Best LED LCD TV

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As HDTV manufacturers look for new ways to improve product design, LED technology has emerged as one of the more successful innovations. LED LCD TVs’ are LCD televisions that swap traditional CCFL backlighting with LED arrays. The use of LED backlighting allows major improvements in HDTV performance and design. For most mainstream consumers, the one of the biggest advantages of LCD TVs with LED backlighting are that they are much more energy efficient than others, especially compared to plasma TVs. Depending on the configuration, LED-backlit HDTVs are also much slimmer and weigh significantly less, making them easier to set up in a home theater room.

You’ll find two distinct layouts that utilize LED backlighting: full array and edge-lit. Full-array backlighting positions the LED backlight directly behind the LCD panel, much like the setup of conventional CCFL-backlit LCD TVs. This is often combined with local dimming’ in higher-spec models, which dims or switches off LEDs dynamically to obtain a deeper shades where they are needed. Edge-lit LED backlighting is just that the LEDs are placed at the edges of the screen, and the TV relies on special guides to carry the light to the center of the screen. Full-array TVs generally provide better backlight consistency, but well-executed edge-lit models are capable of high performance as well.

Most, if not all of the best-performing LCD TVs available today make use of LED backlighting, so it’s definitely worth considering spending the extra money for the superior performance. Here's a look at the best LED TVs for any sized budget.

Best LED TV Overall:

When purchasing an LED TV, the most important criteria to consider are picture quality, features, visual aesthetics, and price. Several factors will impact the picture quality such as black levels, color accuracy, viewing angles, and video processing. However, black level performance is among the most important performance factor to consider as it impacts the overall image contrast and richness.

In general, you should look for an LED TV that produces the deepest black levels as possible within your price range. Viewing angles are also an important consideration as LED TVs tend to not have as wide of viewing angles as plasmas. This can present potential issues if not everyone in your living room will be able to sit directly in front of the TV. Color accuracy is also crucial as it aids in reproducing accurate-looking images on the screen. These picks for best performing LED TV overall not only exceed in these areas, but they also offer a wide range of settings so you can calibrate the image to be as precise as possible.

Beyond picture quality, our top picks for best LED TV overall were selected based on the inclusion of must-have features. Models with built-in WiFi, online streaming capabilities, and compatibility with apps were given extra recognition for their added convenience. We also considered their connectivity options such as their number of HDMI inputs and favoring models which can support three or more devices.

Sony XBR55X900C 55" 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

The Sony XBR-55X900C is astonishingly thin, with parts of its cabinet being slimmer than an iPhone. Although the overall performance of this TV doesn’t offer any substantial improvements over last year’s model, it is an excellent option if you’re looking for the best new TV that Sony has to offer. Read Full Review

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    Sony XBR55X900C 55" 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

    Samsung UN55JS8500 55" 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

    If HDR content compatibility is a priority for you, the Samsung UN55JS8500 is an excellent choice. This is Samsung’s top TV that uses a flat panel, and delivers the expected top-notch image quality, connectivity, and user interface. Read Full Review

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      Samsung UN55JS8500 55" 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV (2015 Model)

      VIZIO M55-C2 55" 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV - 2015

      Vizio makes some outstanding TVs for the money, and the M55-C2 is no exception. While this television might not have a flashy design, it offers excellent performance, an intuitive user interface, and good connectivity. Read Full Review

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        VIZIO M55-C2 55" 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV - 2015

        Samsung UN55JU7100 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV

        The Samsung UN55JU7100 is one of their top models that use a flat panel. This Samsung TV offers tremendous value with excellent performance and image quality, convenient and upgradable connectivity, and a decent price point. Read Full Review

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          Samsung UN55JU7100 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD 3D Smart LED TV

          VIZIO P652ui-B2 65" 4K Ultra HD Smart LED HDTV

          Vizio has been consistent in their ability to produce excellent TVs at budget-friendly prices. Despite its rising popularity, 4K resolution remains very expensive; fortunately, the Vizio P652ui-B2 is a 4K TV that can be had for considerably less than the competition. Although the design is simplistic and features are basic, picture quality is excellent thus making this TV an outstanding option for consideration. Read Full Review

