Being in the market for a new TV is mixed blessing. On the one hand, the screen sizes of new models probably dwarf your aging or defunct set, and features like built-in internet connectivity and 4K resolution can change the way you watch video. Then again, there are far too many total options, features and technologies to quickly process, and asking advice from a big box salesperson is practically begging to be swindled.
Here, then, are the best televisions available right now. We tried to cover everything, from low-end models that perform surprisingly well, to a luxury choice suitable only for early adopters. And even as these choices become less current, their prices are bound to drop, making them just as viable (for at least another year).
LG PF85U LED Projector
Maybe this is cheating, since LG's new LED projector isn't officially a TV. But for some people, it's better than one, with an LED lamp that can throw full HD (1080p resolution) video at sizes of up to 120-in. It has Smart TV internet connectivity as well for playing streaming video, which is especially handy for a projector, since it's not always convenient to hook up a media player to something so portable. And while most projector lamps take minutes to fully warm up, this model's LED lamp is at full brightness almost immediately. [$1300; lg.com]