What’s the BEST TV Under $400?

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There are a ton of 4K TVs available at great budget prices.. but which ones are actually good value? We check out popular displays from Samsung, LG, TCL, and Sceptre.

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  1. The Grand *laughter Of Little Piggies on February 1, 2021 at 6:21 pm

    “Your favourite cereal!”
    *stupid racists* Wait, do they have another food aside from maple syrup and whiskey in Canada???

  2. George _023_123 on February 1, 2021 at 6:22 pm

    i have 2000 dollar Samsung tv , now it got some issue, thank god i have extended warranty

  3. Immortal on February 1, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    9:45 voc offgassing!

  4. Erlie Bauto on February 1, 2021 at 6:25 pm

    I bought the roku tcl

  5. Peter on February 1, 2021 at 6:26 pm

    To his wife? I always thought Linus was playing for the other team

  6. Stephen Devore on February 1, 2021 at 6:27 pm

    Smart with these TV goofy menus and settings from hell.
    It like the flashing clock on VCRs in the old days. Modern technology television insanity 😳

  7. Steven Corbo on February 1, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    You didn’t list the link for the LG

  8. PMP1337 on February 1, 2021 at 6:34 pm

    14:04 Because console gamers are peasants… duh…

  9. Ken Weller on February 1, 2021 at 6:36 pm

    A year later if you bumped up to $500 you could get into QLED.

  10. Luke Johnson on February 1, 2021 at 6:37 pm

    You can get a TCL 6-series for a pretty inexpensive price, and you get some big leaps in features over the 4-series.

  11. Hakuna matata on February 1, 2021 at 6:38 pm

    Haha I turned my mums tru motion crap off she didn’t notice ! I hate it

  12. Pheonix_Ocean_ on February 1, 2021 at 6:41 pm

    He said the video was 8 to 9 minutes he lied I’m unsubscribeing

  13. Abrams Donald on February 1, 2021 at 6:43 pm

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  14. Luke Johnson on February 1, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    Are these prices in real dollars or Canadian rubles?

  15. Brett Rigby on February 1, 2021 at 6:43 pm

    fuck you linus i’m mounting my tv above my fireplace!

  16. ChunkyBoy22 on February 1, 2021 at 6:44 pm

    Why does James’ voice sound like he’s using a different michrophone

  17. momo mimi on February 1, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    Wife ? Honey ? Missed opportunity ? I say yes.

  18. No Name on February 1, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    tcl is the best

  19. MadHouse on February 1, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    And where the F can you buy an Input Lag checker???

  20. Lucky You on February 1, 2021 at 6:46 pm

    I got a IPS panel LG-UM7400PLB top tv for £349

  21. coreone 369 on February 1, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    Fuck you durian is great

  22. SolosamuraiZ on February 1, 2021 at 6:49 pm

    Wonder if they did review if mid tvs like vizio m series tcl 6, etc

  23. Ju Bean on February 1, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Stop playing these stupid fucking games and just tell us what the best affordable tv you would buy…

  24. Terry Chao on February 1, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    lol Do it all the time lol, Shia LaBeouf just flew into my mind. @Linus can you do this again for 2021? PLZ?

  25. bob awesome on February 1, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    The heck is a derian, looks like a dragon egg

  26. drewnashty on February 1, 2021 at 6:50 pm

    Here I am with a 10 year old 42" Insignia 720p plasma enjoying deep blacks, high contrast, 600 hz refresh, fairly accurate colors, no pixilation issues, still no image burn, and it’s managed to survive a 2500 mile move. Oh yea and it does do 1080p with my HTPC. I mean a nice 4k would be awesome but it works for now.

  27. lazy bot on February 1, 2021 at 6:51 pm

    Bearded Toby Maguire Vibes from James 🕷

  28. Brian Tidey on February 1, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    Can I ask your Plex was buffering, so did it transcode the picture to less resolution ? Or just audio ?
    If it did then you didn’t get HDR pictures .

