Best 55 Inch TVs

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55 Inch

“Double Nickels!” that’s an idiom or colloquial means of expressing “55”. In this review I want to share with you how it makes much sense to consider purchasing a grand 55 inch TV for your living quarters. The 55 inch TV is about standard size for optimum TV viewing these days. The same screen size of many home movie theaters. With such large set, you want the color to be superb and Samsung’s Quantum Dot technology is one avenue to superb color, as the white backlighting that is common to LED display is comprised of millions of pixels to produce saturated color display that is as natural as looking outside your window.

With a 55-inch screen you want more than a TV, you want best in Smart TV technology providing a broad array of streaming content. For that you want to look for the input ports that connect to external communication sources. More different input ports are always good value for price. Light reflection on the screen can hamper view but because of LCD technology, curved screens can eliminate such glare. Look to Samsung as one brand for quality viewing experience as well as Sony, Vizio, and LG, all viable competition.


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Best LED, OLED and QLED 55 inch TVs 2017/2018

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Best Samsung 55 inch QLED TV

Samsung Q7F overview
Samsung Q7F
Samsung Q7F
  • QLED
  • 4K
  • 120Hz
  • Smart
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55″ 65″ 75″
Rating
Design
9
Picture Quality
8.9
Sound Quality
8
Video Games
8.7
Movies
9.3
Extra Features
8.8

The 55 inch Samsung TVs need no introduction. One such launch from this world renowned brand is Samsung QN55Q7F, which is known to be one of the best televisions ever launched by Samsung. The TV is known for its sleek and stylish design. It is also loved for its perfect finish and fit and of course its picture and build quality.

The specialty of Samsung QN55Q7F is its wiring system, most of which is invisible. The breakout box is a huge hit as it makes the process of installation easy and clean. The picture quality of Samsung QN55Q7F is excellent and the same can be witnessed when one is viewing in bright rooms. Though the TV is termed to be expensive by many, it is worth every penny spent.

Known to be the least expensive QLED TV, Samsung QN55Q7F comes with great aesthetics and a modern stand that makes it the favorite TV of many. Users can also control any kind of connected gear to Samsung QN55Q7F by just using their TV remote. The picture quality of Samsung QN55Q7F will for sure satisfy many viewers. One of the best features of this TV is its invisible wiring that makes it one of the best looking TV’s ever released by Samsung. The TV uses a thin, almost invisible optical fiber cable that is very thin and can be barely seen. This cable it is connected to the Connect box to which the antenna and other USBs can be connected. If you are looking for one of the best TVs in the market, that is still affordable, then just go for it.

Samsung Q7F Review

High End Samsung 55 Smart TV

Samsung MU9000 overview
Samsung MU9000
Samsung MU9000
  • LED
  • 4K
  • 120Hz
  • Smart
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55″ 65″ 75″
Rating
Design
9
Picture Quality
9.2
Sound Quality
8.1
Video Games
9
Movies
9.2
Extra Features
9.3

Samsung UN55MU9000 is an 55 inch ultra HD television and is known to be redefining the viewer’s experience through its 4K color drive extreme and alongside it’s triple black extreme for deeper high dynamic range (HDR) picture, clearing up images in darkest of scenes and brightening them up during lightened scenes, giving detail to the images on the screen. Its new user friendly smart TV user interface makes it extremely convenient for anyone to use. Its 360 degree design makes it look elegant from every angle, when you take a look at it.

The UN55MU9000 smart features includes the quad-core processor: you can now appreciate a quick streaming media and browsing experience, along with other media such as switching within apps from one to another effortlessly . It ensures that your favorite media and entertainment is right at your fingertips, be it streaming TV shows or movies, social media, games, sports or weather updates. You can now browse the web right through your TV, from online shopping, social media to even entertainment news. Screen Mirroring makes sharing your mobile phone’s screen with your friends better as it mirrors onto the Television’s screen, rather than using you’re the tiny screen that your device possesses for showing or viewing content.

The smart voice control just requires you to tell the remote whatever you would want the TV to do, and your work will be completed for you without any hassle. Wi-Fi connectivity makes it even more helpful for you to appreciate your favorite on-demand content impeccably at your command.

Samsung MU9000 Review

Great Sony 55 inch OLED TV

Sony A1E overview
Sony A1E
Sony A1E
  • OLED
  • 4K
  • 120Hz
  • Smart
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55″ 65″ 77″
Rating
Design
8.1
Picture Quality
8
Sound Quality
7.7
Video Games
8.1
Movies
8
Extra Features
7.9

This is another excellent Sony 4k smart 55 inches Tv with an exceptional picture and build quality. Having a wide range of colors, it produces a very smooth gradient that makes HDR content even better. Although the price of the Tv is on the high side but considering the features offered by Sony makes it worth to pay for.

