This is another deal that isn’t specifically part of Prime Day, but it’s a discount you should be aware of. The Hisense U6H was released just a few weeks ago, because it’s part of the company’s new 2022 TV lineup… but the 65-inch version has already had its Price reduction from $769 to $549 on Amazon.
The Hisense U6H is impressively well-equipped for a TV of this price, too. Its 65-inch 4K panel features QLED technology for stronger colors, uses a full-array direct backlight with local dimming zones for better brightness and contrast, there’s Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support for excellent HDR and audio, Google TV provides smart TV software and streaming capabilities, and there is variable refresh rate support for high-end gamers.
We haven’t had a chance to test this set yet, but it’s impossible to argue with what you’re getting for the price, and Hisense reliably delivers good quality results – that’s a lot of TV for under $600.
Apple TV 4K is a favorite of the TV team. Both of our TV editors use one every day as their main source for movie streaming and downloads because its picture quality is basically flawless and it has a secret weapon for movie lovers (which we’ll get to shortly).
But first, the big news, which is that you can get Apple TV 4K for $109 on Amazon today, which is a savings of $70. This is for the 32GB version – you can also get the 64GB version for $129 instead of $199. It’s still more than the cost of the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, but the Apple TV does a lot more and has more powerful specs for that reason.
Apple TV 4K doesn’t just offer streaming services – there are all sorts of other apps available for it, including games, so it’s like a mini-console. It also supports Apple Fitness+, so Apple Watch owners can take fitness classes with Apple’s array of options (very fun and varied). And there’s great format support, including Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos.
But now for the secret weapon: for serious movie lovers, the Apple Movies Store on Apple TV is The digital store to use. It has the widest range of 4K/HDR/Dolby Atmos movies, and the quality is a big cut above the quality of Netflix or Amazon Prime Video. The bitrate is higher, which means more data is used per second, which means more detail and realistic colors can be shown. AND even better, Apple has amazing deals on great movies for just a few dollars every week. No kidding, I buy about two movies a week just because who could say no to getting The Running Man in 4K HDR for less than the price of a coffee?
The TCL 6-Series 4K TV is a juicy bargain in today’s Prime Day deals. It features state-of-the-art mini-LED technology as well as a QLED panel for brighter images with more vibrant colors, and now the 65-inch TCL R635 is just $999 on Amazonbelow $1,499.
Mini-LED technology is exactly what it sounds like: smaller LEDs are used for the backlight behind the pixels than on regular LED TVs. The advantage of smaller LEDs is that you can fit more of them, which means brighter, more uniform images. But it also means that when you darken sections of them to create deeper black tones, you get more precision in which areas are being dimmed and less light leaking from light to dark areas. Meanwhile, QLED color filtering technology creates wider ranges of colors without affecting that brightness. The result is super-powerful HDR images – which Dolby Vision support will take full advantage of.
That’s great for movies and TVs, and when you also support variable refresh rate for games (supported by the PS5 and Xbox Series X), it’s a great deal overall. And it’s a generous size for the price.
This isn’t specifically being advertised as a Prime Day deal, but I have to point our UK readers to this because for many people it could be just what you want. The Philips 48OLED806 is a 48 inch OLED TV that features above average brightness, extremely rich colors, excellent image processing, Philips exclusive Ambilight technology and 4K 120Hz and VRR over HDMI 2.1 for gaming. And now you can get the Philips 48OLED806 for £789 on Amazon – was £999 previously.
I actually have this TV at home, in the 65-inch version (which is also an excellent price on Amazon at £1,459) and it’s such an impressive kit. It supports Dolby Vision and HDR10+, there’s Dolby Atmos, and I’m enjoying all the new advanced features of the PS5. It’s basically a competitor to the LG C1 – and very strong, as our five-star review says – and with the C1 sold out by the lower prices, this looks even better as an alternative.
