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Remember the first time you saw a plasma HDTV? It was love at first sight, right? You had to have one, but the price was way beyond your reach. Over a decade later, plasma TVs are gone, replaced by LCD TVs and, more recently, OLED TVs. Also gone are those super-high price tags. Today you can get a big, bright, ultra-thin Ultra HD TV to serve as the cornerstone of your high-performance home theater system, often at a price that's attainable for most mainstream consumers. But which TV is the right TV for you? Check out the resources below to learn more about your options, then visit our review archive to read about the latest and greatest in the TV world.

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Panasonic TC-P50S2 Plasma HDTV Reviewed

Panasonic TC-P50S2 Plasma HDTV Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

If you're looking for a step up from the basic plasma sets on the market but don't need all of the most advanced features, Adrienne Maxwell recommends this model which features Panasonic's NEOPDP panel and a 600Hz Sub-Field Drive along with a full 1,080-line motion resolution... Read More

 
Sony KDL-52EX700 LED LCD HDTV Reviewed

Sony KDL-52EX700 LED LCD HDTV Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

A midlevel model in Sony's 2010 LCD line, the 52-inch KDL-52EX700 lacks 3D capability and 240Hz, but it's still endowed with edge LED lighting, 120Hz, and the BRAVIA Internet Video platform. Adrienne Maxwell puts this TV to the test. Check out the results. Read More

 
Samsung UN55C7000 55-inch 3D LED HDTV Reviewed

Samsung UN55C7000 55-inch 3D LED HDTV Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

One of the first 3D HDTVs to market, the 55-inch UN55C7000 takes LED HDTVs to a higher level. Sold at Best Buy and other locations, this set will surely be a popular choice for consumers looking to play the latest in 3D material from Blu-ray and satellite/cable TV. Read More

 
Insignia NS-P502Q-10A 50 Inch Plasma HDTV Reviewed

Insignia NS-P502Q-10A 50 Inch Plasma HDTV Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Best Buy's house brand is known for providing affordable products that meet consumers' basic needs and this model is no exception. The Insignia NS-P502Q10A retails for $899.99 and has a reported 30,000:1 contrast ratio and a 1,000/cd/m brightness ratio on its 600 Hz refresh rate screen... Read More

 
Insignia NS-L55X-10A Advanced 55-Inch Class LCD HDTV Reviewed

Insignia NS-L55X-10A Advanced 55-Inch Class LCD HDTV Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

A value-oriented line sold exclusively through Best Buy, Insignia now offers a 55-inch, 1080p LCD for $1297.99. Andrew Robinson checks out whether or not the NS-L55X-10A, which has a 120Hz refresh rate and five HDMI inputs, can compete with the big boys of the LCD world. Read More

 
Vizio VL470M LCD HDTV Reviewed

Vizio VL470M LCD HDTV Reviewed

By Brian Kahn

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Vizio's new VL470M, which boasts the company's distinctive java-brown finish, leans toward the lower end of the company's line, price-wise. This 47-inch, 120Hz LCD uses a traditional CCFL backlight, as opposed to the LED lighting in Vizio's step-up models. Read More

 
SRS MyVolume Volume Leveling Adaptor Reviewed

SRS MyVolume Volume Leveling Adaptor Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Tired of commercials screaming at you during breaks from your favorite shows? SRS's MyVolume is a volume leveling device that smoothes out the peaks. Adrienne Maxwell takes a listen and lets you know if SRS can deliver on a promise of peace and quiet during your favorite HDTV shows. Read More

 
Vizio VF551XVT LED LCD HDTV Reviewed

Vizio VF551XVT LED LCD HDTV Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Vizio has introduced its first full-array LED-based LCD, with local dimming to produce deeper blacks than a traditional LCD. Check out Adrienne Maxwell's hands-on review of this 55-inch, 1080p TV, which also sports Vizio's 240Hz SPS technology and five HDMI inputs Read More

 
Sharp LC-32LE700UN LED LCD HDTV

Sharp LC-32LE700UN LED LCD HDTV

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

With the new LE700 Series, Sharp's enters the full-array LED category of LCD TVs. However, the company opted not to include local dimming to produce deeper blacks. How does that affect the performance of this 32-inch, 1080p TV? Read on to find out. Read More

 
Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

Home Theater Review 2009 Best of Awards

By HomeTheaterReview.com

Overall Rating
0 Stars
 

Home Theater Review Editors have searched high and low, near and far, for the best products of 2009, from HDTVs to receivers, speakers to Blu-ray players, and more. Check to read the best in LED and LCD HDTV reviews here on HomeTheaterReview.com. Read More