Top Rated 2011 Model HDTV

2011 HDTV Models - Black Friday / Cyber Monday Deals

Here are the best deals we've seen so far:


32" LCD Samsung LN32D450 $349 Editor's Choice
32" LCD LG 32LK450 $299
32" LCD LG 32LK450 $299
32" LCD Panasonic TC-L32C3 $319

37" LCD Panasonic TC-L37U3 $405
37" LCD LG 37LK450 $469

40" LCD Samsung UN40D5003 $499

42" LCD LG 42LK450 $497
42" LCD LG 42LK520 $584

46" LCD Samsung LN46D630 $749 Editor's Choice
46" LCD Samsung UN46D6000 $897 Editor's Choice

50" Plasma LG 50PV450 $618
50" Plasma LG 50PZ750 $999

51" Plasma Samsung PN51D550 $849 Editor's Choice

55" LCD LG 55LK520 $949
55" LCD LG 55LV5500 $1267

60" Plasma Panasonic TC-P60S30 $1268 Editor's Choice

As always with Black Friday Deals, supplies are limited.

50-inch HDTV

Panasonic Viera TC-P50G25

C|Net says ..."The Pioneer PDP-5020FD is an absolutely fantastic HDTV with outstanding black levels, but ultimately we preferred the Panasonic TC-P50G25..." Panasonic TC-P50G25 50-inch 1080p Plasma HDTV. Ranked as Best-of-the-Best by C|Net, the 2008 Panasonic TC-P50G25 comes mighty close to the vaunted blacks of the above KURO models. This set has significantly improved color and video processing performance compared to its predecessors. Color accuracy is excellent. The image is perfectly uniform across the screen, and viewing angles are superb, with none of the drop-off in contrast or color accuracy typical of LCD. Overall, a fantastic set. The only set that comes close to matching the picture quality of the Pioneer KURO line. Over 90% five star ratings at Amazon.com. Priced below the top pick Pioneer PDP-5020FD. All top rated Panasonic Plasma HDTVs:

50" Plasma Panasonic TC-P50G25 $1092 Editor's Choice

42" Plasma Panasonic TC-P42C2 $469
42" Plasma Panasonic TC-P42S2 $621
42" Plasma Panasonic TC-P42S30 $607 Editor's Choice
42" Plasma Panasonic TC-P42G10 $739
42" Plasma Panasonic TC-P42ST30 $659 Editor's Choice
42" Plasma Panasonic TC-P42ST30 $659 Editor's Choice

46" Plasma Panasonic TC-P46S30 $727 Editor's Choice
46" Plasma Panasonic TC-P46ST30 $869 Editor's Choice
46" Plasma Panasonic TC-P46G25 $909

50" Plasma Panasonic TC-P50S30 $769 Editor's Choice
50" Plasma Panasonic TC-P50ST30 $886 Editor's Choice
50" Plasma Panasonic TC-P50U2 $799

54" Plasma Panasonic TC-P54S2 $1086 Editor's Choice
54" Plasma Panasonic TC-P54G25 $1332
54" Plasma Panasonic TC-P54VT25 $2181

60" Plasma Panasonic TC-P60S30 $1268 Editor's Choice
58" Plasma Panasonic TC-P58VT25 $2446 Editor's Choice

65" Plasma Panasonic TC-P65S2 $1793
65" Plasma Panasonic TC-P65V10 $2199

Big Screen HDTV

Top Rated Big Screen HDTV


52" LCD Sony 52EX700 $1599 Editor's Choice
52" LCD Sony 52NX800 $1499
52" LCD Sony 52LX900 $1799
52" LCD Sony 52HX909 $2699

