Finding an okay Smart LED TV for about $1000 in 2016 isn’t so hard. But finding a great model within that budget – that is hard! The simple fact is that the number of excellent Smart LEDs below a grand is scarce, and so, the few TVs that do deliver greatness and affordability together deserve appreciation. The following are the models that both experts and users agree to be the best below 1000 dollars:
1. LG Electronics LB6300 47-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED
Smart Review once regarded it as “LG’s best HDTV without 3D”, and that is quite true. From excellent picture quality to easy setup, this model scores high in almost every department, and that is why its users love it so much. Lynn Swartwood, a long patron of the brand LG who bought this TV, feels that the TV offers “outstanding clarity” and comes for a “fantastic price for a set with these features”. Tom S., another user of the product, says that he would “recommend this set to anyone”. Frankly, you are not going to find a better smart LED below 1000 dollars.
2. Samsung H5500 48-Inch 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TV
If you listen to Reviewed Television expert Michael Desjardin, the H5500 “brings the thunder with a deep, rich black level and a shining peak brightness.” He is not the only expert who has good things to say about this model. Techradar gave this model the highest rating in terms of usability, and praised it with the words “it’s a superb all-rounder going for a sweet price”. User love for this TV is no less either. Some say that it is “perfect for bedroom”, some others say that “the display is beautifully vibrant”. You definitely need to consider this.
3. Sony W800B 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV
CNET says the “KDL-W800B series is a classy television with excellent color and shadow detail”. But that is not all. This TV offers sound almost as good as that offered by sound bars. An Amazon buyer of the TV, Larry R. Furtwangler, admits that “the 3D is amazing”. And he is not alone. Hundreds of others say the same thing. Even if you are not that into 3D, you can still enjoy this set for its extremely vibrant color reproduction, intuitive remote control functions, and many other goodies.
4. VIZIO M552i-B2 55-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV
It has over 1000 reviews on Amazon alone, and most of the reviews are very positive. Do we need to say more? Vizio has always been able to impress, and the story is no different with its M552i-B2. Great HD streaming, excellent color calibration and accurate handling of motion are just some of the perks of owning this model. Lucia Yasenchack thinks “The sound is good, the apps are fast and the picture is great.” Devin A., on the other hand, feels that the TV “Looks ammmaaaazing.” This model is one of the most fantastic TVs ever made under 1000 dollars.
5. LG Electronics UB8000 40-Inch 4K Ultra HD 60Hz Smart LED TV
At last, we have LG again. 4K Ultra HD is its main selling point, yet that is just a small part of what this model is about. Omar Niazi, who is totally pleased with his purchase, feels that this model is “probably the best value you can get for a 4K TV right now.” T. L. Cummings sums his experience up with just the words “Love it!!” But users aside, experts also agree that this TV is worth buying for the price. This model cannot compete with 4K TVs that are priced much higher, mind you. But for its price, it is a good bargain.
If you want a specific feature to function well in your TV and do not care about the rest, then some other models may appeal to you. But if you want a TV that is great overall, then your best bet is to pick any of the above.