Top 14 Best TVs under $500

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The list of best budget TVs under 500 is a long one, but it’s not impossible to find a good TV for less than $500. We have compiled this list of best TVs under $500 that you can buy. These TVs will give you great picture quality and performance at an affordable price.

Best Budget TVs Under $500: Top 14 Picks

1. Samsung UN65KS9000 65″ 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

Samsung has been making some of the best TVs on the market for years now. The latest model from them comes with several features that make it stand out among other models. This particular model offers a full 4K resolution and HDR10 support. It also supports Google Assistant which makes it easier to control your smart home devices.

Bestseller No. 1
Samsung UN65KS9000 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)
  • The Ultimate Flat 4K SUHD Picture powered by the Quantum Dot Color Drive. Fires off a billion more colors than HD TVs for a lifelike picture unlike anything else
  • More than just pitch black, get the best shades of black with Triple Black Technology. Never miss a detail in the dark.
  • HDR 1000 mirrors the high contrast and vividness the way movie makers intended
  • Advanced contrast, color and sharpness for true-to-life image quality with Supreme UHD Dimming
  • Smart 2016 - Use one universal remote to switch from Live TV to streaming seamlessly. Easily access everything you want to watch.

2. Sony XBR65X950A 65″ Class 4K UHD Smart LED TV

This Sony TV is loaded with all sorts of features including 4K resolution, HDR10, and even Dolby Vision. It also includes a USB port so you can connect external storage devices such as hard drives or thumb drives. You can use these connected devices to watch content directly off the device without having to stream it over the internet.

SaleBestseller No. 1
LG OLED C1 Series 65” Alexa Built-in 4k Smart TV (3840 x 2160), 120Hz Refresh Rate, AI-Powered 4K, Dolby Cinema, WiSA Ready, Gaming Mode (OLED65C1PUB, 2021)
  • OLED DISPLAY: Watch your content come to life in over 8 million pixels. Each pixel turns on and off independently so you'll see your content with perfect black, over a billion rich colors and infinite contrast for a viewing experience like no other.
  • α9 GEN 4 AI PROCESSOR 4K: Picture and sound adjustment happen automatically with our best processor. The a9 Gen4 AI Processor 4K uses deep-learning algorithms to detect scenes and genres to make your content look its best no matter what or when you're watching.
  • GAME OPTIMIZER: Game Optimizer gives you easier access to all your game settings, while the latest HDMI allows for fast gaming speeds. Plus, you'll get low input lag and fast response times with Auto Low-Latency Mode and HGiG.
  • GOOGLE ASSISTANT & ALEXA BUILT IN: There’s no need for an extra device – just ask your TV for music, weather, news, your Amazon shopping list, and more. Plus, conveniently control your connected home and smart devices.
  • HOME CINEMA EXPERIENCE: Get breathtaking picture and audio that makes you feel like you're in the action with Cinema HDR, Dolby Vision IQ & Dolby Atmos. See movies exactly how directors intended with Filmmaker Mode. And with built-in access to Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+ and LG channels, your favorite content is at your fingertips.

3. LG 55EC9300B Plasma HDTV

If you want a plasma television, then you should consider getting one of the LG models. They offer excellent picture quality and they come with built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity. The only downside is that they do tend to be more expensive compared to their LCD counterparts. But if you don’t mind spending a little extra money, then by all means go for it.

Bestseller No. 1
LG OLED C1 Series 55” Alexa Built-in 4k Smart TV (3840 x 2160), 120Hz Refresh Rate, AI-Powered 4K, Dolby Cinema, WiSA Ready, Gaming Mode (OLED55C1PUB, 2021)
  • OLED DISPLAY: Watch your content come to life in over 8 million pixels. Each pixel turns on and off independently so you'll see your content with perfect black, over a billion rich colors and infinite contrast for a viewing experience like no other.
  • α9 GEN 4 AI PROCESSOR 4K: Picture and sound adjustment happen automatically with our best processor. The a9 Gen4 AI Processor 4K uses deep-learning algorithms to detect scenes and genres to make your content look its best no matter what or when you're watching.
  • GAME OPTIMIZER: Game Optimizer gives you easier access to all your game settings, while the latest HDMI allows for fast gaming speeds. Plus, you'll get low input lag and fast response times with Auto Low-Latency Mode and HGiG.
  • GOOGLE ASSISTANT & ALEXA BUILT IN: There’s no need for an extra device – just ask your TV for music, weather, news, your Amazon shopping list, and more. Plus, conveniently control your connected home and smart devices.
  • HOME CINEMA EXPERIENCE: Get breathtaking picture and audio that makes you feel like you're in the action with Cinema HDR, Dolby Vision IQ & Dolby Atmos. See movies exactly how directors intended with Filmmaker Mode. And with built-in access to Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+ and LG channels, your favorite content is at your fingertips.

