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Best Rated 50-inch Smart LED TVs * Comparison & Reviews 2014

June 23, 2014 by  
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Best Rated 50-inch Smart TVs Comparison 2014 – This page contains a roundup of all of the top-rated 50-inch LED, Plasma 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. Samsung is the only manufacturer of 51-inch Plasma TVs. Most 50-inch LED Backlit TVs have 120Hz or 240Hz anti blur technology. The 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 50-inch LED TVs – Comparison & Reviews

Samsung UN50H6350
50-inch LED TV
Samsung UN50F6400
50-inch LED TV
Sony KDL-50W800B
50-inch LED TV
LG Electronics 50LB6300
50-inch LED TV
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1080p LED TV
50-inch TV
120Hz
20 watt sound
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Internet Ready
Built-in WiFi
Smart TV
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Quad Core Processor
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2014 Model
1080p LED 3D TV
50-inch TV
120Hz
20 watt sound
4 HDMI (2.0)
DLNA
Internet Ready
Built-in WiFi
Smart TV
3D Ready TV
3D Glasses Included
Quad Core Processor
Edge local dimming
2014 Model
1080p LED TV
50-inch TV
120Hz
16 watt sound
4 HDMI (1.4)
DLNA
Internet Ready
Built-in WiFi
Smart TV
3D Ready TV
3D Glasses Included
X-Reality PRO
Edge local dimming
2014 Model
1080p LED 3D TV
50-inch TV
120Hz
20 watt sound
3 HDMI (1.4)
DLNA
Internet Ready
Built-in WiFi
Smart TV
3D Ready TV
3D Glasses Included
Dual Core Processor
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2014 Model


Best Rated 50-inch and 51-inch TVs – Comparison

LG Electronics 50LA6200
50-inch LED TV
VIZIO
E500i-B1

50-inch LED TV
Samsung UN50HU8550 4K
50-inch LED TV
Samsung PN51F8500
51-inch Plasma TV
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1080p LED TV
50-inch TV
120Hz
20 watt sound
Internet Ready TV
Built-in WiFi
Smart TV
3D Ready TV
DLNA
Energy Star®
4 HDMI (v1.4)
Dual Core Processor
2013 Model
1080p 3D LED TV
50-inch TV
120Hz
20 watt sound
Internet Ready TV
Built-in WiFi
Smart TV
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DLNA
Energy Star®
4 HDMI
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2014 Model
4K Ultra HD 3D TV
50-inch TV
120Hz
40 watt sound
Internet Ready TV
Built-in WiFi
Smart TV
3D Ready TV
DLNA
Energy Star®
4 HDMI
Quad Core Processor
2014 Model
Ultra Clear Panel
4K Upscaling
1080p 3D Plasma TV
51-inch TV
600Hz Subfield
20 watt sound
Internet Ready TV
Built-in WiFi
Smart TV
3D Ready TV
DLNA
Energy Star®
4 HDMI (v1.4)
Quad Core Processor
2013 Model

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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).
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 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.
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 use the built-in WiFi to send the internet wirelessly to your TV. Some provide Netflix, Amazon, 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 Smart TV operations.
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.


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