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Retailers are offering plenty of cheap TV deals now that the new year is here. So we're rounding up today's best TV deals, which can save you from $50 to $500 off your dream TV. 

Some of our favorite TV deals right now come from Amazon and Best Buy. Amazon, for instance, has smart TVs on sale from $99. If you're looking for a premium TV, Best Buy is taking up to $900 off LG, Vizio, and Sony OLED TVs. The sale includes deals on some of our favorite OLEDs of 2020.

To help you find the best TV deals, we're rounding up today's top discounts from all of your favorite retailers including Best Buy, Amazon, Dell, and more. From budget 4K TVs to the best TVs of 2020, here are the best cheap TV deals today.  

Best TV deals right now

32-49 inch TVs

The best 32- to 49-inch TV deals

Don't have the space for a mammoth-sized TV? Perfect for a dorm room, studio, or spare bedroom — these affordable sub-49-inch sets should fit in the smallest of rooms. 

Hisense 32" Smart TV: was $149 now $119 @ Best Buy
If you're looking for a compact smart TV, you'll be hard pressed to beat this Hisense. The Android TV has built-in Google Assistant plus the TV's voice remote means you can control certain features via voice. It has 2 HDMI inputs and support for Amazon Alexa.View Deal

Toshiba 32" Fire TV: was $179 now $129 @ Amazon
Amazon is knocking the price of its 32-inch Fire TV down to $129. It has built-in Fire TV access, which means you've got support for Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu and, of course, Prime Video. It also comes with a voice remote, so you can control certain functions of your TV with the sound of your voice. View Deal

TCL 40" Roku Smart TV: was $299 now $219 @ Amazon
Don't need a 4K TV? Amazon has the TCL 40-inch Roku Smart TV on sale for $219. This TV deal is cheap enough that it won't break the bank. We also like that it features Roku's platform — our favorite OS for streaming. View Deal

Toshiba 43" 4K Fire TV: was $329 now $259 @ Best Buy
The Toshiba 43-inch 4K Fire TV packs modern day features inside a small, space-saving TV. Meanwhile, its voice remote with Alexa lets you use your voice to watch live TV, switch inputs, and even control other smart home devices. This is a solid TV deal for shoppers on a tight budget who want 4K resolution.View Deal

Amazon Fire TV w/ 1 year Food Network Kitchen @ Best Buy
Here's a deal for all you foodies out there. When you purchase a Fire TV, Fire tablet, or Fire TV Edition TV at Best Buy — you'll get a 1-year subscription to Food Network Kitchen ($39 value) for free. Food Network Kitchen is a subscription service that lets you take live and on-demand cooking classes with your favorite Food Network chefs. This TV deal is valid through April 2021. View Deal

50-59 inch TVs

The best 50- to 59-inch TV deals

55-inch is the new 42-inch, so it's no surprise that the majority of TV deals we see are for TVs in this size range. Whereas a 55-inch 4K set used to cost over $1,000 a few years ago, these days you can get a solid 55-inch 4K set for less than $500. 

Vizio 55" 4K Quantum TV: was $498 now $398 @ Walmart
The Vizio M556 is one of the least-expensive QLED TVs we've seen. This 4K TV is designed for gamers thanks to its IQ Active processor, which offers fast response times, low lag, and smooth action scenes. It also has built-in Chromecast, support for both Alexa and Google Assistant, and HDR10/HLG support. It's one of the best TV deals you can get right now. (The cheaper 50-inch MQ6 has since sold out).View Deal

Insignia 50" 4K Fire TV: was $349 now $299 @ Amazon
The HDR compatible Insignia Fire TV is one of the best cheap TV deals if you're looking for a 50-inch screen. In addition to its 4K screen and support for hundreds of popular apps, it also features a voice remote with built-in Alexa support. View Deal

Hisense 55" 4K Android TV: was $399 now $319 @ Best Buy
This 55-inch Hisense TV offers 4K resolution, Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, and DTS Virtual: X audio for surround sound right out of the box. Plus, you get easy access to all of your favorite streaming services via Android TV. It's one of the best cheap TV deals you'll find right now. View Deal

Samsung 55" Q60T 4K TV: was $749 now $697 @ Amazon
The Samsung Q60T is one of the least-expensive Samsung TV deals you'll find. The budget friendly QLED TV delivers rich color and sharp details along with support for Alexa, Bixby, and Google Assistant. You also get HDR10+/HLG support and Dolby Audio support. View Deal

