From sports to streaming movies, today's best and most innovative televisions bring the theater experience into the living room. They generate stunning colors, contrast, clarity, resolution and audio, and they're complemented by an impressive menu of features. They're also prohibitively expensive for many buyers.
It is, however, possible to pick up an excellent, feature-rich television below the absolute top of the line, but that still delivers high-quality picture and sound without skimping on features. The data experts at SpecOut, a consumer tech research site powered by Graphiq, developed this list of 10 TVs that give an impressive bang for the buck. The methodology is incredibly thorough.
Each TV on the list was released between 2014 and 2016. Each entry has a Smart Rating of at least 70. Smart Rating is a weighted average combining expert reviews, features and connectivity, and sound quality considerations. Finally, each has a diagonal screen size of at least 32 inches.
From there, the team computed two metrics: price per inch (price divided by screen size) and price per vertical pixel (price divided by vertical height). The TVs that met the above criteria were then sorted by price-per-inch in ascending order, as well as by price-per-vertical pixel, also in ascending order. Next, they took the average ranking of these two categories to create an average ranking column, which determined the order of the list.
Note: Duplicates on the list were removed to avoid having too many similar TVs. They achieved this by simply removing a TV if it was part of the same series as a TV that ranked above it.