Black Friday madness begins at Sam’s Club with a 58-inch Vizio 4K TV for $700

sams club black friday 4k tv vizio 700 d series 58 in
Sam's Club
Get ready for two weeks of nonstop Black Friday hype. The Black Friday doorbusters for Sam’s Club kicked off today, and with a 58-inch Vizio 4K Ultra HD TV for just $700 as a headliner, it’s already clear that this year’s notorious holiday shopping blitz is taking the crazy affair seriously, Cyber Monday or not.

The Sams’s Club deals are a good indicator of what we can expect from other big box stores, such as Costco and Wal-Mart, the latter of which is under the same umbrella as Sam’s Club. After all, the companies know that you can only camp out in front of one store once you’ve devoured your Thanksgiving dinner, and they all want to be that store. Sam’s is definitely making a good case — a 58-inch 4K TV with respectable specs for $700 is pretty insane.

The TV in question is Vizio’s D58u-D3 smart TV, which has some serious advantages over other LED 4K Ultra HD sets in its class, including a full-array backlit panel with 10 zones of local dimming, allowing it to better correct for contrast between light and dark areas on screen than run-of-the-mill LED panels. Naturally, the supply will be limited, but Sam’s guarantees that there will be at least 10 per store. It’s the usual baiting tactic: 10 lucky people will bring home the TV, while others who had hoped to buy it will instead leave the store with consolation purchase(s).

There are plenty of other tech deals waiting to tempt them, including a Samsung 65-inch curved 4K ultra HD smart TV for $1,478 for those willing to opt for a much higher price tag (and bigger TV). Other doorbusters include a Nikon DD3300 two-lens bundle for $500, NRG’s wireless speaker for $25, Roku’s Streaming Stick for $40, and much more. Consumers can get the deals through Sunday, Nov. 29, but only while supplies last. (Basically, you’re probably out of luck if you don’t camp out.)

Although Sam’s is closed on Thanksgiving Day, it opens on Friday at 12:01 a.m., so lines will definitely be forming on the actual holiday. For those who don’t want to spend their Thanksgiving waiting outside their local Sam’s, the retail chain will hold a pre-Black Friday sale on Nov. 21, the Saturday before Thanksgiving, as well as offering various online deals leading up to Christmas.


Walmart Back to College sale: Save big on computers, TVs, tablets, and more

Walmart's Back to College sale is your chance to score big discounts on name-brand electronics, so whether you're getting ahead of the new school year or just doing some shopping, we've picked out the best deals that can save you hundreds…
Home Theater

If you've got questions about Ultra HD Blu-ray, we've got answers

Ultra HD Blu-ray discs and players are a killer way to beef up your home theater. Here's everything you need to know about one of the most significant advances in home entertainment to arrive in years.
Home Theater

TV calibration 101: Here's how to tune up the picture of your new TV

You’ve got your new TV out of the box, but now what? Our TV picture adjustment guide takes you through the simple steps to get the best picture from your brand new TV so you can set it and forget it.

Time to upgrade! Here are the best 4K TV deals for August 2018

There's no doubt that a good 4K smart TV is the best way to take your home entertainment setup to the next level so you can enjoy all of your favorite shows, movies, and games in glorious Ultra HD. We've got the best 4K TV deals right here.
Home Theater

From the Roku Ultra to the Fire TV Cube, these are the best streaming devices

There are more options for media streamers than ever, so it’s more difficult to pick the best option. But that’s why we're here. Our curated list of the best streaming devices will get you online in no time.
Home Theater

What’s new on Hulu and what’s leaving in September 2018

Our complete list of what's new on Hulu for September 2018, our personal favorites, and which titles will be removed will help you catch up on all the site has to offer, and also ensure you don't miss any titles heading into the streaming…
Home Theater

Soul Electronics’ new earbuds act as your personal running coach

Soul Electronics is no stranger to fitness-focused earbuds, but its new Run Free Pro Bio use a new gait-analysis technology to measure how you run, effectively acting as your own personal running coach.
Movies & TV

'Star Wars: Resistance' TV series gets a trailer and premiere date

Disney has sky-high expectations for its Star Wars universe, with plenty of plans for the franchise on the big screen and television over the next few years. Here are all the upcoming movies and TV shows, both rumored and confirmed.
Home Theater

Amazon’s next piece of hardware could turn your Fire TV into a DVR

Amazon is reportedly working on a new piece of hardware referred to as “Frank” within the company that would take on Tivo by adding DVR-style functionality to its Fire TV streaming devices.
Home Theater

The white van speaker scam explained, and how it moved to Craigslist and Facebook

The so-called white van speaker scam has been around for a long time, so why do people still get conned on a daily basis? We're here to arm you and your friends with the knowledge you need to see the hoax for what it is.
Home Theater

Become a master caster with these Google Chromecast tips and tricks

Google's Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra are the ultimate budget-friendly streaming devices for cord cutters. We've put together a list of our favorite tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your Chromecast.
Movies & TV

Out of TV shows to binge? Our staff picks the best flicks on Hulu right now

From classics to blockbusters, Hulu offers some great films to its subscribers. Check out the best movies on Hulu, whether you're into charming adventure tales or gruesome horror stories.
Home Theater

Keep those albums sounding great by converting your vinyl to a digital format

There are all sorts of reasons for ripping records and storing them digitally, but what's the best way to do it? We cover the different types of equipment and software available for ripping records at any price in this guide.
Home Theater

They’re not just for gaming: Watch Blu-rays on the Xbox One S and Xbox One X

While the Xbox One S and Xbox One X boost the visuals of your games, they also can pull double-duty as Blu-ray players, but there's a bit of set up needed. Need help? Here's our guide on how to watch Blu-rays on the Xbox One S and X.