Walmart reveals Black Friday ad with a dozen HDTV deals

Walmart reveals Black Friday ad with a dozen HDTV deals

Summary: 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.

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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.

[Via 2011 Black Friday Ads, BlackFriday.info]

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  • Rudolph the HD reindeer

    I was in WalMart yesterday to pick up a 'ship to store' item. The same desk also handles layaways. The 32" Emersons going on layaway were lined up six deep.
    Robert Hahn
    • RE: Walmart reveals Black Friday ad with a dozen HDTV deals

      If it's the same model as something that will be reduced on black friday, then they will be able to price match it after thanksgiving.

      As a previous Walmart electronics associate and department manager, If they are different models, then they will NOT price match.
      ahmazin
    • RE: Walmart reveals Black Friday ad with a dozen HDTV deals

      @Robert Hahn Yeah - They have a lot of them and $229 isn't too bad a price but they're only 720p, not 1080p.
      DT2
  • RE: Walmart reveals Black Friday ad with a dozen HDTV deals

    240*m*hz refresh rate! Holy cow, have to see that! :)
    Nitz_Walsh
    • RE: Walmart reveals Black Friday ad with a dozen HDTV deals

      @Nitz_Walsh My Sony KDL46XBR7 has that feature, but no 3D. Then again, I paid a premium for it a couple of years ago.
      Champ_Kind
  • RE: Walmart reveals Black Friday ad with a dozen HDTV deals

    too bad im canadian
    vahnx
    • RE: Walmart reveals Black Friday ad with a dozen HDTV deals

      @vahnx Be careful what you regret... other than your weather, you're the envy of this American.
      sholleran
    • RE: Walmart reveals Black Friday ad with a dozen HDTV deals

      @vahnx
      Ah canada, the "lost colony" of the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. We tried twice and failed.

      New England did get over 20,000 to move to Canada after 1783 . . .
      TAPhilo
    • RE: Walmart reveals Black Friday ad with a dozen HDTV deals

      @vahnx True!
      thetwonkey
  • RE: Walmart reveals Black Friday ad with a dozen HDTV deals

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    tyuthfd
  • Never

    I have never fought the crowds on Black Friday and nothing will change that. The stores usually have such a low # of items on sale that they sell out very quickly and the rest of us are stuck with crap. I always wait for cyber-monday and do my shopping then I am almost guaranteed to get what I want.
    ryanmc
    • RE: Walmart reveals Black Friday ad with a dozen HDTV deals

      @ryanmc

      Exactly.. Some of the deals that retail has on Black Friday can be found year round on the internet for a similar or even better price and it is not worth getting up at the crack of dawn, staying in line and fighting the crowds to save a couple bucks.

      Oh and I would avoid the Emerson TVs. I know several that have bought that brand and had them fail or act up with no help from Emerson to get them fixed. That and I find the picture quality is not as good as some of the better brands.
      bobiroc
      • Getting up at the crack of dawn...

        @bobiroc sorry but getting up at the crack of dawn puts you back about #300 in line. Those people are brutal, they are lining up as soon as the Thanksgiving dinner is cleaned up. Heck most stores are opening up at midnight this year (a trend that started a couple years ago). No I won't be shopping at any of them because I work part time at one of them and get the pleasure of working from midnight to 8:00am. But I guess if you HAVE to work, working the opening is the best because you do stay busy plus it's fun watching those people huala$$ to the dept they want (usually Toys and electronics) to try and get what they want before they are all gone (usually about 30 minutes).
        dawgstyler
    • RE: Walmart reveals Black Friday ad with a dozen HDTV deals

      Ditto
      sholleran
    • RE: Walmart reveals Black Friday ad with a dozen HDTV deals

      @ryanmc Seems like all the stuff on sale on Black Friday is bottom of the barrel items anyway.
      DT2
  • RE: Walmart reveals Black Friday ad with a dozen HDTV deals

    Emerson has been around since the 60's, but that does nor necessarily mean that they have a quality product. They can sell cheap because they use standard (as opposed to premium) quality parts on their circuit boards. The quality of every part is essential to make the final product reliable. +I have a 42" Samsung 720p plasma, and I'm looking to upgrade to a larger 1080p soon, but it won't be a Emerson. or a Westinghouse, or a Insignia. It will be another Samsung, a Toshiba, or Visio. Do your homework before shelling out your hard-earned money.
    torchipj@...
    • RE: Walmart reveals Black Friday ad with a dozen HDTV deals

      @torchipj@... I wouldn't waste the money on Vizio either. While they've improved quality, their failure rate is still above what the major brands have. I'd go with a mid-range or high-end Sony, Toshiba, Sharp, Samsung, Mitsubishi, or LG.
      Champ_Kind
      • RE: Walmart reveals Black Friday ad with a dozen HDTV deals

        @Champ_Kind Actually, I think Vizio uses a lot of the same parts that Panasomic does. When my Panasonic plasma died a lot of the parts I looked up on the internet cross-matched to Vizio parts.
        DT2
  • RE: Walmart reveals Black Friday ad with a dozen HDTV deals

    check out the walmart black friday ad here guys

    http://www.i-blackfriday.info/walmart-black-friday-ad-2011/
    r438jnnjkh
  • RE: Walmart reveals Black Friday ad with a dozen HDTV deals

    Ho Hum - Wally World is pimping to the poor and downtrodden again! Who else would be foolish enough to stand in line for even a few minutes for such products when they already have better ones at home?
    Willnott