With Euro 2016 and the Rio Olympics, there’s a summer of sport ahead of us. While some may consider that a reason to run for the hills, sport fans will no doubt be tempted into buying a spanking new TV on which to watch all the action.
The good news is that now’s a great time to shop for a fantastic Best Buy TV, as cheap TVs released in 2015, including 4K TV models, have seen hundreds of pounds tumble from their starting price tags.
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The big TV price drop
With new televisions now hitting the shop shelves and online, prices of last year’s Best Buy TVs have fallen dramatically compared with when they launched.
For example, eight Best Buy TVs we’ve featured in the latest edition of Which? magazine, including mid-range and premium sets, have collectively seen £6,552 slashed from their prices since last spring. We also checked prices for 43 TVs released last year and found that they have been reduced by a staggering £30,916 over the past 12 months.
You can now buy fancy 4K Ultra HD sets at knockdown prices. Although the sporting action won’t be broadcast live in 4K, these sets should still give you a fantastic viewing experience in standard and high definition.
Which? expert view – cheap isn’t always cheerful
So, you can find some excellent cheap TVs in the old stock if you’re willing to shop around, with both high street stores and online outlets offering excellent discounts.
However, don’t be seduced purely by a low price, as a poor-quality TV is still not worth your money. Check out our TV reviews first before handing over your cash.
After you get your new TV, remember to optimise its picture to get the best possible viewing experience. We publish expert picture settings for every TV we test in the Specifications tab of our online reviews.
Andrew Laughlin – Which? TVs expert