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Best March Madness TV sales 2021 — best early deals right now

March Madness TV sales
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The time has come for March Madness TV sales. After all, Selection Sunday is slated for March 14 with the Final Four scheduled for April 3 and April 5. That makes now a great time to score a new TV before the games begin. 

Fortunately, there are a lot of big-screen TV deals you can take advantage of right now. Whether you're looking for the cheapest 4K TV possible or the most affordable premium TV, we're picking out the best March Madness TV sales you can get right now. 

If you're looking for an affordable smart TV, you'll find some of the best March Madness TV sales at Amazon. The retailer is offering smart TVs from $99. If you're capable of spending a bit more and want to make the most of your budget, Best Buy is taking up to $500 off select OLED TVs from Vizio, Sony, and LG. The sale includes our pick for the best TV of 2021 (LG CX OLED) and our pick for best value OLED TV (Vizio OLED55-H1). 

March Madness TV sales — at a glance

Samsung QLED sale!

Samsung Q70T 4K QLED TV: up to $500 off @ Amazon
The Samsung Q70T is part of Samsung's mid-range QLED TV family. However, we recommend this series over the cheaper Q60T series because the Q70T offers better overall performance and picture quality. For a limited time, Amazon is taking from $102 to $502 off every Q70T QLED TV. Each set offers 4K resolution, HDR10+ support, 120Hz native refresh rate, voice assistant support, and more streaming apps than you'll know what to do with. View Deal

March Madness TV sales 2021

70-85 inch TVs

Onn 70" Roku 4K TV: now $448 @ Walmart
The Onn 70-inch 4K Roku TV isn't on sale. However, priced at $448, it's the least-expensive 70-inch 4K TV we've seen. It's also one of the best bargains around if you want a massive screen for under $500. It features HDR support and three HDMI ports. View Deal

Hisense 70" 4K Android TV: was $649 now $529 @ Best Buy
March Madness TV sales are gaining momentum at Best Buy. For instance, right now you can get the Hisense 70-inch 4K Android TV on sale for $529.99 ($120 off). The TV offers Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, built-in Google Assistant, DTS Virtual:X audio, and more. View Deal

Vizio 70" 4K TV: was $659 now $599 @ Best Buy
The Vizio V-Series offers a variety of features at an affordable price. You get HDR10/HLG support, built-in Chromecast, Vizio's V-Gaming Engine for console gaming, Siri/Google/Alexa support, and 120Hz refresh rate. This March Madness TV sale knocks the price to $599.99. View Deal

Hisense 75" 4K Smart TV: was $999 now $649 @ Best Buy
This Hisense 75-inch 4K display is one of the best March Madness TV sales right now. Plus it's got HDR capabilities and utilizes DTS Virtual X audio technology. If you've been looking for an excuse to upgrade your television, you've just found it! View Deal

TCL 75" 4K QLED Roku TV: was $1,199 now $999 @ Amazon
Rarely on sale, the TCL 75S535 is part of TCL's QLED series of TVs. The 5-Series has up to 80 zones of LED local dimming behind its QLED panel. It also supports HLG/HDR10/Dolby Vision content. Gamers will also like its Auto Game Mode, which switches the TV to low-latency game mode when it detects a console is powered on. This TV is now at its lowest price ever. View Deal

LG 86" 4K TV: was $2,299 now $1,796 @ Newegg
Want the biggest March Madness TV possible? Newegg has the LG 86-inch 85 Series 4K TV on sale for $1,696. It combines LG's webOS smart TV platform with a huge 4K IPS panel, 120Hz refresh rate, and full support for premium features, like Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos audio.View Deal

55-65 inch TVs

Hisense 58" 4K Android TV: was $399 now $349 @ Best Buy
This Hisense 55-inch Android TV is one of the cheapest big-screen March Madness TV sales you can buy right now. It features Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, DTS Virtual X audio, built-in Chromecast, and easy access to thousands of apps for streaming and gaming. View Deal

