These Are Five Perfect Pre-Christmas 4K Ultra HD TV Deals
Stephan Jukic – December 18, 2018
4K TV deals are a year-end tradition for most retailers in the weeks leading up to New Year’s Day and right now is no exception. The big problem is finding the right TV for your budget and making sure that it deliver the maximum amount of quality for the money you spend. This is what we’re going to be covering intensely in the following days through a series of posts and new content to our main device pages and the following list is a sample of it.
The deals listed below cover five of the best standing 4K UHD TV deals that are going right now on Amazon.com, and take you right to the certified, Amazon-shipped sale pages of several excellent ultra HD TVs that are going for decent to downright excellent discounts. We also note that each of these TVs offers excellent display specs and represent among the best models available for their specific prices and TV types.
Here’s the breakdown for these deals during week of December:
TCL 55S517 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2018 Model) $429.99
Easily one of the best deals available anywhere from anyone for a 4K TV in the 55 inch range with a price of less than $500, this 55 inch 2018 5-Series model offers what is simply the best overall picture quality you’ll find from a new 2018 4K HDR UHD TV for well below $500 and that’s that. The 5-Series lacks the more intense premium specs of its also fantastically good 6-Series cousin from TCL but it still supports HDR color, high contrast, deep. Rich black levels and some very decent motion handling. Furthermore it comes with full HDR support for both HDR10 and Dolby Vision while being a superbly high performance console or PC gaming 4K TV. We ranked the 5-Series as the single best 4K TV for under $500 for 2018 and we stand by that ranking based on our own professional reviews.
Sony XBR55X900F 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2018 Model) $1,198.00
Here’s the same 4K TV that we ranked as number one in our post on the 5 best 2018 4K HDR TVs for under $1000 only in this case, what you get is the 55 inch model instead of the 49 incher. Yes, it costs a couple hundred bucks more but all the same fantastic specs are the case and the X900F is in a general sense one of the best ultra HD TVs made in 2018 if both price and quality are taken into consideration. Offering up both full-array LED backlighting, high quality contrast and black level performance, and some of the best motion handling you’ll find in an LCD TV today, this model really delivers across the board. Its price tag on this deal doesn’t come with a huge discount off list pricing but it’s still absolutely worth it as a New Year’s purchase and will remain excellent for years to come.
Samsung UN55NU8000FXZA Flat 55″ 4K UHD 8 Series Smart LED TV (2018) $847.99
Samsung’s NU8000 is the best non-QLED 4K HDR TV made by the brand in 2018 and its specs really show off the quality this means. This model’s color performance is simply superb and its HDR-capable contrast and peak brightness specs are on par with those of many pricier premium 4K HDR TVs. The NU8000 also offers up superbly good motion handling and is one of the best console gaming 4K LCD TVs in existence today. Best of all, with this deal, the 55 inch model is selling for a major discount of just under 30% that brings its price down to well below $1000. That’s a superb deal and also one of the reasons why we also ranked the NU8000 among our best 4K TVs of 2018 for less than $1000.
Samsung QN55Q6F Flat 55” QLED 4K UHD 6 Series Smart TV 2018 $1,097.99
Speaking of Samsung QLED technology, it doesn’t get better than this with the 55 inch Q6FN. It may be the cheapest of Samsung’s ultra-premium QLED HDR TVs of 2018 but in contrast to its pricier cousins the Q7, Q8 and Q9, it offers better overall value simply because it’s so affordable while delivering the same essential out-of-this-world color performance levels. The Q6FN is too good to ignore and with a price that’s only slightly above $1000 for the large 55 inch model. The value and sheer picture quality you’d get out of it are absolutely worth what you’d pay with this deal in which 27% of its original retail price has been chopped off.
LG Electronics OLED55B8PUA 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart OLED TV (2018 Model) $1,596.99
The B8 has been called the single best OLED 4K HDR TV choice of 2018 simply because it’s by far the most affordable. On the other hand, because all of a given year’s OLED TVs tend to have such uniformly even specs between all models, the B8 delivers virtually the exact same essential picture quality as its much more expensive 2018 cousins the C8, E8, G8 and even the ridiculously pricey W8. That’s right, as far as picture quality goes, it’s almost exactly as good. The B8 only lacks the more advanced processor technology of its cousins.
You basically can’t find any other 2018OLED 4K HDR TV deal that’s better than this one and what you get in exchange across this model’s sizeable 55 inch screen is the usual blend of perfect OLED black levels, infinite contrast (neither of which any LCD TV can match) and wickedly good color delivery. Then of course there’s also the motion handling, which is as amazing as you’d expect from OLED technology. In basic terms, the B8 manifests the most important high qualities of all 2018 OLED TVs but at the lowest price among them. It’s worth it.
LG Electronics 55SK8000PUA 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2018 Model) $696.99
LG’s LCD 4K TVs don’t normally get nearly as much attention as their OLED models but the 2017 and 2018 premium LCD editions such as the SK8000 have become much, much better than LG LCD 4K editions used to be. Thus, the SK8000 is wonderfully priced at just under $700 for the large 55 inch edition. This TV delivers some great color, decent contrast (by the standards of 4K TVs with IPS screen technology) and good motion handling performance. We consider most of the other TVs above to be better than the SK8000 but we still definitely recommend this model at its current discount price of $696.99