48" Black LED 1080P Smart HDTV - KDL-48R510C
Despite their reputation for higher end products, it is entirely possible to find quality Sony TVs at an affordable price. Sony’s R510C series of entry level TVs offers some of the best value for money in the 40 and 48 inch size range, with the specs being identical between both sizes. This 1080p TV is quite simple when compared to Sony’s higher end lineup, but still offers high quality and performance, even including Smart TV capabilities. The design of this TV makes it look more expensive than it is, while the center stand makes it easy to find room to place it. Despite lacking a 120Hz refresh rate, this edge-lit TV delivers smooth motion performance and very good contrast and color accuracy. Picture quality is retained in both bright and dim lighting conditions.
Although the Sony R510C does not use the latest Android TV Smart platform, its simple interface is simple enough to use and includes basics such as Netflix and YouTube. Connectivity options comprise of two HDMI inputs, two USB 2.0 ports, a hybrid audio/headphones out jack, component/composite video, Ethernet, digital audio out, and a cable/antenna input. Overall, while this Sony TV isn't the absolute cheapest you can find in this size range, its combination of overall quality and performance for the money make it an excellent value.