TV deals: how to save big on TVs this holiday season

Prepare for the best TV deals now, face the crowds later

TV deals

Where does the year go? One minute you're spending your vacation on the beach, the next, you're stuck indoors watching the clock count down to to the New Year.

Well, being stuck inside doesn't have to be so bad. All you need is an image of a beautiful sunset on a 55-inch LED TV to shake off the seasonal depression. Thankfully, we've got you covered. This is the place for all the best TV deals during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, hand-selected by our home entertainment editor.

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Best in-store retail TV deals

If you're looking to go big this holiday season, go to Walmart. If that's a bit too big for your home, Walmart's also got a 50-inch 1080p, 60Hz LED TV on sale for $218. The only catch is you won't know which brand you're getting until the day of. (Expired)

Best Buy has a pretty killer deal on a 40-inch Sony 1080p, 60Hz LED TV for $299 or, if you don't mind waiting in line with everyone else, a 50-inch Panasonic 1080p LED TV on sale for $199.

Last but not least, Target has two great deals, one on a 50-inch Samsung and one on a 39-inch Vizio. The 50-inch Samsung 1080p, 60Hz LED TV is $477.99.

Best online TV deals

If you're really looking for an amazing deal but don't feel like leaving the comfort of your living room, Best Buy's going to have a 4K TV priced to move at $900. The 55-inch Samsung 4K LED Smart TV Black Friday deal goes live at 6 p.m. Thursday evening and should persist through the day on Friday. If you need something a bit bigger, save $700 with the 65-inch Vizio P-Series 4K LED Smart TV deal that's live right now for $1,499.

Another 4K option comes courtesy of Walmart. One of the best 4K deals you can find under $1,000 is the VIZIO P502ui-B1E 50" 4K Ultra HD 120Hz Full-Array LED Smart TV on Amazon for $698.

But what would a Black Friday list be without Amazon? The ecommerce giant is cleaning up any remaining dollars we would've saved for the new year by offering $1,500 off of the 55-inch Samsung UN55HU9000 Curved 4K UHD TV. Or, if that's a bit out of your price range, there's an equally-impressive-for-its-size 39-inch TV from LG for $339.

Less recommend but still good is the 32-inch Samsung 720p, 60Hz Tiger Direct TV deal. It's just $186 and so good that they only limit one per customer. (Sold out)

Update 1: If you've got an extra $2,000 just laying around - and let's be honest, who doesn't? - you won't want to miss this 65-inch Samsung Curved 4K TV Sears deal. The set usually retails for $3,300, but is on sale this week for $2,000.

Update 2: If you're on the other end of the spending spectrum, check the 48-inch Sanyo 1080p, 60Hz TV deal from Sam's Club. The 48-inch TV will only cost members a paltry $298 when the deal goes live November 27.

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