Lots of HDTVs to Choose From, Shop Carefully
If you’re one of those diehard plasma TV fans, there will be some very sweet deals in the 40 - 50 inch range for under $1000 like a Panasonic 42" 720p plasma for $550 or the Zenith 42" Z42PO2 plasma TV for around $500, or a Samsung 50" PN50B530 plasma TV for $900. Although many viewers prefer the warm colors and deep blacks of plasma TVs you’re still going to have a glare problem in bright rooms with most plasma TVs. Also keep on mind that over 37 inches, you may want to go with a 1080p TV over a 720p TV. On the LCD side of the aisle it looks like you can pick up some decent TVs that do 1080p and will cost you less than $1,000 like a Sony 46" KDL-46S504 or Toshiba 40" 40RV525U/R 1080p TV. These LCD TVs do not offer popular new features like LED backlight or 120Hz refresh but they should provide a good quality image for most programming.