Sign In

Best HDTV Deals: A Vizio That Seems Expensive (But Isn't!), Big Screens From Just $400


Game day is fast approaching, and if you need a new centerpiece for your living room, this week's roundup of the best HDTV deals won't disappoint. We've found deals on big-screen 49"+ TVs from Samsung, LG, and Vizio that start at just $400. For those with a more flexible budget, there's also a 55" 4K Sony TV bundled with a 4K Media Player at $150 off.

Didn't find the right TV in this week's picks? Consider signing up for our electronics newsletter so you can stay up to date on the latest deals on the best TVs.

  1. Vizio M492I-B2Vizio 49" 120Hz 1080p LED-Backlit LCD Smart HD Television
    Store: Dell Home
    Price: $547.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $123

    Is It Worth It?: "Excellent picture quality, well thought-out features and distinctive design make the Vizio M-Series seem like a much more expensive TV than it really is," says CNET. Noteworthy upgrades from Vizio's less expensive E-Series include better styling, a QWERTY-keyboard remote, and better motion performance. Though we saw this TV for $100 less in November, today's mention includes a $150 Dell gift card, which makes for an effective price low of $123. It features 1080p resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, full-array LED backlight, built-in WiFi (including Netflix, Youtube, and Hulu Plus), and four HDMI inputs.

  2. Sony XBR-55X900BSony 54.6" 4K Ultra HD 120Hz 3D LED LCD HD Television bundled with the Sony 4K Ultra HD Media Player
    Store: Sony
    Price: $2,499.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $152

    Is It Worth It?: Although it lacks the full-array backlight of Sony's flagship X950B 4K TV, the XBR-55X900B is anything but a performance slouch. PC Mag calls it a "full-featured television that offers solid performance." Moreover, each of the TV's built-in speakers adds a sub-woofer and a tweeter for bass and treble respectively, drastically expanding upon the usual audio capabilities found in modern TVs, says Reviewed. It features a 3840x2160 resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, LED backlight, built-in WiFi, built-in subwoofers, and four HDMI inputs. The bundled media player features a 1TB hard drive and the ability to stream Netflix in 4K Ultra HD.

  3. LG 60LB5900LG 60" 1080p 120Hz LED-Backlit LCD HD Television bundled with a $200 Dell eGift Card
    Store: Dell Home
    Price: $799 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $199

    Is It Worth It?: The LG 60LB5900 is a bare bones 60" TV with LED backlighting and 1080p resolution. It doesn't feature built-in WiFi and the TV only has two HDMI ports, but to sweeten this deal, Dell has thrown in a generous $200 gift card. Assuming you use the card, that's the best price we could find for this TV by $199.

  4. Seiki SE58GY27TSeiki 58" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD Smart HD Television
    Store: hhgregg
    Price: $499.99 with in-store pickup
    Lowest By: $300

    Is It Worth It?: Seiki's SE58GY27T TV offers more than your typical $500 TV. (We recommend you opt for in-store pickup to dodge the $80 shipping fee). For instance, this TV packs built-in WiFi, which the manufacturer calls Seiki Muse, so users can stream Netflix, Vudu, and other digital content straight from the TV. It also features 1080p resolution and three HDMI inputs.

  5. Samsung PN51F4500BFXZASamsung 51" 600Hz 720p Plasma HD Television
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $399.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $89

    Is It Worth It?: "This Samsung's main selling points are its price tag and the intrinsic picture quality associated with plasma TVs," says Reviewed. If you're looking for streaming capabilities and modern-day features though, you've come to the wrong place. However, the TV features on-board software that's advanced for an entry-level series with the ability to tweak RGB modes, custom color space selection, 10-point white balance, gamma, and the same Black optimizer setting found on Samsung's high-end F8500. Otherwise, this 2013 TV features 720p resolution and two HDMI ports.

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).
You might also like
Leave a comment!
or Register