Save 50% on the excellent TCL 8 series 65-inch 4K Roku TV

TCL 8 Series TV
TCL 8 Series TV (Image credit: CordCutters)

Best Buy's 4th of July sale is going on strong, and the best deal in it is probably the TCL 8 Series 65-inch Roku TV going for $999.99. This is a deal we have seen a couple times before, but it only ever shows up during major holiday sales. The last sale was over Memorial Day. Outside of the big sales event, this TV can go as high as $2,000. Since Best Buy is the only place that sells it, no one else can beat it on price.

Want to take it up a notch? You can also save on the 75-inch version of TCL's 8 Series TV. It's down to $1,799.99 from an MSRP of $3,000. And much like the 65-inch version, only Best Buy carries this TV so only Best Buy can put it on sale.

TCL's 2019 flagship model. Includes new mini-LED tech for precise local dimming. It works in bright rooms and dark ones with amazing contrast and color. Supports multiple HDR formats, Dolby Atmos for a cinematic audio experience, and more.

This TV's use of mini LED tech is one of the things that sets it apart. This feature gives you precise control of your TV's image quality, making brights as bright as ever and creating a beautiful contrast with the darks. You get tons of depth and dimension no matter what you're watching. The QLED panel also helps deliver a wider range of colors, giving you even more vivid pictures. Since the TV supports multiple HDR formats including Dolby Vision, you can combine all these technologies for some of the best image quality and clarity around.

There are two 15W speakers built in, but the TV also has support for Dolby Atmos. So if you decide to go the surround sound route, you can get the sort of audio experience that makes you feel like you're sitting in a movie theater. You know that part at the beginning of the movie where they test the sound and that voice whispers "All... Around... You..." You'll be able to recreate that in your living room.

There are plenty of smart features, too. TCL has a Roku TV smart platform, and Roku is one of the best content libraries in the game. You'll get full access to all your favorite streaming apps, 4K and HDR content, and even some channels featuring live TV. The built-in voice assistant compatibility means you can control the TV with your voice, search for your favorite shows, and more when you connect the TV to your smart home. You can even use the remote control, which is voice enabled.

Check out the Cordcutters review of this TV when it released last year. Nirave Gondhia said, "Why is the 8-series my new go-to recommendation for a TV? Simple — it's a QLED panel. Actually, it's much more than that — it also heralds in a new era in TVs thanks to mini-LED technology, which allows the TV to display much deeper and darker blacks than on any other TV."

John Levite
J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now for Thrifter. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.