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What Are Some Cheap TVs With Well-Known Brands?
By Swanni

Washington, D.C. (May 29, 2013) - Editor's Note: TV's Answer Man, aka Swanni, takes your questions regarding how to best use the latest products and services in TV technology. If you have a question about TV technology, ask TV's Answer Man by sending an e-mail to

Q. I want to buy a decent TV for our kids' bedroom, but I don't want to spend much money. I also don't want any brands I've never heard of. Can you suggest some cheap TVs with name brands the average person would know? And it doesn't have to be a big screen. -- Alicia, Marina Del Rey, California.

Alicia, that's an interesting question because some of the least expensive sets are from brands that are not very well known, such as Seiki, Haier and TCL. While the 'no-name' sets may not be quite up to the standards of the more popular brands, they still can offer reliability and decent value.

But if you're most comfortable with the name brands, here are five suggestions. (And, remember, prices are subject to change. Click on the link to learn more about each set.)

1. Vizio 24-inch, 1080p LED HDTV: $178
The set, model
E241-A1, has an Amazon customer rating of four stars out of five, based on 90 reviews.

2. Vizio 32-inch, 720p, LED HDTV: $248
Another Vizio low-priced set. This 32-inch set is not 1080p, but 720p is likely sufficient for your children's bedroom. Plus, it's an Energy Star-approved TV, which will keep your electric bill down if your kids watch too much Jake And the Never-Land Pirates.

3. LG 32-inch, 720p LCD HDTV: $258
Another 720p TV, this set has a Amazon customer rating of 4.5 stars out of a possible five, based on 49 reviews.

4. Toshiba 32-inch, 720p LED HDTV: $269
This 32-inch set has a refresh rate of 120Hz, which helps reduce motion blur during sports broadcasts and action films (and if Jake runs amok.) It also has a good Amazon customer rating: 4.6 stars.

5. Vizio 19-inch, 720p LED/LCD HDTV: $135
Okay, we're getting a little small here with a 19-inch set, but the price is small, too. At $135, this Vizio set offers a great value and the Amazon customer rating is 4.3 stars.

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