While there are plenty of high-tech TVs out there with features including 8K resolution and AI upscaling, not everyone wants or needs the latest and greatest (and priciest) model. For plenty of people, having a decent picture, user-friendly interface and consistent performance is more than enough. Fortunately, there’s a huge market for these budget-friendly TVs at the moment, and with plenty of deals available, you’ll have no trouble finding a solid TV at a great value.
To help you get the absolute most bang for your buck, we’ve rounded up some of the best bargains available on some of these more affordable models below. We’ll continue to update this page as deals come and go, so be sure to check back often to make sure you’re getting the best price available.
At over $400 off, this is the biggest discount you’ll find on this list. The Toshiba M550 is packed full of features, including AirPlay support, built-in microphones for truly hands-free control and a low latency gaming mode. It’s equipped with a Regza Engine 4K for stunning UHD picture, as well as support for Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10 Plus. And with DTS Virtual: X technology, it also features powerful, immersive audio.
The TCL 4-series made its way onto our best TVs for 2022 list as our the best cheap TV out there at the moment. Even at full price, the TCL 4-Series is one of the best value TVs we’ve seen. For just under $300, this 50-inch TV boasts a 4K ultra high-def picture with HDR. Plus it comes with Roku built in, so you can access all of your favorite streaming apps right out of the box.
This 4K UHD Insignia might not have made it onto our list of the best TVs for this year, but it still boasts impressive specs that make it a highly competitive model and a solid deal. It runs Amazon’s Fire TV OS, so you can instantly access all your favorite streaming content, and it also supports Apple Airplay (though not Chromecast). It’s equipped with an HDMI eARC port so it’s easy to run the audio through a soundbar or surround sound system, and the Alexa voice remote allows for easy hands-free browsing.
Vizio’s V-Series made its way onto our best TVs list as a runner-up budget option because it comes with Chromecast and Apple AirPlay built in, which plenty of other smart TVs do not. These allow you to stream, or even mirror, content from your phone or computer. It also boasts 4K UHD picture, and an IQ active processor that enhances the quality of any non-4K content. We liked the picture quality of the TCL above more, but the convenience of this model is tough to beat.
The TCL 3-Series is featured on our best TVs under $500 list as our favorite ultracheap option. At just $200, this is the only TV on our list that doesn’t support a 4K picture. It does, however, come with Roku built in, so you can still stream all your favorite shows and movies. With 1080p resolution and three HDMI ports, this is a no-frills smart TV that gets you exactly what you pay for.
This 65″ TCL offers the same image quality of the 4-series above, but with a much larger screen. It’s the same stunning 4K UHD display with direct lit backlighting, but this one features a Google OS, rather than Roku. That means that it comes with Chromecast capabilities built-in, as well as voice control through the Google Assistant remote.