Best Buy has just dropped the 75-inch Toshiba M550 Series 4K Fire TV Smart TV down to just $599.99. That is the new lowest price that this TV has ever been, beating out its previous all-time low price by $100. This is one of the best Fire TV Smart TV models on the market, thanks to a laundry list of features like full array local dimming, a 120 Hz screen, hands-free voice control, Dolby Vision, and more. If you’re looking for a killer deal on a massive Fire TV television, this is the one to snag. However, the 65-inch and 55-inch models are also on sale at great prices.
The Toshiba M550 Series Fire TVs were released last year as the first Fire TVs with full array local dimming, thanks to its 48 zone backlight. Since then the Hisense Fire TV and Amazon Omni QLED Fire TV have since also been released with the premium backlight technology, but this Toshiba TV remains the only Fire TV with a 120 Hz panel, since all other Fire TVs cap out at 60 Hz. However, be aware that the 120 Hz refresh rate is only possible on the Fire TV interface, so you’re not going to be doing 120 Hz gaming through an Xbox or PlayStation with this TV.
Toshiba M550 TVs are also the only TVs outside of Amazon’s own Omni Series to feature a microphone array for hands-free control, as you get with a Fire TV Cube. However, if you’re not keen on the idea of your TV listening to you, there is a mute switch on the bottom that physically cuts off power to the microphones. Of course, being Toshiba’s flagship Fire TV model, this TV supports the usual assortment of video capabilities like Dolby Vision, HDR10+, HDR10, HLG, as well as AV1 video decoding. Around the back are 4 HDMI ports with eARC, optical audio out, a 3.5 headphone jack, composite video in, Ethernet, and a USB port. Connectivity includes 802.11ac WiFi 5, Bluetooth, Apple Airplay, and Miracast.
Just about the only thing this TV doesn’t have that is found on a few Fire TV Smart TV models is a QLED panel, however, a reader that owns both this TV and the QLED Hisense recently commented that he prefers the picture on the Toshiba M550, so maybe QLED isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Regardless, the Hisense maxes out at 58-inches, so the Toshiba M550 at 75-inches is the one to get in my opinion.
If the 75-inch Toshiba M550 for $599.99 is too much TV for you, the 65-inch model is also on sale for $429.99, which is $70 lower than it has ever been in the past. Lastly, the 55-inch version is on sale for $349.99, which matches its lowest historical price. To sweeten the deal a bit more, Best Buy is including an Echo Show 5 for free with the purchase of any Toshiba M550 Fire TV, so don’t forget to add the Echo Show 5 to your cart before checking out.