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Whatever your budget, we help you find the right HDTV.

On Feb. 17, 2009 all full power TV stations in the U.S. are required to start broadcasting in digital format only and cease sending analog signals. The people who are going to be affected are the consumers who still use rabbit ears (including outside antennas) and will need to obtain a separate digital-to-analog converter box. The government is giving everyone access to two $40 coupons to be used toward the purchase of up to two converter boxes. For more information, you can visit the Federal Communications Commission website at

The switch to digital provides an opportunity to upgrade your old, antiquated TV set to a new one. Here at America’s Best, we’ve narrowed down the choices for you to help find the best HDTV.


If you’re looking for the very best in plasma HDTVs and money is no concern, the Pioneer KURO PDP-5020FD offers 5x deeper black for unmatched contrast, totally redesigned GUI (graphical user interface) for ease of navigation, advanced picture-in-picture settings and game control preferences and improved video processing, for a steep price tag. This 50-inch with 1080p resolution goes for between $2,807-$4,000.

Toshiba Regza 32CV510U

If you are looking for a relatively inexpensive option, the Toshiba Regza 32CV510U, is a solid choice. This 32” HDTV offers 720p high-definition video, a sleek Thin-Line bezel, CineSpeed™ and the power of DynaLight™ Backlight Control image processing and PixelPure® 4G video processing for a price range of $549.99-$799.99. This model also features a SoundStrip® Speaker System, which utilizes a thin-line speaker design with enhanced dynamic range.


Geared towards the budget-conscious crowd looking to break into the HD market, the VIZIO VP422 offers great quality for a minimal price. Featuring 16 million natural Plasma colors, a long-lasting 60,000-hour panel life, side HDMI inputs for gaming devices, a depth-enhancing 30,000:1 contrast ratio and a small price tag of around $799.99, this HD Plasma offers the most bang for your buck.

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