Samsung 55" 4K TV w/ Soundbar: was $949 now $845 @ Amazon
If you're looking for a completely new setup, you'll want to check out these cheap TV deals at Amazon. They're offering a variety of bundles that include a Samsung TV with a Samsung soundbar. The cheapest bundle (pictured) includes the Samsung 55-inch 4K TV with a Samsung Soundbar w/ Alexa for $845. You can shop other bundles here.View Deal

Samsung 55" Q70T 4K TV: was $999 now $899 @ Best Buy
In our review, we found the Q70T delivers a sharp picture with vivid colors. It uses a dual LED backlight instead of the full array LED backlights found in pricier models. Nevertheless, it delivered an overall solid picture and we found it fast enough for gaming. It supports HDR10+ and HLG content, Alexa/Google Assistant, and features Samsung's Tizen OS. It's now $100 off.View Deal

LG 55" CX OLED 4K TV: was $1,699 now $1,499 @ Best Buy
The LG CX OLED TV is the best TV we've ever tested. It features Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, Dolby Atmos audio, Nvidia G-Sync compatibility, and both Google Assistant/Amazon Alexa support. But it's the TV's performance which won us over with its excellent picture quality and potent audio. View Deal

Samsung 55" Q90T 4K TV: was $1,699 now $1,597 @ Amazon
The Q90T is our favorite Samsung TV of 2020. It's the best QLED TV in Samsung's lineup and a valid alternative to OLED TVs. Packed with 400+ dimming zones and an arsenal of processing smarts — this is the Samsung TV to beat. B&H offers the same price.View Deal

Samsung QLED TV Sale: up to $1,500 off @ Dell
Samsung's QLED TVs are renown for their rich colors, solid picture quality, and sky-high prices. That is until now. Dell is slashing up to $1,500 off Samsung's 2020 QLEDs with sales pricing that starts at $527. It's one of the best deals out there for fans of premium TVs. View Deal

60-85 inch TVs

The best 60- to 86-inch TV deals

If you have the room (and budget) for a giant TV, there are dozens of options to choose from. Here are our favorite cheap TV deals of the moment. 

Westinghouse 65" 4K Roku TV: was $599 now $399 @ Best Buy
This 65-inch Westinghouse 4K set runs on the Roku platform, which means you get access to thousands of streaming services and apps like Netflix, Apple TV Plus, Sling TV, Peacock, and more. It's compatible with Alexa/Google Assistant, offers HDR10 support, and features three HDMI ports. It's now $200 off. View Deal

Sceptre 65" 4K TV: was $429 now $379 @ Walmart
It may be a no-frills TV, but this 65-inch Sceptre offers 4K resolution, HDR support, and four HDMI ports. Keep in mind that there's no built-in WiFi, so you'll need to BYO streaming device. However, if you don't want a smart TV, this TV deal is as cheap as they get. View Deal

Insignia 70" 4K Fire TV: was $649 now $549 @ Amazon
This 70-inch Insignia Fire TV is one of the biggest Fire TVs you can buy. Currently $100 off, it's also one of the best cheap TV deals of the moment. It features HDR10/HLG support, a voice remote with Alexa, and three HDMI ports. Best Buy offers the same price and bundles 3 free months of Apple TV Plus.View Deal

Vizio 70" 4K TV: was $659 now $599 @ Best Buy
The Vizio V-Series offers a variety of features at an affordable price. You get HDR10/HLG support, built-in Chromecast, Vizio's V-Gaming Engine for console gaming, Siri/Google/Alexa support, and 120Hz refresh rate. This cheap TV deal is now on sale for $599.99. View Deal

Sony 65" 4K Android TV: was $999 now $898 @ Amazon
The X800H is part of Sony's 2020 line of TVs. It features Alexa/Google Assistant compatibility, Dolby Vision/HDR support, AirPlay 2 support, and a built-in gaming mode. The 65-inch model is $100 off.View Deal

Vizio 65" OLED 4K TV: was $1,999 now $1,799 @ Best Buy
Best Buy has the Vizio 65-inch OLED 4K TV on sale for $1,799. It's a cool $200 off, and a pretty good price point for an OLED TV of this size. This 65-inch 4K OLED TV packs Vizio's new IQ Ultra CPU and the company's new ProGaming Engine, which is designed for Xbox and PS4 gameplay. It supports Dolby Vision HDR, DTS Virtual X, Vizio SmartCast, and a host of digital assistants for hands-free control of your TV.View Deal

