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Best Value TVs 2016: Which cheap TV should you buy?


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Fancy a new TV but don't want to empty your bank account? Our round-up of the best cheap TVs and the best value TVs features 4K sets, curved models and even TVs with HDR support, all of which cost less than £2,000.

The likes of Samsung, Panasonic, Sony and LG are churning out so many outstanding TVs that it can be hard to keep up with what’s worth buying and what’s not. Fortunately, with so many stellar sets in circulation, it’s now easier than ever to get your hands on a great television.

No matter how far your budget stretches, you’ll find something to suit your needs in this round-up. We’ve included TVs that cost less than £1,000 as well as feature-rich models that offer plenty of bang for your buck.

Hit the dropdown menu above to head straight to our short reviews or read on for more TV buying advice.

Best Value TVs – What to look for

Gone are the days when you had to spend over £1,000 on a chunky, 32-inch box with a disappointing screen. Tellies have improved no end, and are now slimmer, more attractive and better-sounding than ever. Most important of all though, is that they offer a far better viewing experience than ever.

Apart from Game of Thrones, 4K is the hottest term in TV right now. Simply put, it's a picture technology that quadruples the pixel count of Full HD, creating sharper, more lifelike images. The fact that Netflix, Amazon Instant Video and YouTube are increasing their efforts on this front is good news too.

However, that's not to say that Full HD's dead. While not quite as new and exciting, Full HD TVs are still excellent options. This is largely because the core technology at the heart of the best screens, such as black levels, contrast ratio and colour accuracy, is consistently higher than ever before.

While not quite as important, 3D playback and HDR are two more features to look out for. While we’re not totally taken with the 3D experience at home, it can be great for keeping children entertained. HDR, meanwhile, is still very much in its infancy, but will become increasingly prevalent as more HDR content is created.

For those who yearn for a more complete home cinema setup, you may also want to consider investing in a soundbar, as terrific audio can make a huge difference to your viewing experience. Best of all, you can now pick one up for less than £100.

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If you're in the market for a new television set, we've rifled through our latest TV reviews to bring you the best cheap TVs of 2015. For more buying guidance, follow the link above.


May 29, 2014, 6:49 pm

thanks I'll give it a try.


November 26, 2014, 11:55 am

No 'best budget screen over 50"' category?

Anders tn

September 28, 2015, 1:16 pm

Sadly the TX-50CX802 is not sold in many European countries. What would the second best option be?

Germann Arlington

March 31, 2016, 9:02 am

Maybe comparing 24" TV with 50"+ is not really very fair?

Alex White

November 16, 2016, 12:55 pm

I swear the title said best CHEAP TV, sorry but over 1k is not cheap.

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