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Ten Black Friday TV deals worth a look

For those who are weighing their options on Black Friday TV deals, these ten are our favorites.

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    LG's OLED HDTV on display at a Best Buy in Richfield, Minn. Best Buy is often a top destination for Black Friday TV deals, and 2016 is no exception.
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For those who are weighing their options on Black Friday TV deals, these ten are our favorites.

This is the year that 4K and Smart TVs finally became the norm. The 2016 Black Friday ads feature more 4K than standard LED, and it's never been more affordable.

When buying a TV, put it on a credit card so long as you can afford to pay it off right away. That will buy you a little extra warranty protection which comes in handy if the set breaks down sooner than expected. Putting big ticket items like TVs on a rewards card is also a great way to earn extra points or cash back.

The Best 4k TV Deal

Toshiba 49-in 4K TV with Chromecast 
Price: $199.99 (was $449.99) 
Where: Best Buy
Online: No

This 4K set from Toshiba ticks all of the boxes for us – a good-size, from a well-established brand, and with Chromecast built-in as a bonus. This is a doorbuster TV, and it's the one all those tents outside of your local Best Buy are camping out for, so you'll need to be at the in line early at the store to get it. We don't expect to see it online.

The Best Curved TV Deal

Samsung 55" Curved Smart Ultra HDTV
Price: $697.99 (was $1,099.99)
Where: Target
Bonus: $70 Target Gift Card
Online: Yes

Target offers up one of the lowest prices we've ever seen on a curved TV. But heads up: You can score this same TV at Dell now through Sunday 11/20 for $699.99 plus a $175 Dell Gift Card. If you've got more shopping to do at Dell this year, then that's a better deal and you don't have to wait.

The Best LED TV Deal

LG 40" Class LED 1080p HDTV
Price: $149.99 (was $279.99)
Where: Best Buy
Online: Yes

It's incredible how inexpensive standard LED HDTVs have become now that 4K is everywhere. This one from Best Buy gives us ample size for minimal dollars.

More Black Friday TV Deals We Like

We believe that everything below is a solid pick.

LG 43" 4K Ultra HD Smart TV
Price: $299.99 (was $449.99)
Where: Dell Home
Bonus: $30 Dell Gift Card
Online: Yes

Philips 55" Class Smart 4K TV
Price: $298 (was $498)
Where: Walmart
Online: Yes

Sony 65" Class Smart 4K Ultra HDTV
Price: $1,399.99 (was $1,799.99)
Where: Best Buy
Online: Yes

The Cheapest TV Deals

If you value price over quality, then these are the four TVs you'll want to consider.

LG 24-in Class LED 720p HDTV
Price: $79.99 (was $119.99)
Where: Best Buy
Online: Yes

32-in 720p LED TV
Price: $69.99
Where: Amazon
Online: Yes

Insignia 32" Class LED 720p Smart Roku TV
Price: $99.99 (was $159.99)
Where: Best Buy
Online: Yes

Haier 49-in 4K Ultra HDTV
Price: $249.99 (was $349.99)
Where: Kohl's
Bonus: $75 Kohl's Cash
Online: Yes

Just go ahead and strike that $69.99 Amazon TV off your list now. We're listing it here only because it is the cheapest set being advertised anywhere, and we know that some of you want to know about that. However, we don't know when it will be online, and it will sell out in under a minute once it is. They're also not telling us the brand, which means there's nothing we can even link to, and it's not going to be anything you've heard of anyway. For more context on why we're not crazy about this deal, check out our write up on how Amazon's Black Friday sale works.

You'll have better luck with the 24-in LG or 32-in Insignia sets at Best Buy or the 49-in 4K TV at Kohl's. Although we expect all three to sell out quickly, at least we know what they are and when to look for them.

This article first appeared in Brad's Deals.

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