Hold your horses, shoppers. While Best Buy was running an incredible deal on the Vizio OLED TV, bringing it to the lowest price we might have ever seen a 55-inch OLED TV, it seems to have come to a close. (For available deals, in the US or elsewhere, check out our Black Friday TV deals guide.)
As spotted by The Verge, the 55-inch Vizio OLED was briefly retailing for just $900, making for a sizeable $400 discount from its previous RRP.
We’ve seen similar discounts on other OLED sets, such as the LG CX – now just $1,399 down from $1,799, also at Best Buy – but given Vizio’s model was far cheaper to begin with, the resulting price point was nigh-on impossible to resist.
The deal does, however, show that Black Friday TV deals can still surprise us – and that more like this one could still be yet to come.
OLED is the premium TV tech of the moment, with self-emissive pixels that slim down form factors, enable precise brightness control, and ensure an infinite contrast ratio between dark and light areas of the screen. It’s really, really great.
With the launch of the PS5 and Xbox Series X this month, this HDMI 2.1-enabled television is primed for 4K/120Hz gameplay to make the most out of the next-gen consoles’ capability.
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Today’s best Vizio OLED TV deal
Vizio 55-inch OLED TV:
$1,299 $899 at Best Buy
This mid-price OLED TV got a staggering $400 discount for shoppers logged into your My Best Buy account, but for a brief time.
What’s the fuss about the price tag? OLED TVs simply do not come this cheap, especially in the US. UK shoppers have had the chance to buy the £999 Philips OLED 754, or the inadvisable Hisense O8B OLED, but this $900 price point is something else.
It’s a smart move by Vizio, for sure. Noone else is selling OLED TVs this cheaply, and it means writers like me are full on freaking out, the only way they know how: by typing several hundred words on the topic.
There’s a chance of other great Black Friday TV deals down the line, though, so do keep an eye on TechRadar to see what other good discounts surface.
More OLED TV deals
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