Best cheap TV deals in December 2022

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The season for cheap TV deals is here with retailers taking from $100 to $1,000 off our favorite TVs. Plus, with the holiday season in full swing, TV sales are bound to remain low. 

Currently, Amazon is offering some of the best TV deals if you're shopping on a budget. It has select smart TVs on sale from $89 (opens in new tab). Even better, Fire TVs now come with a free Echo Dot 3rd Gen. That's one of the lowest starting prices we've ever seen for smart TVs. Meanwhile, Samsung is taking up to $400 off its 4K TVs with prices from $329 (opens in new tab). The sale includes deals on some of our favorite Samsung smart TVs.

To help you find more of the best TV deals, we're rounding up today's top discounts from all of your favorite retailers including Best Buy, Amazon, Walmart, and more. From budget 4K TVs to the best TV of 2022, here are the best cheap TV deals today.

Looking for other deals? Check out our guide to the best Apple deals, VPN deals, and how to build an amazing home theater for less

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32-49 inch TV deals

The best 32- to 49-inch TV deals

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

TV sale: deals from $89 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

TV sale: deals from $89 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon currently has one of the most epic TV deals of all time. The retailer has smart TVs on sale for as low as $79. Keep in mind, the cheap TVs tend to be smaller, 720p models (which are more suitable for a children's room or guest room). However, the sale also includes larger sets. These are among the cheapest TV deals we've ever seen from Amazon. 

Onn 43" Roku TV: was $248 now $158 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)

Onn 43" Roku TV: was $248 now $158 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
The Onn 43-inch 1080p Roku TV is perfect for anyone in need of an inexpensive, smart TV. We especially like it because it uses Roku's excellent software to bring you hundreds of streaming apps like Hulu, Netflix, Apple TV, and more. 

TCL 3-Series 43" TV: was $229 now $179 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

TCL 3-Series 43" TV: was $229 now $179 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This 1080p set is ideal if you're looking for an inexpensive smart TV. It has built-in Chromecast, Google Assistant, and Android TV. It's now on sale at its lowest price. 

Insignia 43" F30 4K Fire TV: was $299 now $229 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Insignia 43" F30 4K Fire TV: was $299 now $229 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Insignia F30 is one of the cheapest 4K TV deals you can get. It features HDR10 support, DTS Studio sound, and a voice remote with Alexa built-in.  

Pioneer 43" 4K Fire TV: was $319 now $229 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Pioneer 43" 4K Fire TV: was $319 now $229 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Pioneer is back in the TV-making business with a new 4K Fire TV. The TV features Dolby Vision support, DTS Virtual X sound, Apple AirPlay support, and a voice remote with Alexa. It's currently one of the cheapest 4K TVs around. 

Amazon Omni Series 43" 4K TV: was $409 now $369 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

Amazon Omni Series 43" 4K TV: was $409 now $369 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon's Omni Series of TVs are a premium line of Fire TVs. The TV includes features like HDR10/HLG support, always-on mics for hands-free Alexa, and two-way video calling support. It's now on sale and at its lowest price ever. 

Samsung 4K TV Sale: deals from $499 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)

Samsung 4K TV Sale: deals from $499 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
Samsung's TVs are renown for their rich colors and solid picture quality. They're also known for their sky-high prices. That is until now. Samsung is slashing the price of various 4K TVs with pricing that starts at $499. It's one of the best TV deals out there for fans of premium TVs. 

Samsung The Frame 43" QLED 4K TV: was $999 now $749 @ Woot (opens in new tab)

Samsung The Frame 43" QLED 4K TV: was $999 now $749 @ Woot (opens in new tab)
Woot has the Samsung Frame 2022 line of 4K TVs available for purchase at epic price lows. The QLED TVs feature an art mode that displays your favorite artwork, shows, movies, and more. They also feature HLG/HDR10 Plus support, built-in Google Assistant/Alexa, auto gaming mode, and Samung's Tizen operating system. The 43-inch model starts at just $749. By comparison, Samsung has it for $999 (opens in new tab).

50-59 inch TV deals

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 out there are for larger sets 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 around $350. 

Hisense 50" Class A6 Series 4K TV: $499 (opens in new tab)

Hisense 50" Class A6 Series 4K TV: $499 $249 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The 2022 Hisense A6 Series 4K TV offers plenty of features at such an affordable price. You'll get stunning picture quality with Dolby Vision/HDR10 support, lag-free 4K gaming at 60Hz, built-in Chromecast, DTS Virtual X audio, and built-in voice control thanks to Google Assistant. It's dropped down to its lowest price yet. 

