If you’re in the market for a big screen TV, there have been waves of great deals rolling in over the past few weeks to satisfy your buying urges. Today, we’ve got another smoking deal, this time on a 55-inch Smart TV from Sharp.
In this case, we’re talking about the Sharp LC-55LBU591U, which is a 55-inch 4K HDR TV for those that are looking for more budget-minded entry. More importantly, this is a Roku TV, which means has a built-in Roku Smart TV interface giving you easy access to multiple streaming platforms including Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube, YouTube TV, HBO Go and numerous others. You’ll also have access to Roku’s own streaming channel with its premium content.
As for the TV itself, it features a LED-backlit 60Hz panel, a response time of 6.5ms and a contrast ratio of 4500:1. Viewing angles are listed at 178 degrees horizonal and vertical, and there are 3 HDMI (HDCP 2.2) ports. Other features include dual 10-watt speakers and support for DTS Studio Sound. If you’d like to wall-mount the 38-pound TV, there are 200x200 VESA mounting points on the back. Given that this is a Smart TV, there’s 802.11ac Wi-Fi onboard as well.
Since this is a modern Roku TV – which gets access to Roku’scontinual UI and feature updates – you also have access to full Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa integration. For example, if you have a Google Home or an Amazon Echo Dot, you can call upon their respective voice assistants to do things like turn on/off the television, open apps, change volume/channels and switch inputs. If you prefer, however, you can also use the included the Roku remote or control the TV with the Roku smartphone app.
The Sharp 55-inch Roku TV is currently available at Best Buy for $299.99 with free shipping, which represents a $150 discount off its regular price. If you don’t mind taking your chances with an open-box model, Best Buy is offering that up at an even lower price of $281.99 (excellent condition) if you purchase in-store.