There's a huge market for TVs right now, including plenty of pricey models with premium features like 8K resolution and OLED panels. However, not everyone is looking to spend big money on the latest model or the biggest screen. A decent picture, user-friendly interface and reliable performance are often all you really need. There are a myriad of these cheaper TV models out there for a great price -- you just have to do a little digging to find them.
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 haven't tested all of these TVs ourselves, but based on their specs and what we know about these brands, we're comfortable recommending them at these prices. We'll continue to update this page as deals come and go, so check back often to make sure you're getting the best price available.
The Toshiba C350 is packed full of features, including AirPlay support, a hands-free Alexa voice remote and a low-latency gaming mode. It's equipped with a Regza Engine 4K for an impressive picture, as well as support for Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10 Plus. And with DTS Virtual: X technology, it should be capable of pushing out immersive audio.
And to sweeten the pot, you'll also get a free 3rd-gen Echo Dot smart speaker, a $40 value. There's no promo code needed -- just add the TV to your cart and the device will be automatically included.
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 55-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.
With Amazon's growing selection of smart devices and streaming sticks, it was only a matter of time before it started manufacturing its own smart TVs. The Omni series is the step-up model and comes with a microphone built directly into the TV for truly hands-free voice control, and boasts vivid 4K UHD resolution. The Amazon 4-Series, the step-down model, is also on sale right now, but doesn't come with the built-in microphone.
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 less than $200, this is the only TV on our list that doesn't support a 4K picture, though at this size that's hardly necessary. 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-inch TCL offers the same image quality of the 4-Series above, but with a much larger screen. It's the same stunning 4K 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.
This 50-inch TV delivers 4K resolution and HDR10, providing vivid colors and contrast for a rich image, along with Dolby Audio. The popular Roku platform is built right in and you can control your TV from your phone through the Roku app for iOS or Android for voice control, private listening via headphones or the ability to cast photos and videos from your phone.