You might be spends a lot of time outside this summer, but now is actually a great time to buy a new TV. The latest models are just starting to hit stores, which means you can find great deals on older (and still great looking!) Screens. These are a few early Prime Day deals, so there is a chance that prices may fall even more on Prime Day itself (which falls on July 12th and 13th).
Be sure to check out our other Amazon Prime Day coverage, as well as our list of best early Amazon Prime Day deals for more discounts. Our Prime Day Tips guide can also help you sort the good from the bad.
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Amazon does not state that this is a deal, but it is – it’s the first time the price has fallen so low. It’s our favorite TV for most people (9/10, WIRED recommends), with a quantum dot panel offering bright colors, plus local dimming zones for deeper blacks. It has Micro-LED backlighting, so you also get really good contrast, and a built-in Roku interface for easy navigation.
It’s a small deal, but this TCL also has quantum dot technology, which makes the colors stand out more than traditional LED screens. Pair it with built-in Google TV and you will easily be able to watch all the major streaming services in high fidelity (and ask Google Assistant for anything). Do not let the price fool you: You get unique value.
This is slightly smaller than the TCL above, and it’s Hisense’s entry-level option. We have not tested this exact model yet, but we like many of the Hisense TVs we have tried. You get Dolby Vision High Dynamic Range support (better colors), and Amazon Fire TV is built-in as the primary interface. You can always use a different streaming stick if you prefer Roku or another.
Here’s another one that Amazon does not want you to know is a deal (for some reason). This is one of the lowest prices we have tracked on this TV and it is the lowest compared to all the retailers it is sold at. The U8G (8/10, WIRED recommends) looks sleek and has an Android TV interface, and the stand is raised enough for you to fit a soundbar underneath. It has a 120-Hz screen refresh rate (with AMD FreeSync support), so it’s a great budget option for gamers.
LG’s proprietary NanoCell technology gives this model deeper black colors and better lighting than many similar screens, and we like that the feet on the screen are a few inches away from the edges, making it fit better on furniture. Another benefit of this model is LG’s magic remote, which allows you to point and click on apps and the keyboard as if it were an old-fashioned Wii remote.
If you need a smaller TV for your kitchen, bedroom or other compact space, this Android TV from TCL is a decent choice. It even has Google Assistant built-in so you can use it to set timers, play music and get sports results without finding the remote.
Large and beautiful TVs
A screen so massive at this price? Not to mention the fact that it is an OLED panel! This really is a spectacular deal. Organic LED means that each pixel acts as its own backlight, meaning positively epic black levels and contrast. Pair it with a 120-Hz refresh rate with Google Assistant and Alexa built-in, and you have a damn home theater. It just as excellent 65-inch version is on sale for $ 1,597 ($ 200 discount).
This deal is for Prime members only (and availability seems to vary depending on your location). It is rare to find good 65-inch TVs from reputable brands at this price, so this is a great option for anyone who wants to spend as little as possible but wants a large screen. It comes with Amazon’s Fire TV interface built-in and full-array local attenuation for solid black levels.
This is without a doubt the most beautiful TV on this list, even if you need a really long TV stand as the legs protrude at the edges (unless you wall mount it). It’s another OLED panel, so you get vibrant colors and ink black, and there’s an Android TV interface.