Best LED TVs 2014
LED TV reviews 2014 will remind you that buying a LED TV is a major decision. LED TVs are expected to last, and are costly, which is why it is important to take a look at only the best LED TVs 2014 to make sure that you are getting the right choice.
It is not that easy to choose one though, what with the various specifications you need to take a look at. Here are some of the things to consider when looking for the best LED TV 2014.
For starters, contrast ratio should be at least 10000:1. This ensures vivid colors. The resolution should also be at least 1080p.
Bigger is not always better, but when it comes to LED TVs, it usually is. You can go for the 32 inch variety if you’ll only be around 6 feet from the screen, but for anything more than that, you’ll want a bigger TV.
HDMI is of course a must but you should also consider the other devices that you’d want to connect to your TV.
Smart TV Capabilities
The best LED TV 2014 should have streaming and SMART TV capabilities that would make access to Hulu, and Netflix possible.
Here is a list of the top rated LED TVs in 2014:
|Product||Available screen sizes||Price||Our rating||Best Price on:|
|LG Electronics 47LB5800 Smart LED TV||32-47 inch||$$||A+||AMAZON.COM|
|Samsung UN48H6350 Smart LED TV||32-75 inch||$$$||B+||AMAZON.COM|
|Sharp LC-70LE65OU Aquos HD Smart LED TV||60-80 inch||$$$$$||A||AMAZON.COM|
|LG Electronics 42LB6300 Smart LED TV||42-65 inch||$$||B||AMAZON.COM|
|Sony KDL40W600B Smart LED TV||40, 48 inch||$$||B+||AMAZON.COM|
|Sharp LC-60EQ10U Aquos Q Smart LED TV||60, 70 inch||$$$$||A||AMAZON.COM|
The47LB5800 1080p 47-inch Smart 60Hz LED TV by LG Electronics is a high performing full HD TV that does not fall short on brightness and crispness. Apart from boasting of streaming functionality upon delivering first-rate picture quality and other content entertainment, it provides easy access to networks such as HULU, NetFlix, Amazon, and Youtube.
It features 1 composite, 1 component, 1 digital audio out, 1 LAN, 1 headphone, 1 PC audio, 120 effective motion clarity index, 4 USB 2.0 ports, 3 HDMI 1.4, and 1 RF, 50-60 frequency response curve, 60 Hz native refresh rate, built-in subwoofer, direct LED backlight, and MCI 120 LG Technology. It comes with a universal remote control that operates on 2 AA batteries.
The 47LB5800 can be easily be synced with other AV receivers. It features superior picture quality, promises no motion blur and meets Energy Star specifications. It is quite convenient to install and mount as well. This TV also makes recommendations on programs based on your viewing history. That said, despite its app selection being in need of improvement and not featuring smart functionality, it is still a frontrunner in LED TVs.
The UN48H6350 1080p 48-inch LED TV is definitely one of best LED TVs 2014. It was designed to be smarter and faster. Since it is backed by a Quad Core Processor, you can expect impressive performance. Picture quality is excellent; images are vivid and colorful.
It features 120 Hz native refresh rate and 240 clear motion rate. It has 3 USB 2.0 ports, 4 HDMI, 1 composite, 1 component, ConnectShare Movie, Eco sensor, premium DTS sound and screen mirroring, and Smart functionality (Smart Central 3.0, Smart Guide, apps, and mobile connectivity). It features a LED edge-lit backlight. It comes with a universal remote control that operates on 2 AA batteries.
Samsung’s UN48H6350 is a consumer-favorite because it is easy to install, comes with wide color enhancer, promises great picture quality, reduces lag, privileges users with smoother navigation, and meets Energy Star specifications. Even though there are some who are complaining that the images on screen can sometimes appear distorted due to the size, it remains an LED TV that offers superior performance.
LC-70LE65OU 1080p 70-inch Aquos HD Smart 120 Hz LED TV by Sharp, backed by Quattron technology and a dual core processor, offers sharp, crystal-clear, and captivating images. Wi-Fi connectivity through it is easy to configure and the picture quality is exceptional.
It features 120 Hz native refresh rate, 2 USB 2.0 ports, 4 HDMI, RS 232-C, 1 PC input, 1 MHL, 25-watt audio, 4k content playback, 60 frequency response curve, built-in WIFI, LED edge-lit backlight, Smart functionality (Smart Central 3.0, Smart Guide, apps, and mobile connectivity), split screen TV, and wallpaper mode. To top it all off, it comes with a universal remote control and can be operated on 2 AA batteries.
