12 Best Tv Consumer Reports 2019 – Top Rated

12 Best Tv Consumer Reports 2019 – Top Rated

With clearance sales for 2018 models now underway and more movies and TV series being presented in 4K and high dynamic range (HDR), this may be a great time to buy a new 4K TV. More than 200 of these older sets are in the Consumer Reports’ TV ratings, and many of them are now at their lowest prices ever. (New 2019 sets haven’t yet arrived in stores.) This article focuses on 65-inch sets, but many of these models are available in 55-inch and smaller sizes, as well.  Below, you’ll find some of the best TVs you can buy. While many of these models are pricey, we’ve also included a great 65-inch 4K set that costs less than $1,000.

Top 12 Tv

Bestseller No. 1
TCL 55S425 55 inch 4K Smart LED Roku TV (2019)
7,972 Reviews
TCL 55S425 55 inch 4K Smart LED Roku TV (2019)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 49 X 28. 4 X 3. 1 inches, TV with stand: 49 X 30. 6 X 8...
  • Smart functionality delivers all your favorite content with over 500, 000 movies and TV episodes,...
Bestseller No. 2
TCL 32S325 32 Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV (2019)
10,515 Reviews
TCL 32S325 32 Inch 720p Roku Smart LED TV (2019)
  • Dimensions (W x H x D): TV without stand: 28.8 x 17.1 x 3.1 Inches, TV with stand: 28.8 x 19 x 6.8 Inches
  • Smart functionality delivers all your favorite content with over 500,000 movies and TV episodes,...
$50.00Bestseller No. 3
Insignia NS-50DF711SE21 50-inch Smart 4K UHD TV - Fire TV Edition - Limited Version
  • Fire TV Edition brings together live-over-the air TV and your streaming content on the home screen....
  • Experience breathtaking 4K Ultra HD picture quality with over 8 million pixels for stunning clarity, deep...
Bestseller No. 4
SAMSUNG 65-inch Class Crystal UHD TU-8000 Series - 4K UHD HDR Smart TV with Alexa Built-in (UN65TU8000FXZA, 2020 Model)
54 Reviews
SAMSUNG 65-inch Class Crystal UHD TU-8000 Series - 4K UHD HDR Smart TV with Alexa Built-in (UN65TU8000FXZA, 2020 Model)
  • CRYSTAL PROCESSOR 4K: This ultra-fast processor transforms everything you watch into stunning 4K.
  • MULTI VOICE: Smart TV with Alexa and Bixby.
$58.48Bestseller No. 5
Samsung UN50RU7100FXZA Flat 50-Inch 4K UHD 7 Series Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility (2019 Model)
7,859 Reviews
Samsung UN50RU7100FXZA Flat 50-Inch 4K UHD 7 Series Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility (2019 Model)
  • Product Dimensions: W/ Stand: 44.3" W x 10.3" D x 28.7" H | W/o Stand: 44.3" W x 2.3" D x 25.6" H
  • 4K UHD Processor: Powerful 4K UHD Processor Optimizes Your TV’s Performance by Upscaling Every Show,...
$80.00Bestseller No. 6
Toshiba TF-55A810U21 55-inch Smart 4K UHD with Dolby Vision and DTS TruSurround TV - Fire TV Edition - Limited Version
  • Fire TV Edition brings together live-over-the air TV, and your streaming content on the home screen....
  • Enhanced 4K HDR picture with an expanded range of contrast and superior brightness.
Bestseller No. 7
TCL 43" Class 5-Series 4K UHD Dolby Vision HDR Roku Smart TV - 43S525
  • Smart functionality offers access to thousands of streaming channels featuring more than 500,000 movies...
  • Pairs 4K Ultra HD picture clarity with the contrast, color and detail of Dolby Vision high dynamic range...
Bestseller No. 8
SAMSUNG QN32Q50RAFXZA Flat 32" QLED 4K 32Q50 Series Smart TV
  • 4K UHD Processor: a powerful processor optimizes your tv’ s performance with 4K picture quality
  • HD: see shades of color that reveal more detail than HDTV can deliver
Bestseller No. 9
Samsung Flat 49-Inch 4K 8 Series UHD Smart TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility - 2019 Model
  • Your purchase includes One 49” Class RU8000 Premium Smart 4K UHD TV, 2019 Model, One remote control...
  • TV dimensions (w/o stand): 43.4” W x 2.3” D x 25.1” H. TV dimensions (with stand): 43.4” W x...
$53.00Bestseller No. 10
LG 65UN7300PUF Alexa Built-In 65" 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV (2020)
  • REAL 4K DISPLAY: Enjoy 4K resolution for your 4K movies and shows. It's clarity in every moment, with...
  • QUAD CORE PROCESSOR 4K: Instant and intelligent. Our Quad Core Processor paints images, action, and color...

