1080p are essentially on the way out. New models, if they do release any, will be small budget models. Anything larger or more expensive will use a 4k resolution (see our 4k vs. 1080p TV comparison). While they've overall increased in rarity, some decent 1080p TVs with good smart features are still available and great deals are available during Black Friday.
Best 1080p TV
The best 1080p TV we've reviewed this year remains the TCL S305 Roku LED TV. It's a simple and cheap TV with decent picture quality and great smart features.
Roku offers some of the best smart features available. It's snappy, intuitive, and it covers all of the streaming services that most people need. Its picture quality is nothing exceptional, and its narrow viewing angle means it's best to avoid watching from the side to avoid seeing its picture quality deteriorate. However, the TCL S305 still offers great value for those looking to get an inexpensive TV to watch series or content on Netflix, Amazon Prime or other streaming services
If you don't care for the smart features and want to save a little money, go with the TCL D100 1080p TV. It's almost identical to the TCL S305, but it lacks the integrated Roku Smart platform and instead comes packaged with a more traditional looking remote.
- Samsung M5300. Decent budget TV, but the TCL S305 offers similar performance for way less money. See our review
- TCL FS3750. Has been replaced by the TCL S305, decent performer overall but discontinued now. See our review
Our recommendation above is what we think is currently the best 1080p TV to buy for most people. We factor in the price (a cheaper TV wins over a pricier one if the difference isn't really worth it), feedback from our visitors and availability (no TVs that are difficult to find or almost out of stock everywhere).
If you would like to do the work of choosing yourself, here is the list of all our reviews of TVs that have a 1080p screen. Be careful not to get too caught up in the details. While no TV is perfect, most TVs are great enough to please almost everyone, and the differences are often not noticeable unless you really look for them.