By Phillip Swann
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TV Answer Man, I read your article on why OLED TVs cost so much. Do you know if you can get an OLED TV for under $1,000? I can’t go over that with my budget. — Sandy, Yonkers, New York.

Sandy, we published an article last month on the multiple reasons why OLED TVs cost more than comparably sized models. You can read the article here. In short, OLEDs are more expensive because it’s more difficult to produce them and they arguably offer the best picture on the market. That makes them more in demand, and as you might recall from high school economics, supply and demand dictates price.

Even though OLED TVs have now been around for almost 10 years, they still cost from $300-500 more than premium models from manufacturers such as Samsung and Sony. Even with more manufacturers (LG, Sony, Samsung, Panasonic) now selling OLED TVs, the prices don’t seem to get any cheaper.

But to your question, there is a 48-inch LG OLED 4K TV for under $1,000 now at Amazon. The 2023 model, which comes with Alexa’s digital assistant, and Dolby Vision HDR (High Dynamic Range), is now $996. That’s 29 percent off the regular price. You can learn more about the TV here.

Before you buy it, however, I would caution that the technology of a 4K TV requires a bigger screen to fully appreciate the added resolution. If you can afford it, I would suggest upgrading to a 55-inch set, such as this one that is now under $1,200.

But that said, the 48-inch OLED will likely deliver a sharper and more vivid picture than any TV you currently own, even at that size. So I would recommend it, taking your budget into consideration.

Sandy, hope that helps. Happy viewing and stay safe!

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The TV Answer Man is veteran journalist Phillip Swann who has covered the TV technology scene for more than three decades. He will report on the latest news and answer your questions regarding new devices and services that are changing the way you watch television. See the bio for Phillip Swann here.