Top 10 Best Cheap TVs 2022

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In case you want a new television set, you now have more options now than ever, including HD, 4K, and smart TV sets. No matter the amount of money you have budgeted for or the size of screen you want, you want value for your money, here are some of the best cheap televisions in 2022.

Best Cheap TV 2022

1. Panasonic TX-50GX800B

This supports both Dolby Vision and HDR10+ which means you’ll be able to get the best possible picture quality from your 4K library. Picture performance is impressive, with crisp detail, lush colours and a cinematic look. Sound quality is respectable, though Dolby Atmos compatibility is welcome if you have the means to take advantage of it with a compatible soundbar. Other Specifications include:-

• HDR with HDR10+ and Dolby Vision
• 4K Ultra High Definition
• Wide Colour Spectrum
• Local Dimming
• Dolby Atmos Sound

Pros

• Cinematic picture performance
• It has a classic good looks

Cons

• Limited black level performance
• Brightest HDR performance requires Dynamic image preset

2. Samsung QE49Q60R

Samsung’s Q60R is an attempt by the South Korean manufacturer to bring its QLED TVs to a more affordable price, and it succeeds in most respects. It doesn’t possess the same picture as the step-up models, because the panel is edge-lit rather than direct-lit, but it still has the Quantum processor 4K and with that comes very good upscaling performance and 100% colour volume for vibrant and expressive images. Other specifications include:-

• Refresh rate: 60 Hz.
• Frame interpolation: 2400 PQI (Picture Quality Index)
• Cores: 4.
• Dimensions: 1101.4 x 637.1 x 59.2 mm.
• Weight: 14 kg.

Pros

• It has an expressive colours
• Robust build quality
• Super-fast Game mode

Cons

• It has a limited HDR performance
• No Dolby Vision

3. LG OLED55C8PLA

This is armed with the Alpha 9 processor, allowing for a brighter picture plus better sharpness, noise reduction and colour management. Black levels are perfect and there’s more detail to be found in the shadows, too. The brightness levels are high enough to make for a properly dynamic picture. Other specifications Include:-

• Display: 54.6 in, OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels.
• Viewing angles (H/V): 178 ° / 178 °
• Brightness: 300 cd/m²
• Refresh rate: 120 Hz.
• RAM: 3 GB.
• Storage: 8 GB

Pros

• It is sharp and have a colourful picture
• It has an excellent upscaling
• WebOS still rocks

Cons

• Motion could be better
• Better suited to darker rooms

4. LG OLED55B8PLA

This is LG’s cheapest OLED set, but its features have been trimmed to reach that price. It uses the older Alpha 7 processor and, as a result, the B8 isn’t as bright and its picture quality isn’t as sharp as the step-up C8 model. Specifications include:-

• Display: 54.6 in, OLED, 3840 x 2160 pixels.
• Viewing angles (H/V): 178 ° / 178 °
• Brightness: 250 cd/m²
• Refresh rate: 120 Hz.
• Cores: 4.
• RAM: 2 GB.
• Storage: 8 GB.

Pros

• Great price for an OLED TV
• Typically good OLED picture
• It has a beautiful design

Cons

• Picture quality is up to par with some older models
• It is not the brightest with HDR models
• The set-up needs care

5. Hisense A6200

 

The A6300 sports an old school look in terms of design but, while it lacks frills, it’s more than adequate for the price. Other specifications Include:-

• Screen Sizes: 43″, 50″, 55″, 65″
• Tuner: Freeview Play, satellite HD.
• Display: 4K, HDR.
• Panel technology: LCD with direct LED backlight.
• Smart TV: VIDAA U.
• Curved: No.
• Dimensions: 1127(w) x 661(h) x 73(d)mm.

Pros

• The SDR quality is great
• Smart TV is simple but works
• Solid set of features
• Exceptional value

Cons

• The HDR very limited

6. Hisense U8B

If you want to get a big screen without having to splash too much cash, Hisense’s U8B would make a decent option. Images pop on the U8B with is vibrant picture presentation. Other specifications Include:-

• 4K HDR Performance
• HD/SDR Performance
• Smart TV (Vidaa U 3.0)

Pros

• It has reasonable price
• HDR10, HLG and Dolby Vision HDR
• Vibrant presentation

Cons

• Limited black level performance
• Blooming and halo backlight issues

7. Cello C55SFS4K

The C55SFS4K is a looker with its aluminium bezel and metallic stand. It has four HDMI 2.0 inputs which is more than we’d expect at this price and it also has a couple of USB ports. A microSD card slot can be used to pause live TV or for basic time-shifting, depending on the capacity of the card you use. Other specifications include:-

• 4K UHD TV with HDR10 support
• Android 7 smart OS
• Wi-Fi “mouse” remote

Pros

• Versatile Android smart OS
• Premium finish

Cons

• Reflective screen
• Low brightness HDR
• Average audio

8. Philips 55PUS6753

It’s not surprising that the price of this printer comes with one or two strings attached. You get Philips’ Pixel Precise Ultra HD video-processing system rather than the brand’s more powerful P5 system. Unlike expensive Philips TVs, the 55PUS6753 doesn’t carry Android TV. Other specifications include:-

• 55-inch LCD TV with direct LED lighting
• Native 4K resolution
• HLG and HDR10 HDR support
• Pixel Precise Ultra HD video processing system
• SAPHI smart TV system

Pros

• Crisp, clean 4K pictures
• Good black levels for its price
• Great value

Cons

• It’s not very bright
• Rather tortuous set up menus
• Bass-light sound

9. Samsung UE55NU8000

The edge-lit, 120Hz panel helps generate a smooth image that is important for fast-moving scenes and sports. It has many smart features and bucks the trend at this price with four HDMI ports, and for those into gaming, input lag is a low 18ms. Other specifications include:-

• Ultra HD resolution
• HDR: HDR10, HDR10+ and HLG
• Tizen OS with SmartThings
• 4 x HDMI

Pros

• It has accurate SDR images
• Effective smart platform
• Very low input lag

Cons

• Average HDR performance
• No Dolby Vision support

10. TCL 55R617

This is a worthy successor to last year’s excellent P-Series, and stands as one of the best values currently available. It is the best available, with a simple interface and extensive streaming app support. Other specifications include:-

• Screen Size: 55 inches
• Video Inputs: Component, Composite, HDMI, RF, USB
• HDMI Ports: 3
• Screen Brightness: 497.15 cd/m^2
• Black Level: 0.01 cd/m^2
• Average Contrast Ratio: 49,715:1
• Pixel Refresh Rate: 120Hz
• Input Lag (Game Mode): 17.9 ms
• Height: 28.1 inches
• Width: 48.5 inches

Pros

• It is affordable.
• It has excellent contrast and color.

Cons

• No headphone jack in remote.

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