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Best cheap TV deals in October 2020

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We're seeing some incredible cheap TV deals right now. In fact, some of the best cheap TV deals we're seeing now are $50 to $100 cheaper than deals we saw over the summer. Some TV deals are even beating sales we just saw on Prime Day. And the good news is they're only going to get better. 

One of our favorite TV deals comes courtesy of Best Buy. The retailer has multiple cheap TVs on sale with prices starting as low as $69. For reference, their cheapest TV deals usually start at $99 during major holidays. We're also seeing massive price drops on premium TVs. For instance, Amazon is taking up to $503 off every LG CX Series 4K OLED TV. The LG CX series is our top TV pick for 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

TV deals and Black Friday

Black Friday is hands down the best time of year for TV deals. In fact, the majority of Black Friday deals and ads have multiple TVs on sale. So what can we look forward to in the days to come. First, the TV deals will arrive early. Best Buy and Walmart have already given preview deals and we expect this trend to continue through October. As far as prices, TV deals dropped as low as $79 during Prime Day, so we suspect they'll hit that same price point again on Black Friday. And although we didn't see that magical $999 OLED TV deal, we predict Black Friday will slash premium TV prices to levels we've never seen before. 

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. 

Insignia 19" 720p TV: was $79 now $69 @ Best Buy
If you're looking for a cheap TV deal, you'll be hard pressed to find something less expensive than this Insignia TV. Perfect for the basement, small spaces, or a kid's room, the 19-inch TV sports 720p resolution and two HDMI ports. View Deal

Insignia 24-inch Fire TV: was $149 now $99 @ Best Buy
Get the Fire TV smart TV experience along with Alexa in this Insignia 24-inch set. You get 720p resolution, all of the most popular streaming services, and the ability to voice control your TV for just $99.99. View Deal

Toshiba 32" Fire TV: was $179 now $139 @ Best Buy
Best Buy is knocking the price of this 32-inch Fire TV down to $139. 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 $198 @ Amazon
Don't need a 4K TV? Amazon has the TCL 40-inch Roku Smart TV on sale for $198. 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

TCL 43" Roku Smart TV: was $349 now $203 @ Amazon
Amazon has the TCL 43-inch Roku Smart TV on sale for $203. Though we wouldn't normally recommend a TV with a sub-4K resolution, this model is a cheap TV that's worth it, thanks to its Roku platform. View Deal

Toshiba 43" 4K Fire TV: was $329 now $239 @ 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

Samsung 43" 7-Series 4K TV: was $299 now $279 @ Best Buy
This 43-inch Samsung 7-Series TV features a gorgeous near bezel-free design. It also offers HDR support, 120Hz refresh rate, and voice control. It's $20 off. 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 $600. 

Toshiba 50" Fire TV: was $379 now $299 @ Best Buy
Add a new smart TV to any room with this $279 Fire TV. Built-in Fire TV access means you've got support for Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu and, of course, Prime Video. Currently on sale for $299, it's one of the cheapest TV deals you can get right now.View Deal

Insignia 55" 4K Fire TV: was $429 now $349 @ Best Buy
If you want a big-screen TV that won't break the bank, you'll be hard pressed to find a better deal than this. Best Buy has the Insignia 55-inch 4K Fire TV back on sale for just $349. Like all Fire TVs, it gives you access to tons of content/apps as well as access to Amazon's digital assistant, Alexa. View Deal

Toshiba 55-inch 4K Fire TV: was $449 now $379 @ Best Buy
This is hands down one of the best cheap TV deals we've seen in awhile. Currently, you can get the Toshiba 55-inch 4K Fire TV on sale for $379.99. That's $70 off and one of the cheapest 55-inch smart TVs we've ever seen. It features 4K resolution, Dolby Vision HDR support, and Alexa voice controls.View Deal

TCL 50" 4K TV: was $349 now $279 @ Best Buy
The TCL 4 Series is an Android TV-powered smart TV with 4K resolution, built-in Chromecast, and HDR10/HLG support. It's one of  the cheapest TV deals you can get ahead of the holiday season. 

