The world has almost completely moved on from 1080p. It's just not cool enough anymore for a TV. You need to upgrade to 4K, especially for any box that's the centerpiece of a room in your house. Of course, while you might be willing to splurge for a super big screen and crazy smart features for the living room, you probably aren't putting a $2,000 4K TV in every room of your home. This roundup is for all the less expensive 4K TVs. The ones that might not have OLED panels but will still look great with over eight million pixels. Many of these TVs will have a variety of features from things like local dimming for better image quality to built-in voice assistants or Chromecast. Few of them will have everything all at once, so you will want to decide what matters most to you.
What exactly constitutes a budget? That's pretty much up to you, isn't it? You can find 4K TVs for less than $300 if you're on an extreme budget, but you'll probably find yourself wishing for a little more in terms of size or features. The sweet spot on budget price is around $500 to $700. If you can spare that much, you'll definitely be able to find some great deals on feature-rich good-looking 4K TVs. We've got a little bit of both so you can decide for yourself.
These are the best 4K TV deals around that won't break the bank but still look good no matter what room of the house they are in.
Best 4K TV Deals under $500
You're not going to find a lot of large sizes in this category. We're generally talking about TVs under 50 inches. So you probably won't expect to use these TVs in your living room. However, they would be great in the bedroom or a kid's room or something like that. What you will find are some good smart platforms, especially things like the Fire TV platform. You'll also get multiple HDMI ports so you can enhance the TV and built-in speakers to save some more money that way.
Insignia 43-inch 4K Smart TV - Fire TV Edition | $40 off at Best Buy
Save $40 on this 43-inch 4K Smart TV Fire TV Edition by Insignia at Best Buy! With the Fire TV experience built in, you can access apps like Netflix, Disney+, and more. It's even Alexa voice-enabled.
VIZIO 50-inch V-Series LED 4K UHD SmartCast TV | $329.99 at Best Buy
This is one of the best TVs available for around $300. This LED smart 4K TV has DTS Virtual X for advanced virtual surround sound audio and Dolby Vision HDR to transform and enhance the images on its screen.
Toshiba 50-inch 4K UHD Smart TV - Fire TV Edition | $349.99 at Amazon
Toshiba's 50-inch 4K Fire TV Edition Smart TV is available at a $80 discount via Amazon currently. This LED TV features a 60Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision, and support for HDR10. There are three built-in HDMI inputs so you can connect a game console, Blu-ray player, soundbar, and other peripherals to help complete your home theater setup.
Hisense 50-inch LED 4K UHD Smart Android TV (A6G Series) | $30 off at Best Buy
This 50-inch Hisense 4K Smart TV is an Android TV with built-in Google Assistant, access to all the most popular streaming services and more. It features 60 Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision, support for HDR 10, and three HDMI ports.
Best 4K TV Deals Between $500 and $800
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.
Sony X750H 55-inch 4K 2020 TV | $30 off at Best Buy
Sony's TV includes a 4K processor so not only can you watch in 4K but you can get decent 4K upscaling for non-4K content. It also has Android TV, which you can use as a smart platform, and Google Assistant, so you can control the TV with your voice. Plus you can control the rest of your smart home, too. It supports HDR and has a Motion Rate of 240 Hz. You can also save on the larger models.
Insignia 65-inch LED 4K Smart TV - Fire TV Edition | $549.99 at Best Buy
This 65-inch Insignia smart TV is one of the largest Fire Edition TVs on the market, and also one of the most affordable models you'll find at this size anywhere. Today's deal saves you $80 off its usual cost.
Vizio 70-inch V-Series LED 4K UHD SmartCast TV | $50 off at Best Buy
Here's your chance to save $50 on this 70-inch 4K UHD SmartCast TV by Vizio. This TV features a V gaming engine with an IQ Active 4K HDR Processor and Dolby Vision HDR for enhanced picture quality. It even comes with a Voice Remote so you can voice control it and other compatible smart home devices.
Sony X800H 49-inch HDR 4K UHD Smart LED Android TV | $100 off at Best Buy
Save $100 on Sony's 49-inch X800H HDR 4K UHD Smart LED TV today at Best Buy. Along with Sony's Motionflow XR 240 technology that helps reduce blur, this TV supports HDR10, HLG, and Dolby Vision. It's also Bluetooth-enabled and compatible with Apple AirPlay, HomeKit, and Google Assistant.
What are you looking for in a 4K TV?
Most manufacturers don't even make anything less than 4K now, even in the budget TVs. So obviously 4K is a prerequisite, but what else do you need? If a smart platform is important to you, you should know some are better than others. Fire TV and Roku TV probably offer the best long-term smart features because these are based on platforms used in a multitude of devices and built by companies that need them to stay effective.
You shouldn't expect much in the way of advanced image quality when it comes to budget TVs. HDR support will be very limited because the panels used to build these TVs can't really get very bright, and if you can't reach at least 400 nits of brightness then the difference HDR will make is negligible. Other features like local dimming zones and sometimes even viewing angles will be rather limited, too. That doesn't mean you can't get a decent picture, though! Look for things like IPS panels and QLED technology that help keep your TV looking great even on a budget.
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