Rather than suffering the usual embarrassing leak, Walmart has decided to release its Black Friday ad early, giving shoppers plenty of time to prepare for a post-Thanksgiving shopping spree. As usual, the retailing giant has a number of HDTV deals among its sale items.
The shockingly low prices, as always, belong to lesser brand sets -- an Emerson 32-inch LCD for $188 and an Emerson 40-inch 1080p LCD for just $248 -- but there are several deals on top-tier TVs with 3D capabilities and/or LED backlighting. For instance, the 42-inch Vizio M3D420SR is a LED-backlit 3D LCD with 240MHz refresh rates and including four pairs of 3D glasses that Walmart will be offering for $598, which is currently $898 on Walmart.com.
If you want a larger 3D set, the 47-inch LG 47LW5300 includes a 3D Blu-ray player and costs $799 ($1,099.99 at Best Buy and currently $898.98 at Walmart.com). There's also a 55-inch LED-backlit LG 55LV4400 (though not 3D) for $898 ($998.99 at Amazon), while big screens lovers can grab a huge 65-inch Toshiba 65HT2U (no 3D, not LED-backlit) for $998 (currently a whopping $1,999.99 at TigerDirect).
Samsung has the most deals here, including a pair of plasmas. The 43-inch 720p PN43D430 is only $398; if you want a bigger plasma, the 51-inch PN51D430, also 720p, is $498. You can also get a 40-inch Samsung LN40D503 LCD for $428 (only slightly less than the $429.99 price at B&H) or a 46-inch LN46D503 for $598 (currently $799.99 on BJ's Website).
The early release of the circular will give online rivals time to match these prices, or come up with similar Black Friday deals of their own. Will any of these prices get you into a Walmart for a new TV on Black Friday? Let us know in the Talkback section.