Cyber Monday TV deals 2021: Where to find the best sales
Looking to score a killer deal on a 4K or 8K TV during Cyber Monday? We’ll help you find the steepest discounts.
By Ben Patterson
TechHiveNov 29, 2021 6:58 am PST
Black Friday has come and gone, but there’s still time to score great TV deals. With the arrival of Cyber Monday, we’ve spotted some steep discounts on 4K and even 8K TVs from many of the big TV manufacturers, including Hisense, LG, Samsung, Sony, and TCL.
Just keep in mind that the best Cyber Monday deals don’t stick around for long, and TVs in particular tend to sell out quickly. So if you see an enticing TV deal below, you should strike while the iron is hot.
One of our favorite mid-range 4K TVs, this 65-inch Hisense Class U8G 4K TV delivers eye-popping brightness, excellent image processing and 4K upconversion, support for all the major flavors of HDR (including Dolby Vision, HLG, and Samsung’s HDR10+), VRR and FreeSync support for gamers, and even IMAX Enhanced certification. At $300 off, this impressive set is now selling for close to its all-time low.
Just to be clear, this isn’t one of LG’s vaunted OLED TVs (although one of them is coming right up), but it’s still a solid—and more affordable—deal for a loaded 75-inch LCD UHD TV, including Dolby Vision and Atmos support, Filmmaker Mode (which adjusts your picture settings so the image more accurately reflects the filmmaker’s vision), built-in Alexa and Google Assistant, and LG’s fourth-generation A7 AI processor 4K.
Here we go. LG’s latest C-series OLED TV can deliver the inkiest of black levels, while its razor-thin panel is a sight to behold. LG’s cutting-edge a9 AI chip handles the 4K image processing, while Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, and Filmmaker Mode are present and accounted for. At roughly $900 off, this is close to the lowest price we’ve ever seen for this roomy 75-inch OLED.
One of Samsung’s stylish “lifestyle” TVs, The Frame is designed to look like (natch) a picture frame when you’re not watching videos, complete with a motion-activated “art mode” and an art store that gives you access to more than 1,400 works of art. The HDR-enabled Frame also boasts Samsung’s upscaling Quantum Processor 4K chip, a customizable bezel, and built-in Alexa.
From: Best Buy
Now: $849.99 ($150 off)
This 65-inch quantum-dot 4K TV from Samsung arrives with “Dual LED” technology: dedicated warm and cool LED backlights that are designed to boost the set’s contrast. Auto low latency mode can help minimize lag for gaming, while Samsung’s Quantum Processor Lite can upscale HD video sources to 4K resolution. HDR, HDR10+, and HLG are also supported, along with built-in Alexa, Google Assistant, and Samsung’s Bixby.
Samsung’s step-up Q70A quantum-dot 4K TV adds a few bells and whistles compared to the Q60A, including a faster 240Hz refresh rate, an extra HDMI connector (4 rather than 3), and the beefier Quantum Processor 4K for image upscaling. You also get the same range of HDR options (including HDR10+ and HLG) and choice of voice assistants (Alexa, Google Assistant, and Bixby). Finally, that $800 discount is mighty appealing.
From: Best Buy
Now: $1,399.99 ($400 off)
Yes, it’s a Sony, and it’s a rarity to see its loftily priced OLED sets on sale. Sony’s A80J-series OLED TVs feature the Dolby Vision and HLG styles of HDR, along with a 120Hz refresh rate, two HDMI 2.1 inputs, the Google TV smart platform, built-in Alexa and Google Assistant, and Sony’s 4K HDR Processor X1 for upscaling HD images to 4K quality.
From: Best Buy
Now: $1,499.99 ($1,000 off)
This 65-inch A8H-series OLED from Sony is a year older than the A80J series, but you can snag one for a lot less than the equivalent size of the newer set. The main feature you’d be missing out on versus the A80J is a pair of HDMI 2.1 ports that will—at some point—support VRR for smooth gaming performance. But if you’re not a gamer, the older A8H still promises deep contrast and inky black levels. In short, this Cyber Monday deal is as sweet as it gets for Sony OLED 4K TVs.
This roomy Bravia XR set features full-array LED backlighting and Sony’s Cognitive Processor XR for 4K upscaling, along with the Google TV streaming platform. Both Dolby Vision and HLG are supported, along with Miracast screen mirroring and Sony’s Bravia Core streaming service. Finally, you get both Alexa and Google Assistant built in. At $700 off, this particular Bravia is now selling for an all-time low.
Nope, 8K TVs don’t cost as much as a car anymore, and TCL’s discounted 6-series is a case in point. Previously known for its entry- and mid-range TVs, TCL has been making a splash with its mini-LED backlit TVs, which offer contrast levels that rival those of OLED. Matched with 8K resolution, the 6-series delivers jaw-dropping image quality, making it one of the best TV values we’ve ever seen—and now that it’s on sale, this deal is even sweeter.
TCL’s 6-series 4K TV boasts the same mini-LED backlighting as its pricier 8K sets, delivering (as our reviewer said of the 55-inch version) a “startlingly good picture” for the price. You also get Dolby Vision, four HDMI ports (including an eARC), and an THX Certified Game Mode. While this 4K 6-series TV has gone up in price a tad since Black Friday, it’s still one of the best TV deals you’re going to find on Cyber Monday.
Amazon is making its own Fire TVs now, and the Omni series is the creme of the crop. Equipped with far-field microphones for hands-free Alexa, you’ll be able to ask the voice assistant to tee up videos, adjust the volume, and perform smart home duties, or you can simply say, “Alexa, what should I watch?” This HDR10-enabled Omni set also boasts two-way video calls with Alexa Communications, and soon you’ll be able to make Zoom calls and cast media to the TV via AirPlay 2.
Keep an open mind when it comes to TV brands. Well known manufacturers such as LG, Samsung, and Sony will have their fair share of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, but don’t ignore brands such as Hisense and TCL, which have been selling some top-notch 4K and even 8K models in recent years while offering aggressive discounts.
We also recommend getting up bright and early on Black Friday and Cyber Monday for the best TV deals. Sure, you’ll find some enticing discounts in advance of Black Friday (you can check out our hand-picked selections below), but as I mentioned earlier, the best deals tend to his on the day itself—and yes, they’ll sell out quickly. The good news is that TV inventory isn’t nearly as constrained as it is for game consoles or GPUs, even if the TV industry hasn’t been totally immune from COVID-related supply chain issues.
Who has Cyber Monday/Black Friday TV sales?
From Amazon to Walmart, all the major online retailers and big-box stores will have plenty of Black Friday and Cyber Monday TV deals on hand. Here’s where to start looking once the big day hits: