We have lined up a selection of the best affordable TVs for every situation, including models from top brands like Toshiba and Philips.
Nowadays, you can find absolutely enormous 8K TVs with incredible sound systems, stylish designs, and more smart features than you can handle. Not everyone wants all of this though, and most people can’t afford to drop thousands of pounds on a TV that looks like it belongs on a spaceship.
Most people are simply searching for something with decent picture quality, crisp sound, and some smart functions. There are plenty of TVs that tick all of these boxes, and most are available at low prices.
The trouble with finding cheap TVs is that there is so much on offer, making it difficult to pick a favourite. We know the struggle, so we’ve tried to help you out. We have lined up a selection of the best cheap TVs from top brands like Toshiba, Philips, and Hisense. These models are not going to top the charts when it comes to specifications or features, but they might surprise you with what they can do.
We’ve found cheap TVs for movie marathons, gaming sessions, streaming, and just about everything else. There is something for everyone and every situation on this list, whether you’re looking for a TV for university or the spare room in your house. We’ve got you covered.
These are the best cheap TVs in 2021. (Prices and availability are current at time of publication, but as with all deals, these are prone to sell out.)
Panasonic TX-40GX800BThe HCX Processor comes with OLED processing know-how for fantastic picture performance.
This TV also packs Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support, meaning you get the best from 4K video streaming services. So whether you’re watching Netflix, Prime Video, or BBC iPlayer, you’re covered.
Sport and gaming modes are also offered by this TV. These clever features alter picture and sound settings to give you the best possible experience at all times. It’s the little things like this that make all the difference.
Hisense 43A7100FTUKDTS Studio Sound provides a truly immersive sound experience that’s great for movies.
You can enjoy all your favourite shows in stunning realism thanks to the quad core picture processing technology. Every type of sound is also perfected with DTS Studio Sound, which combines Volume Levelling Bass Enhancement, Speaker EQ, and Dialogue Enhancement technology. The picture quality is good, but the sound is better.
The VIDAA U 3 0 Smart TV platform lets you easily access entertainment from Netflix, Prime Video, YouTube, and more. You can also control your TV with your voice as Alexa is built-in.
The quad core processor supports advanced picture processing for impressive levels of brightness and clarity, and LG’s webOS Smart platform can be used to stream your favourite shows on sites like Netflix, Prime Video, and Disney+. It’s also compatible with LG’s Magic Remote, but this is sold separately.
The sturdy two-pole stand and minimal bezel frame also enhance the viewing experience, and complete a contemporary look that would suit just about any space.
RCA RB32H1-UKThis TV might not be the most impressive, but it covers all the basics for a low price.
You can connect multiple devices with the three HDMI ports, and it’s also equipped with a scart socket that’s perfect for a DVD player or old video recorder.
Thanks to the built-in tuner you can receive both an analogue and digital signal. We know this isn’t the most impressive list of features, but at this price, you can’t expect too much.
TCL 43DP628Smart TV built with Alexa connectivity for voice control of Netflix, YouTube, and more.
Dolby Audio delivers clear and powerful sound, and even features dynamic EQ so the sound is always optimised according to what you’re doing, whether that’s gaming, streaming, or catching up on the news.
There are smarter TVs on this list, but you can still get Freeview Play, BBC iPlayer, Netflix, and YouTube. It also works with Alexa, so there’s that.
Toshiba 32WL3A63DBToshiba’s gaming mode optimises the vibrancy of your graphics for a more exciting experience.
The sound quality is pretty good too, with speakers designed by Onkyo and Dolby Audio processing. From the speakers to the software, everything combines to provide a cinema-like audio experience.
It’s not the smartest TV, but users still get access to all the top streaming apps, which is what you expect for a device costing less than £200.