What is the Best 55 Inch Smart TV?

Overall when you’re talking about what is the best 55 inches smart TV it is very easy to get lost. This because of two reasons The first being the vast number of TVs that come in the 55-inch size. The second is the varying prices for this already popular size. It’s very hard to nail down what is the best or even more precisely, what is worth it.

TV Viewing Distance Size Chart

There will be a chart in conjunction with this information to help you easily make sure you’re looking for the best size of TV for the living space you’re trying to fill. On the desktop, it will be to the right, and on mobile, it will be below, but why is the right viewing distance important?

Simply put, immersion. An immersive experience is a good one and everyone is looking for the best experience. So by making sure your viewing distance is correct, you can help maximize everything a TV has to offer that isn’t hardware or software.

If you’re looking for the best 55 inch TVs, then your TV should be around 8 feet away or almost 2.4 meters for the best experience.

TV Size Viewing Distance
32″ ~5.0 feet / 1.5 m
40″ ~5.5 feet / 1.6 m
43″ ~6.5 feet / 1.9 m
50″ ~7.0 feet / 2.3 m
55″ ~8.0 feet / 2.4 m
60″ ~8.5 feet / 2.5 m
65″ ~9.0 feet / 2.7 m
70″ ~9.5 feet / 2.9 m
75″ ~12.0 feet / 3.6 m

Is a 55 Inch TV Worth It?

This is a much more simple question to answer. In fact, all TVs have a ‘worth it’ value that you could give them, which is more than just a 55 inch TV is worth it. The two most important factors that go into deciding if a TV is worth it is the price and size of the TV. I’ve made a small chart for below that you can look into to help decide the cost and potential caution you should have before purchasing a TV.

There are three different things to note when looking at this graph. The three colors.

  • Yellow is for a TV that is often too cheap to be true. You’ll often be lacking features or better performing basics that a normally priced TV would have.
  • Green is for TVs that are often reasonably priced for the features they offer. You’re likely to get a deal when you find a TV size within the green prices.
  • Red is for TVs that are often overpriced. They do not offer a considerable amount of advantages for the features they often charge for. This is also when often times you are charged a price premium for a brands name. Such as Sony or Samsung.

Will a Bigger TV Offer More Features?

The answer to this question is yes and no.

I’ve talked about the proper viewing distance before and how it will make for an immersive experience. You can find that information here. So as you can see from the chart above the larger a TV becomes, the more immersive of an experience it can offer to you. This is very important as it can turn an alright movie into an amazing movie or whatever type of content you’re watching. Getting lost in the program is what this is all about.

Then also note the features that are offered for the larger sizes. Often times since a model will be offered in many sizes, with features alone, it is impossible to rationalize a legitimate price for larger sizes since smaller TVs will offer the same features. I do talk about this with my buying guide that is being updated very often these days. Many features a TV could have are including, but not limited to:

  • Good contrast ratio
  • Good viewing angle
  • Great response times
  • Motion interpolation
  • 24p playback
  • Excellent smart features
  • and many more

So combining knowledge from the top and bottom graphs are extremely important in deciding what is the best for either a price or a series of sizes. When coming to these conclusions I make sure to not only take all of this into consideration, but I also aim to have handled enough TVs to make a reasonable conclusion. This is just my way of effectively digging through the archives if you will.

Best 55 Inch TVs

Without further ado, I will now list the best 55 inch TVs so far this year.

These conclusions took some time. So if you do not agree let me know in the comments below how you feel and what I can do to improve.