Black Friday TV Deals 2018: Deals live now and what to expect

Black Friday TV Deals 2018: Looking to upgrade your TV this Black Friday? Then you’ve come to the right place.

Purchasing a new TV is no laughing matter. Make the wrong choice, and you’ve likely got the next five or more years to regret it (unless you’re made of money).

You can take a fair amount of the sting out of this process by reading Trusted Reviews. For one thing, we’ll give you great buying advice on the all the latest and greatest TVs.

Our team of deal experts scour the internet for all the best TV deals. When the two things align, you’ll find yourself getting a great TV for a low, low price.

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Black Friday Deals for TVs

Few items attract as many Black Friday deals as the humble television set. You can barely move for TV deals around the end of November.

One unfortunate side of effect of this is that it can be tricky picking out the genuine bargains from the cheap and nasty duds. We’d recommend bookmarking this page so that you don’t miss the best Black Friday deals that appear during the event.

So what can we expect from Black Friday this year? Last year saw some great savings on Sony’s Bravia 4K TV range, so there’s every chance we’ll see something similar in 2018.

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LG’s another major TV manufacturer that sees major discounts come Black Friday. Last year there were savings of up to £1,000 on the 2017 LG models. This year you might see some tempting offers on LG’s 2018 models, which include the ThinQ assistant tech.

In fact, Black Friday 2018 could finally be the time to get onboard with OLED, if you haven’t already. We know the difference in picture quality can be spectacular, but we might also see some genuinely affordable OLEDs in November (and not just “affordable”).

Rest assured we’ll be rounding up all of the best Black Friday TV deals, as well as on our dedicated Black Friday 2018 UK hub page. Until then, here are some great TV deals doing the rounds right now.

All prices were correct at time of publication but are subject to change at a moment’s notice. Be sure to act fast to snap up any TV deal you’re interested in.

Best TV Deals of the Week

Best Argos TV Deals (Price: Low to high)

Hisense 50 Inch H50A6250UK Smart 4K UHD TV with HDR

No, your eyes don't deceive you. You can pick up a 50-inch 4K HDR TV for less than £400. Argos is selling this for less than Amazon at the moment and you can pick up some Nectar points.

LG 43 Inch 43UK6400PLF Smart Ultra HD TV with HDR

We're big fans of LG's smart TVs thanks to webOS, which has all the apps and streaming services you could want. This model is going for £30 cheaper than most other retailers.

Sony Bravia 50 Inch KDL50WF663 Smart Full HD LED TV with HDR

A big Sony Bravia without a big price tag. This model supports Sony's x-reality pro to upscale content to 4K to make everything look its best.

Best Amazon TV Deals (Price: Low to high)

Hisense H50A6200UK 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with Freeview Play - Black (2018 Model) [Energy Class A]

It's rare to see a 50-inch TV for less than £400, but that's exactly what you're getting with this latest model frm Hisense.

Philips 43PUS6753/12 43-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR Plus, Freeview Play and Ambilight 3-sided - Dark Silver (2018 Model)

A great saving on Philips' 4K model that supports Ambilight for a more immersive lighting experience. This model comes with integrated Freeview Play.

Samsung UE65NU7100 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Certified HDR Smart TV - Charcoal Black (2018 Model) [Energy Class A+] [Energy Class A+]

4K and HDR in a nicely sized 65-inch package from one of the most dependable TV makers around. This Amazon price is a good £100 cheaper than elsewhere, too.

Hisense H65U7AUK 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD ULED Smart TV with HDR and Freeview Play - Silver/Black (2018 Model) [Energy Class A]

You can take off a whopping saving off this ginormous 2018 model from Hisense. This is the lowest price it’s ever been available for from Amazon.

Best Currys TV Deals (Price: Low to high)

Samsung UE55NU7100 55" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV

A big saving on this big premium Samsung TV. It features HDR10+ for even better colours, plenty of built-in apps including cloud gaming and SteamLink built-in, and a gorgeous design.

LG OLED55B8SLC 55" Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR OLED TV

LG's OLEDs are among our favourites here at Trusted Reviews. This model has 4 HDMI ports, support for HDR with Dolby Vision and all the streaming services you could want.

Best John Lewis TV Deals (Price: Low to high)

LG 43UK6750PLD LED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 43" with Freeview Play/Freesat HD & Crescent Stand, Black

The reasonably-sized 43-inch model includes both Freeview Play and Freesat HD depending on how you want to receive your TV channels. It's the same price currently at Amazon but here you get John Lewis' excellent 5-year guarantee.

Samsung QE55Q7FN (2018) QLED HDR 1500 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55" with TVPlus/Freesat HD & 360 Design, Ultra HD Premium Certified, Silver

A brand new 2018 high-end QLED model from Samsung. On sale for a similar price at rivals but again you're getting John Lewis' great extended warranty to sweeten the deal, too.

