Find the best deal on an 8K TV from Sony, Samsung, LG and Sharp during Black Friday 2020 here at Funtober.
Funtober will track all of the television deals across the major stores, websites and electronics companies including Best Buy, Amazon and more from Black Friday to Cyber Monday 2020, as we know you are looking for the best 8K tv black friday deals this year:
July 1, 2020 Update:
Last year during Black Friday 2019, we saw a limited number of 8K TVs from Sony, Samsung and LG. There has been a number of new 8K TV releases since then, including the Sony Z8H Series, Samsung Q800T Series, Samsung Q900TS Series, Samsung Q950TS Series, LG NanoCell 99 Series and LG ZX Series. With these announcements, it is looking like there will be even more 8K TV Black Friday options in the United States this year.
Sony Z8H Series
This Sony 8K TV series includes a 75 inch and 85 inch TV version. It uses the Picture Processor X1™ Ultimate which is twice as fast as the X1™ Extreme. It also can upscale 4K and 2K images close to 8K with the X-Reality PRO. It has a minimalist one-slate design and thin bezel frame. Speakers are integrated into the frame closer to the center for harmony in sound and pictures.
Samsung Q950TS Series
This is a NEXTGEN TV meeting ATSC 3.0 interoperability test specifications. It has groundbreaking infinity bezel design (nearly-invisible frame with minimized black edges), intuitive Smart TV features, and lifelike resolution according to Samsung. Samsung also calls it, “Our smartest processor ever.” Samsung announced the European launch of its new 8K TV series including the Q950TS in February 2020.
Samsung Q800T Series and Samsung Q900TS Series
These were released at the same time as the Q950TS to provide offerings from 55 inches to 98 inches in the 8K TV market.
LG NanoCell 99 Series
The NanoCell 99 TV series brings 7 new 8K TVs the the LG lineup of the NanoCell TV series. This brings a Real 8K NanoCell Display and LG α9 Gen 2 Intelligent Processor 8K. The new NanoCell “Real 8K” lineup was announced in April 2020 and includes a 65 inch and 75 inch TV models with sales availability beginning in May and June.
LG ZX Series
This is the successor to last year’s OLED Z9 series from last year. This LG TV series has the α9 Gen 3 AI Processor 8K which is specifically engineered to power 8K performance. It includes a number of technologies to improve your television experience including 8K 4-step noise reduction, AI Picture Pro, AI Sound Pro and AI 8K Upscaling. These OLED tvs went on sale in March 2020.
Is there 8K tv content?
Youtube has had 8K content since 2015 – at a time when no one was able to enjoy them at the resolution at which they were created for consumption. At the time, there was only limited equipment to actually film such content.
Streaming services are still operating in 4K in 2020. This includes Netflix, Amazon Prime and Vudu. Rakuten TV announced in 2019 that they would start streaming in 8K before the end of the year. However – it is not available in the United States so we could not check the validity of whether it happened or not.
But stay tuned! The introduction of 5G technology as part of next generation wireless is expected to increase the wireless bandwidth enough to make 8K TV on streaming services possible. Samsung has been working on this, and promises that its existing 8K TVs can be adapted with 5G dongles. Sharp is also reportedly working on adding 5G to 8K televisions.
Buyers of 8K TVs do not actually have to wait to start using their television. The televisions can use AI upscaling to digitally enhance the resolution of their 4K movies and shoes to stretch it across the screen of the higher resolution device.
8K content is also coming. Japan had been working on developing the capability to broadcast the summer olympics in 2020 in 8K – and that seems even more likely to be possible now that it is delayed by a year until 2021 due to the coronavirus.
Should you buy an 8K TV or wait?
The prices on them are still high, although you can find them on sale on Black Friday, Cyber Monday and other traditional sales. They will no doubt be coming down in price in future years as they gain mainstream popularity. At the same time, if you want to be the first of your friends to have an 8K TV, you simply can not afford to wait for them to drop in price before pulling the trigger.
This is ultimately a personal decision about whether you want to be living on the cutting edge of technology and have the money to spend on a new toy for your living room.
If your goal is future-proofing your purchase, you should probably wait. There may be advancements in the near future which you would want. At the same time, if you want a higher quality tv viewing experience now, there is no better option.
Meanwhile, television manufacturers are already working on 16k screens. Sony displayed a 16K tv screen in Japan in April 2019. The TV was 17 feet tall and 63 feet wide, and later in the year went on sale for a reported price of $5 million.
Can you tell the difference between 4K and 8K?
There has been an intense debate online about whether you can actually see the difference between the quality of the television screens. The human eye is able to see pixels that are better then 8K. However, there have been a number of people noting that it is not really possible to do so at the standard viewing distance upon which most people watch tv.
