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With football season well underway and people spending more time at home following coronavirus guidelines, a jumbo-sized set is on many holiday wish lists.

This year's Cyber Monday and holiday sales are a good time to get a great deal on a TV, especially the really big sets with screens measuring 70 inches or more.

You can expect average prices on the largest sets to be 35 percent cheaper than last year, according to Paul Gagnon, senior research director at the market research firm Omdia. (You'll be able to find great deals on other TVs, too.)

Look at the list below and you'll see several 70-inch TVs selling for less than $500 during the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. A note of caution: Those super-cheap prices are mainly on entry-level sets, some of them sold at only one retailer.

But you'll also see deep price cuts on a handful of top-performing models, including some of the OLED TVs that dominate our TV ratings. 

This year the Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals started earlier and will last longer, so we'll be updating this—and other Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal roundups—right through December. Keep checking back for the latest sales.

Go to Consumer Reports' Holiday Gift Guide for updates on deals, expert product reviews, insider tips on shopping, and much more.

TVs

Hisense 70-Inch 6-Series 4K Android TV

    This model, the Hisense 70H6570G, is a Best Buy exclusive, and it's at a low price for a set this size. We tested this model, and like many lower-priced TVs that do well for overall picture quality, it can't deliver a compelling HDR (or high dynamic range) experience.

     

    CR's test results: Hisense 70H6570G

    Vizio 70-Inch 4K Smart TV

      The Walmart deal starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 25.

       

      This particular model, the Vizio V705x-H1, had already made our list of great deals at $549.99 at Target and Best Buy. But Walmart just undercut both retailers with its Black Friday sale, which kicks off at 7 p.m. ET on Nov 25. So far, every special Walmart Black Friday TV deal we've seen has sold out quickly, so you'll have to jump on this one if you want it.

      Insignia 70-Inch Fire TV Edition 4K Smart TV

        This 4K smart TV—the Insignia NS-70DF710NA21, from Best Buy's house brand—uses the Amazon Fire TV system. It's sold only at these two retailers. We didn't test this particular model but did test 50- and 55-inch versions in this series, and they did well for overall picture quality, though not for HDR.

        Samsung 70-Inch 6-Series 4K Smart TV

          You can't compare this price with deals at other retailers because this model is a Best Buy exclusive. (Only signed-in Best Buy members see this price.) It appears to be an entry-level model that, based on its specs, compares most closely with the UN70TU7000 set, below, which costs about $70 more. We didn't test this set so we can't be sure, but we guess it would perform pretty similarly. Note that like the TU7000 set, it has only two HDMI inputs, fewer than most TVs this size.

          LG 70-Inch 4K Smart TV

            This entry-level 4K set is $799 at Walmart right now. It tested well for overall picture quality, better than many other entry-level LG sets this year. LG’s 2020 sets support a new Filmmaker Mode, which automatically puts the TV into a setting that reflects the director’s intent of how it should be viewed.

             

            CR’s test results: LG 70UN7070PUA

            Samsung 70-Inch TU7000-Series 4K Smart TV

              This is an entry-level model from Samsung’s mainstream non-QLED ultra-high definition (4K) TV lineup for 2020. We didn’t test the set but did evaluate the 75-inch version (Samsung UN75TU7000), and it scored well for high-def and 4K picture quality. But the HDR performance was ineffective. And unlike most sets this size, the model has only two HDMI inputs. We see this screen size mostly at Target and P.C. Richard.

              TCL 75-Inch 4-Series 4K Android Smart

                This 75-inch TCL Roku TV, the TCL 75S434, was on sale earlier just for Best Buy members, but it's available now for anyone. We didn't test this set, which is in an exclusive series for Best Buy, but other 4-series big-screen models have done surprisingly well for HD and 4K picture quality, though not for HDR. Unlike most TCL sets, which use the Roku smart TV platform, this is an Android TV.

                Hisense 75-Inch 6-Series 4K Android Smart TV

                  This is another entry-level Hisense model you'll find only at Best Buy (and direct from Hisense). We didn't test this set, the Hisense 75H6510G, but in general we’ve found 6-series Hisense sets to provide decent overall picture quality, though not great HDR performance. It was selling for $750 during the Labor Day sales in September.

                  LG 75-Inch LG UN6000-Series 4K Smart

                    This set, the LG 75UN6970PUD, is another model found only at Best Buy. We didn't test this particular model, but LG's UN7000 sets, which appear to be similar, have done well overall in the ratings, though not for HDR.

                    Sony 75-Inch 800H-Series 4K Android Smart TV

                      This set, the Sony XBR-75X800H, is a step-up 4K model that we tested; it didn't do as well for overall picture quality as its 65-inch sibling. And neither set was able to produce a very compelling HDR experience.

                       

                      CR's test results: Sony XBR-75X800H

                      Sony 77-Inch 4K OLED TV

                        This TV, the Sony XBR-77A9G, is a top model in Sony’s flagship Master series of OLED TVs for 2019. We didn't test this screen size, but we did test the 65-inch version of this TV, which is one of the best TVs you can buy. It has excellent overall picture quality and great sound. And it can deliver a satisfying HDR experience.

                        Samsung 82-Inch RU-Series 4K Smart TV

                          This set, the Samsung UN82RU8000, is a 2019 model that's cheaper at Best Buy right now than at other retailers. We didn't test this set, but did test the 65-inch version, which had top-notch HD and 4K picture quality, though only a limited HDR experience. It also had better-than-average sound.

                          Hisense 85-Inch Hisense H65-Series 4K Android Smart TV

                            This jumbo-sized set is selling for about $300 less at Best Buy than at other retailers right now, making it one of the least expensive TVs this size we've seen so far. We didn't test this model, but in general, entry-level Hisense TVs have done fairly well in our ratings, except when it comes to HDR performance. Like other Android TVs, this set has Chromecast and Google Assistant built in.

                            Samaung 85-Inch TU-8000-Series 4K Smart TV

                              This jumbo-sized set, the Samsung UN85TU8000, is on sale at Best Buy and other retailers right now. We didn't test this model, but as we've previously said the TU8000 models we have tested have done very well for overall picture quality, but not as well for HDR performance. Many have had better-than-average sound.

                              LG 86-Inch 4K Smart TV

                                This set, called the LG 86UN8570AUD at Costco and the LG 86UN8570PUC at Best Buy, is at a low price for a TV this size. You can get it at the same price at Best Buy if you sign in as a member—its free to join, so we suggested doing so to see the best prices available. We didn't test this model, but in general entry-level LG TVs have done fairly well in our ratings, except for HDR.