BEST 75-INCH TV DEAL: The LG 75-inch 83 Series QNED TV combines mini LED backlighting and NanoCell tech for juicy color and more precise contrast — $1,499.99$2,499.99 (save $1,000)
Upgrading to a 4K TV — even a QLED or OLED — no longer has to be an intimidating financial setback. High-quality TVs featuring punchy colors, decipherable shadows, and smooth transitions have become increasingly affordable for regular consumers, made even more budget-friendly by frequent sales from retailers like Best Buy, Walmart, and Amazon. Here are our top picks.
TV deals are categorized by brand, then listed in order of size (smallest to largest) and price (lowest to highest).
The big-but-not-too-big size of our favorite TV for sports is just shy of a whole $1,000 discount. Hyped as one of the brightest TVs on the market, Samsung’s QN90B offers the brightness, precision, and glare control needed for crisp daytime viewing.
One $1,000 discount still sticking around from Best Buy’s holiday sale brings a massive LG QNED TV below $1,500. QNED is a mashup of LG’s NanoCell technology and quantum dots (which amp up color depth using an extra light filter of nanoparticles) and the backlighting of mini LEDs (for more precise contrast through extra dimming zones, which will be helpful for keeping track of the football).
The 55-inch version of Sony’s luxury OLED TV is somehow seeing a bigger discount than the more expensive 65-inch model. Bringing that “O” on board significantly upgrades the TV’s picture quality, especially in dimly lit rooms and dark, shadowy scenes. OLED doesn’t require an external backlight. Instead, they use organic light-emitting diodes. These self-lit pixels are individually controlled by the TV itself based on the content and lighting of the room, offering more precise contrast than LED or QLED.
Insignia’s QLEDs are a budget-friendly way into that vibrancy that LEDs with no quantum dots just can’t provide. They also run on the familiar, smooth Fire TV platform. This 50-inch model is the perfect size for small spaces and is actually $10 cheaper than the 43-inch version of Amazon’s non-QLED Omni Fire TV.