55" LCD Vizio M550NV $1260 Editor's Choice
55" LCD Vizio XVT553SV $1590 Editor's Choice
55" LCD Toshiba 55UX600U $1348 Editor's Choice
55" LCD Samsung LN55D6500 $1498
55" LCD Samsung UN55D6300 $1539
55" LCD Samsung UN55D6500 $1498 Editor's Choice
55" LCD Samsung UN55D7000 $1698
55" LCD LG 55LK520 $949
55" LCD LG 55LV5500 $1267
55" LCD LG 55LW5600 $1366
55" LCD LG 55LW6500 $1772
55" LCD Samsung UN55D7000 $1698 Editor's Choice
55" LCD Samsung UN55D8000 $1907 Editor's Choice
55" LCD Toshiba 55LTL515U $1235

60" LCD Sharp LC-60LE632U $1399 Editor's Choice
60" LCD Sharp LC-60LE830U $1655
60" LCD Sony 60EX720 $2119
60" LCD Sony 60NX720 $2417

50" Plasma LG 50PV450 $618
50" Plasma LG 50PZ750 $999
50" Plasma LG 50PZ750 $999 Editor's Choice
50" Plasma LG 50PZ950 $1094 Editor's Choice
50" Plasma Panasonic TC-P50S30 $769 Editor's Choice
50" Plasma Panasonic TC-P50ST30 $886 Editor's Choice
50" Plasma Panasonic TC-P50U2 $799
50" Plasma Panasonic TC-P50G25 $988
51" Plasma Samsung PN51D550 $849 Editor's Choice
50" Plasma Samsung PN50C590 $899
50" Plasma Samsung PN50C6500 $1179 Editor's Choice
50" Plasma Samsung PN51D7000 $1238
50" Plasma Samsung PN51D8000 $1299

54" Plasma Panasonic TC-P54S2 $1086 Editor's Choice
54" Plasma Panasonic TC-P54G25 $1332
54" Plasma Panasonic TC-P54VT25 $2181

60" Plasma Panasonic TC-P60S30 $1268 Editor's Choice
58" Plasma Panasonic TC-P58VT25 $2446 Editor's Choice
58" Plasma Samsung PN58C550 $11123
58" Plasma Samsung PN58C7000 $1796 Editor's Choice
58" Plasma Samsung PN58C8000 $1962 Editor's Choice

60" Plasma LG 60PK550 $1299 Editor's Choice
60" Plasma LG 60PK750 $1399
60" Plasma LG 60PK950 $1699
60" Plasma LG 60PZ950 $1569

63" Plasma Samsung PN63C550 $1997 Editor's Choice
64" Plasma Samsung PN64D7000 $2209 Editor's Choice
64" Plasma Samsung PN64D8000 $2403 Editor's Choice

65" Plasma Panasonic TC-P65S2 $1793
65" Plasma Panasonic TC-P65V10 $2199

HDTV Under $1000

Top Rated HDTV Under $1000

Several 40-inch thru 50-inch HDTVs we follow are available for under $1000. The three 50-inch sets listed below are outstanding values.

Here's the field, all ranked as Editor's Choices:

40" LCD Samsung LN40D550 $562 Editor's Choice
40" LCD Samsung LN40D630 $647 Editor's Choice
40" LCD Sony 40BX420 $578 Editor's Choice
40" LCD Sony 40EX720 $779 Editor's Choice

46" LCD Samsung LN46D550 $697 Editor's Choice
46" LCD Samsung LN46D630 $749 Editor's Choice

42" Plasma Panasonic TC-P42S30 $607 Editor's Choice
42" Plasma Panasonic TC-P42ST30 $659 Editor's Choice

46" LCD Samsung LN46D630 $749 Editor's Choice
46" LCD Samsung UN46D6000 $897 Editor's Choice
46" Plasma Panasonic TC-P46S30 $727 Editor's Choice
46" Plasma Panasonic TC-P46ST30 $869 Editor's Choice

50" Plasma LG 50PZ750 $999 Editor's Choice
50" Plasma Panasonic TC-P50S30 $769 Editor's Choice
50" Plasma Panasonic TC-P50ST30 $886 Editor's Choice
51" Plasma Samsung PN51D550 $849 Editor's Choice

