Where to find the Best Black Friday HDTV and Home Theater Deals

November 15th, 2013 · 1 Comment · 3D HDTV, 4K LED LCD, Connected TVs, LED LCD Flat Panels, News, Plasma, UHDTV

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Once again it’s Black Friday ad time: The big retailers are sharing what they’re going to charge on electronics for the hottest shopping day (or two) of the year. Since Black Friday falls so late, on Nov. 29, retailers are starting their price slashing on Thanksgiving Day.

We’ve filtered through the published circulars and compiled the best TV and home theater deals we could find for the biggest stores: Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Target, Sears and Kmart.

As predicted, it’s crazy this year: You can get a 70-inch HDTV for $998, and if you are excited about the new Ultra HD TVs — these are the ones also known as 4K TVs, with screen resolutions of 2160 x 3840 — you can get one for $750! Considering some of these TVs listed for nearly $10,000 not six months ago, that’s pretty extreme. (There’s also a $15 DVD player if you’re trying to keep things tight.)

Many of these deals are only available if you show up in person, but some are available online, as we specify below.

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As we compiled this list, we found some discrepancies between what retailers call “regular prices” and the actual price you might pay for the item today. We checked each price and used “current price” where available, to give you a better sense of how much you’d save.

Bear in mind that many of these HDTVs in the list below come from so-called “no-name” brands (i.e Proscan, Vizio, etc.). As you jump to save money, it’s important to understand the hidden costs of the really cheap TVs, which are made by outside contract manufacturers and don’t usually have the picture quality or parts and service availability of the well-known name brands (Samsung, LG, Sony, Sharp etc.). Most HDTVs come with one-year parts and labor warranties, although some of the no-name brands only offer 90 days, so be sure to ask. (Here are some more TV buying tips.)

Also note that retailers sometimes make back their lost profit margins through accessories. You should do your homework and be careful not to overpay for HDMI cables, surge protectors and screen cleaning kits.

OK, now on with the deals!

Best Buy – Thanksgiving Thursday – 6 p.m. – In-store doorbusters (details)

  • Insignia NS-24E40SNA14 24-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $169.99 – Black Friday price: $79.99
  • Insignia NS-39L400NA14 39-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $329.99 – Black Friday price: $179.99
  • Samsung UN65FH6001FXZA 65-in. 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $1,499.99 – Black Friday price: $999.99
  • LG LN5100 55-in. 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $999.99 – Black Friday price: $499.99
  • Sony BDPS3100 Smart Wi-Fi Blu-ray player
    Current price: 119.99 – Black Friday price: $54.99
  • GoPro HD Hero 3 Black Edition Wi-Fi wearable camcorder
    Current price: $329.99 – Black Friday price: $249.99

Best Buy – Black Friday – 10 a.m. – Online and in-store (details)

