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Australia's Black Friday sales showed us plenty of discounts on great TVs – from massive 8K, futureproof beasts, to budget alternatives that still manage to pack in OLED.
With our wealth of reviews and expertise across the full gamut of TVs, we compiled a list of the best deals on TVs that were actually worth your time below, for those that have been hanging out to upgrade your home theatre, need a second unit, or are finally ready to get a decent TV.
The best Black Friday TV deals still live in Australia
We were chuffed with the X925 from TCL (read our full review for more info), for its gorgeous colours and blacks, its integrated soundbar and Google TV interface. So if you're on the hunt for an 8K TV with Mini LED technology, this 75-inch model is discounted by well over a grand at the moment at Appliance Central. It has been so popular that it's current on back order.
The 4K C1 OLED from LG earned a full five stars in our review, praised for its superb overall picture quality (thanks to self-lighting pixels and true black levels) and a remarkable feature set, and now you can sae over a grand on the 65-inch model. The Good Guys has the same TV for AU$2,888 if you'd prefer to shop with them (their extra pickup locations might be worth it for you).
Philips 804 55-inch OLED 4K TV |
AU$3,499 AU$1,595 at Amazon (save AU$1,904)
This 55-inch 4K TV from Philips is an excellent way to get the OLED experience at a significantly lower cost. It features the brand's Ambilight technology, which uses three LED lights on the rear of the unit to light up the wall behind your TV, adjusting its ambient lighting to the content on-screen in real time. While other retailers are stocking this TV for AU$3,499, you can save almost two grand at Amazon right now, bringing it down to AU$1,595 for Black Friday.
Samsung's phenomenal 65-inch Neo QLED 4K TV is seeing a solid reduction at the moment, bringing you near-OLED level quality at a lower price. It offers much the same vibrancy and richness of colour that OLED is renowned for, and approaches the same level of true black as well.
There's no doubt 8K TVs come with a sizeable price to match the specs, but this 65-inch Hisense number is nearly a grand off its already affordable (for 8K) price right now. If you want to get that insane resolution without the insane price, now's your chance!
For those seeking a truly massive TV, this 85-inch 4K TV from Sony is discounted by a solid amount at The Good Guys. This LED telly supports HDR 10, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos and uses the new Google TV operating system for all its smart TV functionality. If stocks are low, Sony has it for the same price on its online storefront.
We loved Sony's X90J so much we gave the 65-inch model full marks in our review, and now you can score it for a huge discount direct from Sony. It features built-in Google Assistant support, Sony's latest Cognitive Processor XR tech and full array local dimming for top-notch contrast. Save over a grand by buying direct from Sony.
Sony has discounted its excellent A80J OLED TV this Black Friday, and while it isn't a massive saving, it's a stellar TV – we gave it full marks in our review. It offers incredible picture quality and, thanks to Sony's Cognitive PRocessor XR chipset, excels at upscaling lower resolution content. Get it with free shipping from Sony Australia's store, or alternatively, you can grab it for the same price at The Good Guys and Bing Lee.
If OLED is a little too pricey for you, MINI LED is the next big competitor to this technology, offering similar levels of contrast and true blacks without sacrificing brightness levels. This massive 75-inch unit from Hisense is discounted by a full grand at The Good Guys right now.
TCL 65-inch P615 |
AU$995 AU$845 at Appliance Central (save AU$150)
For the budget-conscious, this 65-inch 4K Smart TV from TCL is a great way to save some dosh but get a solid, modern and big TV. It's currently discounted a little at Appliance Central, bringing its super low cost down even further. It may be a 2020 model, but still offers plenty of punch for its price tag.
If the TCL offer above is still a little too steep, or you're just after a smaller screen to suit your space overall, this 43-inch Hisense unit offers 4K resolution, Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos support.