Panasonic TX-55FZ802B OLED HDR 4K Ultra HD Smart TV, 55" with Freeview Play/Freesat HD, Ultra HD Premium Certified, Black

Again, you can get this brilliant Panasonic OLED TV for a similarly low price at other retailers, but not with the same John Lewis 5-year guarantee.

Samsung QE65Q900R (2018) QLED HDR 3000 8K Ultra HD Smart TV, 65" with TVPlus/Freesat HD & 360 Design, Black

We’re pretty high up the TV market here, with Samsung’s forthcoming 8K display. That’s a whole lot of pixels. It’s also a lot of money, which makes John Lewis’s 5 year guarantee and free installation all the more appealing.

Best Very TV Deals (Price: Low to high)

LG 55UJ630V 55 inch, 4K Ultra HD HDR

This big 55-inch LG TV includes built-in Freeview Play, letting you easily catch up on shows you've missed. It also runs webOS, LG's excellent operating system. It also supports Dolby Vision for even better HDR performance.

Panasonic TX-58EX700B 58 inch, 4K Ultra HD Certified HDR, Freeview Play, Smart LED TV.

A very reasonable price for a decent 2017 mid-range Panasonic TV, complete with Freeview Play, HDR and a 4K resolution.

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How to choose a cheap TV deal

Sony 4K

Back in the day, 4K was a luxury limited to the very top echelons of the TV market. But since 2015 the price of a 4K TV has rapidly dropped to the point it’s now pretty easy to pick one up without spending oodles of cash.

But before you go rushing off to buy the first 4K TV you see, be warned, 4K isn’t the badge of quality it used to be. Nowadays, 4K, or Ultra HD as some manufacturers like to call it, is just a descriptive term telling you exactly how many pixels your screen can display at any one time. There are all manner of more important technical questions you need to answer before parting with your cash.

First of all, think about what size you need. The idea of a 65-inch beast may be appealing at first, but think if it’ll actually fit in the space you plan to put it. Buying a bigger TV might not be as expensive as you might initially have thought, however. It’s worth having a look at the next size up of a model you’re interested in (provided you have the space).

43-inch: If you’re living in a small flat, or looking for a 4K TV for a spare room or bedroom, this is a good size. They’re also generally the most affordable 4K TV option you’ll find.

49-inch: Another common size point for most TV manufacturers and the one that will comfortably sit in most UK lounges.

55-inch: The breaking point where you enter big screen TV territory. The screens generally cost more than their smaller siblings, but if you have the space they’re great for movie binging and split screen gaming.

65-inch: These are the biggest screens you’ll get without having to sell a kidney. Though they’re generally more expensive, there are still some cracking deals on 65-inch TVs if you know where to look and some aren’t that much more than a 55-inch model.

Related: Best 4K TVs

There are a multitude of different operating systems being used on TVs at the moment, each of which features very different user interfaces varying features. If you’re buying for someone that’s not too tech savvy, you may want to stick with something they’re already familiar with.

HDR is another important consideration as it can take your viewing experience to a whole new level. HDR TV’s earn their street cred by having a much greater colour spectrum to delve into over their 4K-only cousins. Those additional colours create a much higher level of contrast which becomes apparent the second you lay your eyes on a HDR-enabled screen.

A plethora of companies have been quick to jump on the HDR bandwagon, utilising the extra oomph in their latest products. On the streaming side, Netflix, Apple and BBC iPlayer have already begun offering HDR-ready content.

Recently, the BBC was broadcasting both the World Cup and Wimbledon in both 4K and HDR through its iPlayer app on compatible TVs. Before that, it trialled broadcasting Blue Planet II in 4K HDR. Needless to say, the image quality is a massive step up from standard Full HD content. You can see a list of compatible TVs iPlayer supports for 4K HDR here.

In the world of gaming, the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro make full use of HDR technology to make their games pop in a way that true audio-visual purists have been clamouring for.

Needless to say, there’s now no shortage of content that take advantage of HDR for enhanced visual quality.

Related: What is HDR?

The issue is, not all manufacturers are being entirely honest with their use of HDR branding. Some cheaper brands claim to offer high dynamic range, when the TV doesn’t actually meet the formal HDR standards more established players have agreed on.

As a rule of thumb, when buying a 4K HDR TV keep an eye out for UHD Alliance HDR or Dolby Vision branding/certification on the box if you want the best picture quality.

Keep in mind the TV’s speakers, too. As TVs get thinner, sound quality is often sacrificed. It’s simple physics that a bigger speaker is able to move more air to create better sound. So as TVs become more razor-thin, sound quality often takes a hit. Some TVs still sound better than others, and some manufacturers have gotten clever with how they deliver sound.

Certain Sony Bravia screens use the entire display as a speaker, for instance. Otherwise, if you really care about sound quality, check out our Best Soundbar Deals page for some top bargains to go with your cheap TV.

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