If you’re in the market for a TV, Black Friday is the perfect time to buy. Retailers across the globe will be slashing prices on TVs for one day 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. Mark your calendars!
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 announced that it will be kicking off Black Friday deals from 17 November, and that they will run all the way up to midnight on 26 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 on 16 November ready for the deals event on 17 November. 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 (3840×2160 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 appreciate 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 55in Smart 4K HDR OLED TV
Now: £1,699 (£800 off)
Currys is offering a ‘You Won’t Get It Cheaper’ promotion, which includes £800 off this stunning 55in Smart, 4K Ultra HD OLED TV complete with HDR and Freeview Play.
2. LG 60in Smart 4K HDR LED TV
Now: £999 (£350 off)
This 60in TV from LG has £350 off and free delivery from Argos.
3. LG 65in Smart 4K HDR OLED TV
From: Currys PC World
Now: £2,699 (£1,600 off)
This huge, impressive OLED TV has £1,600 off in the current Currys sale, and you can get up to £200 off a soundbar or 4K Blu-Ray player when you buy it too.
4. Hisense 55in Smart 4K HDR LED TV
Now: £519.99 (£100 off)
Very is offering £100 off this Hisense 55in TV, which includes 4K, HDR, Smart features and Freeview Play.
5. Logik 2.1 Sound Bar
Now: £49.99 (£50 off)
Get this budget-friendly sound bar for half-price, making it one of the cheapest sound bars around.
6. Save on TVs at AO.com
Was: £399 or more
Now: £40 off Use code BFTV40 at checkout
AO has kicked off Black Friday deals with £40 off all TVs £399 or over when you use the code BFTV40 at checkout. This is a daily deal so hurry before it ends!