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
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
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
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.
The Cheapest TV Deals
If you value price over quality, then these are the four TVs you'll want to consider.
32-in 720p LED TV
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.