Don't-Miss Home theater Stories

Samsung Series 6500 PN50C6500TF

The Samsung Series 6500 PN50C6500TFXZA delivers good image quality and great connected TV features at a reasonable price; but it's an energy hog, has no 3D support, and skimps on inputs.

Sceptre E420BV-F120

The Sceptre E420BV-F120 has a lot of ports and a slim design, but those positives are outweighed by poor picture quality and a lack of Internet-connected features.

Epson MovieMate 85HD

The MovieMate 85HD has a lot to offer as a convenient, portable, all-in-one home entertainment media player. With its built-in DVD player, integrated speakers, and variety of connectors, this versatile projector can turn your backyard into an outdoor theater, or your living room into a movie-house.

Apple Digital AV Adapter

Apple's new $39 Digital AV Adapter gives HD-capable iOS devices a feature they have sorely lacked: the ability to output HD video. At last, those HD videos on your iPad, iPhone 4, or fourth-generation (4G) iPod touch can be displayed as they were intended -- on a big, beautiful HDTV.

Monsoon Vulkano Deluxe

Unit lets you remotely access live and recorded TV on a wide array of devices at a reasonable price--but it requires some compromises.

Sony Bravia XBR-52HX909 52-Inch LCD TV

Sony's HX909 Series will cost you a lot, but you’ll get very good images and a lot of Internet programming.

Sony Bravia HX909 LCD TV Series

Acquiring one of Sony's HX909 series TVs will cost you a lot, but you’ll get very good images and a lot of Internet programming.

Panasonic GT25 Series 3D TV

The GT25 has great features for the price, but the image quality issues will deter discerning buyers with a bigger budget.

Panasonic TC-P42GT25 3D TV

The GT25 has great features for the price, but the image quality issues will deter discerning buyers with a bigger budget.

Sony Bravia KDL-46NX800 46-Inch LCD TV

The Sony NX800 Series delivers respectable audio/video quality and a ton of Internet features, but suffers from annoying design issues.

Sony Bravia NX800 LCD TV Series

The Sony Bravia NX800 series delivers respectable audio/video quality and a ton of Internet features, but suffers from annoying design issues.

Sony Bravia KDL-60NX800 60-inch LCD TV

The Sony Bravia NX800 Series delivers respectable audio/video quality and a ton of Internet features, but suffers from annoying design issues.

LG Electronics PK950 Series Plasma TV

The LG PK950 series offers good color and extensive customization options at a reasonable price, but the consistently grainy image makes it hard to recommend.

LG Electronics 60PK950 60-Inch Plasma TV

The LG PK950 Series offers good color and extensive customization options at a reasonable price, but the consistently grainy image makes it hard to recommend.

Samsung UN46C8000 46-Inch LCD TV

The Samsung C8000 series delivers outstanding video and audio, plus a ton of well-designed Internet and media player features--for a hefty fee.