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New 43" TCL 4K TV
Now $369 from Amazon

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Samsung 65" Curved 4K TV
Now $1047 from Amazon
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Samsung 55" 4K TV
Now $597 at Amazon
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LG 49" 4K TV
Now $396 at Amazon
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TCL 55S517 55"
Now $449 at Amazon
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Best LED TV 2018/2019
Here are our favorite LED backlit TVs for 2017/2018 including 4K UHD and 1080p LED TVs. Sony wins first place with their 4K UHD XBR-65X900C with it's excellent processing engine... Read More

What is HDR?
What is HDR? Read why Sony, Samsung, and LG are sold on this new TV Technology... Read More

What is QLED TV?
This new Quantum Dot technology from Samsung makes a play on the OLED lettering but without the OLED technology... Read More


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 Sony XBR A1E TV
 Samsung UN65MU9000FXZA TV
 Vizio M70-D3 TV

Best 4K TV Shootout Comparison, Samsung vs. Sony vs. Vizio
All three of our contenders for this years shootout are hugely popular and best sellers in the mid-range 4K UHD market for this year and into 2016. We've compiled a list of what we think are the most important differentiating factors in testing the quality of these 2015/2016 4K UHD TVs Read More...

Best HDTV Shootout Comparison, Samsung vs. LG vs. Vizio
It's always fun to compare different levels of TVs to find out how much the more expensive and lesser expensive HDTVs differ in quality and features. The 3 models listed in this article are sure to be some of the most popular models of 2014 and early 2015. Read More...

Samsung UN60KS8000 Review
This year’s KS8000 series TVs from Samsung are receiving a verbal makeover. Samsung, the ever vigilant master of sleight of term has new appellations, handles, and sobriquets by which to call their visual magic. Some might call it eyewash, because the features are pretty much the same. But the UN60KS8000 is one of the best value/quality combinations of the year.Read More...

LG 32LH55B Review
LG's triple XD engine is probably the highlight of the 550D, as it really does a nice job of smoothing processing and delivering crisp image edges. There are not many picture quality high points aside from this. Read More...

Sony XBR49X800D Review
One of the primary differences in last years model is the focus around HDR (high dynamic range) for 2016 and beyond. HDR is originally a camera feature, and in order to enjoy HDR on this TV, the content will also have to have been filmed in HDR. Read More...

Samsung UN70KU6300 Review
Where can you get a 70 inch TV fro under $2000, the UN70KU6300 is the model. The KU6300 employs Samsung's new Purcolor which is the lowest color gamut spec they offer for 2016/2017 and the differentiating spec between the KU6300 and the KU7000 above it (with active crystal color).Read More...

Samsung UN65J6300 Review
The bright edge LED lighting makes for a brilliant picture and helps to balance out the downsides of the matte screen by providing more rich colors and a good deal of contrast. That said, from relatively close to front and center we felt the picture displayed was very good with lots of light flow-through. Read More...

Vizio E55-C1 Review
The E55-C1 features full-array LED backlighting instead of the edge-lit variety on most low to mid grade LED TV products. The 55 inch size has 12 zones of Active dimming for enhanced contrast. Read More...

LG 55LF6300 Review
The IPS panel makes big improvements to the side angle, off center viewing quality. We started to see contrast drop off at around the 35 degree off-center mark and it does not degrade as much as non-IPS panel TVs. Other LED Backlit LCD models begin degrading much more quickly and have a more drastic reduction in contrast. Read More...

Sony KDL-48R510C Review
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 R510C so keep it moderated. Read More...

Sharp LC-50LB371U Review
For a TV in this price, I was very pleased with contrast. Dark shadow detail during Noah needed some work during several very dark scenes. There was some false contouring noted during Fifth Element when some dark areas looked splotchy. Read More...

Samsung UN50J5500 Review
This bright 50 inch edge lit LED TV provides a brilliant picture. The edge lighting also helps to balance out the downsides of the matte screen by providing rich colors and strong contrast Read More...