Consumers like Sharp’s LC-70LE65OU because it has 14% more screen area, can easily be synced with other AV receivers, comes with an advanced pixel structure, features automatic brightness adjustment, and promises no motion blurs. Even though it comes with a bunch of minor setbacks such as audio quality being satisfactory and having a soap opera effect at the start, it is still present in the best of 2014 LED TVs category.
LG’s 42LB6300 1080p 48-inch LED TV is one of the best LED TVs 2014 too. This TV, just like most from LG, is known for producing crisp and clear images. It features 120 Hz native refresh rate, 20-watt audio and 600 effective motion clarity index. It comes with built-in Wi-Fi and direct LED backlight. It also has Smart functionality (Smart Central 3.0, Smart Guide, apps, and mobile connectivity). The package comes with an LC Magic remote control and can operate on 2 AA batteries.
What consumers love about the LG Electronics 42LB6300, according to LED TV reviews 2014 is that it allows easy transfer of content to any compatible mobile device. It can easily be synced with other AV receivers. It also comes with decent audio quality and promises consistent superior quality at different angles and no motion blur. It is quite easy to mount. The downside to it is that it can be difficult to set it up at the start. Once the user gives it time, however, it can be smooth to operate.
The Sony KDL40W600B has a 60 Hz native refresh rate, DLNA support and media player. It also features a LED edge-lit backlight, Motionflow XR 240, Smart functionality (Smart Central 3.0, Smart Guide, apps, and mobile connectivity), and X-Reality Picture Pro Analyzer. Connectivity features include 3 USB 2.0 ports, MHL and 4 HDMI ports.
The KDL40W600B is easy to install, comes with natural color transitions, loads contents fast, is PlayStation-ready (no additional hardware is needed), and promises excellent viewing from different angles and no motion blurs. Even though it comes with limited apps, poorly positioned HDMI slots, and a short power cord, it remains a leader in its class.
Since it offers to introduce lifelike pictures, watching shows and movies on KDL40W600B 1080p 40-inch Smart 60 Hz LED TV by Sony is like looking at things through a window. With it producing images in refined color, each scene unfolds with crisp and clear detail.
LC-60EQ10U 1080p 60-inch Aquos Q Smart 240 Hz LED TV by Sharp shows ultra HD 3840 x 2160, has a dynamic contrast ratio of 10 million to 1, and operates on Quattron Technology. Unlike most TVs that only incorporate blue, red, and green, it grants the privilege of showing yellow. Thus, you can expect it to provide sharp and high quality images, as well as 33% additional subpixels.
Connectivity features include 2 USB 2.0 ports, 4 HDMI, RS 232-C, a PC input and MHL. It has 20-watt audio and built-in speakers. It features a 240 Hz native refresh rate, 60 frequency response curve and LED edge-lit backlight, Smart functionality (Smart Central 3.0, Smart Guide, apps, and mobile connectivity), and wallpaper mode.
What many consumers like about the LC-60EQ10U by Sharp is that it comes with 20% more screen area, can be easily synced with other AV receivers, consumes less power (compared to other LED TVs under a similar category), and is packed with additional features such as child lock controls, noise-reducing features, and sleep timer. It can be difficult to install and mount, and is heavy, it is still considered one of the finest LEDs in 2014. It comes with a universal remote control and can be operated using 2 AA batteries.
E500i-B1 1080p 50-inch Smart HDTV LED by VIZIO, from the latest E-Series models, is regarded as one of top the TVs in the best LED TVs 2014. With built-in Ethernet and Wi-Fi connections, it lets you in on the most recent TV shows, music, and movies from premium networks including VUDU, Amazon, NetFlix, HULU, Pandora, and Youtube.
It features Internet Apps Plus (VIZIO), and Smart functionality (Smart Central 3.0, Smart Guide, apps, and mobile connectivity). It features 120 MCI, 16 active LED zones, backlight scanning. Also, it comes with a universal remote control and can be operated using 2 AAA batteries.
With VIZIO’s E500i-B1, what numerous consumers prefer is that it comes with deep black levels and ultra-high contrast, is easy to mount, offers superior light uniformity, promises superior picture quality and no motion blur, reduces lag, and meets Energy Star specification. That said, even though it does not allow adjustment of the motion compensation feature and its Wi-Fi strength is only at 2.4 GHZ (which can be unreliable), it is still among the top on the best LED TVs list.