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10 Black Friday HDTV Deals for 2011

HDTVs are getting big Black Friday discounts with prices starting at $80 up to $928 for 55-inch LED TV.

Hot Black Friday Deals on HDTVs

Black Friday is the best time and the worst time to buy an HDTV. To get the best deals, you've got to pick a store, camp out early and then deal with a mob, many of whom are looking for the same product as you. But if you're willing to put up with the Black Friday crowds, some amazing HDTV deals exist, at hundreds of dollars off the usual price. I've sorted through sites like BFAds.net and BlackFriday.info to find the 10 best Black Friday prices on televisions, with the kind of discounts that don't happen any other time of the year. Here are the top 10 Black Friday HDTV deals of 2011..

Best Buy

Best Buy: Dynex 24-Inch LCD TV for $80

Model Number: DX-24L200A12

Specs: 1080p, 60 Hz, 2 HDMI inputs, 1 PC video input

Thoughts: There's nothing fancy about this 24-inch Dynex HDTV, but at $79, it could be your next PC monitor or kitchen counter television for cheap. [View All Best Buy Deals]

Best Buy

Best Buy: Panasonic 50-Inch Plasma TV for $600

Model Number: TC-P50S30

Specs: 1080p, 600 Hz, 3 HDMI inputs, 2 USB ports, Smart TV

Thoughts: Panasonic is known for its plasma HDTVs, and on Black Friday you can get a big one for $200 less than Best Buy's current asking price. This model also has apps for Netflix, Pandora, CinemaNow and Facebook if you plug in an Ethernet cable. [View All Best Buy Deals]

Best Buy

Best Buy: Sharp 42-Inch LCD TV for $200

Model Number: LC42SV49U


Specs: 1080p, 60 Hz, 4 HDMI inputs, 1 PC input, USB

Thoughts: Best Buy's knocking $300 off the suggested retail price for whoever gets through the door first. Specs aren't cutting-edge, but this a lot of screen for not a lot of cash. [View All Best Buy Deals]

Sam's Club

Sam's Club: LG 55-Inch LED TV for $928

Model Number: 55LV5400

Specs: 1080p, 120 Hz, 4 HDMI inputs, 2 USB ports, PC input, 1.2 inches thick, Smart TV

Thoughts: The $370 savings on this 55-inch LED TV might be worth the $40 Sam's Club membership--if you can beat the Black Friday crowds. It's ultra-thin at 1.2 inches, and it includes a Wi-Fi adapter for access to LG's Smart TV apps. [View All Sam's Club Deals]

Sears

Sears: Sharp 60-Inch LED TV for $999

Model Number: LC60LE6300U

Specs: 1080p, 120 Hz, 3 HDMI inputs, PC input, 2.8-inches thick

Thoughts: Seekers of big screens will want to line up at Sears on Black Friday, where Sharp's 60-inch, LED TV will be on sale for $400 off the current asking price. For gamers, this set's so-called "Vyper drive" aims to eliminate input lag. [View All Sears Deals]

Target

Target: Element 40-Inch LCD TV for $265

Model Number: ELDFT404

Specs: 1080p, 60 Hz, 3 HDMI inputs, USB, PC input

Thoughts: Although it's not a steal like Best Buy's 42-inch Sharp for $199, the no-name Element 40-inch TV gets a $235 price cut on Black Friday, making it worth consideration for a small den or bedroom TV set. [View All Target Deals]

Walmart

Walmart: Toshiba 65-inch LCD TV for $998

Model Number: 65HT2U

Specs: 1080p, 120 Hz, 3 HDMI inputs, 1 USB input, 1 PC input

Thoughts: For those who favor screen size over premium features, Walmart has a 65-inch LCD TV from Toshiba for about $400 less than current retail prices. [View All Walmart Deals]

Target

Target: Westinghouse 46-Inch LCD TV for $298

Model Number: VR-4625

Specs: 1080p, 60 Hz, 3 HDMI inputs, PC input

Thoughts: Westinghouse's 46-inch TV is yet another no-frills television at an unbeatable price, discounted by nearly $250 on Black Friday. These will probably sell out quickly. [View All Target Deals]

Walmart

Walmart: Vizio 42-Inch 3D LED TV for $598

Model Number: M3D420SR

Specs: 1080p, 240 Hz, 1.2 inches thick, passive 3D, Internet apps, 4 pairs of glasses (1 premium)

Thoughts: If you're in the market for a medium-sized 3D TV with all the trimmings, you can't do better on Black Friday than this 42-inch Vizio, which will be $300 cheaper than the current asking price. It's an ultra-slim design with LED backlighting, and it offers Internet apps such as Hulu Plus and Netflix over Wi-Fi or a wired connection. [View All Walmart Deals]

Wholesale Clubs

Wholesale Clubs: Samsung 55-Inch LED TV for $1100

Model Number: UN55D6050

Specs: 1080p, 120 Hz, 4 HDMI inputs, 3 USB ports, 1 PC input, Smart TV, DLNA, 1.2 inches thick

Thoughts: Here's one for the shoppers who don't want to brave the lines. Sam's Club and Costco are both selling a Samsung 55-Inch LED TV online while supplies last for $800 off the suggested retail price, and $500 cheaper than other online retailers. BJ's will have some in store on Black Friday as well.