The future looks bright for those who are looking to nab a great TV at a substantial discount. It’s not just low-end 4K TVs that are getting the best price cuts for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. So far in 2022, we’ve seen many of the latest mid- and high-end models from Sony, LG, Samsung, and more selling for hundreds less than their original list price. So, whether you want a cheap and simple 4K TV with built-in streaming capabilities or you want to spend more money on something like Samsung’s artistic The Frame or LG’s fantastic C2 OLED, we’ve got you covered with all the best deals of the year.
Right now, there are currently a number of discounted 4K TVs to choose from, spanning a wide variety of prices, size configurations, and feature sets. Whether you want a secondary TV for the bedroom or a high-end OLED that’s built for a cinema-like experience, we’ve picked out the best TV deals across four common categories.
A note about Best Buy purchases
Unlike other retailers, Best Buy often throws in additional perks with many of its TVs. While they often vary and change from week to week, you can view the incentives for a given TV within the “Special Offers” section located below the “Add to Cart” button. Many of these deals allow you to save money on soundbars and home theater accessories, while others are tailored toward streaming services, smart speakers, and other items you might bundle with your purchase.
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The best 4K TV deals for most people
The TCL 6-Series R646 model has a Mini LED QLED panel, with HDR10 Plus support and 4K gaming at 120Hz, as well as hands-free Google Assistant voice commands and the Google TV interface. It’s a good option if you are looking to balance price and performance, and the 55-inch model is currently on sale at Best Buy and Amazon for $599 ($100 off), which is the best price to date on the popular 6-Series model. The bigger 65-inch model is selling for $699 at Best Buy. Read our TCL 6-Series Google TV review.
The 2022 R646 is the latest model in TCL’s 6-Series line. The TV features 4K HDR and Mini LED backlighting, along with support for HDR10 Plus and 4K gaming at 120Hz. More importantly, it runs on Google TV software, unlike the last-gen model.
TCL 5-Series (Google TV model)
While the 5-Series sits below the 6-Series in TCL’s lineup, it’s also worth taking a look at if you’re on the hunt for a larger display. The latest model sports a QLED panel like the newest 6-Series, though it lacks Mini LED backlighting and is limited to displaying a 120Hz refresh rate at 1440p, whereas the 6-Series is capable of 4K at 120Hz. The newer model also uses Google TV software as opposed to the Roku software featured on the last-gen 5-Series, which allows it to provide personalized recommendations and access to thousands of streaming apps. It’s a good buy if you want a QLED TV with vibrant colors and good contrast but don’t want to pay the premium for the latest 6-Series.
If you’re a My Best Buy member (it’s free to sign up), you can get a stunning discount on the 55-inch 5-series (S546) ahead of Black Friday. Normally on sale for $399.99, it’s just $199.99 to get the TV.
Sony’s 55-inch X80J TV, like the others above, has Google TV software built-in, so you won’t need to purchase any additional streaming boxes, like an Apple TV or Chromecast. The LED panel also supports HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision HDR and has four HDMI ports (one of which is HDMI ARC). It’s a relatively low-frills affair, but it seems like a good deal that’s currently available at Walmart, where you can buy the 55-inch model for $598 instead of $799.99.
The best TV deals on a budget
Insignia’s 4K HDR Fire TV Edition
You don’t have to spend a fortune for a 4K TV; spending $500 or less can still net you a 4K TV with good image quality and features. Insignia’s F50 Series Fire TV is the perfect case in point, one that supports HDR10, HDMI eARC, and Alexa-based voice commands via the included remote. The 4K set also provides access to Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus, Hulu, and most other popular streaming apps. Compared to the last-gen F30 model, this has slimmer bezels and better HDR, thanks to its QLED panel.
TCL 4-Series (Google TV model)
Like its predecessor, TCL’s latest 4-Series remains one of the more affordable options on the market. The 2022 model swaps the built-in Roku interface found on the prior model for the Google TV platform, however, and thus offers built-in support for Google Assistant (via the included remote) and more personalized content recommendations. At the same time, the LED TV continues to support HDR10, all the major streaming apps, and a 60Hz refresh rate.
It’s a pretty basic TV as far as functionality goes, but Amazon and Best Buy are both currently offering it in various configurations at a steep discount. Right now, for example, you can pick up the 55-inch model at Best Buy for $299.99, which is about $200 off the MSRP and is the TV’s best price to date.
Amazon Omni Fire TV
Amazon’s first TV, the Omni Fire 4K TV, launched in November 2021 and starts at $370. The self-branded effort features the ability to query Alexa even when the TV is off, as well as a low input lag and support for two-way video calling. We gave it a 7 out of 10 in our review while noting how the TV shows great promise thanks to its robust Alexa integration and support for Apple’s AirPlay 2, among other things. At the same time, however, TCL and other similarly priced television makers offer better picture quality.
