The Best 2010 Black Friday HDTV Deals, Compared

The following are HDTV deals for Black Friday 2010, sorted by size and price, and placed in tables for easy browsing. The deals are from the national US retailers (Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Sears, Costco, Sam’s Club, K-Mart, and Target).

32-Inch HDTVs

Size Brand and TV Type Black Friday Price Regular Store Available
32″ Emerson LCD 720p 60Hz (LC320EM1) $198 $328 Wal-Mart
32″ Hannspree LCD 720p (ST329MUB) $270 $300 Costco
32″ Vizio E320VO 720p LCD HDTV $280 $340 Costco
32″ Sylvania LCD 720p (LC320SLX) $300 $380 K-Mart
32″ Vizio LCD $300 N/A Sam’s Club
32″ Samsung LCD 720p 60Hz $328 $380 Wal-Mart
32″ Samsung LCD 720p (LN32C350D1DXZA) $330 $380 K-Mart
32″ Samsung LCD 720p 60 Hz (LN32C350) $330 $380 Best Buy
32″ Samsung LCD 720p 60Hz $330 $380 Target
32″ Samsung LCD 720p 60 Hz (LN32C350) $330 N/A Sears
32″ LG LCD 1080p 60Hz $380 $600 Best Buy
32″ Panasonic LCD 1080p (TC-L32U22) $400 N/A Sears

37 Inch HDTVs

Size Brand and TV Type Black Friday Price Regular Store Available
37″ Vizio LCD 1080p 60HZ (E370VL) $380 $470 Wal-Mart
37″ Panasonic LCD 1080p (TC-L37U22) $470 N/A Sears

40 Inch HDTVs

Size Brand and TV Type Black Friday Price Regular Store Available
40″ Westinghouse LCD 1080p 60Hz $300 $550 Target
40″ Samsung LCD 1080p 60Hz $500 N/A Wal-Mart
40″ Samsung LCD 1080p (LN40C500) $500 N/A Sears
40″ Sony Bravia LCD 1080p (KDL40EX400) $550 $599 K-Mart
40″ Sony Bravia LCD (KDL-40EX400) $550 N/A Sears
40″ Samsung LCD LED 1080p 60Hz (UN40C5000QFXZA ) $750 N/A Sears

42 Inch HDTVs

Size Brand and TV Type Black Friday Price Regular Store Available
42″ Emerson LCD 1080p 60Hz $398 N/A Wal-Mart
42″ Zenith Plasma 720p 600Hz $400 $550 K-Mart
42″ Zenith Plasma 720P 600Hz $400 N/A Sears
42″ LG LCD 1080p 60Hz $478 $750 Wal-Mart
42″ Vizio 42 E420VO 1080p LCD $490 $540 Costco
42″ Hitachi LCD $500 N/A Sam’s Club
42″ Panasonic Plasma 1080p (TC-P42S2) $550 N/A Sears
42″ Westinghouse LCD 1080p 120Hz LED (LD-4255VX) $650 $1,000 Best Buy

46 Inch HDTVs

Size Brand and TV Type Black Friday Price Regular Store Available
46″ Apex LCD 1080p 60Hz $450 N/A Target
46″ Panasonic Plasma 720p (TC-P46C2) $500 $600 Best Buy
46″ Panasonic Plasma 720p (TC-P46C2) $500 N/A Sears
46″ Toshiba LCD 1080p 120Hz (46G300U) $650 N/A Sears
46″ Sony Bravia LCD 1080p 60Hz (KDL-46EX400) $700 $763 Wal-Mart
46″ Samsung LCD 1080p 120Hz (LN46C630) $700 N/A Best Buy
46″ Sony Bravia LCD (KDL-46EX400) $700 N/A Sears
46″ Samsung LCD 1080p 120Hz (LN46C630) $800 $900 Wal-Mart
46″ Sony LCD 1080p 120Hz 4 HDMI $800 N/A Best Buy
46″ Samsung LCD LED $900 N/A Sam’s Club
46″ Samsung LCD 1080p 120HZ LED w/ Blu-ray player $1,000 $1,300 Best Buy
46″ Samsung LCD LED 1080p 120Hz (UN46C6300SFXZA) $1,000 N/A Sears

47 Inch HDTVs

Size Brand and TV Type Black Friday Price Regular Store Available
47″ Vizio LCD 120Hz 1080p (E470VL) $650 $730 Costco

