The best TVs under £500 for all your entertainment needs

Bag an excellent TV for an even better price.

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by William Lobley |

Who doesn't love unwinding after a long day by watching their favourite TV show? Sitting with a cup of tea or a glass of wine on the sofa, it's definitely one of our favourite forms of self-care.

If you're looking to upgrade or simply purchase a new TV, you have many different options to choose from. You've got to take into account OLED vs QLED, whether you want a more compact option such as a 32-inch TV or if you prefer a larger model, such as a 43-inch TV.

Whatever you're looking for, we've listed the cream of the crop, and all for under £500, so you won't need to blow your budget to find your ideal TV.

What size TV do I need?

This completely depends on the space you're working with, as well as your needs. However, if you're too close to a TV, no matter how high the quality of the image is, it's going to look blown out. Having said that, if it's too far, you won't be able to enjoy the film or show you're watching.

That's why we've decided to put together a short guide of the minimum distance you should have from the TV:

40-inches - 80 inches

50-inches - 100 inches

55-inches - 108 inches

60-inches - 120 inches

75-inches - 150 inches

Ready to start shopping? Purchase your TV below:

The best TVs under £500

Hisense 50AE7400FTUK

Editor's pick
Hisense 50AE7400FTUK
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Landing just under £500, this Hisense TV is an incredible product. It's a 50-inch 4K TV, featuring Dolby Vision HDR as well as a gorgeous LED display which, when combined, offer a truly immersive and cinematic experience.

Specs: 50-inch LED 4K screen, HDR10+, VIDAA U4.0, Dolby Vision, DTS Virtual:X, Bluetooth, 3 HDMI, 2 USB

Philips 43 Inch 43PUS8506 TV with Ambilight

Best immersive viewing experince
Philips 43 Inch 43PUS8506 TV with Ambilight

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If you're looking for a medium-sized TV with an impressive viewing experience, this 43-inch option from Philips should do the trick. What makes it stand out above other models is the Ambilight feature. This essentially casts a glow from the rear of the screen, freeing your entertainment from the border, creating an immersive viewing experience.

Specs: 43-inch LED 4K screen, HDR10+, Android OS, Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Ambilight, Micro Dimming, 4 HDMI, 2 USB, 1 component

JVC LT-43CF890 Fire Edition TV

Best value for price TV
JVC LT-43CF890 Fire Edition TV

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Want something significantly under £500? The JVC LT model currently has £100 off, and it's a brilliant TV. You can stream Netflix, Amazon Prime and BBC iPlayer, and the 4K UHD resolution is superb and backed up by HLG, HDR10, and Dolby Vision, producing a crisp image.

Specs: 43-Inch LED 4K UHD screen; HDR10, HLG, Dolby Vision; Native contrast: 4,000:1; Refresh rate: 50Hz; 350 nits, HDMI 2.0 x4 (ARC compatible x1); Composite x1; USB 2.0 x2

Philips 5600 series Full HD Ultra-Slim LED TV 32PFT5603/05

Best budget TV
Philips 5600 series Full HD Ultra-Slim LED TV 32PFT5603/05
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If you're looking to save as much as you can, this Philips model could be ideal for you. With HD resolution and an LED display, it does exactly what you need it to do, but without a high price tag. The design is super sleek, so it'll easily fit in with your home's aesthetic.

Specs: 32-Inch LED HD screen; Full HD; Refresh rate: 60Hz; HDMI 2.0 x 2; USB 2.0 x 1

Hisense 50A7100FTUK 50-inch 4K UHD HDR Smart TV

Recommended
Hisense 50A7100FTUK 50-inch 4K UHD HDR Smart TV
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Need a larger TV? This 50-inch Hisense TV will certainly be the centre of the entertainment centre. It boasts HDR that offers sharp contrast, as well as DTS Sound Studio, which automatically levels the audio and enhances the bass for a truly brilliant viewing experience.

Specs: 50-inch LED 4K screen, HDR, VIDAA 2.5, DTS Sound Studio, Bluetooth, 3 HDMI, 2 USB

Sony Bravia KD32W800PU

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Sony Bravia KD32W800PU

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Another impressive product, the Sony Bravia KD32W800PU has excellent image quality. Featuring Live Colour Technology which creates sharp and vibrant videos and images. Additionally, it boasts Google Assistant which can be accessed via the remote.

Specs: 32-inch LED 4K screen, HDR10, Live colour technology Bluetooth, 3 HDMI, 2 USB

Toshiba 43UL2063DB 43-Inch Smart 4K

Recommended
Toshiba 43UL2063DB 43-Inch Smart 4K
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An all-around superb TV, we recommend it for streaming as well as if the kids or grandkids like to play video games. It features both Dolby Vision HDR as well as Dolby Atmos, providing smooth and crisp audio, as well as crisp and crystal clear images and videos.

Specs: 43-inch 4K UHD LED screen; Toshiba Smart TV OS; Alexa compatible; Bluetooth and Audio Out; 3 HDMI inputs, 2 USB inputs.

What’s 4K and what is Ultra HD?

Both of these things refer to the resolution of the TV. 4K screens have four times more pixels than HD screens, which means you'll get clearer and more crisp images.

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