If you’ve been wanting to pull the trigger on a new television, you don’t need to wait until Amazon Prime Day officially kicks off to score a deal on a new tube. “We’re definitely seeing TV deals ramp up right now,” Julie Ramhold, consumer analyst with DealNews.com recently told MarketWatch Picks. “Some retailers have overstocks due to supply-chain-issue-related overages and others are trying to get a jump on the big Amazon Prime Day sales,” explains smart shopping expert Trae Bodge. We asked deal pros to find us some of the best ones.
Amazon Fire TV 65 & rdquo; Omni Series 4K UHD Smart TV with Dolby Vision
$ 829.99 499.99
“You can get up to 50% off Fire TVs,” says Kristin McGrath, BlackFriday.com shopping expert. This set offers HDR, hands-free Alexa, the ability to stream over one million movies and TV episodes and more. What’s more, this TV has a 4.6 out of 5-star rating with more than 8,500 reviews on Amazon, and PCMag gives this television a “good” rating and makes mention of its affordability, number of Fire TV features, hands-free Alexa voice control, well-balanced colors and low input lag.
Sony XR65A90J 65-Inch A90J Series Bravia XR OLED 4K UHD Smart TV
$ 3,499.99 $ 2,798
CNN Underscored says this TV shines brighter than the rest and is “worth the money.” Even better: It’s now $ 700 below sticker price. A brushed aluminum trim, backlit remote with Bluetooth and minimalist design make this set that comes with Google TV, Google Assistant and Apple AirPlay a real steel.
Sony 65 & rdquo; X80CK LED 4K HDR Smart Google TV
999.99 $ 849.99
This model delivers a picture that’s smooth and clear with over a billion colors and it has built-in Google TV with hands-free Google Assistant in addition to streaming capabilities from Netflix, Disney +, Apple TV, HBO Max, Peacock and more. A backlit remote and table-top stand are included as is a 4 year warranty.
Samsung 50-Inch Class Neo QLED QN90A Series 4K UHD Quantum HDR Smart TV
$ 1,397.99 $ 1,097.99
PCMag gives this TV a 4.5 out of 5-star rating and calls it “outstanding” because of the picture quality that rivals OLED and dual-LCD alternatives. What’s more, this 2021-model television is currently 21% off its original price of $ 1,397.99. The TV offers a 4K quantum processor and quantum HDR 32x, object-tracking sound and more.
Samsung – 85 “Class QN85A Neo QLED 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV
2,999.99 $ 2,799.99
This supersized 4K television features brilliant colors, a vivid display and an object-tracking sound system, which adjusts to follow onscreen action. TechRadar rates this television 4.5 out of 5-stars and says among its pros, this TV has bright, colorful images, is useful for next-gen gamers and has a great smart TV interface.
Pioneer 43 “Fire TV 2021 Model
$ 319.99 $ 199.99
This model features 4K Ultra HD resolution, a vivid Dolby Vision picture, voice remote with Alexa and built-in Fire TV to stream more than one million movies and TV episodes. And at just under $ 200, it’s very budget friendly.
TCL 43-Inch Class 4 Series 4K UHD HDR Roku Smart TV
$ 258.00 $ 232.00
With nearly 6,000 reviews and a 4.2 out of 5-star rating, this affordable television features 4K picture quality, Ultra HD resolution and a personalized home screen with access to thousands of streaming channels, gaming consoles and other devices. CNET notes that: “If you’re looking for an easy-to-use TV with decent picture, this is an excellent place to start.”
Seura Shade Series 2 55 “Inch 4K LED HDR Outdoor TV
$ 2,999.00 $ 2,749.00
Through July 11, Seura Shade Series 2 outdoor TVs are $ 250 off. A bright LED screen can be enjoyed during outdoor viewing and a full weatherproof design will withstand snow, rain, insects and humidity. A soundbar (sold separately) is required for audio output.
How to get the best deal on TVs now
To make sure you’re getting the best deal possible, Bodge says, “Before checking out, use a price comparison tool like Google Shopping or Yahoo Shopping and if there’s a specific mode you have in mind, try setting a deal alert for it on. Slickdeals.net. That way, when and if it goes on sale, you’ll receive an alert and you can make your move. “
Money-saving expert Andrea Woroch says in addition to markdowns, you can save more at competitors by looking for coupons and cashback via sites like CoupinCabin.com. “You can earn up to 2% back at Walmart which will be hosting their own concurrent sales event that drops around Prime Day,” says Woroch.