Updated on 2 August 2013 by

With the rampant advances in television technology these days, LED TVs are currently the best TVs that money can buy, not only on account of their superior picture quality but also because they're the least power hungry models on the market. 55" LED TVs come in two kinds depending on the kind of backlit panel they use and are called Direct/Full Array lit LED TVs or Edge lit LED TVs, and before getting on to selecting from the various features available, you had better better decide between the two. To understand Edge lit and Direct lit LED better, visit our Best 32" LED TV page.

Now that you have an idea of what kind of backlit you want and the screen size you need, you're almost at the end of your LED TV hunt. You don't have to be concerned about the HD resolution factor since all LED TVs are in effect Full HD TVs with resolutions of 720p or higher, and a 55" panel generally doesn't play out the difference between 720p and 1080p all that significantly. What you do need to ponder about however, is whether you want a 3D TV, a 3D-Ready, a SmartTV or simply a good quality HDTV.

Leading companies like Samsung, Sony and LG offer almost similar feature options with nuances in quality. In general, look for good response time (the lower the better), 178 degree viewing angle and HDMI ports while you browse through our listing for the best 50" LED TVs to note the features that appeal to you.


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LG LA8600
LG LA7400
Sony KDL-W900A
Samsung UN F7100
LG 55LA8600 55-In 3D 1080p 240Hz LED-LCD HDTV
LG 55LA7400 55-In Cinema 3D 1080p LED-LCD HDTV
Sony KDL-55W900A 55-Inch 240Hz 1080p 3D Internet LED HDTV
Samsung UN55F7100 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Ultra Slim Smart LED HDTV
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Release Date
Mar 2013
Mar 2013
Jan 2013
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Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
Flat Panel Type
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
Screen Size
55.0 inch
55.0 inch
55.0 inch
55.0 inch
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
16:9
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
3D-ready
Average Rating
 3.8 stars
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 4.3 stars
 4.4 stars