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Best Buy TV Sales of 2021

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While the spring isn't known for great TV sales, Best Buy tends to have deals all year round. There are plenty of deals available from top brands like Samsung, LG, Sony, Hisense, Westinghouse, and the affordable in-house Insignia brand. Before you start picking out your brand-new TV, you'll want to keep a few things in mind.

Screen size will largely depend on the size of your living room, how far you plan to sit from the TV, and your own space limitations. The most common TVs are in the 50 to 55-inch range, but for a big space you can size up to 75 inches or even bigger. Smaller TVs in the 30 to 40-inch range are good options for a dorm room or small bedroom.

Panel technology differs, but the most common screens are IPS, VA, and OLED. IPS screens have great viewing angles and color accuracy and don't suffer from ghosting as VA panels do. That said, VA screens are a bit more affordable, especially for larger sizes, and their faster response rate can make them a good TV for gaming. Samsung particularly favors VA screens. Last but not least, OLED screens have rich dense blacks and saturated colors. They're some of the highest-end TVs you can get and they look great, but you'll also have to pay a pretty penny for them.

The most common resolution is 4K and that's what you'll find most content in. Many 4K TVs also come with built-in processors that give them the ability to upscale 4K content. 1080p TVs are less common, but there are a few on this list which may make them a good option if you're on a tight budget. 8K is the highest resolution currently available and only a handful of TVs have it (and they're very costly), and there's a limited amount of 8K content currently.

Most TVs on Best Buy are smart TVs, meaning they come with a built-in operating system, loaded with streaming services, and often have a voice assistant like Bixby, Alexa, or Google Assistant. However, if you aren't a fan of whatever OS is the default, you can pick up your own streaming device to use with your TV.

Now, without further ado, read on to see the greatest Best Buy TV sales to take advantage of.

Hisense 75-inch H6510G Series 4K Smart Android TV (Save $200)

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The Hisense H6510G is a 75-inch 4K Android TV that's an incredible $200 off, bringing it down to $800 from its $1,000 regular price. For this, you get a big TV that's packed with features including Dolby Vision HDR, HDR10, and DTS FVirtual: X. The TV has a standard 60Hz refresh rate, but it supports 4K upscaling and Motion Rate 120 technology. It comes loaded with all the major streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Max, Pandora, Prime Video, Disney+, and more.

For some smart chops, you have the choice between Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, letting you control the TV and interact with smart home devices from your couch. The TV comes with 3 HDMI inputs, 2 USB ports, a digita optical audio output, and has built-in Wi-Fi, Ethernet, Bluetooth, and a headphone jack.

LG 86-inch UN8500 Series 4k UHD Smart TV (Save $200)

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The 86-inch LG UN8500 is one of the biggest 4K TVs you can buy, making it a great choice for large living rooms, bedrooms, and home theaters. You can get the panel for $200 off its regular price of $1,700. The 4K screen features a 120Hz refresh rate with TruMotion 120 motion enhancement technology giving you smooth content for action scenes and gaming. The TV has an a7 Gen 3 Processor built-in, supporting a variety of AI-enhancements like AI picture, AI sound, and 4K upscaling of standard-def content.

It's also packed with a number of other bells and whistles, including Cinema HDR which consists of Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG, with scene-by-scene picture adjustment. Dolby Vision IQ also automatically adjusts picture settings depending on ambient light and content. Dolby Atmos supports multi-dimensional surround sound. LG's webOS is built-in, and comes with all the major streaming services you'd expect. It also supports Google Assitant and Amazon Alexa for voice control and interaction with smart home devices, as well as Apple Airplay 2 and Apple HomeKit.

Samsung UN85TU8000FXZA (Save $200)

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The Samsung UN85TU8000FXZA is gigantic 85-inch 4K TV that's ideal for a huge living room. It's on sale for $200 off, making it $1,800, which isn't cheap, but it's the biggest price cut we've seen for this 8 Series panel. This is one of Samsung's latest and greatest TVs, and it shows when you dig into the hardware.

