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Memorial Day weekend means summer is right around the corner, and savvy shoppers know that the long weekend brings some exciting Memorial Day sales. It's a great time to find price drops on larger purchases like a mattress upgrade or electronics like AirPods and TVs. This year, the best Memorial Day TV sales include some of the best TV brands — as determined by expert testing at the Good Housekeeping Institute — like LG, Samsung, Sony and more. Amazon's sale even has select large format screens discounted up to $2,000 off.
Whether you're on the hunt for a great dorm TV for the college student in your life, looking to get an at-home movie experience with an 85-inch display, or have been waiting for the interior design-conscious Samsung Frame TV to drop to a more affordable price, there are stellar deals to be found. We've sorted through all the deals out there and found the 15 best TV deals to shop this weekend.
Is Memorial Day a good time to buy TVs?
The short answer? Yes! Memorial Day is a fantastic time to buy a new TV. Major retailers like Amazon and Walmart are your best bet for finding significant price cuts on screens for any budget, size needs and display technology. QLED, OLED and regular LED screens are up to 50% off (!) right now, including GH Institute expert-tested TVs.
According to Rachel Rothman, Chief Technologist and Executive Technical Director at the GH Institute, "any of the three-day holiday weekends, including Memorial Day weekend, are a great time to purchase a TV, as well as a host of other appliances and technology products. While the discounts won't quite match what you'll see for Black Friday/Cyber Monday, you can still see deep discounts thanks to the fact that new models for the year are hitting shelf and last year's will be heavily discounted."
43-inch Class The Frame Series QLED 4K Smart TV
There's a lot to be said about the Samsung Frame TV. It's a great aesthetic choice: You can choose a custom bezel to blend the screen in with the rest of your home decor or use Art Mode when you're not watching TV to enjoy a view of your favorite artwork or personal photographs. The anti-glare matte screen gives it even more of a museum look.
Beyond Art Mode, the QLED TV is great for rooms that get a good amount of sun. The impressive 4K picture quality means all of your content looks crisp and clear. Our testing found the TV's interface to be intuitive and easy to use. It can get pricey, so we're always excited to see it on sale.
55-inch Class S95B Series OLED 4K Smart TV
OLED TVs are great for spaces in your home that don't get a lot of direct sunlight, so we'd recommend it for a den, basement or back room. This 55-inch TV from Samsung has dropped $900 in price, which is pretty significant compared to the deals we've seen so far this year. OLED screens are known for deep, inky blacks and strong contrast between dark and bright colors on your screen.
The S95B Series screen features 4K upscaling to make your non-4K content look as close to 4K resolution as possible. The TV also has Comfort Mode, which intelligently adapts the display based on the sunrise and sunset to reduce brightness and blue light in an effort to reduce eye strain.
85-inch Class QN90B Series Neo QLED 4K Smart TV
If you're in the market for a large screen, this 85-inch pick from Samsung is down $2,200, so it's a good time to invest if you've been waiting for a deal. The QLED TV features Quantum HDR 32x, furthering the detail and brilliance on the screen. Shows that are made for High Dynamic Range (HDR) will be crystal clear and you'll enjoy all of the details the directors and filmmakers worked into their project.
Samsung packed this TV with Ultra Viewing Angle, which is an anti-glare finish on the screen so that no matter where you sit in a room you should be able to see a clear picture. The Neo Slim design means the TV won't stick out far off your wall for a seamless look.
55-inch C2 Series Class OLED 4K evo Smart TV
Our tech experts named LG as the best overall TV brand because of the impressive screen quality and improved brightness, clarity and audio built into its TVs.
The C2 series OLED has 8 million self-lit pixels that help to achieve deep blacks, giving the screen a crisp contrast. You'll be able to see subtle and nuanced details of your favorite movies, shows and games. It's an excellent TV for gamers as well, with features like the seamless integration of GeForce Now.
55-inch X90K Series Bravia XR 4K UHD LED Smart Google TV
The sale pegged on this Sony TV brings it under $1,000, which is rare for a 55-inch Sony screen. The 120hz refresh rate on this TV keeps motion clear and crisp, so sports games, action movies and video games get as much detail as possible.
We like Sony TVs for their stellar audio experience and that's thanks to traditionally placed speakers, Acoustic Multi-Audio and Dolby Atmos support within the device. The technology works to seamlessly pair your visual and auditory experience for distraction-free viewing.
58-inch Class R6 Series 4K UHD LED LCD Roku Smart TV
Hisense TVs are on the more affordable end when it comes to upgrading your home's big screen, so this under-$300 pick is a great option if you're looking to upgrade on a budget. The R6 series packs solid details into a 4K UHD screen and the full array LED backlight works to create a sharp and colorful image.
