The end is in sight, and Prime Early Access will be over soon, so if you’re in the market for one of the best TVs to put at the center of your home theater, you’ll want to act soon. As a continuation of some of the best Prime Day deals from earlier this year, Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale is officially live and ran for the next two days, and will end late tonight on October 12. It is essentially a second Prime Day event intended to bridge the gap between Prime Day and Black Friday.
This is a great opportunity if you missed out on a TV during the original event, or if you’d like to land a TV by one of the best TV brands to take in any or all of what’s new on HBO and HBO Max. Don’t forget that all of the other retailers often participate in the fun, such as Walmart with its October Rollback sales — it’s basically just a Walmart Prime Day sale.
The Prime Early Access sale is a near certainty for providing some of the best TV deals we’ll see all year. In fact, we’ve already rounded up some of the best early Prime Day TV deals you can shop today.
Today’s Best Prime Day TV Deals
65-inch Insignia 4K Fire TV — $390, was $570
If you’re looking for something a little more affordable than a massive, cinema-worthy television, this 65-inch Insignia 4K Fire TV could be the answer to your prayers. It has HDR for extracting more detail and color from supported content and upscales HD content to 4K Ultra HD.
Plus it’s a Fire Edition TV, so it runs Amazon’s Fire TV smart software. If you’ve ever used an Amazon Fire TV Stick before, the experience will feel very familiar. There’s even an Alexa Voice Remote in the box to control the television using your voice.
65-inch Vizio V-Series 4K TV — $450, was $500
For under $500, this 65-inch Vizio TV gives you a lot of screen for a small price. The television runs Vizio’s own SmartCast smart software, which is a bit like having a Google Chromecast baked into the television, offering instant access to streaming services like Netflix.
Like all high-resolution 4K TVs worth buying, the Vizio V-Series has HDR on board (in this case, we’re looking at two standards: Dolby Vision and HDR10+) for making movies, shows, and live events appear more lifelike, and has low input lag plus Freesync support if you want to use it for gaming.
65-inch Samsung Class 7 4K TV — $500, was $550
Best Buy’s offer on this 65-inch Samsung TV is a 4K TV deal not to be missed. It’s (of course) a Smart TV, so it can access all the leading streaming services out of the box like Disney+ and has Samsung’s 4K Upscale Engine on board for showing HD content in a 4K Ultra HD resolution.
Our one gripe with the Samsung Class 7 is that it only has two HDMI slots on board, so you’ll want to invest in an HDMI splitter if you’re wanting to hook up a set-top box and other accessories, like a PS5. One of these will set you back around $30 — but that’s a small price to take home 65-inch TV for only $500.
75-inch LG NanoCell 75-Series 4K LED TV — $930, was $1,000
LG’s NanoCell TVs represent a great value, with the kind of color and contrast you’d normally find on more expensive models. The built-in WebOS software has been updated for a clean and simple look that makes it easy to access tons of streaming apps from big names like Netflix, HBO, Disney+, Apple TV, Hulu, and more.
If you own Bluetooth speakers, you can connect them to the NanoCell 75-Series for a quick and easy (and wireless) way to do surround sound without an A/V receiver or a dedicated soundbar. Gamers will appreciate features like auto low-latency mode and TruMotion 120, which improves the refresh rate for a much clearer picture while gaming.
55-inch Samsung The Frame 4K TV — $1,400, was $1,500
Is it a picture frame? Is it an original da Vinci? No, it’s Samsung’s The Frame TV. Designed to blend into the background and be used as a photo frame when it isn’t in use, The Frame is a television appealing to the most design-conscious of shoppers. An acquired taste, it’s one of the most innovative TVs on the shelves.
What’s fascinating about The Frame is it isn’t a gimmick. When it’s being used as a television, it has a stunning QLED screen, a high-end technology designed to rival the likes of the OLED TV above, delivering high brightness and fantastic contrast that’ll mark a massive step up from any standard LED television.
- 43-inch Samsung The Frame 4K TV: $850, was $1,000 — VIEW DEAL
- 50-inch Samsung The Frame 4K TV: $950, was $1,300 — VIEW DEAL
- 65-inch Samsung The Frame 4K TV: $1,600, was $2,000 — VIEW DEAL
- 75-inch Samsung The Frame 4K TV: $2,200, was $3,000 — VIEW DEAL
Because it’s a 4K TV, it’s also armed with Samsung’s trademark 4K Upscale Engine for showing HD content in HDR10+ , 4K Ultra HD for drawing more detail out of the scene at hand, and smart software to access streaming services like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix — when it isn’t displaying works of art while idle.
65-inch Sony A80K OLED 4K TV — 2,000, was $2,500
This Sony A80K 4K OLED TV offers the best picture quality you can find. But if there’s one thing that will be offputing about this TV it’s the price, though thanks to this discount it’s now a more affordable option.
The A80K is a dream come true for movie and TV show fanatics, with impeccable color accuracy and support for all major flavors of high-dynamic range (HDR), including Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG. And, surprisingly for a flat-screen TV, the built-in speakers sound really good all on their own — largely due to Sony’s unique technology that turns the entire TV screen into a speaker.
The only thing to keep in mind is that this model lacks support for the gaming enhancements of HDMI 2.1. You get HDMI ARC and 4K at 120Hz, but the A80K doesn’t offer variable refresh rate (VRR) or auto low-latency mode (ALLM), both of which are pretty important to PC and console gamers with the latest hardware. They may be added with a future firmware update, but if gaming isn’t a top priority, this TV will absolutely blow you away.
Should you shop these Prime Day TV deals or wait until Black Friday?
Black Friday is an annual event that takes place immediately after Thanksgiving. It generally kicks off the holiday shopping season, though the Prime Early Access Sale is throwing a wrinkle in that this year. Generally speaking, Black Friday is the best time of the year to find major discounts on popular products, as many retailers use the event to clear out inventory from the year. Black Friday is so popular, in fact, it often sees items like TVs selling out entirely, leaving little availability and longer delivery windows throughout the shopping season. With the massive discounts we typically see on Black Friday, it’s a great time to purchase a new TV.
However, with the announcement of the Prime Early Access Event, shopping strategies will need to change a little. This event will be taking place a little more than a month before Black Friday, on October 10 and October 11. This puts the event close enough to Black Friday that your return window will still be open when Black Friday rolls around, meaning you can grab a TV deal during the Prime Early Access Sale at zero risk. With your return window still open when Black Friday arrives, you can then keep an eye out for a better deal on Black Friday, and return your previous order should you find a better one.
Another reason to grab a TV deal during the Prime Early Access Sale is that it’s best to get your holiday shopping done early. The only guaranteed deal is the one that’s currently available, and shopping early gives you the best chance to land a deal, and ensure you take home a TV before the one you want sells out. So whether you feel a better deal awaits you on Black Friday or not, grab a new TV at the Prime Early Access Sale if you see one at a price that works for you. You can always return it come Black Friday, or simply kick back with the new centerpiece of your home theater and take in some of the best movies on Netflix.
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