  29. Please Enter A Username: on February 1, 2021 at 6:52 pm

    Can you please do this with a under 1000 budget thanks

  30. Cofi018 on February 1, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    TCL 32" 3-Series 720p Roku Smart TV – 32S335 – https://amzn.to/3cs2ELP
    TCL 4K Smart LED TV, 50" (50S435) – https://amzn.to/3cqfw51
    New Insignia NS-50DF710NA21 50-inch Smart 4K UHD – Fire TV Edition, Released 2020 – https://amzn.to/3r971j3

  31. SHWNOLVR on February 1, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    ngl i’d go for the Durian. it stinks, but boi that taste tho i’d literally kill someone for a Musang King Durian

  32. Drew Jackson on February 1, 2021 at 6:53 pm

    My workstation has 3 50 inch monitors and a floating 32 monitor (dedicated to folders) naturally. None were over 340 dollars. They are on beautiful 80 dollar black iron floor stands (that swivel) for 80 bucks each. The 32 inch is on an arm left from a terminator robot that Sarah Conner killed. 30 bucks. My office chair is a 4x Serta gel foam recliner. 500 bucks. And I have an Air Desk ergonomic desk that swings out over my lap works when I’m totally horizontal. 250 bucks. Finally, I keep a portable air conditioner tower that is set up so when I’m reclining, I can move the vents with my toes.

    My basic attitude was, if I got an IPO, what would my workstation look like. Then I made it cheap. I don’t understand why people sit in office chairs behind desks. This is just plain better.

  33. Ray Boucher on February 1, 2021 at 6:54 pm

    thank you.

  34. William W on February 1, 2021 at 6:58 pm

    8:24 to 8:41 TCL hdmi 2.0 setting.

  35. Bonnie Bishop on February 1, 2021 at 7:01 pm

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  36. Sawta on February 1, 2021 at 7:02 pm

    Edit: I posted the below message before I watched the video, I just saw the brands that were going to be used in the info area of the video. Personally, I’m super surprised at how bad that TV looks. The one that I have uses Android OS and works great. No problems with the remote not receiving. No cheesy volume logo-vomit thing. Just a normal looking TV, works great for all of the use cases I need it for. Maybe every single dollar makes a difference?

    End of edit.

    I bought the Sceptre A558CV-U from Walmart about a year ago for around $309 and I’m extremely pleased with it. The display quality and functionality are actually better than an older Sony TV (don’t know the model) that a family member had lent to me for about a year. That Sony easily cost $1,500 when they bought it, and I got better results from Sceptre.

    I was also super impressed by Sceptre’s customer service too, which I was really blown away by. Initially, I had an issue with the Hulu app running on my TV (it got fixed, BTW), and contacted Customer Support for both Sceptre and Hulu. Hulu got back to me in about a day and said there was nothing they could do. Sceptre got back to me in about 3 hours and explained exactly what the problem was, that they addressed it with the Google App store and that they were just waiting for Google to roll out the change. They gave me an email address and a phone number to call if I was still having problems in a few weeks, and they were super cool about it. If I remember correctly, they also gave me a few options for replacement TVs if I was unhappy with how things went. I didn’t even have a special Walmart warranty or anything like that. They were just genuinely awesome about the whole thing.

    For $300, I wasn’t expecting Sceptre to respond at all, let alone quickly and in full English sentences. Sceptre is an absolute A+ in my book. I was really amazed that a company that works with Walmart was actually, well, competent. It was just crazy how good they are. I can’t recommend them enough. If you’ve had bad CS with any of these other brands, give Sceptre a go.

  37. jack902902 on February 1, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Linus is going to eat a durian…

  38. theboy181 on February 1, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    I wish there was something you could do when the link no longer takes you to the TV your recommending. My uneducated friend has now purchased trash, based on this video.

  39. Brandon Allen on February 1, 2021 at 7:05 pm

    james kinda seems like a jerk

  40. rob z on February 1, 2021 at 7:06 pm

    This felt like a how to set up your brand properly video

  41. TheGeniusGinger on February 1, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    I would never buy a Samsung TV. Even their flagships come up short

  42. djChives95 on February 1, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    I have a 55 in Samsung, love it. And the AirPlay works great

  43. O D on February 1, 2021 at 7:08 pm

    speaker test?

  44. Amru on February 1, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    Do you know what I hate about theses TVs the naming! WTH is this 11:28 !

  45. Camokid95 on February 1, 2021 at 7:11 pm

    I was stuck between LG and Samsung TVs. I ended up going with the Samsung, wish I went with the LG. Lol

  46. muhd akieff on February 1, 2021 at 7:12 pm

    Durian is the delicious fruit in the whole universe. It’s the king of all fruit

  47. FranTheMan 06 on February 1, 2021 at 7:13 pm

    So which one’s the best deel

  48. Wlol6767 on February 1, 2021 at 7:14 pm

    Jeff can’t afford non

  49. Brayden Fisher on February 1, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    Looks at the tv hanging above the fireplace… dammit

  50. cozy on February 1, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    16:43 it’s so impressive how he can get stuff like this spot on. it’s really motivating