Best cheap TVs: September 2011

We've rounded up the best cheap TVs (that's under $1500) we've reviewed in the year leading up to September 2011.

We've rounded up the best cheap TVs (that's under $1500) we've reviewed in the year leading up to September 2011.

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42" Full HD 3D TV with PVR
3.25

1. Ohki 42" Full HD 3D TV with PVR

Ohki's cheap 3D TV uses an LG panel with passive cinema-style 3D. This means that for a cheap TV its 3D is surprisingly good (as long as you're sitting close). The TV's main impediments are its low contrast ratio and ...
Review Date: 10th Oct., 2011
RRP: $ 699.00
VIERA TH-L42U30A
2.50

2. Panasonic VIERA TH-L42U30A LCD TV

Panasonic's VIERA TH-L42U30A LCD TV is fine for everyday DVD or TV watching, and its Full HD screen can display good levels of detail in ideal conditions. Its antiquated CCFL backlight means that for high quality Blu-ray movies, the screen's ...
Review Date: 26th Sept., 2011
RRP: $ 949.00
VIERA TH-L42E3A
3.00

3. Panasonic VIERA TH-L42E3A LED TV

As a basic mid-sized screen the VIERA TH-L42E3A does its job acceptably. It's not a great choice for watching sport or action movies due to its lack of a screen-smoothing 100Hz function, but for free-to-air TV and the occasional DVD ...
Review Date: 22nd Sept., 2011
RRP: $ 1,099.00
VIERA TH-L32E30A
3.25

4. Panasonic VIERA TH-L42E30A LED TV

Panasonic's VIERA TH-L42E30A is a good performer. It's nothing special compared to its peers, but we have no pressing complaints about its picture quality or design.
Review Date: 26th Aug., 2011
RRP: $ 1,199.00
Meglio GLED2211HDV
4.00

5. Grundig Meglio GLED2211HDV LED TV

Grundig's Meglio GLED2211HDV LED TV is small but is still able to display a good quality picture. Casual viewers will be happy with the screen's contrast and detail, and the design is modern. Unless you're viewing from an awkward angle ...
Review Date: 29th June, 2011
RRP: $ 499.00
32in Full HD 100Hz LED TV
3.75

6. Kogan 32in Full HD 100Hz LED TV

Kogan’s 32in Full HD 100Hz LED TV is a good television for the price you’re paying, and it has some useful features we haven’t found in other cheap models. If it was under $600 we’d recommend it in a heartbeat, ...
Review Date: 21st April, 2011
RRP: $ 639.00
LCD40XR10F
2.75

7. Sanyo LCD40XR10F LCD TV

Sanyo's LCD40XR10F is old-school compared to the latest models from the big brands. It'll do an acceptable job if you're mostly just watching broadcast digital TV, but if you're going to be watching a lot of Blu-ray movies we'd shell ...
Review Date: 28th April, 2011
RRP: $ 999.00
BRAVIA KDL-32EX420
3.25

8. Sony BRAVIA KDL-32EX420 LCD TV

Sony's BRAVIA KDL-32EX420 LED-backlit LCD TV is an entry-level model, but it still has access to Sony's linear Internet TV channels, of which there are at least two dozen, and the full BRAVIA Internet Video on-demand suite. We think this ...
Review Date: 15th April, 2011
RRP: $ 849.00
Editor's Choice
Vanto GLED2407HDC
4.25

9. Grundig Vanto GLED2407HDC LED TV

Grundig's Vanto GLED2407HDC LED TV is slim, energy efficient, has a pretty good picture, and is surprisingly cheap. If you're in the market for a small television, the Grundig Vanto GLED2407HDC only costs a couple of hundred dollars more than ...
Review Date: 23rd June, 2011
RRP: $ 549.00
Best Buy
Misuro GLCD2208HDV
3.25

10. Grundig Misuro GLCD2208HDV LCD TV

The Grundig Misuro GLCD2208HDV is an all-in-one LCD TV -- it's got an integrated DVD player and can play plenty of different files over USB. If picture quality and power consumption are more important to you than this versatility, we ...
Review Date: 23rd June, 2011
RRP: $ 519.00
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