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Large HDTVs to Drool Over

We tested the newest HDTVs from brands like Sony and Samsung. These 50-to-55-inch models will make your media room the envy of your friends while they showcase your favorite programs to their best advantage.

Top 50-Inch-Plus HDTVs

These big HDTVs don’t just offer great performance and a wide array of inputs, they’re reasonably priced, as well.

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LG Infinia 50PK950

This LG HDTV has a few image quality issues, most notably with motion-heavy scenes. Still, its great price and wide selection of Internet features make it a solid buy, regardless.

Samsung UN55C8000

It may be expensive, but this Samsung provides everything you'd want for the money: 3D capability, great image and sound quality, and solid support for multimedia playback.

Vizio XVT553SV

If you're looking for something a bit more wallet-friendly, this big Vizio HDTV is a great buy for the money. Its only downside is some finicky firmware for USB drive playback.

Sharp Aquos LC-52LE820UN

This energy-efficient Sharp set has good video and above-average audio; drawbacks include a hefty price tag and some strange port placement.

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