Buying a television is always a significant financial outlay for a family. That is why more and more people are taking advantage of the offers to acquire a Smart TV and give the living room a quality leap. Black Friday is usually a good time to upgrade, and this year there are plenty of reasons why we recommend you keep an eye out if you plan to change your television.
As we mentioned a few months ago, both Black Friday and spring (especially in April and May) are highly recommended dates to buy a television in case you are looking for one. And it is that they are usually the days in which we find more offers of Smart TVs of all kinds. There is something for all tastes, and this year the stores are putting all the meat on the grill.
Black Friday is always a good opportunity to find great discounts
As we said, there are reasons why we think that this Black Friday is a better time than ever to change your television. The context in which the market is currently located and the examples of offers that we have seen during these days attest to this.
Let’s remember that Black Friday is at a crucial moment, since are dates immediately prior to the Christmas holidays, where stores around the world take the opportunity to make great discounts. However, it is also a date that is just before the CES fair in Las Vegas, an event in which manufacturers usually present all the news regarding the world of image and sound.
Black Friday is a very good time, perhaps the best, to buy a TV. On the one hand you can get a television that still does not have a year of lifewhich is very topical and which still has about 5 months left as the brand’s top model until the new batch arrives.
However, if a modern television is not something of vital importance to you, you have it even better, since models that are a little over a year old, two years old or more, usually have juicy discounts at the main points of sale. .
If you want to follow all the offers, in addition to recommending that you keep an eye on Xataka Smart Home and the main information channels of Webedia, you can also make use of very useful tools, such as browser extensions from Keepa, SaveMoney, Idealo, Baratukin or CamelCamelCamel. Although these are just some examples, they work very well when it comes to being able to see a graph with the price evolution of the vast majority of products.
Some recent examples of good deals on Smart TVs
To illustrate the fact that this is the best time to buy a television, we wanted to leave some examples of offers that have been appearing during these days and of which we have previously informed you. In this way, you will be able to verify that finding the television that best suits you and at the best price is not unreasonable.
55-inch LG OLED C1 for 899.99 euros: it is one of the best televisions of 2021 and is reduced to its all-time low, with almost 1,000 euros discount. We find ourselves with a large 4K OLED television, compatible with Dolby Vision IQ, and a native panel frequency of up to 120 Hz. A monster both for enjoying movies and series, as well as video games.
65-inch Samsung QLED S95B for 1,359.15 euros: undoubtedly one of the biggest innovations in televisions this year is QD-OLED technology, which provides greater brightness and image quality than OLED with white subpixel (W-OLED). In this case, they make it very difficult for us not to recommend this offer, as it is one of Samsung’s top of the range this year. With 4K resolution, HDR10+ Adaptive, 120 Hz, and all kinds of cutting-edge technologies to enjoy superb image and sound quality.
- 55-inch LG OLED CS for 895 euros: a review that is a hybrid between this year’s LG OLED C2 and the C1, offering 2022 processor and technologies, but incorporating the C1 panel. Another great offer for a television that has all kinds of innovations to enjoy great image quality.
- Xiaomi 55-inch TV P1E for 329.99 euros: for adding a TV with a panel that is not OLED, we also find very interesting offers within the mid-range and input range. As is the case with the Xiaomi TV P1E, with a 4K LCD-LED panel, HDR10, Android TV, and everything you need to enter the world of Smart TV without making a large outlay.
These have been some examples of the dozens of offers that we have witnessed during the most important week of electronic commerce. As you can see, there are great discounts, and if you are attentive, you can get a television that suits your needs without throwing the house out the window.
The prices have not dropped compared to Black Friday last year, but it does give the feeling that for the same price that the offers used to be in 2021, this year we can acquire better televisions in terms of quality and general specifications. Proof of this are undoubtedly the OLED models described, as well as Samsung’s QD-OLED, which is at a price even lower than some LG models with a W-OLED panel.
The new energy regulation of the European Union could be a problem
However, there are other reasons why we believe that this Black Friday may be the best time to buy a television. And it is that as we mentioned a few months ago, the European Union has become strict with electricity consumption in electronic devices. Proof of this is the new regulation of energy consumption in Europe, approved some time ago and with effect from March 1, 2023. This new law requires such strict energy standards that could affect the sale of 4K and 8K televisions on the continent.
Specifically, those HD, FullHD, 4K and 8K televisions that exceed the energy efficiency index (EEIMAX) of 0.90, may not be marketed in the European Union. Although it is an index of little concern for resolutions up to 4K, 8K and MicroLED TVs could be in trouble. In addition, this law would force the HDR modes of the television to be controlled even more, so we could find ourselves with some limitations in the models that are to come.
That said, the Black Friday we are in could be the last chance to take advantage of a sale on a television that cannot be sold in 2023 due to this new regulation, so it is an issue that undoubtedly should be considered.