Last updated on November 28th, 2019
Top 5 Best 55 Inch Smart TVs On The Market
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1. How We Chose Our Top 5
More often than not, we hear consumers wish they had chosen a bigger TV, rather than a smaller model. But why? As the level of detail increased with higher-resolution TVs, we gained the ability to put bigger screens in just about any room in the house. We used to sit far enough away from a TV screen so any imperfections in the image wouldn’t be noticeable. That’s not really the case now.
With the extreme lifelike picture of a 4K or 8K TV, even if you sit closer, the precise detail makes it an outstanding experience. Being able to choose a bigger screen, regardless of room size, is the main benefit of 4K and 8K technology. And a 55 inch TV is the beginning of the “larger” TVs that are available on the market.
It’s safe to say that newer smart TVs are becoming more robust in terms of design, picture quality, resolution, and performance. We looked at roughly 30 different TVs for this review but the top 5 that we chose for this review are some of the most popular models on the market right now. We get our information directly from the stores that you would purchase a TV from for yourself. Stores such as Best Buy and Amazon being the main ones.
With the sleek design of modern TVs, larger screens take up much less space than you might think. That’s because the size of the bezel (the outside edge that frames your screen) has become much thinner in recent years, so much so that the dimensions of a new 55 inch TV with a thin bezel are roughly the same as an older 50 inch TV.
Now that we are approaching a new era in smart TV technology, we wanted to choose the best-looking TVs that would look great in any room of the house.
2. Top 5 Best 55 Inch Smart TVs
Samsung Q80R QLED 4K (Best Value)
Samsung Q900 QLED 8K (Best Picture Quality)
Sony Bravia A8G OLED 4K
LG OLED 4K With Alexa Built-In
LG B9 OLED 4K
3. Difference Between LED and OLED
LED (light-emitting diode) TVs are the most popular TV type on the market, delivering excellent overall picture quality. Most LED TVs are edge-lit, which means the lights are located on the edges of the TV. Other LED TVs offer a direct-lit design. Here, the lights are placed on the edges of the TV and behind the screen to deliver better light uniformity.
Another form of LED lighting is called “full array”. This technology includes more numerous lights that are placed behind the screen. The benefit here is not only in the brightness of the TV but also in the ability to dim the screen properly during darker scenes. This is called local dimming, and it can make a big difference in picture quality. LED TVs are a great choice for all lighting conditions, especially well-lit rooms.
OLED (organic light-emitting diode) TVs offer an entirely different technology to light the screen. With these TVs, a thin film of material emits the light that covers the entire screen. Then, each pixel works independently to light up or darken, depending on the image. The benefits are that OLED screens provide an extremely high degree of color accuracy, great contrast, wide viewing angles and a picture that is virtually blur-free.
4. 55 Inch Smart TV FAQ
5. Wrap Up
It’s tough buying a new smart TV these days, especially with how many options there are. This is why we do all the heavy lifting and test, research, and compare for you. We enjoy helping people make a decision when buying something new. It’s a heck of a lot better than staring at a wall with 30+ options to choose from!
Our hope is that this review has made it easier for you to make a decision if you’re looking at 55 inch smart TVs. If you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to leave us a comment below or send us a message on our contact page. You can find our contact page here.
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