Vizio E601i-A3 60-inch LED TV (Amazon and Walmart, $688)
Vizio E601i-A3 60-inch LED TV (read review)
We called this little brother to the 70-incher the best value in its class, and at this price, it's an even better buy. And yes, it comes with an in-store guarantee.
Runner up: Sharp LC-60LE450U (Best Buy, $699). I'd be surprised if it's as good as the LE650U, but it shouldn't be too much worse. We'd still pick the Vizio, though, since it's a known quantity.
- Overall score: 7.6 (3.5 stars)
CNET Editors' Rating
Average User Review
out of 10 user reviews
Starting at: $899.99
The good: The Vizio E601i-A3 is an outstanding value as the least expensive LED TV of its size that also offers Smart TV. Its picture boasts highly accurate color and very good bright-room performance. Plenty of Smart content is on hand within a responsive interface, and the QWERTY remote makes searches and other Smart TV actions easier. With its thin bezel, the set has a more compact, sleeker look than many competitors.
The bad: The E1i-A3's picture can't match the black-level performance of some competing LED TVs, and suffers from some uniformity issues. Its Smart TV interface design seems a bit dated and cumbersome.
The bottom line: The Vizio E601i-A3 is the best value yet among big-screen LED TVs.
November 26, 2013 4:07 PM PST
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| Caption by: David Carnoy
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