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            VIZIO P652ui-B2 65" 4K Ultra HD Smart LED HDTV

            Best Budget LED LCD TV:

            As the prices on LED TVs comes down more and more, it's becoming easier to find quality affordable TVs from reputable manufacturers. There's no reason to put up with poor black levels, inaccurate colors, or otherwise poor picture quality in order to have a budget-friendly TV as each of our picks offer good picture quality overall, making them a safe choice whether you're budget-conscious or not.

            We've chosen the following best budget LED/LCD TVs because they have generous screen sizes measuring a minimum of 48 inches; while it's easy to find affordable TVs with smaller screens, we compiled this list for those who don't want to give up too much size in the name of affordability. Each pick also includes a reasonable amount of features for the price, meaning at least basic smart TV capability with built-in WiFi and excellent access to media content. The following selections also prove you don't need to spend a lot to get good overall picture quality, as evidenced by their good black levels and color accuracy, as well as their solid video processing capabilities.

            VIZIO M55-C2 55" 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV - 2015

            Vizio televisions typically offer some of the best value-for-money around, with their M series lineup being full of stand-out models. The Vizio M55-C2 delivers excellent picture quality and low input lag, with good connectivity and an easy-to-use interface.
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              Sony KDL50W800B 50" 1080p 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV

              The Sony KDL-50W800B is a well-rounded TV for a reasonably affordable price. While 3D performance is quite poor, overall picture quality is good, and extremely low lag makes the TV a potential option for gamers. With a nice-looking design, decent set of features, and solid performance, the KDL-50W800B is a great budget-friendly choice. Read Full Review

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                Sony KDL50W800B 50" 1080p 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV

                VIZIO E-Series E55-C1 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz FullArray LED Smart TV

                Vizio’s basic E series televisions deliver tremendous performance for the money. The E55-C2 offers excellent picture quality and features, with a basic design and solid connectivity that don’t betray the budget-friendly nature of this model. Read Full Review

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                  VIZIO E-Series E55-C1 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz FullArray LED Smart TV

                  TCL 50" 1080p Roku Smart LED TV 50FS3800 - 2015

                  The TCL 50FS3800 isn’t going to win any competitions for outright picture quality, but this impressive television offers some of the best access to content and ease-of-use available. If you prioritize convenience over objective performance, the Roku TV is one of the best (and most affordable) options out there.
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                    TCL 50" 1080p Roku Smart LED TV 50FS3800 - 2015

                    Samsung UN50JU6500 50" 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

                    This affordable Samsung TV offers 4K and good connectivity, with solid overall performance for the money. However, the UN50JU6500 does have some judder issues that may be an issue for some buyers. If you primarily value 4K and affordability, the Samsung UN50JU6500 is a good choice.
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                      Samsung UN50JU6500 50" 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV

                      Best 32 inch LED LCD TV:

                      32 inch LCD TVs are ideal for bedrooms or small living rooms while commonly used for watching shows, movies, and video gaming. At this screen size, you're unlikely to notice the difference between 720p and 1080p resolutions, though higher-end 1080p models may offer benefits such as deeper black levels, accurate colors, or faster response times.

                      We've selected these picks for best 32 inch LED LCD TV thanks to the well-rounded package these TVs represent. Though not every model featured offers the best picture quality available, each one delivers a great combination of performance, features, design, and affordability.

                      Each of the following selections offer full smart TV capabilities thanks to their internet connectivity and app access, as well as solid connectivity options such as multiple HDMI inputs. Although the more stylishly-designed TVs will cost more, each of our selections look good enough to be proudly displayed in whatever space you choose. Price varies depending on the amount of features and the focus on picture quality that you desire, but each pick offers good value overall.

