There are a lot of 4K LED TVs available to choose from, complete with a wide variety of prices and performance. And, with many summer sales in full swing, now might be the best time of the year (or, at least, until the fall) to get an amazing TV deal. Even if your budget is less than $500, you can get a good 4K TV in a bigger size than you might expect. Whether you want a secondary TV for the bedroom or a high-end OLED that’s built for a cinema-like experience, we’ve picked out the best TV deals across four common categories:
A 55-inch TV is a popular size for good reasons. It is not too big, nor is it too small, making it a safe size if you’re looking to upgrade the TV in a living room or bedroom.
Sony’s 55-inch X90K 4K LED TV has Google TV software built-in, so you won’t need to purchase any additional streaming boxes, like an Apple TV or Fire Stick. The LED panel supports HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision HDR and has four HDMI ports (HDMI ARC). It’s a relatively low-frills affair, but it seems like a good deal that’s currently available at both Best Buy and Walmart, where you can get it for around $750 (normally $950).
The X80J model 4K HDR TV from Sony has a Google TV built-in and four HDMI ports for plugging in game consoles and streaming boxes.
The TCL 6-Series R635 model is a good option if you are looking to balance price and performance. The R635 model sports a QLED panel, but it goes a step above with Mini-LED backlighting, which brings better brightness and contrast. The 55-inch model is available at Walmart for $789 and Amazon for $900, where you can also pick up the 65- or 75-inch configurations.
Samsung’s Crystal TU-7000 series line of TVs offers many features, such as multiple screen mirroring. Currently, the TU-7000 is available in a wide variety of sizes, ranging from 43 all the way to 75 inches. Right now, the 55-inch model is $450 at Best Buy.
The best TV deals on a budget
You don’t have to spend a fortune for a 4K TV; spending $500 or less can still net you a TV with good image quality and features. Insignia’s 55-inch 4K HDR Fire TV Edition model is the perfect case in point, one that supports HDR10, HDMI ARC, and HDMI eArc, among other notable features. Although its price isn’t as low as it was during Amazon Prime Day, you can still pick it up for $390 at Amazon, its typical sale price, and $110 off the initial MSRP.
This 2021 model of Insignia’s Fire TV Edition 4K television includes HDR10 for a more contrast-rich picture. It has three HDMI ports, with support for HDMI ARC and eARC to send sound through an HDMI cable instead of requiring audio cables.
Another Fire TV Edition TV deal happening now is on Toshiba’s 50-inch Smart Fire TV Edition 4K LED, which normally retails for $430. As the name might imply, it allows you to stream content from services such as Disney Plus and Netflix and includes the option to watch live TV. You currently can get a 50-inch model for just $350 at Amazon; otherwise, it’s $350 at Best Buy or a step up to the 55-inch model for $50 more.
An affordable 4K LED TV with built-in Fire TV tech. This model sticks out from the bunch of other Fire TV Edition models with its Dolby Vision HDR feature.
TCL also has competitively priced televisions, and its 4-series lineup is one of the more affordable options on the market. The S435 model features a built-in Roku interface, dual-band Wi-Fi, HDR10, and support for Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri voice assistants. Right now, you can get the 43-inch model for $262 at Amazon, which is slightly cheaper than its usual sale price of $288.
The best deals on OLED TVs
OLED televisions offer the best image quality in mainstream TV. LG’s BX line supports HDMI 2.1, meaning this TV is perfect for people looking to take advantage of the PS5 or Xbox Series X. You can get it in either the 55- or 65-inch configuration and save up to $300, depending on the size. The popular 55-inch model is currently $1,297 at B&H Photo and basically the same price at other major retailers.
The BX-series supports 4K at 120Hz, variable refresh rate, and has all the HDMI 2.1 features you’d want from a brand-new TV in 2021.
The 2020 Sony A8H 4K OLED doesn’t support HDMI 2.1 or variable refresh rate — meaning it’s not a great fit for next-gen gaming — but it’s hard to ignore, given it’s currently $1,295 at Amazon. Sony’s picture processing is as phenomenal as the OLED panel itself and can bring out both natural colors and the blackest of blacks. It also supports AirPlay 2 and HomeKit and Amazon Alexa, and Android TV, the latter of which allows you to install and browse your favorite entertainment apps with ease. First-rate HDR performance, four HDMI ports with ARC support, and a 120Hz refresh rate round out the A8H’s solid feature set.
Sony’s A8H OLED TV offers a pristine picture with perfect blacks. Sony also tunes the display performance differently than LG, leading to smoother motion when watching sports and high-speed action flicks.
Vizio’s 55-inch OLED is a Best Buy exclusive, and you can get it for $1,200. At this price, it’s one of the more affordable options if you’re looking for a 55-inch TV. Vizio doesn’t have the same kind of experience in the OLED playing field as LG, but it’s a great deal if you want a high-end viewing experience and HDMI 2.1 ports to display high frame rates from your PS5 or Xbox Series X.
Vizio’s 2020 OLED TV is the cheapest way to get the perfect blacks and superb viewing angles for which OLED is known. After recent firmware updates, it’s a much better next-gen TV as well.
LG’s Gallery Series GX OLED is a good TV for those looking for a more cinematic experience despite the high price tag. It includes support for Google Assistant and Alexa, and for those who want to use their TV for gaming, it features Nvidia G-Sync and HDMI 2.1 support, meaning it can take full advantage of the RTX 30-series cards or Sony’s and Microsoft’s next-gen gaming consoles. Right now, you can get the 55-inch for as low as $1,497 at Walmart, or for a few dollars more at Best Buy. There are also 65- and 70-inch models available.
If you are looking for a TV that can provide a solid cinematic experience for TV shows and movies, LG’s GX series is a good choice. It includes support for Dolby Atmos, but it is also a good TV for gaming thanks to its support for Nvidia G-Sync and HDMI 2.1.
4K LED TVs for the Sony PS5 and Microsoft Xbox Series X
Sony’s PS5 and Microsoft’s Xbox Series X can play 4K games with HDR at up to 120 frames per second. So, naturally, if you don’t have a TV that takes full advantage of your console, it might be time to upgrade to one of our recommendations. For the best experience, you’ll want a TV that supports HDMI 2.1.
Deals on those picks are scarce right now, however, there’s one happening on LG’s CX series of TVs, which include support for Nvidia’s G-Sync and AMD’s FreeSync adaptive sync technologies, as well as a low 1ms response time. The big difference between the CX and the cheaper BX model mentioned above is the CX line can have slightly better brightness, which is better for HDR content. It comes in three sizes: 55, 65, and 77 inches. Right now, you can grab a 65-inch for as low as $1,847 at Amazon, or for $1,850 at Costco. The latter deal requires a Costco membership, but it also nets you an Allstate Protection Plan — a three-year warranty for your TV.
LG’s 65-inch CX OLED TV features Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync adaptive sync technologies and a low 1ms response time, so you’ll avoid seeing screen tearing and other visual artifacts. Additionally, with its HDMI 2.1 ports, the PS5 and Xbox Series X can display beyond 60 frames per second.