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This is from March 2013 issue of CR magazine. TVs are mainly ranked base on picture quality from 4 star (Excellent picture quality), 3 star (Very Good picture quality) and 2 star (Good picture quality).

*Note that in the CR magazine and web site, TVs are ranked based on overall score which differ from this list.


60 inch and larger

Excellent rating:

Vizio E601i-A3 $980

Very Good rating:

Sharp LC-60LE745U $1600
Samsung UN60ES6100 $1800
Sharp LC-60LE847U $1900
Sharp LC-60LE845U $2000
Sharp LC-70LE640U $2300
Toshiba 65HT2U $1300


55 to 59 inch

Excellent rating:

Panasonic TC-L55WT50 $2300
LG 55LM9600 $2800
LG 55LM6400 $1200
Sony XBR-55HX950 $3000
LG 55M6200
Sony KDL-55HX850 $2000
Vizio XVT3D580CM $1330
Samsung UN55EH6000 $1300
Sony KDL-55EX640 $1300

Very Good rating:

Samsung UN55ES8000 $2500
Samsung UN55ES6500 $1600
LG 55LM6700 $1500
Panasonic TC-L55ET5 $1400
Vizio E552VLE $830
LG 55G2 $1500
Toshiba 55L7200U $1400
Insignia NS-55L26)A13 $750
TCL LE55FHDF3300Z $800
Philips 55PFL3907
Philips 55PFL4706 $1100


46 to 51 inch

Excellent rating:

LG 47LM8600 $1600
LG 47LM7600 $1200
Samsung UN46ES6500 $1100
Panasonic TC-L47ET5 $1100
Sony KDL-46HX750 $1100
Samsung UN46EH5300 $800
Samsung UN46EH5000 $680
Sanyo DP46861 $530
Magnavox 50MF412B $690

Very Good rating:

LG 47LM6200 $900
Samsung 46ES6600 $1200
Panasonic TC-L47DT50 $1200
LG47LS5700 $850
Vizio M470SL $700
LG 47CM565 $600
Toshiba 47L6200U $1200
Panasonic TC-L47E5 $650
Insignia NS-46-46E480A13 $600
Insignia NS-50L240A13 $600
Toshiba 50L2200U $800
Sanyo DP46142 $550
Sanyo FVM5082 $530
Westinghouse EW46T4LZ $550

Good rating:

Hisense 46K316DW $500
Element ELDFT465J $500
Coby LEDTV5028 $600


40 to 43 inch

Excellent rating:

UN40ES6580 $1000
Samsung UN40EH6000 $650
LG 42CS570 $550
Sony KDL-40EX640 $800
Sony KDL-42EX440 $580
Sony KDL-40BX450 $500

Very Good rating:

LG42LM6200 $800
Vizio M420SL $550
LG 42LM5800 $680
Panasonic TC-L42E50 $650
LG 42LS3400 $550
Vizio E422VLE $500
Sanyo DP42851$480
TCL L40FHDP60 $330
JVC JLC42B3002 $370
Toshiba 40E220U $420
Insignia NS-42E470A13 $400
Sanyo DP42841 $400
Philips 40PFL4907 $550
Dynex DX-40L261A12 $320
Sceptre X405BV-FHD3 $290
TCL LE43FHDF3300 $400
Toshiba 40L5200U $600


37 to 39 inch

Excellent rating:

Magnavox 39MF412B $330

Very Good rating:

JVC LJC37BC3002 $290
Westinghouse EW39T6MZ $400
LG 37CS560 $400
TCL LE39FHD3300 $380
Westinghouse CW39T8RW $300
Sanyo FVM3982 $330

Good rating:

Westinghouse VR-3730 $330
Haier LE39F2280 $400
Coby TFTV3925 $280


32 inch

Excellent rating:

Samsung UN32ES6500 $700
Samsung UN32EH5000 $450
Vizio E20i-A0 $300
Sony KDL-32EX340 $350
LG 32CS560 $330

Very Good rating:

Philips 32FL4907 $320
Insignia NS-32L120A13 $200
Magnavox 32ME402V $300
Panasonic TC-L32X5 $350
JVC JCL32BC3002 $230
Vizio E22AR $280
Sony KDL 32BX330 $330
Panasonic TC-L32C5 $300
Toshiba 32C120U $250
RCA LED32B30RQ $240
Dynex DX-32L100A13 $230
Sanyo DP32242 $290
Sanyo DP322642 $250
TCL L32HDP60 $230
RCA 32LB45RQ $230

Good rating:

Sceptre X322BV-HD $200
TCL LE32HDE5300 $240
Westinghouse EW32S3PW $200
Haier LE32F2220 $300
Coby LEDTV3226 $270
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Did they provide a list of all the TV's tested? Models that don't appear on the lists above may have not been tested.
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I'd have to say they are ranked by price also..a best buy sort of thing

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Did they provide a list of all the TV's tested? Models that don't appear on the lists above may have not been tested.

CR also tested Plasma TVs mixed in with the LCD, but I omitted them for this list. Overall, they tested 137 LCD and Plasmas in March issue.
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This listing to me, is irrelevant.

60F8000; RX-V367; TSi300 x2; YST-SW102; Harmony 650; Apple TV; Microsoft Xbox One Console; RF-HTS120;

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^^^+1^^^ to that. No way they test sets with the correct settings

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No way they test sets with the correct settings

CR probably setup a TV like most consumers do which is unpack the TV and using user menu to get picture settings as good as it get. I don't think they professionally calibrate each TV since most consumers don't when buying a new TV.

One time they showed a picture of their TV lab where TVs are tested, and they had several TVs in a semi circle so each TV is same distance from the eyes of judging panel. And each TV was evaluated against a reference monitor.
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Consumer Reports and 7 On Your Side test TVs

http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/video?id=8955198&pid=8955195

Snipped from http://displaydaily.com/2009/03/11/how-does-consumer-reports-test-hdtvs/

How Does Consumer Reports Test HDTVs?
CR takes the attitude that they will make adjustments that ordinary consumers can make to the TV, and they will measure and rate the most common items that consumers care about. This seems perfectly appropriate, although it does put them a bit behind the curve in terms of evaluating new features and capabilities.

The basic set up and measurement process consists of first setting the white point to D65 at IRE level 40. Then, using a series of low IRE black squares, the brightness level is set to just see separation in the darkest black levels. Then, the contrast is adjusted to allow the brightest white gray shades to just be discerned. Note, that the "brightness" and "contrast" adjustment terms are used here as these are hold-overs from the CRT era. Getting better terms for these adjustments is way overdue.

The sharpness of the TV is adjusted using a sine wave burst pattern to avoid dark bands in the burst patterns. Color bar patterns are then used to adjust the saturation and hue. Only the user accessible menu controls are used in this phase.
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I don't put alot of weight into CR because I made a purchase solely based off of their advice and what I experienced was very contrary to their recommendation. What I learned is to put more weight into industry specific publications reviews rather than a general consumer product review publication.
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I don't put alot of weight into CR because I made a purchase solely based off of their advice and what I experienced was very contrary to their recommendation. What I learned is to put more weight into industry specific publications reviews rather than a general consumer product review publication.

You might try moving away from anyone who is paid to shill for manufacturers, as are most industry specific publications. You'll get usually better information in this forum for example (altho you have to filter for the anal).

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