You can be spend a lot of time outside this summer, but now is a great time to buy a new TV. Newer models are starting to hit stores, which means you can find great deals on older (and still fantastic!) Screens. These are some of the first Prime Day deals, so there is a possibility that prices will go down even more on Prime Day itself (which falls on July 12 and 13).
Be sure to check out our other Amazon Prime Day coverage as well as our summary of the best Amazon Prime Day deals for more discounts. Our Prime Day advice guide can also help you distinguish the good from the bad.
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Amazon does not indicate that this is an agreement, but it is: it is the first time that the price drops so low. It’s our favorite TV for most people (9/10, cable recommendations), with a quantum dot panel that offers bright colors, as well as local darkening areas for deeper blacks. It has Micro-LED backlighting, so you also get very high contrast and an integrated Roku interface for easy navigation.
It’s a small business, but this TCL also includes quantum dot technology, which makes colors appear more than traditional LED displays. Combine it with the built-in Google TV, and you can easily watch any of the major streaming services (and order anything from the Google Assistant). Don’t let the price fool you – you get exceptional value.
This is a bit smaller than the previous TCL and is the Hisense entry level option. We haven’t tested this exact model yet, but we like many of the Hisense TVs we’ve tested. Get Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range support (best colors) and Amazon Fire TV is integrated as the main interface. You can always use another play stick if you prefer Roku or another.
Here’s another one that Amazon doesn’t want you to know is a deal (for some reason). This is one of the lowest prices we have tracked on this TV and is the lowest compared to all the retailers where it is sold. The U8G (8/10, WIRED Recommends) looks sleek and has an Android TV interface, and the support is high enough to place a sound bar underneath. It has a 120 Hz screen refresh rate (with AMD FreeSync support), making it a fantastic budget option for gamers.
LG-owned NanoCell technology gives this model deeper blacks and better lighting than many similarly priced screens, and we like that the feet of the screen are a few inches from the edges, which makes it s best fit furniture. Another advantage of this model is the LG Magic Remote, which allows you to point and click on apps and the keyboard as if it were an old-school Wii Remote.
If you need a smaller TV for your kitchen, bedroom, or other compact space, this TCL Android TV is a decent choice. It even has built-in Google Assistant, so you can use it to set timers, play music, and get sports results without finding the remote.
Big and beautiful TVs
Such a big screen at this price? Not to mention the fact that it is an OLED panel! Really, this is a spectacular deal. Organic LED means that each pixel acts as its own backlight, meaning positively epic black levels and contrast. Combine it with a 120 Hz refresh rate, with the built-in Google Assistant and Alexa, and you have a great home theater. The equally excellent 65-inch version is on sale for $ 1,597 ($ 200 off).
This offer is for Prime members only (and availability seems to vary depending on your location). It’s rare to find good 65-inch TVs from reputable brands at this price, so this is a great option for anyone who wants to spend as little as possible but wants a big screen. It comes with Amazon’s built-in Fire TV interface and full local regulation for solid black levels.
This is without a doubt the most beautiful TV on this list, although you will need a very long TV stand, as your legs protrude from the edges (unless you mount it to the wall). It’s another OLED panel, so you’ll get vivid colors and ink blacks, and there’s an Android TV interface.