HDTV Lounge


This year is going to be a great year for LCD HDTVs, even more so than last year. Over the last 12 months LCDs have come a very long way over the more traditional “flat slim displays” plasmas. In the previous years plasmas have lead the way, but now LCD are the king of the HDTVs. Cheaper production costs have been the main reason for this boost enabling bigger LCDs to be produced which have more features the the plasma equivalent. LCD screen sizes can now compete with plasma and also more often provide more pixels and a higher resolution giving full 1080p and fast refresh rates.

If you are looking for the Best LCD HDTV, it is not a simple answer, as a lot of the choice depends on the size of the screen you want, the features you need, and of course your budget. We can not give you a definite answer but we can guide you in the right direction and provide you with some of the best deals.

You must first decide on the size of your screen, you can now get great deals in the 40-inch- 60inch market and sizes range from 20-inches all the way up to the 108-inch realm. Second, 1080i or 1080p, you can read more in the link. Features and connectivity, make sure the set has HDMI and preferably at least two, and then finally of course, your price budget.

Below are some of the “Best LCD HDTVs” currently available.

Sharp AQUOS LC-52D92U – A great 52-inch set from Sharp which offers the best 1080p 1920×1080 pixel resolution, 120hz refresh rate and superior colors an comes in at a great price.

ViewSonic N3751w – If you are looking for something slightly smaller, the N3751w comes in at 37-inches which is a great size for a family room, and cost just over $1000. The Viewsonic has great connectivity with three HDMI ports, component and PC VGA inputs.

Samsung LN-S4696D – This great looking Samsung HDTV is a great size at 46-inches and delivers full 1080p output, twin HDMI inputs, VGA and component.

Sony Bravia KDL-40XBR2 – The KDL-40XBR2 is a 40-inch LCD with great Sony styling (floating glass) and full 1080p resolution. This set will cost slightly more than the others listed here, and it has great features and quality.

Vizio GV42L – The 42-inch Vizio is gear for gaming consoles and all HD sources, but using the set on standard sources leave sub par performance. The set will require some color tuning but it’s time well spent and the results can be great.