HDTVs and More profiles five name-brand high-def displays, ranging in screen sizes from 32” to 55” diagonally. The 49” and 55” models will serve well in a small to medium sized viewing area, while the 32” and 48” models are great for a bedroom/dorm room setup or other similar sized viewing environments.
Category Archives: Full HD 1080p TVs
A Quick Look at Vizio’s 50” E-Series 60Hz (120Hz effective) Smart LED TV
The E-Series is Vizio’s entry-level line of HDTVs and offers about the best bang for your buck in a 1080p display currently available. The level of performance vs. its budget-friendly pricing makes it a great value for anyone looking for a quality 1080p high definition TV.
Sony 65″ KDL-65W850C 120Hz 3D Smart LED TV
Although 4K Ultra HD TVs are getting most of the spotlight in the television industry, 1080p Full HD models remain very popular among consumers, especially for those who aren’t ready or simply not interested in 4K technology.
55″ J6300 120Hz Full HD Smart LED TV
Currently, most manufacturers are focusing on their 4K UHD TV lineups and applying their best and latest technology features to these displays, as their popularity and consumer awareness continue to grow. This means that 1080p displays have taken a back seat to this latest technology.
HDTV’s are one of the best selling consumer electronic products on the market. And with the recent introduction of 4K Ultra HD displays, this trend will continue for the foreseeable future.
Sony’s KDL-W850B is one of two models in the company’s W850B Series. This product line is part of Sony’s premium tier of 1080p televisions and is actually their second best model falling just below the W950B Series.
The Sharp Aquos Q+ Series is the company’s top-tier 1080p line-up featuring two models and three variations – the LC-UQ17U, LC-SQ15U and LC-TQ15U with 60″, 70″ and 80″ screen sizes. The 17U adds a few more features including THX Certification, AquoMotion 960 for motion blur reduction, a brighter screen, better contrast ratio and included 3D glasses.
TCL… the name may not be familiar with most consumers in the US. And for all that is known about TCL, for most, it would seem to be a very small company. However, the facts are that TCL is the third largest TV manufacturer in the world and is located in China. They built 18 million TVs last year (2013), and have been manufacturing TVs for over three decades. Wow! I didn’t know any of that. Did you?
So it would seem that TLC knows a bit about making televisions. So my next question is… how does all this experience cross over to the actual quality and performance of their HDTV displays? Which brings me to the topic of this review – the TCL 50FS5600. So let’s have a look…
Since their arrival in the US in the summer of 2013, OLED based HDTV’s have made a big splash in the television market. LG’s 55EA9800 was the predecessor to this year’s current model and received critical acclaim from reviewers, industry experts and enthusiasts as having some of the best TV images ever displayed. See my review of the EA9800 here.
Fast forward to 2014 and LG’s second-generation line-up of OLED HDTV’s featuring the 65EC9700 and the 55EC9300, which continue with the superb performance standard set by last year’s model. More on performance later.
Samsung’s F8500 Series is considered and is proven by consumers, enthusiasts, and reviewers, as one of the best plasma TVs ever made. The PN60F8500 is a 2013 model held over to this years 2014 line-up and currently is noted as the best plasma TV still in production. And once you’ve had the opportunity to see this TV in action, I believe you would definitely agree.