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The Latest Top Ten LED and Plasma HDTVs 2013-2014

February 10, 2014 by  
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Top Picks The Latest 2013-2014 HDTVs – For 2014 the top of the line TVs are 4K Ultra HD TVs. These TVs have 4x the resolution of regular HD and are going to be big in 2014. Native 4K Content from Netflix, Infinity (Comcast), DirecTV, ESPN and others will be coming in 2014. Many of the latest TVs are 3D Ready, which means that they can show both regular HD (without glasses), or 3D programming (with 3D glasses). There are now more LED HDTVs with 240Hz and 120Hz technology than in previous years. 240HZ and 120HZ compensate for motion blur that can occur during fast moving action on LED TVs. Most of our top-rated LED models incorporate this technology. The newest LED TVs are very thin and have high contrast and low energy consumption. Plasma TVs are more energy efficient than previous models, but few manufacturers still make them. We also are seeing more Smart TVs with internet capability and WiFi connectivity (including Netflix streaming) and 2014 TVs with Dual and Quad Core Processors, to speed up Smart TV functions. The big push in 2014 will be in the introduction of 4K TVs by all manufacturers. See our 2013-2014 HDTV Buying Guide to help you select a TV. Below are the newest highly rated Top Ten models for 2014 that are currently covered by Smart-Review.

2014 HDTVs will be available in March/April 2014

Consumer Electronics Show 2013

Smart Review at CES 2013 SmartReview attended the Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2013) and is presenting in this article a wealth of information about the new 2013 TVs. This will be the year that 4K TVs make their debut (4K TVs have quadruple the resolution of regular HDTVS.) Samsung introduced a new Plasma technology. Many more TVs now have Dual Core processors, and new for 2013 is the introduction of Quad Core processors in TVs.
Smart Review CES 2013 Article

SmartReview.com Top 10 Models for 2013-2014

Samsung H6350 LED 120Hz Series

Samsung H6350 LED 120Hz Series

The Samsung H6350 LED TV Series. **New for 2014, The H6350 series is Samsung’s best TV without 3D. Equipped with LED Backlight Technology, for lower energy usage and higher contrast. Energy Star for greater energy efficiency. Included on this TV is built in WiFi wireless technology to connect to Smart TV functions on the internet. Smart TV functions include Amazon, Netflix, Youtube, Hulu Plus, Facebook, Skype and web browser and more. The new 2014 SmartView 2.0 allows you to stream TV content to your Smartphone or Tablet. Updated for 2014 with a Quad Core Processor for faster speed and more functionality. Other features include 120Hz anti-blur technology, DLNA connectivity, and USB ports to view your pictures, videos, and play music. The H6350 Series is available in 75-inch, 65-inch, 60-inch, 55-inch, 50-inch, 48-inch, 40-inch, 32-inch sizes.

Samsung H6400 LED 3D 120Hz Series

Samsung H6400 LED 3D 120Hz Series

The Samsung H6400 LED 3D TV Series. **New for 2014, The Samsung H6400 is Samsung’s lowest priced LED TV with 3D. (Active 3D Glasses included). Equipped with LED Backlight Technology, for lower energy usage and higher contrast. Enjoy 3D content from Blu-ray, Satellite, or Cable. Included on this TV is Built-in WiFi wireless technology to connect to Smart TV functions on the internet. The new 2014 SmartView 2.0 allows you to stream TV content to your Smartphone or Tablet. Samsung has also added edge lit LED Micro Dimming Technology to this model, which was previously only found on more expensive models. Micro Dimming will improve black levels and colors. Smart TV functions include Netflix, Youtube, Hulu Plus, Facebook, Skype, a full web browser and more. The Smart Touch Remote has a touchpad and microphone. Updated for 2014 with a Quad Core Processor for faster Smart TV speed and more functionality. Other features include 120Hz anti-blur technology, DLNA connectivity, and USB ports to view your pictures, videos, and play music. Upgraded to 4 HDMI ports. The H6400 Series is available in 65-inch, 60-inch, 55-inch, 50-inch, 48-inch sizes.

