TVs:

Best TVs: 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.

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 - $869.98 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: $1,899.99 - $1,899.99 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: $1,375.00 - $2,699.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

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: $479.72 - $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: $1,197.99 - $1,199.99 Check prices

3 stars 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: $3,298.00 - $3,999.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Samsung UNF9000

Despite excellent all-around picture quality, the Samsung UNF9000 4K TV offers almost no improvement over cheaper 1080p TVs that cost much less.

Price: $2,449.95 - $3,148.19 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: $958.72 - $1,199.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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