The Top 5 Cheap TV Brands: 40″

Also see our 32″ Top 5 Cheap TV Brands
Or our 50″ Top 5 Cheap TV Brands

These days there are literally hundreds of different TV brands and models to choose from. For most of us, getting the best TV for the price is one of, if not THE biggest factor in choosing a TV. And for most of us, we don’t want to spend hours and hours doing research on the top TV brands.

Well don’t worry. We have done most of the work for you, sorting through hundreds of options. So here are the Top 5 Cheap TV Brands in the 40″ category.

Sony KDL40R510C 40″

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Sony has always been a leader in quality with HDTVs. The 40″ KDL40 lives up to that standard and is an absolutely beautiful LED TV. But this is definitely the most full-featured of our TVs in this list, being a smart TV with built-in WiFi. The sound quality was also great for a TV.

Key Features:

  • 40″ LED screen
  • 1080p at 60Hz
  • Smart TV
  • Built-in WiFi
  • 2 HDMI ports
  • Resolution Enhancer Technology
  • Great built-in sound

SAMSUNG 5000 Series 43″

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Samsung has a very loyal fan base with high-quality electronics. The Samsung J5000 actually has the highest average customer review rating out of all TVs in this list. The only negative thing is that it does not have an audio out.

Key Features:

  • 43″ LED screen
  • 1080p at 60Hz
  • Built-in WiFi
  • 2 HDMI ports
  • 1 USB 2.0

RCA LED40HG45RQ 40″

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RCA has been around a long time and makes an excellent mid-grade HDTV. Even when not on sale it is always available at a great price.

Key Features:

  • 40″ LED screen
  • 1080p at 120Hz
  • 2 HDMI ports
  • 1 USB port

SCEPTRE X405BV-F 40″

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Spectre’s X405BV-F is currently the best selling TV on WalMart. With over 5000 reviews at 4.3 it is clearly a solid and popular HDTV. With good picture quality and 3 HDMI ports compared to most TV’s 2, it is hard to beat such an amazing value.

Key Features:

  • 40″ LED screen
  • 1080p at 120Hz
  • 3 HDMI ports
  • 1 USB 2.0 port

VIZIO D43-C1 43″

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Vizio is known for being one of the top TV brands at a cheap price. The D43 is no different. A 43″ at 120Hz, this LED TV is a fantastic value, as most TVs are 60Hz and at a higher price. It is recommended that you use external speakers with this TV, as the built-in speakers are only average.

Key Features:

  • 43″ LED screen
  • 1080p at 120Hz
  • 2 HDMI ports
  • 1 USB 2.0 port

So what is the best TV for the price? That really depends on what is important to you in an HDTV. As you can see cheap TV brands do not mean you have to sacrifice a well known brand or quality. If price is the most important thing or you need 3 HDMI inputs, then the Spectre X405BV-F is the clear winner. 

If features and audio quality is most important to you, then we pick the Sony KDL40.