And don’t ignore how great Philips Ambilight is. This system uses a set of LEDs around all four edges of this set to light up the walls that match the colors of what’s on the screen, making the TV image to feel even bigger than it is. This is perfect if the 48-inch screen is all you can put or pay for – it makes it all that much more cinematic. Sounds gimmicky, but once you try it, regular TVs seem kind of boring.
If you want a new TV that isn’t too big but has all the key smart TV features you need, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better value option than this on Prime Day. You can get the 43-inch Amazon Fire TV 4-Series for just $199 on Amazon instead of $369.
This 4K HDR TV offers solid picture quality, but with Amazon’s smart Fire TV software on board, it basically supports streaming services out there, from big names to niche services. That also means it’s equipped with Alexa, so it’s part of your smart home setup.
Of course, the screen isn’t going to compete with the elite home theater TV option, but the picture quality is really solid for the money, and everything is so easy to set up and get started.
OLED TVs have been a favorite with critics for years, but they were already priced so high that they were out of reach for many people. This has changed a lot in the past year, with prices dropping rapidly.
The end result is that you can now get a 48-inch LG A1 OLED TV for just $676 on Amazon, down from $1,199 at launch. The A1 is LG’s most price-focused OLED, released in 2021, but it’s not like you’ve got reduced-price display technology here. The display still offers the super-accurate color and contrast that OLED is famous for, but it’s a 60Hz display rather than the 120Hz display that higher priced TVs offer, and there’s no HDMI 2.1 capabilities for gaming.
If you’re not a gamer, this shouldn’t be a problem – for movie lovers, you get the rich cinematic contrast that OLED is famous for. But for much, much less than you thought you would likely have to pay.
See how the man above is pleased to be using just his voice to control his TV. No more snooping around overly dense remote controls to peck at the button you need. No more wondering what the ‘back’ button is when you press the wrong thing. This could be you, this could be.
You can get the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K for £22.99 now instead of £49.99. Plug this add-on into your TV’s HDMI port and it gives you a really sleek interface with instant access to all the big streaming services and pretty much all the less big (but much loved) ones. And you can use your voice to find what you want – in fact, since it’s powered by Alexa, you can also use your voice to do all sorts of other things, including triggering your smart lights. for example.
If you have an older TV where the smart part is cutting more, but you don’t want to spend on an all-new TV, then this affordable upgrade is what you need. It can handle 4K HDR video, supporting Dolby Vision and HDR10+.
If you want that 50-inch sweet spot for an even cheaper price than the Samsung QN90A below, we can introduce you to another Samsung option. The AU9000 is Samsung’s next-gen TV from 2021 that doesn’t include its more expensive QLED technology, so it’s really geared towards balancing quality for a low price.
You can get the Samsung 50-inch AU9000 for just £429 (down from £599) on Amazon. It’s an excellent quality TV for the price, as we said in our four-and-a-half-star review – it’s great with 4K content, offers impressively uniform contrast across the entire screen (which isn’t given with cheaper TVs), and has a good smart TV software packed with useful streaming services.
It’s not as shiny as the more expensive options, but for the price it’s competitive in every way. If you don’t bother putting all the fancy technology on your TV and want great value for money, this is enough.
I’ll be honest – I almost bought this TV despite having a new OLED from just a year ago.
A Samsung QLED for under £600? That’s a deal and a half – it sure isn’t the perfect set (there’s no support for Dolby Vision, but that doesn’t matter to many people) and the image quality for this price is brilliant.
Our review sells better than me: “this TV is thinner, brighter, and bolder than previous high-end LCD TVs, delivering high peak brightness and fantastic contrast.”
OK – you know what to do. It’s the second day of Prime Day and we have a much of popular TVs to tell you.
I was about to say we should cut to the chase, but that sounds rude. How are you? Did you sleep well? This is cool. Good Zzz’s are really important for mental and physical health.
Now that that’s done, let’s talk about how you can save loads on a big old TV.