The best budget TVs – from kitchen models to living room devices

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

A rare person wants to spend a lot of money on buying a TV, more often than not he wants to save. In this regard, the online magazine invites you to familiarize yourself with a selection of extremely inexpensive TVs. Any of the reviewed devices should leave only positive impressions after the purchase.

Rating of the best inexpensive TVs

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best inexpensive TVs with a diagonal of 22-24 inches (up to 15 thousand rubles.) 1 Samsung UE22H5600 RUB 13 210
2 LG 24MT58VF-PZ RUB 11 610
3 LG 28LK480U RUB 15 120
The best inexpensive TVs with a diagonal of 32 inches (up to 20 thousand rubles.) 1 Samsung UE32J5205AK RUB 17,780
2 LG 32LJ500V RUB 15 550
3 Philips 32PFT4101 RUB 19,990
The best inexpensive TVs with a diagonal of 40-42 inches (up to 25 thousand rubles.) 1 LG 43LJ594V RUB 23,770
2 Samsung UE40J5200AF RUB 23,990
3 LG 43LJ519V RUB 21 420
4 Sony KDL-40RE353 RUB 23 550

The best inexpensive TVs with a diagonal of 22-24 inches (up to 15 thousand rubles.)

Samsung UE22H5600

Rating: 4.8

Samsung UE22H5600

A very good and inexpensive TV with a 22-inch screen, which, at a very low cost, is capable of boasting support for Smart TV. Also, the buyer may be surprised by the presence of two tuners that allow you to connect both a terrestrial antenna and a cable from a cable TV. The device is painted black, but the stand is silver – this makes this model quite original.

Based on the cost of 14 thousand rubles, it is not difficult to guess about the rest of the characteristics of the TV. Its screen has a resolution Full HD, the color rendition is almost not distorted at any viewing angle. There is no 3D support here, as well as the ability to display teletext on the screen. But most of all disappointing is the sound, which is output from two speakers of 3 W each. Fortunately, no one forbids connecting separate speakers to the TV.

Advantages

  • Two HDMI and USB connectors;

  • There is a picture-in-picture function;

  • There is a headphone output;

  • Maximum viewing angles;

  • Built-in two TV tuners;

  • There is a Smart TV function;

disadvantages

  • Extremely wide screen bezel;

  • Faint sound;

  • For Smart TV, there is an acute lack of processor power;

  • The TV is not reliable;

LG 24MT58VF-PZ

Rating: 4.7

LG 24MT58VF-PZ

The simplest inexpensive IPS-matrix TV. The colors are quite close to realistic here, while they do not distort when viewed from an uncomfortable viewing angle. There are two HDMI connectors for connecting all kinds of electronics. The TV also supports playback from external USB drives, but there is only one corresponding port.

The device has a 24-inch display (61 cm) with a resolution Full HD. Scanning frequency – standard, 50 Hz. The same word can also be called speakers with a total power of 10 watts. The main feature of LG 24MT58VF-PZ is support for all standard digital TV – from terrestrial to satellite. However, there is only one TV tuner, so keeping several types of antennas connected at once will not work.

Advantages

  • Sounds relatively good;

  • The cost does not exceed 12 thousand rubles.

  • Headphone jack is not forgotten;

  • Implemented picture-in-picture function;

  • High-quality IPS-screen with maximum viewing angles;

  • DVB-T2, DVB-C and DVB-S2 standards are supported;

  • There are two HDMI connectors;

disadvantages

  • Only one USB port;

  • Wide display bezel;

  • Flimsy stand and wall mount;

  • One TV tuner built in;

LG 28LK480U

Rating: 4.6

LG 28LK480U

Already a fairly large LCD TV from LG, which is sold in Russia for 15-16 thousand rubles. The device has a 28-inch screen and a fairly narrow bezel. Also, the creators did not skimp on two TV tuners, thanks to which you can easily connect terrestrial and satellite television. Another feature of the device is Smart TV. This function was created on the basis of the webOS operating system, which is not too demanding on the components used. A built-in Wi-Fi module is intended for Internet access. But if you want a better connection, you can use the wire inserted into the Ethernet connector.

Otherwise, this is a typical budget TV from LG. Only one USB port is built in here, and the number of HDMI connectors is only doubled. Sound is output from speakers, the total power of which reaches only 10 watts. Fortunately, the South Koreans have introduced an optical output into their creation, so you can connect speakers to the TV – for this you can use, for example, the headphone jack. But most of all the buyer will be disappointed, oddly enough, by the screen. It has a resolution of 1366 x 768 pixels, which now looks strange for this price category.

