Budget TV's of 2017 reviewed and compared.

LAST UPDATED: 09/15/2017

These are the top Budget TV's available for 2017. We have rated them by value for money and overall performance with a focus on picture quality.

 

LG UH8500

LG UH7700

LG UH6550

LG UH6100

Samsung KU7500

Samsung KU6600

Sony X850D

Sony X800D

Sony X750D

Sony X700D

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gistGear Recommended Buy (1-6 rating on the dice)
Price (09/15/2017)
Title
LG Electronics 65UH8500 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model) LG Electronics 65UH7700 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model) LG Electronics 65UH6550 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model) LG Electronics 49UH6100 49-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model) Samsung UN65KU7500 Curved 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model) Samsung UN55KU6600 Curved 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model) Sony XBR65X850D 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV (2016 Model) Sony XBR65X850D 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart TV (2016 Model) Sony XBR65X750D 64.5" 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016) Sony XBR55X700D 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)
Features
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 57.5" x 33.2" x 2.1", TV with stand: 57.5" x 35.3" x 11.1"
  • Smart functionality gives you access to your favorite apps and content using webOS 3.0
  • Pairs 4K Ultra HD picture clarity with the contrast, color, and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR) for the most lifelike picture
  • The IPS panel in this LG TV uses in-plane switching to deliver rich colors and strong contrast ratio that remain consistent at wide viewing angles. With IPS, any seat becomes the best in the house.
  • 120Hz refresh rate allows fast moving action scenes to be seen with virtually no motion blur (240Hz effective rate)
  • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 RF, 1 Component, 1 Composite, 1 Ethernet, 1 Optical, 1 RS232C (Mini Jack)
    • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 57.4" x 33.1" x 2.2", TV with stand: 57.4" x 35.3" x 11"
    • Smart functionality gives you access to your favorite apps and content using webOS 3.0
    • Pairs 4K Ultra HD picture clarity with the contrast, color, and detail of High Dynamic Range (HDR) for the most lifelike picture
    • The IPS panel in this LG TV uses in-plane switching to deliver rich colors and strong contrast ratio that remain consistent at wide viewing angles. With IPS, any seat becomes the best in the house.
    • 120Hz refresh rate allows fast moving action scenes to be seen with virtually no motion blur (240Hz effective rate)
    • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 3 USB, 1 RF, 1 Component, 1 Composite, 1 Ethernet, 1 Optical, 1 RS232C (Mini Jack)
      • Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Effective)
      • Backlight: LED
      • Smart Functionality: Yes, webOS 3.0
      • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 57.5" x 33.3" x 2.4", TV with stand: 57.5" x 35.4" x 10.4"
      • Inputs: 3 HMDI, 2 USB, 1 RF, 1 Component, 1 Composite, 1 Optical, 1 RS232C
        • Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Effective)
        • Backlight: LED
        • Smart Functionality: Yes, webOS 3.0
        • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 43.6" x 25.9" x 3.2", TV with stand: 43.6" x 27.8" x 8.6"
        • Inputs: 3 HMDI, 1 USB, 1 RF, 1 Component, 1 Composite, 1 Optical, 1 RS232C, 1 Ethernet
          • Refresh Rate: 120 (Effective)
          • Backlight: LED
          • Smart Functionality: Yes- built in Wi-fi
          • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 57.1 x 33.1 x 4.5, TV with stand: 57.1 x 36.4 x 14.9
          • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 2 USB
            • Streams 4K UHD content from Amazon Video
            • Motion Rate: 120MR (Effective) designed with the sports and gaming enthusiast in mind
            • Smart Functionality: Yes- built in Wi-Fi, Bluetooth: Yes
            • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 48.9 x 28.3 x 3.7, TV with stand: 48.9 x 30.7 x 12.2
            • Inputs: 3 HDMI, 2 USB, 1 Ethernet, 1 Component, 1 Composite In, 1 RF In, 1 Optical Audio
              • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 57.3" x 33.3" x 1.8", TV with stand: 57.3" x 35.3" x 11"
              • Smart Functionality: Yes
              • 4K Ultra HD resolution produces incredible clarity for a more lifelike picture
              • Backlight: LED (Edge-Lit)
              • Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Native); Motionflow XR 960 (Effective)
              • Inputs: 4 HDMI (HDCP 2.2/HDMI 2.0a), 3 USB
              • Accessories Included: Voice Remote Control (RMF-TX200U), Batteries (R03), AC Power Cord (Pigtail, US with polarity), IR Blaster (IRB-BR1), Table Top Stand (Separate, assembly required)
                • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 57.3" x 33.3" x 1.8", TV with stand: 57.3" x 35.3" x 11"
                • Smart Functionality: Yes
                • 4K Ultra HD resolution produces incredible clarity for a more lifelike picture
                • Backlight: LED (Edge-Lit)
                • Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Native); Motionflow XR 960 (Effective)
                • Inputs: 4 HDMI (HDCP 2.2/HDMI 2.0a), 3 USB
