Editor’s Pick

VIZIO 50″ LED Smart 3D HDTV: $599.99 at Best Buy

The VIZIO 50″ LED Smart 3D HDTV for $599.99 at Best Buy offers both great styling and all of the latest accouterments (a 240Hz refresh rate, WiFi internet connectivity, 3D etc) of the current generation of TVs, but at up to 25% off the average price. Vizio started out as a budget brand, but since working it’s way into the collective consumer consciousness they’ve been producing higher and higher quality TVs that can go toe-to-toe with similarly specc’d LG, Panasonic and Sony TVs. It was already value priced before Black Friday, but now it’s an additional $200 off.

HDTV’s have become a Black Friday all-star since they became mainstream in the mid 2000′s. The biggest changes we’re seeing in deals on these 1080p sets are the size, as well as means of purchase. Last year, the hot ticket was the 42″, and this year retailers are telling consumers that bigger is, in fact, better. With deals mostly on the 55″ HDTV’s, it appears TV buyers will be sitting in front of bigger screens this holiday season.

In terms of purchasing, online retailers have been pricing these items for great prices, which begs the question: Why camp outside in the cold, when you could purchase the same set on Amazon or TigerDirect for less, and in the comfort of your own home? Stores with Black Friday doorbuster deals also have the problem of limited stock on larger items such as 55” HDTV’s. If you order your new set online, you won’t have to worry about the retailer not having what you’re looking for.

Another change in HDTV sales is the presence of the 3D HDTV. The 3D models have become more accessible and mainstream since the prices dropped to $425 for the 55″ HD model this past summer; which is actually a couple bucks cheaper than the LCD HDTV without 3D capabilities at a predicted Black Friday price of $429.

If you’re looking to go even bigger, 60″ sets are also seeing price cuts, with brand name Plasma HD flat screens actually about $70 cheaper than the LCD model.

If you’re not looking to upgrade in size, smaller HDTV’s (32″-42″) prices will not be cut as drastically as last year, but will still be seen for very affordable prices; $179 for the 32″, and $269 for the 46″.

Buyers should steer clear of the newer generation of TV sets like the 4K and OLED models. Though their prices have dropped fairly drastically since their release, they will still set you back at least $9,999 for the 55″ and may not even be as up to date on hard wear as more affordable models. Since they are first generation, there may still be some kinks to work out in terms of operation and software, and they may not come with the new HDMI 2.0 spec.

Editor’s Honorable Mention:

If having a Smart TV is not that important to you our next favorite deal is an LG 55″ 1080p, 120Hz LED HDTV for $499.99 at Best Buy. This is best best price on a first-tier brand name TV by $150 in this size range.

 

Black Friday TV Deals for 2013:

Store 13″-19″ TV Deals Black Friday Price Page
Electronics Expo Sansui 19″ LED HDTV (SLED1937) $78.00 1
Tiger Direct ProScan 19″ 720p 60Hz LED HDTV $79.99 after rebate 5

 

Store 22″-27″ TV Deals Black Friday Price Page
Best Buy Insignia 24″ LED HDTV $79.99  2
Best Buy LG 24″ LED HDTV $149.99  6
Walmart 23″ LED HDTV $75.00  16
Kmart Proscan 22″ LED HDTV $129.99 45
Kmart RCA 24″ LED HDTV $159.99 15
BJ’s Samsung 24″ LED HDTV $149.99 4
Samsung 22” Class (21.5” Diag.) 5000 Series LED TV $149.99 1
Tiger Direct Sceptre 23″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV $99.99 after rebate 5
hhgregg Seiki 22″ HDTV $79.99 after rebate 1
hhgregg Samsung 22″ 1080p LED HDTV $149.99 3
hhgregg Haier 24″ 1080p LED HDTV $129.99 3
Navy Exchange Proscan 24″ LED HDTV/DVD Combo $159.99 7

 

