TVs:

Best TVs: 50 - 51 inches

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TVs in this narrow size range are more common than ever, and with good reason. They combine a large, living-room-friendly screen with still-affordable prices. These are the kinds of televisions that a room full of viewers can enjoy, yet won't overwhelm your space.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to technical issues, the order on the list below is currently incorrect. The TVs are not all arranged in descending order of rating. We hope to have the issue resolved shortly.

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Vizio E0i-B series

With picture quality that outdoes that of numerous more-expensive TVs, Vizio's E series likely represents the best value of 2014.

Price: $549.00 - $799.98 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Samsung PNF8500

Samsung's best-performing TV ever, the PNF8500 series pushes the plasma picture quality envelope, especially in bright rooms.

Price: $1,682.00 - $2,399.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Samsung UNF8000

The excellent yet expensive Samsung UNF8000 is a tour de force of LED LCD TV design, features, and picture quality.

Price: $1,599.95 - $2,699.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Samsung UNF5000

Beyond its "dumb" feature set and lack of inputs, the Samsung UNF5000 LED LCD offers plenty of TV for the money.

Price: $177.99 - $270.00 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Samsung UNH6350

Despite picture quality that's just average, the Samsung UNH6350's high-end features and design for a midrange price will win plenty of converts.

Price: $588.13 - $597.99 Check prices

3 stars Good

Samsung UNH6400 series

Although it offers pedestrian picture quality for the price, the Samsung UNH6400 has a wonderful remote, a full feature set, and very sleek design.

Price: $1,199.99 - $1,449.88 Check prices

3 stars Good

Sony KDL-W800B

The Sony KDL-W800B series is a classy television with excellent color and shadow detail, but in pure bang-for-buck terms, its black level can be bettered for much less.

Price: $1,259.70 - $1,499.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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