A top-rated 55-inch smart TV recommended by Rtings is the Samsung UN55JU7100, which received high praise for picture quality and little input lag, as of 2015. The Vizio M55-C2, another top model, costs significantly less than the Samsung UN55JU7100, but it does not perform as well at upscaling lower resolutions.
Rtings praises the Samsung UN55JU7100 for its limited motion blur and ability to interpolate motion. Other notable features include a glossy screen finish, which significantly reduces reflections and glare, and the One Connect Mini box. The Vision M55-C2 receives praise for its good contrast and dimming capabilities, but reviewers criticize its finicky software. Additionally, this model does not prevent blurring of fast objects as well as the Samsung does.
The Samsung UN55JU6500 is another recommended 55-inch smart TV, but this model does not have the anti-blurring capabilities of the UN55JU7100. The Vizio P552ui-B2 is recommended for its wide viewing angle, but it has poor contrast. The Samsung UN55J6300 offers a good viewing experience at 1080p, but it has a long input lag time and limited smart features. The Vizio E55-C1 offers decent picture quality for a budget 55-inch smart TV and features a full array backlight, but color uniformity is an issue. The Sony KDL55W800C is also recommended for its contrast and uniformity, but it has limited smart features and a long input lag.