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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50 Comments

  1. ShadowCaidz on September 1, 2021 at 10:53 pm

    Samsung DOES have a Game mode setting

  2. Wan Ahmad Amjad on September 1, 2021 at 10:55 pm

    It is very hard to find that LG tv today…damnit

  3. xKails on September 1, 2021 at 10:56 pm

    He wasn’t even looking in the right place to enable game mode on the Samsung…

  4. Fishy Felipe on September 1, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    Bruh the first two are the ones I have

  5. Loso Banks on September 1, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    I had the ru7100 Samsung it only looks good on dynamic then tweak the settings you should be okay 👍 keep on dynamic tho

  6. Owen Y on September 1, 2021 at 10:58 pm

    My lg won’t let me turn off the real cinema setting in standard mode

  7. Neon Noir on September 1, 2021 at 11:00 pm

    I’ve been very happy with my TCL 4 series. The roku software is very pleasant to use. It’s not the brightest but for its price it’s great. Movie picture settings will always be closest to accurate without calibration.

  8. Zackary Nortley on September 1, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    Sometimes I like because I’m scared the editor will get fired for not putting in what Linus wanted… Like to Keep em employed 😅

  9. Ainz Ooal Gown on September 1, 2021 at 11:05 pm

    but whats the best one???

  10. Alan Dreher on September 1, 2021 at 11:06 pm

    7:56 Linus out here still infuriatingly complaining about Warm color modes, even though that is always going to be more color accurate…

  11. Andrew Krespov on September 1, 2021 at 11:07 pm

    Samsung video framerate was garbage

  12. Zac Thirkettle on September 1, 2021 at 11:10 pm

    Hey Linus just wandering mate is that xbox ltt background thing available for everyone to use on the xbox?

  13. Signspace13 on September 1, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    A new video for this in today’s climate would be appreciated.

  14. Narveer Singh on September 1, 2021 at 11:11 pm

    Why do prices for tvs have to go up!😭😭

  15. CRISIS on September 1, 2021 at 11:14 pm

    put a deesser on your audio please

  16. Alpzepta on September 1, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    If $400 was your budget and want new I think Goldstar win

  17. Ash S on September 1, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    Instead of the sceptre, they should’ve brought in a Hisense or even a Vizio(not really but better than sceptre)

  18. JP Kloess on September 1, 2021 at 11:16 pm

    For years I’ve been frustrated by the artificial 60fps like smoothing on movies and tv shows in newer tvs and I couldn’t find anyone who cared.

  19. Yuumain on September 1, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Raise your thumb if you like smoothing =P

  20. JLAW904 on September 1, 2021 at 11:17 pm

    Why is artificial smoothing still a thing? It looks soooo unnatural.

  21. Madison on September 1, 2021 at 11:18 pm

    I don’t understand a thing he said but it was entertaining

  22. MrColdworld99 on September 1, 2021 at 11:19 pm

    I actually have the first tv they talk major shit about lol

  23. Vyshu Siroi on September 1, 2021 at 11:21 pm

    the screen mirroring works when both tv and phone are connected to same wifi. The option to connect is in the phone itself and not the tv.

  24. Dean Robinson on September 1, 2021 at 11:22 pm

    Love how now they are now 200 dollars more due to everything happening rn

  25. imed Mahouachi on September 1, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    Guys we found it

  26. Katula Mwangi on September 1, 2021 at 11:26 pm

    Linus’ wife: Honey how was work today?
    Linus: Oh…nothing much happened today, just smelled some TVs.

  27. Lord Vader on September 1, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    Im glad Im not the only one that turns off the nasty motion smoothing on peoples tvs when they aren’t looking

  28. SlapNinja on September 1, 2021 at 11:27 pm

    I got a 4k 60Hz tv from goodwill that needed a stand but it and the stand cost less than $110

  29. corwincaine21 on September 1, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    Linus: "James here!"
    James: *Internet Explorer Icon*

  30. NoName on September 1, 2021 at 11:28 pm

    0:37 …where’s the durability test?

  31. Draven's Crypt on September 1, 2021 at 11:29 pm

    I have the TCL and I love it .

  32. Jayson Nunley on September 1, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    I actually bought an LG tv it was 328 at Wal-Mart and its bright as he’ll was worth upgrading from an onn roku 720p screen though

  33. Jonathan Yang on September 1, 2021 at 11:30 pm

    Is it just me or these tv cost more now

  34. Never Knowing Peace on September 1, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    I have the same LG TV and it’s been the most reliable/affordable display I’ve ever used.

  35. Robert Wood on September 1, 2021 at 11:32 pm

    Durian is so good!

  36. Nafis Rekkles on September 1, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    "To be mounted above the fire place bc u have no taste." LOl I’m kinda confused we j got a new TV and were going to get a mount to put it above the fire place. Am I missing something?

  37. Lord Nelson on September 1, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Sceptre is one of the better cheaper monitor brands. As far as best of the cheapest lol

  38. reptilesgamers00 on September 1, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    A true HDR panel has:
    1) 10 bit panel capable of displaying 1.07 billion colors (not 8bit FRC)
    2) Must have 1000 nits brightness with FALD no edge lit dimming or if OLED at least 700 nits
    3) Must display over 95% DCI-P3 (not 90% DCI-P3) and most importantly
    4) HDMI 2.0a inputs

  39. MG on September 1, 2021 at 11:34 pm

    15:28 last November I bought the one LG did not send them: it costed 300€, with the Magic Remote, and it’s amazing! It also has AirPlay built in which is super convenient

  40. Giga Byte on September 1, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    I wanted to see him eat Durian

  41. qwerty2008100 on September 1, 2021 at 11:37 pm

    I feel validated in my decision to buy a TCL TV. I’m actually really impressed at how far TV’s have come. Even a cheap modern TV is miles better than even the more expensive (who am I kidding? If my family got an "expensive" TV, it was a hand me down.) ones I had growing up.

  42. KennyGames on September 1, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Impressive guestimations

  43. Liam on September 1, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Please do an updated version of this!! Maybe bracket them by price point for example $500, $700, $900+

  44. eboe on September 1, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    Aaaaand the LEDs went out on my crap 1080p 49" Toshiba, so it is time for an upgrade to 4k, and I was already leaning towards TCL as they have so many options… Roku, Android TV, decently priced 120hz models… And seeing this really is convincing me since the spouse wants built in chromecast, and there are only a couple of other companies that have that, and one is Sony so that gets expensive real quick haha.

  45. Kion F on September 1, 2021 at 11:40 pm

    was the cereal the sponsor

  46. Glogictech Sumers on September 1, 2021 at 11:41 pm

    TCL smart tvs are mess i picked up a 65inch from walmart and a hisence and they both dieed after one year or you will be ******

  47. Drkman3368 on September 1, 2021 at 11:42 pm

    You have been watching another episode of " The Price is Linus!" 🙂

  48. Joliie on September 1, 2021 at 11:43 pm

    goes to show, Linus will do anything for views 🙂

  49. Your cereal guy on September 1, 2021 at 11:44 pm

    Linus is like the Gordan Ramsey of tech

    :"This tv only has 250 nits, it’s f*cking raw"

  50. Never Knowing Peace on September 1, 2021 at 11:50 pm

    And for the money, it’s an amazing Smart TV

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