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Prime Day TV deals 2022 — best early sales

Image showing a 55-inch Samsung Neo QLED TV on sale
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Along with Echo speakers, Prime Day TV deals are among the most sought-after deals during Amazon Prime Day. In fact, Amazon has already released its first batch of Prime Day deals you can shop now with new deals unveiled each day. 

We've been covering Prime Day since its inception, so we're rounding up the biggest and best discounts you can get today. After all, Prime Day is an excellent opportunity to upgrade to the TV you want at a price you can afford. 

TV deals have dropped to record lows this year. From premium OLED TVs to massive 82-inch screens, each month has pushed TV prices lower than the previous. While the majority of Prime Day TV deals will come from Amazon, competitors like Best Buy and Walmart will also have noteworthy deals. 

Currently, Fire TVs from Insignia, Pioneer, and Toshiba are at or near all-time low prices. For instance, we're seeing the Insignia 55-inch F30 on sale for $279, which is an epic price low for any 55-inch TV. Here's what you can expect in the coming days and what you can shop now. 

Prime Day TV deals — early sales

If you can't wait till July 12, Amazon has released this early batch of Prime Day TV deals you can shop right now. These member-only deals include Fire TV for as low as $89. 

32-49 inch TVs

TV sale: deals from $89 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Prime Day TV deals will start as low as $89 beginning on June 21. Keep in mind, the cheap TVs tend to be smaller, 720p models (which are more suitable for a children's room or guest room). However, the sale also includes larger sets. These will be among the cheapest Prime Day TV deals we've ever seen from Amazon. 

Insignia 43" F30 4K Fire TV: was $229 now $189 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Insignia F30 is one of the cheapest 4K TV deals you can get. It features HDR10 support, DTS Studio sound, and a voice remote with Alexa built-in. 

Amazon 4-Series 43" Fire 4K TV: was $369 now $199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for the least-expensive 4K TV on the market, you'll be well served by Amazon's new 4-Series of Fire TVs. Not only is it $170 off, but it's also at its lowest price ever. It packs HDR support (HDR10/HLG) and Alexa integration (via the remote control). 

Pioneer 43" 4K Fire TV: was $319 now $199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Pioneer is back in the TV-making business with a new 4K Fire TV. The TV features Dolby Vision support, DTS Virtual X sound, Apple AirPlay support, and a voice remote with Alexa. 

50-59 inch TVs

Insignia 55" F30 4K Fire TV: was $449 now $279 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you want a big-screen TV on the cheap, Amazon has the Insignia 55-inch F30 4K Fire TV on sale. The TV offers HDR10 support, DTS Studio Sound, and it comes with a voice remote, which lets you control it with the sound of your voice. Priced at $279, it's one of the cheapest 55-inch TVs of all time. 

Insignia 50" F50 QLED 4K Fire TV: was $429 now $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Ultra-affordable QLED:
This 50-inch Insignia QLED TV offers impressive image quality no matter what you're watching. With Fire TV features you can also stream all your favorite shows and movies and control them all with your voice thanks to full Alexa support. When it comes to QLED TVs, this 2021 TV is one of the most affordable early Prime Day TV deals we've seen. 

Amazon Omni Series 55" 4K TV: was $559 now $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon's new Omni Series of TVs are a premium line of Fire TVs. The TVs include features like HDR10/HLG support, always-on mics for hands-free Alexa, and two-way video calling support (additional webcam purchase is required). Normally priced at $559, it's on sale for just $299.

Amazon 4-Series 55" Fire 4K TV: was $519 now $349 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
All of Amazon's new 4-Series of Fire TVs are currently on sale. However, the 55-inch model is now at an all-time low offering the biggest bang for your buck. The Amazon Fire TV 4-Series are less expensive than the new Omni Series. However, they offer premium perks like HDR support (HDR10/HLG) and Alexa integration (via the remote control). 

Hisense 50" 4K ULED Fire TV: was $529 now $399 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Hisense's first Fire TV is on sale as part of Amazon's early Prime Day TV deals. The 50U6HF uses Hisense's ULED tech to deliver richer and more brilliant colors. The TV supports Dolby Vision/HDR/HDR10/HDR10 Plus formats, features a built-in auto gaming mode, and sports a 240Hz refresh rate. This is the first time this just-released TV is on sale. 