Vizio 50" 4K QLED TV: was $399 now $379 @ Best Buy
The Vizio M-Series is a low-cost TV that offers plenty of tech despite its low price. The QLED TV has built-in Chromecast, full array backlight with 16 local dimming zones, and HDR support (Dolby Vision, HDR10, and HLG). It's an excellent TV deals if you're on a tight budget. View Deal

Hisense 55" 4K TV: was $599 now $529 @ Best Buy
The H8G is a 55-inch Android TV that doesn't miss a beat when it comes to features. The QLED offers full array local dimming, HDR support (Dolby Vision), and built-in Google Assistant for voice control. If you're looking for a cheap TV deal, this is the one to get. View Deal

Sony A8H 55" 4K OLED TV: was $2,299 now $1,498 @ Amazon
Amazon currently has the 2020 Sony A8H 55-inch 4K OLED TV on sale for $1,498. Although the product page doesn't show a "sale" price, Best Buy is charging $1,699 for this same TV, which makes Amazon's deal so much more attractive.View Deal

LG OLED 4K TVs: up to $1,300 off @ Best Buy
Here's an amazing TV deal for OLED fans. Best Buy is taking up to $1,300 off select LG OLED TVs. After discount, TV deals start as low as $1,499. The sale includes models ranging from 48 inches to 77 inches. View Deal

Hisense 55" 4K TV: was $599 now $469 @ Amazon
This 55-inch Hisense TV doubles as your streaming device, thanks to its built-in Android TV OS. It offers Dolby Vision and HDR10 support as well as full array LED backlight. If you're on a budget, this is one of the best cheap TV deals you'll find. View Deal

Sony 55" X750H 4K TV: was $799 now $573 @ Amazon
The Sony X750H is an Android TV with HDR support (HDR10/HLG) and a Bass Reflex speaker, which provides well-defined sound. It supports Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. (Best Buy has it for $599).View Deal

Samsung 58" 4K QLED: was $899 now $797 @ Amazon
If you want a Samsung TV but can’t afford one of its premium models, the Samsung Q60T QLED TV is the model to get. It produces bright colors and sharp details in most circumstances. Meanwhile, the addition of Amazon Alexa ups its virtual assistant game. It's one of the best TV deals you'll find. View Deal

Samsung QLED TV Sale: Up to $2,000 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 $2,000 off Samsung's 2019 QLEDs with pricing that starts at $527. It's one of the best cheap TV deals out there for fans of premium TVs. View Deal

60-85 inch TVs

The best 60- to 85-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. 

Hisense 65" 4K Smart TV: was $999 now $899 @ Amazon
The Hisense H9F series is a 4K Android TV that offers HDR support (Dolby Vision/HDR10), built-in Google Assistant, built-in Chromecast, and a voice remote. At $899.99, it's one of the best cheap TV deals we've seen this year. View Deal

LG 70" 4K TV: was $899 now $699 @ Best Buy
The LG UN7370 is proof that big-screen TVs don't have to cost a fortune. This cheap TV deal costs $699.99, yet it includes 4K resolution, LG's ThinQ AI, HDR10/HLG support, and AirPlay support. It's currently $210 off. View Deal

Hisense 75" 4K Smart TV: was $999 now $799 @ Best Buy
The Hisense H65G series is part of Hisense's 2020 lineup. It offers 4K resolution, HDR support, built-in Google Assistant, and a voice remote. At $799, it's $200 off and one of the cheapest 75-inch 4K TVs we've seen. View Deal

Samsung 75" 4K TV: was $849 now $799 @ Best Buy
Big-screen Samsung TV deals are hard to find, but for a limited time Best Buy has this massive 75-inch Samsung TV on sale for $799.99. It packs 4K resolution, Amazon Alexa support, HDR support, and more. View Deal

TCL 65" 8 Series 4K QLED TV: was $1,999 now $1,299 @ Best Buy
Out of all the TV deals listed on this page — this is the one we'd buy. 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. It's now $700 off and one of the best cheap TV deals you'll find.View Deal

Samsung 82" 4K TV: was $1,999 now $1,799 @ Best Buy
This is one of the best big-screen TV deals we've seen. Currently, Best Buy has the Samsung 82-inch 8 Series 4K TV on sale for $1,799. That's $200 off and one of cheapest 82-inch TVs you'll find. View Deal

LG 82" 4K TV: was $1,999 now $1,599 @ Best Buy
The LG UM8070 is one of the best big-screen TV deals we've ever seen. This massive 82-inch TV is on sale for just $1,599. The 2019 TV offers HDR support (Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG), built-in support for Google Assistant/Amazon Alexa, AirPlay 2 support, and it operates on the webOS platform. View Deal

TCL 75" QLED Roku TV: was $2,999 now $1,999 @ Best Buy
Best Buy has the 75-inch TCL 8-Series QLED TV on sale for $1,999.99. That's $1,000 off and the third-best price we've seen for this excellent TV. Keep in mind this TV has been up to 50% off in the past, so we recommend waiting for the next price drop if you're not in a rush to get a new TV. View Deal

TV buying guide 2020

  • 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

Vizio V-Series 50-inch (Image credit: Vizio)

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

Insignia 43-inch 4K Fire TV Edition (Image credit: Insignia)

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

Vizio 55-inch D-Series (Image credit: Vizio)

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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