Prime Day TV deals 2022 — best early sales
Along with Echo speakers, Prime Day TV deals are among the most sought-after deals during Amazon Prime Day. In fact, Amazon has already released its first batch of Prime Day deals you can shop now with new deals unveiled each day.
We’ve been covering Prime Day since its inception, so we’re rounding up the biggest and best discounts you can get today. After all, Prime Day is an excellent opportunity to upgrade to the TV you want at a price you can afford.
TV deals have dropped to record lows this year. From premium OLED TVs to massive 82-inch screens, each month has pushed TV prices lower than the previous. While the majority of Prime Day TV deals will come from Amazon, competitors like Best Buy and Walmart will also have noteworthy deals.
Currently, Fire TVs from Insignia, Pioneer, and Toshiba are at or near all-time low prices. For instance, we’re seeing the Insignia 55-inch F30 on sale for $279, which is an epic price low for any 55-inch TV. Here’s what you can expect in the coming days and what you can shop now.
Prime Day TV deals — early sales
If you can’t wait till July 12, Amazon has released this early batch of Prime Day TV deals you can shop right now. These member-only deals include Fire TV for as low as $89.
32-49 inch TVs
50-59 inch TVs
60-85 inch TVs
The best Prime Day TV deals for budget shoppers
Everyone is looking to stretch their dollar these days, and if you’re looking for a good TV that won’t cost a fortune, here are our best picks:
- Fire TVs: We expect every Fire TV to go on sale during Prime Day. Look for deals on the Toshiba C350 or the Insignia F30. Both provide a decent 4K TV picture with solid smart features at an affordable price.
- Hisense TVs: If you’re not familiar with the brand, Hisense makes excellent budget friendly TVs. In fact, we called the Hisense U7G one of the best gaming TVs. Likewise, the Hisense U8G is one of the best 4K TVs on the market and much more affordable that competing brands. Also look for deals on the H8G, which is one of the top TVs under $400.
- TCL TVs: TCL is a popular brand among bargain hunters. We named the TCL 5-Series one of the best TVs under $500. For smaller budgets, the 4-Series is one of the best TVs under $300.
Prime Day TV deals: What you need to know
TVs are among Amazon’s top-selling products on Prime Day. Naturally, Amazon’s own line of Fire TVs tend to get the biggest price drops. According to the retailer, it sold “millions of Fire TV Edition Smart TVs” during last year’s Prime Day.
So if you’re looking for an inexpensive smart TV, a Fire TV Edition set will be your best best. These TVs have sold for just under $100. The Insignia 24-inch 720p Fire TV (opens in new tab), for instance, can usually be found for about $100. It’s likely the 39-inch version of this TV could sell for $99 on Prime Day.
If you want a TV with 4K resolution and HDR support, Insignia and Toshiba Fire TVs are your best bet. Expect to see models such as the Insignia 50-inch 4K Fire TV drop under $299 (opens in new tab). Meanwhile, the Toshiba 50-inch 4K Fire TV (normally priced at $429) (opens in new tab) could hit a similar or lower price point.
Prime Day isn’t just about Amazon TVs. We’ll also see deals on TCL, Hisense, LG, and Samsung 4K TVs. Expect TCL and Hisense to lead the charge in terms of price drops with 50-inch panels selling for under $279. Meanwhile, 70-inch TVs could sell for less than $549.
How cheap will OLED TVs get on Prime Day?
While the majority of Prime Day TV deals will focus on LCDs, we expect to see more OLED TV deals than ever this year. For instance, LG’s A1 Series 48-inch 4K OLED has frequently sold for $795 this year, and Prime Day could bring about further price cuts on that TV. That said, if you’re a gamer, we recommend the LG C1 OLED TV, which offers a 120Hz panel for smoother gaming. (The entry-level A1 has a 60Hz panel).
On the Vizio front, the Vizio 55-inch 4K OLED TV has dropped as low as $806. It could be the first 55-inch OLED to hit $799 or less on Prime Day.
Likewise, 75-inch TV deals will plummet below $649 bringing these big-screen TVs to more households across the country. While we don’t recommend you buy an 8K TV yet — there’s little content to watch — we’ve noticed more 8K TV deals from the likes of Amazon, Best Buy, and Samsung. The lowest price we’ve seen for a 75-inch 8K TV has been $999, which occurred during Memorial Day.
Prime Day TV deals vs. Best Buy and Walmart
Amazon isn’t the only retailer with Prime Day TV deals. Rivals Best Buy and Walmart tend to offer equally aggressive TV sales during Amazon’s retail holiday. In fact, last year Best Buy mirrored — and on a few occasions trumped — Amazon’s Prime Day TV deals by price matching Amazon and in a few occasions offering freebies that Amazon wasn’t offering.
If you recall, a few years ago Best Buy and Amazon hammered out a deal wherein Best Buy became a certified seller of Amazon’s Fire TV Edition TVs. As a result, they both tend to offer the same prices, although Best Buy at times has better stock of certain models.
Meanwhile, Walmart tends to offer impressive Prime Day TV deals on models Amazon doesn’t promote, such as Sceptre and Vizio. We’ll keep track of every retailer’s deals, but it’s worth noting that when it comes to TVs — Amazon is just one of a few retailers with excellent deals.
Tips for scoring the best Prime Day TV deals
- Use price checking tools: Our top rule when shopping on Prime 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 the AirPods Pro on sale for $219 on Prime Day, CamelCamelCamel will show you that they hit $169 in November. In other words, it exposes fake deals so you can avoid them.
- Shop at Amazon’s competitors: Retailers like Best Buy, Target, and Walmart will have anti Prime Day TV deals. They’ll try to undercut Amazon with lower prices or tempting freebies. So if you spot a TV at a price you like, it’s worth price checking that TV at any of Amazon’s top competitors.
- Don’t trust Amazon’s reviews: We all read Amazon’s user reviews. However, shoppers should always keep an eye out for fake reviews. Although Amazon has removed many bogus reviews from its website, there are so many that it’s become near-impossible for Amazon to keep up. Sites like Fakespot (opens in new tab) 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.