  • Vizio M501D-A2R 50-in. 1080p 240Hz Smart 3-D LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $799.99 – Black Friday price: $599.99
  • Sharp  42LB150U 42-in. 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $479.99 – Black Friday price: $299.99
  • Samsung UN40EH5300 40-in. 1080p 60Hz Smart LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $529.99 – Black Friday price: $397.99
  • Samsung UN55F7100 55-in. 1080p 240Hz Smart 3-D LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $1,599.99 – Black Friday price: $1,297.99
  • Samsung UN60F7100 60-in. 1080p 240Hz Smart 3-D LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $1,899.99 – Black Friday price: $1,597.99
  • Samsung UN65F7100 65-in. 1080p 240Hz Smart 3-D LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $2,299.99 – Black Friday price: $1,997.99
  • Sharp LC-60LE450U 60-in. 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $899.99 – Black Friday price: $799.99
  • Samsung UN60FH6200 60-in. 1080p 120Hz Smart HDTV
    Current price: $1,099.99 – Black Friday price: $997.99
  • Samsung UN46EH5000 46-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $537.99 – Black Friday price: $477.99
  • Sharp LC-50LB150U 50-in. 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $699.99 – Black Friday price: $399.99
  • Insignia NS-46D40SNA14 46-in. 1080p 60 Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $449.99 – Black Friday price: $329.99
  • LG BP300 Smart Wi-Fi-capable Blu-ray player
    Current price: $89.99 – Black Friday price: $54.99
  • Samsung BD-F5900 Smart with Web browser Wi-Fi Blu-ray player
    Current price: $105.99 – Black Friday price: $87.99
  • Roku 2 Wi-Fi streaming media player
    Current price: $79.99 – Black Friday price: $59.99
  • Samsung HWF450 2.1-channel soundbar with wireless subwoofer
    Current price: $269.99 – Black Friday price: $167.99
  • RCA RTD3266 200-watt 5.1-channel DVD home theater system
    Current price: $179.99 – Black Friday price: $79.99
  • Denon AVRE300 5.1-channel 3-D-friendly 875-watt home theater receiver
    Current price: $369.99 – Black Friday price: $274.99
  • Apple TV streaming media player
    Current price: $99.99 – Black Friday price: $84.99
  • Logitech Harmony 650 universal remote control
    Current price: $79.99 – Black Friday price: $39.99

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Wal-Mart – Thanksgiving Thursday – 6 p.m. – In-store doorbusters (details)

  • Vizio E601i-A3 60-in. 1080p 120Hz Smart LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $998 – Black Friday price: $688
  • Funai LF320FX4F 32-in. 720p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: N/A – Black Friday price: $98

Wal-Mart – Thanksgiving Thursday – 8 p.m. - In-store doorbusters (details)

  • Emerson LF501EM4F 50-in. 1080p 60 Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $498 – Black Friday price: $288
  • Samsung UN40EH5300 40-in. 1080p 60Hz Smart LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $478 – Amazon Now $398-Black Friday price: $397
  • Samsung UN46EH5300 46-in. 1080p 60Hz Smart LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $648 – Black Friday price: $497
  • Samsung PN51F4500 51-in. 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV
    Current price: $478 – Black Friday price: $427
  • Samsung 32EH5300 32-in. 1080p 60Hz Smart LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $297 – Black Friday price: $227
  • Element 23-in. 720p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: N/A – Black Friday price: $75
  • Element 40-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: N/A – Black Friday price: $178
  • iLive ITB283B 37-inch soundbar with Bluetooth
    Current price: N/A – Black Friday price: $35
  • Vizio 2.0 29-in. soundbar with Bluetooth
    Current price: $78 – Black Friday price: $58
  • Sony BDPS2100 Wi-Fi Smart Blu-ray player
    Current price: N/A – Black Friday price: $48
  • Samsung UN55FH6200 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: N/A – Black Friday price: $727
  • Vizio E701iA3 70-in. 1080p 120Hz Smart LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $1,698 – Black Friday price: $998
  • Sony HTC60 2.1-channel 40-in. soundbar
    Current price: $138 – Black Friday price: $98
  • Philips 3-D Blu-ray 5.1 home theater in a box
    Current price: $168 – Black Friday price: $118
  • Roku HD Streaming Media player 720p
    Current price: N/A – Black Friday price: $39

Sears – Black Friday sale starts Thanksgiving Thursday – 8 p.m. (details)

