The LG LA9700 series of 4K HDTVs deliver plenty of features along with a stunning Ultra HD picture with exquisite detail and reasonably good color accuracy. If you're willing to pay a premium for advanced display technology, you'll like what you see—if you can find 4K content.
The Samsung BD-F5900 is a Blu-ray player that offers more features than most other players do, an easy-to-use interface and very speedy performance. It also has an inexpensive price too, but CD ripping is both limited and slow.
The Samsung F6400 series of edge-lit HDTVs deliver a sharp picture with dark blacks and vibrant colors. Features are abundant, but the screen doesn't get very bright and the Smart Touch remote can be tricky to master.
The LG LA8600 series of HDTVs offers beautiful aesthetics, sharp 2D and 3D imagery, and rich color reproduction at a premium price. You get lots of features with this series, some of which are of questionable value.
Plasma panels are becoming rarer, and the ones that remain are moving upmarket to appeal to well-heeled home theater enthusiasts. This 60-inch LG 60PN5300 TV can be found for $799.99, and while it offers few features and middling picture quality, its price is right and it's functional enough to be useful.
Joining the ET60 and E60 series of recently announced Panasonic LED-backlit Viera HDTVs, the DT60 series offers good performance, stylish looks, and lots of features, including four sets of 3D glasses, Wi-Fi, and a 120Hz refresh rate. The TC-L55DT60 features a 55-inch IPS panel that delivers good color quality and dark blacks along with great viewing angles.
The Panasonic TC-LET60 series is a moderately priced LED HDTV line that delivers a high contrast ratio, inky blacks, and outstanding image detail. You also get a nice selection of Web apps, built-in Wi-Fi, and passive 3D with two sets of glasses.