Best Cyber Week TV Deals of 2020
CR highlights the sales on televisions from LG, Onn, Samsung, TCL, and others
Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but there are still plenty of great deals to be had on TVs during Cyber Week. It pays to be careful, though, because there are lots of models on sale, and not every one is worth your money, no matter how big the discount.
The price drops have been most significant on sets 65 inches and larger. You should also expect to find low prices on “derivative” models that are introduced around this time of year. These are similar to sets available year-round, but they tend to have slightly different model numbers and fewer features. For instance, you may get a more basic remote control or just two HDMI inputs instead of four. We try to test a few of these models each year for comparison’s sake.
We have been tracking the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday TV deals since early November and will continue to update this list through Cyber Week. For more holiday shopping advice, check out our top 10 Black Friday shopping tips.
And because multiple retailers are likely to offer the same sale prices, you might want to see whether an outlet closer to home matches a deal before you jump on it, especially if you’re buying online and picking up at the store.
32-Inch to 50-Inch TVs
Toshiba 32-Inch 720p Fire TV Edition Smart TV
We saw this set, the Toshiba TF-32A710U21, for the same price at the Amazon Prime Day event. We didn’t test it, but other Toshiba high-definition Fire TVs have done decently for HD picture quality.
TCL 43-Inch TCL 4K Android Smart TV
This is another 4-Series TCL, the TCL S434, that we’re seeing only at Target right now. It’s an entry-level 4K TV that uses the Android smart TV system; most TCL sets are Roku TVs. We didn’t test this model, but entry-level TCL TVs have generally been decent sets, except for their unsatisfying HDR (high dynamic range) performance.
Hisense 43-Inch 4K H55-Series Android Smart TV
We didn’t test this set, but in general, entry-level Hisense 4K TVs have done fairly well for picture quality, though not for HDR (high dynamic range), in Consumer Reports’ testing. Like other Android TVs, it has Chromecast and Google Assistant built in.
Hisense 50-Inch 4K Android Smart TV
This 50-inch 4K Hisense set, a Best Buy exclusive, is another lower-priced Hisense model. We didn’t test this set, but other cheaper Hisense models have done decently, though they typically can’t produce an engaging HDR experience.
TCL 50-Inch 4-Series Roku Smart TV
This Best Buy exclusive comes at a nice price for a 4K TV this size. And though we can’t vouch for the set’s performance, we can say that we’ve been pleasantly surprised by the overall picture quality of other models from TCL’s entry-level 4K series. But don’t expect them to ace HDR (high dynamic range). Roku TVs are also easy to use and offer lots of streaming services.
55-Inch to 60-Inch TVs
TCL 55-Inch 4-Series 4K Android TV
We didn’t test this set, found only at Best Buy. Unlike most TCL sets, which are Roku TVs, this series uses the Android TV smart TV platform. It’s selling at a nice price for a set this size, but it’s not really a special deal. This was $80 cheaper for Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
LG 55-Inch 4K Smart TV
This entry-level 4K model, which has been available since Nov. 5, has decent, if not great, picture quality. It’s a member-only item that’s currently selling at warehouse stores such as BJ’s and Sam’s Club for about $430.
CR’s test results: LG 55UN7300AUD
Samsung 55-Inch Q60 4K QLED Smart TV
This 2020 model from Samsung’s entry-level QLED series is selling for about $100 more at retailers including Best Buy right now. We haven’t tested it, but other Q60 sets have scored well for picture quality in our ratings.
LG 55-Inch CX-Series 4K OLED Smart TV
Though this 4K OLED TV from LG isn’t cheap, it’s at the lowest price we’ve seen so far this year. More important, it’s among the best TVs we’ve tested in 2020, with top-notch picture quality and effective HDR performance. It also delivers great sound, with support for Dolby Atmos immersive audio. And if you’re a Best Buy member (it’s free to sign up) you’ll save an additional $50.
CR’s test results: LG 55OLEDCXPUA
Samsung 58-Inch TU7000-Series 4K Smart TV
This is an entry-level model in the company’s mainstream non-QLED 4K TV lineup for 2020. We didn’t test this screen size, but the 55-inch Samsung UN55TU7000 was a satisfying overall performer except for HDR, which was ineffective. It’s about the same price at both Best Buy and Walmart right now.