Samsung 75" 4K TV: was $1,197 now $1,097 @ Amazon
Amazon has the Samsung 75-inch TU8000 Series 4K TV on sale for $1,097. It features 4K resolution, HDR10+ support, two HDMI ports, and Samsung's Tizen smart operating system. It also supports Apple AirPlay 2 and works with Google Assistant and Alexa. It's $100 off its regular price. View Deal

TCL 65" 8 Series 4K QLED TV: was $1,999 now $1,124 @ Best Buy
Out of all the TV deals listed on this page — this is the one of the best. The TCL 8-Series is TCL's first high-end TV. It has awesome picture quality, HDR10 and Dolby Vision support, Dolby Atmos, and Roku smart functionality. Add it to your cart and its price drops to $1,124.99. That's one of the best cheap TV deals you'll find.View Deal

TCL 75" QLED Roku TV: was $2,199 now $1,899 @ Best Buy
Best Buy has the 75-inch TCL 8-Series QLED TV on sale for $1,899. That's $300 off and one of the lowest prices we've seen for this excellent TV. It has awesome picture quality, HDR10/Dolby Vision support, Dolby Atmos, and Roku smart functionality.View Deal

LG 77" CX 4K OLED TV: was $3,999 now $3,499 @ Best Buy
You can also get LG's best OLED TV in the larger 77-inch screen size. With all of the smart features and even more stunning real estate for the gorgeous OLED screen, the 77-inch LG CX OLED is selling for $500 off at Best Buy.View Deal

LG 86" 85 Series 4K TV: was $2,299 now $1,896 @ Newegg
Get this positively giant TV at a steal! The LG 86UN8570 86-inch 85 Series 4K Smart UHD TV combines LG's webOS smart TV platform with a huge 4K IPS panel, 120Hz refresh rate, and full support for premium features, like Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos sound.View Deal

TV buying guide 2021

  • Don't buy a TV with less than 4K resolution. 4K is the standard these days, so unless you see a very cheap 720p or 1080p set, try to stick with 4K.
  • Likewise, don't buy a TV without "smart" capabilities. This makes it easy to stream content from apps like Roku, Hulu, and Prime Video. If you don't like the idea of owning a smart TV, you can always leave it disconnected from your network (which essentially strips all of its smart features). 
  • Look for HDR compatible sets. They offer more realistic colors and better contrast. There are 5 HDR formats, but the main ones you want are HDR10, HDR10+, HLG, and Dolby Vision. 
  • Avoid paying for extended warranties. New TVs include a 1-year warranty and your credit card company usually provides additional protection. 
  • Stay away from refurbished TVs (unless the savings are massive). The problem with refurbished TVs is that if your TV has more dents and scratches than you anticipated, return shipping is usually on you, and shipping a large TV can get expensive very quickly. 
  • Check out our full list of TV buying tips.

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Best cheap TVs

The best cheap TVs: 4K and 1080p

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1. Vizio V-Series 50-inch (V505-G9)

Great savings for a decent 4K smart TV

Screen Size: 50 inches | HDMI Ports: 3 | Refresh rate: 60Hz | HDR Support: HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision | Dimensions (without stand): 44.1 x 25.6 x 2.4 inches

Decent picture quality
Better-than-average HDR support
Built-in Google Chromecast
Basic port selection
Middling HDR performance
Quiet audio

The Vizio 50-inch V-Series (V505-G9) manages to be a pretty great smart TV for its low price, delivering good color and decent HDR support, with capable built-in audio. It's also a full-featured smart TV, with Vizio's SmartCast software, which includes apps, free content, built-in Chromecast and compatibility with Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers.

The LCD panel offers a full-array LED backlight and support for HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision HDR formats, along with solid picture quality. Color reproduction was a little disappointing at 96.7 percent, but color accuracy was among the best in this price range, with a DeltaE rating of 2.2. (0 is perfect on this test.)

We just wish the V505-G9 had the voice search we've seen on other smart TVs. 

Read our full Vizio V-Series 50-inch (V505-G9) review.
 

Insignia 43-inch 4K Fire TV Edition

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2. Insignia 43-inch 4K Fire TV Edition

The best Amazon-powered smart TV

Screen Size: 43 inches | HDMI Ports: 3 | Refresh rate: 60Hz | HDR Support: HDR10 | Dimensions (without stand): 38.2 x 22.5 x 3.2 inches

Affordable 4K smart TV
HDR support
Alexa voice assistant built in
No far-field mics for Alexa
Annoying ads

Just when we were about to write off all Amazon-powered TVs, the Insignia 43-inch 4K Fire TV Edition came along and forced us to rethink things. With strong picture quality and sound, and built-in Alexa voice support, it's the best Fire Edition TV we've seen, and the first Amazon TV to get our recommendation.

