Best LED TV 2016/2017 - Top LED TVs from Samsung, Sony, LG, Sharp

by and Jack Burden, editors/reviewers

Keep in mind that all OLED TVs are excluded from this list. Here are our favorite LED backlit TVs for 2016/2017 including 4K UHD and 1080p LED TVs.

2016/2017 LED TVs

1) Sony XBR-65X930D

Sony wins first place with their 4K UHD XBR-65X900C LED with it's excellent processing engine. For up-scaling normal HD and standard def I like Sony best. The new HDR feature is also excellent if you can find some HDR content. Since Sony produces a lot of the new HDR content, I prefer their TVs to show it off.

Sony XBR-X930D

2) Sony XBR-65X800D

The X800D is a quintessential 4K UHD value model that future proofs you for HDR. For a more price competitive Sony model still with the excellent IK Processor X1 engine and Google's Android OS consider the XBR-65X800D series (also available in 55”, and 75”)

Sony XBR-65X800D

3) Samsung UN65KS900 SUHD LED TV

Samsung UN65KS9000 Samsung has a whopping (in price and quality) 4K UHD model called SUHD. The“S” stands for Super not Samsung. The SUHD has a new Nanocrystal film layer and color system DCI P3 to deliver a wider color spectrum called HDR. The Ultra Clear Ultimate panel really delivers the brightness and light flow. Priced pretty reasonably for the quality at $2700.

Samsung UN65KS900 SUHD LED TV

4) Samsung UN55KU7000 Value

This Samsung is one of our favorite value LED TVs again for the year. It has a great feature set without going overboard on price. Contrast, color and light flow from the ultra clear coat panel are great and it has exceptionally low input lag during gaming. Also see its curved screen 65” cousin, the Samsung UN55KU7500.

Samsung UN55KU7000

5) LG 60UF8500 4K LED Value

This LG 60” model also delivers good value at just $1600. Sound quality and the Magic remote are two highlights along with Quantum Dot technology and HDR compatibility. It's quite a deal.

LG UH8500

6) Vizio D65-D1 4KPrice

A fantastic value model from Vizio with full array backlighting which presents very even backlight uniformity. The 65” model sells for $917, with quality 4K upscaling. The TV has surprisingly good clarity and definition.

Vizio D65-D1 4K

7) TCL 55US5800

This TCL delivers the price at only $589. It's got 4K resolution and the excellent Roku TV Smart TV menu and options.

8) Samsung UN55KU6300 4K TV

For $797 and change the KU6300 has some of the best future proofing featurs including 4K and HDR compatibility. The 60Hz panel is the major drawback and concern.

Samsung UN55KU6300 4K TV

2015 LED TVs

1) Sony XBR-65X900C

Sony wins first place with their 4K UHD XBR-65X900C with it's excellent processing engine. For up-scaling normal HD and standard def I like Sony best. Also consider the XBR-65X930C with effective side mounted speakers. Also see the current XBR-65X950B and XBR-65X850B.

Samsung UN65HU8550 LED TV

2) Sony XBR-65X850C

For a more price competitive Sony model still with the excellent IK Processor X1 engine and Google's Android OS consider the XBR-65X850C series (also available in 55”, and 75”)

Sony XBR-65X850C 4K LED TV

3) Samsung UN65JS9500 SUHD LED TV

Samsung UN65JS9500 Samsung has a whopping (in price and quality) 4K UHD model called SUHD. The“S” stands for Super not Samsung. The SUHD has a new Nanocrystal film layer and color system DCI P3 to deliver a wider color spectrum

Samsung UN65JS9500 4K UHD LED TV

4) Samsung UN55JU7100 4K UHD LED TV Value

This Samsung is one of our favorite value LED TVs for the year. It has a great feature set without going overboard on price. Contrast, color and light flow from the ultra clear coat panel are great and it has exceptionally low input lag during gaming. Also see its curved screen 65” cousin Samsung UN65JU7500.

Samsung UN55JU7100 4K UHD LED TV

5) LG 60UF7700 4K LED Value

This LG 60” model also delivers good value at just $1600. Sound quality and the Magic remote are highlights.

LG 60UF7700 4K LED

6) Vizio M65-­C1 4K Value/Price

A fantastic value model from Vizio with full array backlighting which presents very even backlight uniformity. The 65” model sells for $1700, with quality 4K upscaling.

Vizio M65-­C1 4K LED TV

7) Sharp LC55LE653U 1080p LED Price

For $599 for 55” of very good picture quality from front and center, it's hard to beat this Sharp model from a price perspective. It also has the essential Smart TV options.

8) Samsung UN55JU6700 4K Curved TV

If you're into the curved screen look and want to future­proof with HDR compatible 4K then the JU6700 model from Samsung keeps it inexpensive but with still great quality. The 60Hz panel being the major drawback.

9) Vizio E32­C1 1080p Smart LED TV

If you need a simple small 32” with Smart TV built in, it's hard to go wrong with this little Vizio option.

10) Sharp LC80UE30 4K 80” LED

If massive is what you want, this 80” Sharp 4K has very good upscaling technology built in. The Smart TV options are decent and the 120Hz panel does a good job with motion.



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