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Let the countdown begin.kicks off in a couple of days, starting just after midnight PT on Tuesday October 13th and continuing until Wednesday October 1
Tips on Prime Day Deals on TVs and Streaming Devices
- Amazon just announced two new Fire TV streamers: The new (Regular price $ 30) e ($ 40 list) were just announced in late September. The former offers 1080p streaming with HDR support, the latter adds a remote control that controls the power and volume of the TV. They join the existing , which stays in the line at $ 50. Last year, the 1080p model dropped to $ 15 and the 4K model was $ 25.
- Roku also unveiled two new streamers: Roku confronts Amazon’s in-house Fire TV line with its strong house of streamers starting at $ 30. Unlike the Fire TV platform, Roku now streams NBC’s Peacock service, but HBO Max is still a no-show on both. On the high end, its new $ 100 and $ 130 (a mini soundbar) both offer 4K HDR streaming. The weak point remains the , which includes a remote control that also controls the volume and power of the TV: With a list price of $ 49, the Streaming Stick Plus is often discounted at $ 39 and dropped to as low as $ 30 last Black Friday. Hold on for at least $ 39 or less on Prime Day.
- Also look for lots of discounts on televisions: Almost all new TVs have their own streaming apps on board, and we expect plenty of Prime Day discounts on these models as well. Last Prime Day, we saw 32-inch smart TVs reach $ 100 and 50-inch at $ 280. ( for a benchmark of current prices.)
The best Prime Day TV deals so far
As mentioned above, Amazon already has some impressive deals on TVs with integrated Fire TV streaming, two of which are still at the lowest prices.
Update, Saturday 10 October: The sales prices on the TVs below are now in effect, although some offers from earlier this week, such as the discount on the Fire TV Recast DVR, have expired and have been removed. It is not clear if they will return.
The Sony TV has been updated to reflect a price cut on Amazon. You can save even more if you pay with a.
We didn’t like the 2019 version of this TV, having found that the picture quality and app offerings are lower than what you’d get from an equivalent Roku TV. But get back in contention for your dollar because this is a newer model and the price cut is a new low, coming in at $ 10 less than the 32-inch Roku model.
The smart home makes strange bedfellows, but I suppose Amazon selling Best Buy’s internal Insignia brand is no stranger to Amazon’s Echo speakers selling Best Buy. Both stores now have this 43-inch TV on sale for $ 100 off, a new low that puts it under the magical $ 200 barrier. Once again we like the 43-inch TCL Roku TV overall, despite the fact. which isn’t 4K, but the TCL doesn’t have built-in voice control and currently costs $ 20 more.
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The savings aren’t huge (yet), but for now that’s the best deal on a 50-inch TV, mainly because it uses Roku’s operating system, which we like best overall than the Fire TV. Like the Roku 4K it will receive the AirPlay update later this year, allowing it to work well with Apple phones and tablets, and it also includes the Peacock app that the Fire TV lacks.
On the other hand, we wouldn’t be surprised to see prices drop between now and Prime Day, it’s probably best to wait a few days if you can.
Read our TCL 50S425 Roku TV review.
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Do you want a much bigger and better TV? The XBR-X900H has dropped to its lowest price ever, from its original list price of $ 1,600 and now just $ 220 more than the competing TCL 6 series. This Sony offers the Android TV operating system, superb picture quality, and the kind of next-generation connectivity that surpasses the Roku and other similarly priced sets, just in time for the new Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. Sure, it is. a big price increase over the other three here, but the savings are big too. The retail price is for the 65-inch currently hovering around $ 1,000 at most major retailers (just $ 50 more than the 55-inch version), but cutting the on-screen coupon on Amazon makes it $ 970 there.
Read our Sony XBR-65X900H review.