9 Best TV Deals (2017): Top TV Sales & Discounts

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Lauren Keys

Lauren Keys

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Lauren answered on 6.2.17:

You know the old saying, “Go big or go home?” Well, it applies to TVs, too. Many of the premium features advertised today — ultra HD, 3D, 4K resolution — aren’t noticeable unless the content you’re viewing was created for them.

That means, one of the best ways to upgrade your set is to “go big,” or use your budget to increase the size of your TV rather than focusing on a particular feature set. However, many of those features do make an impact if you plan to watch high-def Blu-rays and other content for an upgraded screen.

We’ve tracked down the best TV deals and ranked them by features and size. Use the navigation below to find a new TV based on what matters most to you:

Cheapest  |  Smart  |  4K  |  LED LCD  |  HDTV  |  OLED  |  3D  |  By Size

Best Cheap TV Deals

As we discussed before, if you’re just looking to make the most of your TV-buying budget, then try shopping for a no-frills TV in a larger size.

Upping the size of your TV will give you the biggest impact overall, especially if you aren’t going to convert your collection of media to match the high-definition television quality you’re considering.

1

Walmart

★★★★★ 4.9/5.0

Starting from

$90

We found that Walmart beat out the competition for basic TVs of every size with extremely affordable prices. To simply upgrade the size of your set, you can easily jump up several sizes without breaking the bank at Walmart. Plus, Walmart.com makes it easy to sort by price, size, and feature, so you can find exactly what you want for the price you’re willing to pay for a new TV.

Offer CategoryDealCrunch RatingOfficial Website
#1 in Best TV Deals4.9 out of 5www.Walmart.com

Best Smart TV Deals

Today’s TVs aren’t as “dumb” as they used to be. With new technological developments — and a single unused HDMI port — many TVs on the market can become smart TVs, giving you access to the internet and your favorite streaming apps.

Photo of a smart tv

However, if you don’t want to go through the trouble of “educating” your TV, and you don’t have gaming systems, like the PS4 or Xbox One that give you access to apps, don’t worry — there are still plenty of affordable smart TVs available.

2

Best Buy

★★★★★ 4.7/5.0

Starting from

$100

What we like about Best Buy, especially for purchasing a smart TV, is that the store is staffed by great personnel to help you set up your new TV. If you have questions about anything — from DIY options to gaming consoles to all-in-one sets — the store associates are well-trained on the electronics they sell. You can shop confidently at Best Buy knowing any purchase is backed by its helpful customer support.

Offer CategoryDealCrunch RatingOfficial Website
#2 in Best TV Deals4.7 out of 5www.BestBuy.com

Best 4K TV Deals

As one of the most sought after features, ultra high definition (UHD) 4K resolution screens pack more pixels than traditional 1080p high def — four times the pixels to be exact. What does that mean for your viewing pleasure? More detail, for one, which is more noticeable on bigger screens. Just remember that level of detail will only be available when watching 4K compatible media.

3

Walmart

★★★★★ 4.9/5.0

Starting from

$250

While it may come as a surprise, Walmart — the same retailer we recommend for the cheapest deal on a TV — also has the best deal on 4K TVs. When we researched the top TV retailers and compared their prices for 4K TVs, Walmart came out on top with some really great deals year-round. Not only can you get a new TV from Walmart, but the big box retailer also sells 4K-compatible content to help you make the most of your upgrade.

Offer CategoryDealCrunch RatingOfficial Website
#3 in Best TV Deals4.9 out of 5www.Walmart.com

Best LED LCD TV Deals

The list of abbreviations thrown around when describing televisions on the market today grows ever longer, but luckily we’re here to explain this big one — LED LCD TV. An LCD, or liquid crystal display, makes for a more crisp image, while the LED, or light-emitting diode, actually lights up the display via backlighting or edge lighting.

Photo of LED LCD TVs on display

Most TVs on the market today are LED LCDs, making them thinner, more energy efficient, and providing a broader range of colors with more contrast.

4

Target

★★★★★ 4.6/5.0

Starting from

$90

We were impressed with the range of options at Target for LED LCD TVs. Target offers screens starting at a diagonal size of 19″ and range all the way up to 80″ — meaning you have a lot of options for outfitting a bedroom with a new set or upgrading the living room TV for the whole family to enjoy. And because Target sells more than just TVs, you can easily pick up some TV-watching accessories like throw pillows and popcorn all in one trip.

Offer CategoryDealCrunch RatingOfficial Website
#4 in Best TV Deals4.6 out of 5www.Target.com

Best HDTV Deals

High definition is probably the second best use of your money when it comes to upgrading your TV. In addition to getting a larger screen, getting yourself a better quality screen will also improve your viewing pleasure.

