For Black Friday and Cyber Monday, retailers are slashing hundreds of dollars off of 4K HDR TVs at any screen size you might be looking for. Whether you’re on the hunt for a stunning LG OLED or a more affordable Roku TV, this is a pretty good time to make that big living room upgrade that you’ll continue to get entertainment from for years.
There’s a lot to consider when purchasing a new TV, which is why we recently put together a buyer’s guide so you know which features and technology to look for. In short, if buying an LCD/LED TV, you should make sure it has full-array local dimming. Ideally whatever you ch
TVs with OLED panels continue to be unmatched when it comes to contrast, black levels, and vivid colors. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are a great time to save on LG’s current lineup. The C9 series offers very slightly better picture than the B9, but I’d steer most people to the more affordable B9, which still looks phenomenal.
LG C9 series
LG B9 series
TVs running Roku’s software remain some of the easiest-to-use sets on the market and can be had at very appealing prices. When it comes to Roku TVs, TCL is generally the brand you want to buy. The company’s 6 Series TVs offer Dolby Vision and include quantum dot technology so they can display a wider range of colors. But the 5 Series is also the sort of TV that a lot of people will be perfectly happy with — especially if it’s their first 4K TV.
Samsung’s upper-end QLED TVs are some of the best LCD sets you can get. Though they can’t compete with OLED in some areas, they do tend to offer better peak brightness, which can help enhance HDR.
Fire TV Edition
Similar in concept to Roku TVs, Fire TV Edition sets come preloaded with Amazon’s Fire TV operating system, offering access to just about every app you’d need and built-in Alexa support. The picture quality on Fire TV Edition sets doesn’t quite match what you’d get from a TCL Roku TV, but recent models have made improvements with new features like Dolby Vision. And it’s hard to do any better for under $300.
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