Big screen TVs under $1,000 Video
Big screen TVs under $1,000 Video Transcript
You?re shopping for a new TV and this time you?re not screwing around. You want the biggest TV you can afford and you want something good. But in the Venn diagram of TVs, big, good, and affordable don?t cross over that often. Fortunately, CNET?s own David Katzmaier has been keeping track of the best deals in TVs this year priced under $1,000 -- but measuring 50-inches and up. Here are the top five options. Starting things off at #5, the LG 60PA6500. This is a 60-inch plasma that takes us right up to $999. It has great style and runs at full 1080p. The black levels aren?t great, but you get a whole lotta TV for the money. At #4, the Sharp LC-52LE640U. This guy?s a 52-inch edge-lit LED-LCD. Good 1080p picture quality with accurate color and a matte screen that really helps cut down on glare. Built-in Wi-Fi, aaaaand... the remote control has a big red Netflix button. Sweet. But #3 gets even sweeter. It?s the Vizio E601-A3, a 60-inch edge-lit LED-LCD. There are only a handful of LED TVs this size for under a grand, but only the Vizio includes Smart TV apps and plenty of them. You also get a remote control with a QWERTY keyboard. And you know that Netflix button I was freaking out over on the Sharp? This guys has dedicated buttons for Netflix and Amazon. [mind blown] Alright, at #2, the Samsung PN51E550. This is a 51-inch plasma and it has the lowest price on this list at around $850. Very good 1080p picture quality with solid black levels and accurate color. Best of all you get Samsung?s Smart TV platform, which is the best in the industry right now and includes exclusive access to HBO Go. And finally, the #1 value in TVs over 50 inches and under a grand, is the Panasonic TC-P60U50. It?s the only TV on this list with a 4-star rating, and David Katzmaier says the picture quality is superb -- a word he does not toss out casually. It?s a 60-inch plasma, and here?s the catch -- it?s dumb. There are no apps, no Wi-Fi, no Netflix button -- they didn?t even throw in 3D. Instead, Panasonic went old school and put all their money into a big, stunning screen. You want apps? Go buy a Roku. So there you go, five solid TVs for under a grand. Be sure to check out CNET.com for more TV recommendations from David Katzmaier, including the best matte-screen TVs for bright rooms, and the Best 5 TVs for picture quality. I?m Donald Bell, thanks for watching.
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