3D HDTV

3D HDTV

Here are your options for top rated 3D HDTV, including our own Editor's Choices. Almost all of the plasma sets are an Editor's Choice for one reason—these top-of-the-line sets have unsurpassed picture quality:

40" LCD Samsung UN40D6500 $1027

46" LCD Samsung LN46D750 $1052 Editor's Choice
46" LCD Samsung UN46D7000 $1305
46" LCD Samsung UN46D8000 $1415
46" LCD Sony 46HX820 $1299

47" LCD LG 47LW5600 $1019
47" LCD LG 47LW6500 $1149

52" LCD Sony 52LX900 $1799
52" LCD Sony 52HX909 $2699

55" LCD LG 55LW5600 $1366
55" LCD LG 55LW6500 $1772
55" LCD Samsung UN55D7000 $1698 Editor's Choice
55" LCD Samsung UN55D8000 $1907 Editor's Choice
55" LCD Toshiba 55LTL515U $1235

60" LCD Sony 60NX720 $2417



42" Plasma Panasonic TC-P42ST30 $659 Editor's Choice

46" Plasma Panasonic TC-P46ST30 $869 Editor's Choice

50" Plasma LG 50PZ950 $1094 Editor's Choice
50" Plasma Panasonic TC-P50ST30 $886 Editor's Choice
50" Plasma Panasonic TC-P50GT30 $1099 Editor's Choice

51" Plasma Samsung PN51D7000 $1238
51" Plasma Samsung PN51D8000 $1299

60" Plasma LG 60PZ950 $1569

64" Plasma Samsung PN64D7000 $2209 Editor's Choice
64" Plasma Samsung PN64D8000 $2403 Editor's Choice

Top Rated HDTV

Top Rated Sony, Samsung, Panasonic 2011 HDTVs

The HDTV market is holding well in spite of intense economic pressure. Samsung LCD HDTVs continue their reign as the most popular and best selling HDTVs, although the excellent Panasonic and LG plasma HDTVs are picking up market share. Sony continues to stuggle to grab market share from rival Samsung, but the well received EX series is finding favor with some HDTV aficionados. We're partial to the Panasonic plasmas, but don't knock anyone for their preference of the new generation Samsung LCDs. To be fair the gap between plasma and LCD is very narrow and we'd be thrilled to have any of these top-selling sets in our living room.

Here's our picks for the best-of-the-best in the current market:

32" LCD Samsung LN32D450 $349 Editor's Choice
32" LCD Samsung LN32D550 $460
32" LCD Samsung UN32D4000 $429
32" LCD Sony 32BX420 $448 Editor's Choice
32" LCD Sony 32EX40B $689
32" LCD Sony 32EX523 $599
32" LCD Sony 32EX720 $695
32" LCD Panasonic TC-L32C3 $319
32" LCD Panasonic TC-L32U3 $366 Editor's Choice
32" LCD TCL L32HDF11TA $249
32" LCD LG 32LK450 $299
32" LCD LG 32LV2500 $376 Editor's Choice

37" LCD LG 37LK450 $469
37" LCD Panasonic TC-L37U3 $405
37" LCD Samsung LN37D550 $549 Editor's Choice
37" LCD Toshiba 37E200U $449 Editor's Choice

40" LCD Samsung LN40D550 $562 Editor's Choice
40" LCD Samsung LN40D630 $647 Editor's Choice
40" LCD Sony 40EX420 $575
40" LCD Sony 40EX500 $659
40" LCD Sony 40BX420 $578 Editor's Choice
40" LCD Sony 40EX720 $779 Editor's Choice
40" LCD Samsung UN40D6000 $847
40" LCD Samsung UN40D6500 $1027
40" LCD Toshiba 40XV645U $1044

42" LCD Panasonic TC-L42U30 $599
42" LCD LG 42LK450 $497
42" LCD LG 42LK520 $584
42" LCD LG 42LE5400 $880
42" LCD Vizio XVT424SV $747