Store 32″ TV Deals Black Friday Price Page
Shopko Polaroid 32″ LED HDTV $99.99 1
Kohl’s APEX 32″ LED HDTV 720p $139.99 1
RadioShack Apex 32″ LED HDTV $199.99 4
Sears Samsung 32″ LED Smart TV $299.99 62
Sears  Samsung 32″ LED HDTV $279.99 63
Best Buy Samsung 32″ LED HDTV $277.99 6
Walmart 32″ LED HDTV $98.00 1
Walmart Samsung 32″ LED HDTV $227.00 16
Target Samsung 32″ LED HDTV $227.99 3
Kmart 32″ RCA LED HDTV $179.99 1
Kmart Proscan 32″ LED HDTV $229.99 4
Kmart RCA 32″ LED HDTV with DVD $499.99 30
Kmart Samsung 32″ LED HDTV $229.99 61
BJ’s Samsung 32″ LED HDTV $229.99 4
Shopko Polaroid 32″ LED HDTV $99.99 1
Shopko Samsung 32″ LED HDTV $229.99 2
Shopko LG 32″ LED HDTV $219.99 2
Dell LG 32″ LED 720p $219.99 4
Sears LG 32″ LED HDTV $269.99 60
Sears 32″ LED HDTV $169.99 65
Sears Samsung 32″ LED HDTV $229.99 76
Samsung 32″ Class (31.5″ Diag.) LED 4003 Series $229.99 1
Samsung 32″ Class (31.5″ Diag.) LED 5300 Series Smart TV $299.99 1
Fred Meyer 32″ Class LED 720p HDTV $199.99 10
Overstock ProScan 32″ LCD TV $199.99 4
Electronics Expo Toshiba 32″ LED HDTV (32L1350) $198.00 1
Tiger Direct Samsung 32″ 720p 60Hz LED HDTV $227.99 4
Tiger Direct Sceptre 32″ 720p 60Hz LED HDTV $149.99 after rebate 5
hhgregg Haier 32″ LED HDTV $149.99 after rebate 1
hhgregg Samsung 32″ LED HDTV $229.99 3
hhgregg Samsung 32″ 1080p LED Smart HDTV (UN32EH5300) $299.99 6
Navy Exchange Samsung 32″ LED HDTV $227.99 1

 

Store 37″-39″ TV Deals Black Friday Price Page
Office Depot Westinghouse 39″ LED HDTV 1080p $179.99 5
Sears Samsung 39″ LED HDTV $369.99 63
Best Buy Insignia 39″ LED HDTV $169.99  2
Target VIZIO 37″ LED HDTV $249.99  2
Kmart Samsung 39″ LED HDTV $369.99 15
Sears Westinghouse 39″ 1080p LED HDTV $249.99 60
Fred Meyer 39″ LED 1080p HDTV $329.99 10
Tiger Direct Samsung 39″ 1080p Clear Motion Rate 120 LED HDTV $367.99 4
hhgregg Proscan 39″ 1080p LED HDTV $269.99 3
Navy Exchange Proscan 37″ LCD HDTV $279.99 7

 

Store 40″ TV Deals Black Friday Price Page
Sears Samsung 40″ LED SmartTV $399.99 62
Best Buy Samsung 40″ LED SmartTV $397.99  6
Walmart Samsung 40″ LED SmartTV $397.00  16
Walmart Element 40″ LED HDTV $178.00  16
Target Samsung 40″ LED SmartTV $397.99 2
Target Westinghouse 40″ LED HDTV $199.99 2
Kmart Proscan 40″ LED HDTV $279.99 4
BJ’s Samsung 40″ LED SmartTV $399.99 4
Dell Samsung 40″ Series 5 LED 1080p SmartTV $399.99 4
Meijer Samsung 40″ Smart LED HDTV $398.00 1
AAFES Sony 40″ LED Smart HDTV 1080p $349.00 1
Sam’s Club Magnavox 40″ LED HDTV $249.00 3
Samsung 40″ Class (40.0″ Diag.) LED 5000 Series TV $379.99 2
Tiger Direct Sceptre 40″ Class LED HDTV $249.99 2
Electronics Expo Seiki 40″ 1080p LED HDTV (SE40FH03) $244.00 1
hhgregg Samsung 40″ 1080p LED Smart HDTV (UN40EH5300) $399.99 6
Navy Exchange Sony Bravia 40″ 1080p D-LED HDTV $349.99 7

 

Store 42″-43″ TV Deals Black Friday Price Page
Sears RCA 42″ LED HDTV $299.99  64
Best Buy Sharp 42″ LED HDTV $299.99  6
Kohl’s LG 42″ LED HDTV $379.99  3
Kmart RCA 42″ LED HDTV $299.99 29
BJ’s LG 42″ LED SmartTV $349.99 4
Shopko LG 42″ LED HDTV $379.99 2
Meijer LG 42″ LED 1080p $379.00 3
Sears RCA 42″ LED HDTV 1080p $299.99 64
Kohl’s LG 42″ LED HDTV 1080p $379.99 3
Overstock LG 42″ 3D 1080p TV $469.99 4
hhgregg LG 42″ 1080p LED HDTV $379.99 3

 

