Looking for an excuse to ditch that old projection or plasma TV that you have hanging around, at home? Prime Day may be just the push you need. Whether you want a 4K TV with all the bells and whistles of a premium TV or just something simple for the guest room, there are a few interesting options worth considering.

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How to get the Best TV Deals

Remember that Prime Day isn't actually a single day. While the bulk of the deals will happen in a specific 24-hour period sometime in mid-July based on previous events, there are still a lot of sales leading up to it and a lot of sales that follow after. So if you're looking for the best TV deals on Prime Day, you should be prepared for anything that might pop up that month really. In fact, considering how hard it is to actually get the fast-flying deals on Prime Day before they sell out, this might be your best bet.

For example, during Prime Day, which occurred on July 15 last year, we saw a huge sale on the TCL Roku TV lineup. These TVs were one of the hottest selling TV series all of last year because they combined affordability with a built-in Roku and decent image quality. On Prime Day, several versions from 28 inches up to 49 inches dropped to the lowest prices we had seen. Not even a week later, we saw another huge deal on the 40-inch version of the TCL Roku TV. It dropped in price and came with a huge gift card.

Long before the Roku TVs became the best "bang for your buck" in TV sets, TCL was known for budget screens. During Prime Day 2017, TCL was the king of the non-smart TV, too. The big seller was this "32-inch screen for $100." That's a price point that turns heads and sells out in an instant. The TV itself wasn't anything to write home about, but if you need something for a playroom or basement or something like that, keep an eye out for more price drops from TCL's budget collection this year.

TCL wasn't the only brand making marks on Prime Day, though. Samsung has a huge lineup of televisions, and it was more than inevitable that a few of them would go on sale. Like I said in my article on whether or not you should buy a TV on Prime Day, the best sort of TV deal to look out for is on mid-range sets. These are the TVs that have 4K, maybe 4K upscaling, some decent HDR support, and a nice size on the diagonal between 40 and 60 inches. These are the TVs that aren't fully equipped with crazy-expensive tech but definitely won't disappoint. Samsung has several series in this price range. The MU6300 series, for example, was introduced in March 2017. The 55-inch version debuted at $798 and dropped to $600 for Prime Day. The other sizes saw a similar price drop and it was one of the first for the lineup. The 75-inch version even dropped by $500 as Amazon's last big deal of the day. We also saw deals on the MU7000 series and the MU8000 series both on Prime Day and in the days leading up to it.

Just before Black Friday 2018, Toshiba announced a new Fire TV Edition, which we saw some steep discounts on during the holiday shopping events. Odds are that Prime Day will bring some even lower prices to the sets, so you'll definitely want to keep an eye out. These offer Amazon's Fire TV OS built right in to a 4K LED. They come in a variety of sizes, ranging from 43 inches to 55 inches.

1. Streaming with Fire TV: Toshiba 4K LED Fire TV Edition

There's no shortage of options when it comes to ways to stream your favorite media these days, and Amazon happens to have its own. The Fire TV OS is Amazon's streaming media operating system that has access to popular apps like Prime Video, Hulu, HBO Now, and so much more. Until just last year, the only way to use Amazon's Fire TV was via a separate hardware piece that you plugged into your TV, but then the company worked with Toshiba to build the platform right inside your TV, making it even easier to stream your heart out.

Fire TV Inside

Toshiba 4K Ultra Smart LED TV Fire TV Edition

We expect that Amazon will be pretty aggressive marketing and discounting these Fire TV Edition models from Toshiba during Prime Day. This will be the first Prime Day they are available, and odds are they will be the most affordable they've ever been during the event.

2. For the Roku Lovers: TCL 6-Series 4K LED Smart TV

TCL's Roku TVs just continue to get more and more and more popular each year, and there's a good reason for it. The sets offer a ton of features and performance for rather affordable prices. You don't need to buy additional hardware, switch between inputs, or juggle remotes to get things working, and that ease of use is something that you really could justify paying more for. We see lots of discounts on TCL TVs during the year, and this Prime Day we'd suggest keeping your eye on the 6-series, which is the company's latest sets.

Latest Model

TCL 6-Series Smart Roku TV

Not everyone is in love with Amazon's Fire TV platform, and that's ok. Roku is a great alternative, and one that you may be using elsewhere in your home already. This TV builds the best features into it and being able to have just a single remote to control the TV and your streaming apps is great.