Sharp Aquos Q+ 3D Series

Sharp Aquos Q+ SQ15 LED 240Hz 3D Series

The Sharp SQ15 Quattron+ LED 3D TV Series. **New for 2014, Sharp’s top Full HD 3D LED and 4K Ready TVs. Sharp makes the only Full HD TVs that can also display native 4K (4x the resolution of HD) content. It has 10 million more subpixels than a regular HDTV. This model “future proofs” you for the upcoming 4K revolution at a cost lower than a 4K TV. Revelation™ 4K upscaler Engine and Quattron+ to watch current 1080p and 720p content and upscale the image to near 4K quality. This series comes fully loaded with new features. It has active 3D to display 3D content, Built-in wireless WiFi, Dual Core Processor, which allows for multi-tasking, and better/faster Smart TV features. This includes Sharp Smart Central which will give you internet connectivity to: (Netflix, Youtube, Facebook, Skype and more…), and a full internet browser, and 240Hz anti-blur technology. The SQ15 Series is available in 70-inch and 60-inch sizes.

Samsung H8550 4K Ultra HD Series

Samsung H8550 4K Ultra HD Series

The Samsung H8550 4K Ultra HD Series. **New for 2014, Samsung’s top of the line LED 4K 3D Ultra HD TV. This 4K TV has four times the resolution of HD (3840 x 2160), giving you a lifelike super high resolution screen, like the movie theater. This is the next evolutionary step for HD. This series comes fully loaded. Equipped with Samsung’s best LED UHD Micro Dimming Ultimate Backlight Technology which provides uniform backlighting with the highest contrast ratios. Precision Black Local Dimming gives this TV an extraordinary picture. As a 3D TV, it comes with 4 pairs of 3D glasses. 3D on a 4K TV is as good as a movie theater. Also included on this TV is built in WiFi wireless, the latest HDCP 2.2 compliance, MHL 3.0, HDMI 2.0 and HEVC (h.265) decoding. The SmartView 2.0 allows you to view TV content on your Smartphone or tablet. This model is Future proofed for new standards in 4K . You can interface with the TV with Gesture control, Voice Control, and a touchpad on the remote control. This TV is equipped with a Quad Core Processor, which allows for multi-tasking, and better/faster Smart TV features. This includes Samsung Apps which will give you internet connectivity to: (Netflix, Amazon, Youtube, Facebook, Skype and more…), and a full internet browser. The HU8550 Series is available in 65-inch, 55-inch sizes.

Samsung H7150 3D Series

Samsung H7150 LED 240Hz 3D Series

The Samsung H7150 LED 3D TV Series. **New for 2014, Samsung’s Best Flat Screen 1080p LED and 3D TVs. It is the lowest cost Samsung 240Hz TV. This series comes fully loaded with new features. Equipped with LED Micro Dimming Pro Backlight Technology. Micro Dimming Pro provides uniform backlighting with the highest contrast ratios. We saw the H7150 Series at CES 2014 and it had a spectacular picture. This set can also convert 2D TV to 3D and comes with 3D active shutter glasses. Also included is built in Wifi wireless. You can interface with the TV with Gesture control, Voice Control, and a touchpad on the remote control. This Samsung TV has been upgraded for 2014 with a Quad Core Processor, which allows for multi-tasking, and better/faster Smart TV features. This includes Samsung Apps which will give you internet connectivity to: (Netflix, Youtube, Facebook, Skype and more…), and a full internet browser. The SmartView 2.0 allows you to view TV content on your Smartphone or tablet. Other features include 240Hz anti-blur technology and the new Ultra Clear Panel which reduces reflections and increases the contrast ratio. The H7150 Series is available in 75-inch, 65-inch, 60-inch, 55-inch, 46-inch sizes.

Vizio M-Series

Vizio M-Series

The Vizio M-Series LED 3D TV. New for 2013 The M-Series is Vizio’s Flagship Top-of-the-line TV. These TVs are loaded with the latest features yet are bargain priced. The M-Series has a 240Hz refresh rate for blur free action, and a 10,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio. Smart Dimming: provides local dimming to enhance picture quality and uniformity, as well as blacker blacks. This set is 3D Ready and includes passive 3D glasses to view 3D content on your TV. The LED backlit screen draws less energy than conventional TVs and is Energy Star 6.0 compliant. The M-Series has built in wireless WiFi, and Vizio Apps to access a full array of internet content, including Netflix, youtube, facebook, and more. The M-Series is available in 80-inch, 70-inch, 65-inch, 60-inch, 55-inch, 50-inch sizes.

