Black Friday OLED TV deals 2022: everything we expect to see this year (2023)

By Tabitha Baker

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We're rounding up our latest predictions for this year's Black Friday OLED TV deals.

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Black Friday OLED TV deals can offer up some of the biggest material discounts of the holiday shopping season. That's because we often see retailers using these end of year sales to shift stock of older releases before a new generation starts filling the warehouse. Combine that with higher starting prices and you'll find some particularly hefty savings on these premium panels in 2022.

We've been tracking Black Friday OLED TV deals for years now, watching generation after generation hit the shelves in February and significantly drop its prices in November. That means we know a good deal when we see it, and because we're watching these offers all year round we already have some expectations around what we expect to see.

You'll find all our predictions for this year's sale just below, and last year's best Black Friday OLED TV deals further down the page, so that you can benchmark your own expectations for this year's event. Whether you're after a smaller, more budget-oriented display, or the biggest and brightest panel available, you can be sure of some excellent savings around the corner.

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If OLED screens are slightly out of your budget, check out alternatives in our hubs for the best Black Friday QLED TV deals and Black Friday LG TV deals.

When will Black Friday OLED TV deals begin?

Black Friday lands on November 25 this year, but we typically see discounts launching in full force from the start of Thanksgiving week. That means we're expecting to see the best Black Friday OLED TV deals from Monday November 21 this year, and you will likely also see plenty of savings hitting the shelves throughout the next couple of months as well.

Where will the best Black Friday OLED TV deals be?

Of course, we'll be rounding up all the best Black Friday OLED TV deals right here. However, if you're after some deal hunting yourself, it's worth keeping the following retailers in mind and checking back often, especially over the weekend. These are the stores that we scour to find the very best offers, so it's worth starting your search here.

US:

Amazon:

often has big discounts on the latest models (opens in new tab)
Best Buy:
regularly price matches with extra free gifts included (opens in new tab)
Newegg:
best for older and renewed models (opens in new tab)
Walmart:
often price matches with plenty of stock (opens in new tab)

UK:

Amazon: regular discounts on Sony, LG, and Philips displays (opens in new tab)
Argos:
same day delivery and excellent bundle deals (opens in new tab)
Appliances Direct:
often has lowest prices but watch for shipping fees (opens in new tab)
AO:
regular discounts on premium models (opens in new tab)
Currys:
big savings and bundle deals often available (opens in new tab)
John Lewis:
frequent savings and excellent warranties (opens in new tab)
PRC Direct:
best for big price cuts on high cost models (opens in new tab)
Very:
often price matches with big savings (opens in new tab)

Black Friday OLED TV deals: what to expect

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Among this year's Black Friday OLED TV deals, there are a few models that will likely stand out. For those looking to spend as little as possible, we'd recommend keeping a close eye on the 55-inch LG A1. This is already a budget set, by OLED standards anyway, but with the C1 and B1 likely to also receive some hefty discounts in November, the A1 will need to push its price even further to remain relevant.

Last year, we saw this budget model hitting $899 / £649 in its lowest Black Friday position, and we've seen discounts running inline with those costs over the last few months as well. With the newer LG A2 model releasing in April 2022, things could drop even further. In fact, we've already seen the newer display hitting $896 at a record low, which bodes particularly well for those who don't want to break three figures in this year's sale.

If you're looking for one of the best TVs for PS5, you might want to spend the extra cash and pick up that C1 model instead. With HDMI 2.1 and an excellent refresh rate, this is one of our top picks for the latest consoles. Last year's Black Friday OLED TV deals dropped this model down to $1,099 - a rate than should only improve in 2022.

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Should you buy an OLED TV on Black Friday?

In a word, yes. Black Friday is well known for its TV deals, offering up some of the best prices going just before the year closes out. That's because TV models are usually refreshed every year, as technology gets cheaper and more features slip down to mainstream devices. Brands are keen to ship their previous models out while they're still relevant, and Black Friday OLED TV deals are perfectly timed for this.

Of course, it all depends on context and availability. If you see a price that works for you, you should absolutely snap it up now. You might save a little more on Black Friday, but you also run the risk of the model you want not being available.

But should you go all in on an OLED display when other 4K TV prices are so much lower? It really depends on what you're looking to get out of your display.

If you're just after a simple screen to watch for a few hours every now and then, you might be better off investing in a 4K display. However, if you're after the best viewing experience possible, with gorgeous deep blacks, a high contrast ratio and wide viewing angles then there's nothing better than OLED.