  • RCA LED32C33RQ 32-in. 720p 60 Hz LED LCD
    Current price: $239.99 – Black Friday price: $179.99
  • RCA LED42C45RQ 42-in. 1080p 60 Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $328.99 – Black Friday price: $299.99
  • Samsung 32EH4003 32-in. 720p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $269.99 (Amazon $227 now) – Black Friday price: $229.99
  • Samsung UN40EH5000 40-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $427.99 (Amazon $378 now) – Black Friday price: $379.99
  • Sharp LC60LE452U 60-in. 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $899.99 – Black Friday price: $799.99
  • Nakamichi 2.1-channel 200-watt soundbar with subwoofer
    Current price: $199.99 – Black Friday price: $99.99
  • Samsung UN46EH5000 46-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $627.99 (Amazon Now $478) – Black Friday price: $479.99
  • Samsung UN55FH6003 55-in. 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $799.99 – Black Friday price: $699.99
  • Samsung UN60FH6003 60-in. 1080p Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $999.99 – Black Friday price: $899.99
  • Sharp LC60LE650U 60-in. 1080p 120Hz Smart LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $1,199.99 -(Amazon Now $998) Black Friday price: $999.99
  • Sharp LC70LE650U 70-in. 1080p 120Hz Smart LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $1,999.99 Amazon today $1698- Black Friday price: $1,699.99
  • Sharp LC80LE650U 80-in. 1080p 120Hz Smart LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $3,299.99 -Amazon today $2,999.99 Black Friday price: $2,999.99
  • Westinghouse 39-in. 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $329.99 – Black Friday price: $249.99
  • LG 47LN5200 47-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $499.99 -(Amazon Now $469) Black Friday price: $469.99
  • Seiki SE55UY04 55-in. 2160p (4K resolution) 120Hz LED LCD Ultra HDTV
    Current price: $1,499.99 – Black Friday price: $849.99
  • Seiki SE50UY04 50-in. 2160p (4K resolution) 120Hz LED LCD Ultra HDTV
    Current price: $1,299.99 – Black Friday price: $749.99
  • Seiki SE39UY04 39-in. 2160p (4K resolution) 120Hz LED LCD Ultra HDTV
    Current price: $699.99 -(Amazon Now $490) Black Friday price: $499.99
  • Nakamichi NK11 Bluetooth 2.1-channel soundbar with wireless subwoofer
    Current price: $299.99 – Black Friday price: $229.99
  • RCA RTS7220B 40-in. Bluetooth soundbar
    Current price: $81.95 – Black Friday price: $59.99
  • Samsung HTF4500 5.1-channel 500-watt 3-D Blu-ray home theater system
    Current price: $249.99 – Black Friday price: $167.99
  • Samsung UN55F7100 55-in. 1080p Slim 240Hz 3-D Smart LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $1,599.99 -(Amazon Now $1298) Black Friday price: $1,299.99
  • Samsung UN60F7100 60- in. 1080p Slim 240Hz 3-D Smart LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $1,899.99 – Black Friday price: $1,599.99
  • Samsung UN46EH5300 46-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $578.99 – Black Friday price: $499.99
  • Samsung UN40EH5300 40-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $499.99 – Black Friday price: $399.99
  • Samsung UN32EH5300 32-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $349.99 – Black Friday price: $299.99
  • Samsung BDF-5700 Blu-ray disc player with Wi-Fi and Streaming
    Current price: $89.99 – Black Friday price: $67.99
  • Samsung HWF355 2.1-channel 120-watt Bluetooth soundbar
    Current price: $153.99 – Black Friday price: $97.99
  • Samsung HWF450 2.1-channel 280-watt Bluetooth soundbar with wireless active subwoofer
    Current price: $269.99 – Black Friday price: $167.99
  • Samsung UN46F6300 46-in. 1080p 120Hz Smart LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $849.99 (Amazon Now $648)- Black Friday price: $649.99
  • Samsung UN55F6300 55-in. 1080p 120Hz Smart LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $1,150.99 (Amazon Now $898) – Black Friday price: $899.99
  • Samsung UN60F6300 60-in. 1080p 120Hz Smart LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $1,499.99 (Amazon Now $1198) – Black Friday price: $1,199.99
  • Samsung UN75F6300 75-in. 1080p 120Hz Smart LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $2,999.99 – Black Friday price: $2,499.99
  • Samsung PN51F4500 51-in. 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV
    Current price: $499.99 – Black Friday price: $429.99
  • Samsung UN39F5000 39-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $429.99 – Black Friday price: $369.99
  • Samsung UN32EH5000 32-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $329.99 – Black Friday price: $279.99

