Story last updated: 2 December 2019
Videos of shoppers fighting tooth and nail for a Black Friday TV are commonplace because it’s the day where many sets reach their cheapest point. We’ve seen hundreds of pounds knocked off dozens of TVs, but which deals are best?
Deals are tricky things and there are numerous tactics that retailers can employ to make a ‘deal’ seem better than it is. There are products we know will get cheaper in the new year, or have been cheaper at other times during 2019. And sometimes the deals are just on dodgy products that we wouldn’t recommend to our worst enemy.
We’ll be updating this page all week. Or you can also take a look at the best TVs we’ve reviewed in 2019.
Black Friday TV deals to add to your shortlist
LG 49SM8200PLA 49 -inch – was £649, now £499 (£150 off)
- We liked: detailed picture, easy to use, good remote
- We didn’t like: some slow menus
This reasonably priced 49-inch LCD TV is part of LG’s high-end NanoCell range, which means it has several extra picture quality improvements that more basic LG TVs don’t get. But it also misses out on some features that pricier models have, such as Dolby Atmos sound processing. With £150 off, the 8200 is well priced for a high-end model.
LG OLED55B9PLA 55-inch – was £1,299, now £1,099 (£200 off)
- We liked: good detail, balanced colours, easy to use
- We didn’t like: some blur at lower resolutions
Argos describes this TV as a ‘Hot product’ and it’s not wrong. At £1,099 this is LG’s cheapest OLED of 2019 and lower than we expected this high-end TV to go. If you’re looking for an OLED from one of the leading manufacturers then this as cheap as it gets.
Panasonic TX-55GZ950B 55-inch – was £1,499, now £1,299 (£200 off)
- We liked: superb 4K picture, good remote
- We didn’t like: unbalanced treble, slow menus
With it’s price drop, the 950B is now Panasonic’s cheapest OLED and one of the cheapest OLEDs from any brand. With a simple design it lets the picture do the talking with fantastic 4K picture quality and good HDR implementation. The sound can’t match the picture though.
Samsung QE55Q60R 65-inch – was £779, now £699 (£80 off)
- We liked: sharp picture, good voice control
- We didn’t like: poor viewing angle, unfamiliar remote
This 55-incher is on the bottom rung of Samsung’s QLED sets, which is why its cheaper than many of the other QLEDs available. It still benefits from much of the same technology though, including quantum dots in the display for more vibrant colours and ambient mode where the TV mimics the wall behind it or displays works of art when not in use. It’s currently £80 off, plus another £20 using a code on Richer Sounds’ website.
Sony KD55AG8BU 55-inch – was £1,799, now £1,299 (£500 off)
- We liked: superb detail, good contrast control
- We didn’t like: fiddly to use, operating system not as good as rivals
This good-looking TV is one of Sony’s most advanced models for 2019. With its patented screen-vibrating audio technology and OLED display, all the building blocks are in place for an excellent TV. It was extremely expensive at launch, but at £1,299 from John Lewis it’s now priced similarly to OLEDs from Panasonic and LG.
LG 65SM8600PLA 65-inch – was £999, now £899 (£100 off)
- We liked: rich sound, easy to use
- We disliked: viewing angle is a bit narrow
With OLEDs ruling the roost in LG’s line-up, it can be tricky for high-end LCD models to stand out. The 65-inch 65SM8600PLA certainly looks the part and has a slew of advanced tech built in too. At launch this behemoth cost £1,599 and sat at just over £1,000 for a while. Now you can buy it from John Lewis for £899.
Samsung UE55RU7020 55-inch – was £429, now £399 (£30 off)
We liked: Sharp picture, nicely balanced colours and contrast
We didn’t like: HDR doesn’t improve the picture, no PVR, old-fashioned remote
The discount on this TV (£30) isn’t huge but this is still a great deal for a 55-inch 4K TV. And this isn’t a case of Argos trying to shift old stock – the Samsung UE55RU7020 only went on sale this year.
This TV packs in plenty of features, including 4K, HDR10 and HDR10+ support alongside access to apps and catch-up services through Samsung’s Tizen smart-TV interface.
LG OLED55C9MLB 55-inch – was £1,799, now £1,299 (£500 off)
We liked: precise picture, vibrant colours
We didn’t like: the slow electronic programme guide (EPG)
Like most TVs, the cost of the LG OLED55C9MLB has dropped gradually since it launched earlier this year. But this Currys Black Friday deal price is the lowest we’ve seen it at, making it a great option if you’re looking for an OLED TV that won’t break the bank. But is it a nightmare to use?
Samsung QE43Q60R 43-inch – was £699, now £529 (£180 off)
We liked: easy to use, balanced contrast
We didn’t like: popping bass
If you’re after some top-tier tech without a massive screen, this 43-inch Samsung could be for you. It cost £899 when it launched in the spring, but the price has been dropping slowly since. We’ve spotted it for £599 before, but you’re still £20 better off with this Currys Black Friday deal. Is the picture quality good enough for you, though?
Samsung UE49RU7300 49-inch – was £449, now £399 (£50 off)
- We liked: natural colours, balanced contrast
- We didn’t like: poor remote, narrow viewing angle
Curved TVs are a rarity and Samsung is the only major brand still making them. The 7300 range is Samsung’s most basic and this 49-inch model is available at a tempting price. It was close to £600 at launch and now it can be yours from ao.com for £399.