Sceptre 65" 4K TV: was $429 now $389 @ Walmart
You'll be hard pressed to find a cheaper 65-inch TV than this Sceptre. Sure, you're missing out on smart features, but if you want a no-frills March Madness TV — this is the model to get. It has 4K resolution and HDR support.View Deal

Insignia 65" 4K Fire TV: was $549 now $449 @ Amazon
This Insignia 4K TV is one of the largest Fire TVs you can buy. Currently $100 off, it's also one of the best March Madness TV sales if you want a large screen at an affordable price. It features HDR10/HLG support, a voice remote with Alexa, and three HDMI ports. Best Buy offers the same deal and bundles 3 free months of Apple TV Plus.View Deal

Samsung QLED TV Sale: deals from $497 @ Walmart
Samsung's QLED TVs are renown for their rich colors, solid picture quality, and sky-high prices. That is until now. Walmart is slashing up to $1,000 off Samsung's QLEDs with pricing that starts at $497. It's one of the best March Madness TV sales out there for fans of premium TVs. View Deal

Westinghouse 65" 4K Roku TV: was $599 now $499 @ Best Buy
This 65-inch Westinghouse 4K set 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, offers HDR10 support, and features three HDMI ports. It's now $100 off. View Deal

Samsung 55" Q60T 4K TV: was $749 now $647 @ Amazon
The Samsung Q60T is one of the least-expensive Samsung TV deals you'll find. The budget friendly QLED TV delivers rich color and sharp details along with support for Alexa, Bixby, and Google Assistant. You also get HDR10+/HLG support and Dolby Audio support. It's $50 cheaper than it was last week, which makes for one of the best March Madness TV sales around. View Deal

Hisense 75" 4K Android TV: was $999 now $649 @Best Buy
This March Madness TV sale takes $400 off Hisense's 75-inch 4K Android TV. It features Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, DTS Virtual X audio, built-in Google Assistant, and easy access to Android streaming apps and games. View Deal

Samsung 55" 4K TV w/ Soundbar: was $949 now $845 @ Amazon
If you're looking for a completely new setup, you'll want to check out these March Madness TV sales from Amazon. They're offering a variety of Samsung bundles that include a Samsung TV with a Samsung soundbar. The cheapest bundle (pictured) includes the Samsung 55-inch 4K TV with a Samsung Soundbar w/ Alexa for $845. You can shop other bundles here.View Deal

Sony 65" X900H 4K TV: was $1,399 now $1,169 @ Amazon
This killer March Madness TV sale knocks over $200 off one of the best 65-inch 4K TVs on the market. The Sony X900H features a massive 65-inch 4K display, Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, full array dimming technology, and compatibility with AI home assistants from Apple, Google, and Amazon. Add it to your cart to get an extra $28.01 off during checkout and pay just $1,169.99. (Best Buy has it on sale for $1,199).View Deal

50-inch or less

Roku TV sale: deals from $95 @ Walmart
Act fast! For a limited time, Walmart has every Roku TV on sale with prices starting at $95. The sale includes 4K TVs from RCA, TCL, Hisense, Sharp, and more. View Deal

Westinghouse 43" 4K Roku TV: was $299 now $219 @ Best Buy
This Westinghouse TV is great for anyone who wants an affordable 4K TV that's packed with smart features. Thanks to its Roku platform, this TV can stream from all the top providers like Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Apple TV, Disney Plus, and more. It also supports HDR10 content. This TV deal includes three free months of Apple TV Plus (for new subscribers only). View Deal

Insignia 50" 4K Fire TV: was $349 now $299 @ Amazon
The HDR compatible Insignia Fire TV is one of the best cheap March Madness TV sales you'll find right now. In addition to its 4K screen and support for hundreds of popular apps, it also features a voice remote with built-in Alexa support. View Deal