For starters, the TV has a Crystal processor that helps with 4K upscaling, turning 1080p content into 4K content. It supports HDR10+, for better contrast ratio and dimming. It has Motion Rate 120, which means the TV supports a 60Hz refresh rate which works great for fast-paced movies and games. Colors are sharp, media content looks great, and you'll find three HDMI inputs to connect multiple devices.

Software doesn't disappoint either. The TV runs Samsung's TizenOS, allowing you to use various streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Apple TV+, Prime Video, Sling TV, and others. It can support multiple voice assistants including Alexa, Google Assistant, and Bixby so you can pick whatever you prefer to control the TV and get information. If you have a Samsung phone, you can also cast content from your phone to the TV. Finally, there's a built-in V-chip for parental controls letting you block programs based on ratings.

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LG OLED65CXPUA (Save $200)

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The impressive 65-inch LG OLED CX Series TV is on sale for $200 off from its regular price of $2,200. That puts it at $2,000, which is a sizable discount for one of the best big OLED TVs you can get. Among its features, this 4K TV supports Dolby Vision and HDR 10 for improved dynamic range and color contrast. It also has a high refresh 120Hz panel for smoother action scenes and gaming. It comes loaded with several feature enhancements like Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync to reduce screen tearing and stuttering for gamers.

There's an a9 Gen 3 AI processor that allows for enhanced visuals, and the TV supports Dolby Atmos with a pair of 20W front-firing speakers allowing for room-filling sound even without a soundbar. The operating system is LG's webOS, and it supports all the major streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Sling, Apple TV, and more. It also comes with LG Channels, with free access to 180 streaming channels. Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are both built-in allowing for voice commands and hands-free navigation.

Sony 65-inch Class X800H XBR65X800H 4K Android TV (Save $100)

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The X800H series is one of Sony's top models for 65-inch TVs and you can get it for a nice $100 off, bringing it to $900. For this price you get a 4K screen with an HDR Processor X1 and Sony 4K-X Reality Pro technology. The TV supports upscaling of regular content to 4K. It also has a Triluminous display giving it richer and more natural color reproduction. Particularly impressive is the Motionflow XR 240 technology, allowing for smooth gaming, movies, and sports.

In terms of ports, the TV have four HDMI inputs, giving you plenty of options to connect game consoles, soundbars, streaming boxes, and more. The built-in operating system ins Android TV and you have access to all major streaming services like Netflix, Prime Video, Hulu, Disney+, and more. The TV supports Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa voice controls to interact with the TV as well as control smart home devices. It's also compatible with Apple Airplay 2, allowing you to watch content from your Apple devices.

Hisense H65 Series 70H6570G (Save $100)

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Hisense isn't as famous of a brand as stalwarts like Samsung and Sony, but the company has been in the US market for some time now, offering TVs at a more affordable price without skimping on the quality. The H65 Series 70H6570G is a 4K Android TV that's $100 off, putting it at just $550, compared to its regular price of $650. That's a pretty steep discount, and for the price, you get a high-quality panel with the latest technology like Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10 for improved saturation and dynamic range. Visuals are crisp and attractive.

Other features are equally impressive. It runs Android TV, meaning it has a Chromecast natively built-in, giving you access to just about every streaming service, including Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney+, and more. It comes with Google Assistant so you can use it to change channels, control smart home devices, ask questions, and search. Other useful features include Bluetooth connectivity for soundbars, speakers, headphones, and other audio devices.

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Westinghouse WR58UX4019 (Save $100)

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Westinghouse isn't a trendy brand the way Samsung or Sony are, but don't overlook them because the Westinghouse WR58UX4019 is one of the best TV deals on Best Buy. For $350 ($100 off), you get a 58-inch 4K HDR TV with Roku built-in. It's pretty much impossible to find something better for that price point and the Westinghouse TV doesn't skimp on features.

The screen is a nice HDR-supported panel with great colors and contrast. Blacks are rich and deep, even if they're not OLED-level. It supports a 178-degree horizontal and vertical viewing angles, meaning you should be able to see it from just about anywhere in your living room if you position it right. In terms of ports, you have 3 HDMI inputs to hook up sound systems, soundbars, and game consoles. There's also a USB input to handle things like cameras and camcorders.

