It’s great now it’s time to get a brand new TV. We tested all the latest and greatest models throughout the year, but we are just beginning to see the first discounts for our top 2021 models. Whether you watched college football on Saturday, starting the new HBO season Inheritance, or play on your new Nintendo Switch OLED on the big screen, here are some great discounts to upgrade your viewing at home.
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This is the cutest place for most TV buyers, where you will find great technology and good interfaces at relatively low prices.
The TCL 6 series (9/10, WIRED Recommends) has been our favorite TV for most people for several years in a row and this excellent 2020 model is still the one we would prefer. It has a mini LED backlight for better levels of black and a very usable interface for Android TV, which makes everything from downloading applications to transmission from your phone easy. This deal is also available at Walmart.
If you want something a little bigger than the TCL above, this Samsung model is a solid option. I like that it has a built-in Alexa, so you can set timers and ask about the weather. (You can turn off Alexa if you don’t want to use it.)
The 5th series is the best TV under $ 500. You get a quantum dot display, Android TV interface and Alexa compatibility. In addition, the included voice remote makes it easy to search for your favorite content.
Looking for a huge screen to watch your favorite teams or TV shows? These two are good options.
The quantum dot technology in this 75-inch Samsung makes it bright and vibrant, ideal for larger living rooms with windows. I also like the center pedestal stand, which allows the giant TV to fit on standard size TV consoles.
Sony is another manufacturer of fine sized TVs and this one comes with a built-in Android TV plus compatibility with Alexa for easy searching. It also features Sony’s great MotionFlow XR technology, which helps clarify high-speed subjects such as players and balls when watching sports, as well as all on-screen screen actions.
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After a longer upgrade? Here are the best deals on some of the most beautiful TVs on the market.
This is Samsung’s leading 4K and is an amazingly good looking TV (8/10, WIRED Recommends). The mini LED backlight combines with Neo QLED’s quantum dot technology to become the best screen we’ve seen in bright rooms (and one of the best we’ve seen in the dark).
If you have a dark room to watch (or a room at all, really), the C1 is the most beautiful TV I’ve watched this year (8/10, WIRED Recommends). This is also amazing for gamers, thanks to the HDMI 2.1 inputs and a refresh rate of 120 Hz, which provides super smooth screen movement.
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