Since 1952, Black Friday has marked the beginning of the Christmas shopping season in the US. However, in recent years, it’s found its way into UK calendars, with bargain-hungry Brits snapping up incredible deals – and occasionally starting mini-riots in Tesco!
The expression ‘shop till you drop’ was invented for days like Black Friday. But before entering into any shopping endeavour it’s important to be prepared. Some people will already have scoped out their ideal TV, excited by the prospect of accessing apps through stylish interfaces or experiencing awe-inspiring visuals from an upgrade to 4K. Others might have just decided to buy a TV, but have been holding off until the big day. And of course, there will always be plenty of impulse buyers, simply tempted by the huge savings on offer.
So, to provide some order to the Black Friday chaos, we thought we’d create a handy guide of the very best smart TV deals.
All prices correct at time of going to press.
With 4K Ultra HD and Nano Cell technology that produces billions of rich colours, this TV is perfect for watching big action blockbusters, as well as that vital Test match in Australia. And with easy to use smart features, you’ll have no problem accessing Freeview Play to watch live TV or to catch up on the latest shows.
The Full HD ES500 series has a premium metal stand and is packed with useful features like Freeview Play, catch-up TV and video streaming from Netflix* – straight from the remote control.
A step-up in quality from lower-priced models, this Hisense TV uses Edge Backlighting, which not only makes the TV slimmer but also produces superb picture quality. Accessing apps has also never been easier or more enjoyable thanks to the inbuilt Quad Core processor. And with Freeview HD, you’ll find the picture quality is on a different level from standard Freeview. Those who don’t like to be kept waiting and appreciate quality might want to splash out this Christmas.
This TV’s Ultra HD 4K resolution ensures brilliant clarity and vivid details, even when viewing from close up. Plus, for those who love movies, the TV’s sound technology creates a multi-channel ULTRA surround effect, providing you with a cinema-like experience. Freeview Play also comes included –with no need for a subscription – helping you enjoy your favourite channels and catch up TV services.
Enhancing your viewing experience has never been easier with this affordable smart TV. Its high-quality images are perfect for your favourite movies, those days you just want to binge-watch, and for gaming nights with your mates.
Sometimes you just have to push the boat out. Although this is one of the most expensive options on the list, for those with a larger budget it’s a great option. With 4K Ultra HD, you’ll experience stunning sharpness and crystal clear images. Freeview HD can also be accessed through an intuitive user interface – that’s 70 free channels including 15 in HD within a few clicks. And viewers who want their TV to look as good as what’s on TV will also appreciate this model’s stylish dark grey finish.
The John Lewis ‘Never knowingly undersold’ promise will see John Lewis proactively price-matching its competitors’ on Black Friday. In other words, when competitors’ reduce their prices, you can bet John Lewis won’t be far behind. And if they haven’t quite caught up with the day’s hectic activities, you can always help them out (and save yourself some money!) by submitting a price match request.
Toshiba’s 49U6763DB is a feature-packed smart TV with stunning 4K screen resolution. It combines the colour depth and glorious realism of Ultra High Definition with a wealth of online entertainment via the Toshiba Smart Portal. Freeview Play catch-up service means you won’t miss your favourite shows, and it’s simple to stream Youtube videos or even check Facebook on the big screen.