Walmart announced 5 early Black Friday TV deals available this Saturday and Sunday.
Walmart announced yesterday their first early Black Friday electronics sales event starting Nov. 6 at 8am in stores (Update: Walmart Black Friday Sales starts Online). If these deals will also be available online on Walmart.com is not clear yet. Walmart is marketing these deals as in-store deals, but on the banner graphics there is a reference to online sales times. Additionally the announced TV deals are marked to be also available online. My interpretation of this is that at least the TVs will also be available online.
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The early Walmart Black Friday sales event has several hot items featured. We already analyzed the $288 Compaq laptop deal in detail and here we are going to look at the five TV deals Walmart offers this weekend in detail.
All five TVs featured in the Walmart Black Friday sale are from Vizio:
- 26” Vizio LED HDTV (720p model) was $298, now $198 ($100 savings) - Red Hot Deal! Read on below why.
- 32” Vizio LCD HDTV (720p model) was $348, now $298 ($50 savings)
- 42” Vizio LCD HDTV (1080p model) was $548, now $498 ($50 savings)
- 47” Vizio LCD HDTV (1080p model, 120Hz refresh rate) was $798, now $698 ($100 savings) - Hot Deal! Read below why.
- 55” Vizio LCD HDTV (1080p model, 120Hz refresh rate) was $1,098, now $898 ($200 savings) - Deal! Read below why.
The advertised savings look good, but lets have a closer look at these TV deals. Let's start with the smallest one. The 26-inch Vizio Razor LED 720p TV is a neat TV offering LED backlight and a very thin design with a depth of 0.75 ot 2.37-inches. Other features of the Vizio M260VA include 20,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 6.5ms response time, 1,366x768px resolution, 2 HDMI ports, SRS TruVolume, SRS TruSurround HD audio, ambient light sensor, 178-degree view angles and it exceeds Energy Star 4.0 guidelines. This Vizio TV is ideal for dorm rooms or the kitchen. Most user reviews on Amazon give this 2010 TV model 5 star ratings.
The Vizio M260VA sells on Amazon for $298. Dell has the best offer right now with $289, but these prices are nothing compared to the super low $198, Walmart will offer the Vizio Razor LED TV this weekend. At $198 the Vizio 260VA is an awesome deal. I am pretty sure it will be the first deal in the Walmart Black Friday weekend sale that will be sold-out. More details about the Vizio M260VA can be found on Walmart.com.
Next up is the 32-inch Vizio E320VL. The E320VL is a 60Hz 720p LCD TV set featuring a 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 178-degree view anges, 450 nits brightness, 2 HDMI ports, ambient light sensor, SRS TruVolume and SRS TruSurround HD audio. Walmart will offer the E320VL for $298, making it yet another 32-inch HDTV selling for under $300. Right now Walmart is offering the Viore LC32VH56A for $299. Amazon sells the Vizio E320VL for $358 right now. The Vizio E302VL is an "ok" deal but by far not as outstanding as the above Vizio Razor Led TV deal.
More details about the Vizio E320VL can be found Walmart.com.
With the next Walmart Black Friday TV deal we reach full 1080p resolution. The Vizio E420VO 42-inch 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV will sell for $498. Features of the Vizio E420VO are pretty standard including 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 500 nits brightness, 8ms response time, 178-degree viewing angles, 2 HDMI inputs, SRS TruVolume and SRS TruSurround HD. There are actually lots of choices when it comes to 42-inch full HD TVs under $500. The E420VO is like the 32-inch Vizio E320L not a tremendous deal. You can find other 42-inch 1080p deals in similar price-ranges. For instance right now you can get the 42-inch LG 42LD450 for $519.98 with free shipping from Amazon. Amazon offers the Vizio E420VO for $567.97. I assume Amazon will match Walmart's price this weekend on this TV. I would not get out of bed for this TV deal.
More details about the Vizio E420VO can be found on Walmart.com.
With the next Walmart TV deal you get 1080p and 120Hz technology. The 47-inch Vizio E470VL is going to sell for $698 ($100 off). Features of the Vizio E470VL include 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 120Hz, 1920x1080px resolution, 500 nits brightness, 5ms response time, 178-degree view angles, 3 HDMI inputs, SRS TruVolume and SRS TruSurround HD. Here we have an awesome TV deal again. I could not find any other 47-inch 120Hz full HD TV that comes even close to the $698 price point. If Amazon is going to match the price on this one is not that likely as they currently selling it a very high $847.97. The closest deal on Amazon is the LG 47LD520 selling for $804.99.
120Hz refresh rate makes a difference and 47-inch is big for $698. This is a hot TV deal that you should not miss on Saturday in the Walmart Black Friday electronics sale.
More details about the Vizio E470VL can be found on Walmart.com.
Here comes the last Walmart Black Friday TV deal. The 55-inch Vizio E550VL will be on sale for $898. This price is $200 lower than now. Features of the Vizio E550VL include 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 120Hz, 1920x1080px resolution, 500 nits brightness, 5ms response time, 178-degree view angles, 3 HDMI inputs, SRS TruVolume and SRS TruSurround HD. Walmart is selling two 55-inch TVs priced at $899 that are comparable. The Element ELDFT551 has lower display performance specs but has a built-in ATSC digital tuner. The Viore LC55VFZ61 looks better on display performance than the Element and should match closer the Vizio display. It also has a ATSC digital tuner built-in. 55-inch full HD TVs with 120Hz under $1,000 are hard to find. Walmart has three. Best Buy offers the Insignia NS-L55X-10A at $899.99, but these are about all I could find. The Best Buy 55-inch bargain TV is worth checking out. It has some neat features including 5 HDMI inputs and built-in HD Terrestrial Tuner.
The best price on Amazon for the Vizio E550VL is currently $1,127.97. Overall the Vizio E550VL is a decent bargain for $898, but not unique.
More details about the Vizio E550VL can be found on Walmart.com.
Overall is to say that the TVs Walmart is offering in this upcoming early Black Friday sale are all rather basic in the features they offer. If you do not need internet connectivity, lots of HDMI connectors, media device support (USB), built-in ATSC digital tuner then some of the above TV deals are really exciting. If you expect more from your new TV, check out the current bestselling TV on Amazon. The 46-inch Samsung LN46C630 1080p 120Hz HDTV is on sale for $799.99 (price at checkout) on Amazon.
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