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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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Pioneer Elite KURO PRO-111FD Plasma HDTV Reviewed

Pioneer Elite KURO PRO-111FD Plasma HDTV Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

While the 2007 Pioneer Elite models drew rave reviews, the 2008s are considered even better. It features Pioneer's Home Media Gallery which easily plays digital movies, music and photos via the USB port or can connect the TV to your home network via the Ethernet port... Read More

 
Panasonic TH-58PZ750U Plasma HDTV Reviewed

Panasonic TH-58PZ750U Plasma HDTV Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

While this top of the line 2007 model retails for $4,499.95, you should now be able to find it for a lot less in most stores. Adrienne Maxwell's review indicates that this model "has more advanced picture controls than you generally find in a Panasonic plasma"... Read More

 
Panasonic TH-42PZ700U HDTV Plasma Reviewed

Panasonic TH-42PZ700U HDTV Plasma Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

This model has a solid but not extensive amount of image adjustments and features 2 HDMI, two component video and one PC input. The HDMI inputs accept a 1080p signal from a Blue-ray player but will not accept a 1080p/24 signal so the set does have its limitations... Read More

 
Pioneer Elite KURO PRO-150FD Plasma HDTV Reviewed

Pioneer Elite KURO PRO-150FD Plasma HDTV Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The top of the line Pioneer Elite series provides "more advanced image adjustments and features" according to Adrienne Maxwell including four HDMI, two component video and one PC input. It also features Pioneer's Home Media Gallery which allows you to play digital movies, music and photos... Read More

 
Vizio VP322 32-inch Plasma HDTV Reviewed

Vizio VP322 32-inch Plasma HDTV Reviewed

By Andrew Robinson

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Retailing for just $649.99, this Vizio model is available at Wal-Mart or directly through the manufacturer. Andrew Robinson called it "one of the more visually appealing designs on the market today" and called it "one of the easiest, most practical smaller displays you can own and live with in the market today... Read More

 
LG 60PG60 Plasma HDTV Reviewed

LG 60PG60 Plasma HDTV Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

This is one of the few THX-certified plasma TVs. This model includes LG's new Fluid Motion 180Hz technology which is designed to render smoother movement. The USB port allows for JPEG and MP3 playback and LG has included advanced control ports like RS-232 and IR input... Read More

 
Hitachi P50T501 Plasma HDTV Reviewed

Hitachi P50T501 Plasma HDTV Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

This model offers "generally solid performance and a healthy connection panel," according to Adrienne Maxwell. Hitachi utilizes a 1280 x 1080 resolution and uses Alternate Lighting of Surfaces technology which costs less than a true 1080 panel but doesn't have quite as good a performance... Read More

 
Sharp AQUOS LC-46D64U HDTV LCD Reviewed

Sharp AQUOS LC-46D64U HDTV LCD Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

Sharp is really cutting corners--when it comes to panel size, that is. The new 46-inch LC-46D64U is thinner and lighter, with less bezel, than other Sharp offerings. Sharp omits 120Hz technology but offers perks like RS-232, automatic backlight adjustment, and a color management system Read More

 
Sharp AQUOS LC-52D92U HDTV LCD Reviewed

Sharp AQUOS LC-52D92U HDTV LCD Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

If you want the best that Sharp has to offer in terms of features and performance, then you should check out the LC-52D92U. This 52-inch, 1080p TV combines a 4ms response time with 120Hz technology to reduce blur, and it offers RS-232, a detachable speaker bar, and three HDMI inputs Read More

 
Sony BRAVIA KDL-46XBR5 HDTV LCD Reviewed

Sony BRAVIA KDL-46XBR5 HDTV LCD Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

The XBR tag designates the top-shelf models in Sony's LCD lineup, and this 46-inch panel comes fully loaded--with things like Motionflow 120Hz, RS-232, and three HDMI inputs. But the first thing you'll probably notice is the stylish design Read More