Amazon 4-Series 50" Fire 4K TV: $469 (opens in new tab)

Amazon 4-Series 50" Fire 4K TV: $469 $289 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon's new 4-Series of Fire TVs are now on sale. The 50-inch model is on sale for $259. The Amazon Fire TV 4-Series are less expensive than the new Omni Series. However, they offer perks like HDR support (HDR10/HLG) and Alexa integration (via the remote control). 

Hisense 58" 4K Roku TV: $338 (opens in new tab)

Hisense 58" 4K Roku TV: $338 $298 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
The Hisense R6 series includes HDR support, 4K resolution, and Roku's excellent operating system. Currently priced at $298, it's the cheapest 58-inch 4K TV we've seen all year. It features Dolby Vision/HDR 10 support, a 120Hz refresh rate, low-lag gaming mode, and DTS Studio Sound. 

TCL 55" 4K Google TV: $319 (opens in new tab)

TCL 55" 4K Google TV: $319 $299 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
55-inch TVs rarely hit this price point outside of major holidays. However, you can now get the TCL 50-inch 4K TV for just $299. It features built-in Chromecast, HDR support, Alexa/Google Assistant compatibility, and a voice remote.  

Hisense 50" U6H 4K ULED: $599 (opens in new tab)

Hisense 50" U6H 4K ULED: $599 $339 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Hisense's U6H line is affordable, but still offers great performance. It has Quantum Dot, Dolby Vision IQ, HDR 10+ and FiImMaker Mode. Running at 60Hz, the TV also has HDMI 2.1 ports, Game Mode Plus and variable refresh rate, so it's a good budget TV for gamers.

Vizio 50" 4K QLED TV: $529 (opens in new tab)

Vizio 50" 4K QLED TV: $529 $349 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Vizio MQ6 is one of the best QLED TVs (opens in new tab) we've tested. The QLED display delivers great color reproduction and picture quality. You also get Dolby Vision/HDR10/HDR10 Plus/HLG support, 4K 60 FPS gaming support, and three HDMI 2.1 ports. It's now at its lowest price ever. 

Amazon Omni Series 50" 4K TV: $509 (opens in new tab)

Amazon Omni Series 50" 4K TV: $509 $399 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon's new Omni Series of TVs are a premium line of Fire TVs. The 50-inch model is on sale for $369. The TVs include features like HDR10/HLG support, always-on mics for hands-free Alexa, and two-way video calling support (later this year). 

Hisense 55" U8H Mini LED 4K TV: $1,149 (opens in new tab)

Hisense 55" U8H Mini LED 4K TV: $1,149 $699 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Our pick for the best value TV of 2022 (opens in new tab) just dropped even lower courtesy of this epic TV deal at Best Buy. The 55-inch Hisense U8H is currently on sale and includes a wealth of new TV tech alongside a 4K ULED display and 120Hz refresh rate. 

Samsung 55" Q80A 4K QLED TV: $1,299 (opens in new tab)

Samsung 55" Q80A 4K QLED TV: $1,299 $999 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
The Samsung Q80A 4K QLED TV is part of Samsung's mid-tier lineup. It offers full array backlight with dimming zones that allow for the same level of backlight control offered on the previous year's best Samsung TVs. Meanwhile, Samsung's Quantum HDR 12x dynamic tone-mapping adjusts HDR output based on the scene. You also get Samsung's Tizen OS, built-in Alexa/Bixby, and Object Tracking Sound, which uses the TV's up-firing speakers to deliver realistic 3D audio with sound that tracks objects as they move on screen. 

Samsung 55" Neo QN85A 4K QLED TV: $1,599 (opens in new tab)

Samsung 55" Neo QN85A 4K QLED TV: $1,599 $1,099 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
The Samsung Neo 4K QLED TV is part of Samsung's 2021 lineup of TVs. It features a matrix of Quantum Mini LEDs that focus light precisely where needed for better contrast. You also get Quantum HDR 24x, which provides scene by scene optimization for HDR. Other features include Object Tracking Sound (dynamic speakers that follow the action), Motion Xcelerator Turbo Plus for fast action scenes/gaming, and Alexa/Bixby support. This is one of the best TV deals we've seen for this set.

