Black Friday HDTV breakdown by price, size, store and more!

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Black Friday is widely known for low prices on everything from electronics to toys and kitchenware but if you ask the average consumer what they will be purchasing on this, the day of massive sales; they're likely to respond, "HDTV!" For low and mid-range HDTVs there's no time like Friday to buy and this year the prices are reaching record lows even without the help of rebates.

In fact, USA Today took a look at HDTV sales this holiday season and found that most retailers will be selling them, "at near cost." on Black Friday. Additionally, due to an oversupply of HDTVs in the marketplace retailers are likely to cut prices 10-25% over the weekend according to one analyst.

Since everyone's HDTV needs are different, 3deals.com has assembled a chart of the HDTV sales across retailers that will be on sale come Friday. The list is an amazingly useful tool for anyone in the market for a new TV. It not only breaks the offerings down by size and price but also by store. Additionally, you can easily see if the TV is LCD or Plasma and what is the maximum resolution.

3deals also has a price history for many of the TVs; making it easy to see just how good the deal actually is. Price checking a Black Friday deal is especially important; since as USA Today notes, some TV sale prices are simply everyday prices dressed up with a starburst "SALE!" sign.

By using this tool I was able to help a coworker find what TV he wanted to get in just a few minutes; rather than the hours he could have spent comparing ad after ad. If you are having trouble figuring out how big you should go or how small you can survive with, be sure to check out the TV size guide which will suggest sizes based on how far away from the TV you sit.

After you've found your perfect TV, be sure to hit up WalletPop's guide to store openings and online sale times to plan your shopping assault. The list combines store opening times as well as the times of online sales for over 15 of the biggest Black Friday contenders. We'll be covering Black Friday Deals even as we gobble up our turkey, so hit us up before you head out Friday morning to be the most informed shopper in line!

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    A sale sign is posted at a Disney store in Daly City, Calif., Monday, Nov. 24, 2008. The holiday shopping season begins Friday with a blitz of early morning specials. But for some merchants, it's essentially already over. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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    A sale sign is posted outside a Foot Locker store in Daly City, Calif., Monday, Nov. 24, 2008. The holiday shopping season begins Friday with a blitz of early morning specials. But for some merchants, it's essentially already over. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)

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    Shoppers walk along Fifth Ave. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008 in New York. The holiday shopping season begins Friday with a blitz of early morning specials. But for some merchants, it's essentially already over. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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    Shoppers walk along Fifth Ave. Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2008 in New York. The holiday shopping season begins Friday with a blitz of early morning specials. But for some merchants, it's essentially already over. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

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    Sam's Club Chief Executive Doug McMillon (R) talks with Vice President and Regional General Manager John Furner (L) and New York City Markets Manager Mohamed Khan (C) in the toy section of the Sam's Club Store in Secaucus, New Jersey, November 25, 2008. Black Friday sales and store traffic will rise this year as U.S. consumers who delayed purchases in the past few weeks finally head to stores to take advantage of retail deals, McMillon said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES)

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    Sam's Club Chief Executive Doug McMillon smiles as he tours the Sam's Club Store in Secaucus, New Jersey, November 25, 2008. Black Friday sales and store traffic will rise this year as U.S. consumers who delayed purchases in the past few weeks finally head to stores to take advantage of retail deals, McMillon said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES)

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    Sam's Club Chief Executive Doug McMillon poses in the Christmas Holidays area at the Sam's Club Store in Secaucus, New Jersey, November 25, 2008. Black Friday sales and store traffic will rise this year as U.S. consumers who delayed purchases in the past few weeks finally head to stores to take advantage of retail deals, McMillon said on Tuesday. REUTERS/Ray Stubblebine (UNITED STATES)

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    ** FILE ** In this Nov. 12, 2008 file photo, tourist Chrissy Pike from Newfoundland, Canada, right, gathers with friends by the subway after shopping at Macy's Herald Square in New York. Shoppers from Europe and Asia who used to arrive in the U.S. with empty suitcases to hold their holiday shopping may be looking at their own finances, exchange rates and the price of airline tickets this year _ and deciding to stay home. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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    ** FILE** In this Nov. 12, 2008 file photo, sisters from Ireland visiting New York, from left, Carol Walshe, Louise Russell and Betty Foley, are shown with another sibling, right, after shopping at the Gap. Shoppers from Europe and Asia who used to arrive in the U.S. with empty suitcases to hold their holiday shopping may be looking at their own finances, exchange rates and the price of airline tickets this year _ and deciding to stay home. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

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    ** FILE ** In this Oct. 7, 2008 file photo, Marianne Skoglund of Orebro, Sweden, coddles an armload of jelly beans while shopping with a friend at Economy Candy on the Lower East Side in New York. Shoppers from Europe and Asia who used to arrive in the U.S. with empty suitcases to hold their holiday shopping may be looking at their own finances, exchange rates and the price of airline tickets this year _ and deciding to stay home. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, file)

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