Here are the cheapest TVs you can buy in Australia

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In market for a new TV? Perhaps you’re looking for a new model with better image resolution to watch the footy? Or ‘bump up’ your girls’ night by streaming your favourite chick flicks from the comfort of your own lounge? If you’re a parent, you may simply be looking to buy one to keep the kids entertained at home. In the world of electronics, you often get what you pay for. Research by Canstar Blue revealed that Aussies spend an average of $1,496 when they buy a new TV, however there are plenty of models available out there for less than half that amount.

If you’re looking for a telly that will provide you with a near cinematic experience, you’ll obviously need to splash the cash on a top-of-the-line TV – but if you’re more attuned to a cheaper model that will still do the job, stay tuned.

What are the cheapest TV in Australia?

You can find quality, high-definition TVs starting from just under $250 for 32-inch screen models and less than $1,000 for 65-inch screen models, from department stores like Big W and Target, as well as electronics and online retailers like Kogan and JB Hi-Fi.

If you’re looking for the best deal on a TV, shop around for pricing from different retailers (even those not mentioned here) and ask about any price beat guarantee offers. The average price for a new 32-inch screen TV is around $300, while 55-inch and 65-inch TVs usually cost in the ballpark of $700, up to $1,500. Anything you can get below the average price is a good deal by any standards. Check out some of the cheapest TVs available below. If you want to know more, we’ve compiled some useful information about the brands and models under each table to give you an idea of what each TV offers in terms of features and functionally.

The cheapest 32-inch screen TVs in Australia

Brand/retailer Model Price
Kogan Kogan 32″ LED TV & DVD Combo (Series 6 EH6100) $159
JB Hi-Fi FFalcon 32F1 32″ HD LED TV $198
Big W EKO 32″ Smart HD LED TV with Netflix $249
Target Seiki 32″ HD Smart TV $249

Prices sourced from respective retailers and Appliances Online and accurate as of April 2020.*

Kogan 32″ LED TV & DVD Combo (Series 6 EH6100)

Kogan cheapest TV to buy in Australia

This could be the perfect compact TV for your purse strings and the kids’ bedrooms. Besides offering sharp imagery and a five-star energy efficiency rating, this Kogan TV comes equipped with a built-in DVD player, so you can finally say goodbye to your standalone player! This model also allows you to hook up gaming consoles, a projector or legacy VCR to the TV’s USB and HDMI inputs, so the kids can play their favourite games and movies whenever they want.

  • Available from: Kogan
  • RRP: $159*

FFalcon 32F1 32″ HD LED TV

FFalcon 32 cheapest TV to buy in Australian

This high-resolution FFalcon TV offers outstanding picture quality and features LED backlighting so you can enjoy your favourite shows and save on energy at the same time. This model is wall mountable and comes with USB recording and media playback, allowing you to browse and watch different media from the comfort of your couch or bed.

  • Available from: JB Hi-Fi
  • RRP: $198*

EKO 32″ Smart HD LED TV with Netflix

EKO 32 cheapest TV to buy in Australia

This model is the perfect fit for an office or man cave. This smart TV offers a compact design with top quality visuals and comes with Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime built-in, with buttons on the remote for greater accessibility. It also features a personal video recorder, USB media playback and three HDMI inputs to connect consoles and other media players to your TV. Available on Afterpay and ZipPay from $10 a week.

  • Available from: Big W
  • RRP: $249*

Seiki 32″ HD Smart TV

Seiki 32 cheapest TV to buy in Australia

Enjoy watching TV with this high-definition Seiki smart TV which comes with Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime built-in, and all standard features you’d expect from a mid-range model like Wi-Fi connectivity, personal video recording capability, media playback USB and HDMI inputs.

  • Available from: Target
  • RRP: $249*

The cheapest 55-inch screen TVs in Australia

Brand/retailer Model Price
JB Hi-Fi FFalcon 55UF1 55″ 4K Ultra HD HDR LED Smart TV $448
Big W Polaroid 55” UHD TV With Netflix $479
Kogan Kogan 55″ 4K UHD HDR LED TV (Series 8 JU8200) $519
Target Seiki 55″ UHD Smart TV $599

Prices sourced from respective retailers and Appliances Online and accurate as of April 2020.*

FFalcon 55UF1 55″ 4K Ultra HD HDR LED Smart TV

FFalcon 55 cheapest TV to buy in Australia

If you’re looking for a step up in picture quality, this FFalcon 55-inch smart TV will give you that and more. This model comes with Netflix, Stan and YouTube built-in and four times the resolution of full HD TV with 4K Ultra HD imagery, as well as the standard bells and whistles you’d expect from a smart TV including the ability to record live free-to-air TV to an external portable USB storage drive, HDMI inputs and an advanced sound system with Dolby Audio.

