Consumer Reports: HDTVs Getting Better, Cheaper
High-definition televisions are both improving in quality and dropping in price, a combination that indicates now is the perfect time to buy such a TV. That’s according to Consumer Reports, which tested over 101 TVs and announced the results late Monday.
Specific TVs recommended by the magazine include 720p sets from Samsung and Panasonic, the TH-58PZ750U 58-inch plasma from Panasonic, and additional plasmas from LG and Pioneer. In the large LCD category, Consumer Reports recommended the 52-inch 1080p models of the Sony Bravia, Sharp Aquos and Samsung (LN-T5281F.)
The publication also reported that repair rates have been “very low” for both LCD and plasma sets, and also said that with the exception of 50-inch-or-higher 1080p plasmas, HDTVs do not use appreciably more energy than tube TVs.