Black Friday is one of the best times of the year to buy a great gaming TV for Xbox, PS5 or even PC. Fortunately, you no longer have to rush to crowded stores to get doorbuster deals. Gamers, or anyone else looking for a nice TV, can sit back and order one from a variety of retailers.
Gaming TVs have different requirements than televisions that are just for viewing content. You want a TV with a 4K display, a 120Hz refresh rate, and support for HDR. A nice set of speakers is also a big plus, especially if you can get a TV with Dolby Atmos support. Those specs aren’t too hard to find these days, but Black Friday makes buying a TV much cheaper.
Black Friday TV deal: Samsung S95B
Samsung has several spots on our list of the best TVs for Xbox Series X for a reason. The company makes some of the best displays on the market and releases feature-rich televisions every year. The Samsung S95B continues that trend. It has a 4K OLED display with a refresh rate of 120 Hz, support for FreeSync Premium and HDR 10+. The TV also supports Dolby Atmos and has Xbox Cloud Gaming and NVIDIA GeForce Now built in so you can game without having to connect another device.
Functions: 4K UHD, OLED, 120 Hz, HDR10+, FreeSync Premium, Dolby Atmos HDMI 2.1, native Xbox Cloud Gaming support
Black Friday TV deal: LG OLED C2
The LG OLED C2 delivers many of the same high-end specs as the Samsung S95B OLED mentioned above, but at a lower price. The LG OLED C2 has a 4K OLED screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. It also supports FreeSync Premium and Dolby Atmos. You really can’t go wrong with either of these top two entries if you want a high-end gaming experience.
While there are some differences such as color gamut and black levels, the main difference between the two TVs is that the Samsung S95B is only available in 55-inch or 65-inch models. The LG OLED C2 starts at 42 inches and goes all the way up to 83 inches. This makes the entry-level price for the LG OLED C2 lower (because you can get a smaller model). During Black Friday sales, the LG OLED C2 is also a bit cheaper compared to Samsung S95B models of the same size.
Functions: 4K, OLED, 120 Hz, HDR10, FreeSync Premium, Dolby Atmos, HDMI 2.1
Black Friday TV deal: Hisense RG6
The Hisense RG6 4K TV is significantly cheaper than some of the other options on this list. To hit that price, Hisense had to cut some of the TV’s specs, but not as much as you might think. This model still has a 4K resolution and support for HDR 10. You do miss out on a number of game functions. The Hisense RG6 4K TV does not support FreeSync or Dolby Atmos. It also has no HDMI 2.1 ports.
Functions: 4K, LED, 60Hz, HDR 10
Black Friday TV deals: Samsung AU8000
Similar to buying a used car, sometimes you can get a bargain on a TV by picking up a year-old model. The Samsung AU8000 costs less than $400 on Black Friday and still delivers a solid gaming experience. It has a 4K display with HDR 10+. However, it only has a 60 Hz refresh rate, which is a trade-off you have to make to stay in this price range.
Functions: 4K, LED, 60Hz, HDR10+
Black Friday TV Deals: TCL S535
The TCL S535 is also a year old, so it’s another option to get a bargain. Combine that with the fact that it’s on sale for Black Friday and you can get a lot of TV for $400. It has a 4K display that supports HDR 10. It doesn’t have HDMI 2.1 ports, but is a solid option for gamers on a budget.
Functions: 4K, LED, 60Hz, HDR 10
If you own an Xbox Series X or PS5, you want to get the most out of your gaming console. Buying a console and a TV can be expensive, but Black Friday significantly reduces sticker shock. You can buy a TV this time of year that offers an impressive gaming experience for $400. On the other end of the spectrum, you can go all out and get the ultimate gaming experience for a few hundred dollars less than normal.