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What Home Theater Experience Can I Get for $500, $1,000 or $1,500?

Maybe you’re in the market for a new TV for that Big Game on Feb. 5 or to catch up on those award-nominated movies.

Maybe you’re also keeping a close eye on your budget.

And maybe you want to know how to get the most value for your money so that you not only have a great picture on your big screen, but quality sound, too.

You’ve come to the right place. With the help of Best Buy’s home theater experts, we’ve broken it down for you.


The affordability of 4K TVs means you can find one even if you’re on a tight budget. You can bring home a 50-inch 4K TV from brands people love — like LG, Vizio and Insignia —because many will be priced at or just under $500.

You’re definitely going to want 4K Ultra HD technology for the Big Game because it has four-times as many pixels as standard HD, giving it a much sharper, higher-resolution picture.

Looking for an affordable HDTV instead? With prices as low as $329 on an Insignia 50-inch TV, you could even include a sound bar and stay under budget.


Fun fact: At Best Buy, we offer more than 50 4K TVs for less than $1,000.

So for a grand, you can get a 55-inch 4K TV from brands such as Samsung, Sony or LG. And you can also bring home quality audio, like a sound bar with subwoofer, in addition to all the cables you need. So it’s almost like being in a movie theater.


This is where you’ll be able to complete a full 4K home theater experience.

For the TV, you can aim for a 55-inch 4K with High Dynamic Range, known as HDR.

You’ll also be able to bring home not just the sound bar, subwoofer and cables, but also Samsung’s 4K UHD Blu-ray player while staying under budget.

That means you’ll have everything you need to enjoy true 4K. Make sure to grab one of the 120-plus 4K UHD Blu-ray discs available at Best Buy or stream your Ultra HD content from Netflix and enjoy your in-home cinema experience. Speaking of streaming, you’ll be able to stream the Big Game for free. Roku explains how easy it is.

Then again, if you want your entire budget to go to the big screen, there are numerous 70-inch 4K options available under the $1,500 cap.


Best Buy can help you find the perfect TV for any budget by using this online tool. If budget isn’t an issue – or maybe you just like daydreaming at what’s possible – check out the custom creations that the experts at Magnolia can offer.