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 the 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.

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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.

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RMF-TX500U Replacement Remote Control Supports for Sony BRAVIA LCD TV XBR-43X800H XBR-49X800H XBR-65X900H XBR-55X900H XBR-75X900H XBR-85X900H XBR-55X800H XBR-49X950H XBR-55A8H XBR-55X850G XBR-65A8H
  • RMF-TX500U Replace Voice Remote Control compatible with Sony Bravia OLED 4K Ultra HD Smart HDR LCD LED TV 2020 Model; you need to pair the remote with your TV before use
  • Install 2 new 1.5V AAA alkaline batteries, restart your TV, then pair this remote with your TV, then it will be available for use
  • Operates for Sony TV model XBR-65A8H XBR-55X950G XBR-65X950G XBR-55A8H XBR-75X950G XBR-85X950G KD-55X750H KD-65X750H XBR-43X800H XBR-49X800H KD-75X750H XBR-49X950H XBR-55X950H XBR-65X800H XBR-55X900H XBR-65X900H XBR-65X950H XBR-55X800H XBR-75X950H XBR-85X800H XBR-75X900H XBR-85X900H XBR-75X800H XBR-85X950H XBR-65X850G XBR-55X850G KD-55X75CH KD-65X75CH XBR-75X850G XBR-85X850G XBR-55X81CH KD-75X75CH XBR-55X90CH XBR-65X90CH XBR-75X81CH XBR-85X90CH XBR-65X81CH XBR-75X90CH XBR-85X81CH
  • XBR55X950G XBR65X950G XBR55A8H XBR65A8H XBR75X950G XBR85X950G KD55X750H XBR43X800H KD65X750H XBR49X800H KD75X750H XBR49X950H XBR55X900H XBR65X900H XBR55X950H XBR65X950H XBR55X800H XBR65X800H XBR55X850G XBR65X850G KD65X75CH KD55X75CH XBR75X800H XBR75X950H XBR85X900H XBR75X850G XBR85X850G XBR85X800H XBR75X900H XBR85X950H XBR55X90CH XBR65X81CH XBR55X81CH XBR65X90CH KD75X75CH XBR75X81CH XBR85X81CH XBR75X90CH XBR85X90CH
  • Package Content: 1 x Remote (Not include Batteries)

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.

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  • 50LN5200 50LN5200-UB 50LN5310 50LN5400 50LN5400-UA 50PN4500 50PN4500-UA 50PN450P 50PN5000 50PN5300 50PN530P 50PN6500 50PN6500-UA 55LN5100 55LN5200 55LN5200-UB 55LN5310 55LN5400 55LN5400-UA 55LN541C 60LN5400 60LN5400-UA 60PN5000 60PN5300 60PN530P 60PN5700 60PN5700-UA 60PN6500 60PN6500-UA 60PN6550
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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.

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  • Compatible with: Sharp TV LC-26DV28UT, LC-19SB25U, LC-19DV24U, LC-19SB15U Numark MP103USB CD Player JVC Emerald EM32FL, EM39FT, EM55FT Pioneer VSX-453, VSX-452, VSX-403 Stereo Receiver Singer Curvy 8780 Singer CE-150, CE-250, CE-350, 9940 Brother CE4000, CS100t, BC2500, BC2300, BC2100, BC1000 Emerson Funai LC401 EM2F LC401EM2F Sanyo FVM4612, DP32242, DP46142, DP39E63, DP19241, 100% Real Copper Wire Heavy Duty 3 ft 7Amp Current 125V, Double PVC Jacket for Best Insulation

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
Toshiba 43-inch Class C350 Series LED 4K UHD Smart Fire TV with Alexa Voice Remote (43C350LU, 2023 Model)
  • Fire TV - Fire TV brings live, over the air TV and all your streaming channels together on one, easy to use home screen. Connect any HD antenna and ask Alexa to instantly search for and watch live TV, or choose from a vast catalog of streaming movies and TV shows.
  • Regza Engine 4k - Regza Engine 4K is Toshiba’s high-performance 4K engine for stunning picture quality. With the ultra-essential PQ technology combined with a high-quality LCD panel, you can get incredible ultra HD 4K images with breathtaking picture quality.
  • 4K resolution - Four times the resolution of Full HD, and four times the detail. With Toshiba 4K TV, you can enjoy uncompromisingly crisp, clear visuals for a fully immersive, professional theater-quality experience.
  • Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10* - Dolby Vision HDR and HDR10 transform your TV into an entertainment powerhouse. The image technology from cinemas, now brought together in the home, provides amazing realism you'll see, hear, and feel like never before.
  • Bezel-less Design - The C350 is designed with a gorgeous bezel-less design to give you more viewable screen area.

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.

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  • 3.Features:Made of high-quality ABS, Precise Control, More Durable,Small and compact size makes this remote control easy to grip and uneasy to slip
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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.

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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.

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  • No programming or paring is needed.Just install new alkaline batteries and it is ready for usee
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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
Hisense 40-Inch Class H4 Series LED Roku Smart TV with Alexa Compatibility (40H4F, 2020 Model)
  • Combining rich 1080p picture quality, intuitively smart Roku TV platform, built-in Wi-Fi, and innovative technologies, Hisense H4F series smart TVs are great for all your needs - streaming, cable, satellite, gaming, and free over-the-air TV
  • Enjoy all the key moments in fast-paced sports, movies, and games with motion rate 120-image processing, minimizing picture lag to create a clear image without motion blur
  • Roku TV's simplified home screen and streamlined remote provide easy to access your cable box or HDTV antenna, one-touch access to favorite channels and streaming services, and access to over 5,000 streaming channels and 500,000 movies and TV episodes
  • Control the TV with your iOS or android device via the easy-to-use Roku TV remote app, or use your voice to power your TV on and off, change channels, search for shows, and more through an Alexa-enabled device or google assistant (both sold separately)
  • Measuring 35.6 by 20.4 by 3.2 inches (35.6 by 22.1 by 8 inches with included stand, LxWxH), the 40H4F is backed by a 1-year manufacturer's warranty, and includes a Roku remote (batteries included), power cable, and quick start guide

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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