JVC LT-42EM73 42 inch 1080p 60Hz LED-LCD HDTV

FEATURES:

• Large 42 inch flat panel screen
• 1080p HD resolution
• Wide vertical and horizontal viewing angles
• 60 Hz with 6.5 response time
• 2 HDMI inputs
• PC compatible
• 1 USB port
• 1,000,000:1 Dynamic contrast ratio
• Energy efficient

REMOTE: RM-C1240

RATING: 4.3 out of 5 stars

Welcome to a review of the JVC LT-42EM73 42 inch 1080p 60Hz LED-LCD HDTV. Looking for a large screen TV that has plenty of features, high definition resolution and a low price tag? This model by JVC, although not a Smart TV, has the most important features necessary to enjoy TV viewing with excellent performance. This large screen TV has a very slim design, with clean lines, and is easily placed on a stand or mounted on the wall. With wide viewing angles, you can watch TV from almost any vantage point in the room. Equipped with 2 HDMI ports and 1 USB port, there are plenty of options for connecting external equipment. A VGA port is available for connection to a PC for those wanting to use the large screen as a monitor. There is also a headphone output to listen to the TV or music without disturbing others.

The part number for the remote control is RM-C1240.

With 1080p high definition resolution and a 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, you will enjoy stunning picture quality with clarity, vibrant colors and enhanced contrast ratio. For game playing, 120 Hz is generally preferred to reduce motion blur but you’ll find that this model, with 60 Hz and a 6.5 response time, is adequate for playing games. This model has 2 built-in speakers, each with 8 watts capacity. Although perfectly suitable for TV watching, to achieve surround sound like a movie theater, most users will connect a soundbar or receiver to enhance the sound and deliver more clean, crisp sound with more depth and clarity. Users interested in environmental issues will be pleased to note that this model is certified energy efficient. The biggest drawback for users appears to be that the DirectTV remote cannot be used nor is there any code to make it useable. Otherwise, you get a lot of bang for your buck with this model, a purchase you will be happy you made.

PROS:
• Inexpensive
• High definition resolution
• Wide vertical viewing angles
• 2 HDMI inputs

CONS:
• Not able to use DirectTV remote, no code
• Sound could use improvement

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HISENSE H5 SMART HDTV SERIES

FEATURES:

• 1080p High definition resolution
• Built-in WiFi and Ethernet
• Built-in apps
• 3 HDMI inputs
• 2 USB ports
• Parental control
• Digital noise reduction
• Smart remote control

REMOTE: EN-33926A

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars

Welcome to a review of the Hisense H5 Smart HDTV Series. The Hisense H5 HDTV series has all the newest technology and features for the modern day shopper, at remarkably low prices. All the TVs are thin, streamlined, and stylish to fit in with any decor. 3 HDMI inputs give you the means to connect a blu-ray player, cable/satellite box, gaming console, and more. 2 USB ports provide you the flexibility to enjoy not only photos or music, but also HD movie files directly into your TV via USB. Access to the internet is easy and a web browser is a key feature. You will have access to Pandora, Netflix, YouTube, Face book, Twitter, and the Opera app. store, to name a few.

The part number for the remote control is EN-33926A. The remote has a user friendly layout and is very easy to use.

This series boasts 1080p high definition resolution and it won’t let you down. The picture quality is superb with sharp, clear images, vibrant, stand out colors and a realism that will make you feel like you are one with the picture. The only difference between the 3 models is that the only model with a 120Hz refresh rate is the largest of the 3 in the series, the 50 inch screen TV. The other 2 models, the 40 inch and the 48 inch screen TVs both have 60Hz. Each model has 2, 10 watt speakers, and while the sound is ok, as is customary with most thin, flat panel TVs, most users prefer to add a soundbar or receiver to create a true home theater system to enjoy movie viewing at its finest. With the parental control feature, parents can easily set up the programming their kids can view and block anything that is not made for young viewers. This series has much to offer and delivers on the most important element, a pristine, clear picture.

PROS:
• Low price
• 1080p high definition resolution
• Built-in WiFi
• 3 HDMI inputs

CON:
• Sound quality is OK, not the best

MODELS:
• 40H5
• 48H5
• 50H5G

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HITACHI LE32V407 32 inch 1080p LED HDTV

FEATURES:
• 1080p High definition resolution
• 60 Hz refresh rate
• Dolby Digital Technology
• High efficiency liquid crystal display
• 2 HDMI inputs
• 1 USB port
• PicturePerfect Video Processor
• Sleep timer

REMOTE: 098003063100

RATING: 3.7 out of 5 stars

Welcome to a review of the Hitachi LE32V407 32 inch 1080p LED HDTV. This model is affordably priced and basic in its features. Its small screen size, based on the large screens that are so popular today, make it a good fit for smaller rooms like an office, bedroom or even a kitchen. Like most flat screen TVs, the LE32V407 is thin and stylish, with clean lines. The set-up is easy and quick with custom input labels. Equipped with a clear anti-glare screen, it helps to reduce glare created from any light source in a room while watching TV. Fitted with 2 HDMI inputs, a Blu-ray player, cable/satellite box, gaming console or other HDMI compatible equipment can be connected. Unfortunately, an HDMI cable is not included. The USB port, with a photo viewer and slideshow capabilities, allows you to enjoy viewing images stored on a connected USB-enabled device such as a flash drive.

