LCD & LED TV Reviews & Ratings 2015

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Vizio P602ui-B3 4K LED TV

The TV is packed with all sorts of picture quality features like full array local dimming with 64 zones, Ultra HD upscaling, and a 960 Clear Action Rate for fast motion processing. Top it off with updated Smart TV features and you have a worthy 4K contender.

LG 55LB5900 120Hz Budget LED TV

The 55LB5900 has a nice bright, vibrant display and still does a nice job of keeping the cost down. There is some darker shadowing around the corners of the panel if you use it at an extremely high contrast setting. The biggest upgrade to the picture and TV is the 120Hz refresh rate which is normally reserved for higher priced models.

Samsung UN46EH5000 Budget LED TV

This is a basic unit that covers most of the big areas of import. Price/Value is the main focus of this model and at $460 for a 46" 1080p LED TV that is quite an offer. However, the basic 60hz processing speed does apply even though Samsung applies their CMR (clear motion rate) technology to enhance processing speed (using LED edge it manipulation) to CMR 120.

Sony XBR-65X950B 4K LED TV

The X-Reality 4K engine, the best in the market in our opinion at formatting and converting all types of content and resolutions to the 4K native panel. This engine gives Sony an advantage over Samsung and LG in the performance category. Side viewing angles are not much of a problem on this LED, which is normally a huge issue along with uneven backlighting by the X950B manages these problems with ease.

JVC EM55FTR 1080p LED TV

The new licensees of the JVC brand (AmTran, Taiwan) have produced a compelling price sensitive model in the Emerald series LED TVs. This aggressively priced TV features some nice basics that will appeal to those needing a budget priced TV.

Samsung UN55H6203 1080p Value LED TV

Samsung is offering it for very low prices for a 1080p Smart TV. You'll get all the best in Samsung's Internet TV options with much better organization and layout than previous years. There are some drawbacks such as a very basic table top stand that looks somewhat dated, and only 2 HDMI inputs.

Sony KDL-55W950B 1080p LED TV

The KDL-55W950B is the best of the best LED from Sony in 2014 without going into 4K territory. The difference between this one and the W850B below is the TRILUMINOUS display and the X-tended Dynamic Range for a boost in contrast. The TRILUMINOUS display is more important as color reproduction really benefits and look fantastic.

LG 55EA8800 1080p OLED TV

LG deems this the Gallery OLED. The name comes from the frame around the screen that doubles as a speaker. This one lacks the 4K resolution and the curved screen, but we don't really see those things as a fault. A 55-inch 1080p OLED screen is capable of producing beautiful images, especially with the right source material. Pricing for this elegant TV starts at around $5,500.

Sony XBR-55X900B 4K 120Hz LED TV

The standout features of the 55X900B are 1) the X-tended Dynamic Range feature which allows for more active zone control of the LED backlighting and 2) the Side Mounted speakers eliminate the need for a surround sound system. The side mounted speaks look a bit retro but the TV otherwise is so striking that overall it's a unique and great look.

Vizio M422i-B1 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV

The Vizio M422i-B1 is really geared up for the value TV shopper. At only $529.99, this TV turns out to be a very strong bargain in terms of screen space, picture quality, and smart TV features. The 2014 rendition of the M series has focused on upgrading picture quality and smart TV features. It is important to note that Vizio has ditched 3D playback in all M series models this year.

Samsung UN55HU9000 4K 120Hz Smart LED TV

The Ultra Clear Panel does a lot to improve the picture quality on the 65HU9000. The most noticable improvement is the reduction of reflection and absorbsion of ambient lighting. These Ultra Clear Panels take care of that problem without creating a soft and shallow picture like we see on many matte screens.

Samsung UN50HU8550 4K 120Hz Smart LED TV

This is actual hardware local dimming instead of software dimming seen on lower tier Samsung LEDs this year. It makes much more of a positive impact on picture quailty. We felt the image with this feature on was better than off, which is a rare case with features like this.

