LED TVs represent some of the most beautiful, delicate and colorful examples of today’s wondrous and marvelous high technology products. An LED TV is a kind of LCD TV that uses light-emitting diodes instead of the standard fluorescent backlight to illuminate the screen. Some LED TVs are extremely thin and some exhibit better picture quality than standard LCD TVs do, and most are more energy-efficient. However, they’re also more expensive. Most TV technology brands would claim they want to look as different as possible from their rivals but, in reality, strong design trends mean aesthetic similarities that can be found. And it’s often the case that one company offers its version of a design more cheaply than another, allowing you to get the same look for less. But bear in mind that if you up your budget, you’ll get a product made from more expensive materials and with more advanced features. Spend more and you’ll get a TV set with LED backlighting – these are slimmer with a better contrast and a lower power consumption than traditional LCD TVs. You’ll also get a bigger screen and cutting-edge features. Pricier TVs have slim metal frames than thick plastic ones, so they will look more stylish in your living room.
VIZIO M3D550KD: Very good picture quality, extremely aggressive price, 55-Inch screen, 240Hz, 3D, Edge Lit Razor LED, and Internet Apps, the Vizio M3D0KD one of the best LED TV values on the market. Also available in 47-Inch version.
Sony KDL46HX850: The Sony HX850, 46-Inch, 240Hz, 1080p, 3D LED, Internet TV is a smart-looking Smart TV with sparkling picture quality, making it a front-runner for plasma-phobic videophiles. Also available in 55-Inch version.
Sony XBR46HX929: One of the best-performing LED-based models out there, this 46-Inch, 1080p, 3D Local-Dimming LED HDTV with Built-In Wi-Fi is expensive, but competes well with the top plasmas. Also available in 55-Inch screen.
Toshiba 46L5200U: The 46-Inch, 1080p, 120Hz, LED bare-bones Toshiba L5200 series offers respectable value for the money with fine picture quality for an edge-lit LED TV. Also available in 40-Inch, 47-Inch, and 50-Inch screen versions.
Samsung UN46ES7100: The Samsung 46-Inch, 1080p, 240Hz, 3D Slim LED UNES6500 is a well-featured midrange television with good color but otherwise ho-hum picture quality and value. Also available in 55-Inch screen version.