In news that could be devastating for people looking for every reason to upgrade their TVs, CBS announced that Super Bowl LV will not air in 4K HDR. The decision was made because of complications caused by the pandemic. It probably isn’t going very well with all of the TV makers using the Super Bowl as the time to clear 2020 models at a steep discount. But there are other reasons to grab these deals while they’re there.
There’s more 4K content than ever, with HBO Max Wonder Woman 1984 being one of the big new releases to support 4K HDR. One of the TVs mentioned below has HDMI 2.1 ports, allowing it to display certain PS5 and Xbox Series X games at 4K resolution with up to 120 frames per second.
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Vizio’s 65-inch Quantum X P-Series (pictured above) costs around $ 330 off its regular price right now at a few retailers. This model sits near the top of the company’s TV offerings, and its specs also place it at the top of what you can get in a 4K QLED TV right now. It has 384 local dimming zones for excellent contrast, and for gamers, its HDMI 2.1 support will let you get the most out of your Xbox Series X, PS5, or PC built with a recent Nvidia RTX graphics card.
Hisense is also downsizing a few of its 4K HDR TVs to big screen. The 75-inch H8G model with built-in Android TV software for easy streaming of movies and TV shows currently costs $ 1,300 at Walmart. Like the P-series Quantum X above, this one has a quantum dot LED display, which can offer better contrast and sharper illumination than your average LED display.
If you prefer size over base specs, Best Buy sells the 85-inch Hisense H65 model for $ 1,400 (normally $ 1,700). It’s bigger than either of the TVs mentioned above, and it has Android TV built-in similarly, in case you want to watch Netflix right after unboxing it. But that probably won’t stack up if you care about picture quality, especially when it comes to contrast and precise backlighting.
HBO Max’s 20% discount has been extended
Remember last week when I warned that the deal that gave you 20% off a six-month HBO Max subscription was coming to an end? Well, WarnerMedia has extended it until March 1. So you have even more time to take advantage of this offer. The fine print: It’s open to new and old users, and instead of paying $ 90 for six months of service, it’s around $ 70. However, you must pay in full and in advance to get this offer.
You have one more week to pre-order the Samsung Galaxy S21
Samsung’s next S-series family of Galaxy phones will be released on January 29. You have until January 28 to pre-order one, and with that, you’ll receive pre-order benefits. My colleague Taylor Lyles has full details on the cost of various retailers and carriers in this article, but no matter where you get an S21, S21 Plus, or S21 Ultra, you’ll get up to $ 200 in Samsung credit, plus a Galaxy SmartTag free.
While I have you, Dieter Bohn shared his thoughts on the Galaxy S21 Ultra, a phone that meets the expectations of last year’s over-promised and under-delivered model. The photo quality and its beautiful high refresh rate display are worth reading.