Store 46″-48″ TV Deals Black Friday Price Page
Sears Samsung 46″ LED SmartTV $499.99 62
Sears Samsung 46″ Slim LED SmartTV $649.99  63
Best Buy Samsung 46″ LED HDTV $477.99  6
Best Buy Insignia 46″ LED HDTV $329.99  6
Walmart Samsung 46″ LED SmartTV $497.00 16
Target VIZIO 47″ LED HDTV $379.99 2
Kmart RCA 46″ LED HDTV $399.99 45
BJ’s Samsung 46″ LED SmartTV $629.99 3
BJ’s LG 47″ LED SmartTV $579.99 4
Sam’s Club Magnavox 49″ LED HDTV $249.00 3
Shopko Samsung 46″ LED SmartTV $399.99 2
Fred Meyer 48″ Class LED HDTV $399.99 10
Sears LG 47″ LED HDTV $469.99 61
Sears Samsung 46″ Smart LED HDTV $499.99 62
Samsung 46″ Class (45.9″ Diag.) LED 5300 Series Smart TV $499.99 3
Samsung 46” Class (45.9” Diag.) 7100 Series LED TV $1199.99 4
Tiger Direct Westinghouse 46″ Class LED TV $299.99 1
Rakuten Samsung 46″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV (UN46EH5000) $477.99 2
Electronics Expo Sanyo 46″ 1080p HDTV (DP46841) $333.00 1
Tiger Direct Samsung 46″ F6300 Series Smart LED HDTV 1080p WiFi 4x HDMI $647.99 4
Tiger Direct Samsung 46″ 1080p Clear Motion Rate 120 LED Smart HDTV $497.99 4
Tiger Direct LG 47″ 1080p 120Hz Wifi LED Smart HDTV $649.99 5
hhgregg Samsung 46″ 1080p LED Smart HDTV (UN60EH5300) $499.99 6

 

Store 50″ -52″ TV Deals Black Friday Price Page
Sears Samsung 51″ Plasma HDTV $429.99 63
Best Buy VIZIO M. Series 50″ LED Smart 3D HDTV $599.99 5
Best Buy Sharp 50″ LED HDTV $399.99 6
Walmart Emerson 50″ LED HDTV $288.00 16
Walmart Samsung 51″ Plasma TV $427.00 16
Target Samsung 50″ LED HDTV $597.99 3
Kmart 50″ SEIKI LED HDTV $399.99 1
Kmart Samsung 51″ Plasma TV $429.99 15
Kmart Proscan 50″ LED HDTV $499.99 30
Kmart Samsung 51″ Plasma TV $429.99 61
Shopko Samsung 50″ LED HDTV $599.99 2
Target Element 50″ 1080p LED HDTV $229.00 1
Sears Sharp 50″ Smart Slim LED HDTV $749.99 60
Sears Seiki 50″ LED 4K Ultra HDTV $749.99 61
Sears Samsung 51″ Plasma HDTV $429.99 63
Shopko Samsung 50″ LED HDTV $599.99 2
Shopko Sansui 50″ LCD HDTV 1080p $379.99 46
Samsung 51” Class (50.7” Diag.) Plasma 4500 Series TV $429.99 1
Samsung 51” Class (50.7” Diag.) Plasma 5300 Series TV $529.99 3
Samsung 50″ Class (49.5″ Diag.) LED F5500 Series Smart TV $699.99 5
goHastings 50″ Seiki 1080p 60Hz LED TV (minimum 2 per store) $299.99 4
Overstock Sansui 50″ 1080p LCD TV $399.99 4
Electronics Expo Panasonic 50″ 600Hz Plasma HDTV $393.00 1
hhgregg Samsung 51″ HDTV $429.99 1
hhgregg Samsung 51″ 1080p HDTV $529.99 3
hhgregg Haier 50″ 1080p LED HDTV $449.99 4
hhgregg Samsung 50″ 1080p LED HDTV $599.99 5
hhgregg Samsung 50″ 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV $799.99 5

 

Store 55″-59″ TV Deals Black Friday Price Page
Fred Meyer 55″ Class LED 1080p HDTV $649.99 10
Sears Samsung 55″ Ultra Slim Smart 3D HDTV $1299.99 62
Sears Samsung 55″ Slim Smart LED HDTV $899.99 63
Best Buy LG 55″ LED HDTV $499.99  1
Walmart 55″ Smart LED HDTV $727.00  17
Target Samsung 55″ LED HDTV 1080p $697.99 3
Kmart Samsung 55″ LED HDTV $699.99 15
Kmart Westinghouse 55″ LED HDTV $499.99 30
Kmart Samsung 55″ LED HDTV $699.99 61
BJ’s Samsung 55″ Smart LED HDTV $869.99 3
Sam’s Club VIZIO 55″ Smart LED HDTV $548.88 1
Shopko LG 55″ LED HDTV $679.99 2
Sears LG 55″ LED 1080p HDTV $679.99 61
Sears Seiki 55″ UHD 4K HDTV $849.99 66
Tiger Direct 55″ Hisense Class LED TV 1080p 120Hz (Refurbished) $499.99 1
Rakuten Samsung 55″ 1080p 120Hz Slim Smart LED HDTV (UN55F6300) $897.99 1
Electronics Expo Samsung 55″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV (UN55FH6003) $699.00 1
Tiger Direct Samsung 55″ F6300 Series Smart LED HDTV 1080p WiFi 4x HDMI $897.99 4
Best Buy Samsung 55″ Slim LED Smart 3D HDTV $1297.99 5
Tiger Direct Samsung 55″ F7100 Series Smart 3D LED HDTV 1080p Wifi 4x HDMI $1297.99 4
Tiger Direct Samsung 55″ 1080p CMR 240 LED HDTV $697.99 5
Tiger Direct LG 55″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV $849.99 5
hhgregg Seiki 55″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV $399.99 1
hhgregg Samsung 55″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV $699.99 5
hhgregg Samsung 55″ 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV $899.99 5
hhgregg Samsung 55″ 3D 1080p 240Hz LED Smart HDTV $1299.99 5
hhgregg Sony 55″ 4K Ultra HDTV with Triluminos $2999.99 6
Navy Exchange Samsung 55″ 1080p LED HDTV $697.99 7

