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Best Value TVs 2014: Which cheap TV should you buy?

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Looking for the best cheap TVs to buy this year? Whether it's a 32-inch Smart TV or a plasma for under £500, we've picked out the best value TVs on sale to help you decide.

Updated 25/11/14

We'd all love to own one of the best TVs on the planet like the Sony KD-65X9005B or the Panasonic TX-58AX802, but in reality, not everyone can afford to fork out a few thousand pounds to get a 4K TV in the living room.

If you want to find the perfect cheap TV, click one of the links below or read on for some tips on what to look out for.

Best Cheap 42-inch TV: Sony KDL-42W705B
Best Cheap TV for Gaming: Philips 48PFT5509
Best 40-inch TV under £400: Sony KDL-40W605B
Best 40-inch TV under £350: Samsung UE40H5500
Best Cheap 32-inch TV: Sony KDL-32W706B


But that's not to say you can't get a great TV on a much tighter budget. You will have to be willing to make some compromises on, of course, size as well as extra features like 3D support or inbuilt Wi-Fi for access to services like iPlayer and watching films on LoveFilm or the best TV series on Netflix - you'll have to run a network cable to the TV instead.

Most obviously the core technology at the heart of the screen tends to be a step down in cheaper TVs so things like black levels, contrast, colour accuracy and viewing angles can all suffer. But, if you consider where you want the TV to live and what it will be used for most often you should be able to find a choice that works for you.

For those who yearn for a more complete home cinema setup, you actually may want to consider compromising a little more on the TV and investing in a soundbar, as audio can make a huge difference to your enjoyment of watching films. Plus it'll still likely be better than the speakers in your TV even if and when you upgrade to a more expensive display down the line.

If you are in the market for a bedroom-friendly set, or something you are hoping to hook up to your PS4 or Xbox One, we've rifled through our latest TV reviews to bring you the best cheap TVs of 2014.

For more advice, read our New TV Buying Guide.

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