The well-equipped Vizio XVT3D650SV is the first passive 3D TV and provides an intriguing alternative to active 3D models, but subpar 2D picture quality hurts its appeal.
The bare-bones Toshiba L5200 series offers respectable value for the money with fine picture quality for an edge-lit LED TV.
The flagship Sony HX850 series lacks the full-array dimming of last year's XBR929 series, relying on an edge-lit LED configuration instead.
Albeit expensive and plagued by issues in 3D, the beautifully styled Sony KDL-NX720 outpaces the picture quality of most other edge-lit LED-based LCD TVs.
Vizio told us that its Google TV-equipped VIA Plus TVs, first announced at CES 2011, would be delayed until fall 2012, and will no longer include a full-array LED backlight.
In 2010, LED-backlit LCD-based flat-panel HDTVs, aka LED TVs, are more common then ever. We go through a few of the myths and legends on these sets.
Some buyers might appreciate its design and features, but the picture quality of the LG LE5500 lags behind other local-dimming LED-based LCDs.
Edge-lit LED technology allows LCD TVs to shrink to just over an inch thick, use less power, and--according to Samsung--preserve or improve upon the picture quality of standard LCD. Here's a look at an "exploded" edge-lit LCD, with all the nitty-gritty exposed.
CNET previews Samsung's new lineup of edge-lit LED-based LCD displays, which are finally starting to appear on store shelves.
CNET reviews the Sony KLV-40ZX1M, an LCD TV that uses edge-lit LED technology, and finds its picture disappointing for such a high price.