Samsung F8000 3D Series

Samsung F8000 LED 240Hz 3D Series

The Samsung F8000 LED 3D TV Series. New for 2013, Samsung’s top of the line LED and 3D fourth generation of 3D Ready TVs. This series comes fully loaded with new features. Equipped with LED Micro Dimming Ultimate Backlight Technology. Micro Dimming Ultimate provides uniform backlighting with the highest contrast ratios. Also new is the addition of Precision Black Local Dimming which was previously only available on the ES9000, which was the best LED TV of 2012. We saw the F8000 Series at CES 2013 and it had a spectacular picture compared to its peers. This set can also convert 2D TV to 3D and comes with 4 pairs of 3D active shutter glasses. Also included is built in Wifi wireless. You can interface with the TV with Gesture control, Voice Control, and a touchpad on the remote control. This is the first Samsung TV with a Quad Core Processor, which allows for multi-tasking, and better/faster Smart TV features. This includes Samsung Apps which will give you internet connectivity to: (Netflix, Youtube, Facebook, Skype and more…), and a full internet browser. Other features include 240Hz anti-blur technology and the new Ultra Clear Panel which reduces reflections and increases the contrast ratio. The F8000 Series is available in 65-inch, 60-inch, 55-inch, 46-inch sizes.

LG Cinema LA6200 3D Series

LG Cinema LA6200 LED 120Hz 3D Series

The LG Cinema Series LA6200 LED 3D TV. New for 2013, LG’s latest line of LED and 3D third generation Passive 3D TVs. As a passive 3D TV, this set does not require a transmitter or batteries for the 3D glasses. It comes with 4 sets of polarized 3D glasses. This model features an Edge Lit LED backlight. This TV is fully equipped as a SMART TV and includes a full range of internet content, apps, and features. The Built-in WiFi will allow you to connect to the internet for this content wirelessly. LG upgraded this model with a Dual Core Processor for 2013 to speed up Smart TV apps and functions. Other features include Trumotion 120Hz anti blur technology, Clear Voice II, Built-in Wifi adapter, Energy Star Certified, and DLNA certified. The LA6200 Series is available in 60-inch, 55-inch, 50-inch, 47-inch, 42-inch sizes.

Samsung F8500 3D Plasma Series

Samsung F8500 Plasma 3D TV Series

The Samsung F8500 3D Plasma Series. New for 2013. The new F8500 Series is a breakthrough in Plasma technology. We previewed this model at CES 2013, and it had the best picture we had ever seen on a Samsung Plasma TV. The new Super Contrast Panel provided a picture as bright as an LED, but with 8x better blacks. This set is fully loaded with the latest Smart TV functions, including a full web browser, Samsung Apps, touchpad on the remote, a built-in camera, and more. DTS Premium 5.1 channel sound. This model includes 4 pairs of active shutter 3D glasses. New of 2013 is the addition of a Quad Core Processor which will greatly speed up Smart TV operations. This will be the set to beat for picture quality in 2013. See our review and video on this and other Samsung TVs. The Samsung F8500 Series is available in 64-inch, 60-inch, 51-inch sizes.

Sony Bravia R550 LED 120Hz 3D Series

Sony Bravia R550 LED 120Hz 3D Series

The Sony R550 LED 3D Series. New for 2013. Sony’s mid-range LED TVs. For 2013, the R550 Series is fully loaded with features, Including 3D Ready, built-in WiFi, Built-in 3D synch transmitter, 120Hz Motionflow with XR 240 high framerate technology, and DLNA Certified. The Smart TV functions are provided by the Sony Entertainment Network. Internet content includes Netflix®, YouTube™, Pandora, Facebook, Skype and more. You can use the two USB ports to show pictures and videos from your USB device. Media Remote app allows you to control your TV with your smartphone. The R550 is extremely energy efficient (Energy Star 5.0). The Sony R550 series is available in: 70-inch, 60-inch and , 50-inch sizes.

Sony Bravia XBR X850A Series 4K TV

Sony Bravia XBR X850A Series 4K TV

Sony Bravia XBR X850A 4K Series TV. New for 2013-2014. Sony’s 4K Ultra HD TV. The X850A series is Panasonic’s top 4K TV. A 4K Ultra HD TV has four times the resolution of regular HD (3840 x 2160). 4K has 8 million pixels of resolution, HD only has 2 million. The same resolution as shown in movie theaters. The X850A Series is fully loaded with features, Including 3D Ready, built-in WiFi, Built-in 3D (with 4 pairs of 3D glassses), 120Hz Motionflow with XR 960 high framerate technology, and DLNA Certified. HDMI 2.0. The Smart TV functions are provided by the Sony Entertainment Network. Internet content includes Netflix®, YouTube™, Pandora, Facebook, Skype and more. You can use the two USB ports to show pictures and videos from your USB device. Media Remote app allows you to control your TV with your smartphone. The Sony XBR X850A series is available in: 65-inch, and 55-inch sizes.


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