The end of financial year (EOFY) sales are almost upon us in 2023, which means it's time to start thinking about what items you want to bag for knocked down prices. TV deals is usually one of the most popular categories whenever a major sale hits Australia and EOFY TV deals are certainly no different.
Fortunately, we expect many TVs from the major brands to receive some big discounts this year, but as ever, you'll need to be quick as prices tend top shoot back up again as the calendar hits July 1.
Taking 2022 as an example, we saw massive discounts on a vast assortment of smart TVs, from cheaper models to high-end flagships, and everything in-between. All the big Aussie retailers came to the party with the intention to clear out their stock from the previous financial year, and we'll once again be scouring their sites to find you a legendary bargain.
Televisions, more so than most other tech products, tend to receive drastic price drops mere months after release, meaning it's possible to save hundreds (or even thousands) on a relatively new TV's RRP.
With this in mind, we encourage anyone who's in the market for a new telly to seriously consider the deals listed on this page, because these sale prices won't be around for long. You can check out the best EOFY 2023 TV sales we've found so far below!
Want to score a great smartphone, laptop or other tech bargain? Take a look at our other EOFY 2023 sales roundups below.
Best EOFY TV deals
LG C2 65-inch OLED TV |
AU$3,990 AU$2,699 at Appliance Central (save AU$1,291)
As LG's best-in-class for 2022, the LG C2 is a gorgeous OLED TV with premium picture quality superior even to many other OLED competitors thanks to the peak brightness boost offer by LG's Evo technology included here. With generous gaming support features and impressive native audio also included, the LG C2 is the top premium TV on the market and lands a handy discount now that the LG C3 has arrived. With stock levels no longer expected to get an update, this is a great chance to secure yourself a sublime screen.
Savings also on offer for the LG C2 in other sizes:
AU$3,195 AU$2,080 (save AU$1,115)
AU$7,995 AU$5,380 (save AU$2,615)
AU$9,995 AU$6,845 (save AU$3,150)
TCL C835 65-inch Mini-LED TV |
AU$1,999 AU$1,390 at Appliance Central (save AU$609)
Already taking third spot in our list of best TVs thanks to its unrivalled value for money, that value gets even greater here thanks to this generous saving. More powerful than its TCL C-series siblings, the C835 delivers crisp picture quality with a dynamic colour range and contrast, impressive in-built audio at its price and a solid array of gaming friendly features led by its 144Hz variable refresh rate.
Savings also on offer for this excellent TV in other sizes:
AU$2,795 AU$1,899 (save AU$896)
Samsung 65-inch S95B OLED TV |
AU$4,495 AU$2,785 at The Good Guys (save AU$1,710)
Samsung's S95B OLED TV is a seriously powerful home screen option, even when it's been succeeded by the S95C. With exceptional OLED picture quality and wireless Dolby Atmos audio there's an awful lot to love, and PS5 owners especially will love the S95B's object tracking audio technology that mixes well with the PS5's 3D audio ambitions.
Discounts also available on the Samsung S95B in other sizes:
AU$2,999 AU$1,885 (save AU$1,114)
TCL 98-inch C735 QLED 4K Android TV |
AU$7,490 AU$5,995 at Appliance Central (save AU$1,495)
If you're still after a monster-sized telly but don't care about self-lighting pixels or fancy Mini LEDs, you could always save yourself a fat stack of cash by picking up this 98-inch 4K QLED TV from TCL for only AU$5,995. It sports a traditional local dimming system and runs on the Android TV platform. Please note, its TV stand's feet are all the way apart, so you'll need a fairly large surface if you don't plan to wall mount it.
Sony 55-inch A80K OLED |
AU$3,899 AU$2,295 at The Good Guys (save AU$1,604)
Sony once again proved it was able to compete with LG in the mid-range OLED TV stakes with the launch of the A80K (which replaced the already-excellent A80J) in 2022. With improvements made across the board to its processor and other proprietary screen technologies, the A80K delivers bright, detailed images, complete with inky deep blacks. It's also damn lovely to look at and its sound is up there with the very best. With the launch of the 2023 A80L series, the A80K is now on the end of some generous discounts.
Savings also on offer for this excellent TV in other sizes:
AU$4,999 AU$2,995 (save AU$2,004)
You can also pick up the 55-inch model from JB Hi-Fi and Sony Australia for the same AU$2,295 price.
