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The Best TV Deals of 2019: Score a 50″ Samsung 4K Smart HDTV for $349.99

The Best 4K, Smart, HDR, and OLED HDTV Deals from Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, Dell, and More.

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if you’re looking for the best deal possible on the TV of your dreams, you’ve reached the right page. TV deals are somewhat seasonal; there are definitely more sales during certain times of the year, especially during the winter holiday season. However, there are always great deals to be had as long as you know where to look. We’ve gotten our hands dirty and found the best TV deals currently available, just for you. All the vendors we post are legitimate, reputable, and well-established. However, for larger TVs we definitely recommend choosing a store with an easy in-store return policy because shipping back large TVs is a huge pain. For smaller TVs though, we’d recommend buying from anywhere that’s the cheapest.

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The 50″ screen size is the current sweet spot when it comes to a compromise between price and size. In this case you can score a 50″ Samsung 4K Smart TV variant for under $350. Even on Black Friday that’s a tough price to match. Extend the warranty to 3 years for a mere $36.

For a very limited time score a brand new, late model 65″ Samsung-branded TV for under $600. This same deal sold for over $100 more on Black Friday.

Score the latest generation 40″ Samsung 4K TV with Smart functionality for under $250. You even get free shipping to boot.

Dell has kicked off this week with a selection of 10 Vizio and LG TVs. They’ve discounted several well-rated current model TVs the way they always do – with a 90-day gift card that can be used on practically anything at Dell.com, including consoles, monitors, VR headsets, games, video cards, computers, and more.

4K Smart HDTVs:

Premium 4K Smart HDTVs with True HDR:

Not only would you score a pretty amazing deal for a massive 86″ LG 4K Smart HDTV, you’d probably have bragging rights to the largest TV in your neighborhood. Imagine watching the Super Bowl on this baby. Use the bonus $250 gift card to pay for an Xbox OnePS4, or Switch, laptop, VR headset, or anything else that Dell sells on its site. The gift card arrives within 20 days after the ship date and is good for 90 days.

Sceptre strips down all the features you don’t need – like Smart functionality – and gives you the absolute lowest prices around. What? You want a Smart TV? Just get yourself an Amazon Fire Stick, Google Chromecast and you get all of the same functionality.

Then new 2018 model Vizio D-series TVs are priced lower than what we saw on Black Friday. At its price point, the Vizio D-series TVs are one of the best rated panels around. Walmart offers free 2-day shipping on the 50″ and 55″ models, and extending the warranty to 3 years only costs an extra 10%.

This is the lowest price ever for this very hiqh quality TV panel. The TCL 600 series is one of their top-end TVs and is considered to be one of the best sub-$1000 TVs on the market. If you don’t care about brand names, you can save hundreds compared to a comparable premium TV from LG, Samsung, or Sony TV that matches the quality of this set. It also has Roku TV built-in, which in my opinion is one of the best implementations of built-in Smart functionality. This particular model also includes a voice activated remote control, which is alot easier to use than navigation buttons or a keyboard when you want to search for a specific title.

Save $150 (33% off) on this Sharp TV for this week only at Best Buy. This 4K TV has Roku cooked right in. You get free shipping, the ability to extend your warranty to 2 years for only $39.99, and the luxury of buying this at a vendor that has retail locations for easy service or return if necessary.

The Vizio M-series TV is a great value if you’re looking for an inexpensive TV that can output true HDR content (the Vizo M-series features local dimming, wide color gamut, and a sufficient peak HDR brightness). You also get free shipping, and the option to extend the warranty to 3 years for only $54.

For those of you who do intend to watch 4K content, you can’t find a quality TV as inexpensive as this TCL model. It has solid picture quality and has Roku smart apps pre-installed, all for only $300.

This TV takes the cake for least expensive 60″ 4K TV so far in 2019. As a trade-off, it doesn’t have built-in Smart functionality, but that’s nothing an Amazon Fire TV Stick or Google Chromecast won’t fix.

The Vizio M-series TV is a great value if you’re looking for an inexpensive TV that can output true HDR content (the Vizo M-series features local dimming, wide color gamut, and a sufficient peak HDR brightness). This is the lowest price we’ve ever seen, you get free shipping, and the option to extend the warranty to 3 years for only $79.

This 65″ Hisense TV features integrated Roku smart apps, which in my opinion is the best implementation of smart features in any TV. It normally sells for $650, but today it’s $150 off. Even  this TV has free 2-day shipping and the option to extend to a 3 year warranty for only $54.

This TV is $150 cheaper than on Black Friday and the lowest price ever. TCL really broke ground last year as the new king of value TVs. They offer high quality panels that are well rated by professional critics at the lowest prices around. This particular TV is a more recent 2018 model and has superb image quality. It’s also both HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR compatible.

