Best Cheap TV Deals: Now is a great time to shop for a 4K TV bargain.
Ah, TV. Where would we all be without it? Outside in the fresh air, probably. Whether you’re a box set fiend, an avid console gamer, or a total film buff, having a decent TV in your living room makes all the difference.
We’ve hit a lovely sweet spot where 4K TV has become the norm, and prices have dropped accordingly. An expenditure of around £500 will secure you a larger, sharp 55-inch model.
Stretch you budget out to £1,000 and you can start considering the deep blacks and rich colours of OLED, or its brand-dependent equivalents.
However much you’ve got to spend on your next TV, we’ve got a bunch of deals that should help you come to a decision. Our team of experts keeps a close eye on the comings and goings from the UK’s top online retailers.
If you find yourself with some spare cash – which isn’t outside the realm of possibilities given those low TV prices – you might wand to consider investing in your audio set-up. Take a look at our Best Soundbar Deals for some choice options.
Whatever you’re after, here are the best UK TV deals of the moment.
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All prices were correct at time of publication but are subject to change at a moment’s notice. Be sure to act fast to snap up any TV deal you’re interested in.
Best Amazon TV Deals
This tidy 55-inch 4K TV from Samsung has never been cheaper on Amazon than it is right now.
Best Argos TV Deals
A big TV that can be had for less than £600, this Hisense has all your favourite smart apps ready to be accessed, including Prime Video, BBC iPlayer and Netflix
A 55-inch Ambilight effort from Philips for under £500. Comes with the brand's Saphi Smart TV system that includes access to YouTube, Netflix and Freeview Play
If you're looking for a smaller TV, this 2018 model would be a decent choice with its suite of smart apps and upscaling talents. It's on clearance so get it quick
Best Currys PC World TV Deals
A big drop on a 2019 TV, this mammoth-sized LG also features built-in Google Assistant as well as LG’s own ThinQ AI that offers added smart features
Save a monster £200 on this entry level 4K set. It doesn’t have Samsung’s Bixby Assistant but the Universal Guide for search is included and it is HDR10+ compatible
Boasts catch-up apps, Freeview HD and Play. While the HDR performance is a little weak, it’s a decent little performer for the price
Best John Lewis TV Deals
Use the code SAMSUNG200 and you’ll save £200 on this impressive 2019 55-inch QLED TV, which scored five-stars from this very site
This 2019 mid-tier 4K TV features Sony’s own X1 picture processor as well as Dolby Vision/Atmos compatibility
LG’s entry-level 4K OLED from 2018 is still worth a look. Packs in webOS smart features, Dolby Vision HDR and enjoyable picture quality for a snip over £1000.
Best Richer Sound TV Deals
A gorgeous Sony OLED with a big discount and 6-year warranty.
A healthy saving on top of a low, low price for such a huge 75-inch 4K TV set.
You can get this large, well-specced TV for the exact same price from Amazon and PRC Direct , but not with a 6-year guarantee as you do here.
A low price for this 49-inch TV, and you also get a 6-year guarantee.
PRC Direct TV Deals
PRC's price for this 65-inch monster is matched elsewhere, but you also get a free pair of the brilliant SOny WH1000XM3 (worth £300) headphones into the bargain.
Use the voucher code 19JUN10 to save money on this 55-inch LG TV. You also get a 5-year warranty as standard.
Best Very TV Deals
This is a fantastically priced 4K set given its large 65-inch size.
Best eBay TV Deals
A nice low price for a 65-inch 4K TV thanks to the current PURE20 code.
Not only do you get a sizeable saving with the code PURE20, but you also get a 5 year guarantee.
Jump to: How to choose a cheap 4K TV deal
Back in the day, 4K was a luxury limited to the very top echelons of the TV market. But since 2015 the price of a 4K TV has dropped to the point it’s now pretty easy to pick one up without spending oodles of cash.
It’s a good idea to read up on the best TVs of the moment, which you can do with our Best TV guide. But for most of us, picking up a good TV deal is just as important.
But before you go rushing off to buy the first 4K TV you see, be warned, 4K isn’t the badge of quality it used to be. Nowadays, 4K, or Ultra HD as some manufacturers like to call it, is just a descriptive term telling you exactly how many pixels your screen can display at any one time. There are all manner of more important technical questions you need to answer before parting with your cash.
First of all, think about what size you need. The idea of a 65-inch beast may be appealing at first, but you’ll need a stand and, more importantly, a room big enough for it. A bigger TV might not be as expensive as you might have thought, however. It’s worth having a look at the next size up of a model you’re interested in (provided you have the space).
Related: Best TVs 2019
40-inch: This is about as small as you’ll want to go for a 4K set. You’re unlikely to get much in the way of smart features and screen brightness can vary depending on the manufacturer. However, for a spare room or bedroom, a 40in effort is a decent bet.
43-inch: The next size up and likely more popular than 40in sets considering prices between the two sizes aren’t too dissimilar. The extra screen real estate might seem meagre, but it’s worth the extra cash.
49-inch: Another common size point for most TV manufacturers and the one that will comfortably sit in most UK lounges.
55-inch: The breaking point where you enter big screen TV territory. The screens generally cost more than their smaller siblings, but if you have the space they’re great for movie binging and split screen gaming.
65-inch: These are generally the biggest screens you’ll get without having to sell a kidney. Though they’re generally more expensive, there are still some cracking deals on 65-inch TVs if you know where to look and some aren’t that much more than a 55-inch model. With Black Friday soon here, it could be the right time to make the upgrade to a 65-inch+ TV (if you have the space).
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There are a multitude of different operating systems being used on TVs at the moment, each of which features very different user interfaces varying features. If you’re buying for someone that’s not too tech savvy, you may want to stick with something they’re already familiar with.
HDR is another important consideration as it can take your viewing experience to a whole new level. HDR TVs earn their street cred by having a much greater colour spectrum to delve into over their 4K-only cousins. Those additional colours create a higher level of contrast which becomes apparent the second you lay your eyes on a HDR-enabled screen.
A plethora of companies have been quick to jump on the HDR bandwagon, utilising the extra oomph in their latest products. On the streaming side, Netflix, Apple and BBC iPlayer have already begun offering HDR-ready content.
The BBC broadcasted both the World Cup and Wimbledon in both 4K and HDR through its iPlayer app on compatible TVs. Before that, it trialled broadcasting Blue Planet II in 4K HDR. Needless to say, the image quality is a massive step up from standard Full HD content. You can see a list of compatible TVs iPlayer supports for 4K HDR here.
In the world of gaming, the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro make full use of HDR technology to make their games pop in a way that true audio-visual purists have been clamouring for.
Needless to say, there’s now no shortage of content that take advantage of HDR for enhanced visual quality.
Related: What is HDR?
The issue is, not all manufacturers are being entirely honest with their use of HDR branding. Some cheaper brands claim to offer high dynamic range, when the TV doesn’t actually meet the formal HDR standards more established players have agreed on.
As a rule of thumb, when buying a 4K HDR TV keep an eye out for UHD Alliance HDR or Dolby Vision branding/certification on the box if you want the best picture quality.
Keep in mind the TV’s speakers, too. As TVs get thinner, sound quality is often sacrificed. It’s simple physics that a bigger speaker is able to move more air to create better sound. So as TVs become more razor-thin, sound quality often takes a hit. Some TVs still sound better than others, and some manufacturers have gotten clever with how they deliver sound.
Certain Sony Bravia screens use the entire display as a speaker, for instance. Otherwise, if you really care about sound quality, check out our Best Soundbar Deals page for some top bargains to go with your cheap TV.
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