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Sub-$1000 is a great price point to get some of the best LCD TVs of around the 40 inch screen size. However, if you are willing to spend just a little bit more you can afford some of the entry level LED tvs which typically have a much better picture quality as opposed to LCD TVs.

The TVs under $1000 are the top end models with all the latest Smart TV apps, streaming services, Skype video. They are more tuned to access internet facilities with reasonably good WiFi or Ethernet Lan connections. Excellent picture quality when viewed in both normal or bright room settings, good contrast and black levels is what you expect when paying such a big price. Good off angle viewing, motion enhancer technology to reduce the blurs seen during high action movies or videos, 3D, clean and simple interfaces for easy navigation to various settings - some of the features which is by default in these under $1000 TVs.

The top brands for the best hdtvs under $1000 include Vizio and Panasonic

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Panasonic TC-P ST60

Panasonic TC-P60ST60 60-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV


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LG Electronics LA6200
TCL LE FHDE3010
Samsung PN F5500
Samsung UN F6300
Panasonic TC-P60ST60 60-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
LG Electronics 42LA6200 42-Inch Cinema 3D 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV
TCL LE58FHDE3010 58-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV
Samsung PN51F5500 51-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
Samsung UN55F6300 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz Slim Smart LED HDTV
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Release Date
Jan 2013
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Contrast Ratio
1:5500000
5000000:1
Digital TV Standard
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
HDTV Television
Flat Panel Type
Plasma TV
LED TV
LED TV
Plasma TV
LED TV
Screen Size
60.0 inch
42.0 inch
58.0 inch
51.0 inch
55.0 inch
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen (16:9)
16:9
16:9
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DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
DLNA Certified
3D-ready
3D-ready
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  • The midlevel price and outstanding quality of the Panasonic TC-PST60 series make it our strongest TV recommendation ever.


  • The TC-P50ST60 is one of the best value TVs for this year. At $1100 it will be a great seller and the price may get a bit better before the year is over. It's got good 3D, great blacks, a simple but effective remote control, ample Smart TV features, and pretty good looks. Samsung PN51F5500 is one competitor, though I prefer the ST60. The Samsung UN50F6400 is an LED competitor.


  • All in all, I found the new look to strike a good balance, offering more options on the screen (so less navigation is required), but presenting everything a clean, logical way.


  • 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.


  • If you want a really big TV and don't want to pay very much, the 58-inch TCL LE58FHDE3010 is an acceptable choice.


  • The Samsung F5500 plasma offers great features and very good picture quality, but its performance suffers significantly under the lights.

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    The PN51F5500 is the smallest size in the mid tier plasma series from Samsung. Picture quality is strong here but it lacks a bit when compared to the top tier F8500 plasma. This is to be expected, but the feature set is still quite good. The F5500 uses Active 3D to create 3D images, Samsung's new Smart Hub is offered with all the apps and online content you would ever need. It loses the built in front-facing camera, but voice interaction is present a lot more useful than we initially thought it would be.


  • Within the TV industry, reviewers and hobbyists alike agree on one thing: Plasma TVs produce a better picture than LCDs. And, hand over heart, it's true. However, LCDs like the Samsung F6300 redeem the fickle technology's mass popularity: This TV's picture looks very good, hands down, and its software works with fluid precision.

    If you're in the market for a mid-sized TV, and want the bright light levels of LCD over the ink-black shadows produced by plasmas, the 46-inch F6300 is a great option.

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    The UN55F6300 is strong in value in 2013 in the 60 inch market. By eliminating 3D and micro dimming and sticking with some of the features that matter most, this is a tough model to beat in the mid-level LED TV category.


Top 5 tv under $1000:

  1. Panasonic TC-P60ST60 60-Inch 1080p 600Hz 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
  2. LG Electronics 42LA6200 42-Inch Cinema 3D 1080p 120Hz LED-LCD HDTV
  3. TCL LE58FHDE3010 58-Inch 1080p 120Hz LED HDTV
  4. Samsung PN51F5500 51-In 1080p 3D Smart Plasma HDTV
  5. Samsung UN55F6300 55-Inch 1080p 120Hz Slim Smart LED HDTV