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UPDATE: Best Black Friday TV Ads: Seiki Is King of Cheap Big-Screen TVs

Seiki takes the title of cheapest bargain HDTV manufacturer with the cheapest 55" 1080p TV and cheapest 4K HDTV.
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The Black Friday ads have been unleashed and the shopping season has commenced! But with so many Black Friday TV sales to process, how do you know which deals are worth your time? Our team of deal experts has been analyzing the ads 24/7, separating the good TV deals from the bad. Below, we've chosen some of the best Black Friday TV deals yet! And remember to come back as more ads are released and we update our list.

Best 32" to 42" HDTV Ads

  • NEW: Seiki 32" 720p LED LCD HDTV for $98 at Amazon
    Seiki is making a name for itself as a budget TV manufacturer and at $98, this TV is the second-cheapest 32" 720p LCD HDTV we've ever seen. It's also within a buck of last Black Friday's all-time low. This TV will be available at select hours this week. Alternatively, Walmart will offer the Funai 32" 720p LED LCD HDTV for $98 in stores.

  • Insignia NS-39D40SNA14 39" 60Hz 1080p LED HDTV for $170 at Best Buy
    While it's not quite 42", this 39" Insignia could still be the cheapest HDTV we've ever seen in the 39" - 42" category. This Thanksgiving Day deal will start at 6 pm, catering to both online and in-store shoppers.

  • Element ELCHW402 40" 1080p LCD HDTV for $178 at Walmart
    Not only is this TV $2 cheaper than our prediction for this size category, but as we expected it's even cheaper than 32" TVs. Needless to say, this will be the rock-bottom price to beat for 42" LCDs.

  • Samsung UN40EH5300 40" 60Hz 1080p Smart LED HDTV for $397 at Walmart
    At $397, the Samsung UN40EH5300 is considerably pricier than most Black Friday TVs you'll see in this size category, but for this specific model (which is a tried and true set according to our readers), it's an all-time low by $71.

Best 46" to 52" HDTV Ads

  • NEW: Samsung 51" Plasma HDTV for $430 at H.H. Gregg
    We typically try to steer clear of 720p TVs these days, but this $430 51" plasma is too irresistible to ignore. It's $23 under our August mention of this model and the lowest price we've ever seen for a Samsung 51" plasma HDTV.

  • Element 50" 1080p LED HDTV for $229 at Target
    50" is the new 42" and this 50" TV is poised to break all records and become the cheapest 50" HDTV we've ever seen. It even beats our previous Editors' Choice TV for this size category by $150.

  • Emerson 50" 60Hz 1080p LED HDTV for $288 at Walmart
    While it's not as cheap as the above-mentioned Element, this 50" HDTV is the second-cheapest 50" LCD 1080p HDTV we've seen.

  • Vizio 50" 120Hz 1080p Smart LED HDTV for $498 at Sam's Club
    We've seen 50" LCDs priced comfortably below the this sale price before (just look at our two examples above), but never have we seen a Vizio TV in this size category fall below $518!

  • NEW: Sharp LC-50LB150U 50" 120Hz 1080p LED HDTV for $400 at Best Buy
  • At $400, this is the cheapest 50" Sharp LED LCD HDTV we've seen by $100. So if you want a name-brand 50" set, this is your deal.

  • Sharp Aquos LC-SDLE442U 50" 60Hz 1080p LED HDTV for $498 at Dell Home
    Though it's not as cheap as the above-mentioned TV, this Sharp receives honorable mention for being the second-cheapest 50" Sharp set we've seen this year.

Best 55"+ HDTV Ads

  • NEW: Sony XBR55X900A 55" 2160p 4K Ultra LED HDTV for $3,000 at H.H. Gregg
    Early adopters, listen up. Starting at 8 pm on Thanksgiving day H.H. Gregg will offer the Sony XBR55X900A 55" 4K HDTV for $3,000. That's $500 under Sony's direct price and even beats Amazon's price for this TV by $498. Sure, you could probably buy three 1080p 55" HDTVs and still have money left over, but if it's bragging rights you're after, here's your chance.

  • NEW: Seiki 55" 120Hz 1080p LED HDTV for $400 at H.H. Gregg
    This 55" TV is $99 cheaper than our Black Friday prediction for this category. Even better, it beats out the previous all-time low price for this size TV by $48. It's also proof that Seiki not only wants to be king of the ultra-cheap 4K TV, but king of the ultra-cheap 1080p 55" TV.

  • Seiki SE55UY04 55" 120Hz 4K Ultra LED HDTV for $850 at Sears
    Despite these incredible prices we don't recommend buying a 4K Ultra HDTV just yet (especially not without a steady stream of 4K content). But that doesn't change the fact that Sears is selling Seiki's 55" SE55UY04 for just $850, making it the cheapest big-screen 4K TV we've ever seen.

  • NEW: Westinghouse 60" 102Hz 1080p LCD HDTV for $600 at Kmart
    At just a buck over our predicted price, this 60" Westinghouse is an all-time price low for any 60" 120Hz LCD HDTV. Even better, this one deal you can purchase today.

  • Vizio E-Series 60" 120Hz 1080p Razor LED Smart HDTV for $688 at Walmart
    It'll cost you $88 more than the above-mentioned TV, but if you prefer a brand-name 60" TV, this Walmart deal is currently the best price we've seen for this size category. It's also $11 under the best price for a 60" HDTV we've listed this year.

  • Vizio E701i-A3E 70" 120Hz 1080p Smart LED HDTV for $998 at Walmart
    A 70" Vizio HDTV for under a grand is unheard of; the cheapest we've seen had been $1,371 back in February. So it's no surprise this is a limited quantity deal. Nevertheless, for big-screen fans who have the space for such a TV, this is your Black Friday doorbuster TV.

This list is just an initial offering of Black Friday's best TV ads; noticeably absent are 3D TVs and 46" LCDs, though we hope to see bargain-bin prices on those sets soon. Be sure to check our Black Friday deals hub for updates on the latest Black Friday TV ads.


Senior Features Writer

With over a decade of experience covering technology, Louis Ramirez has written for CNET, Laptop, Gizmodo, and various other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @louisramirez.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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5 comments
dealnews-Lindsay
@brutus001 When you say you're not impressed, do you mean that it doesn't have really cool features that other TVs do, or that it's actually problematic?
brutus001
are we getting what we pay for in terms of the inexpensive TV's? we had and have a westinghouse, and we are not too impressed.
franwko
There are definitely some great deals out there but I really don't like dealing with the crowds. I found some 50% off TV deals that are out there in this article -http://boxclash.com/50-led-tvs-black-friday-week/
JoeyJeep
I have 2 discrepencies to your descriptions in the "Best 46" to 52" HDTV Ads" section....so you may wanna add these.

•Vizio 50" 120Hz 1080p Smart LED HDTV for $498 at Sam's Club = "never have we seen a Vizio TV in this size category fall below $518! "

Correction: Best Buy = VIZIO - E-Series - 50" Class (50" Diag.) - LED - 1080p - 120Hz - Smart - HDTV Model: E500I-A1......$449.99

•Sharp Aquos LC-SDLE442U 50" 60Hz 1080p LED HDTV for $498 at Dell Home = Not a fan of Vizio? Dell Home will offer a 50" Sharp Aquos HDTV for the same price as the above-mentioned Vizio. That makes this TV the cheapest 50" Sharp we've ever seen (though only by $2).

Correction: Best Buy again = Sharp 50" 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV (LC-50LB150U).....$399.99
Greg the Gruesome
How about HDTV's smaller than 32" that can double as a computer monitor?
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