It’s almost time for the Super Bowl, the only game that functions more akin to an annual holiday in the US than a mere sporting event. This means there are bound to be not only good prices on chips and dip at your local grocery store but also great deals on some of our favorite TVs.
Even if you don’t care one iota about the NFL or American football as a whole, or you only enjoy tuning in for the spectacle of the halftime show and all the cheesy commercials, there’s no reason not to save money on a new TV set when given the opportunity. So we’ve been on the lookout for 4K models with the best discounts that are worthy of your money — and not the junky, ultra-cheap ones many big-box retailers overhype at this time of year.
You may not be able to do any better in the “bang for your buck” department than TCL’s latest 6-Series TV. Its Mini LED panels offer much-improved color and deeper black levels without requiring you to spend remotely as much as you would for a pricey OLED model. The 6-Series offers great picture quality, too, and runs on the Google TV platform, which provides access to all your favorite apps alongside helpful home screen recommendations. It even supports 120Hz refresh with a couple of HDMI 2.1 ports, allowing you to maximize the performance of the latest gaming consoles.
Right now, TCL’s 55-inch 6-Series is on sale for $599.99 ($100 off) at Best Buy and Amazon, which is as cheap as this model gets. If you have the space for a bigger TV, the best value is going with the 65-inch panel, which Best Buy is currently selling for $699.99 ($300 off).
2021 TCL 6-Series Google TV (55-inch)$70014% off
TCL’s 6-Series TV improves on the Roku model with upgraded HDMI 2.1 ports (two of which support 4K at 120Hz), a brighter picture, and hands-free voice controls.
2021 TCL 6-Series Google TV (R646)$6508% off
TCL’s R646 6-Series Google TV features Mini LED backlighting for an impactful, bright picture. The TV’s performance and frequent improvements via software updates make it among the best values on the market.
We’d be remiss not to be on the lookout for discounts on LG’s excellent C2 OLED TV, which remains one of our favorites here at The Verge. The OLED displays excellent color contrast and true blacks since it can turn off individual pixels. It also supports 4K resolution at a 120Hz with variable refresh rate (VRR), helping to prevent unwanted screen tearing when gaming. Each of its four HDMI ports is 2.1-compatible, so you can take advantage of all that on a PS5 and Xbox Series X as well, but keep in mind that the OLED panel won’t get as bright as an LCD display — something to be wary of if you plan on using it in a bright room.
As for deals, there are currently discounts available across the entire C2 lineup, which ranges from 42 inches to a massive 83 inches. The best deals, however, are at BuyDig, where you can pick up the 55-inch C2 for $1,296.99 ($503 off) with a $120 Visa gift card and an extended four-year warranty. The 65-inch model is also on sale for $1,696.99 ($803 off) with a $170 Visa gift card and the same warranty, which applies to the other discounted configurations as well (including the beastly 77-inch model).
If you don’t have a ton of space (or want to turn a TV into a behemoth gaming monitor), you can also get the 48-inch C2 for $896.99 ($503 off) at BuyDig with a $40 Visa gift card and the same, four-year extended warranty. Keep in mind, however, that the 48-inch version doesn’t get quite as bright as larger C2 models.
LG C2 OLED (65-inch)$250032% off
LG’s C2 is a jack-of-all-trades 4K OLED TV. It offers beautiful picture with perfect blacks, four HDMI 2.1 ports, and a ton of software features, including support for Apple HomeKit and AirPlay 2.
Another TV we love that is often discounted is Samsung’s latest Frame TV. Unlike the LG C2, the unique strengths of this TV don’t lie in just raw specs but in its aesthetic and the presence it has in your room. The Frame is an excellent 4K TV with 120Hz support, but its parlor trick is that it can decorate your space with some lovely art when not in use — instead of functioning as a giant, black mirror. The latest model also uses a matte finish on the display, making the artwork much more convincing and authentic-looking than the usual static images displayed on a non-OLED TV.
Currently, the 65-inch Samsung Frame TV is on sale for around $1,598 ($402 off) at Best Buy, Amazon, and direct from Samsung. You can also pick up the jumbo 75-inch version for around $1,998 ($1,002 off) from Amazon, Best Buy, or Samsung. That’s a whole lotta art.
2022 Samsung The Frame TV (65-inch)$200020% off
The newest model of Samsung’s art-inspired 4K TV retains the same QLED display as its predecessor but uses a new anti-glare matte display, which provides artwork and photos with qualities that resemble an actual canvas.
LG QNED Mini LED TV
LG’s QNED Mini LED TV strikes a nice balance when it comes to specs without getting as pricey as comparable OLEDs. Its Mini LED panel provides a contrast-rich experience that is similar to that of OLED, though you won’t have to worry as much about the risk of burn-in or the preventative measures to circumvent them. Two of its four HDMI ports support the 2.1 spec, so it’s not quite as flexible with inputs as the C2, but that’s good enough for both a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X to take advantage of its 4K resolution with 120Hz refresh.
The 65-inch LG QNED is on sale right now for $999.99 at Best Buy, which is $700 off its regular list price. The bigger 75-inch model is also down to $1,499.99 ($1,000 off), which, as someone who once spent close to that on a lower-class TV from LG of the same size, I can attest is quite the value. Most TVs get exorbitantly more expensive once you climb above the 65-inch threshold, and while $1,499.99 is certainly not cheap, it’s still a good price for a TV of this size and quality.
LG QNED Mini LED TV (2022)$170041% off
LG’s QNED with Mini LED backlighting is made for those who want a big amazing TV for under $1,000.
A few more Super Bowl TV deals
- Sony’s 55-inch Bravia A80J, another great OLED option, is on sale at Best Buy for $999.99 ($900 off). It’s advertised as “perfect for PlayStation 5” as it supports 4K resolution at 120Hz and has HDMI 2.1 — though, like others, only two of its four inputs are the 2.1 spec.
- If you’re working with a tighter budget, the 65-inch Amazon Fire TV Omni is on sale for $549.99 ($250 off) at Best Buy. This TV is fairly affordable yet offers support for 4K resolution, HDR, and one HDMI 2.1 port, though it tops out at a nothing-special 60Hz. It also has Amazon’s Fire interface baked in, which means easy access to streaming apps and a lot of Amazon content on your homescreen.
- Prefer to spend under $500? Hisense’s 55-inch, HDR-ready U6H Series ULED TV is down to around $368 ($202 off) at Best Buy and Amazon. Its refresh rate is capped at 60Hz and it lacks HDMI 2.1 inputs, but it still supports full-array local dimming for better contrast and black levels, as well as Dolby Atmos, Google Assistant, and Google’s slick TV platform.
- The 55-inch TCL 5-Series is also just $369.99 ($60 off its typical sale price) at Best Buy. It may not be a huge discount, but it’s a good size panel that supports Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision HDR. And while the budget-friendly 4K TV isn’t as gaming-centric as other models on our list, the built-in Roku interface is easy to navigate for even the app-averse. The 75-inch panel is on sale at Best Buy, too, where you can pick it up for $699.99 ($400 off).
Update, February 3rd 4:20PM ET: We’ve updated this post to include new pricing and availability details, along with a mention of Hisense’s U6H ULED TV.