Despite claims of 8K being the future, 4K content is still likely to be the best you’re going to find, especially when streaming from your favorite services. And now you can pick up a new 4K TV for any room in your house without breaking the bank.
In our budget TV shootout, the TCL 4-Series combined decent image quality with our favorite smart TV system, and this price is a solid value for a 55-inch 4K TV. Walmart is also discounting the 65-inch model ($378) and if you just want a cheap TV with great streaming, it’s tough to go wrong with either one.
The Omni QLED series is Amazon’s most advanced TV to date. Along with the stunning 4K UHD display, this 55-inch TV is equipped with a built-in microphone so you can control it completely hands free. It also features support for HDR10+ Adaptive, HLG and Dolby Vision IQ, and has a light sensor to help automatically optimize the screen’s brightness.
Vizio’s V-Series made its way onto our best TVs list as a runner-up budget option thanks to its impressive picture and because it comes with Chromecast and Apple AirPlay built in, which plenty of other smart TVs do not. These allow you to stream, or even mirror, content from your phone or computer. It also boasts 4K UHD picture, and an IQ active processor that enhances the quality of any non-4K content.
This 4K UHD Insignia might not have made it onto our list of the best TVs for this year, but it still boasts impressive specs that make it a highly competitive model and a solid deal if you’re after a bigger screen. It runs Amazon’s Fire TV OS, so you can instantly access all your favorite streaming content, and it also supports Apple AirPlay (though not Chromecast). It’s equipped with an HDMI eARC port so it’s easy to run the audio through a soundbar or surround-sound system, and the Alexa voice remote allows for easy hands-free browsing.