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Best Rated 55-inch LED TV Comparison & Reviews 2014

June 24, 2014 by  
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Best Rated 55-inch TVs Comparison – This page contains a roundup of all of the top-rated 55-inch LCD, LED, and 4K Ultra HD, and 3D Ready TVs, presented here for a comparison of price, features, and reviews. This size is good for medium to large sized living rooms. You can check what size you need by consulting our HDTV Sizing Guide. For 2014 we are seeing many more 55-inch 4K Ultra HD TVs available. Most 55-inch LED TVs have 120Hz or 240Hz anti blur technology, and most now have LED backlighting. Most of the best-rated midrange and high end TVs are now 3D Ready, as this is now becoming a standard feature. Click on the reviews link underneath each TV to see owner reviews and ratings for each model for easy comparison.

Best Rated 55-inch LED HDTVs – Comparison & Reviews

Samsung UN55H6350
55-inch LED TV
Samsung UN55H6400
55-inch LED TV
VIZIO
M552i-B2

55-inch LED TV
LG Electronics 55LB6300
55-inch LED TV
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1080p LED TV
55-inch TV
120Hz
4 HDMI (1.4)
DLNA
Smart TV
Internet Ready
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Quad Core Processor
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2014 Model
1080p LED 3D TV
55-inch TV
120Hz
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Smart TV
Internet Ready
3D Ready TV
3D Glasses Included
Quad Core Processor
Edge Local Dimming
2014 Model
1080p LED 3D TV
55-inch TV
240Hz
4 HDMI (1.4)
DLNA
Smart TV
Internet Ready
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Full Array Dimming
2014 Model
1080p LED TV
55-inch TV
120Hz
4 HDMI (1.4)
DLNA
Smart TV
Internet Ready
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Dual Core Processor
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2014 Model


Best Rated 55-inch LED HDTVs – Comparison & Reviews

LG Electronics 55LB7200
55-inch LED TV
Samsung UN55H7150
55-inch LED TV
Vizio
E550i-B2

55-inch LED TV
Sony
KDL55W800B

55-inch LED TV
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1080p LED 3D TV
55-inch TV
240Hz
*not published
4 HDMI (1.4)
DLNA
Smart TV
Internet Ready TV
3D Ready TV
3D Glasses Included
Dual Core Processor
Edge/Local Dimming
2014 Model
1080p LED 3D TV
55-inch TV
240Hz
*not published
4 HDMI (1.4)
DLNA
Smart TV
Internet Ready TV
3D Ready TV
3D Glasses Included
Quad Core Processor
Edge/Local Dimming
2014 Model
1080p LED 3D TV
55-inch TV
120Hz
5,000,000:1 contrast
4 HDMI (1.4)
DLNA
Smart TV
Internet Ready TV
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Full Array Dimming
2014 Model
1080p LED TV
55-inch TV
120Hz
*not published
4 HDMI (v1.4)
DLNA
Smart TV
Internet Ready TV
3D Ready TV
3D Glasses Included
X-Reality™ PRO
Frame Dimming
2014 Model


Best Rated 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD TVs Comparison
(4K TVs have 4 times higher resolution than Full HD TVs)

Samsung UN55HU8550
(4K Ultra HD TV)
Sony XBR-55X850B
(4K Ultra HD TV)
Sony XBR-55X900B
(4K Ultra HD TV)
LG Electronics 55UB8500
(4K Ultra HD TV)
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2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
55-inch LED TV
Micro Dimming Ult
40 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
Quad Core Processor
4K Upscaling
2014 Model
CMR 1200
Wi-Fi Direct™
HDMI® 2.0 support
HEVC (H.265) codec
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
55-inch LED TV
Edge/Local Dimming
20 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
4K X-Reality PRO
4K Upscaling
2014 Model
Motionflow XR 240
Wi-Fi Direct™
HDMI® 2.0 support
Triluminous Display
HEVC (H.265) codec
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
55-inch LED TV
Edge/Local Dimming
55 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
4K X-Reality PRO
4K Upscaling
2014 Model
Motionflow XR 960
Wi-Fi Direct™
HDMI® 2.0 support
Triluminous Display
HEVC (H.265) codec
2160p 4K Ultra HD TV
55-inch LED TV
Edge/Local Dimming
20 watt sound system
120Hz
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
Dual Core Processor
4K Upscaling
2014 Model
Motion Clarity 1200
Wi-Fi Direct™
HDMI® 2.0 support
IPS panel
HEVC (H.265) codec