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Plus, OLED TVs are some of the best TVs for gaming. Not only do LG models like the CX offer up the HDMI 2.1 connection that the PS5 needs for its fastest video transfer rates, but response times are generally fastest on these displays as well.

You'll be paying around $1,000 for one of the cheapest models, but they still offer a luxurious experience. Black Friday OLED TV deals can offer up record low prices on models released in 2021, which means you're getting up-to-date tech under the hood and all the latest apps built straight in as well. November is generally the best time to buy an OLED TV simply because of that infamous sale, so if you're considering investing in a quality display, now's the time to do so.

How much is an OLED TV on Black Friday?

Even on sale, these panels are towards the top end. Compared to your average 4K TV or QLED TV, you're spending some serious cash if you're after the best in the business. The cheapest Black Friday OLED TV deals generally come in at around $1,099 / £1,099, with a few headline acts sometimes dropping down below $1,000 / £1,000 during flash sales.If you see anything below that, it's well worth jumping on immediately.

We generally see the base LG models at these prices, still offering that premium luxury but without some of the fancier features of the more expensive models. A display with brighter colors and a higher quality picture will usually be around $1,300 - $1,500 over Black Friday.

Last year's best Black Friday OLED TV deals in the US

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Sony 55-inch Bravia XR OLED TV (A80J Series) | $1799.99 $1398.99 at Walmart
Save $400 - Perfect for those who need a large 2021 model to accompany their gaming and viewing habits, the Bravia XR was one of the best 55-inch TVs on the market. This one was also sold out at Best Buy early on in the sale, and the price was $1 more over there. These TVs were going fast.

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LG 48-inch A1 Series OLED TV | $100 credit| $1199.99 $899.99 at Best Buy
Save $300 - This price kept changing, but this was among the lowest we'd seen all Thanksgiving week. The A1 is a fantastic OLED screen, and sold out on Amazon at this price point.

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Sony 48-inch A9S OLED TV (XBR48A9S) | $1,499 $1,199 at Best Buy
Save $300 - Packaged in with Best Buy's Black Friday OLED TV deals was this 48-inch Sony model. This $1,199 sales price was saving you $300. That meant you were getting the cheapest price we'd ever seen here, though unfortunately this model was not included in the Black Friday price guarantee.

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LG C1 48-inch OLED TV | $1,296.99 $1,099.99 at Best Buy
Save $200 - Another one that sold out at Amazon. The 48-inch LG OLED C-Series was introduced in 2020, but 2021 was the first year it offered good value. You were certainly getting a strong offer here, with a $200 discount at Best Buy offering up a low price at $1,099.99 – it was only $3 cheaper on Amazon anyway.

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Vizio 55-inch OLED TV | $1,299 $999 at Best Buy
Save $300 - We expected this Vizio to drop further during official Black Friday OLED TV deals (as opposed to the sales in the weeks leading up), and it did so. It was well over $1,000 the week before, before dropping to $999.

Last year's best Black Friday OLED TV deals in the UK

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LG A1 48-inch OLED TV | £1099 £649 at BT
Save £450 - This one was £450 off on BT, but they sold out exceedingly quickly. We then went back to £799 on other websites, which was still a decent price for this set.

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Philips 55-inch OLED 805 TV | £1299 £999 at Currys
Save £300 - This had sold out on Amazon at £999 and was quickly heading that way at Currys. This 55-inch Philips stunner comes with a thin display that doesn't overwhelm a room and Ambilight, which means a night in watching movies feel like a night out at the movies.

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Sony Bravia 55-inch OLED TV (KE55A8/P) | £1,599 £1,149 at Amazon
Save £450 - Amazon had a record low price on the 55-inch Sony Bravia OLED. That was particularly impressive considering the lowest we'd seen that cost go before these sales was £1,399. That means you were saving over £200 more than usual here.

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Today's best deals

If you can't quite wait until tomorrow's wave of Black Friday deals, you'll be glad to know that there are usually frequent discounts in the lead up to the sale. You'll find all the latest prices on the OLED TVs we're watching for this year's sale just below.

We're also rounding up all the best 120Hz 4K TVs as well as the best QLED TVs if you're looking to spend a little less this November. Or, take a look at the best projectors for gaming.

