Energy Efficient TVs

18 Energy Efficient TVs to Start Lowering Your Monthly Bill

Households across the country are replacing old and inefficient appliances with new energy-efficient ones. If you are replacing a 50-inch TV, there are probably more energy-efficient models to choose from than you realize. Consider these popular new models of energy-efficient TVs to start lowering your monthly bills:

Energy Efficient TVs

Sony LHS-50UH7700E LED TV

Some of the new TV sets feature Sony’s “bend and bend” technology. The bend of the edge of the screen allows air to circulate under it. The result is a picture that seems to be on a stand or on the wall. Bending the screen also allows the TV to feel softer because the sheet metal vibrates less. I hope Sony will introduce bendable flat-screen TVs soon!

LG SJ9500 Series

The SJ9500 Series from LG displays a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and a peak brightness of 3000 cd/m2 (76% of the sun’s UVB rays). Many features of this set are optimized to meet the energy efficiency standards of the U.S. Department of Energy. These features include Local Dimming, Xsplit Gamecaster, and Mobile HDR Premium for expanding the display of high-quality videos. LG’s LED TVs use over 90% less energy than the comparable set of the same size with a conventional CRT technology.

Sony LCD Series SLT-A4900CZ

Sony Electronics launched its new line of A-series LCD TVs this year. These 4K HDR TVs are designed to deliver a high-quality picture in a small and thin form factor. They also feature Adaptive Multi-Pixel Processing, a first for any LCD display. This helps in minimizing ghosting, and motion blurring and provides a natural, consistent image. Adaptive MDP is also custom calibrated by Sony to the individual needs of the viewer.

Vizio M Series M65-D0

Possibly the most unique among these offerings, Vizio’s M series allows consumers to customize the overall picture to their liking by placing an HD TV into a rollable screen, which also can double as a piece of storage or a kitchen cabinet.  One extra note is that Vizio offers a one-year service plan that includes a free in-home inspection, free LCD repair, and a replacement free of charge of any defective part found. So, they are worth checking out!

Vizio M50-D0

M50 has a contrast ratio of 1000:1, a Dynamic Contrast Ratio of 1,000,000:1, and supports Dolby Vision HDR. The Vizio M50-D0 is the only Vizio model that is Energy Star qualified and compliant with the green-friendly standards of the new 2015 Energy Star 10 rating. You can even upgrade to a second M50-D0 for more savings if you have a larger viewing area or wish to upgrade to the M series’ Dolby Vision and Ultra-High Definition resolution (2160p).

Vizio E Series E50-E1

Vizio offers energy-efficient LED TVs with the beautiful picture quality of an LED and the ultra-thin screen size of an LCD. In addition to the Energy Star compliant the M50-D0, E50 series offers SmartCast streaming media, the flexibility of on-screen programming, and an upgraded Bluetooth remote.

Toshiba LED TV

The LED television is a new technology for 2022. The LED television uses less energy because it is backlit. This eliminates the need for a backlight. What is not so easy is for the TVs to have a high enough contrast ratio to produce a picture that is rich enough to create a realistic image. The Toshiba LED TV does just that and it has a slightly lower price point than other full-array LED sets.

Samsung Electronics L Series Z9F QLED

The technology in the Samsung QLED TV is only being used in premium TVs so far. This year Samsung took the technology a step further and introduced QLEDs with lower price points that meet the needs of more budget-conscious consumers. The next step is the introduction of QLEDs that look so good they are almost not noticeable.

LG Electronics W9F Quantum Dot

Quantum Dot technology is the best thing to happen to home theater screens since Full Array Local Dimming. This technology is already implemented in the 2022 OLED TVs, and it offers an improved picture that is brighter and has enhanced color, deeper contrast, and black levels that are significantly improved over its predecessor. This helps deliver a better, more immersive viewing experience for home theater buffs.


LG OLED’s W9 OLED is the second half of the company’s top-of-the-line 2022 premium 4K television lineup. Featuring a more contemporary and sleek design, the W9 comes with 8.3mm ultra-thin glass that covers the entire display, LG’s ThinQ-enabled smart TVs, Dolby Vision HDR compatibility, and more.

Samsung QLED Q9F

Of course, you can’t talk about the home entertainment industry without talking about Samsung, who built the OLED, QLED, and now Q9 OLED TV. It is not the best, however, unless it’s a very high-end screen like the Q9F. This super high-end screen comes with all the bells and whistles, including a hyper-bright image, wide color gamut, quantum dots, and a 120Hz refresh rate. So if you are looking to get the most out of your viewing experience, you have no reason to leave the Samsung camp.

Sony Bravia A1E OLED

Sony’s A1E OLED series is the most spectacular screen we have seen from new technology. What makes these screens special is that they are more than just picture quality upgrades, they offer an unprecedented level of realism in colors, contrast, and screen-to-body ratio.

Sharp LC-62XBS6170CBU

Thanks to the Full Array Local Dimming (FALD) technology, Sharp’s LC-62XBS6170CBU offers perfect black levels and eye-popping colors. It’s a full-array LED TV with local dimming, which means that the backlighting uses edge lighting and zones that are controlled in real-time, resulting in black levels that are four times more precise and deeper in color than the typical LCD. This innovation can produce a remarkably accurate picture no matter where you are sitting, and is a killer value, for a TV in the 60-inch range.

LG Signature W8 OLED

The LG Signature W8 OLED is a one-of-a-kind TV that has been in the works for years. The LG Signature W8 OLED is LG’s first step toward creating a true “wallpaper” TV. This TV is no the most expensive TV, but it is by far the best and has the best picture quality of any LCD TV we have reviewed so far. In short, it is the king of budget OLED TVs.