Sony KDL-70W850B 1080p 120Hz 3D LED TV

14 different picture modes offer an astounding amount of picture quality choices to optimize the screen for whatever content you are watching. Once calibrations are made the picture quality on the W850B is very good from both HD and standard definition sources, though not as strong as those top units with a clear coat screen or top 4K TVs.

Sony KDL-50W800B 1080p 120Hz Active 3D LED TV

The 50W800B does a very nice job of converting and processing lower end signals to the native 1080p resolution. This is a strength of Sony in general and this TV in particular. Since there is still plenty of lower end signals coming in (think streaming content), you still need a TV that will up-convert well and not overlook this important area.

Sony KDL-40W600B 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TV

Colors rendition on these new Sony TVs is exceptional and not over-saturated. The fact that the TVs calibrate easily to D6500K speaks to their color accuracy. The backlight is extremely powerful and can overpower color in the W600B so keep it moderated.

LG 60LB7100 1080p WebOS IPS LED TV

Dual View is the 3D feature that allows two different images to play simultaneously on the screen. Special passive 3D glasses allow viewers to choose which image they want to see. This is great for split screen multiplayer gaming or letting the kids watch cartoons while the game is on.

LG 47LB5800 1080p 60Hz Smart LED TV

As a step down from the LB6100 the refresh rate has been down graded, a few picture settings and sound settings have been left out, and the available sizes in the series are different. The speaker set up and number of inputs are the same. This one is designed for those looking for a value TV to cover lite Smart TV usage without all picture quality upgrades that drive the price up.

LG 55LB7200 1080p WebOS IPS LED TV

LG has really switched things up this year when it comes to their Smart TV platform. Needed improvement in Smart TV functionality has arrived with the new 2014 LG TVs. The new WebOS operating system for Smart TV function is very fast in load time and selection.

LG 60LB6300 1080p IPS LED TV

The IPS panel makes big improvments to the side angle viewing quality. We started to see contrast drop off at around the 45 degree off-center mark. Last year's LG's saw the same amount of degradation at around 25 degrees.

LG 50LB6100 1080p LED TV

Decent picture quality and a bare bones Smart TV experience remain. As a step down from the LB6300 series, the 50LB6100 has lost the IPS panel and the fully featured WebOS smart TV package. You'll find some of the biggest streaming content providers on the Smart TV portion of things, but not all the extras and the Magic Remote like the LB6300.

Samsung UN46H7150 1080p Smart LED TV

Active 3D viewing quality on the UN46H7150 provides an excellent performance like the F7100 predecessor. Samsung's active 3D glasses are the lightest and most comfortable in the active-3D marketplace and now have a new rounded design.

Samsung UN55H8000 Curved 1080p LED TV

This is actual hardware local dimming instead of software dimming seen on lower tier Samsung LEDs this year. It makes much more of a positive impact on picture quailty. We felt the image with this feature on was better than off.

Sharp LC-70UQ17 3D LED TV

A bright and colorful picture is the highlight of the picture of the Sharp 70UQ17 series of LED TVs. The new Quattron+ color technology adds more subpixels to the display for a higher level of detail. Built-in upscaling works to provide a higher level of sharpness that a traditional 1080p screen can achieve.

Sharp LC-60SQ15 Quattron+ LED TV

The new Quattron+ color technology adds more subpixels to the display for a higher level of detail. Built-in upscaling works to provide a higher level of sharpness that a traditional 1080p screen can achieve. This model sports active 3D playback.

Sharp LC-70EQ10 Smart LED TV

The bright edge LED lighting helps to balance out the downsides of the matte screen by providing more rich colors and a good deal of contrast. All of that said, from relatively close to front and center we felt the picture displayed was very good with lots of light flow-through to help with depth perception.

Samsung UN60H6400 Smart LED TV

The bright edge LED lighting helps to balance out the downsides of the matte screen by providing more rich colors and a good deal of contrast. All of that said, from relatively close to front and center we felt the picture displayed was very good with lots of light flow-through to help with depth perception.

