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Best Buy's TCL TV deal cuts an extra 15% off the 5 Series, 6 Series and 8 Series

That's on top of sale prices, meaning some of these models are hitting all-time lows.

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This might be the time to splurge on a TCL 8 Series TV.

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In the market for a new TV, maybe for watching some playoff football in style? For a limited time, Best Buy is offering an extra 15% off a wide range of TCL TV models when you apply promo code TCLDOLBY15 at checkout. And those models are already on sale, making this a rare opportunity indeed. (Best Buy almost never offers promo codes.)

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In fact, it's hard to tell exactly where to enter that code. You'll need to click all the way through to the payment page, then look for the Gift Cards, Codes & Store Credit option. Click that, then enter the code and click Apply. (Don't worry, there's no PIN needed, even though that field appears.)

This sale encompasses TCL's 5 Series, 6 Series and just-introduced 8 Series models. While trying to decide what to get, start with David Katzmaier's TCL 8-Series review, which found it to be "a superb performer."

Although many of the sale prices match what Best Buy has offered before, the extra 15% discount makes for some especially good deals. For example, the popular TCL 6 Series 65-inch 4K HDR Roku TV is again on sale for $699.99, but the promo code knocks it down to $595, without question one of the best deals I've seen. 

Feel like shooting the works? The TCL 8 Series 75-inch QLED 4K HDR Roku TV is $2,210 after applying the code.

Some of the biggest discounts are for the TCL 5 Series, which Katzmaier didn't love compared with the 6 Series, but scored very favorable ratings from Best Buy customers. You could get a 50-inch 5 Series for $255 with code, for example.

My advice: Splurge a bit on the 6 Series or better. I bought a big 4 Series awhile back, and while it's pretty good overall, some HDR content I've seen looks dark and muddy.

Your thoughts?

This article was published previously. 

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