Best cheap TV deals: quick links
A new month of cheap TV deals is upon us. Although June doesn't have a flagship holiday like May, bargain shoppers will still have a plethora of new cheap TV deals to take advantage of. In fact, some of the best TV deals we're seeing now are better than prices we saw on Black Friday.
To help you find the best TV deals, we're rounding up today's top discounts from all of your favorite retailers including Dell, Best Buy, Amazon, and more. From budget 4K TVs to the best TVs of 2020, here are the best cheap TV deals today.
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, 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.
The best cheap TV deals you can get now
- Best Buy TV sale: Smart TVs from from $119
- Westinghouse 4K Roku TV: was $349 now $299 @ Best Buy
- OLED TVs: up to $1,000 off @ Best Buy
- Sony 65" 4K UHD HDR Smart TV: was $1,299 now $999 @ Best Buy
- Dell TV sale: up to $600 off Samsing, Vizio, LG
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 32" Fire TV Edition: was $169 now $119 @ Amazon
Scoring a smart TV for $119 is unheard of outside of major holidays, but this cheap TV deal at Amazon takes $30 off this 720p Fire TV Edition HDTV. It's the cheapest price we've seen and perfect for a small room or kids' room. View Deal
TCL 32" Roku Smart TV: $129 @ Target
Target has the TCL 32-inch Roku Smart TV on sale for $129.99. Though we wouldn't normally recommend a 720p TV, this one is cheap enough that it won't break any budget. View Deal
Toshiba 32" Fire TV Edition: was $179 now $149 @ Best Buy
The 32-inch Toshiba Fire TV Edition is a smart TV with a lot to offer despite its size. It features Amazon's Fire TV experience built right in and comes with a voice remote, which lets you switch inputs, launch apps, and control other smart gear with voice commands. It's now on sale for $149. View Deal
TCL 43" 4K Roku TV: was $329 now $229 @ Amazon
As far as cheap TV deals go, this is one of the cheapest 4K sets we've seen that's worth buying. We like it because TCL generally makes excellent TVs and this set runs Roku's operating system, which is the best there is for folks who like streaming content. It's also $100 off! View Deal
Sony 43" X800H 4K Smart TV: was $699 now $549 @ Best Buy
The Sony X800H packs a 2160p Triluminos 43-inch display, 4K HDR Processor X1 and 4K X-Reality Pro to deliver rich, lifelike color reproduction. This Android Smart TV with Google Assistant also has two 10W X-balanced built-in speakers for powerful, well-balanced sound. It's $50 cheaper than it was on Memorial Day! 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.
Insignia 50" Fire TV Edition: was $349 now $299 @ Best Buy
The Insignia Fire TV Edition 4K TV offers one of the best Fire TV experiences you'll find. Even better, it's now $50 off. It features HDR support, a voice remote with Alexa, and three HDMI ports. View Deal
Westinghouse 58" 4K Roku TV: was $350 now $299 @ Best Buy
This 58-inch Westinghouse 4K set runs on Roku's excellent platform and it's compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant. Plus, we like that it offers HDR support and sports three HDMI ports. 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 $897. It's one of the best cheap TV deals out there for fans of premium TVs. View Deal
LG 55" OLED B9 4K TV: was $1,599 now $1,299 @ Dell
The B9 series is LG's entry-level OLED TV. But don't let the entry-level part fool you. This 2019 OLED TV delivers deep blacks, sharp contrast, and all the vivid colors associated with OLED TVs. Even better, it comes with a free $100 Dell eGift card. View Deal
LG E8 55" 4K OLED TV: was $3,299 now $1,429 @ Dell
The LG E8 series is a few years old now (it's a 2018 model), but it's still one of the best TVs on the market. It offers 4K upscaling, LG's ThinQ AI, and support for various HDR formats including Dolby Vision, HDR 10, and HLG. It's over $1,000 off at Dell right now.View Deal
LG 55" OLED C9 4K TV: was $1,599 now $1,499 @ Best Buy
The Editor's Choice LG C9 OLED blew us away with its impressive picture quality and sound. It offers best-in-class performance, extremely smooth action, and excellent color quality. Amazon has it on sale for $1,496.99.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.
Vizio 65" Quantum 4K TV: was $749 now $599 @ B&H Photo
The Editors' Choice Vizio (M658-G1) offers plenty of ports and features at an amazing price point. It also offers great brightness and HDR performance, solid color and picture quality, and better-than-average sound. It's $150 off and an absolute steal at this price. View Deal
LG 65" 4K Smart C9 OLED TV: was $3,499 now $1,899 @ Newegg
One of the best TV deals you can get right now takes $1,600 of the LG C9 OLED TV at Newegg. This Editor's Choice TV blew us away with its impressive picture quality and sound. It offers best-in-class performance, extremely smooth action, and excellent color quality. This deal ends May 5. View Deal
Sony 65" 4K UHD HDR Smart TV: was $1,299 now $999 @ Best Buy
With a 4K HDR processor X1 Extreme, full-array local dimming and X-tended Dynamic Range PRO, this Sony TV gives you an incredible cinematic experience. What's more, it works with Google Home and Amazon Alexa and has Android TV built-in. 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
Sony 75" 4K Smart TV: was $1,529 now $1,129 @ 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
Best TV deals and Amazon Prime Day
Rumors indicate that Amazon Prime Day may not happen till September. Amazon's sales event is massive when it comes to cheap TV deals, so that means your chance at scoring TV deals over the summer has somewhat diminished. Fortunately, there's still Father's Day and July 4th to score some solid TV deals. It's also likely a competing retailer will hold a faux Prime Day of its own in July.
The best TV sales to browse
Want to see even more cheap TV deals? Here are the most exciting TV sales from the our favorite retailers.
- Best Buy: save up to $500
- Dell: over 50% off TVs
- eBay: scroll TV discounts
- Newegg: save up to 50%
- Samsung: up to $1,000 off 4K TVs for gamers
- B&H Photo: up to $800 off TVs
Best cheap TVs
The best cheap TVs: 4K and 1080p
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
6. 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
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.
7. 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
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 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.