The promise of 4K technology may still elude most homes, but retailers aren't giving up. This week's best HDTV deals includes a pair of 4K TVs — the 39" Seiki and the highly-acclaimed Panasonic AX800 — starting at just $305. We've also got big-screen 1080p HDTVs from $348.
Sony 55" 1080p 120Hz LED LCD HD Television
Store: Best Buy
Price: $799.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $200
Is It Worth It?: The 55" Sony W700B offers everything you'd expect from a name-brand TV including built-in WiFi for app streaming and a 120Hz refresh rate to help smooth out fast-paced action scenes. The 1080p HDTV is currently $200 off and also features 3D support, four HDMI inputs, and LED backlighting.
Panasonic AX800 57.5" 2160p 4K Ultra HD LCD Television
Price: $1,999.99 with free shipping
Lowest By: $1,300
Is It Worth It?: "Panasonic's high-end AX800 line of 4K HDTVs are well-styled and brimming with features," says PC Mag. Since July, this TV has dropped from $2,920 to its current low of $2,000. PC Mag says the TV offers impressive picture quality and a "surprisingly quick 37.5-millisecond input lag with its Game mode enabled, making it one of the fastest we've tested so far." Reviewed echoes the praise adding, "we're convinced that the AX800U is the 4K TV to beat right now." The edge-lit LED LCD TV features a 3840x2160 native resolution, built-in WiFi, DisplayPort, voice control, 3D support, and four HDMI ports (which includes one HDMI 1.4 port).
Seiki 65" 120Hz 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television
Price: $699 with in-store pickup
Lowest By: $354
Is It Worth It?: In addition to being $100 under our October mention, the Seiki SE65GY25 is also the second-cheapest 65" 1080p LCD HDTV we've ever seen. That's no easy feat, considering the blockbuster TV deals we saw on Black Friday. The Editors' Choice TV features a 1080p resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and three HDMI inputs. We recommend opting for in-store pickup to avoid the $70 shipping fee.
TCL 48" 120Hz 1080p WiFi LED-Backlit LCD Roku Smart HD Television bundled with a Roku Streaming Stick
Store: Sam's Club
Price: $348 with free shipping
Lowest By: $140
Is It Worth It?: The TCL 48FS4610R offers a lot for its modest $348 price tag. In addition to 48" of screen real estate, the 48FS4610R also comes bundled with a Roku Streaming Stick, so you can stream your favorite apps with little hassle. The 1080p LED-backlit LCD also features a 120Hz refresh rate and three HDMI inputs.
Seiki 39" 4K Ultra 2160p LED LCD HD Television
Price: $304.99 via Visa Checkout with free shipping
Lowest By: $145
Is It Worth It?: While some may argue that the SE39UY04 is too small to benefit from a 4K screen, there's no denying that it's among the cheapest 4K HDTVs we've seen. It features a 3840x2160 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, LED backlight, USB connectivity, and three HDMI ports. But while PC Mag says it boasts an "impressive contrast ratio," they also say it suffers from "skewed colors" and "poor shadow details," so videophiles beware.