A Look at the Top Models in the HDTV Market

By John Abraham

An HDTV should never be an impulse buy for the majority of customers. The good news is, it doesn't need to become a lesson in rocket science, either. While looking at these HDTVs, it is particularly common for a normal customer to be inundated by a deluge of acronyms, numbers and technical terms, chiefly if you don't know very much about electronics. Quite a few folks believe that sort of techno-speak to be enlightening, but plenty of us don't. In acknowledgment of that issue, what follows is several helpful HDTV reviews which strive to simply report how well the products work, without being lost in the mysterious intricacies of how they are able to perform that task. A great model is the Sony Bravia KDL-46S5100 HDTV.

Samsung UNB8500

This HDTV is quite close to doing the impossible - being too rich and too thin. Samsung's prima donna is priced at nearly $4000 and comes with an ultraslim profile, making it the current supermodel of HDTVs. Every flat panel screen is a stylish, well-proportioned item whether it performs well or not. This particular flat-panel screen also delivers the most lifelike picture quality possible with an LCD screen today. Because it is a flat-panel LCD screen, though, the more satisfactory place for watching is straight in front of the screen. If you are located at an angle relative to the screen, you might have a rough time seeing the video display or the reason for such a high price tag.

Panasonic TC-P50V10

Panasonic's highest quality plasma HDTV honestly produces a more realistic display than Samsung's top performing product reviewed above. Of course, this is because plasma screens usually display a picture better than LCD screens routinely. You could see the high-definition display from different angles as opposed to being chained directly in front of the video display. The picture you are enjoying is more lifelike, too, since rather than being composed of pixels, or very tiny squares, the picture flows together as if it were being broadcast inside liquid, which it is. It's conceivable that only the fussiest videophiles will ever care about that feature, so why should your average consumer be interested? Maybe because the TC-P50V10 plasma TV costs almost $2000 less than Samsung's bit of video nirvana.

Sharp AQUOS LC-32D62U

Sharp additionally has a impressive entry in the super-sized, many-pixel category. It incorporates a high-resolution LCD screen which produces especially clear video when you stand at an angle from the screen, not merely when you are trapped immediately in front of it. Sharp's HDTV is quite versatile on account of it comes with a couple of attatched HDMI converters, that permit you to connect peripherals including DVD players which are less than HDTV compatible. There are some additional HD component inputs, for those who could be upgrading all the toys at once, and want to use it all today. Sharp's widescreen wonder comes with one more exceptional feature: its retail price of just short of $1200 makes it very nearly affordable when balanced against our two other listed devices. Another nice option is the Sony Bravia KDL-52XBR9 HDTV.

You'll find hundreds of top performing HDTVs for sale today, and they can be found in sizes and prices to fulfill everybody's needs. The key issues for many of us to zero in on is a feature we actually want and how much we are willing to pay for it. Happy shopping! - 32388

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