The Best TV Deals for Game Day

The Best TV Deals for Game Day

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As February quickly approaches, it’s time to start thinking about the best part of winter: Staying in and watching good television. First up is the big game, an exciting matchup best watched on a big screen surrounded by good snacks. Then comes the Oscars—with more good snacks—and beyond that are dozens of nights buried underneath blankets binging your favorite shows. No matter what you’re watching, one thing’s for certain: You’ll need a great TV (and a good soundbar wouldn’t hurt, either). Because no one should have to settle for mediocre, the Deals team has found only the best deals on Wirecutter-approved picks that’ll make your cozy winter viewing that much better.

Our new top pick for less

Vizio M65Q8-H1 65-Inch 4K TV
Photo: Chris Heinonen

Vizio M65Q8-H1 65-Inch 4K TV
Deal price: $650; street price: $750

It’s only natural to want to watch the biggest game of the year on a great screen that doesn’t completely harpoon your budget. With its full-array local-dimming LED backlight and its ability to support every HDR standard used today, the Vizio M65Q8-H1 65-inch 4K TV offers the best picture quality for the price no matter what you watch. As the new top pick in our guide to the best 4K TV on a budget, the M65Q8-H1 is an affordable yet impressive TV that produces colorful, bright images. Its integrated SmartCast platform also offers most of the popular streaming services, so you’ll be able to watch more than just football after the season comes to an end. Now down to just under $650, this is a good chance to get a great TV for less.

Read our review of the best 4K TVs on a budget.

Good deals on the best OLED TVs

Photo: LG

LG CX Series 65-inch 4K OLED TV from Amazon and Best Buy
Deal price: $1950; street price: $2300

LG CX Series 77-inch 4K OLED TV + $300 Visa Gift Card
LG CX Series 77-inch 4K OLED TV + $330 Newegg Gift Card
Deal price: $3300; street price: $3750

Senior staff writer Chris Heinonen said it best in our guide to the best OLED TVs: “If you want the best-looking TV image that money can buy, choose an OLED TV.” Though pricey, the OLED TVs in the LG CX Series excel in nearly every realm a TV can. The CX produces fantastic image quality with both HD and 4K sources, meaning you’ll get the best picture possible. It also has all the new HDMI.2 features you’ll need for improved sound quality. Both the 65-inch and the massive 77-inch models are on sale now, but the added gift card offerings that accompany the deals for the 77-inch really got our attention: It comes with a free $330 Newegg gift card from Newegg (great if you plan to add a soundbar or speakers to your setup) or a more versatile $300 Visa gift card when purchased from Buydig.

Read our review of the best OLED TVs.

A good deal for Target RedCard holders

LG BX 4K OLED TV (55-Inch
Photo: LG

LG BX 4K OLED TV (55-Inch)
Deal price: $1235 with Target RedCard; street price: $1450

If you’re interested in an OLED TV but want to stick to the smaller end of the price range, the LG BX 4K is a good option. A variant of our top pick, the LG BX 55-inch offers similar video performance to the CX, but has fewer video-processing functions. This deal from Target is an especially good one for RedCard holders—the additional 5% discount might not go far on a regular grocery run, but it’ll knock more than $60 from the already-discounted price.

Read our review of the best OLED TVs.

A soundbar that offers immersive sound

Vizio SB46514-F6 Soundbar
Photo: Vizio

Vizio SB46514-F6 Soundbar
Deal price: $600; street price: $800

For a big Chiefs or Buccaneers fan, nothing would beat the experience of watching the game live from the stands. The next best thing—and the safest—is to watch with a soundbar so impressive that you feel like you’re actually there. ThisVizio 5.1.4 soundbar system, our former top pick, includes surround speakers and a subwoofer that make for an extremely immersive audio experience. Though bumped to our notable competition section because it’s been discontinued, our testers found that the Vizio performs nearly as well as our new top pick—and right now, it’s about $400 cheaper, too. We’ve spotted larger discounts in the past, but this solid drop from $800 to $600 is one of the best we’ve found recently, making now a great time to buy.

Read our review of the best soundbars.

An affordable soundbar

TaoTronics TT-SK023 2.0 soundbar
Photo: TaoTronics

TaoTronics TT-SK023 Soundbar
Deal price: $60; street price: $75

If you’re working with a smaller budget, consider the TaoTronics TT-SK023 2.0 soundbar. Though not an official pick, it nearly was one—it may not have an HDMI ARC port but our writers thought it sounded so good for its size and price that they considered making it a pick anyway. Ultimately, it didn’t make the cut, but that doesn’t mean the TT-SK023 won’t impress you, and it beats tinny integrated TV speakers by a mile. Down to $60 with the clipped on-page coupon, the TT-SK023 is the perfect blend of affordable and functional. As long as you think you can get by with just Bluetooth plus analog and digital inputs, this inexpensive soundbar is a great choice for under $100.

Read our review of the best soundbars.

A soundbar with voice control

Yamaha YAS-209
Photo: Yamaha

Yamaha YAS-209 Soundbar
Deal price: $300; street price: $350

Folks who want to command their soundbar with just the sound of their voice might find the Yamaha YAS-209, a former pick, a good choice. The YAS-209, which comes with built-in Amazon Alexa capability, offers a big, balanced sound that can easily fill the room. Though it includes Bluetooth and HDMI video switching with 4K HDR passthrough, you can’t add surround speakers. Still, if you’re looking for a soundbar with Alexa on board, the YAS-209 is a much more affordable alternative to the Sonos Arc, our official pick with voice control. Back down to a low of $300, this is a great time to save on big sound.

Read our review of the best soundbars.

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