Black Friday and Cyber Monday are great opportunities to get the 4K TV of your dreams for a lower price than usual. However, these shopping days are capping off what has been a great year getting a fantastic TV for much less than MSRP. The market in 2022 has been kind, whether you want a cheap choice with Roku, Fire TV or Google TV streaming software, or one that packs heaps of features on top of top-notch picture quality.
No matter what your needs are, we think you’ll be pleased with the deals we’ve found from brands like TCL, Insignia and LG, with more coming soon.
If you want the most TV for your money, Toshiba’s 65-inch C350 Fire TV with Amazon’s streaming guts built in $429.99 at Amazon. It doesn’t deliver comparable contrast and brightness that you’ll find in more expensive models, but it can provide everything you want. This 2021 model has thin bezels and the panel has Dolby Vision and HDR10 support for a more cinematic and true-to-life picture quality. Plus, it has a handy Alexa-based remote that you can bark voice commands into.
The next recommendation continues to go in and out of stock at Best Buy, but it’s worth keeping an eye out for during Black Friday. TCL’s 55-inch 5 Series S546 is only $200 – no wonder it’s sold out. Even without that massive price cut, Best Buy’s price of $499 for the 65-inch version is still quite large. This 4K TV also has a QLED panel like the Insignia above, but it’s notable for having Google TV software and support for HDR10 Plus and Dolby Vision HDR standards. It has a 60Hz panel, so while it’s great for movies and TV shows, it doesn’t deliver fast refresh rates to unlock the graphical potential of a PS5 or Xbox Series X (if that matters to you).
Next is the reliable one 55-inch TV from the TCL 6 series. The Verge deals team has proudly brought home many of these TVs, and there are plenty of reasons why it might be a good fit for yours. It’s hard to get more for your money, as it only costs $599.99 at Best Buy. It has many key features that many gamers look for in a TV, namely HDMI 2.1 ports that can deliver 4K resolution up to 120 Hz, and a Mini LED panel that makes games – and everything else – look better than your average QLED or LED TV. Read our review.
Usually there were two or three more TVs, the deal I just wrote was an OLED, but as I mentioned above, the market has been kind to all TV buyers. You can get a 48-inch at Best Buy LG A2 OLED TV in front of only $570. It might be a little on the small side if you’re hoping to go big this year, but it might be worth the trade-off to get unbeatable picture quality for under $600. Now, for the usual disclaimer about the OLED from the A Series: It lacks some high-end features that we really like in the C2; it has a 60Hz refresh rate compared to double the C2, no HDMI 2.1 ports, and the C2 gets brighter thanks to the Evo panel. Those omissions can be forgiven for the price, depending on the person.
Since I’ve already mentioned it a few times, I might as well tell you about the great prices that LG’s best-in-class 55-inch C2 OLED has sold for. It’s down to $1,300 at multiple retailers, and the price drops a bit with size, as you might expect. LG makes this TV in a 48-inch and 42-inch variety (as well as larger, more expensive ones), to at least around $900. My colleague Chris Welch reviewed the C2, and you can check out his opinion here.