                      Sony KDL-32W650A 32" 60Hz 1080p LED HDTV

                      32 inch LCD TVs may be considered small in this day and age, but there's no requirement preventing them from offering top-of-the-line performance. This is one of the best performing TVs in this size category, offering high tech features found on much larger, expensive TVs. Read Full Review

                      Sony KDL-32W650A 32" 60Hz 1080p LED HDTV

                      Samsung UN32H6350 32" 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV

                      If you’re looking for a 32 inch TV that doesn’t cut corners when it comes to features or design, the Samsung UN32H6350 is an excellent choice. This TV offers full smart TV features, the sleek style we’ve become accustomed to from Samsung, and solid overall picture quality. Read Full Review

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                        Samsung UN32H6350 32" 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV

                        TCL 32" LED LCD TV 32FS4610R (Roku TV)

                        The TCL 32FS4610R offers a ready-to-use television with an intuitive user interface and access to Roku box/stick content. Although picture quality won’t win out against any heavyweight performers, this TV offers tremendous value for those seeking a complete package of features at an affordable price. Read Full Review

                        TCL 32" LED LCD TV 32FS4610R (Roku TV)

                        Vizio E320i-A0 32-inch 720p 60Hz LED Smart HDTV

                        The Vizio E320i-A0 offers sleeker styling and more features than any other competing TV, making it one of the most attractive options in this category. Picture quality is quite good for the price, and the online streaming options present plenty of reasons to cut the wire. Read Full Review

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                          Vizio E320i-A0 32-inch 720p 60Hz LED Smart HDTV

                          Vizio M322I-B1 32" LED LCD Smart TV

                          If you’re looking for outright picture quality, the Vizio M322i-B1 is unlikely to be the right choice for you. Unlike the larger sizes of Vizio’s M-Series, this smallest version lags behind when it comes to offering decent picture quality. However, it does offer a well-rounded package of features, smart TV capabilities, and decent connectivity options. For such a low price, this is a good buy for someone on a tight budget. Read Full Review

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                            • Parker Parker

                            Wow, this is a great article, and has definitely given me a lot to think about before making my choice. A DISH coworker of mine sent me this link when I told him I was looking to pick up a fourth TV, so this is some great info. See, my family and I recently upgraded our home system to the DISH Hopper. We only have three TVs, though the Hopper will give us full HD and DVR on four, so weve been looking for that perfect fourth set. My sister in-law and her kids just moved in with us, and with only three TVs there have been a few problems with shows being skipped due to DVR timer conflicts, but getting that fourth set will solve the problem. Thanks for the recommendations!

                            Posted on 1/17/2013 8:35 am | Reply
                            • dbk dbk

                            Hi Jeff, Great reviews! You give just the right amount of information. FYI: The Vizio M3D550KD now goes for $1,228 through Amazon. That's almost a 25% price jump from what you mentioned just a month ago. Any ideas why? Perhaps too many good reviews?

                            Posted on 11/18/2012 3:55 pm | Reply
                            • Sunny Sunny

                            Oops, I forgot to include that I am much younger than them obviously, and into computers, audio, video, specs, but I've been learning about surgeons currently (a learning curve that took much time to master)! So, I put off doing current-day research into a medium (video) I am comfortable with mostly. I just tend to get Very nit-picky about the numbers..So, please feel to hit with me with all technical stuff if needed. I know the lumens, contrast ratios, and total pixel counts, and also know that I do have a PS3, so I would love to have a enormous screen and do the whole experience properly, (and finally see what the 3D content is in my games!). Oh, and sound is not a factor in the criteria of a Video product for me. We have a new set of really nice larger size Bose speakers (overpriced, i think) but they were gifted to us, so no complaint there! Oh, I did want to add that Gadgetry sums up better what the Samsung tv excels at from the few reviews i read. Which honestly, doesnt serve our purpose here. I cant afford those additional services, we dont have tablets, smartphones that need to talk to the tv! We dont have microsoft's surface technology either, so all of the SmartHub features are literally wasted, and I think that is half of the selling point that Samsung is basing their marketing platform on, and really, CMR rating? a figure that they arbitrarily created, that is just plain embarrasing to me, to have a number that exists nowhere as a standard other than with them.

