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LED TVs are the most popular television panel type today. Despite being called so, LED TVs are actually LCD TVs with an LED backlighting instead of the traditional CCFLs, and this is what makes them so much better in terms of picture quality.

When you're looking for an LED TV for the best picture, one of the important things to look for is local dimming. Local dimming is a mechanism which allows your TV to have separate control over different groups of LEDs. So if a particular scene requires high contrast and black levels, the necessary group of LEDs is shut off.

Another important point to remember is that LED TVs come in two kinds: Direct-lit LED TVs and Edge-lit LED TVs. Although more and more manufactures are now producing the Edge-lit kind for several convenience purposes, Direct-lit models deliver much greater picture detail, and here's why- In a direct lit LED TV the diodes are placed directly behind the LCD screen and this works great for local dimming. The Edge-lit models on the other hand have the LEDs placed all around the display frame and this doesn't handle local dimming very well. This is why we recommend Direct-lit TVs with local dimming to be the best LED TVs for picture quality.

Additionally, sports fans had better look out for higher refresh rates because a low value means a whole lot of motion blur during fast moving scenes. Typically a refresh rate of 120Hz is seen on most televisions, while most manufacturers have begun to use technology to speed it up to about 240 Hz in their slightly higher range TV models.

LED TVs are also great way to conserve power, so youâ??re certainly going to notice a big difference in electricity bills. Scroll down to have a look at our list below to check prices, specs and rankings of the top LED TVs today.

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LG LA8600

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


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LG LA8600
LG LA7400
VIZIO M 1i-A2
Sony KDL-W900A
Panasonic TC-L E60
LG 55LA8600 55-In 3D 1080p 240Hz LED-LCD HDTV
LG 47LA7400 47-In Cinema 3D 1080p LED-LCD HDTV
VIZIO M321i-A2 32-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV
Sony KDL-55W900A 55-Inch 240Hz 1080p 3D Internet LED HDTV
Panasonic TC-L58E60 58-In 1080p Smart LED HDTV
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Mar 2013
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Flat Panel Type
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
Screen Size
55.0 inch
47.0 inch
32.0 inch
55.0 inch
58.0 inch
Aspect Ratio
16:9
16:9
Widescreen (16:9)
16:9
16:9
HDCP Support
HDCP Support
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
3D-ready
3D-ready
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Not 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 Iâ?? 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 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.


  • Charging the right price for a very good picture, Panasonic's E60 LED LCD is one of the best values available among midrange TVs.

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    The TC-L50E60 fits nicely into the E60 series. This 50 inch 1080p TV is a good candidate for those not interested in 3D playback. It's got a native 120Hz panel, so sports and fast action aren't going to be a problem. The Viera Connect suite is present with built in wifi. This solves any problems when it come to getting content on your TV. This TV gives a lot of bang for the buck.


  • Not everyone can afford a company's top-of-the-line flagship model, so it's nice that Panasonic offers the E60 series, with its wide array of big displays. If you have giant TVs on the brain, but your billfold needs a break, the 50-inch E60 (MSRP $1149.99) can be found online for $1,000. Picture quality like this doesn't exactly make my heart skip a beat, but on a 50-inch display with ample streaming options and a tame going-rate, this is a solid value.


Top 5 picture led tv:

  1. LG 55LA8600 55-In 3D 1080p 240Hz LED-LCD HDTV
  2. LG 47LA7400 47-In Cinema 3D 1080p LED-LCD HDTV
  3. VIZIO M321i-A2 32-Inch 1080p 120Hz Smart LED HDTV
  4. Sony KDL-55W900A 55-Inch 240Hz 1080p 3D Internet LED HDTV
  5. Panasonic TC-L58E60 58-In 1080p Smart LED HDTV