Attention video quality snobs on a budget: theI reviewed last year, , is available for $1,000 today through Sunday, June 14 at Best Buy. You can for a 65-inch television, but you won’t get near this level of picture quality.
And if 65 inches isn’t big enough there’s also aon sale for $1,800. Both match the lowest prices I’ve ever seen for this TV.
If you haven’t heard of the 8-Series, it’s a display technology tour de force. It’s the only TV on the market to use a full-array local dimming backlight with, which delivers superb brightness and deep black levels that no other LCD-based TV can match. In my side-by-side comparison between it and competing high-end TVs, namely the and , the TCL was a better performer overall. The only TVs I’ve seen with a better picture are , which currently costs nearly twice as much.
Both 8-Series TVs were available in May for the same price as part of one-day sales. Best Buy says the savings is “$1,000 off” for the 65-inch version, but that refers to the original MSRP of $2,000; the savings is actually $600 based on its normal selling price of $1,600. The savings for the 75-inch model? A $1,200 discount based on the $3,000 MSRP or $900 off based on its normal selling price. Either way, this sale represents a deep discount for both sizes.
TCL’s fine print: “These offers will only be valid at BestBuy.com and Best Buy stores across the US until 11:59 p.m. CST of their respective day, online and until stores close, while supplies last.”
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