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Best TV Deals: PC Mag's Top Pick for a Budget TV is on Sale


Name-brand and off-brand 4K TVs go head-to-head in this week's best TV deals with the 55" Changhong 4K TV for $980 and the 57.5" Panasonic 4K AX800 for $2,000. We've also got an Editors' Choice 46" LCD from RCA, a 55" LCD bundle from LG, and a budget 720p 32" TV from TCL.

  1. RCA LED46C45RQ HDTVRCA 46" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television
    Store: Walmart
    Price: $299 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $51

    Is It Worth It?: The RCA LED46C45RQ is PC Mag's top pick for sub-$500 HDTVs. It says that, despite a few sacrifices, the TV's picture quality is "above average for sets in this price range." Currently at an all-time price low, this Editors' Choice TV features 1080p resolution, LED backlight, and two HDMI ports.

  2. Panasonic TC-58AX800U HDTVPanasonic AX800 57.5" 2160p 4K Ultra HD LCD HD Television
    Store: Panasonic
    Price: $1,999.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $1,800

    Is It Worth It?: "Panasonic's high-end AX800 line of 4K HDTVs are well-styled and brimming with features," says PC Mag. And although it displays mediocre black levels and contrast ratio, it still 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." It features a 3840x2160 native resolution, LED backlight, WiFi, SD card slot, USB 3.0, DisplayPort, and four HDMI ports.

  3. Changhong 4K HDTVChanghong 55" 4K 2160p LED LCD Ultra HD Television
    Store: Newegg
    Price: $979.99 via Visa Checkout and coupon code "VISACHECKOUT" with free shipping
    Lowest By: $20
    Expires: October 31

    Is It Worth It?: Changhong isn't a popular brand in the United States, but its 55" UD55YC5500UA is bound to turn some heads as it's among the cheapest 4K TVs we've seen. Priced at $980 via Visa Checkout, this no-frills LED-backlit LCD features 3840x2160 native resolution, 240Hz refresh rate, and four HDMI inputs.

  4. TCL LE32HDF3010 HDTVTCL 32" 720p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television
    Store: Fry's
    Price: $159 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $21
    Expires: October 2

    Is It Worth It?: We typically wouldn't recommend investing in a 720p TV, but if you're looking to spend the least amount of money possible, this 32" 720p HDTV is just right for a spare room or basement. The 32" TCL LE32HDF3010 offers 720p resolution and two HDMI ports.

  5. LG 55LN5400 HDTVLG 55" 120Hz 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television bundled with a $250 Dell eGift Card
    Store: Dell Home
    Price: $699 with free shipping EXPIRED
    Lowest By: $229

    Is It Worth It?: "For budget shoppers, or as a secondary TV, this series cuts out frills and leaves mostly good stuff," says Reviewed. And although the LG 55LN5400 doesn't boast the same specs as other modern competitors, this 55" TV should satisfy budget shoppers with its 1080p resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and two HDMI ports. Even better, it comes with a $250 Dell gift card.

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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