Best 1080p LED/LCD TVs 40-Inches and Larger

Flat panel televisions are now the norm on store shelves and in consumers' homes. Although LCD and OLED TVs are available, LCD TVs are actually the most popular selling TVs. For a list of some of my LCD TV favorites in the 40-Inch and larger screen size, check out the following selections. Also, be sure to check out my suggestions for LCD flat panel televisions in the 32 to 39-Inch, 26 to 29-inch, and 24-Inch and Smaller screen sizes.

Also, if 3D is an important option for you, I have additional suggestions in my 3D TV list.

NOTE: The product entries for LCD and LED/LCD TVs are updated periodically with new units and reviews to keep them current.

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Best Overall: The Samsung UNK6250 Series Curved Screen LED/LCD TVs

Samsung UN55K6250 1080p Curved Screen LED/LCD TV
Samsung UN55K6250 1080p Curved Screen LED/LCD TV. Image courtesy of Amazon.com

Although 4K gets all the hype, there are still some great 1080p TVs available. If you can't quite make the jump yet, then the Samsung UNK6250 series might just the ticket.

Behind is stylish thin bezel curved screen, the UNK6250 Series LED/LCD TVs feature an LED-edge lit panel (supported by micro-dimming), 1080p native display resolution, and 120Hz ClearMotion processing. The sets deliver a very good image quality and provide all the connectivity (including 3 HDMI and 2 USB inputs) you need to plug in your Blu-ray Disc player, cable, and/or satellite box, and USB compatible devices.

Also using either a wired Ethernet connection or convenient Wifi, the UNK6250 series provides access to Netflix and a host of internet streaming services via Samsung's Smart Hub/Smart Apps, built on the Tizen platform, as well as content stored on your PC or compatible media server.

This series also provides a full web browser, as well as built-in Bluetooth (compatible with Bluetooth headsets and Samsung Bluetooth-enabled Sound bars), Screen Mirroring (Miracast - SmartView 2.0).

NOTE: This set is available in the 49 and 55-inch screen sizes with the same features and performance. Buy from Amazon »

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Best Flat Screen: Sony KDL-W650D Series 1080p LED/LCD TVs

Sony KDL-W650D Series 1080p LED/LCD TV
Sony KDL-W650D Series 1080p LED/LCD TV. Image courtesy of Amazon.com

The Sony KDL-W650D series are stylish1080p LCD TVs that are complement for most room decor.

In terms of picture quality they incorporate Direct LCD backlighting (no local dimming, however), for even black levels across that entire screen, as well as a 60Hz screen refresh rate supplemented by XR240 Motion Flow processing. Additional image quality support is provided by Sony's XReality Pro video processing and upscaling feature.

Physical connectivity includes 2 HDMI and 2 USB inputs for accessing audio, video, and still image content from compatible USB devices.

In addition, the KDL-W650D series provides network connectivity via both Eihernet/LAN and Wifi, which is complemented by Miracast (Screen Mirroring). Miracast allows direct sharing of video content and photos from compatible smartphones and tablets...

Three Screen sizes are available:

KDL-40W650D (40-inches), KDL-48W650D (48-inches), and KDL-55W650D (55-inches) Buy from Amazon »

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Best Bang For The Buck: Vizio D-Series 1080p LED/LCD TVs

Vizio D-Series 1080p LED/LCD TV Example
Vizio D-Series 1080p LED/LCD TV Example. Image provided by Vizio

Vizio's D-Series 40-inch and larger 1080p TVs offer up a lot of features and good image quality in a variety of screen sizes.

For added picture quality support all the sets include 120Hz refresh rates with added Clear Action motion processing for a 240Hz-like effect (depending on the model), built-in WiFi and Vizio's Internet Apps Plus Smart TV platform (depending on model) and Full Array LED Backlight.

The inclusion of Full-Array backlighting provides black levels that are deeper and more uniform across the entire screen surface, unlike edge-lit technology used in many inexpensive LCD TVs which is subject to white "blotching" and "corner spotlighting". Also, to provide even greater control of blacks and whites, the Vizio D-Series full-array backlit sets in screen sizes 40-inches and up feature from five to 16 independently controlled active LED local dimming zones.

For Audio, all of Vizio's D-Series TVs have built-in speakers, but can easily be connected to an, can also be connected to an external audio system, such as a sound bar or home theater receiver via either analog, digital optical, HDMI Audio Return Channel audio output options (or all three - depending on model).

Vizio's D-Series TVs are available in screen sizes ranging from 40 to 70-inches. Buy from Amazon »

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Best For Cord Cutters: TCL FP110 Series LED/LCD TVs With Roku Built-in

TCL FP110 Series 1080p Roku TV
TCL FP110 Series 1080p Roku TV. Image provided by Amazon.com

TCL has a line of the 1080p LED/LCD TVs that offer a little something extra that is great for cord-cutters or those that get most of their TV program via the internet: The Roku operating system is built-in (no extra plug-in box or stick required).

The Roku system offers access to over 3,500 internet streaming channel offerings, including the usual selections, such as Netflix, but also includes additional services, such as SlingTV.

Via connection to an internet router using either Ethernet or WiFi, users can access an abundance of online TV, movie, and music streaming content without connection to an external media streaming box, plug-in media streaming Stick, antenna, cable, or satellite service (although connections are provided for those content access options as well). However, keep in mind that even though the TV will allow you access to a lot of channels - not all of the channels are free, some may require a pay-per-view fee or a pre-paid monthly subscription.

Additional connectivity also includes HDMI and other inputs and you need to connect your Blu-ray Disc, DVD player, or other video source device, a well as audio output options for connection to your home theater audio system. A USB port is also included for access to digital media content on flash drives or other compatible devices.

