Top 10 HDTV
There are now a myriad of TV models in the market with ever increasing features and constantly evolving technologies. 3D TVs continue to rise in popularity as prices drop. To help narrow your search we have compiled a list of the Top 10 HDTVs with emphasis on performance and value for money. Feel free to use this as a starting point in your search for the TV that caters best to your needs.
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- Panasonic VIERA TC-P55VT30
The 55″ Panasonic TC-P55VT30 has outstanding overall picture quality, excellent resolution and details. Color is uncannily accurate. Enhancements to the panel help reproduce images with smooth, natural gradation and deep, rich blacks. It can handle 1080p/24 sources and bright rooms well and exhibits the nearly perfect screen uniformity of plasma, as well as very good 3D picture quality. It includes one pair of 3D glasses and a Wi-Fi dongle. Its Internet suite is simple to use yet content-rich, and its styling is understated and classy with a single-pane design.
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- Samsung PN59D8000
The 59″ Samsung PN59D8000 3D Plasma HDTV has a special Samsung Plasma Plus One Design giving you more screen space. Comes with its proprietary Samsung Smart TV, plus Samsung Apps, you get the ability to search either online or on your TV for content. It is 3D capable and has outstanding overall picture quality. Black-level performance is excellent, and the most accurate color of any TV we’ve seen. It includes built-in Wi-Fi and a comprehensive set of picture controls.
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- Samsung UN55D8000
The Samsung UN55D8000 has a unique “One Design” bezel which is only 0.2 inches around the screen. It is visually stunning for a nearly all-picture look. More importantly it produces deep black levels with accurate color, along with excellent video processing and improved 3D picture quality. Its Auto Motion Plus 240Hz technology reduces motion blur in fast action sequences. The Smart Hub Internet portal boasts plenty of apps and streaming services along with a functional Web browser. It is very easy to use thanks to the included dual-sided Bluetooth keyboard with a screen and QWERTY keyboard.
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- LG Infinia 55LW6500
The LG 55LW6500 produced excellent color in bright and dark areas, along with solid and deep blacks for an LED TV. Its matte screen works really well in bright rooms. The Smart TV Internet portal is well-designed with a solid selection of streaming services. A Wi-Fi dongle is included. The new TruMotion 240Hz technology lets you enjoy sports, video games and high-speed action with virtually no motion blur. Passive 3D on this TV has minimal crosstalk, is brighter than active, and LG includes four pairs of lightweight, nonpowered glasses.
- Vizio XVT3D474SV
The 47″ Vizio XVT3D474SV costs considerably less than other LED-based LCDs offering excellent value for money for pristine picture quality. It reproduces deep black levels with very good shadow details. Color palette is rich and saturated enough for bright-room performance. It comes with superb streaming and widget content via well-integrated Apps platform. A unique Bluetooth remote with slide-out QWERTY keyboard is included. Surfing with the TV is convenient with integrated 802.11N Dual Band Wi-Fi.
- Sony BRAVIA XBR55HX929
The Sony XBR55HX929 pairs cutting edge technology, simple connectivity, and elegant design, earning its spot at the top of Sony’s 3D HDTV lineup. Picture quality for both 2D and 3D is excellent with rich deep blacks and vibrant colors. With intelligent LED full-array backlighting technology Sony has achieved a new level of precision and detail. Its X-Reality PRO video processing delivers optimal color, contrast and sharpness even with low-resolution web videos. Built-in Wi-Fi gives you connected entertainment options thanks to Sony’s BRAVIA Internet Video and Widgets. You can play back your digital video, music, and photo files right over your home network from DLNA certified devices.
- LG Infinia 55LW5600
The 55″ LG 55LW5600 delivers top notch 3D experience with excellent color rendition. Black levels are jaw dropping deep with with fine shadow details. Its matte screen works well too in bright rooms. Intelligent Sensor automatically optimizes the picture to the lighting and color conditions in the room for a more enjoyable viewing experience. The Smart TV Internet portal is well-designed with a solid selection of streaming services, and LG includes a Wi-Fi dongle. The secondary motion-sensitive remote provides a cool, easy-to-use control option. Passive 3D on this TV has minimal crosstalk, is brighter than active, and LG includes four pairs of lightweight, non-powered glasses.
- Samsung UN55D7000
The future of TV connectivity is calling, and the 55″ Samsung UN55D7000 LED TV is the answer – with the power of WiFi and Skype built right into the set. Making video calls in real time is a breeze, and both audio and video quality are crystal-clear. Samsung widens your view of what a TV can do, with advanced online connectivity known as Smart TV – enhanced web access and a wide range of apps. To top it all off, Samsung 3D technology immerses you in another world with a depth and clarity from 3D movies titles and TV programming that you have to see to believe. It’s all wrapped up in an ultra slim Samsung One Design 0.2″ inch bezel, for a “more screen” appearance.
- Samsung UN46D6000
The Samsung UN46D6000 is an excellent LED TV offers excellent value for the quality and performance. The outstanding picture quality and color of this TV almost seems 3D at times. Other plus points are the thin profile and elegant overall design along with low energy consumption. Samsung’s proprietary Smart TV gives you web-enabled online access to a world of apps. And with AllShare™ DLNA networking you can feed content from other digital devices to the UN46D6000 to enjoy on the big screen. However you will need a Wi-Fi dongle (sold separately) to connect to the Internet wirelessly.
- Sony BRAVIA KDL-46HX820
Experience brilliant Full HD 3D 1080p picture quality with Sony’s 46″ KDL-46HX820. It features Dynamic Edge LED backlighting technology with local dimming, for great contrast levels, deep blacks, and brilliant whites, not to mention more energy efficiency than other backlighting technologies. Sony’s MotionFlow XR 480 ensures incredibly smooth motion during fast action movies and sports, and X-Reality PRO video processing delivers optimal color, contrast and sharpness even with low-resolution web videos. Pair with Sony 3D glasses and you’ll be ready for immersive playback of the latest 3D titles. Or use the built-in Wi-Fi to access connected entertainment options with BRAVIA Internet Video and Widgets, or your digital video, music, and photo files over your home network.