Black Friday 2016: The best 4K TV deals

The deal experts at the Black Friday website BfAds.net have put together a buying guide with this year’s best sales on 4K TVs.

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2014 file photo, a customer walks past a bank of flat screen televisions at a Target store in South Portland, Maine. Target Corp. reports quarterly financial results on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)
FILE – In this Nov. 28, 2014 file photo, a customer walks past a bank of flat screen televisions at a Target store in South Portland, Maine. Target Corp. reports quarterly financial results on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

The website says many retailers will be offering deep discounts this year on new 4K UHDTVs. The deals vary by screen size and budget.

Here is BfAds.net’s list:

4K UHDTV 40” – 50”

Budget Pick – Toshiba 49” 4K UHDTV with Chromecast – Best Buy – $199

No contest here, this Toshiba 49”” 4K UHDTV is one of the best deals around, and with built-in Wi-Fi and integrated Roku streaming features, this deal takes streaming to the next level without breaking the bank.

Value Pick – Samsung 50” 4K HDR Smart UHDTV (UN50KU6300) – $398 – Walmart, Target

Walmart and Target have each got the same great deal on this fully-featured Samsung 50” 4K UHDTV.  HDR10 gives you lifelike color and stunning picture quality while a quad-core processor and integrated 802.11AC combine for a buttery smooth streaming experience.

4K UHDTV 55”

Budget Pick – Philips 55” 4K Smart UHDTV (44PFL5601) – $298 – Walmart

Shoppers wanting a bit more screen real estate should find a spot in line at Walmart this Thanksgiving, where they’ll have the top doorbuster in this 55” 4K UHDTV from Philips.  Enjoy Netflix streaming with integrated Wi-Fi and Smart TV features along with plenty of connectivity thanks to 3 HDMI ports.

Value Pick – LG 55” 4K Smart UHDTV with HDR – $499.99 – Target

Featuring LG’s HDR Pro, it’s superior image quality that once again puts a deal over the top and makes it the all-around best value for your dollar.  This 55” 4K UHDTV from LG also has integrated Wi-Fi and smart streaming features.

4K UHDTV 60”

Budget Pick – LG 60” 4k Smart UHDTV (60UH6035) – $599.99 – Best Buy

Being the lowest priced 60” UHDTV for only $599.99 at Best Buy doesn’t mean this TV is lacking features.  With 3 HDMI ports, built-in Wi-Fi with smart streaming, and 120hz interpolated refresh rate, there’s no better deal on a 60” 4K UHDTV this Black Friday.

Value Pick – Samsung 60” 4K Smart UHDTV with HDR (60KU6300) – $697.99 – Target

Samsung and Target team up to bring you the best value set in the 60” range this Black Friday.  Here, stunning picture quality with HDR combined with Wi-Fi, smart streaming, and 120hz enhanced refresh rate delivers just about everything one could want in a bargain 4k UHDTV.

4K UHDTV 65”+

Budget Pick – LG 65” 4K UHDTV (65UH6030) – $799.99 – Best Buy

Buying a super-sized 4K UHDTV on a value-sized budget is what Black Friday is all about.  Live the dream with this fully-featured 65” 4K UHDTV from LG, which includes 3 HDMI HDCP 2.2 ports, HDR Pro, 120hz enhanced motion, Wi-Fi, and LG’s webOS suite of streaming apps.

Value Pick – Samsung 65” Curved 4K Smart UHDTV with HDR (UN65KU6500) – $1099.99 – Sears

Sears and Samsung are out to prove that curvy can be beautiful this Black Friday with this 65” Curved 4K UHDTV for only $999.99.  This premium set has got all the bells and whistles including HDR Premium, 120hz enhanced motion, 3 HDMI ports, and Wi-Fi with smart streaming features.

 

 

Hhgregg bucks trend, will close on Thanksgiving

Electronics and appliance chain Hhgregg announced Tuesday it will keep all of its 220 stores closed on Thanksgiving, saying it is important for employees to spend the holiday with their family.

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“We stand behind our core values and beliefs of being a family-first company,” said Bob Riesbeck, President and CEO of Hhgregg. “It’s important to us that our associates are able to be home with their families on Thanksgiving, and we are encouraging our customers to do the same – knowing great deals will be available online, on Black Friday and through the weekend.”

The company said its announcement makes it the first major electronics retailer to draw a line in the sand on Thanksgiving Day hours. Last year, Hhgregg was opened from 4 p.m. to midnight on Thanksgiving.

“We continue to see a shift in the market place and feel it’s time for electronics industry leaders to take charge and move the shift back, in order to give associates, and people in general, more quality time with family and friends,” said Chris Sutton, the company’s Senior VP of Marketing.

The Black Friday website BfAds.net reports that 43 stores will remain closed on Thanksgiving this year, including GameStop, Home Depot and Costco.

Brent Shelton, a spokesman for BfAds.net, said the closure list is “on par” with last year, adding that the website expects about a dozen more retailers to follow suit in the coming weeks.