BELIEVE IT or not, Memorial Day sales are on the horizon. Along with being the official kickoff to summer, the holiday weekend is an excellent excuse to make the purchase you’ve been waiting on since we typically see major deals across all categories. While Amazon has been dropping prices on Samsung and Sony TVs over the past few months, we’re hopeful we’ll see even steeper discounts as we come closer to Memorial Day weekend.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a 4K TV, an outdoor TV for your backyard patio, or looking for the most affordable TV option on the market, prices have already started dropping and will likely come down even more. Right now, we’re seeing savings of up to 43 percent, bringing select TCL TVs to the lowest price they’ve ever been. Just in time to tune in to spring and summer sports, you’ll want to shop these deals while they last.
Is Memorial Day a good time to buy a TV?
Yes! Memorial Day is a great time to buy a TV. The holiday weekend typically ushers in sales across all shopping categories, but it’s an especially great time to invest in new tech, from TVs to appliances. You’re likely to find discounts comparable to Presidents’ Day or Black Friday.
If you’re in need of a new TV now and don’t want to wait for proper Memorial Day sales, we’re seeing great deals pop up this month on top brands like Sony, TCL, Hisense, Samsung, Amazon, and more. We’ll be keeping this page updated with the best deals as they come along, so be sure to click the Save Article button above for quick and easy access.
Where are the best places to find Memorial Day TV deals?
Large retailers, like Walmart and Amazon, are typically where you’ll find the best deals on TVs and other tech. The sites typically drop prices on older models during the sale weekend (and by older, we mean 2022 and early 2023 editions) to clear out inventory before brands release new models later in the year. The major retailers also tend to have lots of screens in stock, so you have a better chance of getting your hands on one before it sells out.
Last year’s best Memorial Day TV deals
Last year, Walmart’s Memorial Day sale brought select Samsung TVs below the $500 price point and also included lots of Sony TVs. And earlier this year over Presidents’ Day weekend, TV prices dropped around 30 to 40 percent across different retailers. We’re expecting this year’s Memorial Day deals to match that, if not beat it. We’re already seeing some prices drop upwards of 40 percent, and we’re over a month away from the holiday.
Best Small TV Deals (32-50 Inches)
Currently at the lowest price it’s ever been on Amazon, the TCL 32-inch Class 3-Series is a great starter smart TV and a solid pick if you’re working with a small space, like a dorm room or kids’ room. It offers a full HD screen, has a built-in Roku interface for easy access to streaming apps, and comes at an under $150 price point while on sale, which is pretty tough to beat. It’s a great budget pick if you’re not looking to spend too much on a new TV.
This Fire TV offers 4K UHD viewing for crisp visuals whether you’re streaming your favorite movie or watching your favorite team take home a win. Simply pressing a button on the remote gives you access to voice control with Alexa over the pre-installed Fire TV interface. The device also has four HDMI ports allowing for easy connection with your gaming equipment.
The sale price on this 50-inch screen brings it below $400 for an affordable but high-quality smart TV option. The television features 32 dimming zones for an above-average bright display, and the QLED technology means you’ll get a wide range of vibrant colors. The screen also has a Fire TV interface to give you quick access to streaming services.
Best Medium TV Deals (55-70 Inches)
Sony TVs come with a high price tag (and for good reason), so it’s always worth noting when they go on sale. This 55-inch pick features OLED technology, so you can enjoy deep, inky blacks and stellar color contrast. The Smart Google TV interface is easy to use and the TV is also Apple AirPlay-compatible. If your go-to gaming console is the PS5, be sure to check out the exclusive features of Sony’s Bravia XR TVs designed for the PS5, like automatic HDR tone mapping.
Much more affordable than a Sony or Samsung set, this 65-inch Hisense screen is coming in under $380 during early Memorial Day sales. The 2022 model utilizes Hisense’s AI UHD Upscaler, which is designed to give you the highest quality picture for non-4K content. The TV has a built-in “sports mode” that automatically adjusts the screen to best optimize sports content for your viewing pleasure. Golf and baseball look crisper, and you’ll spend more time focused on the game rather than adjusting your screen.
Snag this Samsung screen while it’s under $1,000 and enjoy the crisp, bold, and bright visuals the QLED TV has to offer. You can opt between Bixby, Google Assistant, and Amazon Alexa for voice control and enjoy 4K resolution for your favorite films, shows, and games. The TV has a built-in depth enhancer to make the visuals as lifelike as possible and the $400 price drop makes it well worth the splurge.
Best Large TV Deals (75 Inches and Above)
LG designed this TV to bring your non-4K content as close to 4K as it can get it, with an internal processor that’s focused on giving you the highest quality visuals possible. The TV features LG’s Game Optimizer and Dashboard, where you can store settings for your games and access them quickly when it’s time to play. It’s an affordable large-screen pick, with the sale bringing the price below $700, which can be tough to find for a screen of this size.
A large-screen QLED option, this Vizio TV delivers over a billion hues of color, which might sound excessive, but that’s the beauty of QLED. The TV has Dolby Vision Bright Mode, which supports enhanced colors, contrast, and black details for a crisp and colorful display. Whether you’re watching TV or gaming, it’s a solid large screen coming in under $1,500 right now.
We won’t beat around the bush—Samsung’s top-of-the-line TVs can get pricey. This model is on sale for just over $2,500, but the 85-inch screen includes premium built-in features like an anti-glare screen, Dolby Atmos, and object-tracking sound for a 3D sound experience. You can even access Eye Comfort Mode, which reduces blue light and uses sunrise and sunset filters for a more comfortable viewing experience. That, plus the always-stunning QLED Samsung screen, makes the TV well worth the cost.
Ellen McAlpine is a commerce editor and writer at Hearst Magazines, covering tech, fitness, lifestyle, and beyond. In her time as a writer, she’s covered everything from top tech items like running watches and ring lights to phone cases and beauty tools.