  • Available from: JB Hi-Fi
  • RRP: $448*

Polaroid 55” UHD TV With Netflix

Polaroid 55 cheapest TV to buy in Australia

If you’re looking for an affordable update to your entertainment system, this ultra high-definition 55-inch screen Polaroid TV comes with just about everything you need. This includes high dynamic range which heightens contrast levels between bright and dark colours for better image quality, built-in Netflix and YouTube as well as HDMI and USB inputs. Available on Afterpay and ZipPay from $10 a week.

  • Available from: Big W
  • RRP: $479*

Kogan 55″ 4K UHD HDR LED TV (Series 8 JU8200)

Kogan 55 cheapest TV to buy in Australia

This Kogan TV can take your viewing experience to the next level, with 4K ultra high-definition and high dynamic range support for an upgraded image experience, and offers all the standard features you’d expect from a mid-range model like pause, record, and rewind live TV functionality and USB and HDMI inputs.

  • Available from: Kogan
  • RRP: $519*

Seiki 55″ UHD Smart TV

Seiki 55 cheapest TV to buy in Australia

This Seiki model is the ultimate smart TV you want for your home, with built-in applications optimised for a true 4K Ultra HD experience. Key features include audio return channel for better sound quality and connectivity to your sound bar or other devices, personal video recorder functionality and media playback with USB and HDMI inputs.

  • Available from: Target
  • RRP: $599*

The cheapest 65-inch screen TVs in Australia

Brand/retailer Model Price
JB Hi-Fi FFalcon 65UF1 65″ 4K Ultra HD HDR LED Smart TV $698
Kogan Kogan 65″ 4K HDR LED TV (Series 8 KU8100) $699
Target Seiki 65″ UHD Smart TV $899
Big W EKO 65″ 4K Ultra HD Android TV with Google Assistant $899

Prices sourced from respective retailers and Appliances Online and accurate as of April 2020.*

FFalcon 65UF1 65″ 4K Ultra HD HDR LED Smart TV

FFalcon 65 cheapest TV to buy

This ultra-high resolution FFalcon TV comes with the same features as its 55-inch screen counterpart, with Netflix, Stan and YouTube already built-in, Dolby Audio for a better sound experience all around and Android connectivity with Linux OS. This model is also relatively easy to use and switch between smart TV applications and devices connected to HDMI ports.

  • Available from: JB Hi-Fi
  • RRP: $698*

Kogan 65″ 4K HDR LED TV (Series 8 KU8100)

Kogan 65 cheapest TV to buy in Australia

This Kogan TV offers cinema-worthy clarity from the comfort of your own home with 4K viewing and enhanced high dynamic range, and the added convenience of casting from your Google Chromecast Ultra. It also comes with the all standard bells and whistles like USB and HDMI ports and pause, record and rewind live TV functionality.

  • Available from: Kogan
  • RRP: $699*

Seiki 65″ UHD Smart TV

Seiki 65 cheapest TV to buy in Australia

This Seiki ultra-high-definition 65-inch screen TV also comes with 4K resolution and enhanced high dynamic range to provide a near cinematic imagery according to the brand, plus Netflix, YouTube and Amazon Prime pre-installed, as well as audio return channel for better sound connectivity to your devices, personal video recorder and USB and HDMI ports.

  • Available from: Target
  • RRP: $899*

EKO 65″ 4K Ultra HD Android TV with Google Assistant

EKO 65 cheapest TVs to buy in Australia

Powered by Android TV, this EKO high dynamic model is top-of-range when it comes to budget buys. It comes with 4K resolution to provide outstanding image quality with high dynamic range, plus Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Prime and Chromecast built-in, as well as Google Assistant and Google Play Store.

  • Available from: Big W
  • RRP: $899*

What are the cheapest TVs in Australia by popular brands?

