The best Black Friday TV deals for 2022

by · Digital Trends

The Black Friday deals are here early this year, and you don’t have to wait until after Thanksgiving to start your holiday shopping spree. That means that whether you’re aiming to upgrade your primary home theater setup, add a second TV to another room, or buy a cheap TV for a kitchen or bedroom, the time to buy is right now. Everything from budget TVs to high-end OLED displays from top brands like LG and Sony are on sale right now, but with so many retailers competing to lure in early Black Friday shoppers, there’s a lot to sort through. Worry not — we’ve already done the heavy lifting for you, and have rounded up all the best Black Friday TV deals below so you can dive right in.


Toshiba 32-inch V35 Series HD Fire TV — $80, was $200

If you need a cheap and basic HD TV for a bedroom, kitchen, or similar space, then this 32-inch Toshiba V35 Series Fire TV is just about the cheapest one you’ll find from Best Buy Black Friday deals. Amazon’s Fire TV software interface puts all of the top streaming apps right on the front page, and it’s a great choice if you have a Prime membership. It even has Amazon Alexa built right in and includes a handy voice remote. Its HD 720p resolution isn’t going to re-create the movie theater experience in your bedroom, but that’s not what this 32-inch TV is designed to do. For less than 100 bones, the Toshiba V35 Series Fire TV is one of the best Black Friday TV deals you’re going to find if you’re in the market for a super-cheap television.

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Insignia 50-inch F30 Series 4K Fire TV — $250, was $400

Insignia is Best Buy’s in-house TV brand and another maker of high-value Fire TVs. The Insignia F30 Series 4K TV is a fine option for anyone looking for a cheap 50-inch TV; at this size, it’d work just fine as a smaller living room television or a larger bedroom TV, depending on what you need it for. Like the Toshiba, the Insignia 4K TV runs on the Fire TV OS to make streaming easy, but this one has a proper 4K resolution so you can enjoy your shows and movies at up to an Ultra HD resolution. It also has HDR10 support, allowing you to take advantage of the increased color and contrast range of HDR TV content. And, like many Fire TVs, it comes with Amazon’s Alexa voice AI assistant built right in.


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Hisense 65-inch A6 Series 4K Google TV — $370, was $420

Moving up in size a bit to 65 inches, this Hisense A6 Series Google TV is a great pick for a living room. If you’re still figuring out what size TV you should buy, know that 65-inch televisions are quickly becoming the norm for living rooms and similar “movie room” spaces, and the Hisense A6 Series proves you don’t have to spend a lot to get there. This updated 2022 model features the Google TV streaming interface and supports Dolby Vision and HDR10, so you’re covered with the latest high dynamic range standards. Dolby Vision Game and Game Mode Plus also make this a solid cheap TV for gaming, and with the included voice remote, you can enjoy hands-free control as this Google TV comes with Google Assistant built in.

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TCL 65-inch 5-Series QLED 4K Google TV — $500, was $600

If you can stretch your budget a bit, then it’s time to consider getting a QLED TV. These televisions feature a quantum-dot layer laid over the LED panel that amplifies color and light, creating a more vibrant and brighter picture that’s better for daytime viewing (if you’ve got a living room where a lot of sunlight comes in, take note). TCL is a value leader in the QLED space, an this 65-inch 5-Series 4K Google TV is a very affordable option. It features local dimming for improved contrast, the HDR Pro Pack that supports all the top high dynamic range formats including Dolby Vision, an Auto Game Mode, and hands-free control with built-in Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant and the included voice remote. It’s the 2021 model, but if you don’t need all the latest bells and whistles, this is one of the best Black Friday TV deals on a quantum-dot panel.

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Samsung 75-inch TU690T Series 4K Tizen TV — $580, was $850

Samsung ranks high among the best TV brands, competing aggressively with other top names like Sony and LG. That’s not to say you have to pay a fortune to get a Samsung TV, even a big-screen one like this 75-inch number. The Samsung TU690T Series 4K Tizen TV is truly fit for those building a home cinema on a budget, with its 75-inch panel being what Samsung calls a PurColor Crystal Display powered by a Crystal Processor 4K. The TV also runs on Samsung’s Tizen smart software platform, offering support for HDR10+ (although not for Dolby Vision, unfortunately), upscaling for older non-4K media, and built-in Alexa and Google Assistant.