LG 55-inch Full HD 55SK8000A

With LG’s OLED range exceeding every expectation, it was only a matter of time before the company attempted to take a bite out of the high-end LCD television market. Their first attempt was the LG 55SK8000A. This model has the right balance of features and technology, including QLED, an ultra-thin frame, and a 100,000,000:1 contrast ratio. This 55-inch model does offer almost identical picture quality to the top-of-the-line LG Signature W8 OLED, but with a much cheaper price tag.

TCL 6-Series Roku TV

Looking for a new TV and want something a bit different? Then the TCL 6-Series Roku TV is a great choice. Priced at just $599, the TCL 6-Series includes everything you’d expect from a top-of-the-line television, but at a much more reasonable price point. For that money, you’ll get a 4K screen, Dolby Vision, HDR10 compatibility, and a smart interface that features Roku’s intuitive platform.

TCL 55S517/55S517A (Limited Edition)

If you’re looking for an exceptionally-priced 55-inch TCL TV, then this is your new favorite. Available at Amazon for only $500, the TCL 55S517/55S517A is an amazing value. Aside from the stunning picture, this 55-inch television comes with a backlight so the TV can be dimmed on demand and Dolby Vision HDR for world-class picture quality. And because it is an Amazon Deal of the Day, you can get this amazing deal at the best possible price.

Philips 55PUS6262/2

Philips’ second-gen 4K OLED television gets some new hardware in the form of OLED brightness and the addition of Dolby Vision HDR support. Altogether, this gives the Philips 55PUS6262 a ton of new picture quality features and makes it an outstanding OLED option at $1599. The new Dolby Vision support alone is worth the upgrade, and it includes the same built-in object-based HDR rendering technology as Philips’ flagship OLED television, the Philips 55PUS9262.

5 Things to Consider Before Buying a TV

Getting your hands on a high-quality TV at a reasonable price isn’t always easy, so it’s important to get as much information as possible before making a big purchase. That being said, there are a few key things to consider before buying your first TV.

How much are you willing to spend on a TV?

Some people feel like it’s easy to spend hundreds of dollars on a television, but unless you’re a professional home theater installer, you’re probably not quite ready for that. The average American is lucky if they can spend $1000 on television, which is a lot less than the average $2000+ you can expect to pay for the top-of-the-line OLED television.

Consider size and shape

While there’s a lot of fine print that goes into the cost of a television, the size and shape are usually the two most important things to consider. Small televisions tend to have higher price tags, which is understandable, but a lot of people miss the fact that a lower-priced model isn’t necessarily a better buy.

One of the primary reasons you should buy a TV that’s under-$1000 is because it will fit in a standard living room. That being said, you should spend extra time shopping around to ensure you’re getting the best possible quality from a smaller television.

Unfortunately, even if you buy a larger television, it can still become uncomfortable to watch. Some large televisions only allow for two people to watch at a time, which is a major drawback when you consider that the average family watches television an average of 30 hours per week.

The value of color accuracy

Everyone has their own preferences when it comes to color accuracy, and people can often be very passionate about what they perceive as a good or bad color TV. Most people prefer a certain type of panel for their TV because it’s brighter, has better viewing angles, and can deliver a more “correct” color. At the same time, there’s a strong argument to be made that many televisions are even better than most with regard to color accuracy, and as such, they should be purchased regardless of price.

Does it support HDR and Dolby Vision?

There are a lot of great technologies that have come along over the years that have provided amazing benefits for the movies and shows we watch. The first of which is 4K, which not only provides sharper, clearer pictures but also has much higher resolutions. As such, you need an Ultra HD TV to watch Ultra HD content.

Now, HDR is the next major technology that we’re going to need to support, and Dolby Vision is an HDR format that offers up a ton of awesome features. Dolby Vision allows you to watch HDR movies on television that don’t have a Dolby Vision-compatible chipset built-in, which means that you’ll only have to buy a Dolby Vision TV if you already have a device that supports the format. Once again, a lot of TVs that aren’t Dolby Vision-compatible will still work fine if you have a Dolby Vision-enabled device.

What sort of features will you want?

As a general rule, you should look for a TV that has built-in smart functionality for streaming content. This means that you won’t have to purchase another streaming device such as a Roku or Amazon Fire TV Stick, and also means that you won’t have to worry about purchasing additional software for your TV. However, most smart TVs that are capable of streaming from various services also support 4K, and therefore, will also be able to display content in 4K.

Smart TV technology allows for the various major streaming platforms, such as Netflix, Amazon, and more, to be presented on your television. Some people prefer smart TV technology, while others prefer not to use it and instead prefer to go with traditional cable programming. Either way, smart TV technology is a great feature to have in television.

As you can see, it’s important to take some time and do some research to find the best television for you. Just like when purchasing any other kind of device, choosing the wrong model can mean major headaches down the road. In some cases, it can even result in getting a television which is a total failure!

Keep in mind that while the price is important, quality is just as, if not more, important. In terms of quality, there are definitely some great choices out there that won’t break the bank, and all of them will deliver great picture quality and amazing smart functionality.

Of course, the price will be a factor to keep in mind when making a decision, but if you want to get the best TV for the best price, you’ll probably be better off looking for a television that’s a bit more expensive, but with all of the features you want. You should also keep in mind that while it might not be a bad idea to shop around, there’s often a big difference in the quality between different brands. If you find a brand that has great customer service, but a bad TV, you might end up paying a lot more for the TV that you should be paying a lot less for.

What are some of your top TV buying tips? Which TV brands are on your “must-have” list? Let us know in the comments!

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