50 Inch HDTVs

Size Brand and TV Type Black Friday Price Regular Store Available
50″ Sanyo Plasma 720p 600Hz (DP50740) $500 $650 Wal-Mart
50″ Panasonic VIERA Plasma (TC-P50G25) $700 $1,000 Best Buy
50″ Panasonic Plasma 1080p ( TC-P50S-2) $800 N/A Sears
50″ Samsung Plasma 720p 3D w/ 2 pairs of Samsung 3D glasses (PN50C490) $900 N/A Sears

52 Inch HDTVs

Wal-Mart
Size Brand and TV Type Black Friday Price Regular Store Available
52″ Samsung 1080p 60 Hz LCD ( LN52C530) $998.00 1,169.00

55 Inch HDTVs

Size Brand and TV Type Black Friday Price Regular Store Available
55″ Element LCD 1080p 120Hz (ELDFT551) $800 $900 Wal-Mart
55″ Toshiba REGZA LCD 1080p with ClearScan (55ZV650U) $970 $1,000 Best Buy
55″ Vizio LCD 1080p 120Hz (E550VL) $990 $1,180 Costco
55″ Samsung LCD LED 1080p 120Hz (UN55C6300SFXZA) $1,500 N/A Sears
55″ Vizio LCD LED $1500 N/A Sam’s Club
55″ Samsung LCD LED 3D 1080p 240Hz w/ free Blu-ray player (UN55C7000WFXZA) $2,200 N/A Sears

60 Inch HDTVs

Size Brand and TV Type Black Friday Price Regular Store Available
60″ LG Infinia Plasma 1080p with internet apps (60PK750) $1,500 N/A Sears

Sam’s Club 2010 Black Friday HDTV Deals

The Black Friday deals for Sam’s Club have become available, and the deals this year are pretty sparse. The highlight is probably the Vizio 42-inch LCD for $488. Check out all the deals below.

  • Hitachi 42” LCD High-Definition Television $498.00
  • Samsung 46” LED High Definition TV $898.00
  • Vizio 32” LCD Television $298.00
  • Vizio 42” 1080p LCD Television $488.00
  • Vizio 55” TruLED High-Definition Television $1,498.00

2010 KMart Black Friday HDTV Deals

K-Mart’s Black Friday HDTV deals have been leaked, and they are somewhat underwhelming this year. The best deal is a Zenith 42-inch plasma for $399.99. See the entire list below.

  • Samsung 32″ Class 720p LCD HDTV (LN32C350D1DXZA) $329.99 (regular $379.99)
  • Sony BRAVIA 40″ Class 1080p LCD HDTV (KDL40EX400) $549.99(regular $599.99)
  • Sylvania 32″ Class 720p LCD HDTV (LC320SLX) $299.99 (regular $379.99)
  • Zenith 42″ 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV $399.99
  • Sony Blu-ray Disc Player $99.99 (regular $129.99)

2010 Wal-Mart Black Friday HDTV Deals

Wal-Mart’s 2010 Black Friday deals have been leaked early, and as last year, there are some pretty sweet deals. Probably the star of the show is the Emerson 32-inch LCD for $198. Sure it’s only 720p, but that’s all you need for a TV that size. Another strong deal is a Magnavox Blu-ray player for only $69. Pretty much all the deals are solid, so check out the entire list below.

  • Element 55″ LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV, ELDFT551 $799.00 (regular $899.00)
  • Emerson 32″ LCD 720p 60Hz HDTV, LC320EM1 $198.00 (regular $328.00)
  • Emerson 42″ 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV $398.00
  • LG 42″ LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV, 42LD450 $478.00 (regular $749.00)
  • Samsung 32″ LCD 720p 60Hz HDTV, LN32C350 $328.00 (regular $379.00)
  • Samsung 40″ 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV $498.00
  • Samsung 46″ LCD 1080p 120Hz HDTV, LN46C630 $798.00 (regular $899.00)
  • Samsung 52″ LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV, LN52C530 $998.00 (regular $1,169.00)
  • SANYO 50″ Plasma 720p 600Hz HDTV, DP50740 $498.00 (regular $648.00)
  • Bravia 46″ LCD 1080p 60Hz HDTV (KDL-46EX400) $698.00 (regular $763.00)
  • Vizio 37″ 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV, E370VL $378.00 (regular $468.00)
  • LG BD530 Blu-ray Player $94.00 (regular $119.99)
  • Magnavox MBP5130/F7 Wireless LAN Blu-ray Player with Vudu-Wi Fi $69.00 (regular $118.00)
  • Sony BDP-S270 Blu-ray Player $94.00 (regular $128.00)
  • Sony BDP-S570 Blu-Ray Player with Quick Start Play, Wifi Internet Content Streaming, Front USB Port, and iPhone control App $158.00 (regular $198.00)
  • Assorted Blu-ray Disc Movies $10.00
  • Assorted Blu-ray Movies $5.00

2010 Best Buy Black Friday HDTV Deals

Best Buy’s Black Friday HDTV deals are now available. This year’s best deal seems to be the Panasonic TC-P46C2 46-Inch plasma for $499.99. Best Buy has never been known for its Black Friday deals, and this year doesn’t appear to be much different.

