Need guidance at a glance? These are our favorite Prime Day TV deals from Walmart, Best Buy, Dell, and Amazon as of Oct. 13:
There are a few times each year when TVs are all but guaranteed to go on sale. Black Friday is on that list, but forcing yourself to wait until November for your new TV probably isn’t necessary.
Outside of the holidays, says that other notable TV sales often occur when consumers are preparing to watch a big event on TV (Super Bowl season) or when tech brands release their new TV line for the year.
But, in true 2020 fashion, these trends don’t exactly apply to this year’s shopping calendar. Brands like the delay of some TV launches due to pandemic-related production issues (potentially screwing with the traditional sales on old models). and Disney pushed back countless movies slated to come out in theaters sometime in 2020, putting a spotlight on the consumer’s reliance on streaming at home.
Fall is the best season to buy a TV, anyway, but a chilly season plagued with closed public spaces and canceled holiday events due to COVID-19 precautions means that at-home entertainment could be an extra big deal this year.
Here are our favorite Prime Day 2020 TV deals from Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Dell, organized by brand, then size, then price:
OUR TOP PICK: Samsung 70-inch 6 Series 4K UHD Smart Tizen TV (UN70TU6980FXZA) — $529.99 (save $220)
If you’ve been dabbling with the idea of getting your first big big TV, this is a smart time to do it. Samsung’s 6 Series make for an affordable entry point into the realm of nice TVs — now even cheaper as part of Best Buy’s answer to Prime Day. This 70-inch flat-panel bad boy uses a fast Crystal processor to output sharp HDR quality in colors that just aren’t possible on an FHD TV.
OUR TOP PICK: LG 75-inch NanoCell 99 Series 8K LED Smart TV (75NANO99UNA) — $3,299.99 (save $1,200)
Samsung isn’t the only brand staking its claim in the entry-level 8K market. LG’s new 8K NanoCell series offers an affordable (ish) way into 8K for the average household. For over $1,000 less than its usual price, this 75-inch model has four times the resolution of 4K across some 30 million pixels. Features like Nano Color Pro and Full Array Dimming Pro show what it’s like to watch TV so lifelike, you’ll forget that it’s not actually real life.
Dell is coming through on Prime Day, too. Down an extra $1,000 from the already-stellar sale price we saw , the 77-inch version of Sony’s 2019 A9G line has officially hit the 50% off mark. That massive discount doesn’t exactly make it the cheapest 77-inch out there, but cinephiles who are wasting away due to missing movie theaters deserve this viewing quality in their living room. This OLED masterpiece is armed with Sony’s “best processor ever” and uses Acoustic Surface Audio+ sound to bring concert hall-like sound to each scene.
OUR TOP PICK: Vizio 65-inch P-Series Quantum 4K UHD Smartcast TV (P65Q9-H1) — $979.99 (save $220 as a My Best Buy member)
Vizio has been waiting in the wings of the TV market for years. Now, the California-based underdog will not let LG or Samsung rest. The P-Series Quantum has been the brand’s bread and butter for a while, only to be shown up when Vizio released a QLED TV earlier this year. Still, the 2020 P-Series Quantum’s full array backlight and millions of distinguishable colors make it a high-end pick that’s not too expensive.
Fire TV-edition TVs
OUR TOP PICK: Toshiba 50-inch 4K UHD Smart Fire TV Edition (50LF621U21) — $259.99 (save $120)
Toshiba’s Fire TVs are the sweet spot between buying the cheapest TV possible and going over budget. This 50-inch model is perfect for bedrooms, small living rooms, or even garages, with Dolby Vision delivering 4K HDR content in detail that you won’t have to squint to see. Just plug it in, connect it to WiFi, and start streaming.