60-85 inch TVs

Toshiba C350 65" 4K Fire TV: was $599 now $429 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Toshiba Fire TV is the perfect smart TV for anyone who wants a modern TV on a small budget. In our Toshiba C350 Fire TV review (opens in new tab), we called it a great value that does all the things you want a smart TV to do. It supports Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10 content as well as DTS Virtual: X audio. As part of its early Prime Day TV deals, Amazon has the TV on sale.

Insignia 70" F30 4K Fire TV: was $649 now $479 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for a 70-inch TV that won't break your budget, you'll want to check out this Insignia 4K Fire TV. It's currently one of the cheapest big-screen 4K smart TVs we've seen. It provides easy access to a variety of streaming services and comes with a voice remote featuring Alexa. By comparison, Best Buy has it on sale for $499 (opens in new tab).

Samsung 50" Crystal 4K TV: was $647 now $597 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The AU8000 is part of Samsung's new 2021 line of Crystal TVs. These TVs are more affordable than Samsung's premium QLEDs, but offer the same rich selection of features. They include a 120Hz refresh rate, Alexa/Bixby/Google Assistant compatibility, HDR support, and Samsung's Tizen platform.

Toshiba 75" M550 Fire TV: was $1,399 now $699 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This is one of the biggest discounts we've seen for a 75-inch 4K Fire TV from Toshiba. This feature-packed 2021 display comes with Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10+, DTS Virtual: X, the Fire OS, and hands-free control with Amazon Alexa.

OLED

LG A1 48" 4K OLED TV: was $846 now $796 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The A1 series is LG's entry-level line of OLED TVs. The TV offers Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built-in, and webOS 6.0, which gives you access to many major streaming apps like Disney Plus, Netflix, Apple TV, and more. It's now $796, which is the cheapest OLED TV deal we've ever seen. 

LG C1 48" 4K OLED TV: was $1,196 now $796 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The LG C1 is part of LG's 2021 lineup of OLED TVs. It features Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, built-in Google Assistant/Alexa, Nvidia G-Sync compatibility, and a variety of gaming-related settings for PS5 and Xbox Series X owners. Various sizes are on sale, but the 48-inch model is just $796, which is $100 cheaper than last week's price and the cheapest price we've ever seen for this TV. (We recommend the C1 over the entry-level A1 mentioned above). 

LG G1 55" OLED TV: was $1,999 now $1,296 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The LG G1 OLED 4K TV uses an all new LG panel called "evo." In our LG G1 OLED review (opens in new tab), the TV won the Tom's Guide Award for best TV design. (It measures just 0.8 inches deep). However, it also delivers on performance with consistently stunning images no matter what you're watching. With Smart TV and ThinQ smart home features, it'll quickly become the center of your entertainment setup. Plus, gamers will love it thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate and Game Optimizer menu. 

The best Prime Day TV deals for budget shoppers

Everyone is looking to stretch their dollar these days, and if you're looking for a good TV that won't cost a fortune, here are our best picks: 

  • Fire TVs: We expect every Fire TV to go on sale during Prime Day. Look for deals on the Toshiba C350 or the Insignia F30. Both provide a decent 4K TV picture with solid smart features at an affordable price. 
  • Hisense TVs: If you're not familiar with the brand, Hisense makes excellent budget friendly TVs. In fact, we called the Hisense U7G one of the best gaming TVs. Likewise, the Hisense U8G is one of the best 4K TVs on the market and much more affordable that competing brands. Also look for deals on the H8G, which is one of the top TVs under $400.
  • TCL TVs: TCL is a popular brand among bargain hunters. We named the TCL 5-Series one of the best TVs under $500. For smaller budgets, the 4-Series is one of the best TVs under $300. 

Prime Day TV deals: What you need to know

TVs are among Amazon's top-selling products on Prime Day. Naturally, Amazon's own line of Fire TVs tend to get the biggest price drops. According to the retailer, it sold "millions of Fire TV Edition Smart TVs" during last year's Prime Day. 

