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LCD HDTV is an older technology, comes in sizes from 19 inches to 65 inches, is the cheapest of the lot, but also has relatively low picture quality.

Traditional LCD (or just LCD) uses Cold Cathode Fluorescent Light (CCFL) to backlit the liquid crystal display. The new generation LCD's are based on an LED (Light Emitting Diode) backlit technology and are also known as LED-LCD HDTV or more simply LED HDTV. The latest LED HDTVs vastly outperform the traditional LCD HDTVs on almost all parameters including darkness/brightness levels, energy efficiency and screen sizes. LED HDTVs are however a lot more expensive than traditional LCD HDTVs.

LCD HDTVs also lose out in the image quality, and screen thickness as compared to Plasma HDTVs, though Plasma HDTVs are considerably more power hungry than LCD HDTVs.

Traditional LCD HDTVs lose out on most of the parameters as compared to Plasma and LED, so the only reason to choose LCD is if you are looking for a budget option and don't want to spend as much.

The best LCD HDTV options come in the sub-$400 and sub-$600 bracket and from companies like LG, Samsung and Sharp.

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Westinghouse CW40T2RW 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz LCD TV


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Proscan PLCDV3213A
Vizio E502AR
Sony KDL-EX645
Vizio E420AR
Westinghouse CW40T2RW 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz LCD TV
Proscan PLCDV3213A 32-Inch LCD HDTV with Built-In DVD Player
Vizio E502AR 50" HDTV LCD TV/HD Combo
Sony KDL-46EX645 LCD TV
Vizio E420AR 42" 1080p Class LCD TV
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Release Date
Feb 2013
Jan 2013
Nov 2012
Aug 2012
Dec 2012
Flat Panel Type
LCD TV
LCD TV
LCD TV
LCD TV
LCD TV
Contrast Ratio
4, 000:1
3000:1
100, 000:1
100, 000:1
Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
Screen Size
40.0 inch
32.0 inch
50.0 inch
46.0 inch
42.0 inch
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
Widescreen (16:9)
3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
Not 3D-ready

  • As mentioned in the beginning, it's a good HDTV with bunch of useful features. You'll watch TV, series and movies no problem with this. And if you run out of them temporarily you can get more with Internet Apps. Thus there's always something entertaining when you fire up this TV :)


  • Sony has upgraded its EX645 series TV with onboard wireless providing even better value given its predecessor's already solid picture quality.


  • Despite plenty of online features for a fair price, Sony's Bravia EX645 series of LED-backlit HDTVs suffer from mediocre black levels and color accuracy issues.


  • The design of the Sony KDL-46EX645 has seen a little bit of an update compared to Sony's previous line of HDTVs. The new bezel is metallic in color and has a new finish that actually makes it look quite attractive. The stand, on the other hand, is a fairly standard black rectangular design.


  • VIZIO E420AR is a decent choice for any kind of use. What makes it alluring, though, is the price. It's quite cheap yet pretty capable. If you are looking for an affordable TV that will do its job, consider getting this VIZIO!


Top 5 lcd tv:

  1. Westinghouse CW40T2RW 40-Inch 1080p 60Hz LCD TV
  2. Proscan PLCDV3213A 32-Inch LCD HDTV with Built-In DVD Player
  3. Vizio E502AR 50" HDTV LCD TV/HD Combo
  4. Sony KDL-46EX645 LCD TV
  5. Vizio E420AR 42" 1080p Class LCD TV