Year-round, if you’re shopping for a new TV or streaming setup, Walmart is a great place to go, as it has a large range of electronics and some excellent deals. That’s what we’ve shown here, collecting some of the best TV deals we’ve found, available from Walmart at various prices. Whether you’re looking for something that’s truly a budget TV but has some good features and picture quality, or a higher-end TV that works for both watching movies, shows, or doing a little gaming, there’s something for everybody.
TCL 55-inch Class 4-Series — $278, was $336
- Accurate color reproduction
- Excellent contrast
- Great Roku interface
- Good 4k upscaling
With TCL you get a lot of TV for your money, although there are some compromises here and there. For example, it does lack a little bit in the brightness performance, meaning that HDR content is not the greatest to watch on it, a common issue with budget TVs, so not something that should be a dealbreaker. Even with the brightness issue, the overall performance is still excellent, with some great contrast ratio from the VA panel tech. It also has some pretty good reflection protection, so even in somewhat bright rooms, you should be dealing with any glares, although, as mentioned earlier, the brightness doesn’t get high enough to overcome a lot of it.
For gaming, it’s reasonably good, especially given the lower input lag, although response times are a little on the high side, which may cause blurring, another issue that tends to happen with budget monitors. As such, it’s not going to be great for console gaming or high-paced gaming, and is going to provide middling performance for watching sports. That being said, it would work well as a PC monitor and generally works better for PC gaming, especially if you don’t play anything with lots of action.
As for the other features, the smart TV aspect is the best, given that it runs on Roku, and Roku is pretty powerful, with all the streaming apps you’d expect. It also has a pretty great mobile app, and the remote is pretty small and streamlined, too, although it would have been better with a built-in mic. You’ll have probably noticed that it doesn’t support Chromecast or AirPlay, although truthfully, that doesn’t detract from the user experience given the design and build of the Roku platform. It also comes with Wi-Fi 5 and an ethernet, giving you various options for connecting your TV to the internet.
At the end of the day, where this TV works best is for watching movies or shows in a dark or dimly lit room. You can also do some PC gaming on it, provided that you enjoy slower gamers, and console gaming might be a bit difficult unless you’re running a PS4 with its 60Hz refresh rate cap, and if you do, you could check out some of the best PS4 games you can play right now for some ideas.
Philips 55-inch Class — $306, was $350
- Good audio quality
- Great wireless streaming performance
- Excellent remote
- Great picture quality for the price
Phillips has always been a big name for electronics, and while the smart TV market is saturated, Phillips still manages to do a relatively good job of providing you with a quality budget TV. For example, one of the big standout features is the convenience provided by the remote, which not only has a built-in mic, it also has convenience buttons for Netflix, Youtube, and even Google Play. There’s also a Google Assistant button, which should help make life easier given that the TV runs on AndroidTV, which itself allows you to do a huge variety of things backed up by Google’s ecosystem of services. Of course, if you prefer to stream directly from your phone, it also supports Chromecast.
When it comes to image, it’s pretty good and has some great contrast, and comes packed in with HDR 10 and 4k UHD resolution. You’ll also be happy to know that colors are bright and natural, which is the minimum we would expect for a TV at this price point. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have any gamer-specific features, and the native refresh rate sits at 60Hz, but it does come with Wireless LAN 802.11ac MIMO for excellent wireless streaming performance. So if you don’t have a way to connect the TV through ethernet or simply prefer a wireless connection all around, this TV is a great option.
Overall, this 55-inch Phillips screen is targeted toward the movie or TV show watcher who wants a large-screen TV at a budget price. While the image is better on higher-end TVs, as is to be expected, the brightness it manages to put out belays its lower cost, and if you don’t care about games or action-packed films, then the 60hz refresh rate should be more than enough for you. This is especially the case given the convenience features of the microphone and the AndroidTV platform.