LG CS 65-inch OLED TV |
AU$3,695 AU$2,495 at JB Hi-Fi (save AU$1,200)
The 2022 LG CS hasn't seen a successor in 2023 (so far, anyway) but still makes a compelling option to take pride of place in your front room. It takes many of the features from the award-winning C2 OLED – minus the brightness booster – making it an exceptional screen for all manner of audiences, including gamers. Find it here with a saving of over AU$1,000.
Discounts also available on the LG CS OLED in other sizes:
AU$5,795 AU$4,190 at Appliance Central (save AU$1,105)
Hisense U8HAU 75-inch ULED Mini-LED TV |
AU$2,690 AU$1,695 at Appliance Central (save AU$995)
Hisense is regularly a provider of budget-friendly big-screen TVs and the U8HAU is further testament to that. With Mini-LED backlighting and QLED Quantum Dot technology built in, its picture is delightfully bright with vibrant colours and dynamic contrast. Plus, its HDMI 2.1 support for 4K at 120Hz with VRR and ALLM also makes it an excellent option for gamers looking to upgrade without breaking the bank. Just note, specs and features for Hisense's U8H TV in Australia differ to other regions.
Savings can also be found on the U8HAU in other sizes:
AU$1,895 AU$1,135 (save AU$760)
AU$1,299 AU$855 (save AU$444)
Features to look for in EOFY 2023 sales
1. Screen technology
Perhaps the most important aspect to consider when purchasing a new television in 2023 is its display technology. TV manufacturers like to throw around numerous acronyms, including OLED, QLED, Mini LED and LED-LCD, and it's important to know the benefits and drawbacks of each.
OLED technology, or organic light-emitting diodes, employs self-lighting pixels that can be controlled individually. That means that individual pixels have the ability to lower in brightness or turn off completely to achieve complete blackness in dark scenes. Of course, due to their organic nature, OLED TVs have been known to suffer from burn-in on some occasions. That said, the technology is generally considered the current high-watermark in display technology.
LED-LCD, while an older technology that requires a physical backlight solution, continues to thrive in all other non-OLED televisions. The addition of actual backlights on LED panels means they're able to achieve much higher levels of brightness than OLED sets, however, they aren't able to achieve true blacks at a pixel-level.
Meanwhile, QLED, despite being at the forefront of TV technology, is actually just a tweaked version of LED-LCD tech that employs a quantum dot filter to bring increased colour volume and brightness to whatever you're watching. That means incredibly vibrant images all round.
2. Smart functionality (OS)
Modern televisions all run on smart TV platforms, and for the most part, the operating system you end up with will depend entirely on your chosen manufacturer.
Sony and TCL televisions favour the Google TV platform, which offers access to thousands of apps on the Google Play store. That means video games, video apps like VLC, ROM emulators... you name it.
LG has its own webOS platform which is built around remote pointer navigation, while Samsung's Smart Hub OS is based on Tizen and uses a pop-up menu that lets you cycle through options while your content plays in the background. Hisense also has its own smart TV platform in VIDAA U, which lets users cycle through a ribbon of apps and functions on their home screen. Though all three are quite fast, they are fairly limited in the apps department.
3. HDR10/Dolby Vision support
While resolution has been the key factor for many when it comes to watching content at the highest quality possible, HDR or high-dynamic-range is equally important.
HDR brings a wider colour gamut to your content, allowing for more intense and lifelike colours, as well as improved contrast and colour gradations.
Making matters somewhat confusing for consumers, there are competing HDR formats in HDR10+ and Dolby Vision, which both offer their own take on dynamic metadata that aims to adjust your colour and contrast on a scene-by-scene basis.
You can find out more about each HDR format below.
4. Next-gen features
If you're an avid gamer, it's a good idea to future-proof your television purchase by investing in a TV that offers the latest HDMI 2.1 features and a dedicated game mode.
HDMI 2.1 is the latest HDMI specification, and is required for those wanting to take full advantage of PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles. HDMI 2.1 allows your TV to display to reach refresh rates of up to 120Hz at 4K resolution, meaning ultra-smooth gameplay for games which support it.
In addition to enhanced refresh rates, HDMI 2.1 also brings eARC functionality, allowing your TV to output lossless high-end audio formats like Dolby Atmos and DTS:X to your soundbar or receiver. Without eARC, your audio will output in a compressed manner.