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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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[Deal Alert] Google Play has savings on creepy movies, books, and TV in time for Halloween

That spookiest of days, Halloween, is nearly upon us, and to celebrate, Google's running sales on all the creepy media you could possibly want. Right now, you can score some solid discounts on seasonally appropriate movies, books, and TV shows on Google Play.

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JBL Link Bar orders delayed, likely won't ship this year

Android TVs and Home units have become the hallmark of a smart home powered by Google. We’ve seen a fair share of Android TV boxes from a variety of manufacturers, including the Nvidia Shield. For the most part, they offered the same features in slightly-different packages. But when Google announced the JBL Link Bar, we witnessed a different product entirely. Sadly, pre-orders for the Android soundbar have now been hit with delays.

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YouTube TV rolling out full DVR control on more channels

Google's YouTube TV offers a reasonably good value for streaming live TV. It has all your local stations, a fair number of cable networks, and several sports broadcasters. However, the unlimited cloud DVR has been artificially limited on many channels. Rather than the recorded version, some channels force you to watch VOD versions with ads. Today, YouTube TV will start opening up DVR options for more networks.

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Amazon's Fire TV Recast lets you watch and record over-the-air HDTV broadcasts

Amazon has various Fire TV boxes that stream video from the internet, but the Fire TV Recast is something new. This is a DVR tuner box for watching and saving video from OTA sources like Fox and NBC. However, the Recast doesn't have anything to do with displaying the video. For that, you need another piece of hardware.

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