Vizio 50-inch Class V-Series — $298, was $358
- Doesn’t have issues with reflections
- Lots of control over the picture
- Great features for the price
- Good contrast ratio
The V-series is Vizio’s budget line, but don’t let that fool you, as they pack it with many features. For example, not only is it a 4k display, but it also has an IQ image processor, which can smartly upscale images to 4k from their original resolution. It also comes with HDR10 and HLG, and it has a surprisingly good contrast ratio for a TV at this price point, although the color gamut isn’t that wide; understandable given it’s a sub-$400 TV. Even so, it does have the V-gaming engine, which is essentially Vizio’s attempt at making the TV more suitable for gamers, and they do manage it with a sub 10ms input lag, although the refresh rate doesn’t go above 60Hz, so while it will work for console gamers, it may be better suited for PC gamers who don’t play action-packed games.
In terms of convenience, it comes with a Bluetooth remote that has an in-built microphone, which is great for you to control your TV without having to pull your phone out to interface it, although there is a Vizio phone app if you do. We’ll also mention that it is compatible with both Apple AirPlay and Chromecast, so you can still use your mobile phone if you’d prefer to do it that way. There are also all the streaming apps that you’d expect that come as standard, such as Netflix and Disney+. You also get access to WatchFree+, which is Vizio’s streaming service, a nice little addition, especially if you don’t already own a streaming account.
Ultimately, the Vizio 50-inch V-class is what you get: a budget TV with great features. It could be a bit brighter, and the viewing angles aren’t that great, but this is a great option if you want a budget TV for yourself.
Vizio 65-inch Class M6 Series — $498, was $678
- Great contrast ratio
- Good response times
- Supports DolbyVision
- Quantum dot display provides great color
Vizio’s M6 is what we’d consider a ‘premium’ budget TV, adopting great panel technology in the form of the Quantum dot but not necessarily including some of the advanced features, like local dimming, that you’ll see with more expensive TVs. Even so, it’s a surprisingly well-balanced TV given that it also works well for games, with the inclusion of things like Freesync support which can mitigate screen tearing when gaming, although it sadly only has a 60Hz refresh rate. That ultimately means that it’s not very well suited for console gaming’s 120Hz refresh rate, but it should be enough for most PC casual gamers, which is a nice bonus for those who want a multi-purpose TV.
As for image quality, it has great black uniformity and contrast ratio, which is always a huge plus in any TV and helps avoid washed-out colors. Paradoxically, even though it has a very wide color gamut with over a million hues, and supports DolbyVision HDR, HDR10+, and HLG, HDR content, in general, can be a bit mediocre due to the lack of brightness. Even so, that’s not necessarily a dealbreaker, especially if this is your first HDR TV or an upgrade, especially since HDR is still ok.
The M6 also has the variety of convenience features you’d expect for a TV at this price point, such as a remote with a built-in microphone, support for AirPlay 2 and Chromecast, and the standard streaming apps from Netflix to Disney+. It also supports Dolby Digital+ and AC-4 codecs, which provide some great audio overall, so this is a nice screen if you enjoy watching concerts, although adding something from our soundbar deals probably would help quite a bit.
If you’re looking for a top-notch budget TV and can put down the money for it, the M6 is the one to go for, especially as a great all-rounder TV at the 65-inch size that supports 4k UHD.
Samsung 70-inch Class 7-series — $628, was $750
- Good upscaling
- Great contrast ratio
- Reasonable response time
- Excellent price for the size
What sets this Samsung 7-series apart from other TVs in this tier is its size, especially without giving up a lot of features. A 70-inch TV at sub $700 is something to write home about, and the fact that it comes from Samsung is impressive, even though their Crystal UHD technology is a step down from the traditional QLED that you tend to see branded on everything. If you prefer one of those, you can check out our best QLED TV deals, but for this Samsung one, the 4k resolution and support for HDR, HDR 10+, and HLG, are still pretty good all around. Another positive is that it has amazing black uniformity, which is always a big plus, especially if you tend to watch many shows or movies that take place at night or dusk, such as horror movies.