The QLED category itself has different grades of TVs and the Q9 is one of the best panels you can buy. At this level you’re getting equal to or better than the quality of LG OLED TVs. Today PCMag Shop has it for the lowest price around, brand new and fully warrantied.

The TCL 6-series TVs are considered some of the best bangs for the buck (check out our review, the 55R615 and 55R617 models are identical). They have excellent image quality in its price range and have full HDR10 support thanks to its local dimming and wide color gamut features.

Best Buy’s TV deal page updates every week, on Sunday. Although most of their TVs are non-deals (regular price), some of the TVs on sale can be some of the lowest across the net. Bookmark when you’re TV hunting.

Auctions from eBay’s Daily Deal page work differently from your typical eBay auction. All of these deals are “Buy It Now” only and vendors have been screened and vetted by eBay. Most have tens if not hundreds of thousands of reviews with 98%+ feedback. Some of the TV deals here are the best you’ll find, ever. Just make sure you read the fine print.

TV Buying Guide

Before spending money on a brand new TV, I’d suggest you take some time to answer these questions first. Your TV purchase could last you a long while, so you want to make sure you pick one that will satisfy you for years to come.

What Size TV Are You Looking For?

Get the biggest TV that your space can fit and that your budget allows. The #1 regret for TV buyers is wishing they had gone with a bigger size. Common TV sizes range from 32″ to 86″. Currently the sweet spot for value lies in the 50″ to 65″ TV size range.

What Is Your Budget?

TV price depends on many factors, including screen size, brand, features, and of course deal quality. The price can range from under $100 all the way to thousands of dollars. It’s important for you to set yourself a firm price ceiling or you could possibly spend far above what you expected. In my opinion, the vast majority of people should be easily able to find a TV they are happy with a budget of $700.

What Features Do You Need?

When you upgrade, what features would you benefit from? The obvious choices here are 4K, Smart functionality, and extra HDMI ports.

4K is actually not quite necessary at the moment; most content is unavailable in 4K and most 4K TV owners watch 1080p or 720p content. However, 4K is inevitably progressing in both video and gaming, and it may very well become the standard format within the next 2-4 years. If you want a TV that will last, it’s best to ride the 4K wave.

Smart functionality is also useful because your TV can be a hub for all of your streaming content such as Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Video, and more without the need for an external device. You’ll save the expense of having to buy yet another TV accessory, installation hassles, and the loss of an HDMI port.

In terms of connectivity, you’ll want to figure out how many HDMI inputs you’ll need. If you have 3 gaming consoles, that will take up 3 ports right there. A soundbar may take up another port. So would a DVR, Chromecast, or Amazon Fire Stick. If you don’t have enough ports you could get an HDMI splitter, but that would add to the cost.

Fortunately, the features listed above do not add much to the cost of the TV. As you get to pricier TVs, the primarily difference is in picture quality. HDR (high dynamic range) capable TVs have higher contrast ratios and deeper blacks for a more realistic picture than can’t be emulated on a standard LED LCD TV. Multi-zone LED backlighting also improves on black levels by allowing LEDs to completely turn on and off independent of each other. OLED TVs have the highest contrast levels and deepest blacks, but you could easily pay 3x-4x the cost of a budget TV.

Do You Have Brand Loyalty?

Traditionally Samsung, LG, and Sony have stood at the top of the heap in terms of reputation. They have a proven track record of offering some of the highest quality TVs on the market. However, in recent years, other TV brands have been able to catch up to the point that I would call them equals. Vizio is one of the best selling brands and their M and P-series TVs are just as good as if not better than most of the TVs offered by the “big three”. Even more recent newcomer TCL has been combining great quality panels with Roku smart functionality in a very affordable package. In my opinion, the Roku interface is by far the best Smart interface compared to any other TV. Likewise, Toshiba and Element have partnered with Amazon to develop the only TVs on the market with Amazon Fire TV.

What Else to Consider?

Only you will really know what level of picture quality satisfies you. Check the TV out in person at your local store, decide what you are happy with, price compare (and check this page), and then make your purchase. For larger TVs, I would recommend buying from a store that has retail locations that allows online returns, or an online vendor that has an outstanding return policy. It can be very aggravating to return a TV to an online vendor that doesn’t have great customer service to begin with. For smaller TVs, breakage is less of an issue and I would just recommend you base your purchase on whatever reputable vendor has it the cheapest. Most TVs carry a 1-year warranty but if the price is right, extend it to 2-3 years. It’s easier dealing with a local entity that honors your extended warranty than with an overseas manufacturer.

Eric Song is IGN’s deal curator and spends roughly 1/4 of his income on stuff he posts. Check out his latest Daily Deals Article, follow him at IGN Deals on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his IGN Deals Newsletter.

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