It’s almost Black Friday 2019, and the sales are already here. Especially when it comes to TVs. Sure Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Amazon and the rest have plenty of other gadgets and devices on sale, from phones to vacuum cleaners, but if you want to really go big, your best bet is to pick up some of the best TVs of 2019 on the cheap. Black Friday may be best known for doorbuster deals on dirt-cheap sets, but smart TV shoppers know that it’s also price drop season on TVs that are actually good — including LG’s 2019 OLED models and TCL Roku TVs.
Below I’ve gathered the best Black Friday TV deals so far. Unless noted otherwise, the deals are all available now. I’ll update this list with the latest deals going forward — and I expect that to happen A LOT. For now, dig in.
A bigger version of the 3-Series with a similar story: Roku’s great smart TV system built-in, but this time with 4K HDR compatibility. Again, the picture quality is no great shakes, but this price is good enough (the lowest this year so far) you can probably overlook that.
Read our TCL 50S425 Roku TV review.
Samsung dropped the prices on all of its QLED TVs for Black Friday, and the Q70 series is our favorite value of the bunch. It’s the cheapest with full-array local dimming (FALD), the best feature for improving image quality. FALD-equipped TCL and Vizio models have similar image quality for hundreds less, but Samsung has a leg up in design.
Read our Samsung Q70 series (2019) review.
LG’s traditional pre-Black Friday OLED TV price drop is on, and our favorite high-end TV for the money, the B9, gets a steep discount. OLED TVs produce better overall image quality than any LCD we’ve reviewed, including Samsung’s QLED TVs. LG’s 2019 versions also have more features than its previous OLED TVs, including Alexa built-in, Apple AirPlay 2 and more HDMI 2.1 extras, including eARC, Auto Game mode and Variable Refresh rate.
The C9 is also on sale, but it’s a bit more expensive than the B9 for slightly better image quality. Your call.
Read our LG OLEDB9PUA series review.
We haven’t reviewed this Sony but expect it to perform similarly to the LG B9: In a word: awesome. Just like the LG, this is the lowest price yet for a current-year OLED TV (the 65-inch Sony is also $2,000). Unlike the LG, Sony uses the screen to produce sound and offers Google’s Android TV operating system.
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