3 HDTVs worth considering for the holidays
With the holidays just around the corner, it's about time us home theater buffs got the show on the road before the best of the best is all sold out. With the wide gamut of products available on the market--whether HDTVs, Blu-ray players, home theaters in a box--it's tough to know what the best buy is for your cash. Here's 3 separate HDTV series' that definitely are worth your hard earned money. Just print off this list and either head out to your local electronics shop or your favorite online retailer and get shopping!
Cheapies but goodies
Prices have come time quite a bit over the past couple of years and a smart buyer can net a decent HDTV for under $1000--even something in the 40 - 50 inch range. So what do we recommend? Here goes.
Panasonic X1 and S1 series plasma HDTVs
The Panasonic X1 series may only boast 720p resolution, but according to many reviews it also offers the best black-level-for-dollars-spent ratio available. Available in sizes ranging from 26 to 50 inches, the largest size offers the best deal. The cheapest online right now for the TC-P50X1 is $699.99. Features include 600 Hz motion refresh, three HDMI inputs, 30000:1 contrast ratio and more.
Shop for the Panasonic Viera TC-P50X1 plasma HDTV
The Panasonic S1 series is a step up from the X1 family with full 1080p resolution, 40000:1 contrast ratio, 600 Hz motion refresh, and until December 12, a free Blu-ray player is included. The 42-inch model is a pretty great deal priced at $764.99 from Amazon.
Panasonic VIERA S1 Series TC-P42S1 42-Inch 1080p Plasma HDTV
LG LH30 series LCD HDTVs
This LCD series from LG has been reviewed by many of the major A/V media outlets and has fared well every time. With models ranging from 32 to 47 inches, the LH30 has a model for every room in the house. The best deal currently seems to be in the 47-inch variation, available from Amazon for only $879currently.
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Posted by Justin Davey at December 10, 2009 5:20 PM