Samsung UN40H5500 Smart LED TV

The UN40H5500 LED TV is a direct replacement of the F5500 series from last year. The biggest improvements are under the hood. Mainly, the quad core processor driving the smart TV features. This is a big jump in computing power.

Samsung UN55H6350 Smart LED TV

A full 10-point white balance adjustment option that makes getting colors accurate easy with the right settings. The 55H6350 is loaded with tons of extra picture adjustment options, most of which aren't terribly useful and are better off left unused.

Vizio E480i-B2 Smart LED TV

The Vizio E480i-B2 is loaded with picture features that really boost the picture quality. The full-array LED backlighting achieves much better peak whites and deeper blacks than seen on previous versions of the E series.

Samsung UN65F9000 4K UHD 3D LED TV

Colors can really pop on the 65F9000 although so much of the picture quality depends upon the resolution the content was filmed in. Displaying true 4K content on the screen looks absolutely amazing. HD looks great especially in broadcast and the colors pop accordingly...

Samsung UN46FH6030 1080p 3D LED TV

The UN46FH6030 is the most value oriented active 3D LED TV in Samsung's lineup this year. It's got a full array backlight rather than the edge lighting seen in almost all of the other LED TVs Samsung has in store for 2013...

Toshiba 39L4300U 1080p LED TV

The backlighting creates a bright picture and the 1080p screen does an excellent job showing it. Toshiba's new Cloud TV feature really opens up a lot of potential for the TV as well. The closest comparison from last year's line up is going to be the L5200U...

Sony KDL-40R450A 1080p LED TV

This 40 inch value offering from Sony falls near the bottom of it's lineup totem pole for 2013 and thus strives to offer a great price. The KDL-40R450A has lots to offer the value shopper however as Sony makes reliable small inexpensive TVs...

LG 50GA6400 1080p Google LED TV

It has the standard Smart TV feature set that is included in most of LG's TVs and Google TV as well. Those two things alone mean it is a feature packed television. Google TV means it will play a little nicer with the internet, as well has having a wider choice of apps (Google Play app store)...

LG 55LN5700 1080p Smart LED TV

The 55LN5700 is really similar to the LA6200 series from LG in most respects except that it does not have 3D compatibility. This is the primary difference that and that it will cost less as a result. The Magic Remote from LG which we like a lot is an optional accessory with the 55LN5700...

Sony KDL-60R550A 1080p 3D LED TV

Colors rendition on these new Sony TVs is exceptional and not over-saturated. The fact that the TVs calibrate easily to D6500K speaks to their color accuracy. The backlight is extremely powerful and can overpower color in the R550A so keep it moderated...

Sony KDL-47W802A 1080p Smart LED TV

This second tier model has a great processing engine called the X-reality Pro which is a step up from the X-Reality engine from last years KDL-47HX750. Sony's color performance on this TV is very accurate and realistic with good saturation levels...

Samsung UN32F5500 1080p Smart LED TV

We saw dark and inky blacks on the UN32F5500 that continue to show an improvement over previous models year after year. Nice detail in dark scenes is where it really counts and the F5500 does an excellent job. The black levels on this TV really contribute to the above par picture quality...

LG 47LN5400 1080p LED TV

The LN5400 series features direct lit LED backlighing. This type of backlighting still produces the same bright and colorful images as the edge-lit variety. The biggest difference is the depth of the cabinet. It can't be as thin as the edge-lit types...

Vizio M601d Passive 3D Smart LED TV

The M601d uses Vizio's Theater 3D. This is the passive 3D method for displaying 3D content. We have noticed better 3D picture quality on passive 3D TVs from LG, Vizio and Sony than the active variety. Plus it's less complicated, you get 4 pairs of glasses free, and extra pairs are cheap...

