Aldi is sending 55-inch TV into the race on Black Friday at a competitive price

Are you looking for a new and affordable television? Then Black Friday should be the best time for it. Retailers such as Amazon, Media Markt and Saturn are reducing their televisions particularly sharply during this period. TECHNOLOGY BUTTON picks out the best bargains for you in terms of quality and price.

Cheap televisions are of top quality

The times when a good television set had to cost 2,000 euros are long gone. There are now devices for a few hundred euros on which you can not only watch TV properly, but also use all the important smart functions. It is very clear that expensive OLED TVs can of course deliver an even better picture. The question that every user has to ask is: Do I really need the best possible picture or is a good to very good one enough for me? If you are not exactly an absolute cineast or are planning to get the last percent of power out of your upcoming next-gen console, you usually do better with a cheap television.

The best TV bargains for Black Friday

The selected devices have everything that is currently expected from a television. In addition to the ultra-sharp 4K UHD resolution, they are all equipped with smart functions. Netflix, Amazon Prime, Sky and other streaming services can therefore be watched directly on the device.

Medion X15575 (MD 31755) for 299 euros at Aldi

The Medion television from Aldi with a screen diagonal of 55 inches comes at a top price. Smart functions, the Netflix and Amazon Prime Video app and a media portal are just as much a part of it as the ND triple tuner and HDR image. All in all, a highly functional entry-level model in the 55-inch range at an absolute competitive price. The only downer: First of all, only Aldi Süd customers can enjoy it. The device will be in stores tomorrow .

Sony KD-XH8096 Bravia for 649 euros 555 euros (-14%)

The Sony KD-XH8096 Bravia is available at Amazon within the Black Friday week in five sizes cheaper – 43, 49, 55, 65 and 75 inches. The television runs on Android TV – one of the best currently available smart TV systems that promises a high level of app support. It has been available since the end of March 2020. This model is also a 4K TV with LCD. When it comes to connections, users have a little more choice. For example, there are four instead of three HDMI connections, Bluetooth and AirPlay 2 are also supported by the television. Sony also advertises compatibility with the PS4. However, the sound is not great. It is therefore advisable to couple an external music system or a soundbar. But the picture convinces with rich colors and good contrasts.

The prices on Amazon are between 478 euros and 999 euros, depending on the size. The popular 55-inch size currently costs 555 euros and thus 94 euros less than the next cheapest offer on the Internet.

Samsung GU-TU8509 for 628.84 euros 486.42 euros (-23%)

With the GU-TU8509, Samsung offers a television with particularly narrow bezels that is very cheap on Black Friday. The 55-inch device displays in 4K and, thanks to HDR10 and Dynamic Crystal Color, offers a high-contrast and colorful image for an LCD television. For the smart TV function, Samsung uses Tizen with its own surface. This gives users access to common streaming services, for example. The TV signal is fed in via a triple tuner. The Samsung television offers automatic format adjustment, an integrated media player and, if desired, child safety. It can also be controlled by voice via Amazon Alexa or Samsung’s Bixby. The television has three HDMI inputs, two USB ports and a digital and cinch output.

If you include the shipping costs, the Samsung GU-TU8509 costs from 628.84 euros.

Grundig 50 GUB 7022 Fire TV Edition for 357.78 euros 289.52 euros (-19%)

This Grundig television has a 50-inch 4K UHD screen and, thanks to HDR HLG, displays images with a high contrast. The “Fire OS” operating system, which was developed by Amazons, runs on the smart TV. Accordingly, the television also has access to the voice assistant, which can also be controlled with the supplied voice remote control. You can access the Internet with the device via a WLAN connection or Ethernet connection. There are numerous connections available, including three HDMI and two USB ports, but users have to do without Bluetooth. The television has an integrated triple tuner and is comparatively energy-efficient.

