Game Day is approaching fast. And while that might be starting a worldwide panic-buying spree on Cheddar Jalapeño Cheetos, beer kegs, and chicken wing supplies, for those of us who care more about getting great deals this week is all about big-screen TVs selling at bargain prices.
This week, many consumer-electronics retailers are offering some of their best deals of the year on some of their best TV models, at prices designed to move those sets from the showroom to your living room. And while those TVs may not be the latest and greatest, they’re still pretty top-notch: Smart (they connect to Netflix, Google Play, and other streaming services); crisp (4K and Ultra HD); and big (screens start at 49 inches and go up to 80). If it’s been a while since you bought a new TV, this could be a great time to upgrade.
Here are some of the best deals to be had.
Sony XBR49X830C LED Smart 4K Ultra HD TV
Best Buy for $799 ($200 off list)
If a truly massive TV would upset your space’s feng shui, this Sony XBR49X830C LED Smart 4K Ultra HD TV could be just right. It will stun your eyeballs with 4K Ultra HD color and clarity. And, since it’s an Android TV, you need only log in to your Google account to access all the apps, games, and Google Play movies and TV that you’ve been squinting at on a really small screen. Netflix and YouTube are built-in, too. You can cross that PS3 you’ve been hankering for off your shopping list, too: This baby will stream Sony PlayStation 3 games without one.
Samsung 4K UHD Smart 50-inch TV
Walmart for $848 ($501 off list)
Sure, this one is smart enough to play Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, YouTube, and all of that right out of the box. But this one takes “smart” a step further by working in sync with your phone — assuming that phone is from Samsung. Want to share a cute cat video with everyone in the room (during a commercial break in the game, of course)? Just tap your phone to the TV and play. Or after the game, tell the set to wake you up with an alarm and then display your schedule and the weather. And it’ll do all that with a crisp 4K Ultra HD display, so the only limiting factor on clarity will be your own eyeballs. At $500 off, it’s a pretty sharp deal.
55-inch Vizio Smart LED HDTV
Walmart for $568 (was $648.00)
This beauty might not be 4K but the backlit LED HD still offers deep blacks and rich color. And it connects easily to your W-Fi, with an on-screen menu of apps to bring Netflix, YouTube, iHeartRadio, and more to your living room. Most important: It’s a 55-inch HD screen that lists for less than $650 — and this deal gets you $100 off of that. Sweet.
LG Prime 4K UHD Smart 3D LED (65UF9500)
LG merchants for $2,499 ($2,000 off list)
If you want to go big, this TV has a 65-inch screen — that’s more than five feet! If you were hoping to get close enough to the game to smell the sweat, this will get you there, especially with the 4K ultra HD visuals. After the game, you won’t have to get up from your comfy seat either, because a touch on the remote — or a word or two from your lips — will bring Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, YouTube and more to the screen. And right now you can get this baby for $2000 off the list price.
Starting at $2199 at Samsung.com ($2800 off list) and you get a free 40-inch TV or sound bar
I wasn’t sure why I’d want a curved TV until I looked at one of these Samsung sets: Wherever you stand, the image seems to comes right into the room — almost like you’re watching a 3D movie, without the stupid glasses. It. Is. Amazing. And you can get an amazing deal on one of these sets at Samsung.com: Not only are they selling JS900 TVs for thousands of dollars off (starting at $2199, or $2800 off, for the 55-inch), but if you buy a 55-inch or 60-inch JS9000, or the 55-inch JS9500 curved screens, you also get your choice of a 40-inch H5003 TV, a Flat Soundbar, or $300 off on the Curved Soundbar as an extra bonus.
VIZIO 80-inch Class 4K Ultra HD LED Smart TV
None of these other TVs are big enough for you? Then check out this 80-inch screen. This 4K Ultra HD Smart TV is big enough to bring those giant football players into the room, almost life size. The backlit LED 4K Ultra HD won’t miss any of the action. And switching to Netflix, Amazon Video, or another app is a simple matter of pointing the remote and making it so. Just be sure to measure your living room to make this big boy will fit. And be sure to take advantage of the free shipping offer from Sam’s Club so you don’t hurt your car.