Samsung 55" QN90A Neo 4K QLED TV: $1,799 (opens in new tab)

Samsung 55" QN90A Neo 4K QLED TV: $1,799 $1,399 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
The Samsung QN90A is the king of QLED TVs. This 2021 TV uses mini-LED backlighting for unmatched picture brightness. With its 1-inch thin profile, it's also one of the best-looking sets you can buy. It features HDR10/HDR10+/HLG support, 120Hz refresh rate, Samsung's Tizen OS, and a voice remote. 

60-85 inch TV deals

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. 

Insignia 65" F30 4K Fire TV: $569 (opens in new tab)

Insignia 65" F30 4K Fire TV: $569 $349 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Insignia F30 is one of the best TVs under $500 (opens in new tab) on the market. Yet it still features HDR10 support, DTS Studio sound, and it comes with an Alexa-enabled voice remote, which lets you control it with the sound of your voice. It's now at its lowest price ever. Amazon offers the same price (opens in new tab) (but stock is low).

Onn 65" 4K Roku TV: $448 (opens in new tab)

Onn 65" 4K Roku TV: $448 $368 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
If you want a big-screen TV, but don't want to spend too much — this is the TV deal for you. Walmart has its Onn 65-inch 4K Roku TV on sale for $368. The TV features HDR10 support, Dolby Audio, Apple AirPlay/HomeKit/Hey Google compatibility, and a voice remote. Plus, it uses Roku's excellent software to bring you hundreds of streaming apps like Hulu, Netflix, Apple TV, and more.

Samsung 65" 4K TV: $599 (opens in new tab)

Samsung 65" 4K TV: $599 $447 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The TU7000 is part of Samsung's entry-level TVs. However, it's still loaded with features that include HDR support, built-in Bixby support (voice assistant), and Samsung's Tizen operating system, which gives you access to apps like Apple TV Plus, Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Sling TV, Disney Plus, and more. 

Vizio 65" 4K TV: $499 (opens in new tab)

Vizio 65" 4K TV: $499 $449 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This 2021 Vizio TV packs a lot of features for a very affordable price. It offers built-in Chromecast, Dolby Vision/HDR10/HDR10 Plus/HLG support, and Apple AirPlay support. It also has a low latency gaming mode that makes it great for console gamers. 

TCL 65" 4K QLED TV: $599 (opens in new tab)

TCL 65" 4K QLED TV: $599 $499 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Editor's Choice: The TCL S546 is our favorite QLED TV when it comes to value. In our TCL S546 review (opens in new tab), we said it offered killer performance and a wide variety of features. These include support for Dolby Vision/HLG/HDR10/HDR10 Plus, voice remote with Alexa support, auto game mode, and Google TV. 

Insignia 75" F30 Fire TV: $849 (opens in new tab)

Insignia 75" F30 Fire TV: $849 $549 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
We named the Insignia F30 one of the best TVs under $500 (opens in new tab). Yet despite its price, it still features HDR10 support, DTS Studio sound, and it comes with an Alexa-enabled voice remote, which lets you control it with the sound of your voice. The giant 75-inch model is now at its lowest price ever. If you want to hit the sub-$500 price, the 70-inch model is on sale for $449 (opens in new tab) (was $649).

Amazon 65" Omni 4K QLED TV: $799 (opens in new tab)

Amazon 65" Omni 4K QLED TV: $799 $599 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Just released in October, Amazon's new Omni 4K QLED Fire TV is on sale for the first time for just $599. Unlike the 2021 model which used LED-LCD technology, this 2022 revamp sports a QLED display, which should give it a wider color gamut and uptick in brightness/contrast. It features, HDR10/HLG/HDR10+ Adaptive/Dolby Vision IQ support, full array local dimming, and four HDMI ports (one HDMI 2.1 with eARC). You also get Alexa support baked in. 

LG G2 OLED TV 65": was $2,999 now $1,996 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)

LG G2 OLED TV 65": was $2,999 now $1,996 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The LG G2 OLED TV is LG'S brightest OLED TV yet and delivers an excellent, bright picture along with AI- boosted sound quality. It also has clever cord management and a handy 4 HDMI ports. We also really like the minimalistic silver frame, which makes for a bezel-less appearance. This sale brings this TV's price down to an all-time low.