Photo comparing HDTV quality to SD

However, it’s important to note that you’ll only see a difference in picture quality when you watch media content that was created for the high-definition format and viewed on a high-definition screen. While plenty of television is still shot in standard definition, a growing amount of high-definition content is available through HD cable and satellite channels, online sources, like Netflix and Hulu, and Blu-ray discs.

5

Newegg

★★★★★ 4.5/5.0

Starting from

$110

Newegg, known for great computer deals, boasts great prices on consumer electronics and related accessories. The selection of TVs at Newegg is impressive and includes name brands like Vizio, Samsung, and LG. It’s easy to navigate the site to find the right size for your space, and you can even select other features that are relevant for you, such as smart or 3D capabilities. Be aware that because Newegg is an online retailer, you won’t be able to buy it online and pick it up in a local store, but Newegg offers a White Glove delivery service that unpacks the item for you, which is especially helpful for big items like TVs.

Offer CategoryDealCrunch RatingOfficial Website
#5 in Best TV Deals4.5 out of 5www.Newegg.com

Best OLED TV Deals

The newest — and most expensive — feature sweeping the TV market is OLED. When compared to the typical LED LCD, OLED offers more contrast with true blacks and brighter whites. In terms of the technology powering OLED, suffice it to say the light is emitted at the pixel level rather than from an array of diodes along the edges or behind the screen.

6

Overstock

★★★★★ 4.5/5.0

Starting from

$2,029

OLED TVs start at 55″, so while that ups the price initially, we found that Overstock.com still had some great deals on this sought-after technology. All the televisions sold at Overstock — from curved displays to screens of 85″ — ship directly to your home for free. Plus, similar to Newegg, Overstock also has shipping services available to deliver your new TV into the room you want and unpacking services to get the remote in your hand sooner.

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#6 in Best TV Deals4.5 out of 5www.Overstock.com

Best 3D TV Deals

Similar to plasma TVs, most major manufacturers have decided to stop producing 3D TVs as of 2017. Unfortunately, support for the format has been spotty at best with limited 3D programming and Blu-ray feature films.

Photo of people viewing 3D TVs

That doesn’t mean you’ll have a hard time finding a 3D TV, though, as it remains a key feature around which retailers organize their product.

7

Best Buy

★★★★★ 4.7/5.0

Starting from

$1,425

While 3D TVs may be on their way out, many retailers — Best Buy included — still have stockpiles of the eye-popping technology. Not every 3D TV comes with 3D glasses in the box though, so be sure you read what’s enclosed before you check out, and grab a pair for as little as $5 at Best Buy if the TV you want doesn’t provide them. Best Buy offers 3D TVs starting at 55″, and the sets typically have other notable features like 4K resolution or OLED displays.

Offer CategoryDealCrunch RatingOfficial Website
#7 in Best TV Deals4.7 out of 5www.BestBuy.com

Best TV Sales by Size

If you are going the featureless route and just want to shop TVs by screen size, we made it easy on you and organized the best TV deals into two categories — under 50″ and over 55″. Check out our picks below.

32-, 40-, 50-Inch TV Deals

8

Walmart

★★★★★ 4.9/5.0

Starting from

$90

Walmart is a great place to go for the widest — and cheapest — selection of TVs. It’s easy to search on Walmart.com by size, price, and other features, plus every TV qualifies for free two-day shipping (available on purchases greater than $35). And if you really want to upgrade for the best price, check out the refurbished selection available on the website.

Offer CategoryDealCrunch RatingOfficial Website
#8 in Best TV Deals4.9 out of 5www.Walmart.com

55- to 70-Inch TV Deals

9

Best Buy

★★★★★ 4.7/5.0

Starting from

$300

What we like about Best Buy is the expertise found in the employees. If you have question, whether you’re shopping in the store or online, you can feel confident Best Buy will have the answer. Not only is finding the right size TV easy at BestBuy.com, but the recommended accessories help you complete your purchase with the necessary wires, adapters, and wall mounts.

Offer CategoryDealCrunch RatingOfficial Website
#9 in Best TV Deals4.7 out of 5www.BestBuy.com

Upgrade Your Set and Enjoy Your Family Room Again

With these tips, and the best TV deals from across the web, you’ll be able to upgrade with ease — and without breaking the bank. Just remember to focus on what matters most, from size to special features, when comparing prices.

Once you get the right TV set up in your home, gather the people you care about, pop some popcorn, dim the lights, and enjoy.