                • Accessories Included: Voice Remote Control (RMF-TX200U), Batteries (R03), AC Power Cord (Pigtail, US with polarity), IR Blaster (IRB-BR1), Table Top Stand (Separate, assembly required)
                  • Refresh Rate: 120Hz (Native); Motionflow XR 960 (Effective)
                  • Backlight: Direct-Lit LED
                  • Smart Functionality: Yes
                  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 57.6" x 33.6" x 3.3", TV with stand: 57.6" x 35.5" x 11.6"
                  • Inputs: 4 HDMI (HDCP 2.2/HDMI 2.0a), 3 USB
                  • Accessories Included: Remote Control (RMT-TX200U), Batteries (R03), AC Power Cord: (Pigtail, US plug type, 2pin, straight shape), IR Blaster (1-849-161-11), Table Top Stand (Separate, assembly required)
                    • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 49.1" x 28.8" x 3.1", TV with stand: 49.1" x 30.4" x 9.4"
                    • Smart Functionality gives you access to your favorite apps and content
                    • 4K Ultra HD resolution produces incredible clarity for a more lifelike picture
                    • Backlight: Direct-Lit LED
                    • Refresh Rate: 60Hz (Native); Motionflow XR 240 (Effective)
                    • Inputs: 4 HDMI (HDCP 2.2/HDMI 2.0a), 3 USB
                    • Accessories Included: Remote Control (RMT-TX200U), Batteries (R03), AC Power Cord: (Pigtail, US plug type, 2pin, straight shape), IR Blaster (1-849-161-11), Table Top Stand (Separate, assembly required)
                      Model Number
                      65UH8500 65UH7700 65UH6550 49UH6100 UN65KU7500FXZA UN55KU6600FXZA XBR65X850D XBR65X850D XBR65X750D XBR55X700D
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                      Salesrank in category
                      75266 68576 130088 58069 62157 22692 45893 45893 12063 6992
                      Model Year
                      2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016
                      Available Sizes
                      55" 60" 65" 75" 55" 60" 65" 55" 43" 49" 43" 55" 55" 65" 75" 85" 43" 49" 65" 49" 55"
                      Type
                      LED LED LED LED LED LED LED LED LED LED
                      Resolution
                      4k 4k 4k 4k 4k 4k 4k 4k 4k 4k
                      Refresh Rate
                      120 Hz 120 Hz 60 Hz 60 Hz 60 Hz 60 Hz 120 Hz 60 Hz 120 Hz 60 Hz
                      Smart OS
                      WebOS WebOS 3.0 WebOS 3.0 WebOS 3.0 Tizen (2016) Tizen (2016) Android Android TV Android Android
                      Backlight Type
                      Edge Edge Edge Direct Edge Direct Edge Edge Direct Direct
                      LCD Type
                      IPS IPS IPS IPS VA VA IPS (except 85") VA (except 49") IPS IPS
                      HDR10
                      Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
                      Dolby Vision
                      Yes Yes No No No No No No No No
                      Screen Finish
                      Semi-gloss Semi-gloss Semi-gloss Semi-gloss Semi-gloss Semi-gloss Semi-gloss Semi-gloss Semi-gloss Semi-gloss
                      Remote
                      Smart Smart Basic Basic Smart Smart Basic Basic Basic Basic
                      3D Type
                      Passive No No No No No No No No No
                      Curved
                      No No No No Yes Yes No No No No
                      Wide Color Gamut
                      Yes No No No Yes No Yes Yes No No
                      Contrast
                      1188:1 1153:1 1048:1 1090:1 5555:1 6162:1 1148:1 3877:1 860:1 992:1
                      3D
                      Yes No No No No No No No No No
                      HDMI Ports
                      3 3 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4
                      USB Ports
                      3 3 2 1 2 2 3 3 3 3
                      Digital Optical Audio Out
                      1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
                      Analog Audio Out 3.5mm
                      0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1
                      Analog Audio Out RCA
                      0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                      Component In
                      1 (incl. adapter) 1 (incl. adapter) 1 (shared) 1 (shared) 1 (incl. adapter, shared) 1 (incl. adapter, shared) 1 1 (shared) 1 (shared) 1 (shared)
                      Tuner (Cable/Ant)
                      1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
                      Ethernet
                      1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
                      DisplayPort
                      0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                      SD/SDHC
                      0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
                      HDCP 2.2 (Input#)
                      Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes (HDMI 1,2,3) Yes Yes Yes Yes
                      Variable Analog Audio Out
                      No No No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
                      Input Lag at 1080p @ 60Hz
                      26.9 ms 23.5 ms 19.0 ms 18.4 ms 20.9 ms 20.4 ms 34.6 ms 33.3 ms 31.4 ms 31.4 ms
                      Input Lag at 4k @ 60Hz
                      33.8 ms 22.2 ms 26.9 ms 18.7 ms 20.8 ms 19.8 ms 57.4 ms 35.3 ms 32.5 ms 32.6 ms
                      Power Consumption
                      55.6 W 56 W 43 W 33 W 48 W 72 W 53 W 45 W 59 W 58 W
                      
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