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Sony 65-inch X80K Series 4K Google TV — $700, was $900

Sony is another brand known for making some of the best TVs money can buy, with the Sony X80K Series being one of its more value-oriented models and ranking among the best TVs for under $1,000. This 65-inch Google TV features some nice enhancements for the price, though, including support for Dolby Vision, an HDMI 2.1 port (it has four HDMI ports in total), Sony’s Triluminous Pro color-enhancing technology, and 4K X-Reality Pro upscaling for legacy content. The TV comes with a voice remote and has Google Assistant built in, but it’s also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit if you’re looking for a television that you can seamlessly integrate with a wider smart home ecosystem.

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Samsung 55-inch The Frame QLED 4K Tizen TV — $1,000, was $1,500

Samsung got its start selling black-and-white televisions and has since remained a major innovator in the TV market, and not just in terms of display technologies. Samsung’s The Frame QLED TVs are designed to serve as part of your decor, seamlessly blending into your home whether you mount it on the wall or use the included stand. Make no mistake: This is a 4K smart TV, and works like any other when you want to stream shows and movies or do some gaming. When not in use, however, The Frame TV displays artwork of your choosing on the edge-to-edge QLED panel, and even uses a simulated picture frame for the art (that frame isn’t there when you’re using the television, if you were wondering). The QLED 120Hz screen looks gorgeous no matter what’s being displayed on it, and the Tizen software features built-in Alexa and Google Assistant along with HDR10, HDR10+, and Hybrid Long-Gamma support.

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LG 65-inch B2 Series OLED 4K WebOS TV — $1,300, was $1,900

If we’re being totally honest, serious home cinephiles shouldn’t be looking at anything other than an OLED TV today. This panel technology, pioneered by LG, uses self-lit pixels rather than traditional backlighting to create unrivaled color accuracy and nearly perfect contrast levels. They’re pricey, but less so than they were, and the LG B2 Series represents a more affordable alternative to some of the higher-end OLED TVs the brand makes. It doesn’t cut too many corners, though: The LG B2 OLED TV features a 120Hz refresh rate along with support for the latest HDR formats including Dolby Vision. Gamers will also appreciate features like HDMI 2.1 connectivity, variable refresh rate, Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync, and LG’s Auto Game Mode.

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Sony 65-inch Bravia XR A80K 4K OLED Google TV — $1,700, was $2,000

Sony is another brand to look for if you’re in the market for an OLED TV, and there’s a lot to love about its Bravia XR series. The Sony A80K 4K OLED TV has just about everything we want in a cinephile-grade television: A 120Hz panel, support for the top HDR standards (including Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG), full HDMI 2.1 connectivity for all four HDMI ports, and built-in Google Assist and Amazon Alexa voice assistants. Being a Sony TV, the Bravia XR A80K also features some enhancements exclusive to the PlayStation 5, which is something to consider if you’re planning on hooking up the brand’s newest video game console to this television at any point. Acoustic Surface Audio+ and Dolby Atmos also deliver a great sound experience, although for a TV like this, you might want to consider perusing some Black Friday soundbar deals to really get the most out of your home theater setup.

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Samsung 65-inch S95B OLED 4K Tizen TV — $1,800, was $2,300

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Samsung scoffed at LG’s OLED panel technology for years, but finally threw its own hat into the ring recently — with a Samsung twist, of course. The Samsung S95B is labeled an OLED TV, but for this design, the brand actually combined its own quantum-dot technology with an OLED panel. The result is something that should be called QD-OLED; basically, it’s an OLED display with a quantum-dot overlay, giving you the best of both a QLED TV and OLED TV in one. The results are truly revolutionary, and the Samsung S95B OLED TV is simply phenomenal. The 120Hz QD-OLED screen puts out one of the best and brightest pictures we’ve ever seen on a consumer-grade TV, and it has some nice gaming features, too. It ain’t cheap, but Black Friday TV deals knock the price down quite a bit.

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