5 Best Televisions Under $500

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best televisions under $500. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:

  1. Proven track record of user satisfaction
  2. Market penetration
  3. Amazon price less than $500
  4. 2017 or 2016 models only

1. TCL 720p Roku Smart LED TV (2017)

TCL 720p Smart LED TV with Roku

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 28.9″ x 17.1″ x 3.2″, TV with stand: 28.9″ x 19.2″ x 7.2″
  • Smart functionality offers access to over 4,000 streaming channels featuring more than 450,000 movies and TV episodes via Roku TV
  • 720p HD resolution for a crisp picture.
  • 120V – 60Hz 50W
  • Direct-lit LED produces great picture quality
  • 60Hz refresh rate allows fast moving action scenes to be seen with minimal motion blur
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI (1 w/ ARC), 1 USB, RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out

2. Samsung 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016)

Samsung 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016)

  • 4K UHD resolution provides 4x sharper picture than full HD
  • Built-in Wi-Fi for Smart TV capabilities
  • PurColor brings you closer to what nature intended with accurate expression of color in life-like detail
  • 3 HDMI, 2 USB
  • UHD dimming puts you in the forefront of advancements in color, contrast, and sharpness. It uses new technology to create a more vibrant viewing experience than you’ve ever seen
  • Upscaling picture engine upgrades lower resolution movies and TV shows to a stunning near ultra high-definition experience with enhanced detail and optimized picture quality
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 36.1″ x 21.1″ x 2.5″, TV with stand: 36.1″ x 23.5″ x 11.3″

3. TCL 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017)

TCL 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2017)

  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 49.1″ x 28.5″ x 3″, TV with stand: 49.1″ x 30.8″ x 8.7″
  • Smart functionality offers access to over 4,000 streaming channels featuring more than 450,000 movies and TV episodes via Roku TV
  • Pairs 4K ultra HD picture clarity with the contrast, color, and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR) for the most lifelike picture
  • Direct-lit LED produces great picture quality
  • 120Hz refresh rate allows fast moving action scenes to be seen with virtually no motion blur
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI 2.0 with HDCP 2.2 (one with HDMI ARC), 1 USB (media player), RF, Composite, Headphone Jack, Optical Audio Out, Ethernet

4. VIZIO 1080p Smart LED TV D32X-D1 (2016)

VIZIO 1080p Smart LED TV D32X-D1 (2016)

  • VIZIO Internet Apps Plus – Instantly enjoy the latest hit movies, TV shows, music and even more premium apps straight from the Internet to your TV.
  • Full-array LED backlight – Distributes LEDs behind the entire screen delivering superior light uniformity and picture performance.
  • Built-in Wi-Fi – Connect with high-speed wireless for easy, clutter-free access to VIZIO Internet Apps Plus.
  • New, modern design – A new base design combined with a slim frame makes the new D-series a perfect upgrade to any room.
  • 1080p full HD resolution – Enjoy high-definition TV with a crystal-clear picture.

5. Samsung 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017)

Samsung 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2017)

  • 4X more pixels than full HD means you’re getting 4X the resolution, so you’ll clearly see the difference.
  • See vibrant and pure color for a realistic experience.
  • OneRemote automatically detects and controls all your connected devices and content with no manual programming required.
  • Smooth action on fast-moving content with 120Hz motion rate

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