You'll also find all our predictions for this year's Black Friday PS5 deals and Black Friday Xbox Series X deals, as well as our top tips for making the most of this year's Black Friday PS5 TV deals, Black Friday PS5 SSD deals, and Black Friday PS5 and Xbox Series X monitor deals.

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.

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FAQs

Will OLED TV prices drop in 2022? ›

Save $650 - The latest LG C2 OLED TV is down to $1,349.99 at Best Buy right now, with a massive $650 off the MSRP. That's particularly impressive considering this is the 2022 release, whereas we usually only see last year's 2021 C1 model on sale.

Will OLED TV be cheaper on Black Friday? ›

So, if you're in the market for the best OLED TV deals, we recommend waiting until November to get the best value for your money. TVs generally get decent discounts over Black Friday, so we're fairly confident if you wait it out, you'll get lucky.

Will TV prices drop on Black Friday? ›

Many electronics don't drop in price significantly on Black Friday, but in recent years TVs seem to be an exception to that rule. Data from last year shows us the price of TVs reached a low that continued from early November through to Black Friday.

What is the best 2022 OLED TV? ›

The Samsung S95B OLED is the best OLED TV we've tested. Like the other OLEDs on this list, it delivers superb picture quality, with deep inky blacks, near-perfect black uniformity, and no blooming around bright objects.

Should I wait until Black Friday to buy a TV? ›

Should I Buy a TV During Black Friday? To put it matter-of-fact, TV's are always the cheapest during Black Friday. You might find other times of the year when TV's are on major blowout sales (like during Amazon Prime Day) but brands set their best sales during Black Friday.

How long does an OLED TV last? ›

According to that paper, an OLED lighting panel capable of producing 8,300 nits (shown as candela per square meter, or cd/m2 in the paper) was rated for 40,000 hours at 25-percent brightness (i.e., 2,075 nits), but only 10,000 hours at 100-percent brightness (i.e., 8,300 nits).

Will TV prices drop in 2022? ›

The lead-up to the holiday season has begun once again, and fall is when 2022 TV prices start coming down.

What time of the year is the best time to buy a TV? ›

The best month to buy a TV is November, thanks to excellent TV deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You can also find great TV deals in January before the Super Bowl and during sales around national holidays.

How much do TVs go for on Black Friday? ›

Deals on Midsize TVs Should Average Around $500

The average Black Friday deal price for a 50"-59" TV was around $514. That's not bad, considering the wide range of brands available, as well.

How far should you sit from the TV? ›

Some eye care professionals recommend sitting approximately eight to 10 feet away from the TV screen. The general rule of thumb is to be at least five times the distance from the screen as the screen is wide. For example, if your television is 32 inches wide, the optimal viewing distance is 160 inches or about 13 feet.

When should Black Friday sales start? ›

The major shopping holiday always falls the day after Thanksgiving, which means it's on Friday, November 25 in 2022 – the fourth Friday in November. Based on previous years, most Black Friday sales start on Thanksgiving Day (or even before) and extend throughout the Black Friday weekend and into Cyber Monday.

How long do Black Friday sales last? ›

Black Friday is followed directly by Cyber Monday on November 28, 2022. Technically speaking, as soon as Cyber Monday begins, Black Friday ends. The best discounts are usually limited to these two days (and the weekend between them); however, some deals stick around through the end of the following week.

Is Sony OLED better than LG OLED? ›

The Sony A8H OLED and the LG CX OLED are almost identical in performance. The Sony delivers slightly better picture quality, as it has better gradient handling and a much better color volume.

What is better than OLED? ›

The brightest QLED and LCD TVs can get brighter than any OLED model, which is a particular advantage in bright rooms and with HDR content.

Should I buy a TV now or wait? ›

Or wait until the fall when 2022 TVs will be on sale. If you're looking to get a new TV without breaking the bank, opting for last year's model or waiting a few months until prices drop on 2022 models are your best bets to get all the features you want while still saving money.

Is it better to shop Black Friday or Cyber Monday? ›

A solid rule of thumb is that Black Friday is a better time to buy newer, big-ticket items and shop in stores. Cyber Monday is a better day to shop for tech deals and smaller gifts; you'll also see slightly better online prices.

Are Black Friday electronics lower quality? ›

"The TVs and computers are made just for that day and are lower quality than usual." CNN and Forbes report that major retailers will often sell special electronics that are manufactured by big-name brands just for Black Friday and are of lower quality.

