Maybe with the quarantine, you’re using your TV more. Maybe you’ve noticed that it doesn’t look as good as you thought it would when you only watched it for an hour a day. Or you may want to upgrade your TV and buy a slightly better one while you’re at home. Whatever the reason for the change, if you are looking for a new TV we will help you. We have made a small selection of 5 TVs for less than $1000 that offers a very good value for money.
Let’s start with what is perhaps the most recommended model on the list. Mostly because it’s a TV that’s just come to the market. We’re talking about the Samsung QE50Q60T, an HDR10+ compliant 2020 QLED TV.
It’s the entry-level model in Samsung’s QLED range, but it still has some very interesting features. For example, it uses the quantum dot system to be able to display 100% of the color volume.
The Q60T is equipped with the Quantum Lite processor and comes with the latest version of Tizen OS, one of the best Smart TV systems on the market. It is compatible with all voice assistants, has the new MultiView function, and integrates Samsung’s SmartThings system.
Now you can get the Samsung QE50Q60T in 50 inches at a bargain price of just over $830 (€760).
If you have a little less space or don’t want to squeeze your budget so much, another good option is the LG 49SM9000. This is a 49-inch IPS panel TV with 4K resolution.
This model features LG’s NanoCell technology for purer color. Also, it is one of the highest models in this range, so it comes equipped with a Full Array Pro lighting system.
Being the last year’s model, the LG SM9000 is equipped with the second-generation Alpha 7 processor. It also features webOS 4.5 and supports Dolby Vision and HDR10 image playback. Besides, this NanoCell model has Dolby Atmos sound.
All in all, a very interesting TV for those who have little space in the living room. Also, you can now get the LG SM9000 in 49 inches at a price of $710 (€650).
This Sony model that we have selected is also 49 inches. In general, we have preferred to prioritize higher image quality over size.
The Sony KD-49XG8096 is a model with LED technology that includes the 4K X-Reality PRO processor and TRILUMINOS display. The former scale up any image to 4K resolution for smooth images, while the TRILUMINOS system allows for better color reproduction.
This Sony model is equipped with ClearAudio+ and is compatible with Google Assistant. Not surprisingly, it comes with Android TV. Thanks to the Google operating system for televisions, you’ll have access to all the usual applications.
Now you can get the Sony KD-49XG8096, 49-inch model, with a price of $650 (€600).
The so-called Philips The One could not be missing from our selection, as it is a very well-balanced TV.
The Philips 50PUS7304 is a 4K TV with Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support. It features the Philips P5 Perfect Picture image processing engine, which delivers a crystal clear picture.
It has Android TV, so we will have access to the vast majority of applications that we all look for. Also, as usual with Philips models, the 7304 comes with the manufacturer’s Ambilight system. This time, a three-sided system has been used, so we’ll have great ambient lighting.
You can now get the Philips 50PUS7304, a model that has a 50-inch diagonal, for $600 (€550).
And we rounded off our selection with another Samsung QLED TV, although this one is from the 2019 range. It’s the Samsung QE55Q64R, a model with a 55-inch diagonal and Quantum Dot technology.
The Samsung QE55Q64R has a processor that uses AI to scale any image that comes into the TV. It is also equipped with Samsung’s Q HDR system, Ambient Mode and Smart TV.
You can get the Samsung QE55Q64R, a 55-inch model, for $760 (€700). A good alternative to this year’s model that we have put at the beginning is if we want a slightly bigger TV and we don’t want to go over budget.