It’s frigidly cold outside, and you’re digging in to watch two and a half weeks of the 2018 Winter Olympics from PyeongChang, South Korea. You’ve invited your best friends over to eat processed snack foods and drink some good, cold beer.
You don’t want to sit there squinting, trying to follow the action on a smaller, older, lower-resolution flat screen.
You’ll want a large, high-resolution 4K television to get the best view of all the athletes and action.
Lucky for you, major sporting events can be one of the best times to buy TVs at a deep discount!
Where to Find the Best Olympic TV Deals
The biggest Olympic HDTV deals come from the usual suspects: Best Buy, Amazon, and Walmart. All of them are running significant sales on their websites.
Other stores like Abe’s of Maine, B&H Photo, NewEgg, Jet, Crutchfield, and P.C. Richards & Son have Olympic-sized HDTV sales.
Our 11 Best Olympic TV Deals in 2018
We discovered eleven big-screen sales in various sizes and brands to help you gear up for a Gold Medal-worthy viewing party ahead of the 2018 Winter Games running from February 9 to February 25, 2018.
We list them all here, in descending order by the most significant percentage price drop.
1. Samsung UN55J6201 55″ Class FHD Smart LED TV
You save 63%, a total of $752.00, on this 55″ 1080P LED FHD TV.
2. Sceptre U750CV-U 75″ 4K LED TV
You save 44%, a total of $800.00, on this 75″ 4K LED TV.
3. Samsung UN65MU8000 65″ 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
You save 41%, a total of $902.00, on this 55″ LED 4K Ultra HD Smart TV.
4. RCA RTU6549 65″ 4K LED TV
You save 39%, a total of $300.00, on this 65″ 4K LED TV.
5. LG 65SJ8500 65″ 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
You save 39%, a total of $903.00, on this 65″ 4K Ultra HD LED TV.
6. Sharp 60″ LED Smart 4K Ultra HDTV
You save 31%, a total of $200.00, on this 60″ LED 4K Ultra HDTV.
7. Hisense 60″ LED Smart 4K Ultra HDTV
You save 28%, a total of $170.00, on this 60″ 1080P 4K LED Ultra HDTV.
8. TCL 55C807 55″ 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV
You save 28%, a total of $250.00, on this 55″ Roku Smart 4K Ultra HD LED TV.
9. Sony XBR55X800E 55″ 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
You save 25%, a total of $301.99, on this 55″ LED 4K Ultra HD TV.
10. Sony 75″ 4K LED Smart Ultra HDTV with HDR
You save 21%, a total of $600.00, on this 75″ Smart 4K Ultra HDTV TV.
11. Sony XBR65X850E 65 Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV
You save 20%, a total of $300.00, on this 65″ Smart LED 4K Ultra HDTV.
Why it’s a Good Time to Buy A New TV Now
Even if you’re not a fan of the winter game, now is a great time to get a deal on a new TV.
Black Friday generally represents the best time of the year to score a deal on a new big screen. It is the biggest TV shopping event of the year and brings the steepest discounts. Each year in January, during the weeks before the Super Bowl, television prices drop with deals that can rival Black Friday and Cyber Monday discounts.
In early January, HDTV manufacturers show off all their new models at the annual Consumer Electronics Show.
New TVs start hitting the market in March or April. As a result, retailers and manufacturers have to clear out the current stock of televisions to make room for the new hot models.
The 2018 Winter Olympics is the ideal event to highlight 4K TVs and the last opportunity HDTV sellers have to incentivize you to buy a new large, high-resolution television.
If you didn’t have a new big screen under the tree this holiday season, and you didn’t take advantage of the deep discounts before the Super Bowl – this should be your last opportunity for HDR, UHD, and 4K TV deals – until the next Black Friday.
HDTV Shopping Tips: Why You Should Buy a 4K TV
Make sure you know what features you need before you drop hundreds or thousands of dollars on a new TV.
LED screens will generally be cheaper than OLED TVs. Therefore, if you are thinking intensely about a LED TV, avoid edge-lit models and only invest in a back-lit LED television.
OLED TVs generally perform better than LED panels for viewing fast-moving content like sports. However, if you also frequently use your TV for watching movies, the extra cost of the OLED may pay dividends for a long time.
The Winter Olympics broadcasts will include 4K resolution channels. Therefore, a current model 4K TV could make a wise investment.
Streaming services like iTunes, Amazon Prime Video, and the big hitter Netflix are constantly adding more 4K content to their online libraries.
If you wait until the last minute to make a buying decision and want to avoid possible shipping delays, consider purchasing online and picking up the TV at the store.
Did You Find a Gold Medal Winning Olympic TV Deal?
What did you think was the best Olympic TV deal in 2018?
Did you earn a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Medal with your savvy HDTV purchase?
What did you buy? Where did you buy it? What features helped you pull the trigger on your new TV?
Tell me about your deal in the comments below. We are all on the edge of our seats, waiting to know.