What brand of TV lasts the longest? ›

As our technical engineers mentioned, TV brands with the highest longevity are Samsung, Sony, LG, and Panasonic. However, you can find other affordable brands that could give you several years of use if well maintained. These brands include Sharp and Vizio.

How long should an LG OLED TV last? ›

On average, LG TVs last roughly 100,000 hours if they use OLED technology. However, the number drops to about 60,000 hours if it's an LCD TV. Other factors such as the usage and environmental elements also play a role in determining the lifespan.

Which lasts longer OLED or Qled? ›

QLED comes out on top on paper, delivering a higher brightness, longer lifespan, larger screen sizes, lower price tags, and no risk of burn-in. OLED, on the other hand, has a better viewing angle, deeper black levels, uses less power, is killer for gaming, and might be better for your health.

How long do TVs last? ›

The average lifespan of a television varies between 4 and 10 years (approximately 40,000 – 100,000 hours) depending on usage and maintenance. Turning off your TV is one of the simplest things you can do to extend its lifespan.

How big should my TV be? ›

For crowded rooms, you should go with at least a 40-inch screen if you are seated more than six feet from the TV. A 50-inch screen is good within 7.5 feet of the TV. If you are 9 feet away, a 60-inch screen is probably as small as you want to go.

Why are 4K TVs so cheap now? ›

Manufacturers are selling TVs now for less than it costs them to make. How? Because they're making money after you take the TV home. The industry calls it “post-purchase monetization”.

How far should you sit from a 65 4K TV? ›

A 65'' TV– You should sit between 8 and 13.5 feet away from the screen. A 70'' TV– You should sit between 9 and 14.5 feet away from the screen. A 75'' TV– You should sit between 9.5 and 15.5 feet away from the screen. An 80'' TV– You should sit between 10 and 16.5 feet away from the screen.

Will OLED TVs get cheaper? ›

Cheaper OLED 4K TVs could be on the way as LG finally gets some real competition. The best hope yet for a future price drop in OLED TVs has just arrived, in the promise of a price battle.

Are Costco TVs the same as Best Buy? ›

Costco has a pretty decent assortment of TV brands, both in stores and online, though it features fewer brands and models than you'll find at an electronics specialist such as Best Buy.

How far should you be from a 70 inch TV? ›

Field of View
Screen SizeRecommended Mixed Usage Distance (30°)Recommended Cinema Distance (40°)
65"8.9' (2.69 m)6.5' (1.98 m)
70"9.5' (2.9 m)7' (2.13 m)
75"10.2' (3.1 m)7.5' (2.29 m)
80"10.9' (3.31 m)8' (2.44 m)
9 more rows
Mar 12, 2021

What is the best height for a TV on the wall? ›

How High Should You Mount Your TV? Experts recommend keeping the middle of your TV at eye-level while seated. This is normally about 42 inches from the floor to the middle of your TV.

How far away should you sit from a 55 inch TV? ›

Choose your TV type for the recommended viewing distance
TV sizeViewing distance range (approx.)
49 inch75 inches (6.23 feet)
50 inch75 inches (6.25 feet)
55 inch83 inches (6.92 feet)
60 inch90 inches (7.55 feet)
6 more rows
Jun 28, 2021

Does Amazon do Black Friday deals? ›

Amazon Black Friday deals are some of the biggest and best offers you'll find during the holiday sale event, with price cuts on everything from TVs, AirPods, and smart home devices to air fryers, vacuums, toys, and so much more.

Why is Black Friday called Black Friday? ›

A more accurate explanation of the term dates back to the early 1960s, when police officers in Philadelphia began using the phrase “Black Friday” to describe the chaos that resulted when large numbers of suburban tourists came into the city to begin their holiday shopping and, in some years, attend Saturday's annual ...

Do Black Friday sales continue on Saturday? ›

Do Black Friday sales continue into Saturday? Yes! Although Black Friday is technically just 24 hours, many stores will keep their steep discounts and deals running all weekend long and even into the following week to compete with the Cyber Monday discounts offered online.

Do you really save money on Black Friday? ›

The answer-yes. On average, in-store discounts fall around the 20 percent off range the week of Thanksgiving, and rise to roughly a 37 percent savings on Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Online Black Friday deals follow suit with an average 34 percent discount.

Is Black Friday the best day to shop? ›

During that time, you'll typically get great deals across practically all categories, including on items that rarely see discounts, like Apple products. Depending on what you're shopping for, Black Friday can be the cheapest time to buy.