OLED TVs

Editor's Choice deal

LG 55" CX OLED 4K TV: was $1,699 now $1,349 @ Amazon
The mother of all March Madness TV sales is here. The LG CX OLED TV is the best TV we've ever tested. It features Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, Dolby Atmos audio, Nvidia G-Sync compatibility, and both Google Assistant/Amazon Alexa support. But it's the TV's performance which won us over with its excellent picture quality and potent audio. Amazon has it on sale for $1,396.99. Add it to your cart and the price drops to $1,349.99, which is only $13 shy of its Cyber Monday price low. (Best Buy has it on sale for $1,399).View Deal

Vizio 55" OLED 4K TV: was $1,299 now $1,199 @ Best Buy
One of our favorite holiday deals is back as a March Madness TV sale. Best Buy currently has the Vizio 55-inch 4K OLED TV on sale for $1,199.99. That's $100 off and the cheapest OLED TV you'll find right now. In our review, we found that the TV punches way above its price tag. We loved its black levels, picture quality, and excellent viewing angles. It supports Dolby Vision HDR, DTS Virtual X, Vizio SmartCast, and a host of digital assistants for hands-free control of your TV. The 65-inch model is also on sale for $1,799.99 ($200 off).View Deal

LG 55" BX 4K OLED TV: was $1,499 now $1,299 @ Best Buy
The LG BX OLED TV is LG's entry-level OLED TV, but it has practically everything you could ask for in a modern TV. Its webOS app store gives you tons of ways to stream — all without plugging anything in — and its 120Hz refresh rate means smoother image quality. View Deal

LG 65” BX OLED TV: was $2,299 now $1,899 @ Best Buy
If you want a bigger screen, this March Madness TV sale takes a generous $400 off the LG BX OLED TV. It features 4K resolution, Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, Dolby Atmos Audio, Nvidia G-Sync compatibility, and Google Assistant/Apple HomeKit/Alexa support. Simply put, it delivers one of the most immersive experiences with striking visuals. View Deal

Vizio 65" OLED 4K TV: was $1,999 now $1,799 @ Best Buy
Best Buy has the excellent Vizio 65-inch OLED 4K TV on sale for $1,799. That's a cool $200 off Vizio's new TV. This 4K OLED TV packs Vizio's new IQ Ultra CPU and the company's new 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 one of the best March Madness TV sales if you want OLED on a budget. View Deal

When is March Madness 2021

The March Madness tournament will begin March 18 and run through April 5. The entire championship will be played in Indiana with the majority of the 67 games taking place in Indianapolis. The Final Four will be played on Saturday, April 3. 

Do TVs go on sale for March Madness

Retailers from Best Buy to Walmart offer steep March Madness TV sales in celebration of the NCAA tournament. To be fair, TV sales can be found year-round. However, late February through March sees an extra spike in discounts as retailers offer enticing deals to get consumers to upgrade to a new TV in time for the big game. You'll typically find the best March Madness TV deals on big-screen sets (55 inches and above) with prices as low as $299. 

Who has the best March Madness TV sales right now

No one retailer offers the best March Madness TV sales. Instead, our favorite sales right now are coming from Best Buy and Amazon. For instance, if you're looking for a new OLED TV — Best Buy is taking as much as $500 off OLED TVs from LG, Sony, and Vizio. Not to be outdone, Amazon has numerous TVs, soundbars, and streaming devices on sale as part of its March Madness TV sales.

What is the best March Madness TV to buy

If you're looking for the best picture possible, you'll want to splurge on the LG CX OLED series TV. The Editor's Choice TV offers an impressive 4K picture. In our LG CX OLED review, we named it the best TV we've ever reviewed. The LG 55-inch CX 4K OLED TV is on sale for $1,349 at Amazon, which is one of lowest prices we've seen for this TV. We're also fans of Vizio's OLED TV. In our Vizio OLED TV review, we found that the company's first OLED punches way above its price point. Currently, you can get the Vizio 55-inch 4K OLED TV for $1,199 at Best Buy.