Best Buy Black Friday ad leaked: 42-inch plasma HDTV for $370, $60 Blu-ray player

Best Buy Black Friday ad leaked: 42-inch plasma HDTV for $370, $60 Blu-ray player

Summary: First it was Target, and now Best Buy's Black Friday ad has just leaked. While Target had just a couple of TV deals, Best Buy's sale includes a number of HDTVs, including a few plasma models.

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First it was Target, and now Best Buy's Black Friday ad has just leaked. While Target had just a couple of TV deals, Best Buy's sale includes a number of HDTVs, including a few plasma models.

The deal for house brand Insignia's NS-42P650A11 is about the best price I've seen for a 42-inch plasma (albeit 720p): $369.99, or $100 off the current price. But there a couple of coveted Panasonic plasmas as well, including the 46-inch 720p TC-P46C2 for just $499.99 and the 50-inch 1080p TC-P50U2 for $699.99, the latter a sweet $200 off the regular price.

If you'd rather go for an LCD TV, you can grab a 46-inch Sony Bravia KDL-46EX400 for $698.99 or pay a little extra for 120Hz refresh rates on the 46-inch Samsung LN46C600 for $797.99. There are also several Black Friday deals on LED-backlit sets, ranging from the Westinghouse 42-inch LD-4255VX for $649.99 (way down from its current $999.99 price) to the Samsung 46-inch UN46C6300, which includes a Blu-ray player for $999.98.

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Speaking of Blu-ray, Best Buy is offering the Toshiba BDX1100 for just $59.99 and is slashing $100 off the price of the Sony Internet TV device with Google TV and Blu-ray player ($299.99). Or you can get the Samsung HT-C5500XAA 1000-watt home theater system with Blu-ray player for just $297.99.

Expect some similarly good deals when Walmart's ad inevitably get leaked early. In the meantime, will any of these deals entice you to stand in line on Black Friday morning?

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  • RE: Best Buy Black Friday ad leaked: 42-inch plasma HDTV for $370, $60 Blu-ray player

    Aren't the plasma TV's getting phased out?
    Loverock Davidson
    • RE: Best Buy Black Friday ad leaked: 42-inch plasma HDTV for $370, $60 Blu-ray player

      @Loverock Davidson

      Hope not. Better Picture Quality than LCD, especially with motion, color quality, and black levels.
      itguy08
      • RE: Best Buy Black Friday ad leaked: 42-inch plasma HDTV for $370, $60 Blu-ray player

        @itguy08 Don't they still suffer from burn-in issues?
        cyberslammer2
      • RE: Best Buy Black Friday ad leaked: 42-inch plasma HDTV for $370, $60 Blu-ray player

        @itguy08

        Many manufacturers have left plasma behind for newer technologies such as laser. That is what I am waiting for to come more available and drop in price.
        bobiroc
      • RE: Best Buy Black Friday ad leaked: 42-inch plasma HDTV for $370, $60 Blu-ray player

        @cyberslammer2: Not if you break them in properly.
        Whyaylooh
      • Uh, What??

        @bobiroc, "laser"? I follow home theater trends closely, and there is no such thing as a laser TV. Plasma, LCD, DLP are what are available now, and OLED is what is on the horizon (maybe). No lasers.
        Stoshie
      • OLEDs are dead

        @Stoshie Check the news. Both of the companies working on OLEDs gave up on them due to the high cost of manufacturing.
        When a 10" OLED cost as much as a complete high quality home theater system (ie: HDTV, SSS and BD player .... together).
        wackoae
    • RE: Best Buy Black Friday ad leaked: 42-inch plasma HDTV for $370, $60 Blu-ray player

      @Loverock Davidson

      No, it's just down to a few companies selling them, however: LG, Panasonic and Samsung are the big three
      seanportnoy
    • Nope

      @Loverock Davidson, no, plasma is not being phased out. It is still superior to LCD, and priced competitively. And no, burn in is not an issue. Both statements are propaganda put out by the LCD devotees. See, people buy into one technology, and lose all ability to accept that others are valid too (see the smartphone wars for further evidence of that truth).
      Stoshie
    • RE: Best Buy Black Friday ad leaked: 42-inch plasma HDTV for $370, $60 Blu-ray player

      @Loverock Davidson COnsumers reports recently did a study of the new "3D" tv's and found that all the LCD tv's suffered "ghosting" of the images between the two eyes, while plasma's did not - maybe 3D will be a shot in the arm for plasma
      mmiller@...
    • RE: Best Buy Black Friday ad leaked: 42-inch plasma HDTV for $370, $60 Blu-ray player

      @Loverock Davidson
      Everything is being phased out from the day it is introduced. I couldn't justify the cost of a good LED, so I got a plasma ($500 vs. $1500). Supposed problems: 1) burn-in... now have modes to prevent and remove. 2) power consumption... Mine uses 90 watts, LED uses 60 watts. Heat (well it has to be 50% hotter, but I can't tell. 3) Glare.. Does have more glare than LCD.
      JimboNobody
  • RE: Best Buy Black Friday ad leaked: 42-inch plasma HDTV for $370, $60 Blu-ray player

    I just wonder what deals will be out the for the 55" TV's, it seems they are sure pushing the 42" and 47" TV's alot more.
    edward.eubanks@...
  • It's been years since I've stood in line for Black Friday...

    For whatever reason, each year there are fewer and fewer things that interest. And I'm about to declare bankruptcy, so I don't have money to spend anyway.
    GrizzledGeezer
    • RE: Best Buy Black Friday ad leaked: 42-inch plasma HDTV for $370, $60 Blu-ray player

      @GrizzledGeezer Agreed... Their video games on sale this year are pretty disappointing. I miss the days of Circuit City! At least then I could pick up CDs on the cheap...
      ...yes, I still buy physical CDs. I'm a dying breed, I know.
      jmwells21
      • RE: Best Buy Black Friday ad leaked: 42-inch plasma HDTV for $370, $60 Blu-ray player

        @jmwells21

        I am with you on that one. Still rather buy a CD and convert them to MP3s for myself. Thankfully I still have a friend that works for borders and I get a small handful of CDs from their listening station a year for free. These are CDs they just throw out or give to their staff anyway.
        bobiroc
  • Awesome Deals This Year, But Can You Beat The Crowds??

    There are lots of deals this year, its great to see the retailers fighting it out trying to attract customers after previous quarters have shown consumers are tentative to spend their money. I think this quarter is going to be much different thank to retailers doing a great job on building up excitement and buzz for this year's Black Friday. The best deals are still going to be on Black Friday, but you have to know how to shop Black Friday like a pro to get these deals. Learn how to shop like a pro on Black Friday to get the best deals and snatch those Door Busters at http://www.BlackFridaySecrets.NET
    blackfridaysecrets.net
  • RE: Best Buy Black Friday ad leaked: 42-inch plasma HDTV for $370, $60 Blu-ray player

    Whats the big deal.I bought a SAMSUNG 42 inch a month ago for $379 and they had a ton of them. Still have one on display for $398 . (Fayetteville , Ga.)
    DELTAPRIDE
  • RE: Best Buy Black Friday ad leaked: 42-inch plasma HDTV for $370, $60 Blu-ray player

    @bobiroc you mean down convert. you're not upconverting. up converting is process of adding information. making mp3s is compression... removing information.
    o and a