As we did with the Walmart Black Friday TV offers, we also analyzed the most talked about Target Black Friday TV deal. The Target Black Friday 2010 Ad is still not official but it leaked a while ago. The $298 40-inch Westinghouse VR4085DF 1080p 60Hz HDTV is the lowest priced 40-inch TV so far among the advertised Black Friday TV deals. Most 40 or 42-inch TV deals are priced around $400.
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Features of the Westinghouse VR4085DF include 1080p resolution, 2,000:1 contrast ratio, 176 degree viewing angles, NTSC, ATSC and Clear QAM TV Tuner, 3D Adaptive Comb Filter, 8W speakers, 3 HDMI ports, VGA, 2 component and SPDIF out.
The specifications for the panel are a bit concerning. The image quality of this TV is probably not that great, but $298 is an unbeatable price.
Just to give you a reference point, Walmart will offer on the Saturday after Black Friday a 37-inch Vizio E370VL for $378 with free $40 Gift card (essentially $338). The Vizio TV has a contrast ratio of 100,000:1, 178 degree viewing angles, a brightness of 450 nits with 6 ms response time. The Vizio is smaller and a bit more expensive, but has a better image quality.
In the end it depends on what you will use the TV for and if the lowest price is important to you.
The Westinghouse VR4085DF is not listed right now on Target.com.