Best Cyber Monday Deals on TVs 70 Inches and Larger
This year the deepest discounts are on the largest sets
With football season—and holiday shopping—well underway, it might be time to add a jumbo-sized TV to your wish list.
The bad news is that prices on TVs increased earlier in the year, thanks to supply chain issues, some component shortages, and higher shipping costs. So what does that mean for those of us shopping for a new set during Cyber Monday and the holidays?
Stephen Baker, vice president for industry analysis at the market research firm NPD Group, says that you should still be able to find deals on TVs. "For those categories—such as PCs or TVs—where there are alternatives to a specific model, you should be able to find something."
Below, you’ll find some of the best deals on TVs 70 inches and larger. We’re also tracking the best Cyber Monday deals on TVs of all sizes, and we’ve broken out the best deals on 65-inch TVs and sets 55 inches and smaller, too. We’ve seen great offers on brands including Hisense, LG, Samsung, TCL, and Vizio. Members can check out our TV ratings, which cover more than 230 models.
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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 (high dynamic range) performance. The set uses the Android TV system and comes with Google Assistant built in.
CR’s test results: Hisense 70A6G 70-inch TV
Amazon 75-Inch Omni Series 4K Fire TV
This is one of Amazon’s recently launched Fire TVs. The B08T6JZTH4 is part of the company’s step-up Omni Series, with a slimmer design and a few more features, including Dolby Vision, which isn’t available on the smaller Omni-series models. One main difference is that the Omni sets have built-in far-field microphones for hands-free operation, while you need to use a voice remote with 4-Series sets. We have a few larger Omni sets in our TV labs, and in general they are decent overall performers, though not for HDR performance. This sale price is good through Nov. 29.
Onn 70-Inch 4K Roku Smart TV
This very inexpensive 70-inch set is from Onn, Walmart’s house brand for electronics. We didn’t test this set, the Onn 100068378, but another 70-inch Onn 4K Roku TV—the Onn 100012588—is in our TV ratings and had only decent overall picture quality; it did a bit better for 4K than HD, but it wasn’t able to provide an effective HDR experience. (By contrast, this set supports HDR10 and Dolby Vision HDR.) For more info on this brand, see “Should You Buy a Walmart Onn TV?”
Vizio 70-Inch 4K V-Series SmartCast TV
This set, the Vizio V705x-J03, was part of the Walmart Black Friday sale, but it’s still at this price. Vizio’s V-series models are entry-level sets that use its Android-based SmartCast smart TV system, with Vizio Voice, Chromecast, and support for Apple AirPlay2 built in. We tested a very similar set (without the “x” in the name), and it did well, except for its lackluster HDR performance. Walmart has the best price we’ve seen.
CR’s test results: Vizio V705-J03 70-inch TV
This 75-inch 4K smart TV from Hisense is part of the company’s entry-level series of ULED sets, which feature quantum dots to produce a very wide range of colors. The price on this set dropped another $50 at Best Buy, making it an even better deal. The TV has satisfying overall picture quality, though its HDR effectiveness is limited. It has a number of step-up features, including a full-array LED backlight with local dimming and support for Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos Audio. This model uses the Android TV smart TV platform, with built-in Google Assistant; it will also work with Amazon’s Alexa digital voice assistant.
CR’s test results: Hisense 75U6G 75-inch TV
This TV, in a series that’s a step up from Samsung’s entry-level QLED sets for 2021, delivers great overall picture quality but limited HDR performance. It’s a good deal because the entry-level Q60 model, which lacks some features found on this set, is selling for the same price.
CR’s test results: Samsung QN75Q70A 75-inch TV
This 75-inch 4K LCD/LED smart TV from Samsung isn’t cheap. However, it’s one of the better-performing LCD sets in our ratings, with very satisfying overall picture quality and top-notch HDR. It appears in the company’s top regular QLED series for 2021—unlike sets in Samsung’s higher performance tiers, these TVs don’t include Mini LEDs in their backlights. The set has Samsung’s Bixby digital voice assistant plus built-in support for Amazon Alexa, Apple AirPlay 2, and Google Assistant.
CR’s test results: Samsung QN75Q80A 80-inch TV
Samsung 75-Inch QLED 4K Smart TV
The Samsung QN75QN84AAFXZA appears to be a step-up model in Samsung’s top-tier Neo QLED TV lineup, which uses Mini LEDs in the backlight, which can be locally dimmed. The technology can help improve contrast and black levels and reduce halos. The TV seems very similar to another Neo QLED set, the Samsung QN75QN85A model, which is considerably more expensive right now. We didn’t test this model, but the QN75QN85A set is among the best LCD-based TVs in our ratings.
TCL 75-inch TCL 6-Series Google TV
Right now, we see this model, the TCL 75R646, only at Best Buy. We didn’t test it, but we have tested the TCL 75R635, below. Based on its specs, this appears to be very similar. Both televisions, for example, use Mini LED backlights with local dimming. One difference is that this set uses the new Google TV smart TV platform rather than Roku. The model we tested provides a lot of bang for the buck, including very satisfying overall picture quality and a very effective HDR experience, something that not many TVs in this price range can match. We expect this model to perform similarly.
CR’s test results: TCL 75R635 75-inch TV
Vizio’s P-Series sets are top-tier models (above the M-Series sets), so they’re loaded with features, including a full-array LED backlight with local dimming, which can help contrast and black levels. The sets are now a few hundred dollars cheaper than during an earlier sale. We tested this set, and it did very well overall, though its HDR performance wasn’t as good as the top sets in our ratings. It uses the Android-based SmartCast smart TV system, with support for Amazon, Apple, and Google voice assistants.
CR’s test results: Vizio P75Q9-J01 75-inch TV
LG 77-Inch C-Series 4K OLED Smart TV
We didn’t test this 77-inch 4K OLED TV, the LG OLED77C1AUB; it’s a step-up C1 Series set for 2021 that’s sold via warehouse clubs. However, we did test the similar model sold at electronics stores and mass merchants—the LG OLED77C1PUB—and it’s among the best TVs we’ve reviewed this year, with top-notch picture quality, effective HDR, and great sound. Costco’s price, which includes a three-year extended warranty, is good through Nov. 29. Note that Walmart’s slightly higher price is for a bundle that includes a sound bar, mounting bracket, and surge protector at no additional cost.
Samsung 85-Inch 4K Crystal Smart TV
This set, the Samsung UN85AU8000, appears to be a fairly basic 4K set; we haven’t tested any AU-series models yet this year in larger screen sizes, but we did test the 55-inch Samsung UN55AU8000, and it did very well for overall picture quality, though not for HDR.
LG 86-Inch 4K Smart TV
This is another set—the LG 86UN9070AUD—that we haven’t tested, and see only at Costco right now. The club warns that due to high demand, it will intermittently be out of stock for the remainder of the sale, which runs through Nov. 29. (Right now, the Costco website is showing it as out of stock.) It’s at a very good price for a set this size, but we can’t comment on picture quality, HDR, or sound, or even how much you’d save. However, it’s less expensive than any other LG 86-inch model right now.