When it comes to gaming, it’s a bit of a mixed bag. It has a pretty low input lag, but the response times are a bit up there, up to 18ms in some circumstances, so fast-paced games or anything with a lot of action might end up with blurry images, which is unfortunate. Much like the other screens, this screen is probably better suited to slower-paced games, such as puzzles or simulations. Still, the overall picture quality is great, with crisp lines, no weird artifacts, even with fast-paced action, and very little, although somewhat noticeable, blurring. That being said, there is one downside in that the viewing angles aren’t great, so if you’re having guests over, it’s best to have them sit near or next to you, so they get the same type of viewing experience.
Finally, the 7 series runs on Samsung’s Tizen smart platform, but it does have the myriad of streaming services you’d expect. The remote is also relatively convenient, with Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video buttons, although it doesn’t have a built-in mic.
All in all, the Samsung 70-inch Class 7-series is a great general TV with some nice images, although its primary selling point is being a 70-inch TV that costs so little.
Samsung 55-inch Q60B QLED — $780, was $1,048
- Impressively high contrast ratio
- Great color balancing
- Voice assistant support
- Good sound
This option from Samsung invites you to enjoy the quality of a QLED screen at a comfortable 55 inch size without breaking the bank. For deep black, high contrast, and beautiful looking images it’s hard to beat a QLED screen. That’s because of the quantum dot technology in QLED screens which makes colors lifelike and accurate, for a more immersive viewing experience. You’ll also find display features like quantum HDR, dual LED backlighting, plus Samsung software features for improving image quality like notion acceleration or a handy ambient mode.
The sound features are another plus of this model, as the sound quality from slim modern TVs can often be an issue. Samsung addresses these worries with features like Object Tracking Sound Lite which creates a 3D soundscape to put you in the middle of the action, as well as a Q-Symphony feature to help your TV and soundbar to work together more effectively if you do choose to add a soundbar as well.
In terms of smart features, you’ll find easy access to your favorite streaming services like Disney+, Netflix, YouTube TV, and Sling TV, and there’s support for voice assistants so you can communicate using your voice. This deal also comes with a four-year service plan in case you have any issues with your TV.
The most well-known sales during the year are Prime Day, Cyber Monday, and Black Friday, with the closest one being Prime Day. You’re likely to see a ton of TV deals, especially across different retailers and not just Amazon, since they tend to like to get in on the deals season along with Amazon. After that, there is Black Friday on November 25th and Cyber Monday on November 28th, and you’re likely to see some great TV deals on both of those, especially since TVs tend to be a big-ticket item. Of course, the issue with Black Friday and Cyber Monday is that they tend to be limited stock, so if you aren’t on top of the sales from the beginning of the day, you’ll miss out.
Of course, there are also a lot of deals outside of those three periods throughout the year, especially with big events that are coming up like Father’s Day and Labour Day, both of which are likely to see some fantastic deals on electronics. There are also the New Year sales, of course, and Super Saturday, which is the weekend before Christmas, although these end-of-year sales tend to be incredibly hectic and suffer from limited stock deals.
All that being said, if you can’t wait that long, then you might as well buy now, especially if you find a deal you like since you don’t know if a better deal is going to come at any point down the line. Even if you do miss a better deal, it’s not the end of the world and not something you should genuinely stress over; it’s better to have the TV deal you like now and enjoy it for several months than have nothing in the hopes of getting a deal down the line.
Of course, if that doesn’t convince you, Digital Trends likes to keep several deals articles updated from which you can go in and either find stuff you want or just keep an eye on since they’re updated monthly or even weekly in some cases. For example, we have a collection of the best 65-inch TV deals, best 70-inch TV deals, and even the best 75-inch TV deals, so you can pick from one of the sizes that work the best for you. If budget is an issue for you, we have a collection of the best TVs for under $1,000 and the best 4K TVs under $500, so there are two great price points that you can look into. Finally, you could also look into what the best Amazon TV deals and Best Buy TV deals are, which should give you more than enough confidence to pick up a great TV right now without fear of missing out on a deal in the future.