PC-Less Internet Entertainment with Smart TV's

PC-Less Internet Entertainment with Smart TV's

Joel Pirela
Jul 26, 2011

Enter the new generation of Smart TV's: They are one part entertainment and one part PC! They are the easiest path to online fun without the need of a computer. Of course you'll need to have WiFi at home, otherwise, you may end with an overpriced "Dumb TV"

LG 47LV5500
The LG comes standard with a full-fledged web browser and a wand shaped remote control that let you navigate the menus with just hand gestures. You also have customized apps and true motion technology that will let you watch high speed shows without the blur associated with early LCD sets. Full 1080p and contrast ratio of 5,000,000 : 1 make sure the blacks are as black as possible.

Vizio TruLED XVT553SV
The slide out keyboard makes typing a really easy task. No more scrolling letter by letter to find that movie tittle. This 55 incher features full 1080p and 240Hz refresh rate. It connects to your existing WiFi network and pulls audio, video and news content from Vizio Internet Apps. 5 HDMI ports guarantee that you can connect all your boxes and consoles.

Panasonic Viera TC-P50ST30
The Panny is a 3D set, but again, you will need to feed the unit 3D content in order to take advantage of this feature. It comes with Viera Link, which let you control a variety of AV devices with just one Remote. 1080 lines at 1.5 second level with improved sharpness and brightness while avoiding the after images generated by sports or high speed moving images all thanks to the IPS Alpha panel and a high brightness backlight.

Samsung PN59C8000
With the Samsung Smart TV, you can connect direct to different pre-loaded sites, from Flikr to Netflix and even YouTube and Facebook. No more need for a computer to check your social sites. You can also use it to display the digital content of your video camera. Simple plug the card to the unit and the easy to use interface will walk you thru photos and videos. Comes with 4 HDMI connectors. Thanks to being ultra slim and lightweight, you can place it anywhere, very easily.