Outside the Black Friday week, retailers asked for the Grundig 50 GUB 7022 around 358 euros. It is currently available for 289.52. That makes a saving of 19 percent.

Samsung GU55TU7079 for 504.95 euros 388.95 euros (-23%)

The Samsung TU7079 television celebrated its premiere in April 2020. The 55-inch device is currently 389 euros, even below the 400 euros mark. 4K UHD and Edge LED lighting ensure a high-quality, sharp picture on the television. Full streaming fun is guaranteed with Amazon, Netflix and YouTube, Maxdome, ARD, DAZN and Co. The Samsung TU7079 is also a good entry-level model for avid gamers that does not put a heavy strain on the wallet. In addition, the TV is compatible with Alexa and Samsung’s own Bixby voice assistant. The device also has a Bluetooth module and is equipped with the in-house Smart TV Tizen system. Only the connections are somewhat limited: two HDMI and only one USB port are available in addition to the common CI + slot, the digital and the antenna connection.

The price at Saturn is currently very cheap. The Samsung television costs 388.95 euros here. An additional EUR 29.90 is charged if buyers want the device to be delivered. If we include the delivery, this results in a price of 418.85 euros, which Amazon also charges for the device.

Hisense A7100F 58 inches for € 390.33 € 333.38 (-15%)

The Hisense A7100F is also one of the current models with its market entry in April 2020. Users currently have to pay just 333 euros for the 58-inch television. Along with Samsung and LG, Hisense is one of the largest television manufacturers and has equipped its 2020 model with a slim housing as well as 4K and HDR10 +. The television has a total of three HDMI ports, two USB interfaces, an optical digital output as well as Ethernet, WLAN and Bluetooth. Hisense has also integrated a triple tuner. Instead of Android TV or webOS, however, the Chinese manufacturer relies on its in-house operating system called VIDAA U. The app selection is therefore somewhat more specific than with the standard systems. The Hisense A7100F still supports apps such as Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Video and Co. While the image of the LCD panel is convincing, the smart TV has a bit of a problem with the sound output. Voices are clearly recognizable, but the sound lacks the depth of space that it needs for a real cinema feeling. Here, users should ideally retrofit external speakers or a soundbar.

Media Markt is currently selling the television very cheaply. It costs 333.38 euros here, there are no shipping costs. This makes the television currently the cheapest offer on the market.

Sony KD-49XG9005 Bravia for 888 euros 729 euros (-18%)

The KD-49XG9005 proves that it doesn’t always have to be a giant TV. If you don’t have that much space or prefer to live a bit minimalist, this is a 49-inch TV with premium equipment. The TV has Sony’s X1 Extreme image processor and runs on Android TV. Version 8 is installed ex works, an update to Android TV 9 is available. The system can be individually expanded with apps for popular streaming services, games and more. The LED backlit screen offers excellent colors and clarity thanks to 4K resolution. Moving images are very fluid thanks to Sony’s “X-Motion Clarity” and still razor-sharp.

Which TV manufacturers have affordable devices on offer?

Many manufacturers play in the lower price segment. Some produce devices specifically for this purpose, others offer older models at a lower price. The differences are often less in the technology than in the appearance and the user interface. Here you can be guided by personal preferences. Examples of manufacturers who also offer affordable televisions of decent quality are:

  • Samsung
  • Philips
  • Xiaomi
  • Toshiba
  • Panasonic
  • Sony
  • Medion
  • TCL
  • LG
  • JVC
  • DYON
  • Blaupunkt
  • Telefunken

What TECHNOLOGY BUTTON pays attention to when selecting offers

When choosing a bargain, the editorial team pays attention to whether it is really a good discount. Often the stated before-prices are only the recommended retail price. This is then often well above the real price for which the television is currently on the market. In this way, a higher discount can be faked. TECHNOLOGY BUTTON checks on price comparison sites and other sources to see whether the previous price is right and whether the device has been cheaper in the past. Only the best bargains land in our selection!

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