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(Pocket-lint) - There's no better time to buy a new TV than in the Black Friday sales, which falls on 25 November in 2022, followed by Cyber Monday on 28 November. But as is increasingly the way, we are seeing early deals cropping up too.
There's always big discounts on some of the latest sets, and whether you're looking for your main TV or something smaller, and whether you want OLED or LCD - it's a perfect opportunity to get a new television into your home for less before the holiday season, not to mention to catch the best of the World Cup.
Here are our favourite deals that we've seen so far, broken down into the most common screen sizes. You can jump to the section you want with the links below - and then navigate by screen size. We'll be updating this page regularly with new deals so keep checking back if you don't see the TV you're hoping for below.
Best US Black Friday TV deals
40-inch+ | 55-inch+ | 65-inch+
The ideal size for smaller rooms or as a second or third TV.
LG's excellent C2 OLED, with its new brighter-than-ever panel, is easily one of the best TVs you can buy this year. This 42in version is an excellent choice for smaller rooms and is now only $895, saving an extra 10% off an already great-value TV.
The majority of TV sales come in the 50-60-inch sizes, with 55-inch being the average.
In 2022, Samsung unveiled its new QD-OLED panel in the S95 TV - a combination of OLED and QLED technology that promises bright highlights, inky, accurate blacks and incredible colour volume. Count us in. And for Black Friday you can save $210 off of the 55in version, its best price yet at $1387.99.
More and more people are looking for a bigger TV - where the biggest savings can be found.
The Sony X90K is a premium full array LED television from the 2022 range, offering 120Hz and support for the latest gaming standards and HDR. It's a great TV, coming in 55, 65, 75 and 85in sizes - with discounts across the board from Amazon. The 65in is at its lowest price to date at $998, saving $500 off of RRP.
The Hisense U7H is from the brand's ULED range, which uses quantum dot panel technology. It promises peak brightness of 1000 nits, local dimming, HDMI 2.1 with 120Hz support and support for Dolby Vision. This 65in set is now cheaper than ever at $698 too, saving you $350.
US TV retailers
Best UK Black Friday TV deals
40-inch+ | 55-inch+ | 65-inch+
Great for students or as bedroom TVs.
Philips The One TV is the TV that brings together a lot of features that people will love - including three-sided Ambilight, HDMI 2.1 connectivity and HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support - into a great panel at a great price. And that price is even better now, saving you £130 on this 50in model, now costing just £549.
This is the size that most people choose to buy. We're expecting a lot more deals, but there are some pre-Black Friday offers already.
Not only is the LG C2 one of the best TVs you can buy this year, its now at its lowest price ever in the 55in size, with a £100 voucher off to boot. That makes it £1049, saving £220 - just don't forget to tick the box to apply the voucher.
The LZ800 is Panasonic's entry-level OLED for 2022, and uses Panasonic's superb HCX Pro AI processor, has HDMI 2.1 connectivity and supports both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision for the best picture whatever you're watching. You can get £250 off for Black Friday too, and pick up the the 55in version for just £1099 at John Lewis.
If you've got a little more space, then going larger than 60-inches can give you a much more immersive experience.
Samsung's Frame TV delivers all the picture quality of Samsung's QLED TVs when its on, but when it's off, it transforms into a piece of art, with its frame-like bezel really helping it look the part. You can now pick up the 65in model of last year's version for £999, saving £300.
UK TV retailers
- Amazon TV deals
- Currys TV deals
- Argos TV deals
- John Lewis TV deals
- AO TV deals
- Very TV deals
What to consider when buying a TV
There are a few things you should think about to ensure you're buying the right TV for your needs.
The biggest factor when it comes to buying a TV is where you're going to put it and whether it fits. We all want big TVs, with sizes around 65-inches getting increasingly common. But that size might not fit in all rooms, so carefully consider how much space you have before you go looking. Our only advice - if you're umming and ahhing between two sizes that fit your space, go for the bigger one. We don't think you'll regret it.
The next consideration is resolution, and ultimately, 4K is the minimum you should be thinking about investing in now. However, as to whether you should opt for an 8K set or not is a bit more tricky. Of course it's the latest technology, but it's more expensive and there's no content to truly take advantage of it right now. If you're buying a smaller TV then it's certainly not something you need to worry about, but the extra detail it offers in its upscaling can improve the experience on larger screens, particularly when you're sitting closer to the screen. For the most part, your 8K budget is probably better spent on a more capable 4K TV right now, unless your budget is very high indeed.
Finally, you should consider the technologies offered. The latest games consoles support 120Hz, and while this technology isn't being hugely exploited at the moment, it might become a lot more important during the life of your TV. Not all TVs offer it, so be sure to check. Another is Dolby Vision HDR - not all TVs offer it and if you watch a lot of Netflix where this format is used most often, it might be a technology you want supported.
We're seeing a wider option of features on TVs - Philips offering its Ambilight illumination is big draw, while the debate about OLED, QLED or just LCD still rumbles on. You can read our full comparison to help you make up your mind on what will work best for you - just remember that Black Friday will usually make even the premium TVs a little more affordable.
Where are the best TV deals on Black Friday?
Discounting on TVs is pretty universal across retailers, with many dropping prices. The great thing about televisions is that many get discounts at the end of the year because they have been available for some time, so you can still get the latest tech at lower prices.
Writing by Chris Hall and Verity Burns.