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Memorial Day TV sales 2022 — best deals now

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New Memorial Day TV sales are launching as we speak. From budget 75-inch TVs to affordable 4K TVs, Memorial Day is an excellent opportunity to upgrade your TV. Now that the long holiday weekend is here, retailers are offering their best Memorial Day TV sales of 2022. 

This year with inflation and stock shortages, it's more important than ever to extend the value of your dollar. So we're being extra picky about the Memorial Day TV sales we highlight. We're cross checking prices, looking at competing deals, and making it a point to highlight TVs we've reviewed or highly recommend. 

If you want a cheap smart TV, Amazon has TVs on sale from $99. A lot of these are older 1080p Fire TVs, which means they're best suited for a child's room or as a secondary TV. If you want the best value — a TV that's cheap, but performs better than its price — we've listed our top picks below. We've also spotted an insane Memorial Day TV sale on an LG 65-inch 8K TV. While we don't recommend buying an 8K TV right now due to lack of 8K content, if you've been looking for one — Best Buy has one on sale for $999, which is the cheapest 8K TV we've ever seen. 

In the meantime, we're looking at the best TV deals we've seen thus far in 2022 to predict the TV sales you can expect on Memorial Day. Whether you'r shopping for the best TV you can afford or the best value, Memorial Day sales are a great time to save.

Best Memorial Day TV sales 

Top 5 deals

TV sale: deals from $99 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
If you're looking for a cheap smart TV Amazon has one of the most epic deals of all time. The retailer has smart TVs on sale for as low as $99. 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. 

LG 65" 8K TV: was $2,999 now $999 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The LG NanoCell 99 Series is the first 8K TV we've ever seen sell for under $1,000. The 2020 TV features LG's a9 Gen 1 AI 8K CPU, 120Hz refresh rate, built-in Google Assistant/Amazon Alexa, Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, and a low-latency mode for console gaming. At $2,000 off, it's the cheapest 8K TV ever. 

Hisense 55" U7G 4K TV: was $849 now $649 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Budget gaming TV:
The Hisense U7G is one of the best 4K gaming TVs (opens in new tab) you can buy, and it's great for non-gamers, too. It has HDMI 2.1 and support for Dolby Vision and HDR10+, and it also produces good color, sharpness and brightness.

Samsung 65" Q80A 4K QLED TV: was $1,699 now $999 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
Lowest price ever! The Samsung Q80A 4K QLED TV is part of Samsung's mid-tier lineup. It offers full array backlight with dimming zones that allow for the same level of backlight control offered on the previous year's best Samsung TVs. You also get Samsung's Tizen OS, built-in Alexa/Bixby, and Object Tracking Sound, which uses the TV's up-firing speakers to deliver 3D audio. It's now $100 cheaper than it was earlier this week and at an all-time price low. 

TCL 55" 4K QLED TV: was $549 now $449 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Editor's Choice: The TCL S546 is our favorite QLED TV when it comes to value. In our TCL 5-series review (opens in new tab), we said it offered killer performance and a wide variety of features. These include support for Dolby Vision/HLG/HDR10/HDR10 Plus, voice remote with Alexa support, auto game mode, and Google TV. Priced at $449, it's an epic bargain. 

32 to 49 inch TVs

Westinghouse 43" Roku TV: was $249 now $169 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This 1080p Westinghouse runs on the Roku platform, which means you get access to thousands of streaming services and apps like Netflix, Apple TV Plus, Sling TV, Peacock, and more. It's compatible with Alexa/Google Assistant/Apple Home Kit and features three HDMI ports. 

Insignia 43" F30 4K Fire TV: was $299 now $229 @ Best Buy (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. 

Samsung 43" 4K TV: was $399 now $279 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Samsung TU7000 is a 4K TV offering all the basics you could need. It includes a game enhance mode, HDR 10 Plus/HLG support, 120Hz refresh rate, Alexa/Google Assistant compatibility, and Samsung's own Tizen OS. 

Amazon Omni Series 43" 4K TV: was $409 now $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon's Omni Series of TVs are a premium line of Fire TVs. The TV includes features like HDR10/HLG support, always-on mics for hands-free Alexa, and two-way video calling support. It's now on sale and just $15 shy of its all-time price low. 

50 to 59 inch TVs

Hisense 58" 4K Roku TV: was $338 now $298 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
The Hisense R6 series includes HDR support, 4K resolution, and Roku's excellent operating system. Currently priced at $298, it's the cheapest 58-inch 4K TV we've seen all year. It features Dolby Vision/HDR 10 support, a 120Hz refresh rate, low-lag gaming mode, and DTS Studio Sound. 

