Amazon Best Buy Vizio TVs Comments 1:34 Tags Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Vizio P-Series Quantum leaps ahead of the picture quality… The Cheapskate Share your voice Note: This post was updated to correctly indicate that the Vizio TV is the current, 2019, model. It was also updated regarding pricing and availability. The bonus deal was removed due to expiration. CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. 9 Now playing: Watch this: Vizio makes a great TV. And the P-Series Quantum, thanks to its quantum dots, wide color gamut and incredible brightness, is “hands down Vizio’s best TV ever, and one of the best-performing LCD TVs I’ve ever tested from any brand,” says David Katzmaier. Sarah Tew/CNET What’s better: A pretty good budget TV with a great price or a really good high-end TV with a great discount? TCL now rules the budget-TV space, while former budget champ Vizio is now focusing more on premium models. Case in point: The P-Series Quantum, which debuted in 2018 to sky-high praise from CNET’s David Katzmaier. His primary complaint: The $2,100 price tag, though it later dipped to around $1,500. Today, however, the newer, better, 2019 edition of the TV is on sale for an all-time low: For a limited time, and while supplies last, Amazon has the Vizio P-Series Quantum 4K HDR 65-inch Smart TV for $989 shipped. That’s $9 less than a week ago. If Amazon happens to sell out again, you might try Best Buy, where the TV is selling for $999.99. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See it at AmazonI’m not a TV expert — again, you’ll want to read Katz’s P-Series Quantum review — but I know a good deal when I see one. This is a decidedly popular model among people who know their stuff. And because this is the just-released 2019 model, it has just nine user reviews at Amazon. Meanwhile, over 100 Best Buy customers collectively rated it 4.6 stars. Search elsewhere and you’ll find similarly enthusiastic praise. Why? Because the P-Series offers the best picture this side of OLED. Said Katz: “It’s blindingly bright, offering a superb HDR image and great performance in a bright room. Effective full-array local dimming creates deep black levels and minimizes blooming.” Meanwhile, it offers not only Vizio’s smart UI, with access to all the major streaming services, but also built-in Chromecast so you can branch out into what your phone or tablet has to offer. So again I’ll ask: Are you better off paying $800 for TCL’s 6 Series model, which is great by all accounts, or $998 for the previously $2,100 Vizio, which is “wow” by all accounts?