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Samsung still giving away 65-inch 4K TVs for free – see if you qualify

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Samsung S95D OLED TV at CES

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In March, Samsung revealed official pricing for its 2024 TVs, opening the floodgates for entertainment enthusiasts and long-awaited upgrade companies to walk the talk for the latest home displays.

As with LG and TCL, AI is at the heart of this year’s Samsung TVs, from anti-glare OLED Model S95D with growing popularity TV frame to the humble QLED 4K which most people will probably end up buying. Oh, and Samsung will offer a free 65-inch 4K TV – the 2022 TU690T model – with any of its televisions you pre-order, without any other conditions.

Without a doubt, the highlight of the Samsung TV lineup for 2024 is the S95D OLED, which ZDNET’s Jason Hiner and I first discovered at CES in January. The previous model, the S95C OLED, was already fantastic when we tested it, and the newest model takes it a step further with an anti-glare display that solves one of the biggest problems with today’s OLED panels: neutralize annoying reflections from ambient light to produce greater contrast and, in one way or another, stronger color intensity.

Also read: The best 85-inch TVs of 2024: tested and reviewed by experts

There is also the cheapest Model S90D which loses the anti-glare treatment but still benefits from an updated AI processor for depth enhancement, increasing the refresh rate up to 144Hz and improved 4K upscaling. I will note that the S90D is not available in sizes smaller than 55 inches, compared to the LG’s new C4 OLEDavailable in 42 inch and 48 inch variants.

The big update with this year’s TV frame is the ability to go down to a 60Hz refresh rate to reduce power consumption. As for the expensive 8K models but more accessible than ever (the QN800D and the QN900D), Samsung is hoping its new AI upscaling and motion enhancement features will appeal to potential buyers if the bonus 65-inch TV doesn’t do the trick.

Speaking of which, let’s talk about “free TV.” This is the TU690T model, released in 2022, with a passable 4K Crystal UHD processor (for upscaling) and two HDMI ports. The exact display technology, dubbed “Direct Lit LED,” doesn’t have local dimming like on the best mini LED sets we’ve tested on ZDNET, but according to Amazon shoppers, it should get bright enough in most lighting conditions.

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Ultimately, the free 65-inch TV, which typically sells for $449, shouldn’t be the main reason you buy one. Samsung’s 2024 models. But if you’re already thinking about buying one, whether it’s the Frame TV, OLED, or 8K QLED, having an extra set for the basement, guest room, or just as fallback solution is not the worst idea.

Samsung’s pre-order offer expires April 11 or while supplies last.

Offers may sell out or expire at any time, although ZDNET remains committed to finding, sharing and updating the best product deals to give you the best savings. Our team of experts regularly checks the offers we share to ensure they are still current and available. We’re sorry if you missed this deal, but don’t worry: we’re always finding new opportunities to record and share with you on ZDNET.com.



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