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HDTV's for the consumer market span a broad range of screen sizes from as small as around 22 inches, to as large as 110 inches. Your desired display size of 47 inches is available from several brands and includes oodles of price contingent features.

Since HDTVs currently have a typical resolution of 1080p and require a viewing distance of around 2.5 times the screen size for best viewing experience, you'll need to sit about 9 feet away from your 47 incher.

47-inch TVs can be found in both LED as well as plasma technology. Plasma TVs are great for rooms with little ambient light, whereas LED TVs are better fro bright rooms. To know more about whether you should buy a plasma TV or an LED TV, visit our HDTV buying guide.

Climbing up the price ladder a bit, 47-inch TVs will give you the pleasure 3D, and depending on the brand you pick, you can find either passive 3D TVs or active 3D TVs. Not sure what that is? Our guide to the best 3D TVs explains it all.

Going further up the price ladder you can have a 47-inch Smart TV. The screen size is no constraint to the best of features, whether its full web browsers, wi-fi or smart applications.

The choice of brand often depends on factors like whether you want a plasma TV or an LED TV. Panasonic is currently one of the best plasma makers in the world, while the top LED TVs are available from Vizio, Samsung and LG.

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LG LA7400

LG 47LA7400 47-In Cinema 3D 1080p LED-LCD HDTV


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VIZIO M 1i-A2
LG Electronics LA6200
LG Electronics LN5700
LG LA6900
LG 47LA7400 47-In Cinema 3D 1080p LED-LCD HDTV
VIZIO M471i-A2 47-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV
LG Electronics 47LA6200 47-Inch Cinema 3D 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV
LG Electronics 47LN5700 47-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV
LG 47LA6900 47-In Cinema Screen Cinema 3D 1080p LED-LCD HDTV
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Mar 2013
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Screen Size
47.0 inch
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Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
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Flat Panel Type
LED TV
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Aspect Ratio
16:9
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  • The LG 55LA7400 promises to be a pretty good seller for LG with the excellent Magic Remote, 3D, and faster 240Hz processing speed, and superior sound quality. Competition is from the Samsung UN55F7500 and UN55F7100, as well as many plasma TVs such as the Panasonic TC-P55VT60. Overall the TV has lots to offer though as of this writing may not be the best value on the market at around $2000.


  • Picture quality like this on a TV half the price would be one thing, but a price just shy of two grand is another story; the 47-inch LA7400 carries an MSRP of $1799.99. Definitely look for this on sale - we found it online for about $1200. Sure, much of what you're paying for is features - but that's exactly the point. If you're looking for top-dog picture quality, move on.


  • If you are after an LED set, the LA7400 performs well compared to other LEDs in its price range. The 55-incher reviewed here is $1,600 at Amazon, and the 60-inches comes in at $1,900. The pre-calibration image was OK, but the calibrated image was often beautiful, with great color saturation and a nice, natural look. The black level/contrast ratio is similar to other edge-lit LED LCD models (as in, only OK), but it offers some of the best 3D IĆ¢?? ve watched at home.


  • The 32 inch M321d sells for a modest $398 and is very attractively priced for this size and feature set. The LG 32LN5700 has the same set of features and sells for a bit more. This TV should be a great seller.


  • The midrange LG LA6200 LED LCD TV gets points for looks and smarts, but loses even more due to its picture quality.


  • This is one of the best features of the 55LA6200, value. At $1100 it's tough to beat in the 55" size for value. It competes with the Panasonic TC-P55ST60. Samsung's answer is the UN55F6400. The LA6200 is one of the best value buys in the market.


  • If you need a bigger panel without a price tag to match, the LA6200 series is a pretty decent bet. This isn't an exciting TV - the black levels are middling and the controls are downright spartan. But if you aren't a picture purist and fancy features like apps and 3D are important to you, you could do a lot worse.

    My advice? Do yourself a favor and take a look at the Google-powered TVs from LG this year instead.


  • The 42 inch 42LN5700 is a great value piece if you want that great LED edge lit backlighting from LG and tons of features sans 3D at around $650. And since plasma TVs are not produced in the 42 inch size range anymore this is a standout in terms of quality and value for 2013/2014.


  • We feel that an investment in the LN5700 series would be wise. This entry-level series from LG is capable of producing a finely colored, motion-friendly picture that - while a poor choice for a dark room - nonetheless looks high quality in moderate to bright lighting. The TV's contrast ratio may be a bit narrow if you're looking for the best quality picture, but the average user is going to be entirely satisfied by the images this TV produces.


  • The LG 55LA6900 is certainly going to compete well in the value area given the Magic Remote strengths and solid picture performance combined with incredible looks. Pricing is $1499 or more and that gives you a nice discount from the 240Hz 55" models on the market. Competition is from the Samsung UN55F7100, and the Panasonic TC-L55ET60 as a couple of comparisons. From our perspective the gaming quality wasnt very good on this TV or the LA7400 series so you might as well forgo the LA7400 and save yourself some money.


  • The 55-inch LA6900 retails for about $2000, though you could likely find it for less online. That said, I really don't recommend purchasing this TV unless you find it at a serious discount. I had high hopes for this LG, but its core performance just isn't strong enough. It has all of the usual weaknesses attributed to LCDs: A poor black level and blurry motion handling.

    That's not to say it's without uses. As far as pure color production goes, the LA6900 is great.


Top 5 47 inch tv:

  1. LG 47LA7400 47-In Cinema 3D 1080p LED-LCD HDTV
  2. VIZIO M471i-A2 47-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV
  3. LG Electronics 47LA6200 47-Inch Cinema 3D 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV
  4. LG Electronics 47LN5700 47-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV
  5. LG 47LA6900 47-In Cinema Screen Cinema 3D 1080p LED-LCD HDTV