Black Friday Deals: Westinghouse & Zenith TV Review

Posted: November 17, 2011
Black Friday Deals: Westinghouse & Zenith TV Review

Black Friday is just around the corner, so Chris Hardwick joins Kevin Pereira to see if two televisions are worth the holiday savings. They review the 46" Westinghouse LCD TV from Target and the 50" Zenith plasma from Sears.

The Westinghouse 46" LCD

  • The design of this TV is pretty standard and the bezel is a little big.
  • The build quality isnt' quite what we are used to.
  • But it's 1080P for a mere $299!
  • The refresh rate is 60Hz, which is not something the average viewer will notice.
  • We watched Jursassic Park on Blu-ray on this TV and it was pretty great.
  • If we had one complaint, it would be that the blacks weren't as deep as we would have liked.
  • This Westinghouse TV only has 2HDMI ports and 1 component port, so beware of that.


  • $299.00 at Target with a savings of nearly 50%.

Final Word

  • Buy!
  • It's a good deal but it's 46" for $300.
  • Target is opening at midnight on Black Friday so you can stay up late to buy it.

The Zenith 50" Plasma Television

  • This TV has deep blacks.
  • The design is a bit more modern than the Westinghouse.
  • The bezel on this is smaller.
  • The TV is also 1080P and weighs a whopping 60 lbs so be careful when wall mounting.
  • The picture was good with vivid colors.
  • We did run into problems with the glare.
  • We watched Jurassic Park on Blu-ray and the picture was noticeably better.
  • This TV has more ports with 3 HDMI.


  • $499 at Sears, starting at 4:00 AM on Black Friday.

Final Word

  • Buy!
  • This is an excellent value for the money but you do have to be at the store at 4:00AM.
  • The build quality is a little better than the Westinghouse.

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Comments are Closed

  • suryu

    ha ha i have my 120 baby but its starting to show its age

    Posted: November 26, 2011 5:16 AM
  • cosmonaut81

    I work at Target and every Black Friday we have the Westinghouse on sale. We also get 75% of them back because they don't work. So, pay a little more to get something that will last more than a week.

    Posted: November 20, 2011 7:29 AM
  • incubustable

    @Sanges99, I totally agree. They should do this with laptops and computers as well. I know they don't have the time to do all of this on the show (even though I'm sure they could cut out a lot of corny skits for this instead), but if they could have an online segment reviewing black friday stuff that would be awesome. I mean, come on, its only once a year and it would be nice to see a review on some of these obscurely branded, but inexpensively excellent looking deals.

    Posted: November 18, 2011 12:37 PM
  • Sanges99

    Am I alone in wishing AOTS would do more of this?

    Posted: November 18, 2011 9:20 AM