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Best HDTV Deals: 2 PC Mag Award-Winning TVs From $319

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This week's best TV deals are loaded with Editors' Choice sets, starting with a 50" LG plasma model that has hit rock bottom at $399. We've also found two PC Mag Editors' Choice budget TVs starting at just $319. Last but not least, Dell Home offers an unbeatable LG TV bundle complete with Blu-ray player and $150 gift card.

  1. LG 50PB560B HDTVLG 50" 600Hz 720p Plasma HD Television bundled with a $200 Dell eGift Card
    Store: Dell Home
    Price: $399 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $251

    Is It Worth It?: Proof of LG's commitment to plasma, the 50PB560B is an entry-level HDTV with few features, but an astonishingly low price. Announced at CES back in January, this Editors' Choice TV is the second-cheapest plasma we've seen in this size category. Factor in the free $200 gift card and it's hands-down the best deal we've seen on such a TV. It features 720p resolution and one HDMI port.

  2. RCA LED46C45RQ HDTVRCA 46" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television
    Store: Walmart
    Price: $319 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $131

    Is It Worth It?: The RCA LED46C45RQ is PC Mag's top pick for sub-$500 HDTVs. Despite a few sacrifices, it says 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.

  3. Sharp LC-39LE551U HDTVSharp 39" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television bundled with a $150 Dell eGift Card
    Store: Dell Home
    Price: $329.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $150

    Is It Worth It?: If your budget screams bargain bin TV, but your judgement says otherwise, the Sharp LC-39LE551U might be a good compromise. The 39" TV won PC Mag's Editors' Choice award for its "accurate colors" and "solid shadow and highlight detail." Yet at $330, this DealNews Editors' Choice TV is among the cheapest we've seen. The 1080p set offers two HDMI ports and comes with a $150 Dell gift card.

  4. Sceptre X505BV-FMQR HDTVSceptre 50" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television
    Store: Walmart
    Price: $349 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $50

    Is It Worth It?: If you don't mind owning an off-brand TV, this 50" Sceptre is $50 cheaper than the aforementioned 50" LG plasma. Moreover, it includes 1080p resolution and three HDMI inputs, which is more in line with what most screens in this size category offer.

  5. LG LG42LN5300 HDTVLG 42" 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television bundled with an LG 1080p WiFi Blu-ray Disc Player and $150 Dell eGift Card
    Store: Dell Home
    Price: $419 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $100

    Is It Worth It?: Want to furnish half your living room in one swoop? Dell's LG bundle includes a 42" LG TV, LG Blu-ray player, and a $150 Dell gift card for just $419. The 42" LG 42LN5300 offers "serious value for the money," says Digital Trends. "Once dialed in correctly, the TV displayed fantastic color contrast across all media, with vivid skylines, rich green and red hues, and accurate flesh tones." And while it doesn't offer much in terms of features, this no-frills 1080p LED-backlit LCD comes with the LG BP330, a Blu-ray player with built-in WiFi that can stream direct from Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Vudu, to name a few.

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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