By Alisa Wolfson
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If you’ve been wanting to pull the trigger on a new television, you don’t need to wait until Amazon Prime Day officially kicks off to score a deal on a new tube. “We’re definitely seeing TV deals ramp up right now,” Julie Ramhold, consumer analyst with DealNews.com recently told MarketWatch Picks . “Some retailers have overstocks due to supply-chain-issue-related overages and others are trying to get a jump on the big Amazon Prime Day sales,” smart shopping expert Trae Bodge explains. We asked deal pros to find us some of the best ones.
Amazon Fire TV 65" Omni Series 4K UHD Smart TV with Dolby Vision
“You can get up to 50% off Fire TVs,” says Kristin McGrath, BlackFriday.com shopping expert. This set offers HDR, hands-free Alexa, the ability to stream over one million movies and TV episodes and more. What’s more, this TV has a 4.6 out of 5-star rating with more than 8,500 reviews on Amazon, and PCMag gives this television a “good” rating and makes mention of its affordability, number of Fire TV features, hands-free Alexa voice control, well-balanced colors and low input lag.
Sony XR65A90J 65" A90J Series Bravia XR OLED 4K UHD Smart TV
CNN Underscored says this TV shines brighter than the rest and is “worth the money.” Even better: It’s now $700 below sticker price. A brushed aluminum trim, backlit remote with Bluetooth and minimalist design make this set that comes with Google TV, Google Assistant and Apple AirPlay a real steal.
Sony 65" X80CK LED 4K HDR Smart Google TV
This model delivers a picture that’s smooth and clear with over a billion colors and it has built-in Google TV with hands-free Google Assistant in addition to streaming capabilities from Netflix, Disney+, Apple TV, HBO Max, Peacock and more. A backlit remote and table-top stand are included as is a 4 year warranty.
Samsung 50" Class Neo QLED QN90A Series 4K UHD Quantum HDR Smart TV
PCMag gives this TV a 4.5 out of 5-star rating and calls it “outstanding” because of the picture quality that rivals OLED and dual-LCD alternatives. What’s more, this 2021-model television is currently 21% off its original price of $1,397.99. The TV offers a quantum processor 4K and quantum HDR 32x, object-tracking sound and more.