Black Friday has officially ended, but don't fret! There is still a slew of remaining brilliant 85-inch TV deals, all ready to be viewed by you.
Among2022's Black Friday deals, we noted a number of the best 85-inch TVs (from LG, Samsung, and more) get their prices slashed by huge amounts, and those offers may even get better as we progress toward the new year.
If you're in the market for a brand-new, top of the line big-screen TV, then, we've got you covered. Below, you'll find a whole host of great ongoing Black Friday 85-inch TV deals, including this massive $2,030 price cut on the Sony XR85X95J 4K TV at New Egg. UK shoppers can grab a major £1,000 discount on Samsung's N90B Neo QLED TV at Currys, too.
After a smaller TV instead? Our 65-inch Black Friday TV deals still live guide can help.
- UK readers: Jump to Black Friday deals
Black Friday TV sales (US): quick links
Top US retailers:
- Amazon: smart TVs from $79
- B&H Photo and Video: sales on Samsung, LG, and Sony
- Best Buy: savings on big-screen OLED and QLED TVs
- Newegg: big discounts on QLED, gaming, and outdoor TVs
- Samsung: save big on 4K and 8K Neo QLED TVs
- Walmart: cheap 4K TVs starting at $198
The best Black Friday 85-inch TV deals still live in the US
TCL 85R745 Class XL QLED TV: was
$2,299 now $1,699 at Best Buy
Best Buy has shaved $600 off the price of TCL's 85-inch XL (meaning extra large) series TV, a compelling deal if ever we saw one. This QLED model can be depended upon to deliver exceptionally bright and colorful images, and it also features a Roku smart TV interface and THX certified game mode. Gaming on an 85-inch TV? Sign us up.
Samsung 85-inch AU8000 Crystal 4K Smart TV: was $
1,497 now $1,399 at Amazon
Samsung's largest-size version of its AU8000 Crystal series 4K LED TV has been lowered further from its original sales price, which was slashed during the early Black Friday sales. The AU8000 models omit fancy features like a local dimming backlight, quantum dots, and 120Hz input for gaming, but if you're looking for a really big TV at a low price, this is it.
SONY XR85X95J 4K TV: was
$4,500 now $2,740 at New Egg
Sony's 85-inch version of its X95J series TV has hit another all-time low price, making it more compelling than ever if you're in the market for a truly big screen TV. We gave its 65-inch little brother 4.5 stars in our review, which praised its high brightness and good contrast due to LED local dimming tech. HDMI 2.1 ports with 120Hz support help make this TV a big deal indeed.
Sony 85-inch XR-X90K 4K TV: was
$2,399 $2,299 at Best Buy
Sony's X90K series TVs are its new mid-range LED-backlit models, and just over $2,000, this 85-incher is a sweet deal. The X90K models feature full-array local dimming to create deep blacks, and they're also gamer-friendly with "Perfect for PlayStation 5" features like 120Hz, VRR, and ALLM.
LG 83-inch C2 OLED 4K TV: was
$4,642 $3,999 at Amazon
This deal on LG's best all-around TV at a whopping 83-inch screen size is one not to be missed. The C2 series OLEDs sit at the top of our list of the best 4K TVs owing to their excellent brightness, rich color, and stunning contrast. Jump on this deal soon, or you'll have to contend with 83-inches of empty space on your wall!
Samsung 85-inch QN85B Neo QLED 4K TV: was
$3,299 $2,599 at Best Buy
Considering that you will currently pay around $1,000 for the 55-inch version of Samsung's new-for-2022 mini-LED-driven TV, $2,599 for this 85-inch beast is a true best buy. In our review, we praised the QN85B series' elegant design, bright images, and great gaming support. Imagine what games would be like on this set's 85-inch screen!
Samsung 85-inch QN95B Neo QLED TV: was
$5,499 now $3,499 at Best Buy
Best Buy is offering its best deal yet on the 85-inch version of Samsung's flagship QN95B Neo QLED TV: a full $2,000 off. That's a lot of money saved on the best and brightest mini-LED model the company makes, a TV that we admired for its spectacular picture and gorgeous design in our review. There may be less expensive 85-inch TVs on sale right now, but few that can hold a candle to the QN95B when it comes to brightness.
Black Friday TV sales (UK): quick links
Top UK retailers:
- Amazon: a massive range of cheap smart TVs on offer
- AO.com: mid-range TV sales available frequently
- Argos: the best place for cheap TVs but regionalised stock
- Currys: cheap TV sales starting at £99.99
- John Lewis: save up to £500 on select Panasonic OLED TVs
- Very: perfect for big screen TV deals
The best Black Friday 85-inch TV deals still live in the UK
Samsung 85-inch 85QN90B Neo QLED TV: was £
3,999 £2,999 at Currys
£1,000 off this 85-inch beast is an excellent buy and one of the biggest big-screen discounts currently happening at Currys. In our review, we praised the QN85B series' elegant design, bright images, and great gaming support. Imagine what games would look like on this set's 85-inch screen!
