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Photo of a woman holding a remote control watching a new TV that she got as part of a 4K TV deal.

5 Great Big-Screen 4K TV Deals

These leftover 2016 sets are being sold at steep discounts, so get one while you can


Yes, Black Friday and the Super Bowl are great times to get deals on a new TV. But savvy shoppers know that we see some of the lowest prices in late February to mid-March, when manufacturers and retailers start to sell off last year's models to make way for newer sets.

We've picked out a few can't-miss big-screen models that are selling for significantly less than they did just a few weeks ago. All the deals below are for large 4K TVs, and we even included one 4K OLED TV. That's a high-end technology and the set is still comparatively pricey, but it's appreciably cheaper than it was in January.

Here's a shopping tip: If you are thinking of buying a new set, try to get a 30-day price-match guarantee from the retailer. Prices at this time of the year are highly volatile—we've seen some prices below shift by as much as $200 over the past few days. A price-match guarantee will ensure that you end up with the best possible price.

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Samsung UN65KU630D

Samsung UN65KU630D

The Samsung UN65KU630D is a mid-tier 65-inch 4K UHD set that's sold mainly in warehouse clubs. Though it was selling for about $1,150 just a few weeks ago, it's now just $650 at Costco—that's a drop of almost 45 percent. This set, a flat-screen LED LCD-based model, delivers excellent UHD and high-definition picture quality. Its remote can control almost any other device in your system, including a cable/satellite box, that's plugged into one of the set's HDMI inputs. 

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    Vizio E65u-D3

    Vizio E65u-D3

    This 65-inch LED LCD-based 4K UHD TV from Vizio, in its entry-level SmartCast series for 2016, delivers excellent high-definition picture quality and very good motion-blur performance. Even better, its price has dropped from about $850 a few weeks ago to around $530 at some retailers, including HHGregg. The Vizio E65u-D3 TV has a few unique features. For one, there's no built-in TV tuner for over-the-air broadcasts. Also, its "SmartCast" smart TV platform works a lot like Google Chromecast, in that much of the interaction—everything from adjusting settings to streaming—is done using apps on a phone or tablet.

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      Samsung UN65KU7500

      Samsung UN65KU7500

      This 65-inch Samsung UN65KU7500, a curved-screen 4K UHD TV that's among the company's top non-SUHD 4K TVs for 2016, delivers excellent UHD and high-definition picture quality. The set was selling for more than $2,000 not too long ago, but it's now $1,500 at several retailers and just $1,400 at Sears. The TV comes with a smart remote with an embedded microphone for voice searches, and the ability to control almost any other device in your system, including cable/satellite boxes.

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        LG 65UH615A

        LG 65UH615A

        The LG 65UH615A—basically the warehouse club version of the 65UH6150, also in our ratings—is a 65-inch 4K UHD that delivers very good high-definition picture quality and excellent UHD performance. It also has a wider-than-average viewing angle for an LCD set. The TV was $1,100 a few weeks back but is now selling for as low as $800 at some outlets. It comes with a conventional remote control, but you can buy and use LG's point-and-click Magic Remote control as an option.

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          LG OLED55B6P

          LG OLED55B6P

          LG's 4K OLED TVs dominated our TV ratings in 2016, and the 55-inch LG OLED55B6P was no exception, with excellent HD and UHD performance. Like other OLED TVs, it has a nearly unlimited viewing angle. This set, which has a flat screen, was selling for $2,500 in mid-January, and it's still $2,300 at several retailers, including Best Buy and Crutchfield. But you can now get it for under $2,000 at Sam's Club and a few other retailers, and even less at some lesser-known dealers. The lowest price we've seen is $1,500, at Abe's of Maine.  

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            James K. Willcox

            I've been a tech journalist for more years than I'm willing to admit. My specialties at CR are TVs, streaming media, audio, and TV and broadband services. In my spare time I build and play guitars and bass, ride motorcycles, and like to sail—hobbies I've not yet figured out how to safely combine.