, with 29% of those offers being from the big brand. But if Sony doesn't appeal to you, know that we should see plenty of other notable brands, including Amazon, LG, Samsung, and TCL.
Huge Screens Will Average Around $1,100
You know what they say: go big or go home. If you're looking for the biggest TV this Black Friday, know that it's probably going to require a bit of an investment. The average deal price for 70"-and-larger TVs during Black Friday 2021 was around $1,100, although we did see a 70" set for only $398. Note that this TV was from the Onn brand at Walmart, and remember that often "you get what you pay for," especially with products like electronics. We're not saying you should avoid the brand entirely, but be aware of possible pitfalls.
That said, you'll find plenty of other reliable brands to shop in this size class, including TCL, Samsung, Vizio, LG, Hisense, and Sony. And some of those come at super affordable prices, as well. Last year, we saw a Samsung 70" TV for $600, which is an excellent price for a set that large. We also saw a Vizio 70" V-Series set for $498 — a deal that was so good, it earned our Staff Pick designation. Needless to say, if you're looking for deals on big-screen TVs, there will be an option for nearly every budget.