                            Posted on 7/30/2012 5:11 pm | Reply
                            • Sunny Sunny

                            Wow, thanks for basically nailing every salient tv that Matters! Well done, it took me 3 days of researching (my parents Act Quickly Once they decide something) to at least know of every set you mentioned, for once I knew of all of the sets you mentioned. Great tip on the value factor of the ST50 series. I noticed its the best selling set in america or some such distinction.BUT, my parents are enjoying their final years and more power to them, they have earned it. So they want the BEST. (but not esoteric like Runco, Faroudja(sp?), Elite (Sharp)) So, we have decided on the gulp, Panni TC-65VT50. My father is able to obtain it from Panasonic directly using a discounted employee plan they offer, for the sum of 2,775.00 [sounds like a no-brainer, 5" larger than the UNES8000 at a lower price, and HIGHER SPECS. My only concern is the brightness. I personally haven't seen a high end Plasma in action for over 4 years, so I cant recall from memory the impression it left upon me now. I need you to reassure me before i pull the trigger that YES, we will be richly rewarded with a jaw dropping picture PERIOD, (buying a tv based purely on written reviews is a bit tense to me). But heck, Kevin Miller calibrated the damn thing himself in the Value Electronics shootout and declared it the giant killer over the Elite primarily based on the color accuracy. Plus it is approx 2,000 more than the VT50 65"...So #1, will I be thrilled with it? Will it hold up to showing everyday content from cable networks and not look shoddy in the process? Since obviously all of the source material cannot be in a pure 1080p format unfortunately..I will find out from Dish (our cable provider) what they offer for HD specs. #2 Where should i buy it? Is Amazon the same as Panasonic themselves in terms of future customer tech support/servicing.#3 is the 3 year extended warranty a Must Have with this caliber of product?#4 I read enough to learn that after 300 hours of operation the Plasma will truly show its full potential. Are there sites you recommend that will instruct me on the initial proper usage of the plasma for the screen particles to evenly age (sorry I am really messing up on the Technical Terms in this sentence, I hope you understand what I'm trying to convey) #5 We have the speakers, but I am assuming that we will need to buy a Really Nice 3D Blu Ray player (the PS3 is a bit dated,cough), a Receiver, and for HDMI, the 3D data speed is that 10.x Gb/sec is needed for proper usage correct?#6 It will require a lot of calibrating on my part to tweak that bad boy to a polished gem. Phew,sorry to hit you with that, but I have a feeling the VT50 demands these types of things from their owners! (e.g., the room in which it is placed should be kept on the dimmer side of things and not have sunlight pouring into it. Truly a Theater room if you will. I am nervous because I have not seen its brightness in action. but the top guys are never wrong, not with all that science to back up all of their statements thru the rigorous testing the Value Electronics' panel of experts put into the test, I mean, black painted walls, rigorous light-meter, Colorimeters, and all that stuff! I apologize for the long wording again. It seems to be the only way to truly talk about stuff like this! thx in advance =) [i will admit, I havent been this excited in a LONG time!] I will have to drive to a nearby store and physically view one just to get at least a rough idea of what plasma is like again, since i have dealt w/LCD this whole time. I just need you to cut thru my ignorance and nervousness and be blunt in your opinion.

