Welcome back, readers! Presentations Editor Lewis here on this chilly Thursday morning in New York City. So it’s officially in December. If you’re celebrating Christmas, that means you have approximately 2.5 weeks to get your gifts in order. It also means that retailers are ramping up deals again in order to move inventory of items that didn’t sell out during Black Friday / Cyber Monday.
For example, here’s a solid deal on Vizio’s Big Screen TV. Walmart has the 65-inch Vizio V Series on sale for $448. The 4K TV offers a full array of backlighting, HDR10 Plus/HLG support, and three HDMI 2.1 ports. It also has Chromecast built in for all your streaming needs. in our area Vizio V-Series reviewWe called it a solid TV if price and features are important to you. The only caveat is that we noticed its screen wasn’t as bright as others.
If Walmart sells (which is very possible these days), Best Buy offers it for $449 (Opens in a new tab).
The TCL 5-Series is our top pick for the best budget QLED TV. When it comes to value, you simply won’t find a better deal. Right now, the Editor’s Choice TV is on sale for $399. in our area TCL 5-Series Roku TV reviewWe said this TV delivers a solid 4K quantum dot picture at an affordable price. We also like that it has active full array local dimming, so it can subdue the backlighting in one area of the screen while boosting another, brighter area. In fact, it earned our highly recommended rating at Tom’s Guide 2021 Best TV Awards.
Are you looking for a 50 inch QLED TV? Amazon has the Hisense U6 series on sale for just $429, making it one of the best deals currently going. Besides having a quantum dot filter, this TV uses a full matrix panel, supports regular HDR, HDR10 +, and Dolby Vision HDR formats, and comes with Amazon’s built-in Fire TV smart platform. If you don’t want the Fire TV platform, Best Buy has the 50-inch Hisense U6H 4K TV for $339 (Opens in a new tab).
It’s a modest $50 discount, but the TCL 5-Series is our favorite QLED TV when it comes to value. in our area TCL 5-series reviewAnd, we said, it offers killer performance and a variety of features. This includes Dolby Vision / HLG / HDR10 / HDR10 Plus support, voice remote control with Alexa support, automatic game mode, and Google TV.
Best Buy also has it 50-inch model for sale at $399 (Opens in a new tab) ($30 off), instead The 55-inch model is on sale for $419 (Opens in a new tab) ($10 off). As a side note, the 55-inch model was on sale for $199 (!!!) last weekend, but I really don’t think we’ll see that price point again this year.
If you want a premium OLED experience – the LG G2 is it The best OLED TV You can buy. in our area LG G2 OLED reviewWe gave this amazing TV 4.5 out of 5 stars and said, “This is also the first OLED TV that’s bright enough to recommend to people who will find themselves watching TV in a naturally lit room during the day.” So you will get the best picture quality for any sports match even in the daytime. Perfect for World Cup fans watching today’s matches.
One of last week’s most epic TV shows is back in stock. Woot has the 2022 Samsung Frame line of 4K TVs available to buy from $429. QLED TVs feature an Art Mode that showcases your favorite artwork, shows, movies, and more. It also features HLG/HDR10 Plus support, built-in Google Assistant/Alexa, auto game mode, and Samsung’s Tizen OS.
All sizes are currently on sale: the 32-inch costs $429 (was $597); 43-inch costs $749 (US$997); 50-inch costs $869 (was $1,299); 55-inch costs $1,099 (was $1,499); 65-inch costs $1,489 (was $1,999); 75-inch costs $2,099 (was $2,999); The 85-inch costs $2,997 (was $4,297).
The reason I call this an epic deal is if you look at Samsung direct prices (Opens in a new tab)up to $900 higher and nowhere near promotions for Woot!
If you want a TV deal that hits the sweet spot in terms of price and size, the Amazon Fire TV 4 Series is a good place to start. This 55-inch set delivers a 4K picture with support for HDR 10, HLG, and Dolby Digital Plus.
The Fire TV 4 series makes it easy to operate your favorite streaming services, and you’ll get Alexa Voice Remote to find apps, movies, and shows. You also get 3 HDMI ports with HDMI eARC support. The The 55-inch model is on sale for $329 (Opens in a new tab) (It was $519), but we see estimated shipping dates of 3-6 months.
The OLED TV that broke all price records is back in stock! Right now, Best Buy has the LG A2 65-inch 4K OLED TV on sale for $1,299. That’s $300 off and one of the cheapest 65-inch OLED displays we’ve ever seen. A 48-inch model is also available, but it is no longer for sale. This latest model sold for $569 just a few days ago, however The 48-inch model is now available for $1,299 (Opens in a new tab), making the 65-inch model the way to go. This deal was so amazing we bought the 48-inch model ourselves to test it out.
in our area LG A2 OLED reviewWe said it delivers excellent image quality, wide viewing angles, and perfect blacks. However, there are some drawbacks (for gamers). While the low-latency mode is welcome, the 60Hz refresh rate and HDMI 2.0 ports instead of the newer HDMI 2.1 aren’t ideal. However, those who aren’t interested in gaming (and casual gamers) shouldn’t worry.
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