Cheap Televisions Offer a Low-Cost Entertainment Option!

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Cheap Televisions offer inexpensive entertainment options for budget-minded consumers. If for whatever reason, you determine that spending less is better, there are many outlets to purchase a TV that won't break the bank.

Things to Look For...

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Shipping costs

  • When you buy from an online retailer or auction site, there is usually a shipping fee. For TV's, the cost can be as much as $150.

Return shipping

  • If there's a problem with the TV, it may have to be returned. The low cost you initially pay can increase if you are expected to pay the return shipping of $150.

Dead Pixels

  • LCD TV's are known to have dead pixels from time to time. This type of defect can be annoying if it affects the picture quality. If you need to return your purchase, remember you may have to pay the return shipping. Find out who pays the return shipping fee before you buy to avoid unpleasant expenses.

New and Used Cheap Televisions

You can save lots of money by purchasing Cheap Televisions, but there's also some terrific deals on new Televisions if you know where to look! You can find local TV's in your local news paper, or find great deals by looking online. I have listed several sites below where you can begin your search right from your computer.

  • Walmart offers great deals on new Cheap Televisions! Many people are not aware that you can buy online and have your TV shipped to your closest Walmart store. If there are any problems, you simply return your purchase to the store. This could save you lots of headaches!

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  • In addition to high end electronics, Best Buy also offers many TV's online. Again, I can't stress enough that if you can return an item or buy it without incurring shipping costs, you can save lots of money!

  • Craigslist offers several advantages for the value-minded shopper looking for Cheap Televisions. You can visually inspect your TV and save lots of money on shipping. If you are like me, I usually offer a lower price to see if the seller will bite. If they don't, you can always offer more and still get a great deal!

  • Bid for the best deal with ebay's online auction. Make sure the seller is reputable by checking feedback! Keep in mind that there is shipping involved on top of the selling price on most sales, unless otherwise indicated.

  • offers free internet ads much like craigslist. I have found there's lots of free advertising websites available.

  • Oodle also offers free national advertising. Shop around and gets your best deal.

Closeout Deals for Cheap Televisions

There are several internet websites that sell closeout TV's at very low prices. You may have to pay $150 or so on shipping for that great deal. If you have problems like dead pixels, find out who pays to send back the defective unit in advance. If you have to pay extra shipping, a cheap TV may end up costing you more then expected!

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  • Juggle displays advertisements from other online retailers. Find your best deal!

  • Savingslots sells LCD TV's, plasmas, portables and much more.

  • Overstock has some great prices on refurbished TV's. I have purchased other refurbished products and saved tons of money. Refurbs often look and perform like brand new items. Make sure to find out who pays to return the unit if there's a problem!

  • has fantastic prices on TV's and computer related items. I have purchased from these guys before.

Best Value Cheap HDTVs

Most of the TV's sold these days are HDTVs. HD gives you the best picture possible. I would make sure the TV has several HDMI inputs so you can hook up game consoles, DVD players and even a computer if desired. I would get a model that has 1080p resolution for the best picture quality.

I have looked around the internet and found TV's that look to have promise. I have an example of the prices and features below. The list below is for illustrative purposes only and prices will change.

40 inches or more

42" Westinghouse TX-42F430S 1080p Widescreen LCD HDTV

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  • Retailer:
  • $359.99
  • Screen Size: 42-inch Widescreen
  • Native/Optimum Resolution: 1920 x 1080 (1080p)
  • Tuners: ATSC/QAM/NTSC
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Response Time: 8 ms
  • NTSC/ATSC/ClearQAM: 480p, 720p, 1080i, 1080p

42" Vizio VS42LFHDTV10A 1080p Widescreen LCD HDTV

  • Retailer:
  • $369.99
  • High resolution, 1920 x 1080 resolutions
  • 8 ms response time
  • 1000:1 dynamic contrast ratio
  • Full HD formats supported (1080p, 1080i, 720p, 480p, 480i)
  • Computer: 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1360x768, 1920 x 1080 thru VGA or HDMI
  • Two (2) HDMI with HDCP

30 inches to 39 inches

32" ViewSonic N3235w 720p Widescreen LCD HDTV

  • Retailer:
  • $269.99
  • 32-inch color TFT Active Matrix wide LCD
  • 1366x 768 resolution
  • 3000:1 static contrast ratio
  • Response time: 8 ms
  • Tuner: ATSC/QAM/NTSC

20 inches to 29 inches

24" ViewSonic VT2430 1080p Widescreen LCD HDTV

  • Retailer:
  • Full HD 1080p
  • Integrated ASTC/QAM/NTSC tuners
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 static (typ), 10,000:1 dynamic
  • One (1) HDMI 1.3 (with HDCP and audio support)
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My Conclusion...

There are some great buys for Cheap Televisions, but be aware of the costs involved. If you purchase online, be careful of return shipping costs if you run into problems. I listed some TV's above that caught my eye because of the features offered. I look for the refresh rates, HDMI connections and HD resolutions. I prefer 1080p because it offers you the best picture for the money.

Find the best deal for your budget and get the best cheap TV!

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