Sony XR-85X95K 4K TV: was
£5,499 now £3,499 at Amazon
How's this for a hefty discount? Save yourself a whopping £2,000 – that's more than a third off – on this Sony 4K TV, which comes packaged with Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), HDMI 2.1 support, and Auto Low Latency Mode for all you gamers (especially PlayStation 5 owners) out there. Its Acoustic Multi-Audio feature provides excellent audio levels, too, while its IX Mini LED screen offers some stunning visuals, no matter what time of the day it is.
Should you wait for an 85-inch TV Black Friday deal?
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.
This means if you want to find the best deals, we predict you'll find them much closer to the big day of sales, although some models have already hit a new low for the year. The risk of waiting is that stock does run out. The best 85-inch TV Black Friday deals could sell out in minutes, and once the sets are gone, they're gone.
Buying advice: 3 of the best 85-inch TVs to look for on Black Friday
Reasons to buy
Reasons to avoid
Samsung's Mini LED-sporting QN900B Neo QLED 8K TV offers stunning picture quality, exceptional color and brightness, terrific sound and outstanding black levels in a beautifully designed package.
Samsung's 'Quantum' Mini LEDs are 1/40th the thickness of a regular LED, meaning thousands of smaller LEDs can be packed together in the backlight. As the LEDs are far smaller, they're able to achieve far more precision and less blooming. Thanks to Samsung's Multi-Intelligence AI upscaling, the QN900A is consistently able to produce images from SD, HD and 4K that looked better than their source.
The good news is Samsung's second generation of 8K Neo QLED televisions is priced slightly lower than its predecessor. However, because this TV is new for 2022, it may not be significantly reduced this Black Friday. Having said that, it's already good value for the outstanding picture, so even a small discount could be worth snapping up.
Read more: Samsung QN900B Neo QLED 8K TV review
Reasons to buy
Reasons to avoid
A step up from the Sony X90J, the new X95J is a perfect upgrade. For the money, there are few TVs that can match it in terms of picture quality and feature set. It's top of the class in the upper mid-range TV sector.
We like the fact that this model is a native 120Hz TV with two full-spec HDMI 2.1 ports for the Xbox Series X and PS5, Variable Refresh Rate, and Auto Low Latency Mode – and its full array panel has very precise local dimming for better black levels. Setting it up is easy and the TV uses the new Google TV platform that puts recommended content front and center.
The X95J offers X-Anti-Glare technology, higher brightness and better contrast than the cheaper X90J. Because it was released toward the later end of last year, we can expect the X95J to be discounted for Black Friday 2022.
Read more: Sony Bravia X95J (XR-65X95J) review
Reasons to buy
Reasons to avoid
The Samsung 85BU8000 is a huge-screen TV that's made to be affordable. You don't get the advanced QLED panel or mini-LED screen of Samsung's high-end TVs, because this is focused on giving you the biggest size for the lowest price. But in our testing we found that the image quality is still impressively high, because Samsung knows what it's doing.
It offers great detail with 4K sources, which is what you need in a TV of this size, since you'll really see any imperfections. Contrast is good too, though it's not very bright — HDR won't be as punchy as more expensive TVs, and in bright rooms, dark scenes will be harder to see.
The overall package is great for the price and that's before we consider whether it'll be discounted during Black Friday sales. It was released in 2022, so may not be reduced by a massive amount but it may not matter if you only find a modest $100 / £100 discount as it's already good value.
Read more: Samsung BU8500 review
5 pro tips for buying an 85-inch TV on Black Friday
1. Check out last year's 85-inch TVs in 2022
It's possible to get a good deal on a new TV during the Black Friday sales. However, the 85-inch TVs that are most likely to have the best discounts are the ones left over from last year. Many of these TVs have features that are similar to newer 2022 models, and in some cases performance is incredibly similar too.
For example, two of our favorite 85-inch TVS, the Samsung QN90A Neo QLED TV and Sony Bravia X95J (XR-65X95J), launched last year and could be reduced this Black Friday. Having said that, these are high-end TVs, so don't expect fantastic discounts.
It's also worth remembering that inventory of last year's TVs will be limited. So if you spot an older model you like in the run-up to Black Friday, we recommend buying it straight away.
2. Hunt for bargains at retailers other than Amazon
When many people think of Black Friday they think of Amazon. The retailer may have made itself the main portal for the sales season. But in truth, retailers like Best Buy and Walmart often offer the same or even better discounts.