TCL 75" 4K Android TV: $999 (opens in new tab)

TCL 75" 4K Android TV: $999 $629 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This is one of the best big-screen bargains we've seen in weeks. Best Buy has the TCL 75-inch 4K Google TV on sale for $629. It features built-in Chromecast, HDR support, Google Assistant, and a voice remote. It also includes three free months of Apple TV Plus. 

Samsung 75" 4K TV: $799 (opens in new tab)

Samsung 75" 4K TV: $799 $627 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The TU7000 is part of Samsung's entry-level TVs. However, it's still loaded with features that include HDR support, built-in Bixby support (voice assistant), and Samsung's Tizen operating system, which gives you access to apps like Apple TV Plus, Netflix, Hulu, Prime Video, Sling TV, Disney Plus, and more. 

Sony 75" X80K 4K TV: $1,299 (opens in new tab)

Sony 75" X80K 4K TV: $1,299 $998 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The X80K is part of Sony's 2022 lineup of TVs. This entry-level TV features HDR10/HLG/Dolby Vision support, Google Assistant/Alexa compatibility, built-in Google Assistant, and four HDMI ports. It's over $100 off and at its lowest price to date. 

Samsung 65" Q80A 4K QLED TV: $1,699 (opens in new tab)

Samsung 65" Q80A 4K QLED TV: $1,699 $1,099 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
The Samsung Q80A 4K QLED TV is part of Samsung's mid-tier lineup. It offers full array backlight with dimming zones that allow for the same level of backlight control offered on the previous year's best Samsung TVs. Meanwhile, Samsung's Quantum HDR 12x dynamic tone-mapping adjusts HDR output based on the scene. You also get Samsung's Tizen OS, built-in Alexa/Bixby, and Object Tracking Sound, which uses the TV's up-firing speakers to deliver realistic 3D audio with sound that tracks objects as they move on screen. 

OLED TVs

LG A2 48" 4K OLED TV: was $1,299 now $569 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)

LG A2 48" 4K OLED TV: was $1,299 now $569 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Back in stock! The A2 is LG's entry-level OLED for 2022. In our LG A2 OLED review (opens in new tab), we said it offers a wonderfully colorful picture and fairly strong audio. It's good for gaming, though keep in mind you're stuck with a 60Hz refresh rate and there are no HDMI 2.1 ports. It offers Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, LG's webOS platform, and built-in Google Assistant/Amazon Alexa. This 48-inch model is on sale for $569, which makes it the least-expensive OLED TV of all time. Note: You must log into your My Best Buy account (opens in new tab) to see this price. (It's free to join). 

Sony 48" A9S 4K OLED TV: $1,099 (opens in new tab)

Sony 48" A9S 4K OLED TV: $1,099 $799 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
Get a gorgeous and compact Sony OLED with the 48-inch Master Series A9S Android TV. This 2020 model puts incredible picture quality into a size that's perfect for smaller rooms and gaming setups, but still delivers plenty of smarts, with Google Assistant and Chromecast built in.

LG C2 42" OLED 4K TV: $1,596 (opens in new tab)

LG C2 42" OLED 4K TV: $1,596 $896 @ Walmart (opens in new tab)
The excellent LG C2 OLED TV is now $100 cheaper than it was last week. We named this stunning television the best TV (opens in new tab) of 2022. It combines exceptional picture-quality with a slick design. It's also ideal for gamers with a 120Hz refresh rate and offers all easy access to all the streaming services you could need. All sizes are on sale, but the 42-inch model just got an additional price cut. Amazon offers the same price (opens in new tab).

LG A2 55" 4K OLED TV: $1,399 (opens in new tab)

LG A2 55" 4K OLED TV: $1,399 $899 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The A2 is LG's entry-level OLED for 2022. It offers Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, LG's webOS platform, and built-in Google Assistant/Amazon Alexa. Since it's a budget model, you only get a 60Hz panel and three HDMI ports, with no HDMI 2.1 support. 

LG 55" B2 4K OLED TV: $1,296 (opens in new tab)

LG 55" B2 4K OLED TV: $1,296 $996 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The LG B2 is a 2022 OLED TV. It uses LG's a7 Gen5 AI processor and supports Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG formats. Gamers will appreciate its 120Hz panel as well as LG's Game Optimizer and the inclusion of two HDMI 2.1 ports. It also has built-in Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa with support for Apple HomeKit. This is the cheapest price we've ever seen for this TV. Best Buy has it for $999 (opens in new tab).

