As we approach Black Friday, the final ads are being leaked, with a few more TV deals for you to consider. The big guys -- including Best Buy and Walmart -- have already seen their ads released, and now it's time for other retailers to join the fray.
Kmart doesn't offer anywhere near the number of HDTV sales in its Black Friday ad that Walmart does, but it does have a few big-name specials beyond the usual cut-rate prices on no-name brands. A doorbuster offer is an LG 47-inch 47LV4400 for $679.99; unfortunately, Amazon is selling this set for the same price and Walmart for $2 less. Better is a deal on a 50-inch Panasonic TC-P5032C 720p plasma, which will be available for $499.99, or $100 less than what it's going for at Target today.
If you live east of the Mississippi, hhgregg is expanding its footprint, and it has a Black Friday circular full of TV deals. That includes a 42-inch Panasonic TC-P4X3 720p plasma for $499.99, the 51-inch Samsung PN51D430 720p plasma (at $499.99, $1.99 more than at Walmart), and the 50-inch LG 50PT350 720p plasma for $599.99 -- the same as what's available at Amazon and Sears today. As for 1080p plasmas, there's the 51-inch Samsung PN51D530 for $649.99 -- the same price Sears will sell it at on Black Friday -- and the 60-inch LG 60PV450 for $1,099.99, or $100 than it's currently available at Newegg and Sears.
In terms of LED TVs, there appear to be good deals on the 46-inch Sony Bravia KDL-46EX729 for $998.99 and the 55-inch Bravia KDL-55HX729 for $1,368.99, both hundreds of less than what they're selling for online. On the other hand, its deal on the LG 42LW5300 is $50 more than at Kmart. Two big-screen Sharp LEDs are also on sale: the 60-inch Aquos LC-60LE6300U for $999.99 ($400 less than at Dell) and the massive 70-inch Aquos LC-70LE632U for $1,999.99, $500 less than at Best Buy now. If you want the big screen without the LED backlighting, the 60-inch LC-70LE632U will go for $799.99, $100 less than at BJ's.
While we've heard from most of the big bricks-and-mortar stores about their Black Friday TV deals, we still haven't seen what most online retailers are going to do to match those sales. Stay tuned.