While there are dozens of companies out there promising grade-A quality for their televisions, there aren’t many that aren’t many brands out there that fulfill their advertisements when concerning quality and value. Samsung, Sony, and Sharp are, however, among the most respectable electronics companies, especially in the LCD flat-screen television business. The over fifty inches market is one of the most competitive, largely because televisions of such magnitude are so commonly sought after and are expected to deliver the viewer with such a pleasant experience, ensuring impeccable picture and quality. Purchasing one of the televisions from either of these three companies will undoubtedly be a good purchase, and while they all have their pros and cons, they are all quality TVs.
1- Samsung is often called the “king of LCD TVs,” and with 1.2 inch depth, internet support via ethernet, game mode, and energy saving technology allowing it to use 40% less energy than other TVs, the Samsung UN55B8000 55-Inch 1080p 240 Hz LED HDTV won’t disappoint. This 8000 Series LED HDTV utilizes Samsung’s Auto Motion Plus frame interpolation technology to minimize blur during fast motion. Cons: poor customer service, low quality color coming from the corners.
2- Panasonic, one of the more trusted names in the business, is known for its great value. At only $1250, the Panasonic VIERA G10 Series TC-P50G10 50-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV is one of the cheapest HDTVs in the 50+ inches market. Because it is a Plasma screen, Panasonic promises, any viewing angle will ensure the same quality picture as if it was being watched from the center of the room. A specialized gaming mode ensures motion resolution and enhanced details needed to win. Cons: disappointing picture quality in standard definition, poor built in speaker quality.
3- The Samsung LN52B750 52-Inch 1080p will also fulfill Samsung’s guarantee on excellence and value. If you’re set on purchasing a Samsung TV, this one is a great cheaper option to the 55 in. UN55B8000. With 150,000 to 1 contrast ratio, the LN52B750 shows both the darkest darks and the most vibrant whites. It is also adjustable to your liking; th TV can be adjusted to be either darnker or lighter, depending on your preference. The only common complaint for this TV was the lack of quality sound, like most other flat panels.
4- Sony BRAVIA, the new breed of Sony’s LCD TVs, are known for their stupendous, crystal clear picture quality. The Sony BRAVIA S-Series KDL-52S5100 52-Inch is another cheap option to buy into the 50+ inch TV market. The quality of the picture is known to bring Blu-Ray to life, Sony obviously kept the ultimate DVD-watching experience in mind when making the S-Series Bravia. The sound of the built in speakers, while not excellent, is definitely satisfactor when compared to some of the other LCD TVs on the market. The Bravia also look excellent in gaming, particularly with the PS3. One common complaint however, is the picture quality when viewed from angles.
5- Last, but definitely not least, is the Sharp AQUOS LC60E77UN 60-Inch LCD HDTV. At 120 HZ, the Sharp is ahead of most of the competition with its superb picture quality with fast-moving images. At a whopping sixty inches, the Sharp is the largest model out of the five. Even though the TV is so large, though, Sharp keeps the price as low as many of the other 55 in. LCD’s out there. This Aquous is recommended especially for HD viewing, as watching TV in HD on a Sharp is sometimes considered “second to none.” Another advantage of this Sharp Aquuos that sets it apart from the competition is the glossy screen that looks beautiful, regardless of the viewing angle. Cons: can still blur up at high speeds when compared to a plasma.
All of the TVs mentioned have one thing in common: they ensure a top-notch quality viewing experience for great value. While they all have their advantages, whether it be image clarity at high speeds, internet capabilities, or LED backlighting, they are all great buys and can be expected to deliver a completely satisfactory, pleasurable experience to the viewer.