The TV is built with a bezel-less design to give you the maximum amount of screen space. The screen has 8.3 million pixels for detailed pictures and a 120hz refresh rate. Roku TV's operating system is fairly intuitive to navigate and gives you access to all your favorite streaming services.
75-inch Fire TV Omni Series 4K UHD Smart TV
With a bigger screen that's more budget-friendly, this Amazon Fire TV pick has vibrant colors and true blacks thanks to Dolby Vision, which helps to improve the screen quality. The TV has three HDMI ports for connectivity and an HDMI eARC port that lets you connect additional audio equipment if you want an enhanced sound experience.
The LED screen is bold and bright and you're getting 4K UHD picture resolution so you can fully enjoy 4K streaming content. You'll also enjoy hand's-free control over the TV with Amazon Alexa built-in. A simple "Hey, Alexa," and you'll be able to open your streaming apps or adjust the volume.
32-inch Fire TV 2-Series 720p HD Smart TV
Smaller screens can be great for kids' rooms, dorms and small spaces, so if that's what you need, look no further than this budget-friendly 32-inch pick from Amazon. It isn't loaded with the latest and greatest technology features, but you're still getting a solid HD screen quality and a smart TV interface.
The remote for this TV gives you access to voice control and the screen offers two standard HDMI ports, plus one HDMI ARC port for adding your own sound equipment. The TV also offers the capability to connect Bluetooth headphones for private listening, so it's great if you're the one staying up to watch the latest episode of a show and don't want to disturb anyone else in the room.
75-inch Fire TV Omni QLED Series 4K UHD Smart TV
The adaptive brightness of this screen automatically adjusts the brightness levels of your TV based on the lighting of the room you're watching TV in. It also has the Fire TV Ambient Experience, so you can display a static image (think well-known artwork or your own personal images and photos) when you're not watching TV.
The 4K UHD resolution of the screen means crisp and clear images no matter what you're watching and the QLED display technology makes it a good pick for sunny rooms. Amazon's TV lineup is midrange when it comes to pricing, so it's nice to see this QLED pick drop under $1,000.
65-inch Class V-Series 4K UHD LED Smart TV
Vizio was the GH Institute's pick for the best midrange TV brand since it offers premium TVs at great value. This large-scale 65-inch TV screen costs dramatically less than other premium models.
The Vizio IQ Active 4K HDR Processor works on 4K upscaling for non-4K content and Active Pixel Tuning adjusts pixel brightness for adjusted contrast levels while you watch. The TV is Apple AirPlay compatible and has Chromecast and Vizio's interface built in for streaming.
65-inch Class B2 Series 4K UHD OLED Web OS Smart TV
This screen features AI processing to give you superior color, contrast and brightness and further enhance LG's signature OLED screen. It has a 120hz refresh rate to keep high-motion content as clear as it can be. The lifelike picture should give you that movie theater-at-home experience.
The LG Game Optimizer and two HDMI 2.1 ports give you access to connect your gaming devices to the screen and keep your gaming content at high-quality clarity as well. The smart interface runs on the webOS22 operating system which enables you to create individual accounts for family members.
50-inch Class X80K 4K UHD LED Smart Google TV
This smaller screen Sony pick has TRILUMINOS Pro, which is Sony's technology that works to reproduce more colors than a standard TV does. The technology analyzes and processes data within each image to make colors natural and clean. It also packs Motionflow XR technology, which keeps movement and motion on your screen smooth and clear.
The HDR resolution paired with Dolby Vision is a combination that we know creates incredible detail on the screen using highlights, and high contrast between deep darks and bold, bright tones. This screen also features responsive gameplay with the PS5 console.
50-inch Class C350 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV
A new 2023 release from Toshiba, this TV has a Fire TV interface and a Regza Engine 4K, which is Toshiba's 4K engine to help establish good picture quality filled with details. The screen is packed with Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10 to help give you high-quality visuals at a lower cost than a QLED or OLED pick.
It isn't loaded with as much technology as others here, but the sale brings it under $300, so it's definitely on the budget-friendly end if you're looking for a 50-inch screen.
32-inch Class 3-Series Full HD 1080p LED Smart Roku TV
Another small screen pick, this 32-inch TV is at its lowest price ever. The LED display technology gives a full HD display that offers nice clarity and detail, even on a smaller screen size. You can customize your home screen to give you quick access to your top streaming services and channels, gaming consoles and other devices.
75-inch Class 5-Series 4K UHD QLED Smart Roku TV
TCL is another great value TV brand, giving you a solid screen at a lower cost compared to other premium brands. This pick from the brand's lineup is discounted by $100, bringing the impressive QLED viewing experience under $800. You'll get a lifelike picture and contrast that's optimized across 40 localized zones. Plus, you can use Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri for voice control over the screen.
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