Best TVs of 2016: 50 - 51 inches


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.

Vizio M series (2015)

The Vizio M series sits at this year's sweet spot of price and picture, and just happens to be 4K too.

Price: $1,348.00 - $1,898.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

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: $339.99 - $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 UNJU7100 series

The Samsung UNJU7100 delivers the same high level of picture quality as some more expensive models, and beats most competitors for style and features.

Price: $1,949.00 - $1,999.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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