So if you're looking for an inexpensive smart TV, a Fire TV Edition set will be your best best. These TVs have sold for just under $100. The Insignia 24-inch 720p Fire TV (opens in new tab), for instance, can usually be found for about $100. It's likely the 39-inch version of this TV could sell for $99 on Prime Day. 

If you want a TV with 4K resolution and HDR support, Insignia and Toshiba Fire TVs are your best bet. Expect to see models such as the Insignia 50-inch 4K Fire TV drop under $299 (opens in new tab). Meanwhile, the Toshiba 50-inch 4K Fire TV (normally priced at $429) (opens in new tab) could hit a similar or lower price point.

Prime Day isn't just about Amazon TVs. We'll also see deals on TCL, Hisense, LG, and Samsung 4K TVs. Expect TCL and Hisense to lead the charge in terms of price drops with 50-inch panels selling for under $279. Meanwhile, 70-inch TVs could sell for less than $549. 

How cheap will OLED TVs get on Prime Day?

LG OLED A1 TV

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While the majority of Prime Day TV deals will focus on LCDs, we expect to see more OLED TV deals than ever this year. For instance, LG's A1 Series 48-inch 4K OLED has frequently sold for $795 this year, and Prime Day could bring about further price cuts on that TV. That said, if you're a gamer, we recommend the LG C1 OLED TV, which offers a 120Hz panel for smoother gaming. (The entry-level A1 has a 60Hz panel).

On the Vizio front, the Vizio 55-inch 4K OLED TV has dropped as low as $806. It could be the first 55-inch OLED to hit $799 or less on Prime Day. 

Likewise, 75-inch TV deals will plummet below $649 bringing these big-screen TVs to more households across the country. While we don't recommend you buy an 8K TV yet — there's little content to watch — we've noticed more 8K TV deals from the likes of Amazon, Best Buy, and Samsung. The lowest price we've seen for a 75-inch 8K TV has been $999, which occurred during Memorial Day. 

Prime Day TV deals vs. Best Buy and Walmart

Amazon isn't the only retailer with Prime Day TV deals. Rivals Best Buy and Walmart tend to offer equally aggressive TV sales during Amazon's retail holiday. In fact, last year Best Buy mirrored — and on a few occasions trumped — Amazon's Prime Day TV deals by price matching Amazon and in a few occasions offering freebies that Amazon wasn't offering. 

If you recall, a few years ago Best Buy and Amazon hammered out a deal wherein Best Buy became a certified seller of Amazon's Fire TV Edition TVs. As a result, they both tend to offer the same prices, although Best Buy at times has better stock of certain models.

Meanwhile, Walmart tends to offer impressive Prime Day TV deals on models Amazon doesn't promote, such as Sceptre and Vizio. We'll keep track of every retailer's deals, but it's worth noting that when it comes to TVs — Amazon is just one of a few retailers with excellent deals.

Tips for scoring the best Prime Day TV deals

  • Use price checking tools: Our top rule when shopping on Prime Day is to price check everything. We're big fans of CamelCamelCamel (opens in new tab), a website that price checks millions of items sold on Amazon. For example, if you see the AirPods Pro on sale for $219 on Prime Day, CamelCamelCamel will show you that they hit $169 in November. In other words, it exposes fake deals so you can avoid them. 
  • Shop at Amazon's competitors: Retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart will have anti Prime Day TV deals. They'll try to undercut Amazon with lower prices or tempting freebies. So if you spot a TV at a price you like, it's worth price checking that TV at any of Amazon's top competitors. 
  • Don't trust Amazon's reviews: We all read Amazon's user reviews. However, shoppers should always keep an eye out for fake reviews. Although Amazon has removed many bogus reviews from its website, there are so many that it's become near-impossible for Amazon to keep up. Sites like Fakespot (opens in new tab) can help you weed our fake reviews from real ones. 
  • Avoid buying refurbished: Buying refurbished is a great way to save money. However, we're not fans of refurbished TVs. The main reason is because you never know how "scratched and dented" the TV you're about to buy really is. Should it not meet your standards, you could be on the hook for return shipping. Unless the savings are massive, we'd stay away from refurb TVs. 

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.