If you’re reading this, you’re here because you just want to save the absolute most you can on your new TV. And who can blame you? TVs are expensive, and the price can grow exponentially the more you want out of it. Well, you’ve come to the right place. Find the best possible TV to fit your budget, but more than that this roundup will feature TVs that still manage to pack in loads of features. A cheap TV doesn’t have to mean bad TV either. You’d be surprised what all you can get even when you don’t want to splurge on the more advanced sets. In general, the larger the TV the more expensive it gets so we’ve separated this roundup into different sizes to help you navigate the best cheap options around.
Best Budget TV Deals Available Now
- Best Cheap TV Deals under 50″: Prices as low as $110
- Best Cheap TV Deals over 50″: Prices down to $300
- More Info: What to look for
TCL R625 55-inch 4K Roku TV
A little more expensive than your average cheap TV, but TCL has plenty of options for less than this. The mix of 4K resolutions, good image quality, and the Roku smart platform makes this one of the best values you can get in a cheap TV. If you don’t want to go for the R625, check out some of TCL’s other options like the S425 down to $300 at Target.
$579.99 on Amazon
What can you expect from a cheap TV? What should you look for? Well, first off there are a lot of ways you don’t have to compromise. For example, you shouldn’t settle for less than 4K resolution. At this point in the TV world, 4K is the default. You can find cheap 4K TVs for less than $250 in some cases. In the same vein, try and find HDR capable sets. Now, real HDR won’t truly impact your image quality unless your TV can reach a peak brightness of 400 nits or more. However, just having the technology means you have a set that values image quality and color.
You also should look for smart functions. A smart platform like a Roku TV, webOS on LG, or Amazon’s Fire TV opens up a lot of ways to use your TV. A built-in Chromecast means you can use your mobile device to stream your favorite shows. The ease of use cannot be understatated, and like 4K this is the sort of feature that has become standard for many TVs even if some are better at it than others.
Best Cheap TV Deals under 50″
The cheaper you go, the less likely you are to find some of those essential features like 4K. That’s okay though because even the non-4K TVs still manage to cram as much as they can in there. For example, Amazon’s Fire TVs can get as low as $110 but still come with smart features, including a remote that lets you control the TV with your voice.
Amazon Fire TVs as low as $110
Your options vary from 720p resolutions to 4K. Some have Alexa built in already and some come with a voice remote you can use to control them. The sizes go up to 50 inches, too, so even though these are super inexpensive they are still large enough for most rooms of the house.
As low as $110 at Amazon
TCL 32-inch S325 720p Roku TV (2019)
Gain access to one of the best and most regularly updated TV smart platforms in the Roku TV. It’s also compatible with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice and smart home control. Has 720p resolutions, three HDMI ports, and a USB that’s compatible with a wide range of file formats for playing media that way.
$127.88 at Amazon
Toshiba 43-inch 4K Fire TV | $70 off at Best Buy
The Fire TV Edition means you get full access to Amazon’s smart platform with easy access to popular apps like Netflix, Prime Video, & others. Pair it with an Echo Dot for voice commands. It also comes with a remote that can access Amazon Alexa.
$259.99 at Best Buy
Samsung 43-inch 4K HDR Smart TV | $20 off at Best Buy
The ultrafast Crystal Processor transforms everything into 4K, including lower resolutions through upscaling. The ultra-thin bezel gives it a clean design, and the TV can automatically adjust to the media you’re watching or game you’re playing for the best settings. Supports HDR and has a smart platform powered by Tizen.
$279.99 at Best Buy
LG 49-inch UM6900PUA 4K HDR TV | $20 off at Best Buy
The LG TV includes Apple HomeKit and Siri for smart control. It has 4K resolutions and support for HDR. You’ll also get the webOS smart platform, a quad-core processor for improved images and motion blur, and True Color accuracy.
$299.99 at Best Buy
Vizio 50-inch V Series | $20 off at Target
The V Series is Vizio’s budget lineup and several versions are on sale right now. And they are at extremely affordable prices regardless. Has a built-in Chromecast and works with Apple AirPlay so you can stream your favorite content from your mobile device. Works with Siri, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant for voice control.