  • LG 32LD450 32-Inch 1080p 60 Hz LCD HDTV $379.99 (regular $599.99)
  • Sony 46″ LCD HDTV, 1080p, 120Hz, 4 HDMI PC (early bird special) $797.90
  • Coby TFTV1525 15-Inch Widescreen LCD, 720p, HDTV/Monitor with HDMI Input $99.99 (regular $149.99)
  • Dynex- 24″ 1080p, 60Hz, LED-LCD HDTV DX-24E150A11 (early bird special) $189.99 (regular $249.99)
  • Panasonic-VIERA TC-P50G25 50-Inch Plasma (early bird special) $699.99 (regular $999.99)
  • Panasonic TC-P46C2 46-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV $499.99 (regular $597.99)
  • Samsung 46″ 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HDTV w/ Blu-Ray Disc Player $999.98 (regular $1,299.99)
  • Samsung LN32C350 32-Inch 720p 60 Hz LCD HDTV $327.99 (regular $379.99)
  • Samsung LN46C630 46-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV (early bird special) $698.99
  • Sony BRAVIA DAV-DZ170 Home Theater System (early bird special) $177.99 (regular ($249.99)
  • Toshiba REGZA 55ZV650U 55-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV with ClearScan 240 (early bird special) $969.99 (regular $999.99)
  • Westinghouse – 42″ Class / 1080p / 120Hz / LED-LCD HDTV – LD-4255VX $649.9 (regular $999.99)
  • Toshiba – Blu-ray Disc Player – BDX1100 (early bird special) $59.99 (regular $99.99)
  • Samsung – 1000W 5.1-Ch. Blu-ray Home Theater System – HT-C5500XAA (early bird special) $297.99 (regular $369.99)
  • Init – TV Stand for Most Flat-Panel and Tube TVs Up to 32″ – NT-C3002 (early bird special) $49.99 (regular $79.99)

2010 Target Black Friday HDTV Deals

The Black Friday deals for Target have been released, and the deals are quite sparse this year. The standouts are a 46″ inch Apex LCD for a $450 early bird special (that’s a lot of television for $450), and Gran Torino and Lord of the Ring Blu-rays for $7.99 (both great movies). See all the HDTV-related deals below.

  • Apex 46″ 60Hz 1080p LCD HDTV (early bird) $449.00
  • Samsung LN32C350 32-Inch 720p 60 Hz LCD HDTV $327.99 (regular $379.00)
  • Westinghouse VR-4085DF 40″ 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV $298.00 ($549.99)
  • Gran Torino (Special Edition) (2 Discs) (Includes Digital Copy) (Blu-ray) (Widescreen) $7.99 (regular $29.99)
  • Wanted (Blu-ray) (Widescreen) (With Digital Copy) $7.99 (regular $13.00)
  • Lord of the Rings $7.99 (regular $23)
  • Taken (Extended Cut) (2 Discs) (Includes Digital Copy) (Blu-ray) (Dual-layered DVD) $7.99 (regular $13.00)
  • Inglourious Basterds (Special Edition) (Includes Digital Copy) (2 Discs) (Blu-ray) (Widescreen) $12.99 (regular $19.99)
  • Sony BDP-S370 Blu-ray Disc Player $99.00 (regular $139.00)

2010 Sears Black Friday HDTV Deals

Sears’ Black Friday deals have been released, and as in previous years, there are not a lot of huge bargains. The best deals in HDTVs involve plasmas, with a a 42-inch Zenith plasma only $400, and 60-inch plasma for $1,500 (that’s a lot of TV for that much). Check out all the deals below. Black Friday at Sears begins at 4 AM Friday morning.

