Prime Day might have come to an end, but you can find some of the best Prime Day deals still available. If you act quickly, there’s still time to take advantage of some of the best 4K TV deals we’ve seen in a long time. Tons of fantastic offers are still available on everything from run-of-the-mill LED 4K TVs to souped-up OLED and QLEDs — and with Amazon and Best Buy’s sale promising they won’t be cheaper on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, now is the time to buy.
We’ve spotted some truly amazing deals so far. Among the best were:
- This 75-inch 4K TV at Best Buy.
- This 50-inch TCL 4K TV which was discounted to $280 and is now down to an incredible $230, which is down $120 from the usual $350.
- A 55-inch Samsung Q60T for just $600.
- And OLED fans, today is your day to save a bundle on a Sony OLED TV.
Think a new TV has to cost a lot? We’ve even found smart TVs for as little as $110.
There are plenty of options for cost-conscious shoppers, too. Scroll down for our top picks and keep coming back to this page — the deals are changing quickly and some won’t be around for long. You can also take a look at some Prime Day soundbar deals to upgrade your home theater experience.
Today’s best Prime Day 4K TV deals
How to choose a 4K TV
Ultra HD panels are no longer new technology and have all but replaced 1080p screens for TVs that are larger than 43 inches. The first two things you’ll need to figure out to narrow down your choices are how much you’re willing to spend and how big of a TV you want, and in 2020, you have a lot of options to choose from across a dizzying range of price brackets and screen sizes. Shoppers who found 4K TVs a little too expensive even five years ago now have many budget-friendly models available to them. A couple of our favorite brands are TCL and Vizio, but makers like Samsung and LG also offer some affordable 4K smart TVs in their lineups. You can generally expect to pay $200 to $500 for one of these basic TVs up to 65 inches or so, with the price naturally increasing with panel size.
Even basic UHD smart televisions all now feature Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity along with built-in streaming software (which is often a specific suite, such as Roku or Amazon Fire, along with popular pre-loaded apps like Netflix and Hulu) and HDR, and these tick all the boxes that most people want in a modern television. We expect to see plenty of them on sale among this year’s Prime Day 4K TV deals, but as stated above, home theater enthusiasts looking for something with more features and newer technologies should keep their eyes peeled as well.
Not all 4K TVs are equal (hence the price differences), and the higher-end makers like Samsung, LG, and Sony have led the way in innovating cutting-edge technologies to squeeze more performance out of these Ultra HD displays. Most TVs use standard LED panels, but two new categories have grown in market share lately: OLED and QLED TVs. QLED (quantum dot LED) panels feature a layer of light-emissive nanoparticles — the “quantum dots” from which “QLED” derives its name — behind the LCD. These quantum dots improve the picture’s color accuracy considerably, without diminishing brightness. QLED 4K TVs are not much more costly than regular LED sets so they’re worth considering if you’re putting your TV in a bright area, such as a living room with large windows.
OLED (organic light-emitting diode) panels were pioneered by LG, and other brands that make OLED TVs even source their panels from LG. OLED displays boast deeper contrast — blacks look perfectly black, not grayish — and don’t experience any “light bleed” as pixels go completely dark when not being used to create an edge-to-edge picture (think space or night scenes, for example). If a lack of “true black” contrast bothers you with common LED panels, then an OLED 4K TV might be a good choice. You’ll pay extra for it, though, usually north of $1,200, but that price gap has narrowed in recent years and OLED televisions are not as cost-prohibitive as they once were. If you’re after the Prime Day 4K TV deals with the biggest savings potential, OLEDs are a good place to start.
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