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Glossary of Terms
LED HDTV = Instead of a conventional fluorescent backlight, the LED TV uses a series of LEDs to illuminate the TV. LED backlighting dramatically improves picture contrast, colors, and overall picture. They also use about 40% less electricity. LED TVs are either side lit, local dimming (lit from behind), or precision dimming (samsung TVs).
4K Ultra HD (UHD) = 4K is the new standard in TVs. It has 8 megapixels of resolution, which is 4x the Full HD 1080p TVs currently on the market. This allows you to sit closer to the TVs as the pixels are smaller, and will give you a more immersive movie theater type of experience.
Smart TV = A Smart TV is one that can access the internet, most have an internet browser, and will give you access to programming such as Youtube, Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu Plus, and more. Most Smart TVs have apps that can be installed on your TV.
Plasma TV = Plasma displays have no backlight, as their screen phosphers self illuminate, giving better picture uniformity and deeper blacks. They have high contrast, wide viewing angles and display fast action (sports, action movies) better without blurring. They are less energy efficient than LED TVs.
THX® 3D Certified = THX certification means that this TV will let you experience a motion picture with the same colors, black levels and other factors that were created for the theater. This applies to both 3D and regular HD viewing. This certification is for Plasma TVs.
720p = (1366×768) with 1 million pixels resolution (Standard broadcast HD)
1080p = (1920×1080) with 2 million pixels resolution (Maximum Blu-ray quality)
4K TV (2160p) = New for 2013-2014, (3840×2160) with 8 million pixels resolution.
600Hz Subfield = Plasma TVs utilize a 600Hz refresh rate which can virtually eliminate motion blur for viewing action sports, movies, and video games.
Contrast = refers to dynamic contras ratio. Higher is better. More contrast allows more shadow details in the picture. Some manufacturers do not publish their contrast radios, so you will see contrast n/a where contrast is listed.
240Hz = 240 hertz anti blur technology. Eliminates blur on LCD TVs during high action sports and movies. The latest technology.
120Hz = 120 hertz anti blur technology. Eliminates blur on LCD TVs during high action sports and movies.
60Hz = 60 hertz normal TV without anti blur technology
Internet Ready = This means that this TV can give you content from the internet. Content varies with the manufacturer. This TV will provide an ethernet port to connect an ethernet cable. Or you can buy an optional Wifi USB plugin device to send the internet wirelessly to your TV. Some provide Netflix and youtube content.
DLNA = DLNA lets you remotely access your PC’s personal media so that you can download music, video, and photos and enjoy them anywhere in the home your Television is. DLNA stands for Digital Living Network Alliance and is a collaboration of the leading consumer electronics, PC and mobile companies that has created design guidelines for a new generation of products that can work together – no matter what the brand.
3D Ready = This means that this Television is capable of displaying 3D content from broadcast and 3D capable Blu-ray players. This TV has a built in emitter which communicates with 3D glasses to synchronize with the picture displayed on the TV.
HDMI = HDMI inputs allow you to connect devices to your HDTV such as DVD and Blu-ray players and game consoles.
Dual Core/Quad Core Processor = A dual core TV has two processors instead of one, which will speed up TV operations, especially the Smart TV internet functions. A quad core TV has four processors for even greater speed.
Gorilla Glass™ = Sony’s high end TVs use Gorilla Glass from Corning Glass to both give a better picture, and make the TV more impact resistant (tempered glass) either when shipping, or at home.
Full Array LED = This type of TV has a superior backlight composed of banks of LED lights directly in the back of the screen for best contrast and picture. This reduces or eliminates backlight bleeding or clouding. Most other TVs are Edge or Side Lit.
Edge Local Dimming = A TV with local dimming has the ability to shut off the backlight in certain parts of the screen, which will improve the picture quality, contrast, and give you blacker blacks than if the TV did not have the ability to dim.
Triluminos LED = This is Sony’s best Panel. Only available on their high end 4K TVs, and W900 Series HD TV. The panel will give you a larger color palette than normal LED TVs, and depth of picture.
XReality Pro/4K XReality Pro = Sony’s top image processors are in their high end sets. This processor will upscale video, and give a better picture than TVs with inferior image processors.
HDMI® 2.0 Support = HDMI 2.0 is the next generation of HDMI which will provide higher framerates for 4K Ultra HD content. Sony offers a free upgrade to HDMI 2.0 for its 4K TVs.


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