40 To 45-Inch HDTVs

Cheap (but Good!) TVs that are worth a closer look!

Samsung PN42C450 42" Plasma TV

Samsung PN42C450 42" Plasma TV

More for Less: If you absolutely must have a big screen, the C450 is among the cheapest 42-inch sets you'll find.
Plasma Advantage: Even a bargain-basement plasma set like the C450 has a smooth, crisp picture, though black levels aren't as impressive as other plasmas, like the one to the right.

Brand-name TVs that you can trust.

Panasonic Viera TC-P42G25 42" Plasma TV

Panasonic Viera TC-P42G25 42" Plasma TV

Plasma Advantage: Plasma screens produce a smoother picture with sharper contrast than even top-notch LCD and LED sets. It's quite a cinematic experience. Panasonic makes the best plasma sets, period.
Internet Connected: VieraCast service connects to Netflix, YouTube, Pandora, and Skype (required camera sold separately) to name a few services.

Cutting Edge TVs that will make your jaw drop!

LG 42LE5400 42" LED HDTV

LG 42LE5400 42" LED HDTV

Sweet Specs: The LE5400's specs are all right on the money: LED backlight, 1080p, 120 Hz refresh rate, NetCast internet connectivity, and it's wireless-ready. Great TV.
Energy Savings: Compared to the plasma TV on the left here, this LED-backlit TV consumes less than half as much energy per year.
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