If you've been holding off on buying a new TV for the last few years, this could be the year to take the plunge. Not only are HDTVs incredibly affordable, even smart TVs, 4K and OLED models aren't necessarily going to require you to rob a bank before you can afford them.
Of course, before you head to the store, you need to know what kind of TV you want, and can afford. Our TV buying guide will help you decide on the size and features you want in your living space. Once you have a general TV type, read on and we'll tell you some of the best models on the market right now that might suit you.
Big size, little cost
At this point, you can buy a 32-inch TV for next to nothing, but what if you want something larger in a low price range? Take a look at the Insignia brand. They start basic, meaning no smart TV, but deliver good picture quality for the price.
The Insignia 48-inch model (NS-48D420NA16) with 1080p and 60hz refresh is $300 on sale at Best Buy. If you want a 55-inch model, it can be had for under $500.
If you want to turn your low-cost TV into a smart TV later, a Roku, Apple TV or Chromecast can do the trick for anywhere from $35 to $140. Learn more about buying streaming video gadgets.