The 10 Best Rated TVs on Amazon Under $500

If you're looking to upgrade your pad with the best, you don't have to spend a fortune. We combed through thousands of Amazon reviews (so you don't have to) to bring you the highest rated TVs you can score for a reasonable price. To set the bar high, only options that feature full 1080p HD resolution, are at least 40 inches, and have a minimum of 200 customer reviews with an average of four stars were considered.

Go forth and get to channel surfing.

Seiki SE48FY19 LED TV

Price: $389.99
Size: 48 inches
Rating: 4.0 out of 5 stars
Full array LED backlight? Check. One year replacement warranty? Check. Multiple video and audio connections? Megacheck. This Seiki gives a no-frills television experience that still delivers on a stunning display at an incredibly reasonable price tag.


Price: $499.99
Size: 48 inches
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 stars
High-speed wireless and a solid collection of built-in apps (Hulu plus, Amazon Instant Video, Netflix, etc) put this smart offering from Vizio at the top of the price range, but with good reason. A 120-hz refresh rate makes it an advanced piece of home tech.


Price: $428.00
Size: 50 inches
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars
Bigger isn't always better, but in this case it probably is. This whopping 50-inch model has a 5,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio so you can fully immerse yourself in the home theater experience. 

Samsung UN46H5203 Smart LED TV

Price: $497.99
Size: 46 inches
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars
One of Samsung's ventures into smart TV territory, this unit has built-in WiFi and a clear motion rate of 120 to combine detailed images with the instant gratification of streaming Scrubs re-runs.

Sharp LC-48LE551U Aquos HD LED TV

Price: $447.99
Size: 48 inches
Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars
What sets this model apart from some of the others is its AquoMotion 120 display, which reportedly provides an advanced pixel configuration that creates a more brilliant and vivid display. 

TCL 48FS4610R Smart LED TV

Price: $448.00
Size: 48 inches
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
Roku integration plus a slew of input options (3 HDMI, 1 USB, headphone jack, optical audio out), means you'll never miss a second of the 200,000 movies and 1,500 channels you can stream on this bad boy from TCL.

LG Electronics 47LB5900 LED TV

Price: $448.00
Size: 47 inches
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
If you want an LG without the smart capability bells and whistles, this version with a 120-hz refresh rate gives extreme motion clarity in a streamlined package.

Samsung UN46EH5000 60Hz LED TV

Price: $448.99
Size: 46 inches
Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars
It's easy to put your faith in a Samsung product, and with edge-lit LED backlighting and "wide color enhancer plus" technology, the final product dishes out vibrant colors that live up to the name.

oCosmo CE4001 60Hz LED TV

Price: $269.99
Size: 40 inches
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
The least pricy option on this list, this super slim oCosmo delivers vivid colors in 1080p and is outfitted with 3 HDMI ports, a USB port, and a black finish that looks as sharp as the picture.

LG Electronics 47LB5800 Smart LED TV

Price: $478.18
Size: 47 inches
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars
This offering from LG comes equipped with Smart functionality, so you can stream and surf with ease. LED backlighting and a built-in subwoofer mean crisp picture and robust sound from a widely trusted name in electronics.

Ali Drucker is a staff writer for Supercompressor. It was she who killed the radio star. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.