Advantages

  • Thin screen bezels;

  • Built-in two TV tuners;

  • Smart TV is present;

  • All major digital TV standards are supported;

  • There are two HDMI connectors;

disadvantages

  • Low display resolution;

  • Non-catchy appearance;

  • Only one USB port;

Rating of the best inexpensive TVs with a diagonal of 32 inches (up to 20 thousand rubles.)

Samsung UE32J5205AK

Rating: 4.8

Samsung UE32J5205AK

The South Korean device has an 80 cm screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The display bezels are wide enough, but the cost of the TV turned out to be quite affordable. It is very pleasant that the manufacturer has implemented an operating system here Tizen, which allows you to watch various online content.

The device has support for digital TV over the air and cable operators. If you are getting ready to purchase a satellite dish, you will have to get an appropriate tuner.

Otherwise, this is a typical budget TV. There is only one USB-input, the number of HDMI-connectors is also small – there are two of them. Also on the rear panel you can find an optical output, which will be used by those buyers who will not have enough speakers with a total power of 10 W.

Advantages

  • Price list – no more than 20 thousand rubles;

  • There is an optical audio output;

  • Smart TV is present;

  • The picture-in-picture function is not forgotten;

  • There are two HDMI connectors;

  • Good display with maximum viewing angles;

  • Audio decoders include Dolby Digital and DTS;

disadvantages

  • Only one TV tuner;

  • Wide screen bezel;

  • Low processor power;

  • Built-in loudspeakers hum at medium volume;

  • No support for DVB-S2 standard;

LG 32LJ500V

Rating: 4.7

LG 32LJ500V

A very beautiful and inexpensive TV, the cost of which on sales drops to 15 thousand rubles. It differs from the competitor discussed above by a very thin frame, thanks to which the product seems more modern. There are also two TV tuners built in here. This allows, for example, to watch both terrestrial and satellite television.

This model has a difference for the worse. It lies in the absence of Smart TV. However, you need to understand that all considered inexpensive TVs have a weak “hardware” – because of this, applications work with slowdowns, not providing at least some pleasure from using Smart TV. That is why we do not write the lack of 'smart' functionality into disadvantages.

The LG 32LJ500V includes a 32-inch IPS screen with a resolution Full HD. The speakers are standard here. Alas, there will be problems with connecting external speakers, since there is no separate audio jack – you can send sound to your home theater only through a special HDMI ARC jack.

Advantages

  • Modern design;

  • Two TV tuners are used;

  • There are two HDMI connectors;

  • All digital TV standards are supported;

  • The display has maximum viewing angles;

disadvantages

  • No headphone or optical audio output;

  • Not the best speakers;

  • The TV is limited to one USB input;

Philips 32PFT4101

Rating: 4.6

Philips 32PFT4101

Another inexpensive TV with a 32-inch display that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. This model also pleases with a thin display bezel. The cost of the device in Russia varies from 15 to 17 thousand rubles. The price tag allows you to understand that you should not expect advanced features from the TV. There is no Smart TV or 3D support here. The device is also unable to understand the signal from the satellite dish – the user will have to purchase a separate receiver. As for the DVB-T2 and DVB-C standards, their support is present. There's even a CI + card slot on the case – in case your cable operator uses them.

The Philips 32PFT4101 features a loud sound. The Chinese have introduced two speakers here, each with a power of 8 watts. If this turns out to be not enough, then you can connect the speakers using the optical audio output or at least the headphone jack. The TV can also be used to connect some old game consoles or VCRs – for this, the SCART connector is used.

Advantages

  • Modern appearance;

  • Two HDMI connectors are used to connect equipment;

  • On the case there is an optical connector and a headphone output;

  • DTS and Dolby Digital decoders are present;

  • High speaker power;

  • Good display with resolution Full HD;

disadvantages

  • Only one USB port;

  • The built-in player does not support AC3 audio format;

  • No support for DVB-S2 standard;

The best inexpensive TVs with a diagonal of 40-42 inches (up to 25 thousand rubles.)

LG 43LJ594V

Rating: 4.8

LG 43LJ594V

This TV with a screen diagonal of 42.5 inches can be purchased for 25 thousand rubles. only during various sales. However, the wait is worth it. The fact is that the device already has a powerful enough processor, thanks to which webOS 3.5 works without serious slowdowns. It is interesting that a separate IVI button is placed on the remote control, which allows you to access the corresponding application almost instantly.

This TV is equipped with a Wi-Fi 802.11ac wireless module. But if the router is very close, then it is better to use a wired connection – for this, the Ethernet connector is used. It should be noted that the TV supports all digital TV standards used in our country – a receiver for a satellite dish, most likely, will not be needed. Two independent TV tuners are also a definite plus.