Onn 60-Inch 4K Roku Smart TV
This set, the Onn 100024699, was a quick seller during Walmart’s Cyber Monday sale: It pretty much sold out immediately, and we’re not sure whether it will be restocked. Walmart’s similar sales during Black Friday also sold out quickly. However, you can sign up for in-stock email alerts right on the product page to get notified if they get more inventory.
We haven’t tested this particular model, but we have tested a number of Onn-brand TVs, and some have been decent sets, while others weren’t so hot. Like many Onn TVs, this is a Roku TV model with access to lots of streaming content.
65-Inch to 82-Inch TVs
Samsung 65-Inch TU7000-Series 4K Smart TV
We tested this 65-inch 4K smart TV from Samsung, an entry-level model in the company’s mainstream 4K TV lineup for 2020, and it’s a decent overall performer, though like many lower-priced sets this size, its HDR performance is ineffective. It’s currently out of stock at Walmart, but it’s possible that the company will restock.
CR’s test results: Samsung UN65TU7000
LG 65-Inch 4K Smart TV
Sony 65-Inch 4K Android Smart TV
This entry-level set is sold mainly via warehouse clubs. We tested the 55-inch version (Sony KD55X75CH), and it had very good overall picture quality, though only limited HDR effectiveness. Also, unlike step-up Sony models, it doesn’t support Dolby Vision HDR.
Vizio 65-Inch 4K OLED Smart TV
We’ve been waiting for this deal at Best Buy to drop, and it finally has. We tested this set, and it does great in our ratings, though it can’t quite match the HDR performance we’ve seen with OLED TVs from LG and Sony. Still, it’s the lowest-priced OLED TV this size, even before the price drop. This set should be appealing to anyone who has wanted a big OLED TV.
CR’s test results: Vizio OLED65-H1
LG 65-Inch CX-Series 4K OLED Smart TV
We didn’t test this exact 4K OLED TV. However, we did test the LG OLED65CXAUA, a model that’s similar except it’s sold via warehouse clubs—and it’s among the best TVs we’ve seen so far in 2020, with top-notch picture quality and effective HDR performance. It also has great sound, with support for Dolby Atmos immersive audio. It’s not inexpensive, but it’s now several hundred dollars cheaper than it was earlier this fall.
Onn 70-Inch 4K Roku Smart TV
This is another Onn TV, the Onn 100012588, from Walmart’s house brand. We didn’t test this set, but we did test a 65-inch 4K Roku model that had only middling picture quality, plus ineffective HDR. Other Onn TVs have done a bit better in our ratings, though.
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 how the director intended it to be viewed.
CR’s test results: LG 70UN7070PUA
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 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 $100 less during Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but this price beats the $750 sale we saw on Labor Day.
Sony 77-Inch 4K OLED Smart 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. It was $200 less for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, but this is still a significant discount.
Best Buy 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.
Samsung 82-Inch RU9000-Series 4K Smart TV
This midtier set is selling at a great price at a few retailers. Based on the specs, it looks like a slightly upgraded version of the TU8000-Series sets, which have provided decent—though not great—overall picture quality and relatively ineffective HDR performance. At Costco, the TV comes with a three-year Allstate Protection Plan, basically an extended service plan that usually costs about $100. (Note that while the RU model number makes it appear to be a 2019 model, it’s actually a 2020 TV.)
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, the bigger sibling to the 43-inch model cited above, 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.
Samsung 85-Inch TU-8000-Series 4K Smart TV
This model, the Samsung UN85TU8000, is on sale at Best Buy and other retailers right now. The UN85TU800D is similar but sold via warehouse clubs. We didn’t test this model, but we did test the 75-inch version, and it had only middling overall picture quality and ineffective HDR performance. It does have a wider-than-average viewing angle for an LCD-based set.
LG 86-Inch 4K Smart TV
This set, called the LG 86UN8570AUD at Costco and the LG 86UN8570PUC at Best Buy, was $300 cheaper for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. But this is still a fairly decent discount for a TV this size. You can get it at the same price at Best Buy if you sign in as a member—it’s free to join, so we suggest 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.