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The best cheap TV deals in February 2020

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TCL 43S517 Roku Smart 4K TV (Image credit: Tom's Guide)
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Looking for the best TV deals to save on your next big purchase? Then you've come to the right place. We're rounding up all of the best TV deals from various retailers so you can score a great bargain to fit your budget.

We're currently seeing noteworthy discounts on a range of televisions, from 720p HD to 2160p 4K resolution displays. In fact, some of the best TV deals you can get right now are even better than prices we saw for Black Friday. This includes significant markdowns on some of the best TVs of 2020.

Walmart for example, continues its huge Roku Smart TV sale, with prices starting from $99. Meanwhile, Best Buy is offering big price drops on big-screen 4K TVs. With so many TVs out there to choose from — and so many fake TV deals to avoid — buying a new TV can be overwhelming. So whether you're looking for the best TV deals on 65-inch models or smaller 32-inch models, we've got your back. Here's your guide to the best TV deals today from premium OLED TVs to budget 4K TVs. 

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 1080p set, 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. You should get at least 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.

The best TV deals today 

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. 

TCL 32" Roku Smart TV: was $200 now $118 @ Walmart
Walmart is taking $91 off the TCL 32-inch Roku Smart TV (32S321). Roku's impressive streaming platform gives you access to your favorite apps once the game is over. View Deal

onn. 32" LED Roku TV: was $118 now $99 @ Walmart
Walmart's proprietary Onn TV 32" Roku TV gives you access to your favorite streaming media apps in one spot. Right now, you can snag the 32" model for just $99.View Deal

Samsung 43" 4K HDTV: was $429 now $298 @ Amazon
The Samsung 43-inch 4K Series 7 TV features a 4K Ultra HD processor and HDR support to deliver the best picture possible. With PurColor technology and smart TV functionality, this TV makes it easy to find and stream your favorite movies and TV shows.View Deal

JVC 49" Roku Smart TV: was $349 now $219 @ Walmart
With instant access  all on one place, this Roku TV streamlines the way you want TV. It's currently $130 off at Walmart and a great value if you're looking for a cheap smart TV. 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. 

TCL 55-inch 4K Roku Smart TV: was $368 now $268 @ Walmart
You can snag a 55-inch TCL 4K Roku Smart TV for $100 off its regular price at Walmart. Roku's impressive platform gives you easy access to your favorite streaming apps. View Deal

Sharp 58" 4K Smart TV: was $550 now $279 @ Best Buy
This TV features a 2160p display and Roku TV built-in for easy access to your favorite movies and TV shows. It's currently 50% off at Best Buy.View Deal

RCA 55" 4K UHD TV: was $699 now $245 @ Walmart
Experience stunning 2160p resolution on this 55-inch RCA TV. It's fitted with 4 HDMI ports that make it easy to connect external devices like a game console.View Deal

Sharp 55" 4K Roku TV: was $379 now $289 @ Best Buy
This Sharp TV features Roku's easy to navigate interface, which makes it compatible with hundreds of apps like Netflix and Hulu. Best Buy is taking $90 off its usual retail price. View Deal

Samsung QLED sale: up to 50% off @ Amazon
The mother of all TV deals, Amazon is taking up to 50% off select Samsung QLED TVs. The sale includes 8K TVs, 4K TVs, and even Samsung's The Frame series. View Deal

Vizio 55" M-Series Quantum 4K TV: was $498 now $358 @ Walmart
The Vizio M-Series (M556-G4) TV is part of Vizio's midrange 2019 series, but this set features Vizio's quantum tech, similar to Samsung's QLED TVs. It's an absolute steal at this new super-low price. View Deal

Samsung QLED TV Sale: Up to $2,000 off @ Walmart
Samsung's QLED TVs are renown for their rich colors, solid picture quality, and sky-high prices. That is until now. Walmart is slashing up to $2,000 off Samsung's 2019 QLEDs with pricing that starts at $697. It's one of the best TV deals out there for fans of premium TVs. View Deal

Samsung 50" 4K Smart TV: was $499 now $393 @ Amazon
This Samsung 50-inch 4K Smart TV (UN50RU7100) features a 120Hz motion rate and HDR support. With smart functionality built-in, you can access your favorite streaming services in one place.View Deal

Sceptre 50" 4K LED TV: was $399 now $189 @ Walmart
One of the best cheap TV deals ever, the Sceptre 50-inch 4K LED TV (U515CV-U), delivers 4K resolution, 4 HDMI ports, and a 60Hz refresh rate for just $189.99. It's not a smart TV, but can be easily upgraded via a streaming media stick.View Deal

Sony 55" A8G Bravia OLED 4K TV: was $2,299 now $1,798 @ Amazon The Sony XBR55A8G OLED TV is part of Sony's affordable OLED TV line. (Unlike the A9G which is a more premium model and sports Sony's top-tier processor).  This 4K TV still offers impressive performance, Alexa compatibility, and it's $501 off. View Deal

Sony 55"OLED 4K Smart TV: was $2,799 now $2,498 @ Amazon
The Sony XBR55A9G OLED TV features built-in Alexa and Google Assistant support. This 2019 OLED TV also has an excellent response time that leaves almost no blur trail when displaying fast-moving content. 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 deals of the moment. 

