Prime Day Early Access TV deals FAQs
What is the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale?
Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale is a new shopping event aimed to give Prime members exclusive “early” access to holiday deals, hence the name. It’s basically a second Prime Day. The members-only deals event began on October 11 and runs through Wednesday, October 12.
Do I need to be a Prime member to access the deals?
Similar to Prime Day, the Amazon Prime Early Access Sale is exclusive to Prime members. Amazon Prime costs $15 a month or $139 per year; a 30-day trial is available to new members.
Is the Prime Early Access Sale the best time to buy a new TV?
Deal events like Prime Early Access are generally the best times of year to purchase a new TV. Black Friday and Cyber Monday traditionally offer the biggest discounts, but we’re seeing some incredible all-time low prices on several TVs for Prime Early Access.
Basically, if you see a display you want on sale right now for a good price, we recommend jumping on it. But if you miss any big deals, it’s likely that similar discounts will pop up again on Black Friday.
How much should I spend on a 4K TV?
TVs vary wildly in price depending on the performance level and size you choose.
Generally speaking, if you’re in the market for an entry-level TV for casual viewing you should spend no more than $500. Though they lack advanced picture features, you can find budget-friendly 4K smart TVs as big as 65 inches for under $500, and smaller models for as little as $100.
If you’re in the market for a mid-range TV, however, with more advanced contrast and color features, you should aim to spend between $550 and $1,200. There are several 55- and 65-inch displays in this price range from brands like TCL, Vizio, and Hisense that deliver solid high dynamic range (HDR) performance with local dimming and quantum dots.
On the high-end, buyers who want the best image performance and fanciest design features should expect to pay between $1,500 and $2,500 for a 65-inch display. In this price range, you can find flagship sets from brands like Sony, LG, and Samsung, including models with OLED panels for pixel-level contrast and wide viewing angles.