The remote control part number for this model is 098003063100 and is a standard TV remote.

Because the resolution is 1080p, you will experience picture quality that is clear, and crisp, with vibrant, dynamic colors and images that are so realistic, you will feel like you are one with the picture. Being that the refresh rate for this model is 60Hz, it is probably not the best choice of TV for gaming enthusiasts since higher refresh rates render less motion blur, necessary for excellent, fast action game playing. Fitted with 2 speakers at 10 watts each and Dolby Digital Technology, the sound quality is pretty good, however, many users are looking for theater-like sound therefore add a soundbar or receiver to enhance the sound quality. If you are looking for a smart TV with the latest technology, this is not the TV for you. If, however, you are searching for a basic TV that is affordable, with great performance, then you should consider this model.

PROS:
• Inexpensive
• High definition resolution
• Dolby digital technology
• High efficiency liquid crystal display

CONS:
• Not a smart TV
• Only 60hz refresh rate

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VIZIO E SERIES 2018

FEATURES:
• 4k UHD TV with updated slim lines and finish make this model look premium
• 120 Hz Refresh Rate
• Vizio SmartCast
• Built-in Chromecast for steaming to other devices
• Wide variety of inputs for many uses
• Brilliant colors out of the box

REMOTE: XRT136

RATING: 3.8 out of 5

The 2018 Vizio UHD 4K E Series is a great choice for most consumers this year. The Vizio E Series models range from 43”-75” and boasts a sleek, sturdy and durable design and is sure to impress most budgets. The Vizio E Series offer the VizioSmart Cast platform and allow customers to access up to 18 apps and with built-in Chromecast viewers can stream movies, videos and games to their lap top or tablet.

While some features of this series could use some improvement like sound quality, upscaling of low quality content and narrow viewing from angles, the Vizio E class UHD 4K series does make up for it in other ways; like its sleek design, brilliant colors out of the box, fast response time and low lagging input while gaming.

The Vizio E Class uses a standard remote XRT136 which is a very functional, easy to use remote. The XRT136 by Vizio has many app shortcuts that will easily access Netflix, Amazon, Vudu and more. While the Vizio XRT136 does not offer voice activation or a built in keyboard, there is an easy to use onscreen system.

PROS:
• Can control the TV from a tablet or smart tablet
• Has a superior contrast ratio, fast response time and uses PWM to dim the backlight
• Wide variety of inputs available
• Low input lag good for gaming
• The Vizio E Series 2018 has great out of the box color accuracy

CONS:
• viewing angles are somewhat limited
• The sound quality is mediocre and may require sound bar for larger, noisier rooms
• Limited selection of apps and smart features
• Upscaling of low-quality content needs improvement

MODELS:
43″ E43-F1
50″ E50-F2
55″ E55-F1
65″ E65-F0
70″ E70-F3
75″ E75-F1

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SONY – R450A SERIES 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV

FEATURES:
• Brilliant Full HD 1080p picture quality
• Direct LED for a bright picture and slim design
• Smooth movement with Motion flow XR 120
• 2 full-range 8W speakers
• 2 HDMI ports

STANDARD REMOTE: RM-YD092

RATING: 4.7/5

Welcome to the review of Sony’s R450A Series 1080p 60Hz LED HDTV. This Sony R450A series presents your favorite TV shows, movies and more in crystal-clear high-definition. Two full-range 8W speakers produce robust, dynamic sound to add to your home entertainment experience.
The TV’s sleek finish and mirrored front bar create a nice aesthetic once mounted. Though not exceptionally thin by today’s standards, the R450A does well for a backlit LED TV. Like many entry-level models, this series does not rotate on its stand. The thin plastic stand itself seems a bit flimsy, and the fact that it is attached to the TV by only two screws doesn’t exactly scream quality.

The remote control for the R450A series is part number RM-YD092.

One especially notable feature is the TV’s use of Sony’s MotionFlow Technology for frame interpolation and image blur reduction to lower jittering, and in theory, make the 60Hz refresh rate seem more like 120 Hz.
There are many mixed reviews for this model. If you are in the market for buying a new TV, always check out the resources for the best quality and the right TV to fit your needs.

