10Rate Announces its Top 10 Best HDTVs for 2012 | Panasonic and Samsung Win Best Quality and Best Value Awards

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10Rate.com editors and reviewers rate and review the 2012 best HDTVs on a scale of 1 to 10

Samsung UN60ES7500

The Samsung UN60ES7500 received an 8.5 rating on 10rate's Top Ten HDTVs list.

"It also has very good brightness for a plasma TV and some of the best contrast due to super deep black levels ... so deep that you may not be able to tell the difference between a black image in the screen and the black surrounding background."

10Rate reviewers and staff selected 10 of the best HDTVs for 2012, assigning each a numerical rating as well as awarding three models that stood out for quality, value, and budget. Quality was the primary objective when giving consideration to this particular HDTVs Top 10 list, and other testing and consideration were given based on the following factors:

1. Black Level Depth
2. Side Angle Viewing Quality
3. Clarity and Clearness of Images on Screen
4. 3D Viewing Quality
5. Sound Quality from the TV
6. Internet/Smart TV Options
7. Remote Control and Menu Features and Functions
8. Contrast and Brightness ability in high light rooms
9. Cinema style quality in low light rooms
10. Extra Useful Features

The annual Top 10 Best HDTVs 2012 awards list was headed by the Panasonic TC-P65VT50, winning the Best Value spot and a near perfect 9.5 out of 10 rating. The review noted several strengths of the high definition television as follows: “This TV has the newest Infinite Black Ultra screen and a cute little secondary touch pad remote control that comes with the TV for easy toggling between the Panasonic Internet Premium features and Apps. It also has very good brightness for a plasma TV and some of the best contrast due to super deep black levels. Black levels are so deep that you may not be able to tell the difference between a black image in the screen and the black surrounding background.”

10rate's editors also gave the Best Quality HDTV award to a Samsung model in the second place spot. With a rating of 9 out of 10, the Samsung PN60E8000 Review boasted that it has “all their best features for 2012 and early 2013 such as the new black drive filter that really shows some amazingly saturated deep black tones. This helps overall contrast to bring you a more 3-dimensional image, more realism and combined with an excellent cinematic experience. The 3D viewing cant be beat either.”

Additionally, the Best Budget award from the Best HDTV Reviews went to the LG 55LM8600 for which 10rate noted, “It has the super attractive Cinema Screen design by LG which designates the super sharp .25” width screen frame of a metallic color (brushed silver). This gives the TV a window like effect with so little framing surrounding the screen. The picture performance will not disappoint either with an excellent screen filter and brightness showing through the from the LED edge lit backlighting.”

Other than Panasonic, Samsung, and LG, Sony was also featured for multiple models in the Comparison HDTV Ratings. Although the brand itself was only recognized for a single model, the Sharp LC-60LE945U Review had this to say of its third place in overall ranking: “It has the unique full array local dimming we are so fond of in these LED backlight TVs. The LED spread across the back of the entire LCD panel puts these LED TV on a level playing field with plasma TVs and helps overcome many weaknesses typical to edge lit LED HDTVs such as poor side angle viewing and screen uniformity around the edges of the screen.”

10rate.com conducts reviews in various product and services categories and publishes “Expert Top 10 Lists for Everything in your life.” The company's web site strives to “Make it Easy” to select from the hundreds of choices there are in the product and service market place. All products and services are thoroughly researched by the companies expert editors prior to receiving a rating on a 1-10 scale. In addition to product reviews the companies editors write guidelines, buying guides and articles on various topics surrounding each product or service category covered to help educate the consumer.

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