June 22, 2024


The Joy of Technology


Best Black Friday TV Deal: 65-inch Sony 4K OLED TV with Soundbar: $1889.99

Black Friday is here and with it the deals on electronics gear. But if a low quality TV that you wouldn’t normally even consider buying is on sale, is it really a good deal? We here at eCoustics prefer to scour the web for great deals on high quality gear that you would probably even want to buy if it were not on sale. And so we present you with this Black Friday TV Deal, brought to you by the good folks at Amazon:

Sony 65-inch A80K OLED TV with Dolby Vision and Bonus Dolby Atmos Soundbar for $1889.99


Sony’s A80K 4K OLED TV is one of the top performing TVs on the market in 2022, right up there with LG’s OLED TVs and Samsung’s QD-OLED TVs. This particular model, the Sony A80K uses an OLED panel from LG Display, combined with Sony’s proprietary video processing to create a gorgeous image in most viewing environments. It’s particularly well suited for movie-watching with the lights turned low. Its only drawback is that it is slightly less bright, compared to LG’s C2 series OLED as well as Samsung’s and Sony’s QD-OLED TVs. But these sets all sell for significantly more money.

The Sony A80K includes Dolby Vision HDR for excellent performance on Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs and on 4K streaming sources such as Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, HBO Max and Disney+. It also supports Dolby Atmos passthrough to compatible receivers and soundbars.

And speaking of Dolby Atmos soundbars, this bundle comes with Sony’s own HT-A3000 soundbar. It’s a 3.1-channel soundbar that supports a virtual immersive surround sound experience including Dolby Atmos, DTS:X and Sony’s Reality 360 Audio. It does a pretty good job on its own, but we’d recommend upgrading it with the optional rear channel speakers (RS3 or RS5) as well as one of Sony’s wireless subwoofers (SW3 or SW5). If you’re going to use the new TV with your existing surround sound or home theater system then you can use the soundbar to upgrade the sound of an existing TV in a bedroom or living room.

The bundled price represents a savings of $1100 off the normal price of both the TV and soundbar, and a discount of $306 below the already discounted Black Friday pricing of the TV and soundbar if purchased separately. Free shipping is included in the price. Also, if you pay using an Amazon Prime card, you can get 5% back as a statement credit, worth an additional $94.50 in savings.

Amazon lists the pricing as good until November 28, assuming supplies last.

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