My Favorite Amazon Deal of the Day: Samsung QN90C Series Smart TV | Lifehacker

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Amazon’s Memorial Day Sale has some good deals on tech products leading up to May 27, including great deals on TVs. If you’re looking for a budget TV, the Hisense 50U6HF is a great option (it comes with a free $50 NBA gift card as well), but if you’re looking for a more impressive TV, consider the 55-inch Samsung Neo QLED 4K QN90C TV, currently $997.99 (originally $1,997.99) after a 50% discount on Amazon. The QN90C brings you very close to the picture quality of an OLED TV without the brightness issues or the expensive OLED price tag.

When the Samsung QN90C Series came out in early 2023, reviewers like IGN harshly criticized it for its high price, which makes sense given that it was very close to the price of OLED TVs without having that technology. But a year and some change after its release, the QN90C has dropped to a more realistic price. The 55-inch, in particular, is much cheaper than the other sizes and offers a great deal for anyone looking for more than a budget TV. If you’re looking for a TV to watch TVs and shows, the Samsung QN90C excels. But if you’re looking for a gaming TV, you might notice local dimming issues as it struggles to figure out how much brightness to deliver when transitioning from dark to bright areas, according to IGN’s review.

The QN90C comes with a 3,840 x 2,160 resolution, 120 Hz refresh rate, and an incredibly bright screen that reaches 1987.34 nits in the “Filmmaker” mode when watching HDR content. The TV has four HDMI 2.1 and two USB and comes with the Tizen OS interface, meaning you can use the Samsung TV Plus streaming to catch over 350 live TV channels with no need to download or sign up for anything. A nice touch from Samsung also worth noting is that the remote is rechargeable, so you don’t need to worry about buying batteries.