Looking for a new TV? We've rounded up our top-rated LCD TVs across a range of screen sizes and pricing.
In 2010, 55-inch and larger TVs accounted for just 12 per cent of the Australian market. In 2012, it's now up to 34 per cent. Aussies, it seems, like a big TV, and while we may not be quite ready for the 84-inch monoliths being shipped by LG and Sony, we are definitely after something over 40-inches.
It hasn't been that long since plasma was the preferred technology for larger screens, but LCD has quickly closed that gap with advances such as LED back-lighting and improvements in refresh rates.
Smart TVs, too, has become the default, rather than a special feature. As you'll see in this list of reviews, network capabilities are also getting more and more impressive, both from a home networking perspective and from a greater IPTV application landscape.
Interestingly, 3D-ready TVs are now the norm as well, despite the continuing lukewarm reception to home 3D viewing from the public. A mix of active and passive 3D panels continues, with neither of the two technologies becoming a clear market leader.
Prices vary in this category, too — this round-up dips as low as AU$1649 for the slightly older 47-inch Panasonic Viera and up to AU$4099 for a 55-inch from LG.
So with no further preamble, here's our recommend selection of LCD TVs, from 47-inches up to 55-inches.