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Best Rated 50-inch Smart LED TVs (2017-2018) * Comparison & Reviews

January 4, 2018 by  
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49-50 inch 4K Ultra HD TVsBest Rated 50-inch Smart TVs Comparison (2017-2018) – This page contains a roundup of all of the top-rated 50-inch LED 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. Most 50-inch LED Backlit TVs have 120Hz or 240Hz anti blur technology. Many of the new TVs are 4K Ultra HD resolution. Click on the reviews link underneath each TV to see owner reviews and ratings for each model for easy comparison.

Best Rated 49 & 50-inch LED TVs – Comparison & Reviews

Samsung UN50NU7100
50-inch 4K TV
Samsung UN49NU8000
(49-inch 4K TV)
Sony XBR49X800E
(49-inch 4K TV)

Sony XBR49X900F
(49-inch 4K TV)

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2160p LED 4K TV
50-inch TV
60Hz
3 HDMI (2.0)
Internet Ready
Smart TV
802.11ac WiFi®
Quad Core Processor
Edge Lit
2018 Model
4K Ultra HD TV
HDR
2160p LED 4K TV
49-inch TV
60HZ
4 HDMI
Internet Ready
Smart TV
802.11ac WiFi®
Quad Core Processor
Dynamic Crystal Color
2018 Model
4K Ultra HD TV
4K HDR Plus
UHD Dimming
2160p LED 4K TV
49-inch TV
60HZ
4 HDMI
Internet Ready
Smart TV
802.11ac WiFi®
Quad Core Processor
Frame Dimming
2017 Model
4K X-Reality Pro
4K HDR
Triluminos Display
2160p LED 4K TV
49-inch TV
120HZ
4 HDMI
Internet Ready
Smart TV
802.11ac WiFi®
Quad Core Processor
Full Array Dimming
2018 Model
4K X-Reality Pro
4K HDR
Triluminos Display
X-tended Dynamic Range Pro
Dolby Vision HDR


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HDTV 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.