PROS:
• Brilliant colors
• Light weight, attractive design
• Packed with features
• Renders sports and fast-paced video well

CONS:
• Extremely narrow viewing axis
• Unnecessarily confusing options
• Fixed Motion smoothing feature creates soap opera effect on films

MODELS:
R450A SERIES LED HDTV
• KDL-40R450A
• KDL-46R450A

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SONY NX720 SERIES BRAVIA INTERNET LED HDTV

FEATURES:
• Edge LED backlight with OptiContrast and CORNING Gorilla Glass Panel
• WiFi Integrated
• 1080p and Motionflow XR 200
• Sony Internet TV (Includes Catch-up TV and 20+ Internet TV Channels, Movies + Music on Demand, Skype, Facebook, Twitter and more)
• 3D Integrated (Full HD 3D *1) features a built-in 3D Transmitter and 2x 3D Glasses supplied
• X-Reality™ picture engine

SMART REMOTE: RM-YD069

RATING: 3.5/5.0

Welcome to the review of Sony’s NX720 Series 1080p Bravia Internet LED HDTV. The NX720 series BRAVIA wraps all of Sony’s redefining TV technologies into a stunning looking TV. The striking Monolithic design of this series looks great both on and off.

With Sony’s exclusive X-Reality Engine, everything you watch – from HD movies to web videos – is analyzed and selectively processed to give clean, clear, and lifelike pictures. While 3 unique noise reduction features work their magic prior to upscaling, Sony’s Intelligent Image Enhancer divides the signal into four characteristics – texture, outline, contrast, and color – and optimizes each one individually for more vivid and distinct pictures.

Another interesting feature is the Sony Entertainment Network. Your television is now a true all-in-one entertainment center that allows you to access your favorite video websites straight on your BRAVIA. Get quick access to YouTube, Style, Singing Fool, and many more sites that will keep you entertained for hours. All are accessible using the smart remote control RM-YD069.

PROS:
• Picture quality
• 1080p
• Internet

CON:
• On screen menus can be difficult

MODELS:
NX720 BRAVIA SERIES LED 3D INTERNET HDTV
KDL-40NX720
KDL-46NX720
KDL-55NX720

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Sony BDP-S1100 Blu-ray Disc player

FEATURES:

• Full HD 1080p resolution
• Up-scales DVDs to near HD quality
• Front USB slot
• High definition sound with Dolby TrueHD and dts-HD codecs
• Socialize with friends while watching TV
• Access to Sony Entertainment Network
• Internet access via Ethernet
• Compact, contemporary design

REMOTE:
RMT-B119A

RATING: 4 out of 5 stars

Welcome to a review of the Sony BDP-S1100 Blu-ray Disc Player. The Sony BDP-S1100 is an entry level disc player. It does not have all the extras that higher priced players are equipped with but the quality picture and sound you get will not disappoint. It is lightweight, and compact, making it very easy to place in small spaces. The set-up takes no time at all. To access the internet, and stream movies and videos, a LAN cable will be needed. Some users have commented that the user interface is not very intuitive and clunky, while others have been happy with the layout. Regardless, the player is easy to operate and DVDs take just a few seconds to load and begin playing. With its up-scaling capabilities, all of your DVDs will look magnificent in near HD quality.

The part number for the remote control that accompanies this player is RMT-B119A. This remote comes with a Netflix button to make it easy for you to start watching movies with a simple click of the button.

Once the internet connection has been established, the Sony Entertainment Network will give you access to hundreds of services that can be streamed to your Blu-ray including Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, Huluplus, Amazon instant Video and many more. Do you like to keep in touch and chat with friends? By accessing Facebook or twitter, you can socialize with friends via internet connections on your TV. Many users have noticed that to enjoy Dolby True HD sound quality, the Blu-ray’s “audio mix” setting should be turned off. Once turned off, you can enjoy rich, powerful sound with clarity and depth that Dolby True HD can provide. No doubt about it, for the low price and limited features, this Blu-ray has a lot to offer.

PROS:

• Inexpensive
• HD resolution picture quality
• Sound with clarity and depth
• Internet connectivity via Ethernet connection

CONS:

• No WiFi
• No internet browser
• No analog video or audio outputs

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SANYO DP39E63 39″ CLASS 1080p 60Hz LED-LCD HDTV

FEATURES:
• 38.5″ Diagonal LCD HDTV(1080p)
• Wide screen 16:9 Aspect Ratio
• Wide Viewing Angles:178 H x 178 V Degrees
• Receives ATSC signal formats (including 480i/p, 720p and 1080i) converted to 1080p display
• 3D Y/C Digital Comb Filter
• Two 6 x 12 cm speakers: 7 watts/ch
• V-Guide Parental Control
• Trilingual Menus: English, Spanish, French
• Sleep Timer: 1/2 – 3 hours
• Auto Shut-Off
• 2 HDMI (High Definition Multimedia Interface) inputs (HDMI 1 DVI compatible)
• 1 Combo Composite-Component (Y/Video-Pb-Pr with R/L audio) input
• 1 USB input (with Photo Viewer for digital jpeg photos)
• 1 Coaxial Digital Audio Output
• 1 RF Input (Analog/Digital Antenna In)

STANDARD REMOTE: GXFA

Welcome to a review of Sanyo’s DP39E63 1080p 60Hz LED-LCD HDTV. SANYO’S DP39E63 is supported with integrated ATSC Digital and NTSC Analog Tuner which is the latest technology for the digital age.

