Skip to main content

Yes, there are Prime Day 8K TV deals — but they aren’t cheap

Image used with permission by copyright holder

TV shoppers know that Prime Day deals are one of the best times of year to find big discounts from the biggest TV brands, but it’s also an especially good time to look for 8K TVs. That’s because you’re going to find discounts on the latest models and even bigger discounts on last year’s models that are still in stock. As the highest resolution you can get in a TV, 8K tends to bring premium prices, which makes Prime Day the perfect time to pay a little less for this leading-edge technology.

Best Prime Day 8K TV deals 2021

What should I look for in an 8K TV?

Ordinarily, we would start by talking about the differences between QLED and OLED TV technologies, but this year only QLED 8K TV models are being discounted. So the next consideration is size: How big of a TV screen do you want? In our opinion, anything smaller than 65-inches won’t let you fully appreciate the benefits of 8K resolution.

Once you’ve decided on size, consider brightness and backlighting. The brighter the TV can get, the more spectacular high dynamic range (HDR) material will look. Look for models that have full-array local dimming (FALD) with as high a number of zones as possible. Zones are the individual areas on the screen where the TV can adjust brightness independently from adjacent zones. The more you have, the closer a TV will get to achieving perfect black levels, and the less you’ll see “halo” effects — that’s when light from a bright area of the screen bleeds into a dark area.

If you plan to connect a number of devices to your TV, take a look at how many HDMI ports it has. Most TVs ship with four HDMI ports, but some may only have three. While you’re checking out the ports, see if the TV supports any HDMI 2.1 features like variable refresh rate (VRR), HDMI eARC, or support for 4K signals at 120Hz. These are especially important if you’re a gamer.

Finally, consider additional features like the smart TV operating system: Does it support the apps you need? Does the TV offer Apple AirPlay or Google Chromecast so you can send content to it from your phone?

Editors' Recommendations

Simon Cohen
Contributing Editor, A/V
Simon Cohen covers a variety of consumer technologies, but has a special interest in audio and video products, like…
Don’t miss your chance to get this 55-inch 4K TV for $270
The Insignia F30 Series 4K TV mounted on a wall with the Fire TV interface on the screen.

Best Buy has one of the cheaper TV deals out there with $130 off the Insignia 55-inch F30 Series 4K TV. Already priced at a very respectable $400, it's even cheaper now thanks to the $130 discount bringing it down to $270. If you've been waiting to buy a cheap 4K TV for your living room, bedroom or den, this is a good opportunity to do so. Here's everything else you might need to know about the Insignia 55-inch F30 Series 4K TV before you commit to a purchase.

Why you should buy the Insignia 55-inch F30 Series 4K TV
While Insignia doesn't feature in our look at the best TV brands, it's still a fairly well-regarded name in the budget TV world. Owned by Best Buy, it's ideal if you just need something inexpensive rather than a powerhouse for your home cinema. With the Insignia 55-inch F30 Series 4K TV, you get a 55-inch 4K display with HDR10 support so that you gain a wide range of color details along with sharper contrast. While it might not rival the looks of the very best TVs, you've still got something that's likely to look better than your previous TV.

Read more
This Samsung 55-inch 4K TV just had its price slashed to $350
Samsung 55-inch class 4K Crystal UHD 2160p TV with HDR for Super Bowl 2022.

Best Buy is frequently the home of great TV deals and that's easily the case today with an awesome offer on the Samsung 55-inch TU690T 4K TV. Usually priced at $430, it's down to $350 so you save $80 off the regular price. This is a particularly good deal given it's a TV from a great company. If this sounds appealing to you already, keep reading while we tell you more about it.

Why you should buy the Samsung 55-inch TU690T 4K TV
With Samsung being one of the best TV brands out there, it's always a smart move to check out what it's offering. Of course, you get a great 55-inch 4K screen. It has HDR support so you can enjoy a wide spectrum of colors along with better visual details even in dark scenes. There's also PurColor support so that colors on screen are fine-tuned to how they are meant to look so you get a better image every time.

Read more
You need to grab this 65-inch LG 4K TV deal while it’s under $500
The LG 4K UHD smart TV with rock formations on the screen.

If you've always wanted to buy a huge 4K TV for your living room or bedroom but you don't want to spend more than $500, then this is what you've been waiting for -- the 65-inch LG 65UQ7070ZUE 4K TV for just $458 from Walmart. The $100 in savings on its sticker price of $558 probably won't last long because this is made by one of the best TV brands, so if you want to take advantage of this offer, you're going to have to complete the transaction as soon as possible. If you push it back to tomorrow, you may already be too late.

Why you should buy the 65-inch LG 65UQ7070ZUE 4K TV
First of all, you need to check our guide on what size TV to buy to make sure that the 65-inch display of the LG 65UQ7070ZUE 4K TV will fit the space where you're planning to place it. Once you've confirmed that it will, then you're all set for immersive viewing with the TV's 4K Ultra HD resolution for sharp details and vivid colors, powered by LG's α5 Gen5 AI Processor that uses artificial intelligence to enhance picture and sound.

Read more