If you’re more entrusting of premium brands, you can still find some inexpensive TVs from the likes of Samsung and Panasonic with a heap of high-tech options available. What you’ll notice is that TVs of the same size and with similar features and designs can vary in price by a few hundred dollars depending on the brand. This is not to say that one brand is better than the other, so make sure to look at each model independently. We’ve listed some of the cheapest models (at the time of writing) from popular brands for you to consider.

Samsung

When it comes to electronics and TVs more specially, you can’t beat Samsung. In fact, consumers rated this brand best for overall satisfaction in our latest TV ratings. It’s renowned internationally for bringing innovation to the forefront and was one of the first brands to release 8K technology TVs in Australia.

  • Samsung N5300 32″ HD Smart LED TV: $545*
  • Samsung Series 8 RU8000 55″ 4K UHD LED TV: $995*
  • Samsung Series 8 RU8000 65″ 4K UHD LED TV: $1,395*

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Panasonic

Panasonic offers one of the widest range of TVs and smart TVs with high image quality, equipped with high-tech features like high-definition 4K resolution as well as Google and Android connectivity. Earlier this year, the Japanese electronics giant announced that it was withdrawing its TV products from sale in Australia, so keep an eye out for sales on certain models going forward.

  • Panasonic 32″HD LED LCD TV: $345*
  • Panasonic 55-inch GX600 4K UHD LED LCD Smart TV: $709*
  • Panasonic 65-inch GX800 4K UHD LED LCD Smart TV: $1,495*

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Sony

Sony TVs are renowned for offering perhaps the best picture quality of all the big brand names, even scoring five stars for that category in our latest TV ratings. It offers mainly OLED and LCD-LED models, some with 4K resolution, and Google and Android connectivity.

  • Sony 32″ LED Full HD HDR Smart TV – KDL32W660E: $499*
  • Sony X7000G 55″ 4k Ultra HD Smart LED TV: $995*
  • Sony X7000G 65″ 4k Ultra HD HDR Smart TV: $1,245*

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LG

Everyone knows LG for its stylish TVs packed with the latest tech and amazing screen performance. The brand offers OLED, Super UHD, Ultra HD and 4K displays.

  • LG 32″(80cm) HD LED LCD Smart TV: $545*
  • LG 55UM7400PTA UM74 Series 55″ 4K UHD LED TV: $995*
  • LG 65UM7400PTA UM74 Series 65″ 4K UHD LED TV: $1,295*

Check Latest Prices at Appliances Online^

Can I buy a TV on Afterpay?

Most retailers and stores in Australia offer Afterpay as a payment option for a range of products, including TVs. It allows you to essentially split your purchase into four interest-free instalments per fortnight and avoid a big upfront cost. It’s also pretty easy to use, you’ll just need to select (or ask if you’re instore) for Afterpay as your payment method at the checkout and you’ll be prompted to create an account with your personal and bank details before completing your purchase. Make sure to keep up with your repayments to avoid hefty late fees either by setting up a direct debit or keeping track of your repayment due dates although Afterpay will usually send you a reminder.

Can I buy a TV on zipPay?

Most retailers also offer zipPay as a payment option for electronics and TVs. It works much the same way as Afterpay and other ‘buy now, pay later services’, but it gives you greater flexibility over your repayment options. As long as you meet the minimum required monthly repayment for your purchase, you can choose how to structure your instalment repayments, either weekly, fortnightly, or monthly and for any amount you choose.

Other instalment payment options include:

  • BrightePay
  • PayRight
  • Openpay
  • Make It Mine
  • Humm (previously known as Certegy Ezi-Pay and Oxipay)

The bottom line on cheap TVs

The price for a TV is largely made up of the manufacturing cost, plus a profit margin. This means that cheaper TVs are often manufactured with cheaper and perhaps less reliable components (i.e. screen, panels etc) than more expensive models that are built with higher quality materials to last. That’s why it’s important not to just settle on the cheapest model you can find for the sake of it. Instead, look for a TV that will tick all your boxes in terms of features and functionality and at a price you’re willing to pay. There’s a good middle ground to be found between price and features, if you’re willing to look around.

You can check out our latest TV ratings to see how Aussie consumers have rated TVs from different brands as a start.

TV Reviews and Ratings

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