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Memorial Day TV sales 2022 — best early deals

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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. Although we're still weeks away from the first Memorial Day TV sales — it's never too early to start your planning. 

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

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 early Memorial Day TV sales 

Budget Picks

TCL 55" 4K QLED TV: was $549 now $449 @ Best Buy
Editor's Choice: The TCL S546 is our favorite QLED TV when it comes to value. In our TCL 5-series review, 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. 

Insignia 70" F30 Fire TV: was $649 now $499 @ Best Buy
The Insignia F30 holds a spot in our list of the best TVs under $500. 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
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. 

32 to 49 inch TVs

TV sale: deals from $99 @ Amazon
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. 

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

Toshiba C350 50" 4K Fire TV: was $469 now $309 @ Amazon
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. 

Hisense 55" 4K TV: was $449 now $318 @ Amazon
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. 

Insignia 50" F50 QLED 4K Fire TV: was $599 now $329 @ Amazon
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. 

Amazon 4-Series 50" Fire 4K TV: was $469 now $339 @ Amazon
Amazon's new 4-Series of Fire TVs are now on sale. The 50-inch model is on sale for $339 ($130 off), whereas the 55-inch model is on sale for $359 ($160 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). Keep in mind they've been slightly cheaper before (about $30 less).

60 to 85 inch TVs

Onn 65" 4K Roku TV: for $448 @ Walmart
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 4K Fire TV: was $649 now $499 @ Best Buy
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. 

TCL 70" 4K TV: was $599 now $499 @ Best Buy
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. 

TCL 75" 4K QLED TV: was $999 now $899 @ Best Buy
Editor's Choice: The TCL S546 is our favorite QLED TV when it comes to value. In our TCL S546 review, 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 $1,099 @ Samsung
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. 


LG A1 48" 4K OLED TV: was $846 now $793 @ Amazon
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

Sony 55" A80J 4K OLED TV: was $1,699 now $1,198 @ Amazon
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, 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
Vizio's 65-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 now at its lowest price ever. (The 55-inch model remains out of stock at the moment). 

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, 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 (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. 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.