Prime Day 2019: The best 4K TV deals we saw, and what we expect for 2020

Amazon Prime Day 2020 was a hotbed for discounted 4K TVs — and Amazon Prime Day 2020 should be no different, with everything from Toshiba Fire TVs and TCL Roku TVs to LG OLED TVs and Samsung QLED TVs expected to be on sale for a fraction of their usual price.

Just as was the case with Prime Day 2019, we’ll be on hand come Prime Day 2020 to sift through the hundreds of discounted TVs — all of which claim to be the best at something or another — on offer, separating the good from the bad to help you get the most bang for your buck.

The best 4K TV deals we saw on Prime Day 2019

As we predicted, several must-have 4K TV deals were floating around on Prime Day 2019 — the highlight being an incredible offer on a top-tier LG C8 OLED TV, which we named the best 4K TV on the market right now, that saw it available for a mere fraction of its retail price.

It’s the older models that were treated to the most significant reductions, though, in the form of 2018-dated TCL Roku TVs and Vizio Chromecast TVs. That said, there were also a number of brand new 4K TVs on sale from the likes of LG and Samsung at rock-bottom prices.

What to expect from Amazon Prime Day 2020

This is all starting to sound somewhat repetitive, but Amazon Prime Day 2020 is expected to be much the same as Amazon Prime Day 2019 — just like Amazon Prime Day 2019 was near-identical to Amazon Prime Day 2018, in the sense that the retailer tends to stick to the same format.

As such, there shouldn’t be a shortage of 4K TV deals on Amazon Prime Day 2020, though instead of the 2018 TVs headlining the event, it’ll be a mixed bag of 2019 models with a handful of 2020 variants thrown in for good measure (again, it’s the former will receive the heftiest cuts).

That’s not to mean some 2018 models won’t be on offer, however. We’re expecting to see a fair few, but by that point, they’ll be competing with the lower-end 2020 models to have hit the shelves that year, so come the time, your best bet could be to opt for a newer, slightly more variant.

We’ll have to wait and see.

How To Choose A 4K TV

Best Prime Day TV Deals
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What’s the most crucial piece of advice we’d give someone looking for a new TV? Know your limit. The last thing you want to do is shell out north of $2,000 for a 65-inch OLED television only to find that it won’t fit through the door, let alone on the wall.

Once you’ve established the size you’re after, you can start considering features that could be of use. There’s a lot to choose from, ranging from Roku OS on TCL’s latest TVs, to Google Chromecast and Google Assistant on select Sony and Vizio models.

Almost all 4K TVs come with HDR and a 4K Upscaler built in, though performance will vary depending on the brand you’re shopping and the price — a high-end Samsung will handle both a lot better than a bottom-of-the-barrel Hisense, for example.

Need a new 4K TV right now? There are a number of fantastic 4K TVs on sale this second just waiting to be snapped up, including a 43-inch TCL 4-Series for $220, a 50-inch Vizio D-Series for $280, and a 55-inch curved Samsung RU7300 for $550.

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