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LED TV Review
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Summary

The LED TV market is very saturated. Once you take into account all the brands, all the sizes, all the models...you are looking at almost 1000 different models. Since TVs cost a lot of money...this category is rife with fake reviews. There are a few reasons for that.

Blogs and the like love their early access, so they go easy on companies that send them the new stuff. TV manufacturers are big companies, with huge marketing budgets, so they spend a lot of cash marketing their products....and a lot of reviewers won't do anything to hurt that relationship. Finally, since TVs are one of the most expensive products in our homes, affiliates come out in droves to promote them, and so do the actual companies since their margins allow them to hire lots of people to write fake reviews for them.

So with that said, what are the best LED TVs on the market today? To keep things simple we'll focus on just 3 categories, and for each category, we'll give you three TVs. The budget option, the sensible option, and the money is no object option.

1. The best 40-46 inch LED TVs

Budget 46 inch LED TV: LG Electronics 47LN5700 47-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV with Smart TV - if you are on a budget, and want the best bang for the buck, this is the one to get. It's slightly bigger than the rest. And it has all the things that matter, 1080p, 120hz, low profile and a smart TV.

Sensible: Samsung UN46F6300 46-Inch 1080p 120Hz Slim Smart LED HDTV - Samsung makes some of the best 46 inch LED TVs. This particular model falls short in bigger sizes since it needs a sound bar, but in the 46 inch size this is actually the best option, since everything else needs one too.

Money is no object: Samsung UN46F8000 46-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Ultra Slim Smart LED HDTV - this is the big kahuna for small TVs. If you are looking for a small TV(if you want to add one to your bedroom or to mount in the garage), this is the one to get.

2. The best 55-60 inch LED TVs:

Budget 60 inch LED TV: Sharp LC-60LE650 60-inch Aquos 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV - this is a good TV for the money. The sound is not 100% perfect, but other than that it'll have all the features you'd want.

Sensible: Sony KDL-60R520A 60-Inch 1080p 120Hz Internet LED HDTV - this is a great TV, it costs a bit more than the budget options for this size, but it comes with all the features of the higher end TVs that you need. What's more, unlike most Samsungs and Sharps in lower/mid-range, this is one of the only TVs, where you don't need to buy a separate sound bar.

Money is no object: Samsung UN60F8000 60-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Ultra Slim Smart LED HDTV - this is the high end of the Samsung range and it has all the features you could possibly need.

3. The best 65+ inch LED TVs

Budget 65+ inch LED TV: Sharp LC-70LE650 70-inch Aquos 1080p 120Hz Smart LED TV - this is a bargain when it comes to big TVs, you get to save over 25% over a comparable Sony, and it's only a few hundred more than most 60 inch LED TVs.

Sensible: Sharp LC-80LE757 80-inch Aquos Quattron 1080p 240Hz Smart LED 3D HDTV - this is a great TV for the price. And if you want to save even more money(or don't need a TV that takes up your whole wall), you can get the 70 inch version for half off.

Money is no object: Sony XBR-84X900 84-Inch 120Hz 4K Ultra HD 3D Internet LED UHDTV - this is the BMW of TVs. And since it costs almost as much as a new BMW, it kinda has to be. But if money is no object, this is the one you need to have. It's one of the largest, most modern, feature-packed TV that money can buy. Yes, there is a Samsung that's an inch bigger, but it also costs $40K...and do you really want to spend that kind of money on a Samsung?

 

Value

When it comes to TVs, there are a lot of gimmick features that really drive up the price. 240hz vs 120hz is pretty much indistinguishable to a human eye, yet you'll pay a good 50-100% more to get that feature. 3D has also become vaporware, to a point where it's really not worth the premium.

What's great, is that once you ignore these "gimmicks", the prices on TVs go down big time. A 60 inch TV with all the gimmicks, will run you $2,500...that same TV without, will run you a little over $1,000.

The Good
The TVs we've picked give you everything you need, and nothing you don't. All of these TVs are from reliable manufacturers and will last you for years to come. What's more, these are the current generation of TVs, so you aren't wasting your money buying outdated technology.
The Bad
The budget models we list lack some of the features of the higher end models. This usually shows up in having slightly worse sound speakers, some don't have Smart TV features, or have a slightly lower processor, and they will usually have a lower # of HDMI/USB slots.
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