3. Preferred Brand: Samsung RU7100 Series 4K TV

For as long as I can remember, Samsung has made some of the best and longest-lasting TV sets on the market. The company has a very diverse lineup, though, with prices ranging from just a few hundred well into the thousands, so you'll need to do some thinking before you make your purchase. The RU7100 series TVs offer a bunch of great features, the specs people care about, and a price tag that doesn't require a small loan to afford.

Brand Preference

Samsung RU7100 Series 4K TV

This one runs Samsung's own Smart TV platform, which isn't really great nor terrible, it's just kind of there. You can integrate it with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa, though, which makes it work a little better for you.

4. Amazon Recommends: Sony XBRX900F Series

If budget is a concern, Sony's XBR lineup may not be at the top of your list, but if you're looking for quality over anything else, it may be. In addition to the picture quality, you're also getting better speakers than most other sets will offer you, and tons of ports (like 4 HDMI ports!).

More Expensive Option

Sony XBRX900F Series Smart LED TV

Sony's XBR models have always cost more than most of the competition, but the quality and performance generally help justify the cost. These look sleek and will last you a long time, so consider spending the extra as an investment towards tomorrow.

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This discounted 4K UHD TV features all the functionality of the Roku Streaming Stick built in, so you can start accessing services like Netflix and Hulu in a flash.

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These discounted LG, Vizio, and TCL smart TVs are refurbished, come with a 90-day warranty, and are on sale for just one day only.

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OLED TVs offer the highest picture quality available these days, and B&H's one-day discount on LG's C7C is one of the best deals you'll find on any of them.

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This smart TV features all the functionality of a Roku Streaming Stick built in, so you can stream services like Netflix, access the internet, and watch YouTube by connecting it with your home's Wi-Fi network.

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This 43-inch 4K UHD smart TV comes with Roku built-in, so you can access all your favorite streaming services like Netflix and Hulu without needing to buy or plug in any extra devices.

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TCL's latest and best Roku TV model lets you watch streaming services like Netflix and Hulu without needing a device like the Roku Streaming Stick — because one's built-in already.

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These 4K UHD TVs offer smart functionality with Roku's streaming features built right in, so you won't need anything extra to binge Netflix or Hulu.

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This 4K HDR smart TV lets you access services like Netflix and Hulu without needing an additional streaming device. It's even capable of being voice controlled.

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This 4K UHD smart TV can access services like Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, and more all on its own! All you have to do is connect to your Wi-Fi network at home.

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A great set for people on a budget or needing a TV for a secondary room.

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Best 4K HDR TVs for PlayStation 4 in 2019

Shopping for a TV in 2019 can be confusing. There are so many options in a wide variety of price ranges. In the case of the PlayStation 4 — specifically, the PlayStation 4 Pro model — you'll likely want a 4K TV that has HDR, which makes for a sharper picture with a wider range of colors. That narrows the list quite a bit, but even then there are tons of options on tap. We've found the best TVs with 4K resolution and HDR technology that you can buy for your PS4 Pro. We've stuck (mostly) with just the 55-inch models here as they are the most popular.

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Perfect blacks: LG OLED B8

Staff pick

LG's OLED TVs are the only ones on the list capable of producing perfect blacks. This is because each pixel on the screen can be powered on or off individually, so scenes with true black actually shut those pixels completely off. LG's latest model cuts down on latency enough that it won't affect your gaming performance, too. The TVs look great to boot and come with LG ThinQ, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa built-in.

$1,597 at Amazon

Quantum dots: Samsung QLED Q9F

Not to be confused with LG's OLED, Samsung's latest 4K TVs use QLED technology, which is an LCD-based tech that uses "quantum dots" powered by LED lighting to create stunning pictures. We'll spare you the details on the nitty-gritty technical stuff and just say that the end result is absolutely amazing. And it's perfect for games thanks to its fast response times and, if Sony ever updates the PS4 to support it, AMD FreeSync. This model is 75-inches, so a little bigger than the other offerings here.

$4,498 at Amazon

Tried and true: Sony X900F

Sony's X900F has long been regarded as one of the best TVs you can buy in the mid-range segment, especially for gaming. It doesn't use any fancy display technologies, just LED-LCD panels of extremely high quality and some of the best hardware and software processing technology on the market. Your PS4 games will look great in HDR, and they'll play great, too.

$1,198 at Amazon

Excellent mid-range: TCL R617

TCL has become one of the most respected brands in the TV industry as of late thanks to its excellent budget-friendly TVs with features that are normally only found on sets that cost hundreds more. With the R617 you get 4K, HDR, Dolby Vision, local dimming, and a great Roku Smart TV experience. Check all of those boxes for a price tag that doesn't offend your bank account.

$530 at Amazon

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