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TCL's best 4K HDR 55" TV is at its lowest price ever if you buy with an Amazon credit card

While we're not usually fans of "cash back" discount schemes as stand-ins for real sales, when making a big ticket purchase, they can be huge motivators to get products off shelves. Today is definitely such an occasion, with TCL's well-reviewed and range-topping R617 55" 4K HDR TV available for effectively $450 after rewards are taken into account when you using a qualifying Amazon credit card to make your purchase.

The TV is already on sale for its lowest price on Amazon ever ($530), but Amazon is offering an additional 10% in rewards cash back (on top of the standard 5% for the Prime Visa) on this specific model, meaning once those rewards points hit your account, you'll get back nearly $80 in Amazon Rewards.

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[Update: Now available] T-Mobile launches TVision to take on 'Big Cable,' keeps the crappy Big Cable prices

We've been hearing about T-Mobile's alleged home TV service for ages, but today is the big day. The revamped Layer3 is launching in a few days as TVision in eight markets. It will feature more than 150 channels, streamed directly to your home.  T-Mobile says it wants to disrupt the cable industry with TVision, but this does sound a whole lot like a traditional cable service.

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YouTube TV now costs $50/month, existing subscribers not grandfathered in

YouTube TV started out at $34.99/month, though the price was raised to $39.99/month not long after. Google tends to grandfather early subscribers into their lower prices, like with Play Music and YouTube Premium, but that's not the case here. Even the earliest of subscribers will soon be required to pay the new $49.99/month fee.

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This evening's Tonight Show was shot entirely with the Galaxy S10+

If you're tired of seeing Android's underrepresentation in the creative world, then a full 62 minutes of late-night television might make up for it. This evening's episode of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" was shot exclusively on the Samsung Galaxy S10+.

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Sam's Club has select 4K TCL Roku TVs on sale: 43" ($200), 49" ($270), 65" ($480)

If you're in the market for a new TV, this pre-Super Bowl week is your best chance of getting a great price on one. Just yesterday David rounded up the best TV deals at a variety of budget and size preferences. Today, Sam's Club has new markdowns that warrant a mention — 4K TCL Roku TVs in a variety of sizes, starting from $199.

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The best smart TV deals this week (Jan 29), from $150 and up

Buying a TV ahead of Super Bowl Sunday may not sound like a great idea - after all, aren't retailers well aware that shoppers are on the hunt under a deadline? But it's actually one of the best, probably only second to Black Friday, and oftentimes even better. You see, as manufacturers prepare to launch their new TV lineups, a glut of previous-year models must be sold off as retailers ready themselves for an influx of fresh stock. And in the age of online sales, they're more competitive and hungry than ever to get your business.

We've rounded up the best smart TV deals out there not just with an eye to price, but what you're getting for the money.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick now includes updated Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon's Fire TV Stick is already a good deal, but today it's getting even better. The retailer has decided to start bundling the improved Alexa Voice Remote with the HDMI streaming dongle, and the price remains at $39.99. If you want to purchase that remote for your existing Fire TV, it's 50% cheaper as a standalone purchase.

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[Update: 2019 confirmed, possible Q2 debut] T-Mobile's TV service reportedly pushed back to 2019 because it wasn't 'disruptive' enough

It has been slightly more than a year since T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced the company was working on its own TV service, and he promised something "disruptive." Since then, some of the carrier's plans have taken shape with the acquisition of Layer3 and a set top box that stopped by the FCC. However, Bloomberg reports that Tmo has delayed launching the service this year. It turns out streaming TV is pretty hard to get right.

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Amazon's Black Friday sales are live: Fire TV Recast for $180, Fire tablets as cheap as $50, new Echo Dot for half off

Every deal season, one thing you can depend on is that Amazon will place its first-party Kindle, Echo, and Fire hardware on discount. It's such a regular part of Amazon's sales that we often overlook it as expected, familiar, and therefore uninteresting. But if you're in the market for an Alexa-powered smart speaker, cord-cutting Fire TV recast DVR, or an Amazon Prime-compatible streaming device, now is the time to pick one up.

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T-Mobile set-top box surfaces on FCC, 'Un-carrier' TV service can't be far behind

Late last year, T-Mobile announced its intentions to "uncarrier" television service, with its purchase of Layer3, an online TV provider. The first fruits of that acquisition have just reared their head at the FCC in the form of a new T-Mobile-branded set-top box.

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