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CNET Top 5
CNET Top 5
TodayÃ¯Â¿Â½s list almost makes a mockery of the name of this series:
How about Ã¯Â¿Â½The 5Ã¯Â¿Â½.
ThatÃ¯Â¿Â½s about how few good, non
glare HDTVÃ¯Â¿Â½s are out there.
And youÃ¯Â¿Â½re about to meet them.
with the Top 5 non-glare matte screen TVÃ¯Â¿Â½s so you can
watch TV without having to sit in the dark.
#5 is the Toshiba TL515 Series.
Gets a Ã¯Â¿Â½GoodÃ¯Â¿Â½ rating from us,
does the basics well.
ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s an LED LCD with a solid image, but its
off angle viewing suffers more than most, its back lighting was a
little unstable and you can pass on its passive 3D TV tech.
ToshibaÃ¯Â¿Â½s Net TV connected services platform which youÃ¯Â¿Â½re
probably as excited about as the content partners who arenÃ¯Â¿Â½t on
#4 is the Sony KDL-EX720 series.
This is currently SonyÃ¯Â¿Â½s least
expensive TV with both 3D and 240 Hz refresh rate, as well as
their best TV with an anti-glare screen.
We rate it Ã¯Â¿Â½GoodÃ¯Â¿Â½ like the
Its real energy efficient as well, getting our Green Pick
#3 steps us up into the Ã¯Â¿Â½Very GoodÃ¯Â¿Â½ category with the Sharp
Aquos Quattron LE732U series.
ItÃ¯Â¿Â½s a good looking TV but more
than that its a BIG TV.
70Ã¯Â¿Â½ TVÃ¯Â¿Â½s are rare, even in rich folksÃ¯Â¿Â½
homes, but this one could be in yours with a remarkably cheap
price around $2,500 street - -great value on a per acre basis, but
that doesnÃ¯Â¿Â½t include construction costs for reinforcing the side of
your house where you hang it.
#2 is the Samsung LND630 series.
This is the non glare TV you
want it you just want a great picture and donÃ¯Â¿Â½t care about built-in
internet streaming, 3D and LED backlight.
None of that here, but
a good picture in a nice looking case with low glare for a good
Need we go further?
Well, before we do, why are there so few TVÃ¯Â¿Â½s out there with
screen that arenÃ¯Â¿Â½t glossy and annoying?
- A glossy screen will tend to look a little sharper as it lacks the
matte layer that tends to scatter light coming from the set to your
- While a glossy screen attracts reflections like a Kardashians
attract stupid, manufacturers say they contain the reflection
better instead of smearing it around more like a matte screen.
- And finally, glossy screens look shiny and grab your eye in the
Its that simple.
OK, the #1 TV that wonÃ¯Â¿Â½t act like a giant makeup mirror is the LG
This gets you the best image quality in the
Its an LED LCD and has good internet connectivity
On the other hand, its passive 3D technology is
sort of lame and if you get well off angle, the picture goes to
pieces faster than other TV.
But if you want the best picture in a
non-glare TV, this is your guy.
Thanks for CNETÃ¯Â¿Â½s David Katz who personally LOVES non-glare
TVÃ¯Â¿Â½s and I would recommend you always check out his reviews
before you buy any TV or youÃ¯Â¿Â½ll end up buying some horrible
shiny thing and a whole lot of black out curtains to go with it.
For more top 5Ã¯Â¿Â½s like this, got to top5.cnet.com/.
I am Brian
Cooley, thanks for watching.
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