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 65-Inch Class Crystal 4K UHD AU8000 Series HDR, 3 HDMI Ports, Motion Xcelerator, Tap View, PC on TV, Q Symphony, Smart TV with Alexa Built-In (UN65AU8000FXZA, 2021 Model)
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  • DYNAMIC CRYSTAL COLOR: Witness millions of shades of color through powerful Dynamic Crystal technology
  • CRYSTAL PROCESSOR 4K: See every detail with stunning clarity; The powerful processor, specifically tuned for Crystal Displays, converts what you're watching to 4K
  • BUILT-IN VOICE ASSISTANTS: Access a world of content beyond streaming; Schedule recordings, search, auto-adjust gaming settings, seamlessly connect with a host of compatible devices, and control your smart TV with your voice, all with one remote
  • HDR: Enjoy a whole new world of vivid color and detail found in newer films and streaming service content with HDR, also known as High Dynamic Range

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, 120Hz Refresh Rate, AI-Powered 4K, Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos, 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.
  • A9 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 plus, Disney plus 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.

SaleBestseller No. 1
LG OLED C1 Series 65” Alexa Built-in 4k Smart TV, 120Hz Refresh Rate, AI-Powered 4K, Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos, 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.
  • A9 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 plus, Disney plus 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.

Bestseller No. 1
ANNE PRO 2, 60% Wired/Wireless Mechanical Keyboard (Gateron Brown Switch/Black Case) - Full Keys Programmable - True RGB Backlit - Tap Arrow Keys - Double Shot PBT Keycaps - NKRO - 1900mAh Battery
  • Minimalistic design doing more with less. Requires less hand movement while still being able to access all the functionalities.
  • Compact and Portable . It saves desk space and easy to carry around. Fits right in backpack. Perfect for home, work and on the go.
  • Decent bluetooth connectivity enables wireless connection up to 4 devices and switch seamlessly back and forth.
  • Revamped obinskit starter software simplifies the way to set up your own key layout, lighting and to create macros.
  • The “Magic Fn” on the Caps Lock button makes it easier to utilize the F1-F12 keys while gaming.

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.

Bestseller No. 1
SAMSUNG 43-Inch Class Crystal 4K UHD AU8000 Series HDR, 3 HDMI Ports, Motion Xcelerator, Tap View, PC on TV, Q Symphony, Smart TV with Alexa Built-In (UN43AU8000FXZA, 2021 Model)
  • CRYSTAL PROCESSOR 4K: See every detail with stunning clarity; The powerful processor, specifically tuned for Crystal Displays, converts what you're watching to 4K
  • BUILT-IN VOICE ASSISTANTS: Access a world of content beyond streaming; Schedule recordings, search, auto-adjust gaming settings, seamlessly connect with a host of compatible devices, and control your smart TV with your voice, all with one remote
  • HDR: Enjoy a whole new world of vivid color and detail found in newer films and streaming service content with HDR, also known as High Dynamic Range
  • MOTION XCELERATOR: With minimized blur and enhanced motion clarity, Motion Xcelerator catches all the fast-moving action, whether you're watching sports or taking advantage of new gaming capabilities
  • SLEEK and SLIM DESIGN: The ultra thin, AirSlim profile lets your television blend in effortlessly

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.

SaleBestseller No. 1
PERLESMITH Universal TV Stand - Table Top TV Stand for 37-55 inch LCD LED TVs - Height Adjustable TV Base Stand with Tempered Glass Base & Wire Management, VESA 400x400mm
  • 【UNIVERSAL DESIGN】Universal TV mounting bracket design fits most 37" - 55" flat-panel LCD/LED/4K TVs up to 88lbs, VESA(mounting hole pattern) - compatible faceplate fits VESA 100X100mm (4”x4”) 200X100mm (8"x4") 200X200mm(8"x8") 300X200mm (12"x8") 300X300mm (12"x12") 400X300mm (16"x12") 400X400mm (16"x16"). Please be noted this tv base only works if mounting hole is 16" or less and can't fit VESA 600X200mm(24"X8") and 600X400mm (24"X16")
  • 【ADJUSTABLE HEIGHT】This universal TV stand has it all. 15-minute installation, 2 options of mounting TV bracket and 3 sets height adjustment of TV plate to suit different applications or TV sizes
  • 【EASY INSTALLATION】Universal TV stand/base tabletop stand to mount your TV and AV components on an entertainment center or a desk/table. Our product comes with an easy to use instruction manual for quick and easy installation with fittings provided. Install the TV stand without any hassle
  • 【DURABILITY & SAFETY】Our TV mounting bracket is compatible with Samsung, Sony, LG, Sharp, Insignia, Vizio, Haier, Toshiba, Sharp, Element, and TCL. Black tempered glass gives an added touch to your home theater system while providing security and stability when mounting your devices
  • 【WORLD-CLASS CUSTOMER SERVICE】Patent No.: US D853,403 S. Our TV stand includes friendly customer service. We provide Standard mounting hardware to make installation as easy and convenient as possible, if you have any problem please feel free to contact us

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.

