Best LED TVs

LED TVs are actually flat panel LCD sets that use LEDs for back-lights instead of CCFL tubes to illuminate the screen. The good news is that newer models are better-performing, thinner, brighter, and cheaper than LCD models from just a few years ago.

With plasma TVs being phased out, virtually all models now use LED technology. The exception being new OLED TVs which use the latest OLED technology, although there are very few in existence yet.

For this article we focused only on LED HDTVs with the standard 1080p resolution instead of models with features including 4K displays or 3D capabilities.

We graded dozens of LED TVs on picture quality, 3D performance if available, viewing angle, features, and more plus factored in other user reviews and price to come up with our final ratings.

Below is our list and reviews of the best LED TVs broken up into three different groups based on size.


55-Inch and Bigger


8.6
#1)

Samsung UN65J6300

Best 65″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $1399.99
Size & Type: 65″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 120
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $43.6


8.5
#2)

LG 55LF6300

Best 55″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $797.99
Size & Type: 55″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 120
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Wide
Energy Cost Per Year*: $15.62


8.5
#3)

Vizio E65-C3

Best Value 65″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $998
Size & Type: 65″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 240
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $36.18


8.5
#4)

LG 60LF6100

Estimated Price: $897.99
Size & Type: 60″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 120
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $20.66


8.4
#5)

LG 65LF6300

Estimated Price: $1397.99
Size & Type: 65″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 120, 60
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Wide
Energy Cost Per Year*: $22.01


8.3
#6)

Samsung UN60J6200

Best 60″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $947.99
Size & Type: 60″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 120
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $32.39


8.3
#7)

TCL 55FS3700

Best Cheap 55″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $548
Size & Type: 55″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 120
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $22.73


8.3
#8)

Vizio E70-C3

Best 70″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $1299.99
Size & Type: 70″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 480
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $36.42


43″ – 54″


8.9
#1)

Vizio E48-C2

Best 48″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $490
Size & Type: 48″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 240
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Wide
Energy Cost Per Year*: $12.44


8.7
#2)

Samsung UN50J6200

Best 50″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $647.99
Size & Type: 50″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 120
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $21.14


8.6
#3)

Samsung UN48J5500

Estimated Price: $697.99
Size & Type: 48″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 60
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $14.65


8.5
#4)

Sony Bravia KDL-50W800C

Best 50″ 3D LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $798
Size & Type: 50″ LED 3D HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 960
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: C
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Narrow
Energy Cost Per Year*: $17.23


8.5
#5)

LG 43LF6300

Best 43″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $547.99
Size & Type: 43″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 120
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: A
Viewing Angle: Wide
Energy Cost Per Year*: $12.53


8.5
#6)

Vizio E43-C2

Best Cheap 43″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $388
Size & Type: 43″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 240
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Wide
Energy Cost Per Year*: $10.84


8.5
#7)

LG 50LF6100

Estimated Price: $597.99
Size & Type: 50″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 120
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $17.98


8.4
#8)

TCL 48FS3700

Best Cheap 48″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $428
Size & Type: 48″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 120
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $19.2


8.3
#9)

Vizio E50-C1

Best Value 50″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $528
Size & Type: 50″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 240
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $17.57


8.3
#10)

TCL 50FS3800

Best Cheap 50″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $439.99
Size & Type: 50″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 120
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $21.86


42-Inch and Smaller


8.7
#1)

Samsung UN40J6200

Best 40″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $427.99
Size & Type: 40″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 120, 60
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Moderate
Energy Cost Per Year*: $18.12


8.6
#2)

Vizio E40-C2

Best Value 40″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $359.99
Size & Type: 40″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 120
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Wide
Energy Cost Per Year*: $11.17


8.6
#3)

LG 42LF5800

Best 42″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $427.99
Size & Type: 42″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 60
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Wide
Energy Cost Per Year*: $14.53


8.6
#4)

LG 32LF5600

Best 32″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $267.99
Size & Type: 32″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 60
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: C
Viewing Angle: Wide
Energy Cost Per Year*: $7.97


8.5
#5)

Vizio E32-C1

Best Value 32″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $248
Size & Type: 32″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 120
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Wide
Energy Cost Per Year*: $12.09


8.4
#6)

LG 22LF4520

Best 22″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $167.99
Size & Type: 22″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 60
Picture Quality: A
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: C
Viewing Angle: Wide
Energy Cost Per Year*: $4.74


8.3
#7)

TCL 40FS3850

Best Cheap 40″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $347.99
Size & Type: 40″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1920×1080 / 120
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Narrow
Energy Cost Per Year*: $11.51


8
#8)

TCL 32S3800

Best Cheap 32″ LED HDTV
Estimated Price: $199.99
Size & Type: 32″ LED HDTV
Resolution / Refresh Rate: 1366×768 / 60
Picture Quality: B
4K Ultra HD Performance: NA
3D Performance: NA
Features: B
Viewing Angle: Narrow
Energy Cost Per Year*: $12.87


* Energy cost per year – we estimated the energy cost per year based on 5 hours a day turned on and 19 hours off (or standby mode). The figures were based on using a TV optimized for the best picture quality, not on an energy-saving mode.

If you need more information or purchasing advice see our television buying guide. You might also be interested in our reviews of the Best Overall TVs, 4K TVs, 3D TVs, OLED TVs, or Plasma TVs.


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