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Black Friday 2020 TV sale: 65-inch Android TV for $250 coming soon, 55-inch Vizio OLED for $900, 32-inch Fire TV for $100 – CNET

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Black Friday deals are ongoing now, and they’ll blend straight in to Cyber Monday sales this weekend, but whatever your name for it, it’s the best time of year to buy a TV (or nearly anything else). Best BuyTarget and Amazon are already powering ahead with TV-heavy Black Friday sales, with small models as low as $100 and 65-inchers going for as little as $250. Next up is Walmart, which is unleashing even more TV deals starting Nov. 25. Discounted brands include Sony, Samsung, Vizio, LG, TCL and Hisense, along with everything else in between. And, of course, all of these are smart TV systems, many running Android TV, Roku or Amazon Fire TV operating systems.

Our favorite TV deals are curated below, and we’re constantly updating the list. Note that these deals are constantly in flux, and this article is being updated regularly to account for new, better deals and expired discounts.

Insignia

This slightly larger Insignia has recently been selling for $150, but Best Buy sliced another $10 off the price.

Best Buy

TCL is best known for its Roku TVs, and we like the Roku smart TV system better than the Android TV version in this television, but for this price you can just buy a Roku Streaming Stick Plus, attach it to this TV and still come out ahead. Aside from its smarts we expect this 4-Series TV to perform “good enough,” just like the Roku equivalent

Samsung

Although this Samsung is currently listed as part of Walmart’s Nov. 25 sale, it’s available now at Best Buy for the same price. It’s not the cheapest TV on the market at this size, and we expect models like the Vizio M-Series (which has local dimming) to perform better, but if you like the Samsung brand, it’s a very good price.

Best Buy

We haven’t reviewed this set and based on its specs we don’t expect it to match the picture quality of the best 75-inch models, but if you prioritize a big picture over everything else, this is the cheapest price we’ve seen for a 70-inch TV, period. Like the TCL below, it runs Android TV.

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We haven’t reviewed Vizio’s first OLED TV yet — the company has been late shipping samples due to COVID-19 — but Vizio TVs have performed well in past reviews and this price, compared to something like the LG CX below, might be too good to pass up. 

There’s also a 65-inch size on sale for $1,500.

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The best TV we’ve ever reviewed is in a whole other league compared with the doorbusters on this list, and this is the best price of the year. We don’t expect it to go down too much further this year, but even if it does, the price drop won’t be massive.

Read our LG CX series review.

Sony

We haven’t reviewed this OLED, but we expect its image quality to be similar to the LG CX (as in: spectacular), and at Best Buy, the 65-inch size is on a deep sale at currently less than the CX. We’d still take the CX, however, mainly because the Sony lacks cutting-edge gaming extras. But if that doesn’t matter to you — or you like Sony better for some reason — this is an excellent deal.

Best Black Friday deals coming soon

The following deals aren’t available yet, but they are coming soon. Patience, deals Padawan.

Best Buy

This is simply the best deal yet we’ve seen for Black Friday 2020. Slightly smaller than the 70-inch model and much cheaper, this TV will sell out fast once it appears. The catch? We’re not sure when it’s coming in stock, so if you’re interested, check Best Buy’s page often.

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We’ve seen 70-inch TVs come down to $400, but this is still a very good price on a gigantic TV. This model (V705x-H1) is very similar to the V705-H3, currently selling for $660. The V-Series is Vizio’s cheapest TV for 2020, and while we haven’t reviewed it, we expect entry-level picture quality: good enough for most people, but not as good as something like the M-Series

This deal will be available online starting at 4 p.m. PT (7 p.m. ET) on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

Amazon

This is technically a post-Black Friday deal, but it’s good enough to include here anyway. This is a spectacular price on a 50-inch TV, so expect it to sell out almost immediately.

Black Friday deals that have sold out or expired

The deals below are mostly gone, but since they could come back at any time, we’re keeping them here for now.

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That 55-inch above is excellent, but if you can afford it, get this 65-inch one instead. This is the sweet spot size for the LG CX — it’s big enough to really appreciate its stellar image quality.

Read our LG CX series review.

Target

The best TV deal in Target’s early Black Friday sale is on another 70-inch TV we haven’t reviewed. LG’s OLED sets (see below) will deliver a much better picture but if you can’t afford a better TV, and the Hisense above doesn’t appeal to you, this is still a very good price.

This deal is currently out of stock online but may be available at your local store.

Speaking of TCL, this is the best price we’ve seen on a 55-inch TV this year. It’s basically the same as the 55S425 we liked so much, for around half of that model’s all-time lowest price. Just like that Onn TV above, we expect it to sell out fast. 

Walmart

This TV is the first item listed in Walmart’s Nov. 11 pre-Black Friday ad, so we expected it to sell out fast. The retailer’s Onn house brand isn’t known for world-beating image quality, but we expect it to perform about as well as the TCL 4-Series (see below) and it has the same great Roku operating system. 

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