We’ve seen the 55-inch drop to as low as $299.99 before, but, unfortunately, it’s currently only on sale for $449.99 ($110 off) at Amazon and Best Buy. As of late 2022, Amazon makes a QLED version of its Omni Fire TV that costs more but should deliver better picture quality as well as a sleeker design. The 55-inch version of that model costs $549.99, which is $250 off. We haven’t tested out this model, though.
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The best deals on OLED TVs
LG A2 OLED
Right now, Best Buy has the best price on LG’s entry-level A2 OLED. The 48-inch is on sale for just $569.99 ($730 off). In terms of features, the A2 offers support for both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as an automatic low-latency mode. Unlike more expensive OLEDs, however, the 4K TV doesn’t come with a slate of advanced gaming features, like those found on LG’s C2 models. It offers a slower 60Hz display and lacks HDMI 2.1, for some examples, and it doesn’t support a variable refresh rate. Still, this is a great and affordable way to get your foot in the door with brilliant picture quality.
If you want an amazing-looking display at a somewhat low price, LG’s A2 OLED is one to keep an eye on over the holidays. It lacks the high refresh rate panel and brightness of the pricier LG C2, but the A2 is a lower barrier to entry to fantastic picture quality.
The best deals on 4K TVs for the PS5 and Xbox Series X
Sony’s PS5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X can play 4K games with HDR at up to 120 frames per second. So, naturally, if you don’t have a TV that takes full advantage of your console, it might be time to upgrade to one of the models below. Note that, for the best experience, you’ll want a TV that supports HDMI 2.1.
LG C2 OLEDs
If you’re looking for an impressive TV, we recommend turning your attention to LG’s 2022 C2 model. The 4K TVs touts support for Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync variable refresh rate tech, along with a 120Hz refresh rate and low input lag. They also boast a settings pane dubbed “Game Optimizer,” which conveniently brings together a host of game-centric settings — refresh rate, latency, etc. — for quicker access.
We recommend the C1, last year’s model, if you find an especially great discount. But the price is coming down for the C2, which we like because it weighs less and is available in a 42-inch variant (that costs about $900 these days, down from $1,399.99 at launch). The C2 also offers a few additional features, like a brighter “Evo” panel, the ability to log into different user profiles, and a new “dark room” setting that’s designed to reduce eyestrain. See what our reviewer Chris Welch has to say (spoiler: lots of good things).
Sony Bravia A80J OLED
If you want to spend no more than $1,000 for a 55-inch OLED, you can get Sony’s mid-2021 A80J for that exact price at Best Buy. Like the C2 above, this model has HDMI 2.1 ports with support for PS5 and Xbox Series X (and PC) at fast frame rates and in 4K.
LG’s QNED Mini LED TV
OLED prices aren’t for everyone. If you want something that’ll still look amazing, LG’s QNED Mini LED lineup has many of the same perks for less. The Mini LED backlighting allows for better contrast, dynamic HDR, and improved color accuracy over LG’s previous LCD TVs. (You can find out more info here). Crucially for gamers, they have HDMI 2.1 ports with 120Hz support at 4K resolution.
The 65-inch model, which has webOS for built-in streaming apps, costs $999.99 at Best Buy when you’re signed into a free My Best Buy account. This is $700 off its original price.
Samsung The Frame TV (2022)
Samsung’s The Frame is probably the most unique TV on this list. The television blends into your home decor, displaying customizable images that look like a piece of decorative art if its motion sensor detects someone in the room. When turned on, however, it transforms into an HDR-compatible QLED TV with Amazon’s Alexa built-in and support for AirPlay 2. The stylish 4K TV also boasts a 120Hz refresh rate (when you buy the 55-inch model or larger), support for AMD FreeSync technologies for stutter-free gaming, access to all the popular streaming services, and four HDMI ports.
Unlike its predecessor, the 2022 version also boasts a new anti-glare, low-reflection matte coating. As a result, images bear a remarkable resemblance to actual canvas paintings you might see hanging in a museum. Additionally, Samsung’s TVs are amongst the first to include Microsoft’s Xbox TV app in their gaming hub, meaning Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can stream more than 100 Xbox games without a console. Some games, like Fortnite, are even available to stream without a Game Pass subscription.
Just be aware that, unlike most other televisions in this price range, the latest Frame doesn’t offer Dolby Vision support and lacks full-array local dimming. If that doesn’t bother you, however, you can buy the 55-inch model for $999.99 instead of $1,499.99 at Best Buy, Amazon, Target, and Samsung.
The newest model of Samsung’s art-inspired TV retains the same QLED display as its predecessor but uses a new anti-glare, low-reflection coating dubbed “Matte Display,” which provides images with qualities that resemble an actual canvas.