If it feels like this year is racing past, well that’s because it is.
It was only just summer a minute ago and yet the countdown to Christmas is on. But before we get ahead of ourselves, there’s one very important holiday to mark your calendars before Mariah Carey starts playing on repeat. Black Friday.
The biggest event in the shopping calendar is within touching distance and as always there’s deals happening left, right and centre for you to treat yourselves or your loved once ahead of the gifting season.
The deals that have best caught our attention are of the television variety. Over the last couple of years, the shows on the small screen have become better than ever and so you need the right bit of tech to be able to enjoy them as they should be.
4k, OLED, UHD - it can be difficult to know what it all means but screen size and price is a great place to start, and there’s no better occasion than the Black Friday to Cyber Monday period to find great deals across every brands.
From LG to Samsung, there’s huge discounts on TVs so check this page regularly for the low down of the best.
When is Black Friday and Cyber Monday this year?
Each year, the mega sales extravaganza takes place the day after Thanksgiving. For those of you unfamiliar with the US calendar, this is always on the fourth Thursday of November. The date always moves around but for 2021, the klaxon will sound on November 26.
That being said, if last year was anything to go by, you can expect deals throughout November.
Cyber Monday is then the following Monday after Black Friday - the clue is very much in the name. It was traditionally a big day for tech deals but now, there’s just about every category included and some brands slash prices even further on this day.
What TV deals can I expect?
You can expect deals on just about every brand: think LG, Hisense, Samsung and more. With models in every size, you can upgrade the dusty old telly in your living room as well as finally invest in smaller models for your office, spare rooms or just about anywhere you’d like.
If you’re hoping to create an at-home cinema experience to see you through the long winter, check out the latest OLED models which come in an impressive 55”+. For something on the modest end of the spectrum - under 32”, say, - there’s a whole lot of discounts for you too.
Shop smart and you’ll be able to bag state-of-the-art models packed with features like UHD, 4K, Smart TV and virtual assistants.
Cheaper models will be kinder to your wallet but be aware that not all television sets are created equal. There is a reason why the RRP for some will be under £500 and others for over £2,000. They may both have 4K resolution, but colour accuracy, response time, panel type, brightness and sound quality could be vastly different. Always check the reviews before you buy.
Where to shop Black Friday TV deals
We’ve scouted the best deals for your viewing pleasure below. From Currys, John Lewis, Amazon, Very and more, here are the very best deals on TVs, organised by size, this Black Friday.
Best deals on TVs - 82” and under
With so many epic series and Oscar-worthy films to enjoy, go big or go home with a model at the 82” to 65” mark. Place yourself at the centre of the action with a cinema or stadium-like feel in the comfort of your own home and feel fully immersed with the lifelike sized picture. Go all out with OLED and 4k for the utmost quality.
LG 75NANO816PA 75" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV - was: £1899, now: £1299
HISENSE 65A6GTUK 65" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV - was: £799, now: £549
Samsung UE75TU7020KXXU, 75 inch, Crystal UHD, 4K HDR, Smart TV - was: £999, now: £799
Best deals on TVs - 55”
Watch your favourite flicks in all their glory with a 55” telly that will add horsepower to your Sunday duvet day session. The viewing experience at its best, these TVs may not be the biggest but they can seriously hold their own to take you into the world of your favourite series, game or sport.
SAMSUNG The Frame QE55LS03AAUXXU 55" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR QLED TV - was: £1499, now: £1099
LG 55NANO916PA 55" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV - was: £1199, now: £899
Sony Bravia KD55X81J (2021) LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart Google TV - was: £849, now: £749
Best deals on TVs - 49” and 50”
Not too big and not too small, these Goldilocks size TVs won’t overpower your space but still help to elevate your viewing experience. Order your favourite takeout, get into your cosy loungewear and enjoy.
HISENSE 50A7GQTUK 50" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR QLED TV - was: £699, now: £499
Samsung 2021 50 inch AU9000 Crystal UHD 4K HDR Smart TV - was: £699, now: £599
Best deals on TVs - 43”
For your bedroom or apartment living room, you may be surprised just how expansive these 43” TVs will feel. They also pack a serious punch with some of the same viewing credentials of the bigger models but compactly offered into this smaller size.
Toshiba 43UK3163DB 43 inch, 4K Ultra HD, HDR, Freeview Play, Smart TV - was: £379, now: £329
LG 43UP77006LB, 43 inch, 4K Ultra HD, HDR, Smart TV - was: £479, now: £399
Best deals on TVs - 32” and under
Some of the smaller (and cheaper) models may serve your TV needs far better than its larger contemporaries. In kitchens, home offices or spare rooms, they offer you the chance to catch up on your television time without a large model overpowering the room.
SAMSUNG UE32T4300AKXXU 32" Smart HD Ready HDR LED TV - was: £249, now: £199
JVC LT-32CA690 Android TV 32" Smart HD Ready LED TV with Google Assistant - was: £249.99, now: £199.99