Of all the best TV deals we've seen today in the Black Friday sales, very few have won T3's prestigious Platinum Award.
But that's exactly what the Samsung BU8500 4K HDR TV did, bagging itself a perfect 5-star score and a Platinum Award, our recognition of a product's exceptional quality.
And now that Platinum Award-winning 4K HDR TV has just fallen, in its large 55-inch panel size, to its cheapest ever price on Black Friday, dropping to £499.
View the £499 Samsung 4K HDR TV deal now at Amazon (opens in new tab)
In our Samsung BU8500 review (opens in new tab) we praised this panel's "adroit 4K picture quality", "great spec and good looks", as well as how it "punches way above its price point". We concluded that it was "superb for this price", which now has got even cheaper thanks to this offer, which is one of the best Black Friday deals we've seen.
Here are the full details of the discount:
Samsung BU8500 55-inch 4K HDR TV: (opens in new tab)
£799, now £499 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Not only is this the latest, 2022 version of the Samsung BU8500 in its large 55-inch panel size, but it's a 4K HDR TV that we gave a maximum score of 5 stars to on review, as well as our coveted Platinum Award. It's a top-rate TV, now available at its cheapest ever price point.
We take deal hunting very, very seriously here at T3, as it is something we do all year round for our readers, helping to connect them with top products at the best prices. That's why we've confirmed that this TV is now retailing for its lowest-ever price with the independent price tracking tool camelcamelcamel (opens in new tab), which shows the new £499 price has never been beaten.
Neatly, this 5-star rated TV is also discounted in a series of its other panel sizes, too, so if you like the look of this set but want a bigger or smaller screen, then check out today's best deals across the range below.
Why consider the Samsung BU8500 4K HDR TV
We think anyone looking for a large TV upgrade right now for about half a grand to spend should consider this screen as it ticks all the boxes for a great home cinema experience, including a large panel size, Ultra HD resolution, support for HDR imagery, in-built AI Adaptive sound, and advanced features like a 4K upscaler and a dedicated gaming mode.
This set will fit really well in medium-sized living rooms, or on the wall of a good-sized study or games room.
So, is there any downside to this TV? Well, what this TV doesn't offer is a 120Hz refresh rate. This is only important if you have an Xbox Series X or PS5 console, as both of them offer 120Hz refresh rates, which in turn lead to higher frame rates, but it is something to consider if you might end up getting one of them.
If you're not really a gamer, though, and instead need a TV primarily for TV, movies and sports, then the BU8500 is a great choice, as proven by a 5-star review of it.