4. Vizio M60-C0 Series 60″ 1080p 3D Smart LED TV

If you’re looking for a cheap 3D television, then you might want to check out the Vizio M60-c0 series. Not only does it provide amazing picture quality, but it also provides a 3D experience. It supports both passive and active 3D technology. So whether you’re watching movies or playing games, you’ll get a great viewing experience.

SaleBestseller No. 1
SAMSUNG 60-Inch Class QLED Q60A Series - 4K UHD Dual LED Quantum HDR Smart TV with Alexa Built-in (QN60Q60AAFXZA, 2021 Model)
  • 100% COLOR VOLUME WITH QUANTUM DOT: A billion stay-true shades of breathtaking color. QLED televisions can produce 100% Color Volume in the DCI-P3 color space, the format for most cinema screens and HDR movies for television.
  • DUAL LED Backlight: Dedicated warm and cool LED backlights provide enhanced contrast. 32" Dual LED not available. HLG (Hybrid Log Gamma) : Yes
  • QUANTUM HDR: Go beyond HDTV with an expanded range of color.
  • AIR SLIM DESIGN: Sleek and slim design.
  • QUANTUM PROCESSOR 4K LITE: Transform what you're watching to stunning 4K.

5. Toshiba 43LH750U43 42″ 720p Full HD LED Television

Toshiba televisions are known for being reliable and durable. This particular model is no different. It comes with a sleek design and it looks attractive too. If you’re looking into buying a new TV, then we recommend checking out the Toshiba brand.

SaleBestseller No. 1
TCL 43-inch Class 4-Series 4K UHD HDR Smart Android TV - 43S434, 2021 Model
  • Stunning 4K Ultra HD: 4K resolution delivers stunning detail and remarkable visual experience.
  • High Dynamic Range: HDR delivers bright and accurate colors for a lifelike viewing experience.
  • Google Assistant Built-in: Search for movies and shows across thousands of available apps, get entertainment recommendations, access media playback controls, change the temperature, dim the lights, and so much more. Ask questions and see the answers on your TV, including Google Photos, your calendar, sports scores, and more. Even automate and control your smart devices. The Google Assistant is always on, ready to help, and makes life in your living room that much more relaxing.
  • Thousands of streaming apps: Stream 700,000+ movies and shows, live sports and news, or your favorite music from Google Play, YouTube and your favorite apps.
  • Chromecast Built-in: Easily cast movies, shows, and photos from your Android or iOS device to your TCL Android TV.

6. Panasonic TC-P42S1 32″ 720p HD LCD Television

Panasonic televisions are generally known for offering high-quality products. And while this particular model isn’t exactly top of the line, it still delivers a decent picture quality. It comes with 32-inch screen size and it offers a 1920 x 1080 resolution.