You may also notice that there’s a newer TV technology, called OLED TV, that dominates our current TV ratings in the larger size categories. These sets are still pricier than LCD/LED models—though every year that price gap narrows—so you’ll need to decide if it’s worth splurging for a top-performing set. Also, every year top-performing LCD TVs get better, edging closer to OLED TV-like performance. Right now OLED TVs are available from only two brands, LG Electronics and now Sony, so you’ll have fewer choices than you will with LCD-based sets.

Screen Size

Perhaps the most important choice you’re going to make with a new TV is the size of the screen. TV screens are measured diagonally, and they range in size from fewer than 20 inches to more than 80 inches. However, not many people shop at the extremes. Televisions going into kitchens or small bedrooms might measure just 24 to 32 inches, but if you’re shopping for your primary TV, we recommend going bigger—say, a set with a 50- to 65-inch screen. You could consider an even bigger set for spacious family rooms or if you’ll be sitting very far from the TV.

While there are no hard-and-fast rules for determining the right size TV—personal preference, the field of view, and even visual acuity come into play—there are some general guidelines you can use. You can try one of the many online calculators that are available free or apply the following, easy-to-use, equation.

Choose Between HD and Ultra HD

These terms refer to the TV’s native resolution. A regular high-definition (HD) set is also a called a 1080p model because its screen resolution is 1920×1080. That means it has 1,920 pixels horizontally and 1,080 pixels vertically, so it contains roughly 2 million pixels in all. Think of pixels, short for “picture elements,” as the tiny individual dots that make up the TV’s picture.

Ultra-high definition (UHD) TVs, also called 4K TVs, have screen resolutions of 3840×2160, so they contain 8 million pixels or four times the number of individual pixels as an HD set. The more densely packed array of pixels in UHD sets makes them capable of greater picture detail. The benefits of a UHD TV are more apparent in larger screen sizes—say, 65 inches and above—or when you’d like to sit closer to the TV than you could with a 1080p set.

High Dynamic Range (HDR)

As we previously noted, perhaps the TV industry’s biggest buzzword is high dynamic range or HDR. When done right, HDR boosts a TV’s brightness, contrast, and color, making the pictures on the screen look more like real life.

As you can see in the dramatized image below, when HDR is at work, you’ll see details that might not otherwise be obvious, from the texture of the brick on a shady walkway to nuances in the white clouds in a daytime sky.

You’ll also see brighter, more realistic “specular highlights,” which are glints of light, such as the sun’s reflection off a car’s chrome bumper or an airplane wing. With HDR, those highlights pop; without it, they wouldn’t stand out against other bright objects. HDR does all that by increasing the contrast between the brightest whites and the darkest blacks a TV can produce. That’s where the “dynamic range” in the name comes from.

Check the Viewing Angle

Despite many improvements, most LCDs still have a fairly significant shortcoming: limited viewing angle. (OLED TVs have virtually unlimited viewing angles, just like plasma TVs did.) That means the picture looks its best only from a fairly narrow sweet spot right in front of the screen. We recommend checking the viewing angle by watching a TV from off to the side, and from above and below the main part of the image. As you move away from the center of the screen, the image can dim, lose contrast and color accuracy, or look washed out.

 

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