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The Ten Best TV Deals

Tons of great TV deals on the market today, this list has some of the best deals.

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The TV market is booming and there are tons of offering on the market today. There are multiple screen sizes to allow the user to get the screen that is perfect for their space. There are many different technologies in the TV market today too.
You can get plasma HDTVs, LED HDTVs, and LCD HDTVs. All of the different technologies will work for most folks, but there are some differences. The best image quality and color is generally had on LED backlit sets and the LED HDTVs typical consume less power than other sets too. The LCD HDTV is the standard set that had been around for a long time now. These sets use a different backlight than LED TVs and they consume more power and generally have less image quality than the LED sets.


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The third major tech on the market is plasma. Plasma sort of went away for a while and has made a comeback over the last few years. The benefit of many plasma sets is more brightness and contrast than other HDTVs. You can get 3D sets in these lines of offerings too, just be sure you have enough glasses and a 3D source before you buy.

Most of the HDTVs today will support 1080p, but there are still a few that stop at 720p. Many people can’t tell the difference between 1080p and 720p content, but once you get to larger screen sizes the differences are obvious. Smart TVs are big on the TV market today and will allow you access to web features on the big screen. You will find sets in various price ranges that are Smart TVs

Generally when shopping for a TV I suggest people start with an appropriate screen size and then buy based on budget. The higher the contrast ratio, the better your image will be. This is hard to figure out though with dynamic contrast numbers varying greatly. Refresh rate on TVs is given in Hz. The higher the refresh, generally the better the image looks on the screen during fast action. Read on for some of my picks for the best TVs of 2011 thus far.

1. LG 32LE5300 32-inch - The 32-inch screen size is still among the most popular on the market. This is a good catchall size that will generally fit in any room. This set has a 120Hz refresh rate, is LED backlit, and supports up to 1080p resolution. It has a 3M:1 contrast ratio and several other features. This is a nice all around set that can be purchased for about $800.

2. Philips 22PFL4505D/F7 22-inch 720p TV - This little TV is perfect for the desk, kitchen or a small dorm room or office. The 22-inch screen makes for a decent computer screen and the TV is cheap at under $190. You only get 720p resolution with this set, but on such a small screen, that is plenty. The TV uses LED lighting and has dual HDMI input for multiple components.

3. Vizio XVT323SV 32-inch Smart TV - This little 32-inch HDTV has Smart TV functionality to allow you to connect to the web. It is LED backlit and sells for about $575. The LED backlighting I Vizio Razor tech with automatic dimming and the set has integrated 802.11n WiFi for connecting to a home network. The TV also has a Bluetooth universal remote with a QWERTY keyboard. The contrast ratio is 1M:1 and it has 4 HDMI inputs.

4. Sony Bravia KDL40HX800 40-inch 1080p 3D-ready TV - Sony has some of the most popular HDTVs on the market. This set has a larger 40-inch screen and 240Hz refresh. It supports 1080p resolution and is 3D ready if you add 3D glasses and a source. The set has the Bravia Engine 3 video processor and four HDMI inputs. The screen supports Deep Black and has optional WiFi to support streaming video from the web. This TV is packed with lots more tech and features including 5.1 audio out and support for 24p frame rate films.

5. Samsung UN46C6300 46-inch 1080p HDTV - This Samsung set supports 120Hz refresh rate and full 1080p resolution for about $1,700. The TV has support for ConnectShare Movies, 10W speakers, and four HDMI inputs. The screen is a larger size perfect for those wanting to get a big screen. The TV has Ethernet connectivity and a PC input as well. It is LED backlit.

6. Samsung UN46D6400 46-inch 3D Ready smart TV - This TV is packed with features. It is 3D ready, supports 1080p Resolution and has Samsung Smart TV. The Smart TV allows you to connect to the web and stream video and audio from websites. The TV also has access to apps for gaming and lots more. It has four HDMI inputs and supports 1080p resolution. The TV is LED backlit and the contrast ratio is 40,000:1.

7. Panasonic Viera TC-P42GT25 Plasma 1080p 3D TV - This is the first plasma TV on my list. I am a fan of plasma tech and this is a nice set to showcase the technology at about $1,700. The screen is 41.6-inches and it has 1080p resolution. The TV supports full HD 3D content and it has three HDMI inputs. The contrast ratio is native 5M:1. The image quality should be very good on this TV.

8. Toshiba 55G6300U 55-inch 1080p LCD HDTV - This TV uses LCD technology and has a big 55-inch screen. The screen is full 1080p resolution and has a 120Hz refresh rate. The backlight has DynaLight tech to adjust as needed automatically and get better color and deeper blacks. The set has four HDMI inputs and an optical audio output. The TV also has a USB port and can be used like a digital picture frame.

9. Sharp Aquos LC-60E78UN 60-inch 1080p LCD HDTV - A LCD TV with a 60-inch screen is just about as large as you can get your hands on. This TV sells for about $1,500 and has a 120Hz refresh rate. The TV has four HDMI inputs, dual component inputs, and a PC input. It also has RS-232 ports and audio output. This TV is light on features and big on screen size for the price.

10. Vizio M550NV 55-inch LCD TV - This 55-inch screen Vizio HDTV has full 1080p resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate. The TV sells for about $1,300. The set is LED backlit and supports Vizio Internet Apps. It has WiFi integrated and four HDMI puts. The refresh rate for the set is 120Hz and it has a 1M:1 dynamic contrast ratio. This is a full featured TV at a very reasonable price considering the screen size.


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