Alas, this TV cannot be called ideal. Not everyone will like acoustics, the total power of which does not exceed 10 watts. Fortunately, there is an optical output and a headphone jack, so there will definitely be no problems with sound transmission to the speakers. Another drawback of the device is the modest number of HDMI and USB ports.

Advantages

  • Implemented support for Smart TV;

  • Modern and fast Wi-Fi module;

  • The device understands all digital TV standards;

  • Built-in two TV tuners;

  • Excellent IPS-screen with maximum viewing angles;

  • Slim display bezel;

disadvantages

  • Two HDMI ports and one USB port may not seem like enough;

  • Not very loud sound;

  • Flimsy stand made in the form of two thin legs;

  • The remote is overloaded with all kinds of buttons;

Samsung UE40J5200AF

Rating: 4.7

Samsung UE40J5200AF

Time-tested TV, the cost of which outside of sales varies from 26 to 28 thousand rubles. The device includes a 40 “TFT MVA display. The buyer will definitely pay attention to the fairly deep blacks, especially when viewing photos and high-quality videos. The disadvantage of this solution is the viewing angles, which cannot be called maximum.

The device does not have support for the DVB-S2 standard. With regard to terrestrial and cable TV, these standards are easily recognized. Without satellite support, you don't have to worry about the device having only one TV tuner. But the same number of USB ports is unpleasantly upsetting – you want to connect an external hard drive to such a TV and power, say, the Super Nintendo Classic Mini. Fortunately, the TV also has a chic advantage, which is the high power of the speakers. It is unlikely that a buyer wants to connect speakers. Nevertheless, such a possibility is present here – on the rear panel you can find both an optical output and a headphone jack.

Advantages

  • The screen displays a beautiful picture;

  • There is a headphone jack and an optical output;

  • Added picture-in-picture function;

  • Smart TV available;

  • The total power of the speakers is 20 W;

disadvantages

  • Viewing angles are not maximum;

  • Smart TV is slow;

  • Few HDMI and USB ports;

  • No support for DVB-S2 standard;

  • Wide bezel;

LG 43LJ519V

Rating: 4.6

LG 43LJ519V

Most low-cost TVs are now painted black. But what if the interior of the room involves the use of appliances with a white body? In this case, you should consider buying LG 43LJ519V, which has a 43-inch display made using IPS technology. The device has support for all digital TV standards, so you can even use a satellite dish. There are also two TV tuners here. A feature of this model is the light sensor, which adjusts the brightness of the screen backlight. However, you should only activate it if necessary to save energy.

To connect external devices, two HDMI connectors are used here. Alas, there is no headphone jack and no optical output, so you have to listen to sound only through two speakers, the total power of which does not exceed 10 watts. Perhaps this is the main drawback of the TV. Someone else may mention the lack of Smart TV. But on the device for 22 thousand rubles. this function would still work with huge brakes, because of which the buyer would soon abandon it.

Advantages

  • All digital TV standards are supported;

  • Thin white border;

  • Affordable price tag;

  • There is a light sensor;

  • Built-in two TV tuners;

disadvantages

  • Unable to connect speakers;

  • Some units have a screen with poor viewing angles;

  • Only one USB port;

  • The sound is not very loud;

Sony KDL-40RE353

Rating: 4.6

Sony KDL-40RE353

The only inexpensive LCD TV from the Japanese company Sony in our selection. It has a 40-inch screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. Direct LED technology is used as a backlight – this is when the LEDs are evenly distributed over the entire display area. Among the supported digital TV standards are DVB-T2 and DVB-C, but for the 'satellite' you will have to purchase a receiver. An interesting feature is the built-in FM radio – by this the Japanese remind the buyer that the history of the company began with radios.

Decoders used here include DTS and Dolby Digital. However, you should not expect great sound quality, since the total power of the speakers is only 10 watts. However, the buyer can quite easily output the sound to the speakers.

Unfortunately, the TV suffers from a number of problems typical of budget models. First, there is only one USB input. Secondly, Sony decided not to endow its creation with the Smart TV function. Thirdly, there is only one TV tuner. But if you are ready to accept such restrictions, then the purchase may well please you.

Advantages

  • Very high quality display with a resolution Full HD;

  • Nice appearance;

  • Coaxial output and headphone jack provided;

  • Built-in FM radio;

disadvantages

  • Not the most convenient remote control;

  • Outside of sales, the cost of the TV reaches 28-29 thousand rubles;

  • Speaker power could be higher;

Conclusion

Perhaps, we have listed the most worthy inexpensive LCD TVs among those that are sold for little money. As you can see, these devices are not without their drawbacks. Nevertheless, they may well please the unassuming user. Especially if he already has a smart console, with which the image will be displayed most often.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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