Bestseller No. 1
Philips Norelco OneBlade Hybrid Electric Trimmer and Shaver, Frustration Free Packaging, QP2520/90
  • Rechargeable OneBlade can trim, edge, and shave any length of hair.
  • Trim it down - click on combs for a fast and even trim in all the right places
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  • Replaceable OneBlade lasts up to 4 months. (For best shaving experience. Based on 2 full shaves per week. Actual results may vary.)

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.

SaleBestseller No. 1
Apple Watch Series 6 (GPS, 40mm) - Blue Aluminum Case with Deep Navy Sport Band
  • GPS model lets you take calls and reply to texts from your wrist
  • Measure your blood oxygen with an all-new sensor and app
  • Check your heart rhythm with the ECG app
  • The Always-On Retina display is 2.5x brighter outdoors when your wrist is down
  • S6 SiP is up to 20% faster than Series 5

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.

Bestseller No. 1
SAMSUNG 43-Inch Class Crystal 4K UHD AU8000 Series HDR, 3 HDMI Ports, Motion Xcelerator, Tap View, PC on TV, Q Symphony, Smart TV with Alexa Built-In (UN43AU8000FXZA, 2021 Model)
  • CRYSTAL PROCESSOR 4K: See every detail with stunning clarity; The powerful processor, specifically tuned for Crystal Displays, converts what you're watching to 4K
  • BUILT-IN VOICE ASSISTANTS: Access a world of content beyond streaming; Schedule recordings, search, auto-adjust gaming settings, seamlessly connect with a host of compatible devices, and control your smart TV with your voice, all with one remote
  • HDR: Enjoy a whole new world of vivid color and detail found in newer films and streaming service content with HDR, also known as High Dynamic Range
  • MOTION XCELERATOR: With minimized blur and enhanced motion clarity, Motion Xcelerator catches all the fast-moving action, whether you're watching sports or taking advantage of new gaming capabilities
  • SLEEK and SLIM DESIGN: The ultra thin, AirSlim profile lets your television blend in effortlessly

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
HP 24mh FHD Monitor - Computer Monitor with 23.8-Inch IPS Display (1080p) - Built-In Speakers and VESA Mounting - Height/Tilt Adjustment for Ergonomic Viewing - HDMI and DisplayPort - (1D0J9AA#ABA)
  • OUTSTANDING VISUALS – This FHD display with IPS technology gives you brilliant visuals and unforgettable quality; with a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 75 Hz, you’ll experience the image accuracy and wide-viewing spectrums of premium tablets and mobile devices
  • MORE SCREEN, LESS SPACE – Enjoy more desk space than you thought possible with an attractive and ultra-slim design
  • PANORAMIC VIEWING – Vibrant detail from practically any position with consistent color and image clarity maintained across an ultra-wide 178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles
  • MICRO-EDGE DISPLAY – With virtually no bezel encircling the display on three sides, an ultra-wide viewing experience provides for seamless multi-monitor setups
  • EASY CONNECTIVITY – Get the picture quality you’ve been looking for without the additional dongles; easily connect to your PC, gaming console, and peripherals for big-screen entertainment with a broad range of ports, including HDMI, DisplayPort, and VGA ports

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
SAMSUNG 43-Inch Class Crystal 4K UHD AU8000 Series HDR, 3 HDMI Ports, Motion Xcelerator, Tap View, PC on TV, Q Symphony, Smart TV with Alexa Built-In (UN43AU8000FXZA, 2021 Model)
  • CRYSTAL PROCESSOR 4K: See every detail with stunning clarity; The powerful processor, specifically tuned for Crystal Displays, converts what you're watching to 4K
  • BUILT-IN VOICE ASSISTANTS: Access a world of content beyond streaming; Schedule recordings, search, auto-adjust gaming settings, seamlessly connect with a host of compatible devices, and control your smart TV with your voice, all with one remote
  • HDR: Enjoy a whole new world of vivid color and detail found in newer films and streaming service content with HDR, also known as High Dynamic Range
  • MOTION XCELERATOR: With minimized blur and enhanced motion clarity, Motion Xcelerator catches all the fast-moving action, whether you're watching sports or taking advantage of new gaming capabilities
  • SLEEK and SLIM DESIGN: The ultra thin, AirSlim profile lets your television blend in effortlessly

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.

SaleBestseller No. 1
LG OLED C1 Series 48” Alexa Built-in 4k Smart TV, 120Hz Refresh Rate, AI-Powered 4K, Dolby Vision IQ and Dolby Atmos, WiSA Ready, Gaming Mode (OLED48C1PUB, 2021), Black
  • 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.
  • A9 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 plus, Disney plus 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
Acer SB220Q bi 21.5 Inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Ultra-Thin Zero Frame Monitor (HDMI & VGA Port), Black
  • 21.5 inches Full HD (1920 x 1080) widescreen IPS display
  • And Radeon free sync technology. No compatibility for VESA Mount
  • Refresh rate: 75 hertz - Using HDMI port
  • Zero-frame design; Ultra-thin; 4ms response time; IPS panel
  • Ports: 1 x HDMI & 1 x VGA

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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