At this very moment, I'm staring at a newly finished basement wall, trying to decide how best to enjoy TV on it.
For a long while I've been thinking projector, because then I could have the giant-screen home-theater of my dreams. But then I see deals like today's deals, and it's totally messing with my thinking.
Check it out. For a limited time, and while supplies last, Best Buy once again has the TCL 4 Series 65-inch Roku TV for $499.99. That's $100 off the regular price and just a crazy-good deal on a really good huge TV.
Here's where it gets even more interesting: Best Buy also has the TCL 6 Series 65-inch Roku TV for $799.99, a savings of $170. I know that price isn't quite as tantalizing as $500, but the 6 Series is , and "the best picture quality for the money, period."
I asked CNET's resident TV expert, David Katzmaier, if the 6 Series was worth an extra $300. His response: "Yes, absolutely." Huge jump in picture quality, he said. Of course, back in 2017, we wereas well. So it's a pretty safe bet you'll be happy with either of these.
But getting back to my situation: If I want a 4K projector, it's going to cost me at least $1,000. And it won't have built-in Roku, so there's one more device to buy, one more cord to deal with, one more remote to juggle. I'll also have to deal with mounting the projector and buying (or building) a projection screen.
In other words, there are hassles. Or, I could just "live with" a measly 65-inch TV and spend only $500. Or $800, if I'm feeling splurgy.
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Originally published on April 9.
Update, April 11: Verified pricing still available. Removed expired bonus deal.
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