46" LCD Samsung LN46D550 $697 Editor's Choice
46" LCD Samsung LN46D630 $749 Editor's Choice
46" LCD Samsung LN46D750 $1052 Editor's Choice
46" LCD Samsung UN46D6300 $979 Editor's Choice
46" LCD Samsung UN46D6500 $1192 Editor's Choice
46" LCD Samsung UN46D6000 $1117 Editor's Choice
46" LCD Samsung UN46D7000 $1305
46" LCD Samsung UN46D8000 $1415
46" LCD Sony 46BX420 $698
46" LCD Sony 46EX523 $949
46" LCD Sony 46EX600 $989
46" LCD Sony 46EX720 $1050
46" LCD Sony 46HX820 $1299

47" LCD LG 47LK520 $749
47" LCD LG 47LW5600 $1019
47" LCD LG 47LW6500 $1149
47" LCD LG 47LV5500 $981 Editor's Choice
47" LCD Vizio XVT3D474SV $1991

52" LCD Sony 52EX700 $1599 Editor's Choice
52" LCD Sony 52NX800 $1499
52" LCD Sony 52LX900 $1799
52" LCD Sony 52HX909 $2699

55" LCD Vizio M550NV $1260 Editor's Choice
55" LCD Vizio XVT553SV $1590 Editor's Choice
55" LCD Toshiba 55UX600U $1348 Editor's Choice
55" LCD Samsung LN55D6500 $1498
55" LCD Samsung UN55D6300 $1539
55" LCD Samsung UN55D6500 $1498 Editor's Choice
55" LCD Samsung UN55D7000 $1698
55" LCD LG 55LK520 $949
55" LCD LG 55LV5500 $1267
55" LCD LG 55LW5600 $1366
55" LCD LG 55LW6500 $1772
55" LCD Samsung UN55D7000 $1698 Editor's Choice
55" LCD Samsung UN55D8000 $1907 Editor's Choice
55" LCD Toshiba 55LTL515U $1235

60" LCD Sharp LC-60LE632U $1399 Editor's Choice
60" LCD Sharp LC-60LE830U $1655
60" LCD Sony 60EX720 $2119
60" LCD Sony 60NX720 $2417



42" Plasma Panasonic TC-P42C2 $469
42" Plasma Panasonic TC-P42S2 $621
42" Plasma Panasonic TC-P42S30 $607 Editor's Choice
42" Plasma Panasonic TC-P42G10 $739
42" Plasma Panasonic TC-P42ST30 $659 Editor's Choice
42" Plasma Panasonic TC-P42ST30 $659 Editor's Choice

46" Plasma Panasonic TC-P46S30 $727 Editor's Choice
46" Plasma Panasonic TC-P46ST30 $869 Editor's Choice
46" Plasma Panasonic TC-P46G25 $909

50" Plasma LG 50PV450 $618
50" Plasma LG 50PZ750 $999
50" Plasma LG 50PZ750 $999 Editor's Choice
50" Plasma LG 50PZ950 $1094 Editor's Choice
50" Plasma Panasonic TC-P50S30 $769 Editor's Choice
50" Plasma Panasonic TC-P50ST30 $886 Editor's Choice
50" Plasma Panasonic TC-P50U2 $799
50" Plasma Panasonic TC-P50G25 $988
51" Plasma Samsung PN51D550 $849 Editor's Choice
50" Plasma Samsung PN50C590 $899
50" Plasma Samsung PN50C6500 $1179 Editor's Choice
50" Plasma Samsung PN51D7000 $1238
50" Plasma Samsung PN51D8000 $1299

54" Plasma Panasonic TC-P54S2 $1086 Editor's Choice
54" Plasma Panasonic TC-P54G25 $1332
54" Plasma Panasonic TC-P54VT25 $2181

60" Plasma Panasonic TC-P60S30 $1268 Editor's Choice
58" Plasma Panasonic TC-P58VT25 $2446 Editor's Choice
58" Plasma Samsung PN58C550 $11123
58" Plasma Samsung PN58C7000 $1796 Editor's Choice
58" Plasma Samsung PN58C8000 $1962 Editor's Choice