We recommend you start your search on Amazon to get the lay of the land and then head over to other sites to see if they can offer a better 85-inch TV deal.
3. Consider the size carefully
The most important consideration when you’re buying a new 85 inch TV is, as you might expect, the size. Sure everyone loves the idea of getting a huge TV that brings the movie theater experience into your home, but will it actually fit?
You'll need to ensure there's enough room where you intend to put it and that you have a sturdy wall to mount it on or a TV cabinet or shelf big and secure enough for it to live on long-term.
You'll also need to consider the distance to sit from your 85-inch TV. Estimates vary depending on who you ask, but we recommend sitting between 10.5 and 15 ft (3.5 and 5m) away. That should make the picture take up most of your field of view without straining your eyes.
4. Look for 8K over 4K TV options
This is a size where you should be seriously considering the best 8K TVs, because it means you get four times the resolution compared to the best 4K TVs, and at this size, you're likely to be able to see the difference. However, it's not essential by any means, and 4K TVs still look excellent at this size, especially if you can find yourself a bargain over Black Friday 2022.
5. Get clear on the features you'll need
With an 85-inch TV, you're going to want a few key technologies on the TV to help make every pixel look its best. We'd recommend looking for advanced detail and motion processing. That's because any imperfections will be very obvious at this size, and you'll want great HDR so that it images feel deep and vibrant.
Black Friday 85-inch TV deals 2022: our predictions
When will the best 85-inch TV Black Friday deals start in 2022?
Black Friday is over for another year, but there are still lots of deals available - we’re rounding them up in our best TV deals page.
Last year, the best 85 inch TV Black Friday deals came in thick and fast in the week leading up to Black Friday. Data from Adobe Analytics (see chart from its 2021 Holiday trends report below) shows us that they dropped even more on the day and then increased again before hitting a low before the Christmas holidays.
This means it could makes sense to wait until mid- or late-December before you buy a new 85 inch TV. Having said that, we are seeing some of the best prices of the year happening now, so if you have your eye on a specific 85 inch TV or a certain brand and see a reduction we’d recommend you snap it up.
Sales season is always unpredictable and we’re also wary that many brands simply reduce the price of older models at this time of year. If you want something newer, you might be disappointed if you wait around.
Where will the best 85-inch TV Black Friday deals be?
We’ll be tracking all of the best Black Friday TV 85-inch TV deals here in the run-up to the event, so keep checking back. But if you want to look for sales yourself or familiarize yourself with the top 85-inch TVs beforehand, there are retailers we'd recommend over others.
US Black Friday TV sales
Amazon: extensive deals on OLED and QLED TVs
B&H Photo and Video: Samsung 4K TVs starting at $300
Best Buy: smart TVs from $99
Newegg: 8K TVs for under $2,000
Samsung: up to $1,500 off Neo QLED TVs
Walmart: big deals on game-ready TVs
UK Black Friday TV sales
Amazon: cheap smart TVs in every size
AO.com: Black Friday mega-deals happening now
Argos: 55-inch TVs start at £269
Currys: Save up to 40% on selected TVs
John Lewis: free installation on select Sony and Panasonic TVs
Very: 20% back on select LG TVs and soundbars
How good will this year’s 85-inch Black Friday TV deals be?
Last year, we tracked some excellent Black Friday TV discounts. There were many in the $300 / £300 deal range, but some reduced prices of high-end brands, like Samsung and Sony, by up to $1,000 / £1,000.
We predict that Black Friday 2022 will offer a similar spectrum of discounts and we expect to see new low prices for older models from last year, too.
What Black Friday 85-inch TV deals do we expect to see in 2022?
We predict there will be many opportunities for you to save at least $200 / £200 on premium and 85-inch TV models. We've been keeping an eye on the latest 85-inch TV deals and high-end brands, like LG, Samsung and Sony, have dropped the prices of many of their TV models over the past few months.
For example, Samsung's 85-inch QN900B Neo QLED 8K TV has been reduced in price by $3,000 on the Samsung US website at the time of writing and its 85-inch QN90B model is getting a similarly good reduction. In some cases, huge price cuts like these may rise again before it falls back down for Black Friday.
LED TVs from makers like TCL and Hisense may also be discounted over Black Friday 2022. Amazon already has models like the 85-inch TCL XL series Roku TV at a $600 discount, which we'd hope gets further reduced before the big day of sales.
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Al Griffin has been writing about and reviewing A/V tech since the days LaserDiscs roamed the earth, and was previously the editor of Sound & Vision magazine.
When not reviewing the latest and greatest gear or watching movies at home, he can usually be found out and about on a bike.
- Tom PowerSenior Entertainment Reporter