Haier L55B2181 LCD HDTV Review

A paragon of cheap, low quality manufacturing.

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Haier, the Chinese company known in certain circles for their production of low-cost home appliances, began producing and distributing the L55B2181 in April of this year.

In a market saturated by feature-heavy HDTVs boasting everything from full HD 3D and expansive smart platforms, to voice and gesture controls, the L55B2181 is a rare bird. It's a 1080p LED television, and that's about all the description it requires.

While we've as of yet been unable to track down an official MSRP for this TV, it retails locally and online for around $999, though some sites are selling it for only $700.

In the tradition of Haier HDTVs, the L55B2181 is as no-frills as they get these days. No 3D, no internet content, and--unfortunately--no consistently good core performance. This Haier is cheap, not only in price tag, but in the way it looks and sounds during use. It simply isn't a good product, and there are numerous TVs on the market that'll give you more value for your money.

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  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Tour & Design
  4. Connectivity
  5. Performance
  6. Picture Quality
  7. Screen Performance
  8. Audio
  9. Power Consumption
  10. Calibration
  11. Software & Internet
  12. Software & Interface
  13. Conclusion
  14. Photo Gallery
  15. Ratings & Specs