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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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Toshiba 46XF550U LCD HDTV Reviewed

Toshiba 46XF550U LCD HDTV Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4 Stars
 

If you're tired of all that pesky bezel detracting from your viewing experience, Toshiba's got the TV for you. Part of the company's current top-shelf line, the 46-inch, 120Hz 46XF550U sports the Super Narrow Bezel design with less than one inch of frame around the screen Read More

 
Vizio Gallevia GV47LF LCD HDTV Reviewed

Vizio Gallevia GV47LF LCD HDTV Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

If you own a number of HDMI-equipped sources (or plan to soon), Vizio's new GV47LF generously offers four HDMI inputs. This value-oriented 47-inch, 1080p panel also offers a detachable speaker bar, but it lacks higher-end options like 120Hz, LED backlighting, and a USB media port Read More

 
Westinghouse TX-42F430S LCD HDTV Reviewed

Westinghouse TX-42F430S LCD HDTV Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
2.5 Stars
 

If you're looking for an affordable way to add a 42-inch, 1080p panel to your home, consider Westinghouse's new TX-42F430S. This well-priced TV lacks 120Hz technology to reduce motion blur, but it does include four HDMI inputs and an internal subwoofer Read More

 
Samsung LN52A650 LCD HDTV Reviewed

Samsung LN52A650 LCD HDTV Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Tired of the basic black or silver finish offered on most flat-panel TVs? Samsung's new Touch of Color aesthetic adds a hint of red around the border to give the panel a subtly unique look. This top-shelf 52-inch LCD also sports many of Samsung's advanced features Read More

 
Samsung LN-T4065F HDTV LCD Reviewed

Samsung LN-T4065F HDTV LCD Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

As a mid-level model in Samsung's 2008 line, the 40-inch LN-T4065 lacks advanced options like LED backlighting and Auto Motion Plus 120Hz, but it offers a solid amount of picture adjustments and A/V inputs, including a USB port that supports media playback Read More

 
Mitsubishi Diamond Series LT-46244 LCD HDTV Reviewed

Mitsubishi Diamond Series LT-46244 LCD HDTV Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

Is the new LT-46244 a diamond amongst the current crop of LCD TVs? Mitsubishi thinks so. As part to the top-shelf Diamond Series, this 46-inch, 1080p TV includes features like Smooth120Hz technology, four HDMI inputs, a CableCard slot, and RS-232 Read More

 
LG 47LBX LCD HDTV Reviewed

LG 47LBX LCD HDTV Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

The new 47-inch 47LBX resides near the top of LG's LCD lineup, and it's loaded with worthwhile features: TruMotion 120Hz and a 5ms response time to reduce motion blur, an IPS panel to improve viewing angle, and RS-232 for advanced system integration Read More

 
LG 50PY3D Plasma HDTV Reviewed

LG 50PY3D Plasma HDTV Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

This 50-inch model has a healthy connection panel that includes three HDMI, two component video and one PC input. The USB port allows for both MP3 and JPEG playback. This set has a generally attractive picture and is less expensive than more recent models... Read More

 
Hitachi P60X901 Plasma HDTV Reviewed

Hitachi P60X901 Plasma HDTV Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
3.5 Stars
 

This is one of only a handful of HDTVs that offers a smooth-motion mode to reduce film judder. Adrienne Maxwell says this model's "connections and features are excellent" but because it utilizes ALiS instead of using true 1080p technology, there are sets out there... Read More

 
Pioneer KURO PDP-4280HD Plasma HDTV Reviewed

Pioneer KURO PDP-4280HD Plasma HDTV Reviewed

By Adrienne Maxwell

Overall Rating
4.5 Stars
 

This model is the smallest and most cost effective way to add a gorgeous and well received KURO plasma to your home. It has a generous connection panel with four HDMI, two component video and one PC input, picture-in-picture and TV Guide on screen program guide are available... Read More