Sony XBR-65X900A Passive 3D 4K UHD LED TV

Sony has a lot of practice with 4K technology from it's projectors and cameras which are already in use and the XBR-65X900A does not disappoint in the quality department. This is the first readily available 4K UHD TV on the market and can be found readily in stock at retailers such as Magnolia (Best Buy) and Amazon.com...

Samsung UN65F7100 Active 3D Smart LED TV

3D Viewing Quality is by the active variety on the 65F7100 and follows the excellent performance in this are of the ES7100 predecessor. Samsung's active 3D glasses are the lightest and most comfortable in the active-3D marketplace and now have a new rounded design...

LG 55LA6200 120Hz Passive 3D Smart LED TV

The big difference between this model and the upper tier series from LG is that this model does not have that razor thin bezel design or the new Magic floating stand that the upper tier Cinema Screen design models have. Other than that it does not come standard with the wonderful Magic Remote which we always enjoy...

Samsung UN65F6400 120Hz Active 3D Smart LED TV

From the best viewing position, I see excellent black levels on this LED TV. The black letter box bars on the Days of Thunder Blu-ray are deep inky black. Other dark areas of the screen show just as strong performance without too much loss of detail...

Samsung UN60F6300 120Hz Smart LED TV

Samsung's Smart Hub returns again this year for the UN60F6300 and the interface is user friendly and the remote has buttons on it for quick access to some of the more popular features. Streaming video is available from major premium providers like Netflix, Amazon Video-On-Demand, Hulu, VuDu, HBO Go, You Tube...

Panasonic TC-L55ET60 120Hz Passive 3D LED TV

Black levels and contrast were not as strong as some we have seen, but not bad by any means. If we were to compare the picture quality to one of Panasonic's plasmas, it would be closest to the S60. LG's LA7400 is a good LED TV comparison to the ET60...

Sharp LC-70LE650U 120Hz Smart LED TV

Sharp's built in Wifi comes in handy in the LC-70LE650U to connect to the Smart TV Internet options for 2013. There is a dual core processor to allow you to watch TV, while toggling among Smart TV options. The processor also speeds the Smart TV functions somewhat....

Samsung UN55F7500 240Hz Active 3D LED TV

Colors can really pop on the 55F7500 for an LED TV, though they can get hazy if the backlight is set too high. From up-converted content color and light flow is much better than other TVs on the market - one of the reasons this is a premium model. Overall color is very well balanced and saturated...

LG 55LA6900 120Hz Passive 3D LED TV

We tested this LG's passive 3D vs. Panasonic and Samsung active 3D and I have to say that I think it's better - which would make it the best 3D viewing in the market. This is a TV that you really do want to watch 3D on, the picture is so superior to the 2D picture...

Samsung UN46F8000 240Hz Active 3D LED TV

The strongest in the market LED edge backlight and black levels really give this Samsung an edge in picture quality over every other LED TV in the market. The 46F8000 has best in class color and contrast that create superior images....

LG 55LA7400 Cinema 3D 240Hz LED TV

Picture quality on the LA7400 is very strong with great dark shadow detail which is not overshadowed by good black performance. Colors are natural looking and not oversaturated, while picture depth is also very good....

Samsung UN50ES6100 1080p 120Hz LED TV

At $1000 the UN50ES6100 is priced $200 less than the 50ES6500. It stand out as a great value when features and specs are compared. They has almost the same features except for some specs like the Hz rating....

Sony KDL55HX750 3D LED TV

The 55HX750 series from Sony actually uses a matte-type screen finish rather than the Gorilla Glass Opticontrast panel on the HX850 and XBR929. The semi-matte screen does a decent job of presenting a good picture...

LG 55LM8600 1080P LED HDTV

One of the highlighted features of this TV is the LED local dimming feature. However, this is not true backlit local dimming but in fact edge lit LED manipulated local dimming. The feature may be turned off and on so it's easy to test the effectiveness of the feature.

Samsung UN55ES6100 EDGE-LIT LED/LCD HDTV

As a natural beginning point, realize that we have a full set of ISF calibrated picture settings for this the UN55ES6100 using the included 10 point white balance adjustments.