This 55 inch OLED Tv doesn’t have any visible stand which makes it more attractive and gives it a minimalistic appearance. But because of the innovation in stand design the Tv leans back a bit which is quite noticeable and all the controls and inputs are located on the stand. You need to have a bit wider table to place the Tv because it has a bent stand but it can be mounted on the wall. The inputs become a bit difficult to reach while mounted to the wall. This TV model from Sony has a very sleek design and the border of the Tv are of 1 cm only.

Enough with the physical appearance, the infinite contrast ratio and perfect black uniformity makes it a best Tv for both dark and bright rooms. Although the brightness is on the average side but it is still comparatively better than many other models of Sony. Viewing angle is also on the best side. Viewers can enjoy the best picture response from any side of the TV. Sony 55 inch A1E has a very glossy finish that reduces the intensity of the reflections and produces a visible purple tint. Another noticeable feature of this Tv is its motion handling. It has no visible blur and has the perfect response time. Motion flow is improved to produce a strong soap opera effect. Although movies on the cable might cause minor judder but this isn’t visible to most of the people.

Sony A1E Review

Best LG 55 inch TV

LG UJ7700 overview
LG UJ7700
LG UJ7700
  • LED
  • 4K
  • 120Hz
  • Smart
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49″ 55″ 60″ 65″
Rating
Design
8.7
Picture Quality
8.4
Sound Quality
8.2
Video Games
8.7
Movies
8.9
Extra Features
8.2

LG 55UJ7700 is the entry level model. It is the high-quality LED-LCD TV introduced by the LG. The product has been developed with some of the amazing features and it has the best web operating system which makes it easy to use. You will get the magic remote and the wide color gamut with the TV.

The picture quality of LG 55UJ7700 is excellent however, it lacks the 4K content and so you might not be able to play some of the high-quality videos. The HD resolution is available and you can easily enjoy the 1080p without any motion blurs. You will be able to experience the details of the scenes.

It has an attractive side angle viewing quality that is not available in most of the LED TVs. The input lay performance is good and so will have a good gaming experience. You will get the upscaling of the SD signals in the LG 55UJ7700 so you will never lose connectivity. It has one of the best operating system and the Smart TV platform in the market.

There are some amazing options available in the magical remote and you will enjoy your time while watching anything on the TV. The best thing about the LG 55UJ7700 is that it is available at an affordable price. The only drawback in the product is that it has an average black level and gray scaling. The local dimming of the product is not very effective. The HDR performance is not very attractive.

LG UJ7700 Review
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Best Samsung 4k 55 inch led smart TV

Samsung KS8000 overview
Samsung KS8000
Samsung KS8000
  • LED
  • 4K
  • 120Hz
  • Smart
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49″ 55″ 60″ 65″
Rating
Design
9.2
Picture Quality
8.9
Sound Quality
7
Video Games
8.7
Movies
8.4
Extra Features
8.8

For a 55-inch TV, Samsung’s UN55KS8000 offers a pop of color, deep blacks, fabulous highlights, and maximum detail all set with an ultra-thin screen and a virtually invisible border for a larger screen. Thanks to a sleek and beautiful screen, movie watching and video game playing have never been better. The sound quality of this model is plenty, and the smart features from apps to a smart remote capable of providing voice command and a unique way of operating the TV offer extras for those wanting different features. Best of all, glares and reflections won’t be seen on the screen no matter how dark or how bright the room is; it’s adaptable to a variety of different environments. Incredible coloring, sharpness, and tones offered by Samsung’s UN55KS8000 model along with extras make this model worth buying whether you simply want a good TV for watching or want a great smart TV.

Samsung KS8000 Review

Best Affordable LED Curved 55 inch TV

Samsung KU6500 overview
Samsung KU6500
Samsung KU6500
  • LED
  • 4K
  • 60Hz
  • Curved
  • Smart
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49″ 55″ 65″
Rating
Design
8.4
Picture Quality
7.8
Sound Quality
6.6
Video Games
8.6
Movies
7.1
Extra Features
8.5

Out of other 55” televisions, the sleek Samsung UN55KU6500 offers some of the best features from content steaming to great apps for downloading. Although it comes with a smart remote many are unfamiliar with using, this model is user friendly and simple to use. The curve of this model’s screen is attractive, and while Samsung intends for the television’s screen to create immersion for the viewer, it mainly acts for appearance. However, the viewing experience provided by the UN55KU6500 is exceptionally intense. It provides some of the best colors, overall picture quality, and highlights for general TV and movie watching. It’s also quite apparent that this model offers plenty of apps and an easy, organized way to surf the web thanks to a great operating system and Internet browser. Overall, it’s safe to say that the appearance of the UN55KU6500 is beautiful, clean, modern, and will look great in any home setting.

