This one comes with some caveat, but at $99, this Insignia Smart TV is a steal.
Basically what you buy here is a 32 inch Insignia 720p TV with Fire TV built in. This means you don’t have to buy any additional hardware to stream your favorite shows from Amazon Prime Video and Netflix, and 720p doesn’t sound horrible at that size.
The caveat I’d like to mention here is that this is a 2018 TV – that’s right, this TV is older than the Covid-19 pandemic. What that could mean is slower performance down the road, which can lead to some frustration.
However, it is rare to see any smart TV at this price. $100 for a TV, not to mention a 32-inch model with Fire TV built in, is a worthwhile deal.
32″ 720p FireTV Badge: $179 was now $99 at Amazon (Opens in a new tab)
What’s the bargain guide if I don’t talk about some great TV accessories to fit your new flat screen monitor?
You will most likely use your TV’s smart platform to access streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and more. But what about the movies in the Blu-ray and DVD collection? For those, you may want a 4K Blu-ray player.
Fortunately, Amazon has two great models on sale today in the form of the Panasonic DP-UB420 and the Panasonic DP-UB820. The former is the standard 4K Blu-ray player, but the latter offers support for Dolby Vision Blu-rays, Hi-Res Audio, and more.
It is a good choice if you are planning to buy some 4K Blu-ray to fit your new TV.
Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Blu-ray Player: $499 was now $399 at Amazon (Opens in a new tab)
Oh! Turns out, Samsung’s The Frame isn’t the only 2022 model on sale today. It looks like Samsung has cut a surprising amount of 2022 QLED TVs.
Here’s the full list of Samsung TV sales on Amazon (Opens in a new tab).
Specifically, however, there are some models that are worth noting. One of my favorites right now is the Samsung QN90B, the successor to Tom’s Guide Best TV for 2021. The 55-inch version of this device is down from $1,897 to $1,597 (16% off), which isn’t bad for a TV that just came under four months.
What makes the QN90B great is that it has Samsung’s latest Neo QLED technology inside which promises higher peak brightness (above 2500 nits) and better bloom control thanks to its MiniLED panel. It is clearly a native 120Hz TV with HDR10 and HDR 10 Plus support and Object Sound Tracking + sound for a more immersive audio experience.
If you want something new off the line, the Samsung QN90B is a good choice.
Samsung QN90B Neo QLED TV 55 Inch: $1,897 was now $1,597 at Amazon (Opens in a new tab)
I know it may seem like a lot of websites tell you what to buy at the moment, and very few tell you what note to buy. Let’s change that.
One deal I won’t buy today is the one on the 48-inch LG A1 OLED (Opens in a new tab). It will tempt a lot of people because it’s an OLED TV and at 44% off its regular price, it looks like a great deal.
But here’s the thing: The A1 OLED is LG’s base OLED model. It only has a native refresh rate of 60Hz and uses the minimal Alpha A7 processor. This means that the image performance takes a hit.
My advice? Instead of spending $676 on a 48-inch LG A1 OLED, spend an extra $120 for a 48-inch C1 OLED that uses a better processor and has a native refresh rate of 120Hz. If you watch sports or play games, you will definitely appreciate spending the extra money on something better.
LG C1 OLED 48 inch: $1,499 was now $796 at Amazon (Opens in a new tab)
Hold the phone! The TCL 6 series is on sale today?! Fabulous. Game changers.
TCL 6-Series proves that you can get top-level performance out of a mid-range TV. This particular model is the 2021 model I was able to review, and I loved it. You’re getting a 4K HDR TV with MiniLED and a quantum dot for less than $700 — it’s basically all the top features of a Samsung QLED device at half the price.
This deal is for the 65-inch model, too. The 65″ is ideal as the main TV in your living room and its 4K resolution allows you to see all the details you missed. It also comes with Roku built in, which is great if you’re a wire cutter and want all your streaming services in one place.
I honestly might as well buy one for myself…
TCL 6-Series 65-inch QLED TVs: $1,499 was now $699 at Amazon (Opens in a new tab)
This flash deal is a fun one. The Samsung Freestyle 1080p Projector got a huge price cut during today’s promotion. This portable projector usually runs upwards of $1,900, but today it’s only down to $797 after deducting $1,100.
Some background on this: The Freestyle is Samsung’s first portable projector. The company has made ultra-short-throw models in the past (including the excellent The Premiere projector) but this was its first stab at a portable model.