                            Posted on 8/1/2012 4:41 pm. In reply to Sunny | Reply

                            The 'issue' with plasma TV brightness is hugely overblown, and you'll see this sentiment echoed elsewhere. LED LCD TVs can get amazingly bright, but excessive brightness can just as easily ruin overall picture quality. All of Panasonic's higher-end plasma TV models (ST50 and up) feature a 'louver filter' that rejects ambient light, and this feature alone may be worth it for bright room viewing.About your other points:1. The VT50 is one of the best TVs on the market today, but whether you'll be thrilled with its performance is entirely subjective on your part. This may sound like a cop-out, but there's no other way to put it. Otherwise, the VT50 certainly won't be the 'weak link' when it comes to displaying content. Most cable TV providers use compressed content for bandwidth reasons, and depending on the channel, the input resolution will be 1080i or 720p. The TV will convert any incoming signal to its native 1080p, so you won't need to worry about that.2. We recommend Amazon when it comes to purchasing TVs because they're extremely easy to work with. If you have issues with the TV, Amazon's 30-day return policy will cover it. Panasonic should provide customer support for the TV if there are any defects outside the 30-day return period.3. Buying the warranty is up to you. Panasonic makes very high-quality TVs, and the failure rate percentage is in the low single digits. With that said, having a warranty provides peace of mind.4. There's plenty of argument about the 'break-in period' of a plasma TV, but among those who agree it exists, the accepted time frame is 100 hours. This gives time for the phosphors to 'set', ostensibly providing more color consistency and deeper blacks. Try to avoid static images like station bugs or letterbox black bars, and watch a variety of content. Alternatively, there are break-in slides widely available for free. The AVSForum is a great resource when it comes to this.5. None of those items are strictly necessary, but they can definitely add to the experience. We've evaluated A/V receivers and Blu-ray players, so that's a good place to start. As for HDMI cables, Monoprice is the first place I'd look. Don't bother spending the extra money for 'premium' HDMI cables - they either work or they don't. Since they're digital, there's nothing in-between.6. Without specialized tools and a trained eye, there's only so much you can do to calibrate a TV. You can definitely tweak it to look 'more pleasing' to personal tastes, but bringing the display within reference specifications will require a professional calibrator. The VT50 offers a 'Cinema' mode and 'THX' modes, all of which present a more accurate picture.The one solid piece of advice that I can give you is this - go and see the TV in person. All the praise in the world amounts to nothing if you decide that you don't like the TV.If there's anything else that you would like answered, please feel free to ask.

                            Posted on 8/2/2012 7:15 pm. In reply to Sunny | Reply
                            • Sunny Sunny

                            I need your help for the first time. My parents are OLD. they had asked me for input on a 55-60" size screen. I left the house overnight and I came back today to see the UN60ES8000f from Samsung. Now, please help me help them. Little did I know they were going to blow their wad, 2-the Samsung i believe is more packed with extra features/(apps if you will) that I am CERTAIN will cost money to use! They dont spend a damn dollar on tech stuff or services. Some shyster from Video Only worked them into the most overpriced tv on the market from what quick researching I could do. (I am overwhelmed by my health issues, so that takes precedent for me.) BUT, I cannot be in this house with them knowing that for the ridiculous amount they spent on a sub-par product (in terms of just buying a tv for the MAIN reason of PICTURE quality, NOT how many online browsers, apps, what have you come with it. i will not even mention that 3D is wasted upon them. I would stake my life on it. (but then, I would have staked my life that they werent going to spend 3,000 on a tv! Could you please help me and I will just leave it in your capable hands to tell me what you think they should buy if 3,000 seems to be NO problem for them obviously. I mean they got suckered by "Oh, it was ON Sale for 3,000 from 4,000!) I looked online and its 3,000 on Every Site that sells it! So obviously the MSRP of 4,000 was used to justify a supposed 1,000 savings. I KNOW these people. They have no idea of what Vudu, Hulu, Netflix, and SmartHUB even mean! My final comment is that I believe for 3,000 they can basically buy the finest Picture quality in the land. Could you please tell me your thoughts on what models are perhaps going to reward them and ME (I am disabled,in a horrible way and ALL I DO EVERYDAY is watch tv) so, it will play a factor in my life as well. Thanks so much.

                            Posted on 7/30/2012 4:24 pm | Reply
                            • funkyfryz funkyfryz

                            Hey Rob,My dad just retired and is preparing to build his "retirement cave" in the basement. he's never owned a really good Tv and I want to buy him one as a retirement gift. I know absolutely NADA about electronics. I'm hoping to buy him an LED tv in the 700 range. Any suggestions? I want to get the most bang for my buck. I don't need anything too fancy.

