2011 continues to be a slow year for TV sales. Economic conditions, a poor rollout of 3D with a lack of programming, combined with confusing, ineffectively or un-demonstrated Smart TVs have led to high inventory levels (link). The holiday season is the last chance for retailers and set makers to improve their fiscal year.

HD Guru consulted its industry contacts, surveyed the best current deals and analyzed pricing trends to come up with our Black Friday price predictions.

This year all sizes are affected. The glut of sets has already produced the lowest prices of the year and we know the holidays will create leader models for stores to offer outstanding deals. The areas where we see the greatest price drops are in the 55-inch and above category.

That segment is more competitive than ever, with more new models from no-name brand companies exerting downward price pressure from the market leaders. Add in Vizio’s drop-in market position along with their left over 2010 models and you have a perfect mix for significant final closeouts.

Like last year, the online etailers will be leading the charge with hot deals and will follow Black Friday TV deals with Cyber Monday specials.


Extra Savings on these HDTVs

Today’s Best Selling HDTVs

For those of you considering a Vizio or no-name brand TV, please check out our disposable TV article (link) where we recommend the purchase of an extended warranty. On to our predictions.


32″ 720p No Name LCD $169

32″ 720p Brand Name LCD $249

40″ class LCD No Name 720p $288

42″ class Name Brand 720p Plasma $399

42″ 720p Name Brand 3D Plasma $529

40″ class LCD No Name 1080p $339

40″ Name Brand  3D Smart LED 120 Hz $689

46″-47″ No Name LCD 1080p $399

46″-47″ Name brand LCD 1080p $499

46″-47″ Name Brand LED 1080p $599

50″ 720p Name Brand plasma $539

50″ 1080p Name Brand plasma $639

55″ No Name 120 HZ 1080p LCD $639

55″ 3D 120 Hz LCD $799

60″ Brand Name LED 120 Hz $1099

60″ Plasma Name Brand 1080p $999

60″ 3D Plasma 1080p $1099

70″ LED Name Brand $2399

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