Target – Black Friday sale starts Thanksgiving Thursday – 8 p.m. (details)

  • Element ELEFT502 50-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $499.99 – Black Friday price: $229
  • Vizio E470A0 47-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $519.99 – Black Friday price: $379.99
  • Samsung UN40EH5300 40-in. 1080p 60 Hz Smart LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $499.99 (Amazon $429) – Black Friday price: $397.99
  • Vizio E370-A0 37-in. 720p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $329.99 – Black Friday price: $249.99
  • Westinghouse (no model number provided) 40-in. 1080p 120 Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $309.99 – Black Friday price: $199.99
  • Sony BDPS3100 Wi-Fi Blu-ray player
    Current price: $104.99 – Black Friday price: $54.99
  • Capello DVD player with HDMI output
    Current price: $29.99 – Black Friday price: $19.99
  • Samsung UN50EH500050-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $749.99 – Black Friday price: $597.99 + free $50 Target gift card with purchase
  • Samsung UN55EH6030 55-in. 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $899.99 – Black Friday price: $697.99
  • Samsung 32EH4003 32-in. 720p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $269.99 – Black Friday price: $227.99
  • JBL SB100 60-watt soundbar
    Current price: $199.99 – Black Friday price: $99.99

Kmart – Thanksgiving Thursday – 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. – In-store doorbusters (details)

  • Seiki SE50FY28 50-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD
    Current price: $499.99 – Black Friday price: $399.99
  • RCA LED32B30RQ 32-in. 720p 60Hz LED LCD
    Current price: $199.99 – Black Friday price: $179.99
  • Westinghouse VR-6090Z 60-in. 120Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: N/A – Black Friday price: $588
  • Proscan PLDED4016A 40-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $299.99 – Black Friday price: $279.99
  • Proscan PLDV321300 32-in. 720p 60Hz combo DVD player and LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $249.99 – Black Friday price: $229.99
  • Panasonic SC-HTB65 2.1-channel 90-watt soundbar
    Current price: $149.99 – Black Friday price: $99.99
  • Samsung HT-F4500/ZA 5.1 500-watt surround sound system with 3-D Blu-ray player
    Current price: $217.99 – Black Friday price: $167.99
  • Proscan DVD1053 DVD player
    Current price: $29.99 – Black Friday price: $14.99

Kmart – Thanksgiving Thursday – 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. – In-store doorbusters (details)

  • RCA LED42C45RQ 42-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $449.99 – Black Friday price: $299 for Kmart affinity card members (free membership)
  • Seiki SE32HS01 32-in. 720p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $229 – Black Friday price: $169
  • RCA LED24C45RQ 24-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $179.99 – Black Friday price: $159.99
  • Samsung UN32EH4003 32-in. 720p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $279.99 – Black Friday price: $229.99
  • Samsung UN39FH5000 39-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $429.99 – Black Friday price: $369.99
  • Samsung UN55FH6003 55-in. 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $799.99 – Black Friday price: $699.99
  • RCA LED60B55R120Q 60-in. 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $999.99 – Black Friday price: $799.99
  • Samsung PN51F4500 51-in. 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV
    Current price: $499.99 – Black Friday price: $429.99
  • RCA RTS7220B 2.1-channel 30-watt soundbar
    Current price: $89.99 – Black Friday price: $59.99
  • Samsung BD-F5700 Wi-Fi Blu-ray player
    Current price: $89.99 – Black Friday price: $67.99

Kmart – Black Friday – 6 a.m. until noon – In-store doorbusters (details)

  • RCA LED46C45RQ 46-in. 1080p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $549.99 – Black Friday price: $399.99
  • Seiki SE32HS01 32-in. 720p 60Hz LED LCD HDTV
    Current price: $299.99 – Black Friday price: $169

 

 

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