                            Posted on 7/23/2012 8:54 pm | Reply
                            • katiem1 katiem1

                            I am not tech savvy, and do not own an HDTV myself, but am thinking of buying one for my father. He is not tech savvy either and he watches alot of sports. I would like a reliable brand ( I was thinking Sony, Sharp, Samsung or LG) but am not sure if I am just paying for a name and sacrificing something in the process. Basically, it has to last a few years, something 40-50", with good picture quality for him to watch football that won't break the bank. Total I would want to spend under $1,000. He probably wouldn't need many bells and whistles. I assume I would want a 120 refresh rate. Do I need motion plus? Any advice and suggestions you could give would be greatly appreciated. And they have a surround sound system that is about 10 years old but is not currently hooked up. Will this work with an HDTV or will I need a soundbar? Would my mother need a blu ray player rather than her regular DVD player? Thanks for your help.

                            Posted on 7/8/2012 12:19 pm | Reply

                            Good call on deciding to stick with the established brands. While 'off-brand' TVs may seem enticing due to their lower prices, you'll thank yourself for spending the extra money if your set ever has problems in the future.You may be interested in the Samsung UN46EH6000. This is a basic 46-inch LED LCD TV that you can find for well under $1000. It has the 120 Hz refresh rate that you're looking for (Samsung refers to this as '240CMR' - ignore that), but offers only two HDMI inputs.As far as the surround sound system goes, it really depends on the connections. Modern-day HDTVs are not known for their sound quality, so it may be more convenient to invest in a decent sound bar. Vizio makes outstanding sound bars for the money, so you may want to give those a good look.Standard-definition content generally does not look very good on modern HDTVs, so a Blu-ray player is highly recommended. Keep in mind that this will require purchasing Blu-ray discs as well. Some Blu-ray players will 'upscale' standard definition content to 'HD', but the results are often mixed. All of the brands that you mentioned offer affordably-priced Blu-ray players, and you can't really go wrong with any of them.Because it seems like you're building a new system from scratch, you'll need HDMI cables. Avoid the expensive ones sold at brick-and-mortar stores, since they have zero performance benefit over cheaper cables. Monoprice (www.monoprice.com) sells cheap HDMI cables that do the job just fine.Before committing to purchasing anything, I strongly recommend reading our Buyer's Guide.

                            Posted on 7/9/2012 1:26 pm. In reply to katiem1 | Reply
                            • obxlife obxlife

                            Hello, I've been researching flat screen tv's. I am now completely confused. I don't care about 3d, I'd like a 47" with good screen quality. I'd like something that I can connect my laptop to and use as a monitor and to have enough plug ins. I'm basically tech handicaped and would love any input you have. My price range is around $700. And I'm hoping to purchase through Amazon as I do have some credit there. Thank you.

                            Posted on 2/8/2012 1:54 pm | Reply

                            There are a few TVs that fit your criteria, but each one requires some sort of compromise. LED LCD TVs are generally the most expensive type of HDTV around, so my recommendation is to look for standard CCFL-backlit LCD TVs or entry-level plasma displays. The Sony Bravia KDL-46BX420 LCD TV fits most of your criteria, but you might find it lacking in terms of connectivity. The Panasonic Viera TC-P46S30 plasma TV is also a good option, but it costs more than what you'd like to spend. Otherwise, there's the LG 47LK520 or the Samsung LN46D550. Both of these come closer to fitting into your budget, but at the cost of lesser picture quality.

                            Posted on 2/10/2012 11:16 am. In reply to obxlife | Reply
                            • pat p pat p

                            I'm looking for a 46" LED TV for$600 or less - do you know anything about the Element brand offered by Walmart in the mid 500 dollar range ?

