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Best TV Deals: 55" Panasonic With Amazing Color, 60" Sony With Free Movies

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This week's best TV deals feature a healthy mix of budget and big-screen models starting with a 55" Panasonic TV that reviewers say displays deep, inky blacks and an accurate color palette. Meanwhile, budget shoppers can turn to the 42" JVC Emerald series HDTV, which for the second consecutive week comes bundled with a Roku Streaming stick and an affordable $298 price tag.

  1. Panasonic TC-55AS680U HDTVPanasonic 55" 240Hz 1080p WiFi LED-Backlit LCD Smart HD Television
    Store: Best Buy
    Price: $799.99 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $500

    Is It Worth It?: The Panasonic TC-55AS680U is a Best Buy exclusive that doesn't ace its exams, but compared to the rest of the class, is ahead of the curve, says Reviewed. On the plus side, the TV features deep, inky-black shadows and an accurate color palette. However, despite the 240Hz rating, the AS680U's motion performance isn't as fluid as advertised, says Reviewed. The 1080p LED-backlit LCD offers built-in WiFi, Smart TV features with Netflix, Hulu Plus, and Pandora, and three HDMI inputs.

  2. 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. The site 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.

  3. JVC EM42FTR HDTVJVC 42" 120Hz 1080p LED-Backlit LCD HD Television bundled with the Roku Streaming Stick
    Store: Sam's Club
    Price: $298 with free shipping
    Lowest By: $72
    Expires: October 17

    Is It Worth It?: It's not often you can find a budget HDTV with smart TV capabilities, but JVC's Emerald series manages to do just that thanks to the inclusion of Roku's Streaming Stick. PC Mag says the TV delivers a "solid contrast and warm picture," although "shadow details can look occasionally washed out." The Editors' Choice TV, which is $82 cheaper than competing prices, features 1080p resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, LED backlight, Roku Streaming Stick (with Netflix, VUDU, Hulu, and more), and three HDMI ports (one of which is required by the Roku Stick).

  4. Sony KDL60W630B HDTVSony 60" 1080p 120Hz WiFi LED-Backlit LCD Smart HD Television bundled with 5 Digital Sony HD Movies
    Store: Amazon
    Price: $999.99 in-cart with free shipping
    Lowest By: $98

    Is It Worth It?: The 60" Sony KDL60W630B has hit a new price low since making its DealNews debut back in July. This $1,000 set is $69 under our last notable low (in August) and currently the cheapest price available by $98. The LED-backlit TV features 1080p resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, built-in WiFi with Smart TV support, MHL compatibility, and four HDMI inputs. Even better, get five digital HD Sony movies for free when you purchase this TV. Choose from 15 Sony titles.

  5. Samsung UN40H5203AFXZA HDTVSamsung 40" 1080p WiFi LED-Backlit LCD Smart HD Television
    Store: BuyDig via eBay
    Price: $339.99 in-cart with free shipping EXPIRED
    Lowest By: $87

    Is It Worth It?: At $340, the Samsung UN40H5203 is $58 under its previous all-time price low. The entry-level 40" LED HDTV includes 1080p resolution, built-in WiFi with Smart TV support, and two 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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