Saturday, June 4, 2011

Flat Screen TV Reviews


Trying to go out and find a new TV at the shops is at best a time-consuming process. We have done some of the legwork for you by reviewing what we think are the best of the best models,so you can make a good,informed decision on the back of that. Of course it depends on what features you are looking for, but we think these are the best 55 inch HDTVs.

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The Vizio XVT553SV offers excellent picture quality, great local dimming capacity, and an extensive array of features. The Vizio XVT553SV is one of the cheapest (in dollar terms) of the other top 55 inch HDTVs. Prices start at about $1,599.00

The Samsung UN55C8000 55 inch 3D LED HDTV gives unique edge-lit local dimming, deep black levels, and superior quality of HD 1080p resolution So having all these features including the Smart television platform, does add to the Samsung UN55C8000 being one of the best HDTVs. Prices start around $2,555.00.

Great colors and brightness result from Sony Bravia HX800's use of ambient sensors and LED backlight. Thefull HD 1080p picture quality, presently the highest resolution you can get at home,makes this one of the top HDTVs. Lowest price about $1,998.00.

The Vizio M550NV 55 inch LED LCD hdtv also makes our list of best flat screen TVs because of Vizio's attention to detail and well-known advanced Internet apps. Virtual surround sound and ambient light-sensing make the Vizio M550NV a cost-effective choice. Prices start around $1.298.00.

The LG INFINIA 55LE8500 55-Inch 1080p 240 Hz Full LED LCD HDTV with Internet Apps is nearly twice as expensive as the Vizio M550NV, but produces a better detail in its shadow detail and its deep shades of black, along with phenomenal color accuracy, and neat angle-viewing. This more expensice TV might still be worth the price to hardcore videophiles. The price for this at time of writing is about $2,400.00.

So which top 55 inch HDTV is the best value for your money? Since the 3D element substantially pushes up cost , we have eliminated the Sony and Samsung models. The LG we think we can do without at present because of its cost. That leaves the two Vizios.

As our review describes, the Vizio M550NV is a 1080p 120Hz HDTV with many laudable features. One common buyer comment is that picture quality is much better and that the M550NV runs much cooler than plasma TVs. Buyers like the fact the setup is easy, its extensive array of internet apps, and outstanding customizable picture and audio settings on this Vizio 55. A repeated comment was that the Vizio M550NV is the best 55 inch HDTV for the money. Among the handful of recorded complaints viewed, there were some issues specifically about the picture freezing, or shutting down.

When looking at Vizio XVT553SV reviews, customers were impressed that CNET rated the XVT553V the first ever Vizio HDTV to be "excellent" in 2010. Both individual owners and CNET raved about the XVT553SV's picture quality, cool design, range of features, and top value in 55 inch LED/LCD HDTVs. Something else the customers liked was the color accuracy and big viewing angle. Others have stated when comparison shopping that the XVT553SV is one of the top performing HDTVs available. There was obviously some negative as well and this was to do with poor black levels and contrast ratios.

The bottom line? The Vizio M550NV and the Vizio XVT553SV come out as victors in our search for best value 55 inch HDTVs. Sony HX800 appears next in our list of best quality value, but the 3D capability is a stumbling block for some:you'll need a 3D-ready display–whether it's a 3D HDTV, 3D projector, or 3D computer monitor. It is a close call but we say the Vizio XVT553SV outperforms the M550NV with double the refresh rate at 240Hz, along with advanced backlighting and dimming capacities. Happy shopping as you consider the best 55 inch HDTV for you.

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