Excellent Picture Quality: Three HDTVs from Samsung and Sony

At a Glance

Good-looking images, interesting multimedia features, and a huge selection of Internet-video offerings justify the Sony Bravia KDL-52XBR9’s $2000 price tag.

Pros

  • Fantastic Internet offerings
  • Excellent brightness and contrast

Cons

  • On-screen instructions are not always clear
  • Limited color adjustments
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LN40B650

4.5/5

At a Glance

The Samsung LN40B650 is an excellent all-around HDTV, thanks to its very good picture quality, Internet extras, and user-friendliness.

Price when rated: $1200

Pros

  • Very good picture quality
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to use
  • Very good picture quality
  • Very good picture quality

Cons

  • Poorly implemented picture-in-picture
  • Poorly implemented picture-in-picture
  • Poorly implemented picture-in-picture
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LN46B750

4.5/5
Where to buy

At a Glance

Internet connectivity and very good picture quality make the Samsung LN46B750 HDTV a worthy contender.

Price when rated: $2200
Lowest price: $1,849.00 via Amazon.com Marketplace

Pros

  • Pleasing audio and video
  • Easy to use
  • Easy to use
  • Internet access
  • Pleasing audio and video

Cons

  • Poorly implemented picture-in-picture
  • Poorly implemented picture-in-picture
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