Bestseller No. 1
New N2QAYB000570 Remote Replaced for Panasonic N2QAYB000570 TC-32LX34 TC-32LX44S TC-42PX34 TC-50PX34 TC-60PS34 TC-60PS34UA TC-L37E3 TC-L37U3 TC-L42E3 TC-L42E30 TC-L42U30 TV
  • part # N2QAYB000570, No programming or paring needed.Just install new batteries(batteries are not included) and it is ready to use.
  • Compatible with Following Models: TC-32LX34 TC-32LX44S TC-42PX34 TC-50PX34 TC-60PS34 TC-60PS34UA TC-L19C30 TC-L24C3 TC-L3232C TC-L32C3 TC-L32C3S TC-L32E3 TC-L32X30 TC-L37E3 TC-L37U3 TC-L42E3 TC-L42E30 TC-L42U30 TC-P4232C TC-P42S30 TC-P42X3 TC-P46S30 TC-P46ST30 TC-P46X3 TC-P50S30 TC-P50X3 TC-P60S30 TC-P60S30UA TC-32LX24 TC-42LD24 TC-42LS24 TC-42PX24 TC-50PS24 TC-50PX24 TC-58PS24 TC-65PS24 TC-L22X2 TC-L32C22
  • TC-L32U22 TC-L32X2 TC-L37C22 TC-L37D2 TC-L37U22 TC-L37X2 TC-L42D2 TC-L42U22 TC-L42U25 TC-P42C2 TC-P42S2 TC-P42U2 TC-P46C2 TC-P46S2 TC-P50C2 TC-P50S2 TC-P50U2 TC-P50X2 TC-P54S2 TC-P58S2 TC-P65S2 TH-32LRU20 TH-37LRU20 TH-42LRU20 TC-26LX14 TC-32LX14 TC-32LX14N TC-42PS14 TC-42PX14 TC-50PS14 TC-50PX14 TC-54PS14 TC-58PS14 TC-65PS14 TC-L26X1 TC-L32C12 TC-L32C12K TC-L32C12N TC-L32G1 TC-L32LX1N TC-L32S1 TC-L32X1 TC-L37G1 TC-L37S1 TC-L37X1 TC-L42U12 TC-P42C1 TC-P42S1 TC-P42U1 TC-P42X1 TC-P46S1 TC-P46U1
  • TC-P50C1 TC-P50S1 TC-P50U1 TC-P50X1 TC-P50X1C TC-P54S1 TC-P58S1 TC-P58S2 TC-P65S1 TC-P65S2 TC-55AS680U TC-55ASU534 TC-60AS530U TC-60AS530UE PT-43LC14 PT-50DL54J PT-50LC14 PT-60DL54J PT-60LC14 TH-42PZ700UA TH-50PE700UA TH-50PZ700UA PT-50LCZ7 PT-50LCZ70 PT-56LCZ7 PT-56LCZ70 PT-61LCZ7 PT-61LCZ70 TC-32LX700 TH-42PC77U TH-42PE77U TH-42PX77U TH-42PZ700U TH-42PZ77U TH-50PC77U TH-50PE700U TH-50PE77U TH-50PX77U TH-50PZ700U TH-50PZ77U TH-58PZ700U0
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7. Philips 40FV8010 40″ 720p Full HDLED TV

Philips televisions are generally known to be quite inexpensive. However, this particular model doesn’t disappoint when it comes to its picture quality. It comes equipped with a full HD resolution and it offers a wide range of color options.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Philips Norelco Multigroomer All-in-One Trimmer Series 3000, 13 Piece Mens Grooming Kit, for Beard, Face, Nose, and Ear Hair Trimmer and Hair Clipper, NO Blade Oil Needed, MG3750/60
  • 13 attachments for all of your grooming needs: Full size steel trimmer, a steel precision trimmer, a nose and ear hair trimmer, 3 hair trimming guards, 3 beard trimming guards, a stubble guard, an accessory travel storage bag, and a cleaning brush. Unlike competition, no oil needed to maintain high quality performance Blades and Guards are easy to detach and rinse
  • Maximum precision with DualCut technology, which includes 2x more self-sharpening blades. The steel blades sharpen themselves as they work, resulting in blades that remain as sharp as day 1 after 2 years of use.
  • Unlike competition, no oil needed to maintain high quality performance. Automatic voltage: 100-240 V
  • Blades and Guards are easy to detach and rinse, For Hair Type: All Hair Types
  • The Blade is made out of Metal

8. Sharp LC40ES63 40″ 720p Full High Definition LED TV

Sharp is another name worth considering when it comes to purchasing a TV. This particular model comes with an impressive set of features and it looks stylish at the same time. It comes with 40-inch screen size and it boasts a 1920 x 1080 resolution, giving you crystal clear visuals.

Bestseller No. 1
SAMSUNG 43-Inch Class Crystal UHD AU8000 Series - 4K UHD HDR Smart TV with Alexa Built-in (UN43AU8000FXZA, 2021 Model)
  • DYNAMIC CRYSTAL COLOR: A fine crystal layer reveals millions of true-to-life colors.
  • CRYSTAL PROCESSOR 4K: Intelligent, ultra-fast optimization of 4K content
  • SMART TV WITH MULTIPLE VOICE ASSISTANTS: Access apps and streaming services right on your TV with your voice.
  • 3 HDMI PORTS: Connect up to 3 devices with HDMI.
  • HDR: Unveils shades of color that go beyond HDTV.

9. Hisense 40GZJ800N 40″ 720p FullHD LED TV

The Hisense brand is not well known in America yet. But it is gaining popularity in the UK and Europe. This particular model is perfect for those who want a simple solution for their living room needs. It comes with a slim profile and it has a modern look.