  • LG INFINIA 60PK750 60-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV w/ Internet Applications $1,499.99
  • Panasonic TC-L32U22 32-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV $399.99
  • Panasonic TC-L37U22 37-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV $469.99
  • Panasonic TC-P42S2 42-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV $549.99
  • Panasonic TC-P46C2 46-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV $499.99
  • Panasonic TC-P50S-2 50Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV $799.99
  • RCA 24″ 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV $229.99
  • RCA 26″ 720p LCD HDTV/DVD Combo $299.99
  • Samsung LN32C350 32-Inch 720p 60 Hz LCD HDTV $329.99
  • Samsung LN40C500 40-Inch 1080p LCD HDTV $497.99
  • Samsung PN50C490 50-Inch 720p Plasma 3D HDTV w/ 2 Pairs of Samsung 3D Glasses $899.99
  • Samsung UN40C5000QFXZA 40-Inch LED 1080p 60Hz HDTV $747.99
  • Samsung UN46C6300SFXZA Touch of Color 46-Inch LED 1080p 120Hz HDTV $999.99
  • Samsung UN55C6300SFXZA 55-Inch Touch of Color 1080p LED 120Hz HDTV $1,499.99
  • Samsung UN55C7000WFXZA 55-Inch 3D LED 1080p 240Hz HDTV w/ Free Blu-ray Player $2,199.99
  • Sony BRAVIA KDL-40EX400 40-Inch LCD TV $549.99
  • Sony BRAVIA KDL-46EX400 46-Inch LCD TV $699.99
  • Sony BRAVIA KDL-52NX800 Series 52-Inch LCD TV $1,499.99
  • Sylvania LC225SSX 22-Inch LCD TV $189.99
  • Sylvania LC260SS1 26-Inch 720p LCD HDTV $259.99
  • Toshiba 46G300U 46-Inch 1080p 120 Hz LCD HDTV $649.99
  • Zenith 42″ 720p 600Hz Plasma HDTV $399.99

2010 Costco Black Friday HDTV Deals

Costco’s Black Friday deals have been released, and while the discounts this year don’t at first appear huge, Costco is already one of the best place to buy “bargain” HDTVs, so the deals are solid this year. The standout is the 47-inch Vizio for $730.

Picture Name Discount / Price
Vizio 55″ E550VL 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV $190 off (regular price $1179.99)
Vizio 47″ E470VL 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV $80 off (regular price $729.99)
Vizio 42″ E420VO 1080p LCD HDTV $50 off (regular price $539.99)
Vizio 32″ E420VO 720p LCD HDTV $60 off (regular price $339.99)
Hannspree 32″ ST329MUB 720p LCD HDTV $30 off (regular price $299.99)
Avalon” TV stand $50 off
Sony BDP-BX37 Blu-ray Player w/ HDMI Cable $45 off (regular $129.99)
Avatar Collector’s Edition Blu-ray $6 off (regular price $29.99)
Belmont Entertainment Console $50 off (regular price $749.99)

Stars Wars on Blu-Ray Officially Announced for Fall 2011 Release

George Lucas has finally announced the arrival of all 6 Star Wars films on Blu-ray, to be available as a box set and set for a fall 2011 release. The good news is that there will be “extensive special features,” including deleted scenes and documentary featurettes. The bad news is that Episodes IV, V, and VI will not be the original versions. Han shoots first? Not in high def he won’t.

Speaking to the New York Times, Lucas explained his reasoning for not including the originals in the high-def set:

Mr. Lucas said that to release the original versions of these films on Blu-ray was “kind of an oxymoron because the quality of the original is not very good.”

“You have to go through and do a whole restoration on it, and you have to do that digitally,” he added. “It’s a very, very expensive process to do it. So when we did the transfer to digital, we only transferred really the upgraded version.”

Too expensive? Yeah, cause Lucas is really hurting for cash these days.

Lucas made the announcement at the Star Wars Celebration V festival, where he showed off a legendary cut scene showing Luke building a lightsaber and stowing it in R2D2:

We know what will be on a lot of Christmas lists in 2011.

Star Wars Blu-Ray Coming Fall 2011

Star Wars fans waiting for the movies to finally come to Blu-ray might not have to wait too much longer. The Digital Bits reports that a Lucasfilm rep at the 2010 comic con in Chicago said the company has been working on the Blu-ray versions of the disks, with one of the delays being the sheer amount of extras the company “keeps finding.” Via The Digital Bits:

Lucasfilm’s Steve Sansweet has reportedly confirmed, during a panel today at the C2E2 comic convention in Chicago, that the company is now working on a Blu-ray Disc box set of all six Star Wars films loaded with extras, for release “in the not too distant future.” We’re awaiting any kind of official statement from Lucasfilm – one MAY appear on Star Wars.com in the coming days. Nonetheless, MANY people who were in the panel began Tweeting reports of the news almost the moment the words left Sansweet’s mouth. IGN has also reported the news with an actual quote from Sansweet: “We have been at work for a couple of years working on – I won’t call it the Ultimate Set because we keep finding stuff – but, a very full set of all six movies on Blu-ray with lots of extra material. We’re finding all kinds of scenes from dailies that have never been seen before. Beyond all of those things that you know about… there are some real treasures.” There is no other official information at this time, but we’ll post additional details when and if they come in.