$299.99 at Target
Best Cheap TV Deals over 50″
TVs in this range are really pretty good. This is right around the price the average person wants to spend on a TV, and manufacturers tend to put a lot of great less expensive features in these sets. You can expect to find upgrades to image quality with things like HDR support. You’ll also get features like Dolby Atmos, more robust smart platforms, Chromecast, and maybe even Apple HomeKit support.
TCL 55-inch 4K Roku TV | $300 in-store at Target
Roku TV is one of the best smart platforms available, and it’s one you can count on to always be as up-to-date as possible with the latest streaming content and newest apps. Plus, TCL makes some decent sets with HDR support, an Auto Game Mode, and plenty of connection options. Has Google Assistant compatibility for voice control.
$299.99 in store at Target
Samsung 55-inch 4K Smart TV | $380 at Best Buy
This is Samsung’s entry-level series, the NU6900. If price is the most important part of the TV to you, you can get a decently large screen for relatively low price. Even the 65-inch is only $500. And you still have that 4K pixel resolution along with Samsung’s smart platform.
$379.99 at Best Buy
Vizio M-Series Quantum 55-inch 4K Smart TV | $100 off at Target
This TV is normally $550. It’s just temporarily down to $450, so you should grab it while you can. That’s a decent discount. The M-Series Quantum includes HDR support, voice assistants, and it works with Amazon, Google, and Apple.
$449.99 at Target
Hisense 55-inch H8 Quantum Series Android Smart TV | $100 off at Amazon
Includes Android TV for easy and quick access to apps and entertainment. Has full array 90 local dimming zones and 700 nits of brightness for superior HDR content and image quality. Has a voice-enabled remote and can connect to an Amazon Alexa device.
$499.99 at Amazon
TCL R625 55-inch 4K Roku TV
One of TCL’s best TVs in terms of image quality. It includes the Roku TV smart platform, which is one of the best around as well. We often call TCL’s Roku series the best “bang for your buck,” so if price is your concern you can’t go wrong springing for this one.
$579.99 on Amazon
LG UM6970PUA 2019 4K Smart TV
This TV uses LG’s ThinQ AI to both personalize your entertainment and control your smart home. The TV works with Apple HomeKit and Apple AirPlay 2. The webOS platform gives you easy access to streaming apps. It also has HDR support and two 10W speakers built in.
$649.99 at Best Buy
Samsung 65-inch Curved 4K HDR smart TV | $698 at Amazon
There aren’t a lot of curved TVs anymore, so if you want one this is one of the best bets on a budget. It has 4K resolutions, HDR support, Samsung’s Smart TV platform, and compatibility with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
$698 at Amazon
What are you looking for in a cheap TV?
Obviously, you’re looking at the price. That’s the first thing you need to decide. How much money do you want to spend? But after that, think about what else you want from your TV, too. Where is it going to go? Is this a set for a kids room or a bedroom? How many features do you want? Does it need 4K? Should it focus on refresh rate because you want to use it for gaming? And what about a smart platform? If you’re using your own media streaming device like a Roku streaming stick, you might not care too much about the TV’s built-in platform. But even an inexpensive streaming device can support 4K content, so that might make resolution a higher priority for you.
When it comes to looking for good cheap TVs, you’ll want to stick to the major retailers. Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and the other big names are really where you want to look because these are the places that just happen to have the lowest possible prices on big ticket items like TVs. Plus, keep an eye out for big sales. Obviously Amazon Prime Day hasn’t manifested itself this July like it usually does, but we know it’s coming up in October. This will be a great time to find good TV prices. Or you could even hold out until Black Friday to see if the prices get even better.
When else should you be looking for low TV prices? Most TV manufacturers announce new lineups around the beginning of the year, using tech shows like CES in January to show off the new lineups. The new models then get released a couple months later around March or so. Things have been a little messy in 2020, but next year this will most likely be back on schedule. So that’s the time you want to look for TV deals outside of the big shopping events mentioned above because new models mean the old models get heavily discounted.