When we tested it in the lab, the Insignia Fire Edition TV easily surpassed other Amazon-infused smart TVs, in both performance and features. With a color accuracy rating of 3.9, it's far from perfect, but it's the most accurate Amazon TV we've seen. The set's color gamut of 99.4 percent easily topped other Fire Edition models we've seen, making it not only the best Amazon TV, but also a strong performer compared to other sets in the sub-$500 price range.

Combine all of this with a fairly sleek-looking design, one of the best Alexa skills to date and decent audio, and the Insignia 43-inch 4K Fire TV Edition is the only Amazon-powered smart TV we recommend.

Read our full Insignia 43-inch 4K Fire TV Edition review.
 

Vizio 55-inch D-Series

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3. Vizio 55-inch D-Series (D55x-G1)

A smart 4K TV that puts price first

Screen Size: 55 inches | HDMI Ports: 3 | Refresh rate: 60Hz | HDR Support: HDR10, HLG | Dimensions (without stand): 48.9 x 28.4 x 3.4 inches

Super affordable price
SmartCast includes built-in Chromecast and free content
HDR support, including Dolby Vision
Less impressive HDR performance
Mild speaker buzz at high volumes

The Vizio D-Series is among the most affordable you'll find for 4K resolution and smart TV functions, but Vizio manages to offer a lot of capability with its SmartCast platform. You'll have a wealth of free content options right out of the box, and a built-in Google Chromecast makes sharing apps and content from your phone dead simple. With support for both HDR10 and Dolby Vision, you'll get the same performance for pretty much any HDR content you have.

We were disappointed to see that while the display offered vibrant brights and decent black levels, the midtones and shadowed details that make HDR so impressive are not as well represented, but it's not out of line with other inexpensive TVs. We also noticed a bit of a buzz when the speakers were dialed up past 50 percent, caused by reverberation in the TV's plastic housing.

The set offers middling brightness (227 nits) and a slightly more limited color gamut (98.5 percent) than we'd like, but color accuracy was decent (DeltaE rating of 3.4) and overall performance was perfectly enjoyable without any of its flaws being distractions during normal viewing.

Samsung NU6900 65-inch 4K smart TV

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4. Samsung 65-inch NU6900 4K Smart TV

A 65-inch smart TV bargain

Screen Size: 65 inches | HDMI Ports: 2 | Refresh rate: 60Hz | HDR Support: HDR10, HLG, HDR10+ | Dimensions (without stand): 57.4 x 33 x 2.4 inches

Attractive design
Great contrast and decent black levels
Decent smart TV experience
Only two HDMI ports
Limited color gamut leaves picture looking dull
No voice interaction

The Samsung 65-inch LED NU6900  has most of the features you would get from the best smart TVs, at an attractive price that's under $500. That's a steal for a 65-inch 4K set, and while the LCD TV may not offer Samsung's quantum-dot QLED display, everything on offer is poised to match whatever entry-level TV you might find on the market. Check out how to connect your Samsung smart TV to Alexa, if you wish.

For that affordable price you can get 4K resolution, HDR support and Samsung's excellent smart TV platform, at one of the best size-to-price ratios around. We're not so hot on the limited port selection or the lack of some more premium smart features, but the NU6900 is still a great option for anyone who wants to get a solid 4K smart TV without spending a lot. The attractive design, strong contrast and a decent smart TV experience make it a great set for the price.

Toshiba 55-Inch 4K Fire TV Edition

Toshiba 55-Inch 4K Fire TV Edition (Image credit: Toshiba)

5. Toshiba 55-Inch 4K Fire TV Edition

The most affordable TV with Amazon Alexa inside

Screen size: 55 inches | HDMI ports: 3 | Refresh rate: 60 Hz | HDR Support: HDR10 | Dimensions (without stand): 28.7 x 49.1 x 3.7 inches

Amazon's Fire TV OS is easy to navigate
Built-in Alexa
HDR support
Aggressive advertising
Confusing app store
Mediocre picture and sound

The Toshiba 55-inch 4K Fire TV Edition (55LF621U19) is Amazon's second crack at selling its own smart TVs, which have one big selling point: Amazon’s Prime Video and Alexa voice controls are baked right in. In addition to Prime Video’s extensive catalogue of movies and shows, you’ve got one of the best voice assistants on the market as close as your remote. And it’s not some half-measure – the Alexa on your TV can do everything Alexa can do on the Amazon Echo, with skills for smart home control, looking up weather and restaurants and much more. All of this is built into the 55-inch Toshiba 4K TV, which sells for an affordable sub-$500 price.

