Holiday Gift Guide 2015-2016: Top 10 Best TVs Under $1000

Finding the right TV can be a difficult task at the best of times. More so when you are on a budget. While both the higher-priced end and the budget end all fight for your money, trying to find a good TV at a good price is the hardest to do. In fact, the $1000 marker is that price where you should be able to get a really good TV and thankfully, you can. If you are in the market for a new TV but would not like to spend more than $1000, then here are ten options worth checking out.

VIZIO E-Series E55-C1 55-Inch TV

Starting off today's list is a set from VIZIO. This is a company which is generally known for offering good value for money and that is exactly what the E55-C1 offers. This one comes loaded with a 55-inch display that offers a full HD resolution. This is a Wi-Fi enabled Smart TV, so you will have access to all your favorite apps as well as plenty of ports for connecting additional hardware including three HDMI ports and one USB port.

Buy the VIZIO E-Series E55-C1 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz FullArray LED Smart TV on Amazon

Sharp LC-50UB30U 50-Inch TV

Looking for a 4K Ultra HD TV for under $1000? Well, there are options and on which is the Sharp LC-50UB30U. This one is part of Sharp's AQUOS 4K Ultra HD UB30 range and as well as coming with a 4K display, comes with a 50-inch display. Not to mention, this one also boasts Smart functions with direct access to all your favorite apps. This one is also not short on connections either and includes four HDMI ports, 2 USB ports, Component, Composite, Ethernet, Digital Optical Audio Out, standard Audio out and RF In.

Buy the Sharp LC-50UB30U 50-Inch 4K Ultra HD 60Hz Smart LED TV (2015 Model) on Amazon

Sony KDL50W800C 50-Inch TV

The Sony KDL50W800C is another great option for those looking for a feature-rich TV set which comes in under the $1000 marker. This one comes with a 50-inch display with a Full HD resolution. This once comes equipped with four HDMI ports as well as a two USB ports for connecting additional hardware. Not to mention, this one is not only a Smart TV but is one of the few TVs which currently comes with the Android TV platform built-in. As such, you have direct access to all the Android TV software, apps, games and features, without the need to purchase an additional box.

Buy the Sony KDL50W800C 50-Inch 1080p 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV (2015 Model) on Amazon

Samsung UN48JU6500 48-Inch TV

A TV list would not be a TV list without Samsung in among the midst and although this is for TVs specifically under $1000, you might be surprised to learn that right now you can not only pick up a decent Samsung TV for under $1000, but can only pick up a Samsung 4K TV for that money. This is the Samsung UN48JU6500 and comes equipped a 48-Inch 4K Ultra HD display. Not to mention this is a Smart TV too and comes equipped with Samsung's Smart View 2.0 for sharing between devices. There is also four HDMI and three USB ports to make use. All round good purchase.

Buy the Samsung UN48JU6500 48-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model) on Amazon

VIZIO M55-C2 55-Inch TV

This is the second VIZIO TV to make the list and for good reason. Although the E55 offers a lot of value for money, one of the biggest differences between this one and the E55 is that this one also comes with a 4K resolution and for under $1000. The VIZIO M55-C2 is a 4K Ultra HD TV which comes equipped with a 55-inch display. Again, this is Smart enabled and also offers five HDMI ports as well as one USB port. another great option for the money.

Buy the VIZIO M55-C2 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED HDTV on Amazon

TCL LE40FHDE3010 40-Inch TV

This is actually one of the only TV sets on this list that is last year's model. That is not because the other manufacturer 2014 models are any worse but more to do with their updated 2015 versions being much more affordable. That said, should be taking away from the TCL LE40FHDE3010. This is a solid performing TV and especially for the price. However, you're sacrificing a little here. Firstly, the size compared to some of the others as this one also comes with a 40-inch screen, although, it is a Full HD display. Secondly, this one does not come Smart enabled. However, you do get three HDMI ports, 1 MHL port and one USB port.

Buy the TCL LE40FHDE3010 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED TV (2014 Model) on Amazon

LG Electronics 55LF6300 55-inch TV

So far this list has not included any LG TVs although, that is about to be rectified. Up next is the LG 55LF6300 and this is a 55-inch sized display which comes with a Full HD resolution. Not to mention, this is Smart enabled TV and comes with LG's own WebOS on-board. There is also a decent number of ports including three HDMI ports, 3 USB ports, an RF port, a Component port, a Composite port and an Optical Audio Out. Currently, a really good and affordable LG TV.

Buy the LG Electronics 55LF6300 55-inch 1080p Smart LED TV (2015 Model) on Amazon

Samsung UN50J6300 55-Inch TV

From one South Korean TV manufacturer to another and this is the second Samsung TV to make the list today. The Samsung UN50J6300 is a little bigger than the last one noted and comes sporting a 50-inch screen. However, unlike the last option, this one is not 4K and instead comes equipped with a Full HD resolution. However, this is a Smart TV and again also makes use of Samsung's Smart View 2.0 for connecting other devices. Not to mention, there is a Quad-Core processor powering everything here so will be a snappy TV in terms of response. This one is also not light on connections, offering four HDMI sockets and three USB sockets.

Buy the Samsung UN50J6300 50-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV (2015 Model) on Amazon

LG Electronics 60LF6100 60-Inch TV

LG might have joined the list late here but they are catching up quick as this is the second LG TV worth checking out for under $1000. This is the LG 60LF6100 and comes with a 60-Inch display along with a Full HD resolution. Making this the biggest of the two LG TVs on offer for $1000. Not to mention, this one is again Smart enabled and also comes with access to a variety of apps. Great option if you want LG but with a much bigger screen.

Buy the LG Electronics 60LF6100 60-Inch 1080p LED Smart TV (2015) on Amazon

Sharp LC-65LE654U 65-Inch TV

Closing out the list today is the second offering from Sharp. While this one does not come with Android TV built-in, what it does come with is one of the biggest screens on the list for under $1000. The Sharp LC-65LE654U sports a massive 65-inch display which comes with a Full HD resolution. This is a smart TV and again comes with a host of connectors including three HDMI ports, one USB port, Component, Composite, Ethernet and an optical Optical Audio Out. Great option for those who want a big name and a big screen.

Buy the Sharp LC-65LE654U 65-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV (2015 Model) on Amazon

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John has been writing about and reviewing tech products since 2014 after making the transition from writing about and reviewing airlines. With a background in Psychology, John has a particular interest in the science and future of the industry. Besides adopting the Managing Editor role at AH John also covers much of the news surrounding audio and visual tech, including cord-cutting, the state of Pay-TV, and Android TV. Contact him at [email protected]