(Pocket-lint) – There’s no better time to buy a new TV than in the Black Friday sales. There’s big discounts on some of the latest sets – and it’s a perfect opportunity to get a new television into your home before the holiday season.
There’s still a little time before Black Friday arrives, but there’s plenty to consider when it comes to buying a TV. Black Friday will fall on 26 November in 2021, followed by Cyber Monday on 29 November. To get the best deals, you need to figure out what you’re looking for and keep your eye on prices from November onwards.
Where are the best TV deals on Black Friday?
Discounting on TVs is pretty universal across retailers, with many dropping prices. The great thing about televisions is that many get discounts at the end of the year because they have been available for some time, so you can still get the latest tech at lower prices.
US TV retailers
UK TV retailers
We’re going to be highlighting many of the best deals around the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales period below, broken down into the most common sizes. At the moment, we’ve left the deals in place from last year so you know what to expect. You can jump to the section you want with the links below – and then navigate by screen size.
Best US Black Friday TV deals
The Fire TV is built around Amazon’s Fire platform to deliver a smart streaming experience with all the latest services. This 50-inch 4K model has a 30% discount – now only $329.99.
The majority of TV sales come in the 50-60-inch sizes, with 55-inch being the average.
The latest Samsung QLED technology offers a stunning 4K HDR delivery from this smart TV. There’s even Alexa built into this 2021 model. Discounts across all sizes, with the 55in at $1,297.99 – a 28% discount.
More and more people are looking for a bigger TV – where the biggest savings can be found.
LG’s OLED C1 is one of the most desirable TVs of 2021, offering exceptional performance and superb quality, while also supporting the latest gaming standards. It’s a great TV upgrade, with discounts across 48, 55, 65, 77 and 83in sizes on Amazon.
Best UK Black Friday TV deals
Philips OLED 806 is an award winning TV, offering four-sided Ambilight, 4K resolution and support for HDR – including Dolby Vision. This 48in model is appealing for smaller rooms – while the £999 will also appeal.
LG makes the best OLED TVs out there and this 48-inch model, which is its 2021 top-of-the-line panel and sits about the A1, has a massive £400 off – taking its askling price to £999.
This is the size that most people choose to buy. We’re expecting a lot more deals, but there are some pre-Black Friday offers already.
Samsung’s QLED TVs offer some of the best smart TV experiences and there’s a £150 discount on this 55in model (also available in other sizes). It’s only 60Hz, so not a TV for gamers, but otherwise a great option at £699.
If you’ve got a little more space, then going larger than 60-inches can give you a much more immersive experience.
No deals at present, but we’ll be updating this page regularly as the bargains come in…
What to consider when buying a TV
Of course, ensuring you’re buying the right TV is the most important part.
The biggest factor when it comes to buying a TV is where you’re going to put it and whether it fits. We all want big TVs, with sizes around 65-inches getting increasingly common. But that size might not fit in all rooms – it might just be too big, so carefully consider how much space you have, including how far you’ll be sitting from the screen.
This also helps with decisions on whether you need 8K or not. It’s the latest technology, but it’s more expensive at the moment and if you’re buying a smaller TV then it’s not something you need to worry about. If you want to put a larger TV in a smaller room, however, the extra detail it offers can improve the experience when you’re sitting closer to the screen.
More important is likely to be the technologies offered. The latest games consoles support 120Hz, and while this technology isn’t being hugely exploited at the moment, it might become a lot more important during the life of your TV – and not all TVs offer it, so be sure to check. Another is Dolby Vision HDR – not all TVs offer it and if you’re a movie fan, this might be a technology you want supported.
We’re seeing a wider option of features on TVs – Philips offering its Ambilight illumination is big draw, while the depate about OLED, QLED or just LCD still rumble on – and Black Friday often makes those premium TVs a little more affordable.
Writing by Chris Hall. Editing by Mike Lowe. Originally published on .