Which country does not participate in Black Friday? ›

Unsurprisingly, many countries that are vocal in their opposition of capitalism and consumerism do not support Black Friday (or any other shopping holidays). That includes countries like North Korea, Venezuela, Iran, and Afghanistan.

Will OLED TVs get cheaper? ›

Cheaper OLED 4K TVs could be on the way as LG finally gets some real competition. The best hope yet for a future price drop in OLED TVs has just arrived, in the promise of a price battle.

Will TV prices drop in 2022? ›

The lead-up to the holiday season has begun once again, and fall is when 2022 TV prices start coming down.

Is LG coming out with a new OLED TV 2022? ›

LG BEGINS U.S. ROLLOUT OF 2022 OLED TV LINEUP.

Is it worth waiting for 2022 TV? ›

It all depends on how long you can wait. If you want the latest and greatest technology, you're probably already set on a 2022 model. But if you want the best value, without missing much, a better move is to buy a 2021 TV now, before they disappear later this spring and summer.

What is the best OLED TV now? ›

The best QLED TV we've tested is the Samsung QN90B QLED. It's an excellent TV that delivers impressive picture quality. It has an impressive Mini LED backlight that lets it display deep, uniform blacks with almost no noticeable blooming in dark scenes.

Is Sony or LG OLED TV better? ›

The Sony A8H OLED and the LG CX OLED are almost identical in performance. The Sony delivers slightly better picture quality, as it has better gradient handling and a much better color volume.

Is OLED worth the money? ›

Is OLED TV worth buying? OLED TVs have the best picture quality, best viewing angles, infinite contrast ratios, true blacks, and—on some models—very thin profiles. So, while OLED TVs aren't as bright as LED or QLED TVs, and are more expensive than both, they're well worth the investment.

Is Qled better than OLED? ›

We'll start with picture quality. In our side-by-side comparison reviews, OLED beats QLED every time. We compared last year's Editors' Choice OLED TV -- the LG C1 series -- against the best 2022 Samsung 4K QLED TV, the Samsung QN90B series. The Samsung QLED came closer than ever to the LG OLED, but the LG still won.

What time of the year is the best time to buy a TV? ›

The best month to buy a TV is November, thanks to excellent TV deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You can also find great TV deals in January before the Super Bowl and during sales around national holidays.

Is OLED better than LED? ›

OLED is much better than LED LCD at handling darkness and lighting precision, and offers much wider viewing angles, which is great for when large groups of people are watching TV. Refresh rates and motion processing are also better with OLED though there is the spectre of image retention.

Which LG OLED is the newest? ›

LG Z2 8K OLED (77, 88-inch): LG's high-end 8K OLED returns in 2022. Not a ton has changed in this year's model, other than the new Alpha a9 Gen 5 processor. In terms of features, you're getting top-class upscaling, Dolby Atmos audio, and the HDMI 2.1 / VRR gaming features found on the C2 and G2.

How do I make my OLED TV brighter? ›

This step will depend on your TV menu options: Select Display & Sound → Picture → Ambient light sensor or Light sensor → Auto luminance level. Select Display & Sound → Picture → Light and Color sensor → Brightness.

What is the latest model of LG OLED TV? ›

LG Z2 OLED

Like the LG Z1 OLED from 2021, the Z2 is an updated flagship model. It only comes in 77- and 88-inch sizes and it's hugely expensive, though. That's because this is LG's 8K OLED TV, stepping up the resolution over the 4K models listed above.

Is LG better than Samsung? ›

If you're budget-minded, favor OLED screen technology, and want a slightly more capable Smart platform overall, LG TVs are the right option. In contrast, if you're looking to buy a TV with a stronger brand behind it, want features like HDR 10+, and prefer QLED displays, Samsung is the better choice for you.

Should I buy a TV now or wait? ›

One great option to find the best TV deals is to simply follow the release schedule. New TVs tend to come out between February and April, and while that's a great time to get the latest in TV tech, it's also when manufacturers slash prices on last year's models to make way for the new ones.

Which brand of TV is most reliable? ›

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  • LG. LG G2 OLED. SEE PRICE. Amazon.com. SEE PRICE. ...
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  • Sony. Sony A95K OLED. SEE PRICE. Amazon.com. ...
  • TCL. TCL 6 Series/R646 2021 QLED. SEE PRICE. Amazon.com. ...
  • Vizio. Vizio OLED 2020. SEE PRICE. Amazon.com.
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