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Best TVs of 2014: 52 - 59 inches

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Welcome to the big time. TVs in this size range generally start at 55 inches, seem quite a bit bigger than 50 in person, and offer enough real estate to ensure domination of your home theater. These are the kinds of televisions that demand high-definition content to look their best and reward great source material with immersive, revealing pictures.

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: $471.49 - $580.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Vizio M2i-B series

Excellent picture quality, well thought-out features and distinctive design make the Vizio M-Series seem like a much more expensive TV than it really is.

Price: $469.99 - $594.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Samsung UNHU8550

The Samsung HU8550 offers our favorite combination of picture quality and features in a 4K TV this year, making it a good value despite the high price.

Price: $1,297.99 - $1,497.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

LG 55EC9300

The LG 55EC9300 lives up to the promise of OLED with the best picture quality of any TV we've ever reviewed.

Price: $3,250.00 - $3,499.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

TCL FS4610R (Roku TV)

The best smart-TV suite combined with extremely aggressive pricing makes the TCL Roku TV a phenomenal value despite its so-so picture quality.

Price: $298.00 - $449.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Samsung UNHU9000

The Samsung HU9000 has straight-up great picture quality, design and features, but the gratuitous curved screen adds very little to the viewing experience and way too much to the price.

Price: $2,333.95 - $2,499.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Sony XBR-X900B

If you can stand its speakers, Sony's XBR-X900B will reward you with the best combination of audio and video quality you've ever seen (or heard).

Price: $3,798.00 - $3,799.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Vizio P2ui-B

Despite great contrast and a market-busting price, the Vizio P series has too many picture quality flaws to claim the Holy Grail of 4K TV value.

Price: $1,499.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Panasonic TC-AS530

The Panasonic AS530 series LCD ain't no plasma, but it offers attractive design and decent image quality for a budget price.

Price: $499.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very 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: $1,067.70 - $1,299.99 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: $497.99 - $599.99 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: $897.99 - $1,097.99 Check prices

3 stars Good
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