The switch from last year’s Westinghouse models to Toshiba bring all sorts of improvements, like improved display quality, HDR support and a more refined user experience, but it’s held back by mediocre picture quality and middling audio. Edge-lit backlighting and limited HDR support just drive home the most frustrating thing about most of Amazon’s TV’s – no matter how good Amazon’s Fire TV is as a smart TV platform, the TV also has to stand  on its own merits.

In our tests, the Toshiba Fire TV had problems with unwanted haloing, due to the backlighting, but did well with detail and clarity. Color accuracy wasn’t fantastic, with a Delta-E rating of 5.05 (closer to 0 is better), and there were frequent issues with banding when smooth color gradients should be seen. Brightness isn’t bad for a budget-friendly TV, measuring 358 nits, but it’s not fantastic.

Read our full Toshiba 55-Inch 4K Fire TV Edition review.
 

Onn 50-inch 4K Roku Smart TV review

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6. Onn 50-inch 4K Roku Smart TV

A 4K bargain just for Walmart shoppers

Screen Size: 50 inches | HDMI Ports: 3 | Refresh rate: 60Hz | HDR Support: HDR10, HLG | Dimensions (without stand): 44.2 x 25.5 x 2.4 inches

Affordable smart TV
Slim, lightweight design
Roku interface and remote
Mediocre performance
Doesn’t get very loud

Walmart shoppers will want to pay attention to the Onn 50-inch 4K Roku TV, one of the least expensive 4K smart TVs on the market. Packed with Roku’s user-friendly smart TV platform on a large screen for a ridiculously low price, it's a great basic model for those on a shoe-string budget. It's especially attractive if you're looking for an affordable way to upgrade from a 1080p set or want to make the move from a dumb TV to a smart TV, complete with Roku's rich assortment of apps and services.

But if picture or audio performance matters to you, you might be better off spending a bit more for a different TV. The picture quality had noticeable issues with brightness, contrast and color reproduction, and we were disappointed by the set's weak speakers. Even among the most affordable TVs, there are models that offer better bang for the buck.

Read our full Onn 50-inch 4K Roku Smart TV review.

Vizio D24f-F1

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7. Vizio 24-inch D-Series (D24f-F1)

Full-featured TV for 1080p gaming

Screen size: 24 inches | Resolution: 1080p | HDMI Ports: 2 | Refresh Rate: 60 Hz | Dimensions: 22.15 x 13.21 x 2.36 inches | Smart TV: Yes

Great for compact spaces
Short lag times (24 milliseconds)
Only 2 HDMI ports

The Vizio 24-inch D-Series (D24f-F1) is small enough to perch on a desk or a coffee table, making it a great choice for a kitchen counter, a cramped apartment or a small dorm room. The TV offers full HD resolution, with pretty great performance given the price. And even though the TV is small, Vizio doesn't scrimp on the smarts, giving the D-Series the same full-featured version of its SmartCast platform that you'd see on it's larger, more premium sets.

It's also a good set for gaming, with respectably short lag times (24 milliseconds), and a pair of HDMI ports that let you connect a game console alongside a cable or satellite box.

Read our full Vizio 24-inch D-Series (D24f-F1) review.

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8. TCL 3 Series 32-inch 32S327

A small and cheap Roku TV

Screen size: 32 inches | Resolution: 1080p | HDMI Ports: 3 | Refresh Rate: 120 Hz | Dimensions: 28.8 x 17.1 x 3.0 inches | Smart TV: Yes

Good for gaming
Alexa and Google voice control
Mediocre performance

The TCL 3 Series 32-inch 32S327 Roku TV is a small set that's soft on your wallet. For $170, and often less, it offers both full Roku access and a smart home device that cooperates with your Alexa or Google Assistant ecosystems. While the set doesn’t have a microphone for fielding queries, you could say “Hey Alexa, show me rom-coms” near one of the best Alexa speakers and receive a selection of movies across Roku channels. 

Though the 325327's performance is far from premium, the 1920 x 1080p resolution satisfies for the screen's size. And it's even better than the Vizio D-series for gaming, with a lag time of 12.3 milliseconds.

Read our full TCL 3 Series 32-inch Roku TV (32S327) review.

  • Bsquared
    Did no 70 or 75 inch 4K UHD/HDR type TV's/Displays meet your standards this year? Would love to hear your take on those sizes.
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