At its regular price, this would not be something I would recommend. At $2000, it’s easy to find smarter, better-performing 4K projectors. But at under $800, the competition is even more limited. If you’re planning on spending movie evenings outdoors this summer or want a versatile projector that you can bring for camping, The Freestyle is definitely a good choice at this price.
Samsung The Freestyle Portable 1080p Projector: $1,915 was now $797 at Amazon (Opens in a new tab)
Not interested in old models? There is a deal today on Samsung’s The Frame (2022) QLED TV which is an incredible deal considering how modern this TV is.
Available in five sizes (43″, 50″, 65″, 75″, 85″), the new version of The Frame replaces the 2021 version’s reflective screen with a new matte version that reduces glare. Dot filter for more vibrant colors, making it a great deal For QLED TV too.
I had the chance to watch The Frame TV in action a few months ago, and I liked it very much. It’s a big step up in performance from a few years ago. It wasn’t a TV I would often recommend to readers due to its lack of performance, but this year I’m recommending it to people who want a TV that matches their décor.
Samsung The Frame (2022): $1,083 was now $847 at Amazon (Opens in a new tab)
Well, while the latest OLED is a true show in less than a big deal, it’s not the only name in OLED TV deals on Amazon Prime Day.
Another really excellent option is the 65-inch LG C1 OLED, one of the best selling TVs of the last year, reduced to just $1,599 after a $900 discount.
Why this OLED? C1 is an example of a price-to-performance television. It has a refresh rate of 120Hz with several HDMI 2.1 ports for connecting your consoles. It has an amazing processor for upgrading HD video to 4K. It has a great smart platform, excellent smart home compatibility with both Alexa and Google Assistant, and of course, unbeatable contrast.
It’s the TV everyone wanted last year, and it’s now selling one for $900.
LG 65 inch C1 OLED 4K TV: $2,499 was now $1,599 at Amazon (Opens in a new tab)
Here is a bit of a curve ball. The best deal on Amazon Prime Day TV under $500 isn’t actually available on Amazon. It’s in Best Buy (Opens in a new tab).
For $499 right now, you can get a 70-inch TCL 4-Series Android TV which has an overall rating of 4.5 with over 400 reviews. The 4-Series is one of the best budget TVs out there and while it doesn’t have the same specs as the higher-priced Series 6 and therefore won’t be attractive to gamers, it’s a great screen if you want a home cinema.
In terms of features, this device is a great Android TV with Google Assistant and Chromecast built in. This makes it easy to cast content from your phone to the big screen, and you also have HDR support. It’s a bit barebones compared to some other TVs, but at under $500 it’s hard to find a larger TV.
TCL 70″ 4-Series 4K Android TV: $599 was now $499 at Best Buy (Opens in a new tab)
The bargain under $400 I’m digging is the one on the 50-inch Hisense U6F QLED TV (Opens in a new tab). Being a QLED TV, you can expect better color gamut and higher peak brightness, plus like the other TVs I’ve mentioned so far, it features the Amazon Fire TV platform. Other details include support for Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HDR10 Plus formats, as well as a Full Array Local Dimming panel.
Hisense 50 inch 4K ULED Fire TV: $529 was now $399 at Amazon (Opens in a new tab)
Stepping up to the $300 price tag, I recommend the 55-inch Amazon Omni TV (Opens in a new tab). It’s one of the TVs I have in my house, and I’m very partial to it. While it has limitations like a native 60Hz refresh rate, I find its color and brightness to be more than enough for some of my favorite 4K HDR shows on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, plus I really dig that it comes with Alexa built in.
At only $299 after discounting $260, it’s pretty hard to beat.
Amazon Omni 55 inch 4K TV: $559 was now $299 at Amazon (Opens in a new tab)
Hello and welcome to Tom’s Guide’s Amazon Prime Day 2022 live TV deals blog.
To start things off, let’s take a look at some of the cheaper options available today. My favorite small TV deal right now is the one on the 43-inch Amazon 4-Series Fire 4K TV for just $199 (Opens in a new tab). Amazon is clearly pushing its own merchandise to the extreme today, and while that may be a turn off for some, the 4-Series is a very good TV available at a discount.
Support for both 4K and HDR at this price point is great, plus you have a built-in smart assistant (Alexa) and Amazon Fire TV interface that will save you from buying an Amazon Fire TV 4K.
Amazon 4-Series 43-inch Fire 4K TV: $369 was now $199 at amazon (Opens in a new tab)