Top Cheap 4K TVs (Under $500), Ranked from Best to Worst

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Brian Westover

Brian Westover is an Editor at Tom's Guide, covering everything from TVs to the latest PCs. Prior to joining Tom's Guide, he wrote for TopTenReviews and PCMag.

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  • crasch48
    you missed the
    TCL 55” Class 4K (2160P) HDR Roku Smart LED TV (55S401)
    Price$428.00 at walmart. tcl is the largest tv manufacture inj thew world and they use LG screens!! and the Refurbished is only TCL 55" Class 4K (2160P) Roku Smart LED TV (55US57)
    Price$319.99.a great price even you have to but insurance.
  • hisense43h7c2hdr
    No thy do not use LG panels thy use Samsung screens and some times make them in house at there factorys
  • hisense43h7c2hdr
    The best TV tcl ever made is the TCL 55 P607 and its a true fully HDR10 and Dolby vision TV for $600 with 95% of the WCG DCI P3 color spectrum with 8000 contrast ratio and 800 nits of brightness every 4K HDR TV reviewer has rated it the best 4k HDR TV of 2017 better than TVs that cost over $3000
  • hisense43h7c2hdr
    I agree with them BC I own the LG Oled C7p the Samsung 55Q7 Qled TV and the TCL 55P607
  • hisense43h7c2hdr
    No thy do not use lg screens thy use Samsung VA screens or thy make the panels in house at there factory
  • monstermommy
    Im looking to buy a t.v this week-end.ABC warehouse has a Silo 49' 4K UHD LED HDTV for 298.00 Im wondering how this thing ranks,is it worth it?
  • robert600
    2646532 said:
    Im looking to buy a t.v this week-end.ABC warehouse has a Silo 49' 4K UHD LED HDTV for 298.00 Im wondering how this thing ranks,is it worth it?


    That's a good price but ... in a year or so when HDR is more widely used, I think you will wish your TV supported it.
  • katie22337
    Wait some is coming a long
  • kwdrew
    How about this one? 070380 Seiki 75-inch Ultra HD LED 4K Smart TV SC-75AU600
  • slmehl420
    A scrolling article would have been much easier to read than having to click the right arrow eleven times.
  • johntvancejr
    Who writes these articles?

    "5.1 or 7.1 surround sound aren't offered in this price range"

    Please show me the television that somehow magically has 5 or 7 speakers and a subwoofer as well as a reciever placed around the room to create actual 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. There isn't a TV in ANY price range that actually has 5.1 or 7.1 surround sound. Yet, the common folk will read this and think otherwise.

    Seriously Tom's Guide. Who is writing this stuff? Anyone who actually knows/wants 5.1 or 7.1 surround knows that the TV's speakers and sound offerings are a completely moot point. The audio will be piped through a reciever via HDMI anyways to ACTUALLY create 5.1/7.1 sound.
  • agudeza
    Wrong. Don't know anyone who runs audio and video over the same HDMI cable with surround sound. Almost every TV, even before smart TVs, have 5.1 7.1 speaker support built in . Audio and video signals are split by those who want true surround and not the simulated version that comes from external receivers that have built in audio processing. For a 7.1 surround sound only the video will be routed over HDMI and audio via optical out of the TV so the true surround audio can be heard. The type of speaker setup involves a receiver that is only needed to "receive" the audio sugnal from the TV and route it to the respective speakers. Using some huge receiver to manage all AV devices via HDMI connections is not the way true surround works
  • punkncat
    Unless Insignia has done something drastic with their build quality I cannot stress enough to stay away from them/
    Random power off, sometimes several times a day, sometimes not for weeks. Random black band at top of screen. Random lock ups requiring you climb behind the TV and unplug from the wall to get back. Random loss of HDMI input and particularly video with no sound. This happens most often with computer for some reason, any computer.

    Buy anything but an Insignia. Really.