Philips LED LCD HDTV Series 7000 includes three models with Internet connectivity in the form of Philips NetTV, the 55 inch 55PFL7705D/F7, 46 inch 46PFL7705D/F7 and the 40 inch 40PFL7705D/F7. The other three models of matching sizes, the 55PFL7505D/F7, 46PFL7505D/F7 and 40PFL7505D/F7 do not have this feature. In brief, the notable common features are Full HD for the rich detail of 1920 x 1080 pixels of resolution, 120Hz Clear LCD (frequency) for motion blur removal, an extremely fast LCD response time for motion sharpness, Philips Perfect Pixel HD video engine, SRS TruSurround HD virtual surround sound and finally an Energy Star rating which guarantees lower power costs.
The LG LE5400 series of Full HD (1080p) LED LCD HDTVs has all the advantages that come with full array LED backlighting including a huge dynamic contrast ratio of 4 million:1. This HDTV has an Ethernet connection for Internet sourced entertainment opportunities presented by LG’s NetCast Entertainment Access. It has the capability to shift the family from scheduled viewing to on demanding which allows entertainment to fit around family activities rather than interrupting them. Other highlight features for the LE5400 series are; Wireless 1080p readiness, near elimination of blur by TruMotion 120Hz.
The Toshiba SL400U series is a well featured, competitively priced HD (720p) LED backlit LCD HDTV. It’s Compared side-by-side with other leading brands they display an equally impressive picture yet hold a lower price sticker. The Toshiba SL400U series has four smaller screen size models; the 32 inch 32SL400U, 26 inch 26SL400U, 22 inch 22SL400U and the 19 inch 19SL400U.
The Toshiba UX600U series is another premium featured, competitively priced LED LCD HDTV which should make an impact in shifting Toshiba LCD HDTVs further up the bestseller lists. Compared side-by-side with other leading brands they display an equally impressive picture which is supported by LED backlighting. The UX600U models deliver when it comes to content access coming with a Wi-Fi adapter, customized Internet access to a wide range of services with Toshiba’s Net TV, DLNA network access to digital content stored on PCs and other network attached DLNA compatible devices and HDMI interactive connectivity to A/V components.
Sharp’s LE810UN Series 1080p 120Hz LED Edge-Lit LCD HDTV has its unique AQUOS Quattron Quad Pixel technology which has a fourth sub-pixel color, yellow, to the traditional RGB (red green blue) sub-pixels. The yellow filter allows the LE810UN series to display colors like sparkling golds, Caribbean blues and sunflower yellows that other LCD HDTVs cannot. Our Quattron quad pixel technology guide looks at what benefits this new technology can deliver. The Sharp LE810UN range includes the; 60 inch LC-60LE810UN, 52 inch LC-52LE810UN, 46 inch LC-46LE810UN and the 40 inch LC-40LE810UN .
Sharp’s LE820UN Series 1080p 120Hz LED Edge-Lit LCD HDTV has its unique AQUOS Quattron Quad Pixel technology which has a fourth sub-pixel color, yellow, to the traditional RGB (red green blue) sub-pixels. Having the yellow filter allows the LE820UN series to display colors other LCD HDTVs cannot like sparkling golds, Caribbean blues and sunflower yellows. Our Quattron quad pixel technology guide looks at what benefits this new technology can deliver. The Sharp LE820UN range includes the; 60 inch LC-60LE820UN, 52 inch LC-52LE820UN, 46 inch LC-46LE820UN and the 40 inch LC-40LE820UN .
Sharp’s Quattron quad pixel technology which adds a fourth yellow sub-pixel color allows LE920UN models to display colors other LCD HDTVs cannot although the degree of benefit is debatable. The LEX-Gen panel and LED edge backlighting do however deliver excellent picture quality thanks to an exceptional 6,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio helped by deeper blacks due to less light leakage. The inclusion of AQUOS Net and WiFi connectivity delivers a wide range of customized Internet content. Some may be disappointed with the lack of 24p playback and DLNA for network file streaming.