SaleBestseller No. 1
TCL 43-inch Class 4-Series 4K UHD HDR Smart Android TV - 43S434, 2021 Model
  • Stunning 4K Ultra HD: 4K resolution delivers stunning detail and remarkable visual experience.
  • High Dynamic Range: HDR delivers bright and accurate colors for a lifelike viewing experience.
  • Google Assistant Built-in: Search for movies and shows across thousands of available apps, get entertainment recommendations, access media playback controls, change the temperature, dim the lights, and so much more. Ask questions and see the answers on your TV, including Google Photos, your calendar, sports scores, and more. Even automate and control your smart devices. The Google Assistant is always on, ready to help, and makes life in your living room that much more relaxing.
  • Thousands of streaming apps: Stream 700,000+ movies and shows, live sports and news, or your favorite music from Google Play, YouTube and your favorite apps.
  • Chromecast Built-in: Easily cast movies, shows, and photos from your Android or iOS device to your TCL Android TV.

10. Viewsonic VX2450 24″ 720p Full HD LCD Television

Viewsonic is another popular brand among affordable TVs. Their products are known for providing good value for your money. This particular model is available in two sizes – 46 inches and 52 inches. It comes with crisp image quality and it has a nice feature where you can adjust the brightness level according to how bright you want the room to be.

Bestseller No. 1
ViewSonic VA2452SM 24 Inch 1080p LED Monitor DisplayPort DVI and VGA Inputs for Home and Office Black
  • GREAT FOR HOME AND OFFICE: An ideal all-around display for desktop, or laptop
  • SEE THE DIFFERENCE: Razor-sharp clarity and detail with Full HD (1920x1080p) resolution
  • ENHANCED VIEWING COMFORT: Flicker-Free technology and Blue Light Filter for all-day comfort
  • FLEXIBLE CONNECTIVITY: The VA2452SM supports laptops, PCs, Macs, and POS systems with DisplayPort, DVI-D, and VGA inputs
  • INCLUDED IN THE BOX: LCD Monitor, Power Cable, and VGA Cable

11. Samsung UN46EH6000 46″ Ultra HDSmart LED TV

Samsung makes some high-end televisions that cost thousands of dollars. But they also make some affordable ones that offer premium picture quality. This particular model is one of the better ones from them. It offers incredible colors, contrast, and sharpness. It also has a slim design which allows it to blend in easily with another home decor.

Bestseller No. 1
TILT TV Wall Mount Bracket for Samsung UN46EH6000 46" INCH LED HDTV Television
  • FREE GIFT: 44 LARGE TV SCREEN CLEANING WIPES - BLACK PK
  • Tilting TV Wall Mount Bracket : Brand New In Box
  • Wall Mount Bracket for your Samsung UN46EH6000 TV
  • Easy Installation: All Installation hardware included in box

12. LG 47LM640U 47″ LED Smart TV

LG is another manufacturer that people tend to overlook. They don’t have as many models as Sony or Samsung do. But what they do offer is a variety of smart features including wi-fi connectivity and apps. This particular model is a mid-range option that won’t break the bank.

Bestseller No. 1
LG OLED C1 Series 48” Alexa Built-in 4k Smart TV (3840 x 2160), 120Hz Refresh Rate, AI-Powered 4K, Dolby Cinema, WiSA Ready, Gaming Mode (OLED48C1PUB, 2021)
  • OLED DISPLAY: Watch your content come to life in over 8 million pixels. Each pixel turns on and off independently so you'll see your content with perfect black, over a billion rich colors and infinite contrast for a viewing experience like no other.
  • α9 GEN 4 AI PROCESSOR 4K: Picture and sound adjustment happen automatically with our best processor. The a9 Gen4 AI Processor 4K uses deep-learning algorithms to detect scenes and genres to make your content look its best no matter what or when you're watching.
  • GAME OPTIMIZER: Game Optimizer gives you easier access to all your game settings, while the latest HDMI allows for fast gaming speeds. Plus, you'll get low input lag and fast response times with Auto Low-Latency Mode and HGiG.
  • GOOGLE ASSISTANT & ALEXA BUILT IN: There’s no need for an extra device – just ask your TV for music, weather, news, your Amazon shopping list, and more. Plus, conveniently control your connected home and smart devices.
  • HOME CINEMA EXPERIENCE: Get breathtaking picture and audio that makes you feel like you're in the action with Cinema HDR, Dolby Vision IQ & Dolby Atmos. See movies exactly how directors intended with Filmmaker Mode. And with built-in access to Netflix, Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+ and LG channels, your favorite content is at your fingertips.