Under the hood, the TV is powered by Roku, one of the more popular TV operating systems out there. You'll get just about every streaming service you can imagine including Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Apple TV, Disney+, and others. If you connect your TV to the Roku mobile app, you'll gain some smart features like voice control and voice search. It also supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, so you're not going to be wanting for options.

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50-inch Toshiba 50LF621U21 Fire TV (Save $50)

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The 50-inch Toshiba 50LF621U21 is a 4K FireTV that you can get for $330 ($50 off its regular price). For the discount, you get a TV that supports Dolby Vision HDR, 4K content, and comes loaded with Amazon's Fire TV operating system. All the major streaming services are supported, including Apple TV, Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, and more.

The TV also supports Alexa for voice commands, allowing you to interact with it, find channels, and control smart home devices. There are 3 HDMi inputs to handle cable boxes, gaming consoles, streaming devices, and 1 USB input. A pair of 10w Onkyo speakers support DTS Studio Sound and Dolby Audio.

Sony 65-inch Class X750H Series (Save $50)

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The 65-inch Sony X750H series is a 4K Android TV that comes at a $50 price cut, bringing it down to $700 from its regular price of $750. At this lower cost, you get a 65-inch 4K screen with support for HDR10 and a 60Hz refresh rate. It's also loaded with some Sony-specific technology like the 4K X Reality Pro Engine, Live Color, CineMotion, and Dynamic Contrast Enhancer, which all combines to give you incredible crisp images, upscaling of SD content, and great color accuracy and dynamic range.

The X750H runs Android TV, so it comes with Google Assistant built-in and supports all the major streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Disney+, and more.

Hisense 55H6570G (save $50)

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Hisense has made a name for itself by offering solid screens at a price lower than top-tier brands like Sony and Samsung. The Hisense 55H6570G is no exception to that trend. It's a 55-inch 4K TV that will cost you $380 ($20 off). For the money, you get an Android TV-powered smart TV that give you 4K streaming with upscaling and HDR for high-contrast scenes.

Android TV isn't the biggest TV OS, but it has plenty of features worth liking. You get all the integrated apps and streaming services you expect, a voice remote to let you control things without pressing a button, and built-in Google Assistant to integrate into the rest of your smart home.

Perhaps more impressive are the audio features. If you can't afford a full surround sound setup, DTS Virtual X will create artificial surround sound using software, though you'll likely want to buy a soundbar rather than relying on the built-in speakers. Bluetooth is supported, letting you connect wireless soundbars and headphones easily.

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LG 55-inch NanoCell 81 Series 4K TV (Save $50)

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The 55-inch LG NanoCell 81 Series is on sale for $50 off, bringing it down to $650. This 55-inch TV uses LG's unique NanoCell panel technology, giving higher quality images and colors than standard 4K TVs. It also boasts local dimming, allowing the backlighting to balance scenes, boosting blacks, and giving improved contrast in a way that makes it competitive with OLED panels at a lower price.

Under the hood, you get a quad-core processor that allows for upscaling of non-4K content. The TV supports HDR10 and HLG, giving you better dynamic range. On the software end, the TV is loaded with all the streaming services you'd expect like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, and others. The operating system is LG's webOS platform, and you also get Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built-in. Airplay 2 and Apple HomeKit are also supported.

Toshiba 32LF221U21 32-inch FireTV Edition TV (Save $30)

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The 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Edition is an affordable smart TV for those who need a screen for a small bedroom, dorm, or other places with constrained space limits. The TV is on sale for $150, $30 down from its regular price of $180. For this you get a 32-inch TV with a 720p resolution and 60Hz refresh rate. This isn't as crisp as 1080p, let alone 4K screens, but it spares you from having to buy your own streaming device since FireTV OS is onboard and it comes loaded with all the major streaming services like Netflix, Prime, Hulu, Sling TV, and more. Aside from that, you also have Amazon Alexa built-in, letting you control the TV with voice commands and interact with smart home devices.