Sharp’s Quattron quad pixel HDTV technology is without doubt capable of reproducing trillions of colors as compared to billions for conventional LCD HDTVs. The technology also delivers a significant reduction in power consumption and therefore increasingly important smaller carbon footprint.
The LG LE5500 series of Full HD (1080p) LED LCD HDTVs has all the advantages that come with LED backlighting and its close associate local dimming. The backlighting is of the best kind, full array, and have a remarkable dynamic contrast ratio (strong underlying factor of picture quality) of 5 million:1, thanks to the LED backlighting and local dimming. Other highlight features for this series are; Wireless 1080p readiness, near elimination of blur by TruMotion 120Hz and the Internet sourced entertainment opportunities presented by an Ethernet connection and NetCast Entertainment Access.
The LG LX6500 series of 3D ready, LED LCD, Full HD HDTVs is a close sibling of LG’s flagship LX9500 series which was a Cnet Best of CES 2010 nomoniee. The series includes three models; the 55 inch 55LX6500, 47 inch 47LX6500 and 42 inch 42LX6500. These models have a remarkable dynamic contrast ratio of 8 million:1 thanks for features like LED backlighting and local dimming. Other highlight features for this series are Wireless 1080p readiness, rear elimination of blur by TruMotion 240Hz and the Internet sourced entertainment opportunities presented by an Ethernet connection and NetCast Entertainment Access.
The Panasonic VIERA D2 series LED, Full HD (1080p) HDTV is Panasonic’s flagship LCD HDTV series and it’s first (belated) foray into LED backlighting. There are only two models in the series; the 42 inch TC-L42D2 and the 37 inch TC-L37D2. The use of LED lighting brings significant improvement in the contrast ratio (2,000,000:1) over last years models. Panasonic has brought its iPod dock (introduced with the X1 model of last year) to a larger screen size with its inclusion in the D2 series features.
LG’s NFINIA LE7500 Series 1080p LED LCD HDTV includes the 55 inch 55LE7500, 47 inch 47LE7500 and 42 inch 42LE7500. The most notable features of this series are; Edge-lit LED backlighting (with what LG refer to as “basic” local dimming), 120Hz refresh rate for blur reduction, Broadband sourced entertainment options (Netcast Interactive feature suite with Netflix, Vudu, Skype, Napster, YouTube, DivX, AccuWeather, and Yahoo Widgets), DLNA compatibility for network access to music, photos, and video. With optional extras you can take advantage of wireless HD streaming (Wireless Media Hub) and Wi-Fi connectivity (Wi-Fi adapter).
The LG INFINIA LE8500 LED LCD Full HD (1080p) HDTV series includes only two models; the 47 inch 47LE8500 and the 55 inch 55LE8500. They are near identical in specification to the flagship LX9500 models which were a Cnet Best of CES 2010 nominees. The major difference is not being 3D capable. Delivery of the impressive 9 million: 1 dynamic contrast ratio is mostly attributable to the full array LED backlighting, which provides superior backlighting uniformity, and the associated local dimming capability. THX certification provides confidence that the LE8500 models have achieved a high performance benchmark having passed independent testing to published criteria.
The LG INFINIA LX9500 series is LG’s flagship LED LCD Full HD (1080p) HDTV was a CNet Best of CES 2010 nominee. The series is the only 3D ready (no 3D glasses included) one offered by LG and includes only two models; the 47 inch 47LX9500 and the 55 inch 55LX9500. Through local dimming these models are able to achieve a dynamic contrast ratio of 10 million:1 which is the highest quoted value we have seen in a specification to date and a fivefold improvement from last years models.
Samsung’s C6800 series LED LCD HDTVs feature Full HD (1080p) and Samsung’s new technology, Pinpoint Dimming, which brings local dimming, previously only available with full array LED backlighting, to edge-led LED LCD HDTVs. The Samsung C6800 series consists of two models; the 55 inch UN55C6800 and the 46 inch UN46C6800. The C6800 models have a 120 Hz (double normal) refresh rate to reduce blurring of fast motion objects on-screen.