No one should have to guess what’s going on in that dark scene of The Handmaid’s Tale. Since 2020, TV manufacturers have been pumping out large, affordable 4K panels at a wicked pace — which means watching your favorite content with punchy colors, decipherable shadows, and smooth transitions doesn’t have to be reserved for the movie theater. Each weekend, we’ll be compiling a list of our favorite 4K and QLED TV deals from Samsung, LG, Sony, and more.
Upgrading to 4K isn’t as exciting when you’ve been watching a dated 4K TV for the past few years. Double your resolution for less than $3,000 with Samsung’s 2020 8K entry: The Q900TS. The combo of accurate black uniformity, precise local dimming, crisp upscaling monitored by artificial intelligence, and robust brightness scale make this a one-of-a-kind watch experience that you won’t get with 4K.
🚨Record-low pricing at Amazon alert 🚨 Despite Amazon omitting the actual MSRP, a look at shows that this TV originally debuted at $2,499.99. With an extra $97 coupon applied at checkout, Amazon’s sale price beats LG’s official sale price.
A dark room is a prime environment for an at-home movie — as long as your TV can actually carve out those dark scenes. LG’s GX Series harnesses the glow of millions of self-lit pixels to deepen backgrounds and put faces and objects in the spotlight. As “Gallery Design” suggests, the luxe one-piece design is meant to be hung on the wall like art (special mounting bracket included).
Sony released prices for two new TVs in spring 2021: the affordable 4K X80J and the innovative OLED Bravia Series A80J. Both saw pretty noteworthy discounts within their first few weeks on the market, but the new OLED model is the way to go for true picture quality obsessives who crave a new kind of visual customization. The A80J is armed with a Cognitive Processor XR that Sony says “understands the human eye” and upgrades brightness, colors, and audio details to the way we want to experience them.
Hisense, Vizio, and more
Amazon has dropped a slew of Prime-exclusive deals on Fire TV Edition Smart TVs way ahead of Prime Day. The 50-inch version of Toshiba’s model sees a near 30% discount, bringing Dolby Vision and one of the most user-friendly smart TV platforms into your home for just over $300.