If you’re in the market for snagging a TV deal as Black Friday nears, you've come to the right place. Retailers across the globe slash prices on TVs during its sales, making that all-singing, all-dancing model you’ve had your eye on much easier to afford. Here, we bring you tips on how to find the best TV deals this month.

You’ll find deals on smart TVs, LED TVs, OLED TVs, curved TVs, 4K TVs and more, but with so many options it can be hard to figure out what you need. So in this article we also talk you through your options to help you know what to look for.

You can also see all the TVs we've reviewed right here.

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Best TV deals: What to look for

We’d recommend going for 4K if you can. They’re sometimes called UHD or Ultra HD, but essentially they all mean 4K (3840x2160 pixels, which is four times that of Full HD) and will be capable of displaying 4K content that is set to be the future standard for TV shows, movies and games.

At this high resolution, however, you also want to ensure that content at a lower resolution still looks sharp (for example, if you're streaming from your phone) when played on the TV screen. This is why it's also important to look out for a TV with a good upscaling engine.

You can learn more about this in our guide that goes through everything you need to know when TV shopping. It also breaks down all the mysterious technical jargon and acronyms manufacturers use when describing TV specifications.

We also have a more recent guide which goes through the best TVs of 2018 (including advice on streaming 4K content, best viewing distance, and voice-activated smart TV features). 

When shopping for  TV, we’d suggest looking out for HDMI version 2 input with HDCP 2.2 support, which means it’ll be able to handle incoming 4K content sources such as Ultra HD Blu-ray players and media streamers like the Nvidia Shield. HDCP 2.2 is a new level of copy protection being used by all external 4K sources, so the more inputs that support it the better.

4K is best appreciated on a screen size of 55in or more, but there are smaller panels appearing and even a 4K TV at 40 inches can offer excellent performance. Make sure it's got enough HDMI ports for your set-top boxes, consoles and the like.

Also see our round up of the best HDMI cables of 2018. Our article goes into what to look for (and what to avoid!) when it comes to HDMI cable specs and features. Some of the cheaper cables can be just as effective as the more premium ones.

(If you're really after a big picture though, you may want to look into getting a home projector - here are the best ones and what to look for when shopping for one.)

You might also see the acronym ‘HDR’ when you’re looking for a new TV. It stands for High Dynamic Range and offers higher peak whites and better colour depth. It’s not essential, but is a nice additional feature if the price is right. There isn’t much HDR content around yet, but like 4K we expect it to become more common over time.

Of course, sound is another essential component when looking for a TV this Black Friday. As TVs get thinner, there's less space for large speakers capable of producing the rich sound quality we all expect to hear. This is where soundbars come in.

We've created a separate in-depth guide just for soundbars. It dives into the most important features to look for, whether you should get a separate subwoofer for a deeper bass, and of course the best soundbars on the market with respective reviews. 

Where to find TV deals

You'll find TV deals from a huge number of retailers. With Black Friday, especially, many retailers will also allow you to set up email notifications so that you can access the sale or discount as soon as it's live.

If you found a model you like, we would also advise comparing the price against at least two to three other retailers and of course against Amazon if you haven't already.

Some of the best bargains are often found on Amazon, especially if you look in the Deals of the Day. These discounts offered for a limited time (often for a few hours only), or until stocks run out - they're also known as Lightning Deals.

We'd recommend signing up to Amazon's 30 day free trial of Prime, which will not only get you access to Lightning deals 30 minutes earlier than non-Prime members, but will also get you free next-day delivery. Plus, you'll get access to Prime Video, which you can access through your smart TV, and other benefits during your trial, too.

You can also expect to find TV deals from the following retailers:

Newegg is another retailer worth checking out that often has discounts. It offers several refurbished TVs too at lower prices, but we would recommend only looking at ones that are marked certified refurbished.

We will be updating this article with more deals as Black Friday approaches us (and of course on the big day itself), so keep your eyes peeled.

Best TV Black Friday deals

1. JVC 40in Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV

From: Currys PC World

Was: £399

Now: £299  (£100 off)

2. Sony 55in Bravia Smart 4K Ultra HD HDR LED TV

From: Currys PC World

Was: £849

Now: £699  (£150 off)

3. LG 50in Smart Ultra HD HDR LED TV

From: Currys PC World

Was: £679

Now: £499  (£180 off)

4. Samsung HW-K450 2.1 Wireless Sound Bar with Subwoofer

From: Currys PC World

Was: £299.99

Now: £159  (£140.99 off)

This Samsung soundbar and subwoofer combo has more than £140 off right now with a Black Friday price guarantee at Currys PC World.

5. Samsung 40in Ultra HD 4K Smart TV

From: Very.co.uk

Was: £659.99

Now: £379  (£280.99 off)

6. Sony Bravia 55-Inch Android 4K HDR Ultra HD TV

From: Amazon

Was: £1199

Now: £799  (£400 off)

This TV also comes with Google Assistant, YouView and Freeview HD.

7. LG 43in Ultra HD 4K Smart TV with Freeview Play

From: Very.co.uk

Was: £499

Now: £399  (£100 off)

If you're looking for deals on more than just TVs, you can visit our dedicated deals site which we update every day.