Best Buy has an exclusive deal on the 65-inch TCL 8-series Roku TV that drops the price to $1,000. That’s 50 percent off its normal price of $2,000. TCL began selling the 8-series last fall, so this is some of the newest TV tech that you can buy.
The 8-series uses quantum-dot LED technology for better color performance, as well as mini LED tech. It has more than 25,000 individual lights for "highly precise local dimming" and "smooth, uniform and bright illumination." It supports Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) and Dolby Atmos, and you can use certified devices, like Pixels and iPhones, to calibrate your TVs colors with a high-level of accuracy.
The 8-series supports Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as Roku’s built-in virtual TV assistant, Roku Voice. It comes with a Roku voice remote, and it includes an Auto Game Mode, which recognizes when you’re playing a PC or console game and optimizes low latency and picture settings.
While $1,000 is still a lot of money to spend on a TV, in this case, you’re buying some of the most up-to-date TV technology at a steep discount. The 75-inch 8-series is still listed at its full price of $3,000. Plus, since you’re probably spending more time at home these days, investing in a new TV might be a timely decision.
Update (5/6): That one-day-only deal has ended, but if you missed out, then there’s one more thing to be aware of — TCL and Best Buy are dropping the price of the 75-inch model from $2,999 to $1,799 on Friday, May 8th.