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Black Friday 8K TV deals 2021 - what can we expect

Black Friday 8K TV deals: LG QNED TV
(Image credit: LG)

The Black Friday 8K TV deals could be the best way to future-proof your TV setup. These behemoth TVs have been out in the wild long enough now that their tech has become widely accepted as just another TV type to consider, and their prices have fallen too - starting life at a prohibitively, ridiculously, expensive level.

These TVs should, by default, offer the same technical upgrade as the best 4K 120Hz TVs (via HDMI 2.1) and be equal to a lot of the screens vying to be the best TV for PS5 and Xbox Series X, too, such is their capability. And despite no games actually being available to play in 8K, they will one day (probably?) so it's inevitable that 8K TVs will be appearing on best gaming TV guides before long. This means that the upcoming Black Friday 8K TV deals of this year should provide an opportunity to get ahead of the curve for less.

Naturally, it's that specific, mega resolution that does define 8K TVs, but a lot of these panels still share some of the very best tech and image quality that usually sets the best QLED TVs, and best OLED TVs apart from the rest of the crowd.

While some folks will still be keen to dissuade others from going the 8K route, we think it's a viable choice for entertainment, sports, and gaming. The image quality can be breathtaking and a thing to behold, while the tech will have you covered for years to come. I mean, there must be some sort of reason that Sony put '8K' on the PS5 boxes, right? Right? Gaming-focused or not, however, the Black Friday 8K TV deals are going to be worth a look if you're after the very top-tier of TV tech - for less.

But remember, the deals will spread far and wide, this year with some of the best coming in the Black Friday PS5 TV deals, as well as the broader Black Friday PS5 deals and Black Friday Xbox Series X deals.

Where will the best Black Friday 8K TV deals be?

We'll be doing a grand job of rounding up the best Black Friday 8K TV deals right here but it's likely to be all the usual suspects playing the game, and offering price cuts again. These are the go-to retailers we recommend having a poke about in now, and on the big day.

the go-to retailer for everything will have a selection of 8K TV deals
Best Buy: often price matches, and is also one of the bigger stockers of 8K TVs
Samsung: go straight to the makers of some of the best 8K beasts
Newegg: always worth a look when on the hunt for televisions
a smaller selection compared to others but always a reliable retailer

always a safe bet to be your go-to stop for 8K TVs
Samsung: visit the makers of those sweet, sweet NeoQLED 8K TVs directly
Very: always a strong retailer for TVs
a will be one of the largest stockers of 8K TVs this year
Box: has a great selection and loads of filters to help narrow down your search

When will the Black Friday 8K TV deals start?

The best deals are likely to happen on Black Friday itself: Friday, November 26 so this is the date for the calendar and for the reminders on your phone. However, we all know that retailers try and go earlier and earlier to outdo each other, and this will probably be the case again this year, so we think your best bet is to be prepared from late October onwards.

Black Friday 8K TV deals: what we expect to see

Generally, the Black Friday 8K TV deals are the best way to consider a TV of this magnitude every year. Given the leap forward in tech you're getting, and the fact that it's mainly for the future, getting an 8K TV for its lowest price over the course of a year is surely, objectively the best time. As a result, we will see lower than ever prices as retailers try and tempt folks who may be on the fence about coming down to 8K land.

The lowest ever prices on their own, however, are just kind of expected. But, now that the tech is here to stay, manufacturers of 8K TVs are regularly releasing new lines and series alongside their flagship 4K screens. And that's the case this year too: Samsung, LG, and Sony - the three big players - have models from this year's or last year's lines which are riper than ever for the picking. All of these models, particularly Samsung's new NeoQLED 8K TVs, have already been subject to price cuts across the year so we're in for some exquisitely low Black Friday 8K TV deals and prices.

This is also fine news for those slightly older 8K TVs, who fall a little further down the line in terms of 'being contemporary' but remain quality picks. Screens like the Samsung Q700T or Q950TS are very likely to see low prices as the brand looks to its newer models to lead the line henceforth.

Black Friday 8K TV deals: LG QNED TV: Samsung QN900A

(Image credit: Samsung)

Today's best deals

As I mention above, though, some 8K TVs are already subject to price cuts, and that could very well include right now! These could be indicators of the direction of travel that next month's Black Friday 8K TV deals are going to go in, and they'll also be a good reference point - and they might even reveal a worthy price right now for you to jump on...

For more focused looks at the upcoming TV deals spectrum, check out our takes on the imminent Black Friday Samsung TV deals, Black Friday OLED TV deals, and Black Friday QLED TV deals - and if you want to go real big, then check out the Black Friday projector deals.

And for a broader look at the gaming display deals that will be on offer this year check out what to expect on Black Friday gaming monitors, the Black Friday curved monitor deals, and the Black Friday 4K monitor deals.

Rob Dwiar

I'm one of the Hardware Editors for GamesRadar+, and have been for nearly three years; I've also been a writer on games - freelancing and the like - for four or so years for the likes of Eurogamer, RPS, PCGN, and more. Day to day, I take care of a whole host of gaming tech reviews, buying guides, and news and deals content that pops up across GamesRadar+. I'm also a qualified landscape and garden designer so do that in my spare time, and use it to write about games' landscapes and environments too, including an upcoming book on the topic!