Best Bargain TVs for Watching Summer Sports and Events


If you’re sick of trying to watch summer sports such as Wimbledon on a telly screen filled with snow or have had enough of trying to enjoy your favourite festival round-ups whilst enduring sound that makes it seems like you’re listening from inside a Portaloo, maybe now is the time to invest in a new TV. Summer can be an expensive time, what with holidays and outings, but here are some of the best television buys available right now. Who knows, you might not have to head out so much if you’ve got something decent to watch.

Argos has got some bumper summer offers right now, and so you can save more than £50 on the Bush 40 Inch Full HD TV/DVD Combi. The price reductions means that it is now just £199 – a real bargain for this wall-mountable package of good picture quality and TruSurround HD. Also under £200 right now is the Toshiba 32 Inch 32W1533 Widescreen TV, which is available for £195 from Amazon. Get in early if you want to bag this bargain, however, as there are plenty of people wanting to snatch up this bedroom-perfect telly with built-in Freeview and USB connection capabilities.

Spend just a little more and you could get your hands on the Hisense 40 Inch Widescreen Full HD TV, £237.96 from Amazon. With its outstanding 1080p resolution for excellent picture quality, you’ll be able to see all the Wimbledon action better than the umpires. The Hisense also has Mobile High-Definition Link, or MHL for those in the know, to enable it to be connected to compatible smartphones. In the same price bracket is the Samsung 32 Inch UE32H5000 Full HD LED TV, on offer at £219, which is a top choice if you’re looking for an energy-efficient TV that offers crystal-clear pictures thanks to its 1080p resolution and high-performance LED screen.

Go up a bit in price and there’s the LG 49 Inch 49LB5500 Full HD TV, available at the bargain price of £319 from Argos. It boasts a resolution of 1080p and the Triple XD Engine from LG prevents motion blur. The Toshiba 47 Inch 47L6453 Smart HD TV is priced at £329 at Tesco – great picture quality combined with superior DTS Premium Sound make this TV a big buy for a relatively small price.

The Sony 42 Inch KDL42W705BBU Full HD Smart TV is more than £55 off at Argos right now, bringing the price down to £419. Think that’s good? The Co-operative Electrical Shop can do even better, offering £180 off its original price to bring the cost down to £399.99. This set is at a great price given its high-spec design, which features Sony’s image-processing technology known as X-Reality PRO and Motionflow XR 200hz to ensure even the fastest of Wimbledon serves are served up to perfection. At £399 from Currys, the Panasonic Viera 50 Inch TX-50A300B LED TV is another great buy with a wide range of features, including built-in Wi-Fi, LED backlighting, Freeview, smart functionality and masses of connectivity options.