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Best HDTV Deals: Samsung Plasma Sales Begin, Editors' Choice TVs from $250


From 4K TVs to 720p plasmas, this week's best TV deals include something for everyone. We start off with an Editors' Choice 43" plasma, which has reached its all-time lowest price. For early adopters, we also have Seiki's 55" 4K HDTV for just shy of $600. Finally, budget-minded shoppers may want to take a look at the 42" Changhong LCD, which comes in at $250.

  1. Samsung PN43F4500 HDTVSamsung 43" 600Hz 720p Plasma HD Television
    Store: PC Richard & Son
    Price: $299.97 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $17

    Is It Worth It?: Although we'd typically recommend against buying a 720p HDTV in this day and age, the 43" Samsung PN43F4500 happens to be at an all-time price low. Moreover, Samsung recently announced it's ending its plasma production, which means this may be one of the last times you'll be able to purchase this TV. Connectivity-wise, the Editors' Choice HDTV features two HDMI ports and a USB port.

  2. Seiki SE55UY04 HDTVSeiki 55" 4K 2160p LED LCD Ultra HD Television
    Store: Walmart
    Price: $579 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $121

    Is It Worth It?: Prices on name-brand 4K HDTVs are dropping considerably each month. Leading the charge on the opposite end of the spectrum is Seiki. Its 55" SE55UY04 is currently at an all-time price low making it the cheapest 55" 4K TV we've seen. It lacks the streaming capabilities found in its name-brand counterparts, but this Editors' Choice TV boasts a 3840x2160 native resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, LED backlighting, and three HDMI ports.

  3. Vizio M422I-B1 HDTVVizio 42" 240Hz 1080p WiFi LED-Backlit LCD Smart HDTV bundled with a $200 Dell eGift Card
    Store: Walmart
    Price: $499.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $199

    Is It Worth It?: "The Vizio M-Series delivers superb picture quality for the money thanks to its local dimming LED backlight," says CNET. "The picture provides deep black levels with little to no blooming, great bright-room performance and plenty of adjustments." The 42" Editors' Choice TV also offers 1080p resolution, 240Hz refresh rate, built-in WiFi with Smart TV support, and four HDMI inputs.

  4. Changhong LED42YC2000UA HDTVChanghong 42" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television
    Store: Newegg
    Price: $249.99 via coupon code "J4TH188" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $30

    Is It Worth It?: You may not be familiar with the Changhong brand, but in terms of value, this 42" Changhong HDTV is tough to beat. And while this is a no-frills TV, it manages to squeeze in LED backlighting, a 1080p resolution, and three HDMI ports.

  5. Sceptre X505BV-FMQR HDTVSceptre 50" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HDTV
    Store: Walmart
    Price: $399 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $201

    Is It Worth It?: At $599, this 50" Sceptre is priced significantly lower than its name-brand counterparts. However, this no-frills TV doesn't offer much in terms of features. It does, however, offer the basic including 1080p resolution, LED backlight, and three HDMI inputs.

Senior Features Writer

With over a decade of experience covering technology, Louis Ramirez has written for CNET, Laptop, Gizmodo, and various other publications. Follow him on Twitter at @louisramirez.
Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).
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