Vizio M55-C2 Review
The Vizio M55-C2 is a value oriented 55 inch 4K LED TV that we were eagerly awaiting. The M-series has 32 active zones of full array backlighting compared to the 64 on the P-series 4K Vizio. Read More...

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    Best OLED TVs for the Year
    UHDOLED TV technology is fantastic. LG leads the way with several OLED offerings for the year. Tune in to our list of the best current OLED TV offerings...Read More.

    OLED TV Reviews
    UHDFollow this link to see the latest reviewed OLED TVs... Read More.

    SUHD TV (Samsung) vs. UHD 4K TV vs. OLED TV (LG)
    UHDComparing the new Samsung SUHD TVs to LG's new OLED 4K TVs, let's get the technical aspects out of the way first. OLED 4K UHD TVs do not have an LED backlight. Instead, OLEDs (organic light emitting diodes) are each lit... Read More.

    High Definition (HD) TV 1080p vs. Ultra High Definition (UHD) TV 4320p
    UHDSeveral manufacturers are pushing the ultra definition UHD TV resolutions for this year. Whether or not these will just be prototypes or the televisions and displays will come to market remains to be seen... Read More.

    What is Android TV?
    Several manufacturers including Sony and Sharp are touting the new Android TV operating systems on their TVs for this year. The new Google Android Smart TV allows them to give up the Smart TV and Apps function to a company that does it better... Read More.

    What Makes an UHD TV an SUHD TV?
    It's SUHD! And the “S” stands for Super. Alright, here are the particulars on what makes an SUHD. First, there is a new color system used called DCI P3 which has a wider color gamut... Read More.

    Samsung's Nano Crystal Technology vs. Quantum Dot
    This is Samsung's version of Quantum Dot technology. The Nano crystal layer (called the QDEF layer) is a stack of ultra thin film located between the LCDs (liquid crystals) or LEDs and the front protective glass or plexi layer... Read More.

    QD TV: What is it? Quantum Dot vs. OLED TV
    QD TV is a new television technology that is taking many of its cues from OLED TV (organic light emitting diode) technology. It consists of extremely small light-emitting crystals... Read More.

    Smart TV Review Shootout; Samsung, Sony, Panasonic, LG, Sharp Internet TVs Reviewed
    A summary of our findings with the Smart TV features and options available as well as operational excellence. We've also rated each manufacturer on their Smart TV suite on a scale of 1-10.... Read More.

    TV Screen Size Comparison - How Much Bigger is it Really?
    Jack Burden illustrates how comparing the manufacturer's diagonal measurments can be misleading when comparing television sizes. How much bigger is a 55 inch over a 46 inch? Read on to find out.

    LED TV vs. LCD TV
    The display screen on a LED is a liquid crystal display the same as it is on any other LCD TV. The main difference between the two lies with different backlighting techniques. Read More...

    LED TV Picture Screen Uniformity Problems and Solutions
    Screen uniformity issues pop up frequently with LED TVs. Plasma TVs have no such problem due each plasma pixel being individually lit...Read More.

    Considerations when Buying an LED Television, What to Look for
    For most high end LCD televisions LED back lighting has replaced fluorescent back lighting. While this is a positive change in most cases LED back lighting is not without it's own set of problems....Read More.

    Value Considerations about Price and
    Features for 32" TVs

    Does one really need the latest and greatest features for a 32" TV? The answer to whether or not you need Internet TV capability or 120Hz rate or LED backlighting lies in... Read More...

    120Hz, 240Hz: What does it mean?
    LCD and LED TV manufacturers often point out the hertz rate of their televisions in advertisements, find out what this means to you. Read More...

    LCD TV Response Time: Why it's Important
    One of the specs you'll see when researching an LCD TV is response time. This represents the amount of time it takes for one pixel to go from active to inactive and back Read More...

    How to Calibrate Your LCD TV
    Factory settings on TVs are almost always tweaked to maximum brightness and contrast and are enabled with image "edge enhancement" features as well. Read More...