Amazon 4-Series 50" Fire 4K TV: was $469 now $299 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon's new 4-Series of Fire TVs are now on sale. The 50-inch model is on sale for $299 ($170 off), whereas the 55-inch model is on sale for $349 (opens in new tab) ($170 off). The Amazon Fire TV 4-Series are less expensive than the new Omni Series. However, they offer perks like HDR support (HDR10/HLG) and Alexa integration (via the remote control). 

Hisense 55" 4K TV: was $449 now $309 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Hisense makes some of the best budget 4K TVs. For a limited time, you can get the 55-inch Hisense A6G on sale. It features Dolby Vision/HDR10 support, a low latency gaming mode, built-in Google Assistant, Android TV, and more. 

Toshiba C350 50" 4K Fire TV: was $469 now $309 @ 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. It's part of Toshiba's 2021 lineup of Fire TVs. It supports Dolby Vision, HDR, and HDR10 content as well as DTS Virtual: X audio. 

Insignia 50" F50 QLED 4K Fire TV: was $599 now $319 @ 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. This 2021 TV is one of the most affordable QLED TVs we've seen. 

Hisense 55" U8G QLED 4K TV: was $999 now $698 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Hisense U8G is a full-featured TV that offers a bright and beautiful picture at a very reasonable price. We named it one of the best 4K TVs (opens in new tab) you can buy. It offers Dolby Vision/HDR10/HDR10 Plus/HLG support, 120Hz refresh rate, built-in Google Assistant, and four HDMI ports. It also uses the Android TV platform for access to popular apps like Netflix, Disney Plus, Amazon Prime, Hulu and more. 

60 to 85 inch TVs

Onn 65" 4K Roku TV: for $448 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
If you want a big-screen TV, but don't want to spend too much — this is the TV deal for you. Walmart has its Onn 65-inch 4K Roku TV on sale for $448. The TV features HDR10 support, Dolby Audio, Apple AirPlay/HomeKit/Hey Google compatibility, and a voice remote. Plus, it uses Roku's excellent software to bring you hundreds of streaming apps like Hulu, Netflix, Apple TV, and more.

Insignia 70" F30 Fire TV: was $649 now $499 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Insignia F30 holds a spot in our list of the best TVs under $500 (opens in new tab). Yet despite its low price, it still features HDR10 support, DTS Studio sound, and it comes with an Alexa-enabled voice remote, which lets you control it with the sound of your voice.

Hisense A6G 70" 4K TV: was $599 now $499 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Hisense A6G is one of the cheapest 70-inch 4K TVs you can get right now. The 2021 TV features Dolby Vision/HDR10//HLG support, built-in Google Assistant with voice remote, DTS Virtual: X sound, and a low latency mode that makes it a great pick for gamers on a budget. 

TCL 70" 4K TV: was $599 now $499 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This killer deal saves you $50 on a massive 70-inch TV. This model features HDR10/HLG support, built-in Chromecast/Google Assistant, and a voice remote. 

Vizio 70" 4K TV: was $699 now $599 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This 2021 Vizio TV packs a lot of features for a very affordable price. It offers built-in Chromecast, Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, and Apple AirPlay support. It also has a low latency gaming mode that makes it great for console gamers. It's currently at its lowest price ever. 

TCL 75" 4K QLED TV: was $999 now $799 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Editor's Choice: The TCL S546 is our favorite QLED TV when it comes to value. In our TCL S546 review (opens in new tab), we said it offered killer performance and a wide variety of features. These include support for Dolby Vision/HLG/HDR10/HDR10 Plus, voice remote with Alexa support, auto game mode, and Google TV. 

Samsung 65" Q80A 4K QLED TV: was $1,699 now $999 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
The Samsung Q80A 4K QLED TV is part of Samsung's mid-tier lineup. It offers full array backlight with dimming zones that allow for the same level of backlight control offered on the previous year's best Samsung TVs. Meanwhile, Samsung's Quantum HDR 12x dynamic tone-mapping adjusts HDR output based on the scene. You also get Samsung's Tizen OS, built-in Alexa/Bixby, and Object Tracking Sound, which uses the TV's up-firing speakers to deliver realistic 3D audio with sound that tracks objects as they move on screen. 

