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Some of the best HDTVs are available at the $1500 and below range with LED or plasma panels and are manufactured by leading television giants like Samsung, Panasonic, LG and Vizio.

This rather liberal budget of $1500 can afford you some of the best 3D HDTVs and SmartTVs with polarized or shutter glasses, web browsers and Sype compatibility. However if you're more particular about the picture quality, the sub $1500 range of TVs sport large 55" screens of 1080p resolution, noted for colour accuracy and power efficiency. These TVs also utilize technology to eliminate motion blur and give you the best movie and gaming experience.

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LG LA8600

LG 55LA8600 55-In 3D 1080p 240Hz LED-LCD HDTV


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LG LA8600
LG LA7400
Sony KDL-W900A
Samsung UN F7100
LG Electronics LA6200
LG 55LA8600 55-In 3D 1080p 240Hz LED-LCD HDTV
LG 47LA7400 47-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
LG 55LA6200 55-Inch Cinema 3D 1080p LED-LCD HDTV
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Flat Panel Type
LED TV
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Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
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Screen Size
55.0 inch
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Aspect Ratio
16:9
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DLNA Certified
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3D-ready
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  • Although its lovely frame is packed with well-executed features, the flagship-priced LG LA8600 series LED LCD TV has the picture of a midrange model.


  • We really enjoyed the LA8600, even with its slight color temperature issue and yawn-worthy black levels. And while we easily say this is a terrific display, its huge asking price of $2,699.99 for a 55-inch model is a bit steep. Yes, you get a beautiful TV that will make your in-laws jealous, but you can also do that with Panasonic's DT60 and Samsung's F7100 for less. If supermodel-thin bezels are your thing, definitely consider the LA8600 if you find it on sale. Otherwise, do some comparison shopping.


  • The LG LA8600 series of HDTVs offers beautiful aesthetics, sharp 2D and 3D imagery, and rich color reproduction at a premium price. You get lots of features with this series, some of which are of questionable value.


  • 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 Sony W900A is a fine high-end LED LCD television, with excellent color performance and deep black levels.


  • Sony still doesn't - get it - in terms of smart features, but proves it knows exactly what it's doing in regards to picture quality. Color accuracy, motion performance, contrast - they're all superb on the W900A. And don't get me started on design, which is becoming a staple of Sony's products.

    So what's there to dislike? As mentioned before, this TV's viewing angle isn't terribly wide. Then there's the whole issue of price: With an MSRP of $3,299.99, the 55-inch W900A is not for those short on cash.


  • The LED edge-lit KDL-55W900A wears the crown in Sony's 2013 line of HDTVs and rightfully so with its color rich TRILUMINOS display and wealth of streaming content partners. At 55 inches, this Sony is a serious contender as the cornerstone of your home theater.

    I wish it were a little less expensive, but its combination of features and Picture Quality earns it our HDTV Solutions Highly Recommended rating.

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    In my opinion this TV looks as good or better than the ES8000 design-wise. A good chunk of dough has also been wiped from the price, so consider this one of my top value pics for 2013/2014. The only thing it gives up from the top model are the micro dimming ultimate, though it still has micro dimming, and it has a dual core processor rather than the quad-core, and no front facing camera.


  • The 55-inch F7100 is not worth $2,499 (though it's available right now for $1,699). While Samsung's Smart Hub (and the cable connectivity therein) is probably the best smart platform on the market, it's still only a smart platform. On one hand, this TV looks great, and is fitted with all of the modern accoutrement you might want with an investment in a new display. Be warned, though: It has a few drawbacks that make me hesitate to praise it further.


  • 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.


Top 5 led tv under $1500:

  1. LG 55LA8600 55-In 3D 1080p 240Hz LED-LCD HDTV
  2. LG 47LA7400 47-In Cinema 3D 1080p LED-LCD HDTV
  3. Sony KDL-55W900A 55-Inch 240Hz 1080p 3D Internet LED HDTV
  4. Samsung UN55F7100 55-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Ultra Slim Smart LED HDTV
  5. LG 55LA6200 55-Inch Cinema 3D 1080p LED-LCD HDTV