Holiday Gift Guide 2016 – 2017: Top 10 Best TVs Under $1000

VIZIO M60-C3 60-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

Starting off the list today is a TV set from last year, one that has proved to be a very popular option and now with this model being a little older it is available at an even better price, namely under that $100 price barrier. The VIZIO M60-C3 is available in a few sized although it is the 60-inch model which comes in at just under $1000 and offers the best value for money. The refresh rate on offer is 240Hz and as well as being a 4K display TV, this one comes with a number of ports including five HDMI ports and one USB port. Great option for those looking for a 4K TV and a bigger sized display.

TCL 65US5800 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV (2016 Model)

Of course, if 50-inches is just a little too small for you or you would rather a 2016 model, then the TCL 65US5800 is always worth checking out. This is a 65-inch TV and one which also comes with 4K support. While all of the TVs on this list are ‘smart TVs’, this one actually comes with Roku built-in which to some will instantly add value to the package. However, the refresh Rate on this one is only 60Hz. Although it does certainly come with enough ports including four HDMI ports, one USB port, an optical port and more.

Sony XBR49X800D 49-Inch 4K HDR Ultra HD TV (2016)

Dropping down in size (and price) is the Sony XBR49X800D. This is only a 49-inch TV but is a Sony TV and is a new model. So if you prefer the Sony way of doing things then this is a solid option to go for, for the money and especially considering this is a 4K TV as well. The refresh Rate comes in at 60Hz and all the usual ports are also on offer including four HDMI ports, two USB ports, an optical port and the rest.

Samsung UN48JS8500 48-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

Moving from one popular TV set brand to another, up next is Samsung with their Samsung UN48JS8500. This is a 2015 model TV but one which comes packing in the features. This is a 4K supported TV, one which comes with a 240CMR refresh rate and one which even comes with a free pair of 3-D active glasses for an even more immersive viewing experience. So while it might be a little older than some of the others, at the price it is available for, it is certainly worth the money.

Vizio E55U-D0 SmartCast E-Series 55-Inch Ultra HD TV

The Vizio E55U-D0 is the second VIZIO TV to make the list and is one which offers quite a different experience to the other one. While this is a smaller 55-inch TV, it is one of VIZIO’s SmartCast TV sets which means that it comes with Google Cast built-in. So as well as the on-board smart features, that it has, you can also very easily cast content from your favorite apps directly to the TV with no additional hardware needed.

Hisense 65H7B2 65-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

The Hisense 65H7B2 is another slightly older TV set but is only older compared to the absolute newest models. However, it does come boasting a 65-inch 4K display and will provide an excellent viewing experience for the moment, Additionally, the refresh rate comes in at 120Hz and you will find more than enough connections on offer with this one including four HDMI ports, three USB ports, an optical port and more.

Samsung UN55KU6300 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)

The last Samsung option was a 2015 model and so if you are looking for a 2016 TV from Samsung and under $1000 then the Samsung UN55KU6300 is certainly worth a look. This is a 55-inch TV and is also 4K-ready. The refresh rate is 120CMR and you did get three HDMI ports, two USB ports and an optical port. Which makes this a great option for those looking for a sub-$1000 Samsung 4K TV.

Samsung UN55KU6500 Curved 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2016 Model)

Speaking of which, there is also the Samsung UN55KU6500. Now, in most respects the UN55KU6500 is the same as the UN55KU6300 as it also is a Samsung 4K TV priced at under $1000 which also comes with a refresh rate of 120 CMR, three HDMI ports, two USB ports and an optical port. However, the one notable difference here is that this is a curved Samsung TV. So if you have been waiting to try out a curved TV, then this might be the one worth going for.

Sony XBR55X810C 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

Another solid Sony option worth considering is the Sony XBR55X810C. Unlike the other Sony option on this list, this one is a 2015 model. However, the swing here is that you are getting a larger Sony TV within your $1000 budget as this one comes packing a 55-inch 4K display. In addition, the refresh rate is higher on this one as it comes in at 120Hz. While ports on offer include an optical port, four HDMI ports and three USB ports.

Sharp LC-65LE654U 65-Inch 1080p Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

Sharp is another popular TV brand and if you are in the market for a Sharp TV, then the Sharp LC-65LE654U is one to check out. This is a 65-inch TV and does come with a decent 120Hz refresh rate and a whole host of ports including optical, three HDMI ports and one USB port. However, the downside for some will be that this one of the few TVs on this list which does not come with a 4K display as this one is only a 1080p display. Otherwise, a solid purchase for the money.

LG Electronics 55UF6450 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

Closing out the list today is the LG Electronics 55UF6450. This one is a 2015 model but will tick most of the boxes when it comes to a TV with purchasing for under $1000. This is a 55-inch TV, is 4K supported and does come with a 120Hz refresh rate. As this is an LG TV, it is one which makes use of webOS so you will get a more unique user interface compared to some of the others on this list. In terms of ports, you can expect to find three HDMI ports, one USB port, one optical port and more.

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