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Tips for buying TV's on Black Friday

Posted at 9:00 AM, Nov 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-28 11:00:33-05

Black Friday is a popular time to be those shiny new TV's! But with so many out there and lots of specifications, how do you choose the one that's right for you and your wallet? Here are some tips from PCMag to help you make those purchases!

All you need to do is look at the TV's model number and SKU for all the specifications and to make accurate price comparisons. From those digits, you can know:

  • Screen Size: A number indicating how big the TV is.
  • Product Line: A set of letters or numbers indicating what product series the model is in.
  • Generation: A set of letters or numbers indicating what year the TV was made.
  • Retailer Sub-Model: A number indicating a specific model is intended to be sold at a specific retailer.
  • Other Variations: A set of letters or numbers indicating the TV is of a specific variety outside of its product series. Hisense designates Android TVs with an H and Roku TVs with an R, and LG specifically calls out OLED TVs with the OLED designation.
  • Fluff: Additional numbers or letters that indicate the sales region or other broad categorizations that are similar or identical across all TVs available from the manufacturer in your market.

Click here for examples and a full explanation of each SKU section.

Happy TV shopping!