Best Buy, Target Black Friday ads released: How do their HDTV deals stack up?

Best Buy, Target Black Friday ads released: How do their HDTV deals stack up?

Summary: There'll be no mystery about Black Friday deals this year. Following the release of the Walmart Black Friday ad earlier in the week, we've now been given access to Best Buy and Target's circulars.

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There'll be no mystery about Black Friday deals this year. Following the release of the Walmart Black Friday ad earlier in the week, we've now been given access to Best Buy and Target's circulars. So how do the HDTV deals from these retailers compare to the ones Walmart will be offering?

While Walmart relies on lesser-tied brands like Emerson for some of its low prices, Best Buy's best deal features a major brand: Its top doorbuster sale is a 42-inch 1080p Sharp LCD TV for just $199.99. (Another doorbuster is a Toshiba Blu-ray player for a mere $39.99.) That beats the 40-inch Element LCD that Target is offering for $265. Target does have a 46-inch Westinghouse LCD set for $298. Neither of those prices will require you to be at the store at opening, as Best Buy doorbusters will.

Of course, with Target being a general retailer, it has only one other Black Friday TV deal: the 32-inch Samsung LN32D403 for $277.99, which is about $50 less than what Amazon is selling it for now. Best Buy, on the other hand, has numerous sales, including the same Samsung 32-inch for the same price. It also is offering Panasonic plasma deals, unlike Walmart, which has a couple of Samsung plasma specials. The 46-inch 720p TC-P46X3 will be $399.99, and the 50-inch 1080p TC-P50S30 will run $599.99.

There are also a number of LED-backlit LCD TVs in Best Buy's Black Friday ad. The 32-inch Samsung UN32D4003 is $347.99, the 42-inch LG 42LV4400 is $549.99, and a 55-inch Samsung set is $999.99. If you're willing to spend more, you can get a 46-inch Sony Bravia KDL46NX720 bundled with a 1,000-watt home theater system with built-in Wi-Fi for $1,399.99; a 55-inch Bravia KDL55NX720 comes in the same bundle for $1,599.99.

If screen size is more important than LED backlighting, Best Buy has a 55-inch 120Hz Dynex DX-55L150A11 for $599.99 or a 60-inch 120Hz Sharp Aquos LC60E79U for $799.99. Other LCD deals include a 40-inch Samsung for $427.99 and a 46-inch 120Hz Insignia NS-46L780A12 (Best Buy's house brand) for $499.99.

Where Target seems to have Best Buy and Walmart beat is with its prices on base models of video game consoles. It's offering a 4GB Xbox 360 for a mere $139.99 and a 160GB PlayStation 3 for $199. In comparison, Best Buy has a 250GB Xbox 360 with Fable III and Halo Reach for $199.99, while Walmart's 160GB PlayStation 3 deal is 96 cents more than Target's. However, it does have two interesting Xbox 360 bundles for under $200: a 4GB version with Gears of War 3 and a $50 Walmart gift card for $199, and a 4GB version with Kinect and a $50 Walmart gift card for $199.96.

Now that the biggest retailers have announced their Black Friday HDTV deals, where do you plan to shop if you're buying a new television for the holidays? One of these stores, or online? Let us know in the Talkback section.

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  • RE: Best Buy, Target Black Friday ads released: How do their HDTV deals stack up?

    I paid that for my 32 inch TV 3 years ago :(
    Randalllind
  • RE: Best Buy, Target Black Friday ads released: How do their HDTV deals stack up?

    That Aquos is a steal!
    slickjim
  • Comparing Black Friday TV Deals

    If you want to see all of the Black Friday TV deals side by side, BlackFriday2011.com has a great chart at http://www.blackfriday2011.com/news/2011/11/11/2011-guide-best-black-friday-tv-deals/.
    novedieci
  • RE: Best Buy, Target Black Friday ads released: How do their HDTV deals stack up?

    After much thought and many hours scouring the ads, Best Buy has their competitors beat this year. I willl be on line at Best Buy at 12 noon.
    rtgrwgts
  • RE: Best Buy, Target Black Friday ads released: How do their HDTV deals stack up?

    So you are saying that the 46" Westinghouse LCD is not a door buster and you would be able to get it if you didn't wait outside for the door to open? Do you know if this is available on line for that price? Thanks
    dsgator1961
    • RE: Best Buy, Target Black Friday ads released: How do their HDTV deals stack up?

      @dsgator1961 It is a doorbuster it more then likely wont last 10 mins
      Bhelmsey
  • correction

    Target's $298 Westinghouse TV is a 40", not a 46" as stated. big difference.
    thorn3686
    • RE: Best Buy, Target Black Friday ads released: How do their HDTV deals stack up?

      @thorn3686 Its a 46" not a 40 the 40" was last years ad this year we are doing the 46"
      Bhelmsey
      • RE: Best Buy, Target Black Friday ads released: How do their HDTV deals stack up?

        @Bhelmsey With the Westinghouse not being listed as a doorbuster does that mean it will be available on line?
        dsgator1961
  • Walmart Black Friday

    I heard walmart only has 10 computers per store that is not right they should not be aloud to be on the biggest day of the shopping year. People will get hurt this in not right.
    beyes247
  • Buy-Mobs?

    I cannot imagine myself, or anyone else, as part of a buy-mob risking getting trampled on the way to the TV section, where the stock will be limited, after waiting 10 hours, in order to save a few dollars. I am planning on a 32-inch LED LCD TV which I will quietly buy on line.
    harleymonk
  • RE: Best Buy, Target Black Friday ads released: How do their HDTV deals stack up?

    I need to know what time walmarts tv's will be online this year?? Its always been at 2:15 am central time, but this year they are starting the store sale at midnight??
    severns3
  • RE: Best Buy, Target Black Friday ads released: How do their HDTV deals stack up?

    I too would like conformation on getting a Target 46" TV. I will get on line if that is the case. I stood in line two years ago to get a TV there and it was a mad house. I got it, but people are RUDE!!!!!! People need to make sure they pay attention to the layout of the map they give you. They do not have things where you think they ought to be. The TV's were in the ladies clothes. And don't worry about getting a cart, get your item first!! Someone will get you a cart...
    Kyderbylove
  • RE: Best Buy, Target Black Friday ads released: How do their HDTV deals stack up?

    Bestbuy's 42 inch sharp tv deal for 199$ is the best...There was a pretty handy spreadsheet available in http://ebuytips.com (black friday section) that had HDTV deals from many other stores too
    fearmonger111
  • RE: Best Buy, Target Black Friday ads released: How do their HDTV deals stack up?

    Deals, daily deals, online vouchers, make a killing from hungry customers aiming for new gadgets at a lower price. I know I am! Unfortunately, I missed this opporunity. Will be aggressive on deals next year!
    Vouchersin