home : hot deals & information involving: televisions Thursday, December 13, 2018
- Samsung 49" 1080p TV for $270
Samsung 49-inch 1080p Smart TV for $270 when applying code EMCSERER3 in the cart.
Normally sells for about $390.
If you can afford another $80, the TCL 49" 4K TV with HDR and Roku is still the best large-screen TV value on the market, in our opinion.
We paid $380 for it last December, and still love the crisp display with HDR (YouTube, Hulu, and Netflix 4K content), the 60Hz refresh rate for smooth sports watching (some YouTube TV channels broadcast 1080p60), and the built-in Roku (control the TV with the Roku app on a mobile device).
Nvidia TV Streaming Player with Game Controller for $136 after automatic discount.
This is an Android player with a powerful graphics controller and CPU, so it streams 1080p and 4K videos quickly, and runs apps (like YouTube and YouTube TV) very well, and plays Android games on the TV.
Not every product sold at Target.com qualifies for the 15% discount.
If the text "Today Only, Save 15% Off" appears under a product's price, then the discount will apply.
Google and Apple products will not work with the discount.
$100 Apple iTunes & App Store Gift Card
for $80 with code ITUNES20 .
Select $100 and enter the recipient's email address, add one to the cart, and apply code ITUNES20 during checkout to get it for $80.
Asus 15.6" Portable Monitor, USB3.0
Normally about $140.
This one requires a USB3.0 port on your laptop (not compatible with MacBook).
Weighs 1.76 pounds (about half the weight of a modern laptop), and includes a 3-year warranty.
2-Pack of TP-Link Wifi Light Switches
for $45 ($22.50 each).
Control lights from anywhere with an app, or with your voice by talking to an Amazon Echo or Google Home.
This model is compatible with 3-way switch wiring, rare to find with smart light switches.
- Sharp 65" 4K TV with HDR & Roku $450
Sharp is one of our least favorite TV brands, with many customer reporting faulty screens.
Even though it's a well-known and affordable brand, we recommend others, even the lesser-known brands like TCL.
Although this is still a deal worth mentioning, a Sharp 65-inch 4K TV with HDR and Roku for $450, which is about half the price of most other 65-inch TVs.
Consider purchasing an extended warranty option though, just in case this screen dies like others have experienced.
- Deals Today
Best Buy posted a bunch of hot deals today.
They are calling it their "Early Black Friday Sale" although the deals around Thanksgiving will likely be better, these are amazing prices available today.
TCL 55-inch 4K TV with HDR and Roku for $350.
It's been about $380 for a year, and still one of the best values on the market today.
Ours has been working great for about a year so far, and the HDR alone was a big upgrade from a 1080p TV.
Same deal at Target.com and at Amazon.
- TCL 55" 4K TV with HDR and Roku for $361
Electronics Express has the best deal on the TCL 55S405 55-inch 4K (2160p) TV with HDR and Roku.
Price is $380 with free shipping, and no sales tax for customers outside of Tennessee and Alabama.
Also, coupon code 5OFFPROMO applies 5% off (apply in the shopping cart).
We owned this TV since December, and love a few things about it:
It's one of the best prices available for a 55-inch TV today.
This was our upgrade from a 1080p TV, and the HDR made the colors appear more life-like.
Roku remote included, and the TV can be fully controlled by the Roku app (including power on/off).
Beware that Electronics Express does have a few negative reviews from customers who bought from their retail store, but we heard few problems with online orders.
They sell a lot through Amazon and Ebay, and usually have great prices.
- LG 55" 4K TV and $100 Gift for $500
LG 55-inch 2160p 4K TV with HDR for $500 with free shipping.
A free $100 Dell Promo eGift card is automatically added to the cart, and delivered by email a few weeks after purchase.
The free $100 "Promo" eGift card can be used toward anything at Dell.com (computers, monitors, TVs, accessories, etc.) within 90 days from delivery.
The TV normally sells for about $500 without a free gift card.
Even if your home does not have 4K (2160p) players, the HDR benefit is a noticeable upgrade from a 1080p TV since blacks look actually black and colors look more vivid.
They are also selling a
Vizio 55-inch 4K TV with HDR for $500 and includes a free $150 Dell Promo eGift Card.
To see other TV deals, click here.
In the middle of the page, look for the "Filter by Category" dropdown menu, and choose "TV & Home Theater Deals."
Note that TV prices could rise in about 6 months (some say by Christmas), so now may be a good time to consider upgrading an old 1080p TV to 4K with HDR.
Although the impact of tariffs will seem to hit clothing, shoes, and furniture sooner than electronics, experts seem to believe all household goods will ultimately hit US consumers' wallets in the near future.