For added convenience, can also set back on your couch and share audio, video, or still image content on your smartphone and see/hear it on the big TV screen.

TCL FP110 Series LED/LCD TVs With Roku Built-in are available in the 43 and 49-inch screen sizes. Buy from Amazon »

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Solid Basics: LG 55LH5750 55-inch LED/LCD Smart TV

LG 55LH5750 55-inch LED/LCD Smart TV
LG 55LH5750 55-inch LED/LCD Smart TV. Image provided by LG Electronics

It is always great to have the latest and the greatest, but sometimes the price is just too high. On the other hand an affordable TV that provides solid basics may just the right solution for your viewing pleasure.

With that in mind, consider the 55-inch LG 55LH5750 TV.

First off, you don't get 4K or 3D, this set provides 1080p display resolution additionally supported by LED backlighting and 60Hz screen refresh rate, which provides bright, colorful images.

However, along with strong basic performance and physical connectivity (including 2 HDMI and 1 USB ports), the LH5750 also includes Smart TV features that allow easy access to streaming content (including Netflix, Vudu, HuluPlus, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube, Pandora, Spotify, and more...) via Ethernet or Wifi connections. Buy from Amazon »

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Largest Screens: Sony KDL-W850C Series 1080p LED/LCD TVs

Sony KDL-W850C Series 1080p LED/LCD TV
Sony KDL-W850C Series 1080p LED/LCD TV. Image provided by Sony

Although the Sony KDL-W850C series came out in 2015, Sony has not replaced them with equivalent sized 1080p TVs for 2016, so they are still in Sony's inventory..

The W850C series feature and LED Full Array Backlit screens, which provides more even black levels across that entire screen (the edge light alternative can result in some spotlighting in the corners and uneven black levels), as well as Sony's XR960 Motion Flow processing. . In addition, the W850C series also provides both 2D and 3D viewing capability.

Physical connectivity includes 4 HDMI inputs Including one MHL-enabled input. and a USB input for accessing content from compatible USB devices.

Of course, both ATSC and QAM tuners are included. The ATSC tuner allows reception of the over-the-air HDTV signals and the QAM tuner allows Digital/HD-cable (non-premium channels) reception.

In addition, the W850C series provides network connectivity via both Ethernet/LAN and Wifi which complemented by the Google Android TV internet streaming platform, as well as access to Google Cast, and PlayStation Now (game controller required). Also, the sets include Miracast (screen mirroring).

Audio hasn't been neglected (although an external audio system is always the best option). However, the set does incorporate Sony's S-Force Front Surround Sound, which provides improved sound quality from the TV's built-in speaker system, and both a subwoofer output and a headphone jack.

Two Screen sizes available:

KDL-75W850C (75-inches) - KDL-65W850C (65-inches) Buy from Amazon »

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Best Price For The Size: Sharp LC-60N5100U (Made By Hisense)

Sharp LC-60N5100U 60-inch 1080p Smart LED/LCD TV
Sharp LC-60N5100U 60-inch 1080p Smart LED/LCD TV. Image courtesy of Amazon.com

If you are looking for a basic 1080p LCD TV, but with a large screen, you have to check out the Sharp LC-60N5100U. This set incorporates a 60-inch screen within slim thin-bezel frame.

The core features of the LC-60N5100U include 1080p native display resolution, 60Hz screen refresh rate, and LED lighting.

The 60N5100U also features 3 HDMI inputs, as well as network connectivity via Ethernet or Wifi connection. This provides access to internet content from providers, such as Netflix. YourTube, and Pandora. The 60N5100U can also access media content stored on flash drives (accessible by 2 USB ports) or your PC.

The Sharp Brand (for TVs) is owned and manufactured by Hisense. Buy from Amazon »

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Best For Outdoors: SunBrite SB-5570HD 55-inch LCD TV

SunBriteTV Signature Series SB-4670HD 46-inch Outdoor TV
Image of the SunBriteTV Signature Series SB-4670HD 46-inch Outdoor LED/LCD TV. Image provided SunBriteTV

The SunBrite SB-5570HD is a specially designed 46-inch LCD TV that is optimized for outdoor use. The SB-5570HD incorporates a fortified anti-glare screen, sealed wiring compartment, and both a built-in cooling and heating system, enabling it to handle temperatures from minus 24 degrees to 122 degrees Fahrenheit. This set is also designed to resist rain, dust, insects, and salt air.

The SB-5570HD has a 1080p display resolution, supported by a 60Hz refresh rate, and 4,000:1 contrast ratio. Inputs include two HDMI, Composite, S-Video, and PC monitor inputs. In addition a built-in ATSC/QAM is provided for reception of over-the-air digital and HD broadcasts signals, as well as unscrambled HD cable signals. Buy from Amazon »

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Honorable Mention: Samsung UNJ6300 Series Smart TVs

Samsung UNJ6300 Series Smart TV
Samsung UNJ6300 Series Smart TV. Image provided by Samsung

The Samsung UNJ6300 Series LED/LCD TVs feature a stylish edge-to-edge screen design,  LED-edge lit panel with micro-dimming, 1080p native display resolution, and 120Hz ClearMotion processing. The sets features 4 HDMI and 3 USB inputs so you can  plug in your Blu-ray Disc player, cable, and/or satellite box, and USB compatible devices.

The J6300 series also features a wired Ethernet connection or convenient WiFi, providing convenient access to Netflix and a host of internet streaming services via Samsung's Smart Hub/Smart Apps, built on the Tizen platform, as well as content stored on your PC or compatible media server. This series also provides a full web browser, as well as built-in Bluetooth, Screen Mirroring (Miracast), and Wifi Direct.

NOTE: This set is available in the 50, 55, 60, 65, and 75 inch screen sizes with the same features and performance. Buy from Amazon »

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