Samsung 55" 4K OLED TV: $2,199 (opens in new tab)

Samsung 55" 4K OLED TV: $2,199 $1,449 @ Samsung (opens in new tab)
Available in 55-inch and 65-inch sizes, the Samsung S95B series uses the company's Neural Quantum Processor 4K, which is the same flagship CPU inside Samsung's Neo QLED TVs. The QD-OLED promises to deliver the pixel-perfect illumination of OLED panels with the brightness and life-like color of LCD panels, as well as beat the already impressive QLED tech when it comes to better backlight control. Amazon offers the same price (opens in new tab)

LG 65" C1 OLED TV: $2,499 (opens in new tab)

LG 65" C1 OLED TV: $2,499 $1,646 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The LG C1 is one of the best OLED TVs on the market packing a powerful a9 4th gen AI processor, a massive 65-inch 4K display with an OLED panel, Dolby Vision/HDR10/HLG support, and support for AI voice assistants. 

LG G1 77" OLED TV: $3,699 (opens in new tab)

LG G1 77" OLED TV: $3,699 $2,969 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The LG G1 OLED 4K TV uses an all new LG panel called "evo." In our LG G1 OLED review (opens in new tab), the TV won the Tom's Guide Award for best TV design. (It measures just 0.8 inches deep). However, it also delivers on performance with consistently stunning images no matter what you're watching. With Smart TV and ThinQ smart home features, it'll quickly become the center of your entertainment setup. Plus, gamers will love it thanks to its 120Hz refresh rate and Game Optimizer menu. 

TV buying tips and how to find the best TV deals

  • 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. 
  • Look for bargains on older sets: Many 2020 and 2021 TVs are still on the market. Usually the differences aren't that noticeable to the average buyer, so when possible stick to the previous year's model. You'll find cheaper TV deals that way. 
  • Check out our full TV buying guide.

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1. Insignia Fire TV Edition (2021 model)

Amazon smarts and Alexa built-in

Available Screen Sizes: 43, 50, 55, 65, 70 inches | Screen Type: LCD | Refresh Rate: 60 Hz | HDMI ports: 3 HDMI, 1 USB | Size: 48.9 x 28.6 x 3.3 inches | Weight: 29.3 pounds

Responsive Fire TV OS
Alexa brings lots of tools and smart home integration
Wide sound
Less than accurate colors
Poor contrast

The budget friendly Insignia 4K Fire TV Edition (2021 model) is a smart TV for people who want Alexa and a wide variety of streaming services in a single package. The cheap 4K TV offers HDR support (Dolby Vision) and a huge library of apps. However, its real selling point is its price and wide range of smart capabilities, which makes this one of the best cheap TV deals you can get. 

While it's true that you get what you pay for — the performance isn't top-of-the-line, the gaming support is middling and the Fire TV platform is a little too Amazon-centric for our liking — it's still a great choice for casual viewers. And that's before the TV deals kick in. 

TCL 55R635

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2. TCL 6-Series Roku TV (R635)

Excellent value

Available Screen Sizes: 55, 65, 75 inches | Screen Type: QLED | Refresh Rate: 120 Hz | HDMI ports: 4 HDMI, 1 USB | Size: 48.3 x 28.1 x 2.8 inches | Weight: 41.9 pounds

Excellent QLED and mini-LED display
Great gaming performance
Roku TV offers a huge app selection and easy interface
Improved Roku remote
Sound is a little weak
Roku is missing some of the latest apps

When it comes to value, the TCL 6-Series Roku TV (R635) is our top pick. The Editor's Choice TV offers premium picture quality and a great smart TV experience for less than its competition. The R635 also ups the ante with mini-LED backlighting in addition to QLED. The result is impressive color and brightness, with some of the best HDR performance we've seen on anything this side of an OLED display.

Features like THX Certified Game Mode also help make the 6-Series one of the best gaming TVs available. From the design's smart touches, like cable management in the stand, to the always-solid Roku TV platform, the TCL R635 is one of the best TV deals you'll find right now. 

Read our full TCL 6-Series Roku TV (R635) review.

Toshiba C350 Fire TV review

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3. 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 C350 4K Fire TV Edition is one of Amazon's budget 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 C350 produces a good enough picture that you can enjoy what’s on screen without getting annoyed by quality issues. It’s bright enough to watch during the day and the set produces good color. 

Read our full Toshiba C350 4K Fire TV review.

Onn 50-inch 4K Roku Smart TV review

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4. 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.

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5. 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.