60" Plasma LG 60PK550 $1299 Editor's Choice
60" Plasma LG 60PK750 $1399
60" Plasma LG 60PK950 $1699
60" Plasma LG 60PZ950 $1569

63" Plasma Samsung PN63C550 $1997 Editor's Choice
64" Plasma Samsung PN64D7000 $2209 Editor's Choice
64" Plasma Samsung PN64D8000 $2403 Editor's Choice

65" Plasma Panasonic TC-P65S2 $1793
65" Plasma Panasonic TC-P65V10 $2199

Sony HDTV

Stunning Sony EX, NX, LX Series LCD HDTV

New Technologies Deliver Exceptional Color Reproduction and Black Levels Sony introduced seven new BRAVIA® flat-panel LCD high-definition televisions including models with TRILUMINOS® LED backlight and local dimming for outstanding black-level reproduction and unmatched contrast. The new models expand the BRAVIA LCD line up to 30 models in screen sizes up to 60 inches.

40" LCD Sony 40EX420 $575
40" LCD Sony 40EX500 $659
40" LCD Sony 40BX420 $578 Editor's Choice
40" LCD Sony 40EX720 $779 Editor's Choice

46" LCD Sony 46BX420 $698
46" LCD Sony 46EX523 $949
46" LCD Sony 46EX600 $989
46" LCD Sony 46EX720 $1050
46" LCD Sony 46HX820 $1299

52" LCD Sony 52EX700 $1599 Editor's Choice
52" LCD Sony 52NX800 $1499
52" LCD Sony 52LX900 $1799
52" LCD Sony 52HX909 $2699
55" LCD Toshiba 55LTL515U $1235

60" LCD Sony 60EX720 $2119
60" LCD Sony 60NX720 $2417

LCD HDTV

Best LCD HDTVs of 2011

The 2011 LCD HDTV roll out is underway and we like it. Deeper blacks, higher refresh rates, and motion blur reduction, previously expensive adders, are standard features in many new 2011 sets. Here are a few that offer outstanding picture quality at reasonable cost:

32" LCD Samsung LN32D450 $349 Editor's Choice
32" LCD Sony 32BX420 $448 Editor's Choice
32" LCD Panasonic TC-L32C3 $319
32" LCD Panasonic TC-L32U3 $366 Editor's Choice
32" LCD LG 32LK450 $299
32" LCD LG 32LV2500 $376 Editor's Choice

37" LCD Panasonic TC-L37U3 $405
37" LCD Samsung LN37D550 $549 Editor's Choice
37" LCD Toshiba 37E200U $449 Editor's Choice

40" LCD Samsung LN40D550 $562 Editor's Choice
40" LCD Samsung LN40D630 $647 Editor's Choice

46" LCD Samsung LN46D550 $697 Editor's Choice
46" LCD Samsung LN46D630 $749 Editor's Choice
46" LCD Samsung LN46D750 $1052 Editor's Choice
46" LCD Samsung UN46D6300 $979 Editor's Choice
46" LCD Samsung UN46D6500 $1192 Editor's Choice
46" LCD Sony 46BX420 $698
46" LCD Sony 46EX523 $949
46" LCD Sony 46EX600 $989
46" LCD Sony 46EX720 $1050

47" LCD LG 47LV5500 $981 Editor's Choice

52" LCD Sony 52EX700 $1599 Editor's Choice

55" LCD Samsung UN55D6300 $1539
55" LCD Samsung UN55D6500 $1498 Editor's Choice
55" LCD Samsung UN55D7000 $1698
55" LCD Toshiba 55UX600U $1348 Editor's Choice
55" LCD Toshiba 55LTL515U $1235
55" LCD Vizio M550NV $1260 Editor's Choice
55" LCD Vizio XVT553SV $1590 Editor's Choice

60" LCD Sharp LC-60LE632U $1399 Editor's Choice