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Although Prime Day is over, we're still seeing deals on TVs of all sizes and prices. To that end, Walmart's Deals for Days event will run through today. So, if you find the right TV at the right price, you might not want to wait too long.

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TVs Under $500

Insignia 43-Inch Smart 4K Fire TV

This set from Insignia, Best Buy's house brand, does a nice job overall for both HD and 4K picture quality. But like many less expensive TVs, it can't get bright enough to deliver a compelling HDR (high dynamic range) experience. It has Amazon's Fire TV smart streaming service and Alexa voice-enabled digital assistant built into the set. Though this is technically a discount, this model was $60 cheaper during Prime Day, so the price may fall again during a future sales event.

CR's test results: Insignia NS-43DF710NA21 TV

Insignia 50-Inch Smart 4K Fire TV

This set from Insignia, Best Buy’s house brand, is a lower-priced model with satisfying overall picture quality but less impressive HDR performance. The model, which also uses the Amazon Fire TV smart TV system, is sold only at Best Buy and Amazon. While this price is decent, Amazon was selling this model for $40 less during Prime Day.

CR's test results: Insignia NS-50DF710NA21 TV

TCL 32-Inch 720p Roku TV

Those looking for a smaller, low-priced smart TV might want to consider this model, even though the picture quality is only decent. Thanks to the Roku TV smart TV platform, the set is easy to use and has access to lots of content.

CR's test results: TCL 32S335 TV

Toshiba 32-Inch 720p Fire TV Edition

Those looking for a smaller, value-priced smart TV should consider this 2020 set. It has fine overall picture quality, plus Amazon’s Fire TV smart system built in. Like many sets this size, though, it has a fairly narrow viewing angle. This is a decent savings, though Amazon sold it for about $30 less during Prime Day.

CR's test results: Toshiba 32LF221U21 TV

Toshiba 50-Inch Smart 4K Fire TV

Like most other models in this series on sale for Prime Day, this TV is a fine overall performer, except for HDR performance. It supports the HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR formats.

CR's test results: Toshiba 50LF621U21 TV

Toshiba 55-Inch Smart 4K Fire TV

This set, which also uses Amazon’s Fire TV smart TV system, is a fine overall performer, though like many lower-priced sets it can’t produce a great HDR experience. It also has better-than-average sound quality.

CR's test results: Toshiba 55LF621U21 TV

TVs for $500 to $1,000

Hisense 70-Inch Smart 4K Android TV

This model, sold only at Best Buy, offers satisfying overall picture quality, though like many less expensive sets it falls short when it comes to HDR. The set uses the Android TV system and comes with built-in Google Assistant.

CR's test results: Hisense 70A6G TV

Samsung 70-Inch Smart 4K TV

We didn’t test this model, the Samsung UN70TU7000BXZA, but we did test its 75-inch sibling, which performed very well in our labs except for the HDR experience. The set hails from the company’s 2020 mainstream (non-QLED) lineup.

Sony 55-Inch 4K Google TV

This is an entry-level 4K set with decent, if unexceptional, overall picture quality, plus not-so-hot HDR. Earlier this year, Sony moved from the Android smart TV system to Google TV, which has a main interface that helps you find shows and movies easier. The set’s price has fallen a decent amount since it was introduced.

CR’s test results: Sony KD55X80J TV

Sony 75-Inch 4K Smart TV

This jumbo set from Sony’s 2020 entry-level 4K series—the most affordable Sony series to use the Android TV smart TV platform—is a fine performer overall, but the HDR performance isn’t all that effective. The TV’s Google Android TV smart TV system has Chromecast and Google Assistant built in.

CR’s test results: Sony KD75X750H TV

TVs for $1,000 to $2,000

LG 65-Inch C-Series 4K OLED Smart TV

Like the B-Series model above, this TV scores well in CR's tests. In addition to having a slightly more powerful processor than the B-Series set, which helps it perform a little faster, it gets high marks for picture and sound quality, versatility, and viewing angles. This model, and the one above, comes with LG’s updated smart TV platform, plus its voice-enabled ThinQ artificial intelligence platform, which allows it to interact with and control other compatible smart home products. The TV also has built-in support for the Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant digital voice assistants, and it works with Apple AirPlay 2.

CR's test results: LG OLED65CXPUA TV

TCL 75-Inch 4K QLED Roku TV

If you're in the market for an extra large TV that performs well, this TCL model may be a good choice. It's one of the lowest-cost options right now, largely because it's a previous-year model. Among large-screen TVs under $2,000, this one has standout scores for overall picture quality and HDR performance.

CR's test results: TCL 75Q825 TV

TVs for $2,000 and Up

LG 77-Inch Smart 4K OLED TV

Anyone looking for a top-performing jumbo-sized TV should consider this LG OLED set, one of the best models we tested in 2020. It’s among a limited number of options that can deliver a truly compelling HDR experience, and it has great sound.

CR's test results: LG OLED77CXPUA TV

Streaming Devices

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

This 4K version of Amazon’s Fire TV Stick offers a nice array of content and features, including voice control and support for Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10+. Bonuses include the ability to control it from Alexa-enabled devices such as the Amazon Echo or Dot and the included remote, which can be used to control power and volume on many TVs and sound bar speakers. While this is technically a discount, Amazon was selling the Fire TV Stick for just $24.99 during Prime Day.

CR's test results: Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K streaming device

Apple TV 4K

This is the older Apple TV player—technically called the Apple TV MQD22LL/A—but it’s a fine performer, now at the lowest price we’ve seen. It’s a great, if somewhat pricey, choice for those who already live in Apple’s world. Just note that the new Apple TV models have an improved remote control.

CR’s test results: Apple TV 4K (32GB)

Roku Streaming Stick+

This streaming device usually costs $49, so the $10 discount is a great chance to make it easier to watch your favorite shows. The Roku platform gives you the ability to access all your streaming services in one place, offering a category-leading assortment of channels so that you don't have to switch between multiple devices.

CR's test results: Roku Streaming Stick+ streaming device

Roku Ultra

Roku’s top 4K streaming media player boasts some new features, including built-in Bluetooth for streaming music from mobile devices, and support for both Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos 3D sound. It also has an improved WiFi range, so the player can be placed farther away from your router than previous models. The remote even offers voice search and programmable buttons.

CR's test results: Roku Ultra streaming device


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.