At the same time, there are definitely reports online that people have done side-by-side comparisons of 8K and 4K tvs and the higher resolution wins out with more detail and clarity.
Previous Information from Last Year:
Black Friday may be winding down this year, but Cyber Week is heating up with major retailers announcing their savings. We expect big online sales for Cyber Monday 2019 across a wide range of products. Cyber Monday is expected to result in more than $9 billion in sales in a 24 hour period on Monday, December 2nd. Yes – your eyes read that correctly. It is actually in December this year and it is going to be huge! We will be posting the 8K TV Cyber Monday deals here as they are announced.
Samsung 8K TVs Sale @ Best Buy
November 24, 2019 Update: On the Sunday before Thanksgiving, Amazon is having a huge sale on televisions. So in addition to the Best Buy sale, Amazon has discounts on Samsung 8K TVs as well and a number of renewed / refurbished 8K Samsung televisions:
Amazon Samsung 8K TV Deals:
Samsung QN65Q900RBFXZA Flat 65-Inch QLED 8K Q900 Series Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility (2019 Model) – $2997.99 (save $2000)
Samsung Q900R Series QN82Q900RBF 82 Inch QLED 8K Smart TV – 8K AI Upscaling – Bixby – Alexa – Google Assistant – Black (Certified Refurbished) – $5371.50
Samsung QN82Q900RBFXZA Flat 82″ QLED 8K Q900 Series Smart TV (2019) (Renewed) -= $4949.95
Samsung QN75Q900RB 75-inch Q900 QLED Smart 8K UHD TV (2019 Model) Bundle 370W Virtual 5.1.2-Channel Soundbar System with Wireless Subwoofer with Instant $300 Saving – $5298
Samsung QN65Q900RBFXZA Flat 65″ QLED 8K Q900 Series Smart TV (2019) (Renewed) – $2374.95
In October 2019, Best Buy announced its Magnolia Anniversary sale with an end date of October 20th. As part of the sale, Best Buy guaranteed to My Best Buy members that they would get the Black Friday price on on the select premium TVs and home theater products which were a part of the sale. In other words – if the price went lower on any of the qualified items between the sale and Black Friday, Best Buy would refund the difference.
As part of this sale, It is the first 8K TV Black Friday deal, with the Samsung 65″ Class LED Q900 series 4320p priced at $2999.99 for a savings of $2000 off the regular price of $4999.99).
More about Black Friday 2019
The 8K TV options are just hitting the mass market. If you want to be on the front end of the revolution to replace 4K televisions which have been on the market since the mid-2000s.
Here are a few of the 8K deals that we will be tracking over the Thanksgiving shopping season this year:In addition to the Best Buy sale, Samsung has also had a number of QLED TVs on sale in October 2019 including two of the 8K televisions from this year. The question as always with new technology is whether to buy it now or wait until it is older and can be bought later. If these are a reflection of the prices on Black Friday deals on the latest models, then it is going to be a banner year for them. Show it off to all of your friends at these prices:
65″ Class Q900 QLED Smart 8K UHD TV (2019) – $3499.99 (save $1500)
55″ Class Q900 QLED Smart 8K UHD TV (2019) – $2499.99 (save $1000)
Sony 8K TV Deals:
The Sony Z9G Series includes a 85 inch Sony 8K TV with a regular price around $13,000 and the Sony 98 Inch 8K TV priced around $70,000.
Samsung 8K TV Deals:
The Samsung Q900 Series of QLED 8K TVs is available in sizes of 65 inches, 75 inches, 82 inches and 85 inches. Samsung says 8K resolution has 16x more pixels than Full HD, and 4x more than 4K Ultra HD. If there are 8K Black Friday deals this year, we expect they will be on the smaller versions such as the 65″ Class Q900 QLED Smart 8K.
Here are some of the Samsung 8K TV options that we have seen deals on in 2019:
LG OLED 8K TV Deals:
The Z9 88 Inch 8K Smart OLED TV with AI ThinQ technology will be the second TV with 8K technology from LG. There is also an LG Nano 9 Series 8K 75 Inch Class Smart UHD NanoCell TV with AI ThinQ technology.
Sharp 8K TV Deals:
Sharp started shipping an 8K TV in Europe, Japan and China in 2018. The 70 inch 8K TV from Sharp (8MB70AU) is now available in the United States as well.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals:
We will be closely following all of the deal announcements for this new series of televisions. When we find some available, we will post them here. Please stop back in a few months/weeks to see what is available. We expect the majority of deals will be posted in November 2019.
It is unclear right now whether there will even be any deals on these premium televisions this year since there usually aren’t a lot of big deals on the latest top of the line products. However, given the popularity of Black Friday deals for TVs, this is one area where the usual situation may not apply.