OLED TVs

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. It's also the least expensive OLED TV you can buy. But don't let the "entry level" aspect fool you. The TV offers Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, Google Assistant/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. Best Buy has it on sale for $799 (opens in new tab)

LG 55" A1 4K OLED TV: was $1,299 now $996 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Want a bigger screen? The LG A1 is one of the best Memorial Day TV sales if you're looking for an affordable 55-inch OLED TV. It packs the same features as the smaller 48-inch model. Best Buy offers the same price (opens in new tab)

Vizio 55" OLED 4K TV: was $1,199 now $998 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Vizio's 55-inch 4K OLED TV is back on sale. The TV uses Vizio's new IQ Ultra CPU and ProGaming Engine, which is designed for Xbox and PS5 gameplay. It supports Dolby Vision HDR, DTS Virtual X, Vizio SmartCast, and a host of digital assistants for hands-free control of your TV. It's on sale for $998, but keep in mind it was $806 just a few days ago, so we recommend holding out for a lower price. 

Sony 55" A80J 4K OLED TV: was $1,699 now $1,198 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Sony BRAVIA XR A80J is one of the best OLED TVs on the market. The Editor's Choice TV features a powerful Cognitive XR processor, which adjusts brightness on the fly to boost lights and deepen blacks without losing detail. In our Sony Bravia XR A80J OLED review (opens in new tab), we noted that the TV offers superb contrast with colors that are rich and varied. Viewing angles are also impressive and it handles upscaling well. It's now on sale at its lowest price ever for Memorial Day. 

Vizio 65" OLED 4K TV: was $1,799 now $1,499 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
If you want Vizio's 65-inch 4K OLED TV — this big-screen set is back on sale. It packs all the same features as its smaller 55-inch counterpart. It's now at its lowest price ever. 

The least expensive Memorial Day TV sales to expect

Hisense 4K TV deal

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Most of consumers will be shopping on a strict budget this Memorial Day. As a result, we recommend looking at TVs from the likes of TCL, Hisense, and Amazon's Fire TVs (made by Insignia, Pioneer, and Toshiba). These TVs lead the charge when it comes to value. Expect Memorial Day TV sales from these brands to drop as low as $299 for a 55-inch 4K TV. 

In terms of stores to shop at, look for deals at Amazon, Best Buy, and Walmart. Amazon and Best Buy tend to undercut each other and are your best bets for deals on inexpensive TVs. 

Value TVs we recommend include the TCL 5-Series Roku TV, Hisense H8G Quantum Series TV, and the Toshiba C350 Fire TV, which is the best Fire TV we've reviewed. These are among the best TVs under $500 and provide an excellent value for anyone shopping on a strict budget.

Tips for scoring the best Memorial Day TV sales

  • Use price checking tools: Our top rule when shopping on Memorial 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 a 55-inch TCL TV on sale for $299 on Memorial Day, CamelCamelCamel will show you that specific TV's price history. In other words, it exposes fake deals so you can avoid them. 
  • Shop at competitors: Retailers like Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart will have a wide variety of Memorial Day TV sales. Each retailer will try to undercut the other. So if you spot a TV at a price you like, it's worth price checking that TV at a competing retailer. Sometimes the price may be the same, but you may get some freebies with your TV purchase. 
  • Don't always trust reviews: We all read user reviews. However, shoppers should always keep an eye out for fake reviews. Although retailers have removed many bogus reviews from their websites, there are so many that it's become near-impossible to keep up. Sites like Fakespot (opens in new tab) (which works with Amazon reviews only) 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. 

OLED TVs and Memorial Day

We already know that Memorial Day is an excellent time to buy a new TV. However, we expect this Memorial Day to usher in new price lows on OLED TVs. These once prohibitively expensive TVs are now selling well under $999.  

For instance, OLED TVs currently sell for about $795 (for a 48-inch model). 55-inch models sell for about $999. Memorial Day TV deals could drive these prices $50 to $100 lower. In fact, right now Amazon has the Vizio 55-inch OLED 4K TV on sale for just $806 (opens in new tab). That's $393 off and one of  the best TV deals of all time. (And it's not even Memorial Day yet). 

Prime Day and Memorial Day TV sales 

Amazon hasn't confirmed this year's Prime Day date, but the e-commerce giant did say Prime Day will occur in July. Prime Day TV deals will play a huge role this Prime Day, but when it comes to saving money — are Prime Day deals better than Memorial Day TV sales? Generally speaking, Memorial Day is the better day to buy a new TV. That's because Amazon will focus on its Amazon hardware during Prime Day. Sure, we'll see deals on other TV brands and from other retailers, but Prime Day will mainly focus on Amazon TVs. Meanwhile, Memorial Day TV sales will be found across multiple retailers, and not just Amazon. That means you'll see a wider variety of deals versus what we'll see during Prime Day. 

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.