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The best price flat panel TVs are the budget conscious models brought out by Philips, Toshiba and Vizio and are the best TVs for price conscious folk who don't want to sacrifice on picture quality. Available for under $500 with relatively smaller screens of around 32" and below, the great thing about these TVs is that despite the economical price tag, they're still high definition TVs, so you can watch Full HD movies and videos in their intended picture quality.

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Samsung UN F5000

Samsung UN22F5000 22-Inch 1080p 60Hz Slim LED HDTV


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Samsung UN F5000
TCL LE FHDE3000
Vizio M 1i-A3
VIZIO M 1i-A2
Samsung UN F5500
Samsung UN22F5000 22-Inch 1080p 60Hz Slim LED HDTV
TCL LE32HDE3000 32-Inch 720p 60Hz LED HDTV
VIZIO M401i-A3 40-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV
VIZIO M321i-A2 32-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV
Samsung UN32F5500 32-Inch 1080p 60Hz Slim Smart LED HDTV
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Release Date
Mar 2013
Apr 2013
May 2013
May 2013
Feb 2013
Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
Flat Panel Type
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
Screen Size
22.0 inch
32.0 inch
40.0 inch
32.0 inch
32.0 inch
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
16:9
Widescreen (16:9)
16:9
3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
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    This is a strange little 1080p set. For regular programming, a television of this size does not really benefit from the full HD screen. It would even be hard to see the difference in a 1080p blu ray. The real usefulness of this becomes clear when a computer is hooked up to it. A 1080p monitor allows much more work space than a 720p monitor. 22 inches is a great size for a monitor as well. Think of it as a monitor with a TV tuner built in. At just north of $200, it's not such a bad deal either.


  • The TCL LEFHDE3000 series is a no-frills LED backlit HDTV line that delivers a bright picture and sharp image quality at under $360 for 40 inches.


  • The 32 inch M321d sells for a modest $398 and is very attractively priced for this size and feature set. The LG 32LN5700 has the same set of features and sells for a bit more. This TV should be a great seller.


  • The Samsung UN50F5500 has a lot to offer even though much has been done away with to get the price down. For the price, the picture quality is strong and the Smart Hub adds more than enough functionality to make this a great choice. Competing models include the 50LN5700 from LG, The Panasonic TC-L50E60, and the Toshiba 50L4300U. The F5500 wins out on price against all three.