Updated on 2 August 2013 by

Typical home use would need to account for a great movie watching experience and ability to view streaming HD content in the maximum detail possible.

For the best movie watching experience, the critical feature is LCD response rate. The response rate, measured in milliseconds, refers to the time taken for each pixel to go from a completely active state to a completely inactive state and back. The lower the refresh rate, the faster the screen refreshes which reduces image artifacts during times of rapid screen change - like in action or sports scenes. The best flat panels for home use would typically give you a refresh rate of 5 ms or lower.

Additionally, to be able to view all streaming HD content in its maximum glory you need to have a resolution of 1080p (1920x1080 pixels). Take the resolution any lower and you would be compromising on the picture quality which most channels can provide.

Our best hdtvs for home use list is filtered by flat panel tvs which have a refresh rate of 5 ms at the most and a supported display resolution of 1080p.


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VIZIO M1d-A2R
Vizio E1i-A3
VIZIO E-Series E 0d-A0
Vizio E 1-A1
LG LM9600
VIZIO M501d-A2R 50-Inch 1080p 240Hz 3D Smart LED HDTV
Vizio E601i-A3 60" HDTV LCD TV
VIZIO E420d-A0 42-inch 1080p 120Hz LED Smart 3D HDTV
VIZIO E221-A1 22-Inch 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV
LG 47LM9600 47-inch 3D LED TV
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Release Date
May 2013
Nov 2012
Jan 2013
Oct 2012
Mar 2012
LCD Response Time
5.0 ms
4.0 ms
5.0 ms
5.0 ms
2.0 ms
Display Resolution
1920 x 1080 pixels
1920 x 1080 pixels
1920 x 1080 pixels
1920 x 1080 pixels
1920 x 1080 pixels
Contrast Ratio
10000000:1
1000000:1
2000000 : 1
10000000 :1
Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
Flat Panel Type
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
LED TV
Screen Size
50.0 inch
60.0 inch
42.0 inch
22.0 inch
47.0 inch
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Widescreen (16:9)
16:09
Widescreen (16:9)
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
Not DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
3D-ready
3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
3D-ready
Not 3D-ready
3D-ready
Average Rating
 4.2 stars
 3.9 stars
 4.4 stars
 4.4 stars
 3.8 stars

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