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Best TVs of 2016: 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.

Sorta-more-affordable OLED is the TV to beat at 55 inches

LG 55EG9100

No TV delivers the same level of picture quality for the price of the LG 55EG9100.

Price: $1,599.00 - $1,999.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

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: $1,499.99 - $1,598.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

LG EF9500

If you have the money and want 55-inch or 65-inch TV today, you should buy the LG EF9500.

Price: $4,794.98 - $4,999.99 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: $329.99 - $369.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

LG EG9600

The incredibly expensive OLED-powered LG EG9600 series delivers the best picture quality we've ever tested.

Price: $4,199.00 - $4,999.99 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: $129.99 - $1,682.26 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: $2,499.00 - $2,599.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

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 - $1,578.00 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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