Samsung KU6500 Review

Best Picture Quality

Samsung KS850D overview
Samsung KS850D
Samsung KS850D
  • LED
  • 4K
  • 120Hz
  • Curved
  • Smart
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49″ 55″ 65″
Rating
Design
9.2
Picture Quality
8.8
Sound Quality
7.1
Video Games
8.7
Movies
8.4
Extra Features
8.5

Samsung’s 4K UN55KS850D model is our best choice for consumer to enjoy spectacular color contrast due to the latest color enhancing technology known as HDR. With HDR it is ‘literally’ like having your own home movie theater and in consideration of the cost of movie tickets these days for yourself, spouse, and two or three kids the cost isn’t really so prohibitive. If it fits – both room size and budget – this size screen is recommended for getting the most from the technology of the UN55KS850D TV. For room size, if you can sit approximately five to seven feet from the screen you will enjoy the color detail best. The Quantum Dot Technology unlocks ‘billions’ of color shades for optimum detailing. The 120 Hz refresh rate makes image transition smooth and perfect for gaming, movies, and sports viewing. Such natural color you will feel you are at the ballpark, or live theater!

Samsung KS850D Review

Cheap 1080p 55 Inch TV

Sony W650D overview
Sony W650D
Sony W650D
  • LED
  • 1080p
  • 60Hz
  • Smart
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40″ 48″ 55″
Rating
Design
6.9
Picture Quality
7
Sound Quality
6.9
Video Games
7.3
Movies
6.8
Extra Features
6.1

Now let’s move on to the review of the Sony KDL55W650D TV. The same features present in these fifty-five inch screen models, with the stunning color thanks to the Sony HD 1080p resolution and X-Reality Pro technology to bring additional clarity and sharpness. The Sony W650D Motionflow XR240 keeps motion blur to a minimum when playing fast action video games. The Sony KDL55W650D model is great for bringing cinematic viewing of all the streaming content that comes to your screen from the internet. In fact, this is the size screen that movie theaters use to achieve great visual results. The price – ‘unbelievable’ for this size TV. If the budget will allow for this luxury TV it is well worth the value. See all the basketball, football, and baseball games in sharp color as though sitting in the stadium. The only addition to real would be someone spilling an orange drink on your shirt.

Sony W650D Review

55 Inch TV Dimensions and Viewing Distance Note

Owning a 55 inch TV is especially beneficial to watch movies or play games by connecting your console. There will be no problem viewing anything and you will be able to even see the minute details which you may not see with a smaller TV.

So how big is 55 inch TV? TVs with this screen size has an average height of about 27 inches or 68.6 cm and an average width of about 47.9 inches or 121.7 cm. A 55 inch TV usually possesses an effective viewing area of about 1293 square inches or 0.835 square meters. The weight is on average close to 45 lbs. or 20.4 kg for a LCD or LED TV and about 55 lbs. or 24.9 kg for a plasma one.

As in all other sizes, the optimal viewing distance for a 55 inch TV vary according to the resolution. A 55 inch TV which possesses 480p has an optimal viewing distance of 19.5 ft or 5.97 m, while the optimal viewing distance for a TV with 720p is 10.6 ft or 3.25 m. For a 1080p, the optimal distance is about 7.7 ft or 2.35 m and for a 4k Ultra HD TV, the distance is only about 5.2 ft, which is only 1.59m.



55 Inch TVs (2017)
Product
Resolution
Screen Type
Curved
Rating
Review & Prices
Samsung UN55MU9000
55″
4K
LED
 
9.7
Samsung QN55Q8C
55″
4K
QLED
9.7
Samsung QN55Q7C
55″
4K
QLED
9.5
LG OLED55C7
55″
4K
OLED
 
9.4
Samsung QN55Q7F
55″
4K
QLED
 
9.2
Samsung UN55MU8500
55″
4K
LED
9.2
Samsung UN55MU8000
55″
4K
LED
 
8.9
LG OLED55E7
55″
4K
OLED
 
8.9
Samsung UN55MU7500
55″
4K
LED
8.7
Sony XBR55X900E
55″
4K
LED
 
8.7
Samsung UN55MU6500
55″
4K
LED
8.6
LG 55UJ7700
55″
4K
LED
 
8.6
Sony XBR55X930E
55″
4K
LED
 
8.6
Samsung UN55MU7000
55″
4K
LED
 
8.5
LG 55SJ8500
55″
4K
LED
 
8.5
Samsung UN55MU6300
55″
4K
LED
 
8.3
Sony XBR55X800E
55″
4K
LED
 
8.3
LG 55UJ6300
55″
4K
LED
 
8.1
Sony XBR55A1E
55″
4K
OLED
 
8.0


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