Best TVs of 2016: 44 - 49 inches


Many people shopping for their first living-room-size TV end up in this size range. They're large enough to satisfy the desire for that big, beautiful high-definition picture, yet not so large that they dominate even smaller rooms. On the other hand, stepping up to a 50-inch size often doesn't cost too much more.

Vizio E series (2015)

If you're looking to maximize your TV dollar and don't care about 4K, it's tough to go wrong with the Vizio E series.

Price: $329.99 - $369.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

TCL S3800 series (Roku TV, 2015)

Despite its "good enough" picture quality, the TCL Roku TV is one of our favorite entry-level sets, thanks to an awesome smart-TV suite and rock-bottom pricing.

Price: $169.99 - $289.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Samsung UNJS8500 series

The Samsung UNJS8500 SUHD TV has a very good picture for an edge-lit LED LCD, but not good enough to justify the price.

Price: $1,497.99 - $1,697.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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