The excellent TCL Series 8 4K TV is back sale at Best Buy – CNET

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Attention video quality snobs on a budget: the best 65-inch non-OLED TV I reviewed last year, TCL’s 8-Series Roku TV, is back on sale for $1,000 at Best Buy. 

And if 65 inches isn’t big enough for you, there’s also a 75-inch version on sale for $1,800. Both match the lowest prices I’ve ever seen for this TV. You can certainly pay a lot less for TVs this big, but you won’t get near this level of picture quality.

If you haven’t heard of the 8-Series, it’s a display technology tour de force. It’s the only TV on the market to use a full-array local dimming backlight with Mini-LED technology, which delivers superb brightness and deep black levels that no other LCD-based TV can match. In my side-by-side comparison between it and competing 2019 high-end TVs, namely the Vizio P-Series Quantum X and Samsung’s Q80R, the TCL was a better performer overall. The only TVs I’ve seen with a better picture are OLED models like LG’s B9, which cost nearly twice as much.


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Both 8-Series TVs were last available in May and June for the same price as part of one-day sales. Best Buy says the savings is “$1,000 off” for the 65-inch version, but that refers to the original MSRP of $2,000; the savings is actually $600 based on its normal selling price of $1,600. The savings for the 75-inch model? A $1,200 discount based on the $3,000 MSRP or $900 off its normal selling price. Either way, this sale represents a deep discount for both sizes.

I don’t know how long these deals will last, but I would not expect them to be around for long. If history is a guide, I would expect them to expire by the time the weekend is over. 

Originally published earlier this year. Updated with new deal details.


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