We think a matte-screen finish offers the best picture quality in rooms where you can't control ambient light. Here are our favorite five matte-screen TVs CNET reviewed in 2011, arranged in descending order of overall picture quality.
LG LW5600 series
While passive 3D has its flaws, the LG LW5600's 2D picture quality is very good for an edge-lit LED-based LCD TV, especially in bright rooms. Read the full review.
Samsung LND630 series
With image quality every bit as good as that of many expensive LED models, the Samsung LND630 is a great choice for a no-frills LCD TV. Read the full review.
Sharp LC-70LE732U series
For people craving a colossal flat-screen TV who don't want a plasma or a
projector, the 70-inch Sharp LC-70LE732U series LED-based LCD offers very good picture quality, especially in bright rooms. Read the full review.
Vizio Razor M3D550SR
The Vizio M3D550SR is a solid edge-lit
LED TV with excellent black levels, although its passive 3D and Smart Dimming feature create some issues. Read the full review.
Sony KDL-EX523 series
The Sony EX523 series produces a solid though workmanlike picture at a price that competes well against similarly featured LED TVs. Read the full review.
Looking for specs and pricing? Compare these TVs head-to-head. Click through to the reviews for additional screen sizes.