2022 Black Friday LED LCD TV Buying Guide

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Black Friday has begun, all the major TV models have made deals, and you should have seen many early Black Friday discounts. But before you buy, you might want to know how to choose a TV that's right for you. Different types of panels have different characteristics because of the different technologies used in TVs. This article will give you an overview of how to choose an LCD/LED TV. You can use this article to learn about the benefits of LCD TVs, what to look for in a TV, and which models are worth buying.

Before that, I have listed the 2022 Black Friday OLED TV Buying Guide and the 2022 Black Friday QLED TV Buying Guide. If interested in these two types of TVs, you can click on the article for the complete guide.

LED TV vs LCD TV, What's the difference?​

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In the current market, all home LED TV is actually a kind of LCD TV, only the backlighting is different. LCD is the general name of LCD TV, LED is a kind of LCD TV backlight technology, LED TV backlight has edge lighting and full array lighting in two ways.

LED TVs use light guides to project the picture onto the screen, while traditional LCD TVs use CCFLs (a type of miniature fluorescent light bulb) for backlighting.

Some manufacturers market LED TVs as the new panel, but in reality, LED TVs are LCD TVs, with the difference being the change from CCFL backlighting to LED backlighting. Now you should know this misconception.

LED TV Pros and Cons​

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LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology is more advanced than LCD (Liquid Crystal Display) technology, with better overall visual effects, more energy efficient, and therefore more expensive. However, at the same time, LED TVs have a longer lifespan and are less expensive to maintain.


Energy Saving

LEDs replace fluorescent bulbs with light-emitting diodes, making them more energy efficient than conventional LCD TVs.

High Brightness

LED TVs use a separate dimming and backlighting system, so they can present a brighter picture.


LED TVs have been proven reliable by years of experience, while OLED TVs are far less durable than LED TVs, with the added risk of screen burn-in.


Narrow viewing angle

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from LG Display
One disadvantage of LED TVs is the viewing angle, as you move away from the center of the screen, the color and contrast of the image quality decreases. But OLED screens have the advantage on this point, providing accurate images with wide angles.

Response time

Compared to OLED, LCDs are slower to respond to changes in state. A faster response time will give you less blurring or tearing.

2022 Black Friday LED LCD TV Buying Guide​

Samsung QN90A QLED TV​

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Model NameSamsung QN90A QLED TV
Size43/50/55/65/75/85/98 inches
Display TypeNeo QLED
Refresh Rate120 Hz
HDMI4 (1*HDMI 2.1)
HDR FormatHDR, HDR 10+, HLG
TV PlatformTizen OS

The Samsung QN90A is a very good LED TV that offers a wide range of models to choose from. Whether you want a TV as small as 43 inches or as large as 98 inches, this model will meet your needs.

Unlike ordinary LED TVs, it uses a Samsung Neo QLED panel that combines quantum dots with Mini LED backlighting to take LCD panels to a new level of picture quality. It delivers bright and accurate colors that combat glare in bright rooms. At the same time, Samsung QN90A has an excellent contrast ratio and deepens deep blacks with the local dimming function, which is great for watching movies in a dark room.

It also supports variable refresh rate (VRR), low input latency, and fast response time for the gaming experience.

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  • Excellent contrast ratio and local dimming function
  • Combination of Quantum Dots and Mini LEDs
  • Excellent peak brightness
  • Gaming function support


  • Only one HDMI 2.1 port
  • A little vignetting around bright objects
  • No support for Dolby Vision

Sony X90J TV​

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Model NameSony X90J TV
Size50/55/65/75 inches
Display TypeLCD
Refresh Rate120 Hz
HDMI4 (2*HDMI 2.1)
HDR FormatHDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision
TV PlatformGoogle TV

The Sony X90J TV is a great 4K TV that is still popular today, despite being a 2021 model. It has an excellent contrast ratio and local dimming and high peak brightness, making it suitable for watching TV programs in dark or bright rooms. With Sony's Cognitive XR processor, you are able to get very good image quality.

You get the same gaming features as high-end models, such as HDMI 2.1, VRR (Variable Refresh Rate), and ALLM (Automatic Low Latency Mode) at an affordable price.

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  • Excellent image quality
  • Rich game features
  • Dolby Vision support
  • Smooth and convenient Google TV


  • Narrow viewing angle
  • Does not support HDR10+
  • Does not support a wide color gamut

Vizio M Series QX TV​

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Model NameVizio M Series QX TV
Size50/65/75 inches
Display TypeQuantum LED
Refresh Rate120 Hz
HDR FormatHDR10, HDR 10+, HLG, Dolby Vision
TV PlatformSmartCast

The Vizio M Series QX TV is a new 4K TV for 2022 with value-for-money performance. It has good contrast and brightness to support you in watching movies at night or in rooms with ambient light. A highlight of this model is its rich gaming performance with four HDMI 2.1 inputs, Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and Freesync Premium Pro to give you a great gaming experience.

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  • Good brightness and vivid colors
  • Excellent gaming features
  • 4 HDMI 2.1 ports
  • Both HDR10+ and Dolby Vision support


  • Confusing intelligent system

How to choose the right LED TV?​

There are so many brands and models of LED/LCD TVs on the market, it's not easy to choose the right one for you from the many models available. I'll give you a few highlights, and for a more complete guide, please refer to the 2022 Black Friday TV Buying Guide.

Budget & Size​

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If you don't have a clear idea of your budget, it's hard to choose the best one in the right range. On the other hand, the size of the TV is also important, and it directly determines the price of the TV.

Although many people advocate that the bigger the size of the TV the better, choosing the right size for the actual usage and room size will bring the best experience. You can use the TV size calculator to determine the right size and the right viewing distance in advance.

Picture quality​

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The most important thing when choosing a TV, whether you are an audio-visual enthusiast or a gamer, is the picture quality. You can judge the quality of image presentation based on resolution, contrast ratio, motion compensation, wide color gamut technology, brightness, refresh rate, light control, etc.

Ports and Connections​

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Something that is easy to overlook before purchasing a TV is to focus on the number of TV ports, especially the HDMI input. It can be very frustrating to find out that there are not enough ports to connect your devices when you are using them. Gamers should also pay special attention to support such as HDMI 2.1, VRR, low input latency, etc.