Samsung, Sony, and LG have all announced insanely expensive 4K TVs in "smaller" 55- and 65-inch sizes, but only LG's tout full-array local dimming, which may allow its TVs to outperform the others.
Check out the four 2012 TVs so far to score a "10" in each of our four review subratings: Design, Features, Picture quality, and Value.
Both are set to make an appearance at CES, but they've leaked early. And they don't come much slimmer and cube-shaped respectively.
When it arrives later this year, LG's 84LM9600 will be the first TV in the U.S. with a native resolution of 3,840x2,160 pixels -- four times that of current 1080p TVs.
While it's got supermodel looks and pricing to match, the LG LM9600 is unfortunately only an amateur performer.
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The Sony HX850 is a smart-looking Smart TV with sparkling picture quality, making it a front-runner for plasma-phobic videophiles.
The Sony HX850 is a seriously good LCD, and unless there are some surprises in the next months it could walk away with the top prize at the end of the year.
LG's range of televisions will be dominated by LED-backlighting LCDs and features like voice recognition and 3D, while only three models will boast plasma technology.
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