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Best LED LCD TVs of 2015

Updated

Major TV makers have eliminated the last of the standard "LCD TVs" from product lineups, and now they mostly call them "LED TVs." Their dirty little secret is that an LED TV is just an LCD TV with an LED backlight. At CNET we're officially calling these TVs "LED LCD TVs" not just to confuse you, but in fact to capture the whole messy story as well as possible. No matter what they're called, these are by far the most popular kinds of television now that plasma is dead and OLED is still so expensive. Here are the best LED LCDs we've reviewed recently.

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: $1,498.99 - $1,699.99 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: $358.00 - $374.49 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: $1,799.99 - $1,862.98 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: $2,397.99 - $3,499.99 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: $1,997.99 - $3,999.99 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: $3,799.99 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good

Sony KDL-W850B

Sony's wedge-shaped KDL-W850B TV offers better picture quality, albeit for a higher price, than many big-screen LCDs.

Price: $2,598.00 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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