September 19, 2023 - 4 min red
Are you a movie-mad household with serious big-screen envy? A recent home leaver fed up with watching your favourite shows on a laptop? The Good Guys Black Friday sale is your golden ticket to scale up your home theatre set-up and nab that cutting-edge TV or audio tech you thought was out of reach.
“A home entertainment system can be as big or as small as you like,” says John Milonas, The Good Guys Buyer – Televisions and Accessories. “It can be a dedicated media room with a projector or a TV hooked up to a soundbar – and Black Friday is your chance to make whichever style you’re dreaming of a reality.”
Here are some top tips from our expert buyers on how to get the biggest bang for your buck during the Black Friday 2023 sale – and a home entertainment upgrade to smash the ratings (and your next movie night) for years to come.
Want to win big this Black Friday? You need to get your head in the game before you open your wallet. Dive into the home entertainment category with our TV and audio buying guides (our ‘How to future-proof your TV’ checklist is also essential reading!). Next, nerd up on all the tech talk you need to know to shop for a new TV. Then, come in-store and talk to our experts ahead of D-Day so you can narrow down the right home theatre system for your needs and budget.
It all starts with the screen. And the bigger the better. With their ultrawide field of vision, large screens are the secret to creating big-stadium vibes or Hollywood magic in the comfort of your living room. “Most of the latest big TVs deliver impressive features, such as enhanced dynamic range and ultrasharp 4K resolution, which means you can now sit closer to your screen. So sizes you may have ruled out previously might now be an option,” says John Milonas.
No surprise that big TVs are always a red-hot Black Friday ticket. But if you have a small lounge or are looking for a second set for your bedroom, the Black Friday sale is your perfect chance to scoop up a high-end 55-inch model with best-in-class viewing technology, such as Mini LED, OLED or QLED, at a terrific price.
“Audio tech is also in huge demand every Black Friday and can totally transform your home entertainment set-up,” says Christos Boukogiannis, The Good Guys Buyer – Audio.
Consider a smart soundbar that can simulate the Dolby Atmos cinema experience for next-level TV and tunes. Or a pair of wireless home theatre headphones to savour the majesty of surround sound without waking the neighbours.
Don’t have the space (or budget) for an army of speakers?
“A soundbar-and-subwoofer combo is one of the best and easiest ways to get that immersive audio sound that everyone wants,” says Christos. “Especially if it supports Dolby Atmos and has upfiring speakers that can bounce sound from the ceiling for even more high-impact audio.”
Projectors are a top Black Friday buy that lets you be your own entertainment director anywhere, anytime. Their screen size can be configured to any space you’re in, big or small; and, even better, they’re not a permanent fixture. Move them around your house to watch the action where it’s most convenient – or take them over to a friend’s deck for the big game!
The most advanced models come with in-built TV tuners, rich surround sound and outstanding picture quality – optimised for brightness, colour and tone – for everything from epic match days to a cinema under the stars.
Black Friday is a blockbuster shopping day when stores offer massive deals on items big and small, both in-store and online. The Black Friday Australia sales this year fall on Friday 24th November.
Ready to score incredible Black Friday deals on a home theatre upgrade? Read our expert guide to doubling up on Black Friday savings then head in-store to snap up the best TV and audio tech for your household.