Best Black Friday TV deals: What to expect in 2018

To many people, the words "Black Friday" instantly conjure up images of people shoving their way through an electronics store to get a discounted TV. TVs are always some of the most popular items every Black Friday and Cyber Monday, especially with many people upgrading their decade-old "flat screens" to sleeker smart TVs, though you can get plenty of deals online without camping on the sidewalk.

Many PC enthusiasts have replaced or supplemented their traditional PC monitors with TVs over the past few years, mostly because 4K screens can be much cheaper than 4K PC displays. The smart TV functionality can benefit PC users, too—you could have Netflix playing on top of your Civilization VI game, for example.

In this post, we'll go over what kind of sales you can expect to see in the weeks ahead, and what you should keep an eye out for. 

What to expect from 4K TV deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday

There haven't been any radical improvements in 4K TVs since last year, so there aren't any specific products or features you should keep an eye out for. Most smart TVs still run webOS, Roku OS, or Amazon's Fire TV OS.

4K TVs have only started to hit mainstream over the past year or two, and the manufacturing costs continue to decline. Because of these two factors, you can expect this year's 4K TV sales to be just as good as last year's, and perhaps even better.

Best Black Friday and Cyber Monday 4K TV deals from last year

Samsung 50-inch 4K LED MU6070 | $400 ($300 off)
This mid-range 4K LED TV from Samsung was nearly half-off during last year's Black Friday.

Sony XBR55X900E 55-inch 4K LED TV | $998 ($300 off)
This 55-inch Sony model running Android TV was also $300 off last year.

Element 50-inch 4K LED TV - Fire TV Edition | $300 ($195 off)
This was one of the best deals from last year's Black Friday. There were very few (if any) other 4K TVs in this price range, and it sold out quickly.

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