                            Posted on 11/26/2011 3:54 pm | Reply
                            • JRey JRey

                            I recently purchased a Samsung 55" LED (Model # UN55D6050TFXZA) and have noticed some pixelation issues on certain programming. The Golf Channel is a good example - it's as if the TV can't keep up with the club. Occassionally happens with live feeds of football games as well, but I tend to notice it more with recorded content - be it DVR or, say, a recording on SportsCenter. Furthermore, the recorded content is not just isolated to sports shows. Drives me crazy and I'm thinking about returning the set, but am wondering if it's really the television or perhaps the source (AT&T U-Verse). A buddy suggested the connection might be the problem and that I should purchase a Monster cable. But he knows enough about electronics to only qualify as dangerous. Furthermore, the reviews I've read about HDMI cables suggest that the cheap ones (i.e. the one provided by AT&T) are just as good as the expensive ones (i.e. Monster). Any help/suggestions would be very much appreciated!

                            Posted on 10/31/2011 5:08 pm | Reply

                            AT&T U-Verse has a reputation for serving some of the most compressed 'HD' content around, so that could definitely be the problem. If possible, I'd recommend hooking it up to a Blu-ray player and playing back a Blu-ray disc to see if the problems persist. If not, you know it is most likely the source.I also recommended searching the web for recommended picture settings for your specific model, as that can make a big difference.Expensive HDMI cables are definitely a rip-off (especially Monaster Cable) -- they will provide no noticeable improvement over cheap cables from Amazon.com or Monoprice.Thanks,Jeff

                            Posted on 11/1/2011 11:16 am. In reply to JRey | Reply
                            • krn42 krn42

                            I am new at this site and need help on the purchase of a new 42" TV. I want to purchase a LCD TV but I am somewhat confused by the ads/sale of LED TV's. It is my undestanding that LED TV's are, in fact, LCD TV's and refer to the backlighting for the displays and not the Class of TV's. However, the ads just say LED TV's and do not mention that they are LED/LCD TV's. If it just says LED w/o mentioning LCD, does that mean it is not necessarily a LCD?...krn42

                            Posted on 10/2/2011 9:08 am | Reply

                            Hi krn42,You'll see plenty of manufacturers pitching 'LED TV' models in their advertisements. You're absolutely right about the design of 'LED TVs' - they are simply LCD TVs with LED backlights - nothing more, nothing less. Furthermore, there is no such thing as a non-LCD LED TV, so don't let the advertisements confuse you too much.Thanks,Jeff

                            Posted on 10/10/2011 12:30 pm. In reply to krn42 | Reply
                            • Rhonda40 Rhonda40

                            Hi Rob, I am looking for the best LED TV under $1200. Hoping for something between 50 and 55". I have been reading and it seems that the lighting of my room is an important factor (my room is fairly dark). I am not big on all the new technology and don't need 3D, but would like something with Internet capability.

                            Posted on 8/22/2011 8:49 pm | Reply
                            • cruizendude cruizendude

                            I'm new too this site. I'm having a difficult time deciding on a 46"LED lcd tv. I've been researching online, at the stores and consumer reports. Thinking maybe a Samsung or a Sony. I want a tv that will last 5- 10 yrs, under $2000, w good picture quality, 1080p, 120or better frame rate, and a good vewing angle. Any suggestions? I currently have a vizio , and the picture quality is kind of pixelated w a narrow veiwing angle. Any suggestions Mr. Rob?

                            Posted on 8/6/2011 5:48 pm | Reply
                            • tom7044 tom7044

                            Hey Rob,You sound like you REALLY know what your talking about so I was wondering if you were going to buy a LED set smaller than a 40" for space reasons what would you get? We bought the Samsung UN46B8500 2 years ago and are so spoiled by the picture, which is amazing...I'd love something just as good but smaller for another room. I know you've said the tech. sometimes of the smaller set of a same model can be different....What's smaller but just as good as my Samsung? Very grateful for your input:)

                            Posted on 8/3/2011 9:24 pm | Reply
                            • kitty kitty

                            Hi Rob. I want a 50'' LED tv with 120Hz or higher, with White back lights for larger color scale, for a large room with 14 windows. I have a budget of 1,800.00 What brand do you recommend? Any comments or advise welcome! Kitty from Tennessee

                            Posted on 8/1/2011 2:30 am | Reply
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