 

Store 60″+ TV Deals Black Friday Price Page
Sam’s Club Samsung 60″ LED SmartTV $1168.00 1
Sears Samsung 60″ Ultra Slim 3D LED Smart HDTV $1599.99 62
Sears Samsung 60″ Slim LED Smart HDTV $1199.99 63
Sears Samsung 75″ Slim LED Smart HDTV $2499.99 63
Best Buy Samsung 65″ LED HDTV $999.99 1
Best Buy Samsung 65″ Slim LED Smart 3D HDTV $1997.99 5
Best Buy Samsung 60″ Slim LED Smart 3D HDTV $1597.99 5
Best Buy Samsung 60″ LED Smart HDTV $997.99 5
Walmart VIZIO 60″ Smart LED HDTV $688.00 1
Walmart VIZIO 70″ Smart LED HDTV $998.00 17
Kmart Westinghouse 60″ LCD HDTV $588.00 4
Kmart RCA 60″ LED HDTV $799.99 15
BJ’s Samsung 65″ Smart LED HDTV $1,469.99 3
BJ’s Samsung 60″ LED HDTV $899.99 3
Sam’s Club Samsung 75″ Smart LED HDTV Built-in WiFi $2498.00 5
AAFES Sony 70″ Smart LED HDTV 1080p $1,599.00 1
AAFES Sony 60″ Smart LED HDTV 1080p $999.00 1
AAFES Sharp 80″ LED Smart HDTV 1080p $2799.00 4
Sears Sharp 60″ Smart Slim LED HDTV $999.99 60
Sears Sharp 70″ Smart Slim LED HDTV $1699.99 60
Sears Sharp 80″ Smart Slim LED HDTV $2999.99 60
Sam’s Club Samsung 60″ LED HDTV $898.00 1
Samsung 75″ Class (74.5″ Diag.) LED 6300 Series TV $2499.99 8
Fred Meyer 60″ Class LED HDTV $599.99 10
Tiger Direct 65″ Seiki Class 1080p 240Hz LED TV $799.99 after rebate 1
Electronics Expo Sharp 60″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV (LC60LE550U) $777.00 1
Tiger Direct Samsung 65″ F6300 Series Smart LED HDTV 1080p WiFi 4x HDMI $1497.99 4
Tiger Direct Samsung 60″ F6300 Series Smart LED HDTV 1080p WiFi 4x HDMI $1197.99 4
Tiger Direct Samsung 60″ F7100 Series Smart 3D LED HDTV 1080p Wifi 4x HDMI $1597.99 4
Tiger Direct Samsung 60″ 1080p CMR 240 LED HDTV $997.99 5
Tiger Direct LG 60″ 1080p 120Hz TruMotion LED Smart HDTV $979.99 5
hhgregg LG 60″ 1080p HDTV $599.99 1
hhgregg Samsung 60″ 1080p HDTV $749.99 3
hhgregg Sharp 60″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV $799.99 4
hhgregg Sharp 70″ Aquos 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV $1499.99 4
hhgregg Samsung 60″ 120Hz LED Smart HDTV $999.99 4
hhgregg Sharp 70″ Aquos 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV $1699.99 4
hhgregg Sharp 80″ Aquos 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV $2999.99 4
hhgregg Samsung 60″ 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV $1199.99 5
hhgregg Samsung 60″ 3D 1080p 240Hz LED Smart HDTV $1599.99 5
hhgregg Samsung 65″ 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV $1499.99 5
hhgregg Samsung 75″ 1080p 120Hz LED Smart HDTV $2499.99 5
hhgregg Sharp 70″ 4K Ultra HD 3D LED Smart TV $4999.99 6
hhgregg Sony 4K Ultra HDTV with Triluminos $4499.99 6
Navy Exchange Sharp 60″ 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV $799.99 1