Best Super Bowl TV Deals for 2022

Where to find great prices on big-screen TVs from Hisense, LG, Samsung, Sony, TCL, and Vizio

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A large flat screen TV sits on a football field. Photo Illustration: Lacey Browne/Consumer Reports, iStock

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to splurge on a new TV, maybe this year’s Super Bowl LVI—happening Feb. 13 at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.—will do the trick. Because if you can’t be at the big game, watching it on a new big-screen 4K TV is the next best thing.

And over the next few weeks you can take advantage of some of the best prices of the year. Super Bowl TV deals should be plentiful, with the biggest price drops coming on the largest screen sizes.

“I always recommend buying a TV around Black Friday if you can—that’s when we see the deepest discounts on the most models,” says Julie Ramhold, a consumer analyst at the comparison shopping site DealNews.com. “However, shopping around the Super Bowl can also yield decent savings. We could see retailers such as Best Buy and Target take anywhere from 15 to 30 percent off select models.”

The list of deals below, broken out by screen size, includes some sets that technically aren’t on sale. But they still represent solid bargains. And we’ll keep updating this list right up until Super Bowl weekend.

We’ve also added links to Consumer Reports’ evaluations for any set that passed through our labs. Right now, we have more than 220 models in our TV ratings.

Spotlight Deal

This is a top-performing LG OLED TV, which excels in just about every picture-quality test in CR’s labs. It also has great sound. While not cheap, the price is now at an all-time low.

CR’s test results: LG OLED65C1PUB

55- to 60-Inch TVs

This 55-inch 4K Android TV from Hisense, in the company’s top series for 2020, delivers satisfying overall picture quality, though its HDR effectiveness is just decent. (The 65-inch version of the same television does better with HDR.) It’s about $100 less at Amazon right now than at Best Buy.

CR’s test results: Hisense 55H9G

This is an entry-level 2021 4K set from Samsung, a replacement for the company’s older TU8000 model. Like many lower-priced Samsung sets we’ve tested, it does well for overall picture quality, but not as well at delivering a compelling HDR experience. The set lacks some features, such as a full-array LED backlight with local dimming, found in pricier models. Right now it’s less expensive at Best Buy than elsewhere.

CR’s test results: Samsung UN55AU8000

TCL 55S431

This is an entry-level 4K Roku TV that’s found mainly at Walmart. We didn’t test this set, but other 4-series TCL Roku TVs do well for overall picture quality, though typically not for HDR effectiveness.

TCL 55S546

This is a step-up 4K Google TV from TCL, in a series found only at Best Buy. We’ve tested other 5-series 4K sets from TCL and they’ve done well for overall picture quality, but not as well for HDR. (The company’s 6-series models do better in that area.)

TCL 55R646

We didn’t test this exact model, another Google TV set in a series sold only at Best Buy. But we have tested other 6-series 4K sets, and they done very well in our ratings, including for HDR performance. These models use local dimming backlights with Mini LEDs, which can help improve contrast and reduce the haloing that can arise when dark objects are displayed against a bright background.

65-Inch TVs

This Vizio set is a 2020 4K smart TV that sits just below Vizio’s flagship P Quantum X models. It delivers very satisfying overall picture quality, plus an effective HDR experience. It uses the company’s SmartCast smart TV system, with built-in Chromecast. It had been selling for well above $1,000.

Hisense 65R6E4

We see this 65-inch R6-series 4K set from Hisense only at Walmart right now. We didn’t test this set, which is a Roku TV model, but did test the Hisense 65R6E1: It does very well for overall picture quality and HDR.

TCL 65S434

This is a 4-series TCL set, an Android TV that we didn’t test. Based on our experience with other 4-series models, it should do well for overall picture quality but fall short when it comes to HDR.

70-Inch and Larger TVs

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. It was at this price during 2021’s Cyber Monday sales.

CR’s test results: Hisense 70A6G 70-inch TV

LG 86UP8770PUA

This is a jumbo-sized set we didn’t test, but we did test its close sibling, the slightly smaller 82-inch LG 82UP8770PUA model. Like many LG budget 4K TVs, that set does well for overall picture quality, but its HDR performance is ineffective. It does have top-notch sound, though. (The set we tested is going for $1,300 at Best Buy right now, for a $200 savings.)

Samsung UN75AU8000

Like a 55-inch model we highlighted above, this is an entry-level 2021 4K set from Samsung, a replacement for the TU8000 model. We didn’t test this set, but the 65-inch Samsung UN65AU8000 in our ratings does well in many areas, including overall picture quality and HDR. You can find it for about $650 at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart.

Sony KD85X85J

This mid-level 4K Google TV from Sony is in a screen size we didn’t test. We did test the smaller 55-inch Sony KD55X85J model, and it does very well for overall picture quality but not as well for HDR. (That smaller set is about $750 right now at Amazon, Crutchfield, and Walmart.)

TCL 75S434

We didn’t test this 2020 Android TV set, the larger version of other models mentioned above, but you can expect it to do well for overall picture quality, though not HDR. Walmart had this set at the same price, but it’s currently out of stock. You could also consider the TCL 75S446, which is the same price. It’s a 2021 model that moves up to the newer Google TV smart platform.


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.