Samsung UN50H6400 v2 580

Here’s our shortlist of 2014’s best $800-and-under 1080p and 2160p (“4K”) televisions. With analyst predictions of positive holiday sales, the TV companies want to sell as many units as possible by lowering the prices on their high quality models.

Note: Due to both supply and demand and the temporary nature of TV manufacturer incentives, the prices listed are available today but are subject to change. We do not expect them to rise through Black Friday and Cyber Monday, however we urge our readers to make their purchases as early as possible as we believe these great values will sell out quickly.

The list begins after the break.

Samsung UN50H6400 3D Smart LED TV

Price: $798

Why we like it: The Samsung UN50H6400 is a full-featured edge-lit LED LCD with a thin bezel and contemporary styling. Smart functionality includes Netflix, Amazon and the other major streaming services as well as a web browser. This 1080p 50-inch LED LCD produces bright, crisp images with a 120 Hz refresh and a 480 Clear Motion Rate (Samsung own motion blur measurement, the higher the better) and Micro Dimming that delivers deep blacks to create a picture with vivid colors and stunning detail. Motion control and Skype is available with optional (and extra cost) camera.  The UN50H6400 retails for $1700, its pre-BF-week price was $985.99.

Samsung UN55H6400 v3 580

Samsung UN55H6350 Smart LED TV

Price $798

Why we like it: The Samsung UN55H6350 maintains similar styling to the H6400, but trades 3D functionality for 5 more diagonal screen inches (55-inches). While also a 120 Hz refresh, it has a Samsung CMR rate of 240. The UN55H6350 retails for $1800 and had a pre-BF week price of $1041.19

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LG 55LB6300 V3 580

LG Electronics 55LB6300 Smart LED TV

Price $779

Why we like it: the LG Electronics 55LB6300 has a very thin screen bezel for an almost all screen appearance. Feature packed with LG new WebOS Smart TV system for easy set-up and use. The LG IPS LCD panel provide a wider viewing angle than its competitors, great for a crowd watching a big game. Features include 120 Hz refresh, LG exclusive motion “Magic Remote” control, and the ability to use an optional camera for Skype video calls. The 55LB6300 has a retail price of $1600 and a pre-BF price of $1099.


Sharp LC-60LE660 580


Sharp LC-60LE660 60-Inch Aquos 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV

Price $797

Why we like it: For those of you that want the biggest brand name TV for under $800 this is the one to get.  The LC-60LE660 LED LCD Smart TV  delivers 20% more screen area than a 55-inch class display. The screen is surrounded by a super thin bezel. Features include Smart Central Apps with access to Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Flickr and more. The 120 Hz native refresh rate reduces motion blur. The LC-60LE660 retails for $1200 and a pre-BF price of $897.


Samsung UN50HU6950 v2 580

Samsung UN50HU6950 4K Ultra HD 60Hz Smart LED TV

Price $798

Why we like it: This is the largest size brand name 4K UHDTV (3840×2160 resolution) availablenow Black Friday week at under $800. The UN50HU6950 has many of Samsung’s top features including Smart TV with quad core processor, Full web browser, instant on, voice interaction remote control, motion control with optional Skype camera, built-in WiFi, 4 HDMI 2.0 (1 w/ HDCP 2.2), 60 Hz refresh with 240 Samsung CMR. The UN50HU6950 retail for $1800 and a pre-BF price of $1397.


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