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Best Rated 47-inch, 48-inch LED TVs – Comparison & Reviews

June 22, 2014 by  
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Best Rated 47-inch, 48-inch TVs Comparison – This page contains a roundup of the best top-rated 47-inch, 48-inch LCD and LED HDTVs, presented here for a comparison of price, features, and reviews. This size is good for medium sized living rooms. You can check what size you need by consulting our HDTV Sizing Guide. For 2013-2014, we are seeing more 120Hz and 240Hz models, Smart TVs, as well as LED backlit TVs. Local Dimming (which improves picture quality) on Edge lit LED sets is more common in the latest models. Click on the reviews link underneath each TV to see owner reviews and ratings for each model for easy comparison. New for 2013-2014 are the introduction of more 3D Ready TVs. The 47-inch size is made mainly by LG, Panasonic, Sony, and Vizio brands. 48-inch TVs are being introduced by Samsung in 2014 (to replace most 46-inch TVs). Below are the top models and features.

Best Rated 47-inch and 48-inch HDTVs Comparison & Reviews

Samsung UN48H6350
(48-inch LED TV)
Samsung UN48H6400
(48-inch LED TV)
LG Electronics 47LB6300
(47-inch LED TV)
Sony KDL-48W600B
(48-inch LED TV)
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1080p LED 3D TV
48-inch TV
120Hz
*not published
4 HDMI
DLNA
Internet Ready
Smart TV
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Built-in WIFI
Quad Core Processor
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2014 Model
1080p LED 3D TV
48-inch TV
120HZ
*not published
4 HDMI
DLNA
Internet Ready
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
Built-in WIFI
Quad Core Processor
Edge Local Dimming
2014 Model
1080p LED TV
47-inch TV
120Hz
*not published
3 HDMI
DLNA
Internet Ready
Smart TV
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Built-in WIFI
Triple XD Engine
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2014 Model
+Magic Remote
1080p LED 3D TV
48-inch TV
120Hz
*not published
4 HDMI
DLNA
Internet Ready
Smart TV
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Built-in WIFI
X-Reality PRO
Frame Dimming
2014 Model

Best Rated 47-inch, 48-inch, 49-inch HDTVs Comparison

Sharp
LC-48LE551U

(48-inch LED TV)
VIZIO
E480i-B2

(48-inch LED TV)
LG Electronics 49UB8500
(49-inch LED 4K TV)
LG Cinema 47LA6900
(47-inch LED TV)

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1080p LED 3D TV
48-inch TV
60Hz
4,000,000:1 contrast
3 HDMI
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2014 Model
1080p LED TV
48-inch TV
120Hz
2,000,000:1 contrast
3 HDMI
DLNA
Internet Ready
Smart TV
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Built-in WIFI
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LED Local Dimming
2014 Model
2160p LED 3D 4K TV
49-inch TV
120Hz w/UCI 1200
*not published
4 HDMI
DLNA
Internet Ready
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
Built-in WIFI
Ultra HD Engine
Edge Local Dimming
2014 Model
+4K Upscaler
1080p LED 3D TV
47-inch TV
120HZ
not published
3 HDMI
DLNA
Internet Ready
Smart TV
3D Ready
3D Glasses Included
Built-in WIFI
Dual Core Processor
Edge Local Dimming
2013 Model


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Glossary of Terms
LED HDTV = Instead of a conventional fluorescent backlight, these HDTVs use LED lights for backlighting. This dramatically improves picture contrast, colors, and overall picture. LED TVs also use about 40% less electricity.
Edge Local Dimming = For LED TVs, local dimming means that the backlight can dim in certain areas of the screen to enhance contrast, and picture quality. Edge Lit, means the backlight is illuminated from the edge with LED lights.
1080p = (1920×1080) with 2 million pixels resolution (Maximum Blu-ray quality)
720p = (1366×768) with 1 million pixels resolution (Standard broadcast HD)
Contrast = refers to dynamic contrast. Higher is better. More contrast allows more shadow details in the picture.
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
HDMI = HDMI inputs allow you to connect devices to your HDTV such as DVD and Blu-ray players and game consoles.
Internet Ready = Also referred to as a Smart TV, an internet ready 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 use WiFi from your home network to wirelessly get content to your TV. Most TVs provide Netflix, Facebook, 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 TV 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.
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.
WIFI Ready/Built-in WIFI = Today’s TVs that connect to the internet can connect from your home network (WIFI). WIFI ready means that with an optional adapter you can connect to your WIFI network. Built-in WIFI means there is nothing extra to buy.
3D Ready = This means that this TV is capable of displaying 3D content from broadcast and 3D capable Blu-ray players. This TV has a built in emitter that can communicate with 3D glasses to synchronize with the picture displayed on the TV.
3D Glasses Included = 3D glasses are included with this TV. LG currently provides 6 pairs of 3D glasses with its 3D LED TVs.
Dual Core/Quad Core Processor = A dual core TV has two processors instead of one. This will help to speed up the Smart TV internet functions on the TV. A quad core processor had 4 processors for even greater speed.


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