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Best TVs of 2015: 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.

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: $1,498.00 - $1,564.98 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: $399.99 - $479.99 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: $329.00 - $339.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Vizio P2ui-B

Great contrast and a market-busting price, along with a software update that largely fixes its video processing woes, help make the Vizio P series the best 4K value available today.

Price: $1,485.00 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

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: $2,297.99 - $2,497.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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