13. Philips 50FL6300UB 60″ UHD Blu-ray Player

If you’re someone who loves watching movies on your big screen, then you should consider investing in a Philips UHD Blu-Ray player. These players come with 4K support so you can enjoy content in ultra-high definition. It even has HDR compatibility so you can watch shows and movies without any loss in detail.

Bestseller No. 1
Philips LED Dimmable Warm Glow Effect A19, Flicker-Free, EyeComort Technology, 800 Lumen, 2200K-2700K, 8.8W=60W, E26 Base, Title 20 Certified, 4-Pack
  • Philips A19 LED light bulbs with Warm Glow Effect provide 800 lumens of soft white light, equivalent to 60 Watt incandescents; These bulbs fit standard medium base (E26) fixtures with the look and feel of a classic bulb; Not for use with Philips HUE products
  • Warm Glow dimming offers flicker free, silent dimming that works with more dimmer switches than any other LED on the market; The more you dim, the warmer the light from 2200 to 2700 kelvin just like traditional incandescent light bulbs
  • These best in class, Energy Star Certified Philips LEDs provide steady, natural lighting at 1/4 of the energy of incandescents, 1/2 the energy of halogens and with 10X and 4X the lifespan respectively; Philips LEDs are mercury free so they don't contribute to harmful hazardous waste
  • A19 soft white light bulbs are perfect anywhere you need a balance of clarity and warmth with the flexibility of dimming in an slightly smaller bulb; The E26 medium base fits standard fixtures on pendant, vanity, and bare lamps
  • This 4 pack of A19 LEDs is expected to deliver a lifetime of up to 15, 000 hours and over 20 years based on standard usage of 3 hours per day, saving you the cost and hassle of frequent bulb replacement

14. Toshiba 48TZ300 43″ 1080P Full HD LCD TV

This particular Toshiba model costs much less than most of the other TVs we listed here. But it offers premium picture quality and it includes all the basic functions that you would expect. It has a sleek design and it comes with a built-in wireless speaker system.

SaleBestseller No. 1
TCL 43-inch Class 4-Series 4K UHD HDR Smart Android TV - 43S434, 2021 Model
  • Stunning 4K Ultra HD: 4K resolution delivers stunning detail and remarkable visual experience.
  • High Dynamic Range: HDR delivers bright and accurate colors for a lifelike viewing experience.
  • Google Assistant Built-in: Search for movies and shows across thousands of available apps, get entertainment recommendations, access media playback controls, change the temperature, dim the lights, and so much more. Ask questions and see the answers on your TV, including Google Photos, your calendar, sports scores, and more. Even automate and control your smart devices. The Google Assistant is always on, ready to help, and makes life in your living room that much more relaxing.
  • Thousands of streaming apps: Stream 700,000+ movies and shows, live sports and news, or your favorite music from Google Play, YouTube and your favorite apps.
  • Chromecast Built-in: Easily cast movies, shows, and photos from your Android or iOS device to your TCL Android TV.

How to choose the best TV for under $500?

When looking for the best TV for under 500 dollars, there are several factors you need to take into consideration.

The first thing you need to decide is whether you want a flat panel television or a traditional tube-based display. Flat panels are usually lighter and thinner but they lack the rich details offered by tubes. However, flat panels are easier to maintain and operate. If you plan on using your television mainly for viewing videos, a flat panel is a way to go.

You also need to think about the size of the screen because this will determine the kind of content you can view comfortably. You may require an extra-large screen if you like to stream lots of video at once. A smaller screen could work fine if you mostly use it for browsing the web and watching short clips.

Another important factor to consider is the resolution. Most of today’s new TVs have a resolution higher than 1080p. So you shouldn’t worry too much about getting a lower resolution setting.

Finally, you need to check out the features included in the TV. Some of these include HDMI ports, USB ports, Wi-Fi, etc. Look for a feature set that meets your needs. For example, if you want to connect your smartphone to the TV, look for a model that has an app store.

In conclusion, when choosing a TV for a price range under 500 dollars, be sure to pay attention to the above-mentioned factors. Once you know what you want, you can narrow down your search until you find the right model.

Frequently Asked Questions – TVs under 500

  1. What are some good features to look for?

    You can look for a decent android or a Roku TV with features likes voice control, vibrant colors, variable refresh rate (VRR), wide viewing angle, sound quality, higher frame rates, 43 and 55-inch models, and good black levels.

  2. What TV sizes are available under 500?

    For 500 bucks a range of sizes are available from 21″ and 32″ to even larger sizes like 43″, 50″, 55″ and 65″.

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