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Better, Bigger, Cheaper HDTVs: 50" 1080p Now Starts at $699

High-definition televisions are not uncommon these days. In fact, all the TVs these days offer high-definition resolution and the question is not whether it is a 720p or 1080p HDTV, but how big it is. 42" and 46" TVs are definitely not small, but since it is 2011, maybe it is time to look at 50" and larger models. After all, they now can be found at around $1000 or much less on Black Friday.

Multiple stores will offer huge 50"+ 1080p HDTVs at rather affordable prices on Black Friday, so, here we go with the list of offerings that will be available in stores:

  • Panasonic 50" Viera TC-P50U2 1080p Plasma HDTV for $699 at Best Buy
  • Samsung 52" N52C530 1080p LCD HDTV for $998 at Wal-Mart
  • Element 55" ELDFT551 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV for $799 at Wal-Mart
  • Toshiba 55" 55HT1U 1080p LCD HDTV for $969.99 at Best Buy
  • Samsung 58" PN58C500 1080p Plasma HDTV for $1199 at Samsung Electronics or Amazon

There are not a lot of Black Friday deals for TVs with 50"+ diagonal, which can be explained by two reasons: such devices are still rather expensive in manufacturing and not a lot of companies can afford selling them for a $1000 or something; not a lot of people who actually need that large HDTVs visit electronics stores on Black Friday. Anyway, the prices look good and it is unlikely that they will be on their levels until mid-2011 at least.


Interestingly, but we also did not find any hot deals on stereo-3D HDTVs anywhere. Sony does offer a couple of S3D bundles (which include Bravia NV810 46" or 55" 3D TVs, PlayStation 3 160GB, two pairs of active-shutter glasses) for $2299 or $2899 on its web-site, but those prices are not something one would expect for BlackFriday. 

Wrapping Up

For Black Friday 2010 the store chains do offer a lot of deals that are interesting to take as they bring huge discounts and numerous offerings that are a waste of time as actual price difference are negligible.

If you are on the market for an external hard drive, an electronics book reader and ultra low-cost laptop, then it makes sense to visit one or two of the large retail stores the next day after Thanksgiving so to save several hundreds of dollars. If you are looking for a Blu-ray player and Nintendo Wii, just order them via the Internet as a $40 saving that is even not guaranteed is probably not worth the issues.

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