Fire TVs are heavily discounted for Prime Day, and you can get your hands on one for as low as $89. That’s for the 24-inch Insignia F20, but if you’re looking for something larger, the 50-inch F50 has 4K resolution and is down to $299. The best value of the lot is the 55-inch F30 that comes in at $279.
But a better recommendation would be the Hisense 50U6HF. This model is down to just $339, and while that’s costlier than what Insignia’s offerings, it’s worth it because the Hisense U6 comes with a QLED panel. The quantum dot tech results in much better contrast levels than regular LED TVs, and you get higher brightness levels — making it the best of both worlds. Having used several QLED TVs over the last three years, I highly recommend the Hisense U6; it’s a steal for what it costs.
With increasing yields and lowering manufacturing costs, OLED TVs aren’t anywhere as costly as they used to be even a few years ago. That’s evidenced by these deals; Sony’s A80J is one of the best 55-inch OLED TVs you can buy today, and you can get it for under $1,000 right now.
Of course, if you’re looking for the best OLED TVs, you’ll have to turn to LG. The C1 series has been a stalwart in this category, and the 55-inch version is the ideal option. There’s also a 48-inch model on sale if you want a smaller TV, and if you’re looking for a 65-inch version, you’ll have to shell out just shy of $1,500 for the LG B1.
All of the TVs I outlined above are ideally suited for gaming as they go up to 120Hz at 4K. A word of warning here: LG’s 48-inch A1 OLED TV is down to $676, and while it sounds similar to the C1 series, that isn’t the case. For one thing, the A1 misses out on 120Hz refresh, with the panel locked to 60Hz. So you’re better off paying a little more and getting the C1 instead. Of course, if you don’t care about gaming, you can save some cash with the A1.
While LG and Sony have focused their efforts on OLED TVs, Samsung turned to QLED to differentiate its TVs. QLED TVs have a regular LCD panel but include a transmissive layer that increases brightness and color vibrancy. OLED TVs, meanwhile, have pixels that individually light up, and as such deliver blacker blacks.
Regardless, Samsung’s QLED tech is on par with OLED TVs, and this is particularly true in the last two years. If you’re interested in a Samsung QLED TV, you’ll want to take a look at the 55-inch The Frame; it has excellent image quality, and a unique design that makes it stand out. Samsung’s smart TV platform is also one of the best around, and
Best of all, the model that’s on sale is the 2022 edition and debuted just a few months ago. If you’re looking to maximize value, the 2021 model is down to just $979, making it that much more enticing.
If you’re not a fan of The Frame, Samsung’s Q80A 55-inch QLED TV has a more mainstream design, and it’s down to just $797.
It doesn’t get much better than 8K resolution. While most people won’t be able to tell a difference from 4K in usual environments with their naked eye, there are some people who swear by 8K. The differences can usually be seen on larger screens, which is likely why this Samsung model only comes in 65, 75, and 85-inch models.
It’s still extremely expensive, even after the $500 discount, but you’re getting the best in class that there is with Quantum Mini LEDs, an anti-reflection screen with a wide viewing angle, built-in voice assistants, Dolby Atmos, and a lot more.
Amazon isn’t the only storefront holding sales today. Samsung has some deals of its own that you won’t find with a Prime membership. Splurge nearly $4,000 and you can grab the excellent Terrace outdoor television for $1,000 off of its usual price. If you want to go even bigger, you can also upgrade to a 120-inch projector that’s also $1,000 off on Samsung’s website right now.
Though these are certainly steep prices on their face, Samsung is offering heavy discounts that you likely won’t beat elsewhere on these products.
If you’re looking for some more affordable options aside from QLED and OLED models but don’t want to get a Fire TV, there are plenty of other options available like Roku TVs and Google TVs from Sony, TCL, and Hisense. You can go the extreme budget way of opting for a 720p display for less than $200, or spend a bit more and get a pretty nice 4K TV for less than $700. If you’d rather go the middle of the road Hisense’s R6 Series Roku TV is discounted to just $279, and still delivers 4K resolution.
Looking for a smaller television for your office or kitchen? You can get some nice 24 and 32-inch models at a discount for Prime Day. A lot of the TVs you’ll find on a budget only sport LED screens with 720p resolution, but sometimes that’s really all you need if you’re using this as an extra TV in addition to your main living room TV. The best part is that The TLC Class 3-Series and Hisense A4 Series are smart Android TVs that support services like YouTube, Hulu, Google Play, and more.
Vizio’s M series has been a stalwart in the mid-range TV category, and a lot of that has to do with the value that you get. This particular variant is a 55-inch model with a 4K QLED panel, full-array local dimming zones, and a smart TV platform that has your favorite streaming services. This is limited to 60Hz, so it isn’t ideal for gaming, but if you want a high-quality panel on a budget, you’re getting a great deal here.