LG 55LS5700 LCD TV Review

LG's LED televisions have had good off angle viewing performance in the past and the 2012 models are no exception. Compared to many LED edge lit models the LM5700 still looks good at angles around 35 degrees off center where the other will start to have the contrast degrade at 20-25 degrees.

Samsung UN60ES7500 LED TV Review

This edge lit UN60ES7500 LED's picture is characterized by the clear coat screen which allows for better transparency than many other manufacturers LED models which have a hazier, more opaque anti-glare screen.

Sony KDL-55EX640 LCD TV Review

This 55" 55EX640 replaces the 55EX620 from last year as one of Sony's hot selling mid-range TV models. It's got Sony's next to best picture video engine so it will not have as superb a picture quality as the HX929 for instance.

Sharp LC-46LE540U LED TV Review

The Sharp LC-46LE540U LCD TV (backlit with LED lighting) has a great picture quality but does require some calibration out of the box as colors may seem a little over saturated especially in the Vivid Dynamic picture mode.

Toshiba 47L6200U Review

Toshiba is very proud of their passive 3D Viewing Quality and what is nice is that there is no flicker from the 3D glasses from any internal room light. The 3D picture still looks deep and involving even though it is not active 3D.

Sharp LC-60LE640U LED TV Review

One aspect we liked is the peak white performance in brightly lit rooms with lots of window light. Another situation is live HD sports action which we feel the LE640U did a very nice job displaying as the 120Hz panel and internal processing helped to smooth action scenes.

LG 55EM960V OLED TV Review

Picture quality is the first thing to address when it comes to OLED TVs. This new display technology surpasses all available LCDs and plasmas without a hitch. OLED TV technology is just that good.

Samsung 55ES9500 OLED TV Review

This 55-inch ES9500 is Samsung's very top-of-the-line model hands down in every aspect. The picture quality is more defined, with richer colors, and with cleaner lines and better lighting than any TV that has come before it.

Samsung UN55ES8000 LED Backlit LCD TV Review

3D Viewing Quality has improved drastically on this years and last years Samsung offerings. Samsung uses active shutter glasses in it's 3D offerings and continues to espouse that technology.

Samsung UN60ES6500 1080P LED TV

This middle of the the road model from Samsung enetered the market in the Spring of 2012 and replaces the UND6300 series from last year. The UN55ES6500 has many of the best features Samsung will put out in 2012 while omitting some of the fancier ones like...

Samsung UN55ES6580 1080P LED TV

The UN55ES6580 includes 4 pair of 3D glasses and a Skype camera to add to the already impressive ES6500. The UN55ES6580 has many of the best features Samsung will put out in 2012 while omitting some of the fancier ones like Smart Interaction by voice control...

LG 55LM7600 3D 1080P LED HDTV

Although the 55LM7600 does not have the premium LED backlighting package with local dimming, 3D content still looks good and color seems just as good on this set as the higher end models form LG for 2012.

LG 55LM6700 3D 1080P LED HDTV

The LED edge lit 55LM6700 impressed us with both its color and black level performance. Colors were bold but still realistic even on the standard setting prior to professional calibration- albeit with a blue push.

Sony KDL55HX850 3D LED TV

This is one of Sony's top end TVs for 2012 and has the unique OptiContrast panel which is Sony's way of telling you that contrast is very high that is deep, saturated blacks and very bright white and lights.

LG 55LS4600 Edge-lit LED TV

The picture quality on this LED from LG is in the middle of the pack for 2012/early 2013. LG has enabled the 55LS4600 with some good picture setting features for such a value oriented TV such as the 120Hz panel for better fast action performance. Read More...


Samsung UN46EH6000 Edge-lit LED TV Review

Color performance on the UN46EH6000 is strong, both realistic and accurate. Keeping the backlight in check keeps colors from becoming washed out. Keep the backlight dialed back in calibration if you prefer more realistic colors so fans of either look can be satisfied by the EH6000.
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