February 8, 2023

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Best Black Friday 2022 TV deals: LG OLED, TCL QLED and more

Black Friday and Cyber ​​Monday are great opportunities to get the 4K TV of your dreams at a cheaper price than usual. However, those shopping days cap an amazing year in which you got a fantastic TV for far less than list price. The market in 2022 has been friendly, whether you’re looking for a no-frills choice that includes Roku, Fire TV, or Google TV streaming software, or one that packs tons of features on top of top-notch picture quality.

Regardless of what your needs are, we think you’ll be happy with the offerings we’ve found from brands like TCL, Insignia and LG, with more to come.

If you want the most TV bang for your buck, Toshiba’s 65-inch C350 Fire TV with built-in Amazon streaming guts is $429.99 on Amazon. It doesn’t deliver the contrast and brightness that you’ll find on more expensive models, but it might have everything you want. This 2021 model has narrow bezels and its panel supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 for more cinematic and lifelike image quality. It also has a handy Alexa-based remote that you can bark voice commands into.

The next recommendation keeps coming and going at Best Buy, but it’s worth keeping an eye on during Black Friday. TCL’s 55-inch S546 5 Series is just $200 – no wonder it’s sold out. Even without that huge price drop, the $499 price tag for Best Buy’s 65-inch version is still pretty good. This 4K TV also features a QLED panel like the Insignia above, but stands out with Google TV software and support for HDR10 Plus and Dolby Vision HDR standards. It has a 60Hz panel, so while it’s great for movies and TV shows, it doesn’t deliver fast refresh rates to unleash the graphical potential of a PS5 or Xbox Series X (if that’s important to you).

Next is the trusted 55-inch TCL 6 Series TV. The Verge Deals team has proudly brought many of these TVs into homes and there are many reasons why it could go well with yours. It’s hard to get more bang for your buck since it’s only $599.99 at Best Buy. It has many key features that many gamers are looking for in a TV, namely HDMI 2.1 ports that can deliver 4K resolution up to 120Hz and a mini LED panel that makes games – and everything else – look better than your average QLED or LED TV. Read our review.

Normally there would be two or three more TVs, which is what I just wrote, and an OLED, but as I said above, the market has been friendly to all TV buyers. At Best Buy, you can get a 48-inch LG A2 OLED TV for just $570. It might be a little small if you’re hoping to make it big this year, but it might be worth the compromise to get unbeatable picture quality for under $600. Now for the usual disclaimer about the A-Series OLED: it’s missing some high-end features that we really like in the C2; It has a 60Hz refresh rate compared to the C2, no HDMI 2.1 ports, and the C2 gets brighter thanks to its Evo panel. These omissions may be forgivable depending on the person for the price.

As I’ve mentioned it a few times before, I might as well tell you about the great prices that LG’s best-in-class 55-inch C2 OLED sold for. It’s down to $1,300 at multiple retailers, and the price goes down a bit with size, as you might expect. LG makes this TV in 48-inch and 42-inch variants (as well as larger, pricier ones) and it goes for up to $900 for the smallest. My colleague Chris Welch reviewed the C2 and you can read his thoughts here.