The fully functional remote control that supports the DP39E63 is GXFA and will let you navigate through all the features and menu options that are available.

Having a full array of HDMI, Component Audio/Video, Composite Audio/Video and RF inputs, you have plenty of options for DVD, VCR, Cable, Satellite and external antenna hookups. A coaxial digital audio output allows hookup to a home entertainment receiver amplifier system for theater like sound. The USB input and Photo Viewer feature allows display of your digital camera photos for all to easily see. And with a thin space saving design and small footprint, it can be positioned anywhere. The detachable stand base allows it to be wall mounted with an optional wall mount kit which is not included.

This model looks nice and boasts a glossy black finish as it blends into the background when the lights are dimmed while watching your favorite movies, sports or favorite programs in your den or living room. This makes for a great and cozy viewing experience.

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Sony KDL-46R453A 46-Inch Full HD 1080p LED HDTV

FEATURES:

• Brilliant Full HD 1080p picture quality
• Direct LED for a bright picture and slim design
• Smooth movement with Motionflow XR 120
• Smartphone ready – TV that’s made for your smartphone
• Crisp detail & contrast w/ Clear Resolution Enhancer

STANDARD REMOTE:
RM-YD092

RATING: 4.2/5.0

Welcome to the review of Sony’s KDL-46R453A 1080p LED HDTV. Per Sony, behold the true beauty HD and the R453 Series TVs. Full HD 1080p image detail and bright LED backlighting is just the foundation for a great picture. Everything moves naturally with Motionflow XR 120 technology which delivers clear, realistic sports and movie action. Smartphone ready – video, photos and apps on the phone are resized and scaled to fit the larger TV screen while charging.

Powerful yet thin LEDs deliver a brighter picture than conventional LCD backlighting. They also help achieve a slimmer TV design that looks beautiful in your home. What’s more, Sony’s Direct LED Backlight technology delivers outstanding contrast, rich colors and enhanced dark-scene detail.

Plug into the action with versatile HD connection options. Three HD inputs include two HDMI inputs for sources like your HD cable box, home theater system, Blu-ray Disc player or PS3 system, and one HD component input. The fully functional remote control, part number RM-YD092, will help to navigate through all setup functions and menu options with ease.

The R453A is available only in a 46” Class size but it has the consumer giving it “thumbs up” for quality model.

PROS:
• MotionFlow XR 120
• Full HD 1080p
• Picture Quality

CON:
• Some issues with items missing out of the box

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SANYO FVM-82 SERIES 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV

FEATURES:
• Native Panel Resolution: 1920 x 1080 pixels
• Refresh Rate: 60Hz
• Wide screen 16:9 Aspect Ratio
• Wide Viewing Angles: 178 H x 178 V Degrees
• 2 HDMI inputs (HDMI 1 DVI compatible)
• 1 Mini Audio Input for DVI Audio support
• 1 USB input (with Photo Viewer for digital jpeg photos)
• Energy Star Qualified

STANDARD REMOTE: GXBM

RATING: 4.2/5.0

Welcome to the review of Sanyo’s FVM-82 series, 1080p 60Hz LCD HDTV. The Sanyo FVM-82 LCD HDTV comes in two sizes, 39” and 50” Class, with a native resolution of 1920×1080 (1080p). This series has conventional fluorescent backlighting. Many new TVs now have a higher frame rate that’s designed to reduce the motion blur that is a shortcoming of LCD technology.

There are 3 HD-capable inputs: 2 HDMI and 1 component-video, which can also be used as composite-video. It also has a USB port, which may allow you to plug in a thumb drive or memory card reader so you can play the stored photos, videos, and music on the TV.
The fully functional remote control for this series is part number GXBM and it will navigate through all the feature and menu options.

The look is nice on the Sanyo FVM-82 with it being 4 inches thick, including any protrusions and the screen has a near matte finish. The bezel framing the screen is gloss black, making it a nice addition to any room.

PROS:
• Picture quality
• Value
• Large buttons on remote

CON:
• Sound quality

MODELS:
• FVM3982
• FVM5082

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