Samsung Curved 65" 4K UHD TV: was $749 now $619 @ Best Buy
This Samsung TV packs a powerful 4K UHD processor and PurColor for an immersive viewing experience. For a limited time, it's $130 off at Best Buy. View Deal

TCL 65-inch 4K Roku Smart TV: was $999 now $448 @ Walmart
Walmart is taking $551 off the TCL 65-inch 4K Roku TV (65S421). Roku's impressive streaming platform gives you access to your favorite TV shows and movies. View Deal

TCL 65" 6-Series 4K Smart TV: was $899 now $749 @ Best Buy
Besides stunning 2160p resolution, the TCL 6 series 4K TV offers easy to use smart functionality, HDR support including Dolby Vision HDR, and Dolby Atmos. Best Buy currently has it on sale for $150 under retail. View Deal

Sony 65" Z9F Smart 4K TV: was $3,499 now $1,799 @ Best Buy
The Sony 65-inch Z9F Master Series TV uses Sony's X1 Ultimate process to deliver video quality that's as close to OLED quality as possible. It offers great upscaling to make HD sources look like 4K. It's now $1,700 off.View Deal

Element 70" 4K Roku TV: was $798 now $429 @ Walmart
The Element 70-inch 4K Roku TV is one of the biggest Element HDTVs you can buy. It features Roku's easy-to-use platform which gives you access to popular streaming apps.View Deal

RCA 70" 4K LED TV: was $799 now $429 @ Walmart
If you're looking for a big screen TV for family movie night, the RCA 70-inch (RTU7074) is a solid choice. It features 4K resolution and a refresh rate of 60Hz. Get it now for $370 below retail.View Deal

Sony 75" 4K Smart TV: was $1,529.99 now $1,329.99 @ Best Buy
This Android TV sports a ton of features including Alexa support, HDR support (HDR10, Hybrid Log-Gamma, and Dolby Vision), X-Motion Clarity for smooth action scenes, and built-in Chromecast.View Deal

TCL 75" 4K Roku QLED TV: was $2,999 now $2,599 @ Best 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. View Deal

Samsung 82" 4K QLED TV: was $4,499 now $2,798 @ Amazon
The 82-inch Samsung 4K Q70 Series QLED Smart TV (QN82Q70RAFXZA) delivers great color and brightness and strong audio. Amazon is currently taking a whopping $1,702 off its regular price.  View Deal

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Best cheap TVs

The best cheap TVs: 4K and 1080p

TCL 43S517 Roku Smart 4K TV (Image credit: Tom's Guide)

1. TCL 5-Series Roku Smart 4K TV (43S517)

A great 4K TV for less

Screen Size: 43 inches | HDMI Ports: 3 | Refresh rate: 60Hz | HDR Support: HDR10, Dolby Vision | Dimensions (without stand): 37.8 x 22.1 x 2.9 inches

Super affordable
Great color reproduction and accuracy
Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos support
Better-than-average Roku experience
Inconsistent backlight
Limited port selection

The TCL 5-Series Roku Smart 4K TV (43S517) offers not only the great price and solid quality seen on many TCL sets, but also adds unexpectedly premium features like Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos sound, and a better-than-average version of Roku TV. The 43-inch TV is small, but benefits from a sleek-looking narrow-bezel design, and TCL throws in unexpected features like a remote with an integrated mic for voice interaction.

The TCL 5-Series also boasts great color reproduction, with a wide color gamut (99.8 percent) and excellent accuracy (Delta-E of 1.7). It handled subtle color transitions better than sets that cost twice as much, but expected issues like haloing and inconsistent backlighting were still noticeable. The built in sound begs for a subwoofer, and with Dolby Atmos support, there's no good reason not to pair this set with an Atmos-capable soundbar.

If you want a TV that delivers premium features while still fitting into your apartment and budget, the TCL 43S517 Roku TV is hard to beat.

Read our full TCL 43S517 Roku TV review.
 

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

2. 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)

3. 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, built-in voice assistant 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)

4. 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

(Image credit: Samsung)

5. 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. You can even pair the Samsung smart TV with Amazon Alexa for voice control.

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)

6. 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.
 

Vizio D24f-F1

(Image credit: Amazon)

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

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

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.

(Image credit: Roku)

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

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

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 unyielded 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 an Echo speaker 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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