Don't-Miss HDTV Stories

First look: FlipShare TV

Cisco releases an easy way to view and share videos shot with your Flip camcorder. We take a look at the new $150 FlipShare TV.

Camcorders for the holidays

A look at HD camcorders for the holiday shopping season.

Sony Handycam HDR-XR520V

Sony’s Handycam HDR-XR520V is a monster when it comes to storage capacity, with a 240GB hard drive.

HDTVs for the holidays

Our lab has been hard at work testing HDTVs ranging in size from 40 inches to 52 inches for image quality, usability, audio quality, and features. Here are the test results of 16 HDTVs.

Vizio SV420M

The Vizio SV420M 42-inch HDTV offers lots of customization options and average video quality, at a midrange price.

Panasonic Viera TC-P42X1

A 720p plasma HDTV, the low-cost 42-inch Panasonic TC-P42X1 provides problematic images and underpowered sound.

Samsung LN40B650

Thanks to its very good picture quality, Internet and home-network entertainment features, and general user-friendliness, the Samsung LN40B650 ranks as one of the best HDTV we've tested this year.

LG Electronics 42LH55

The LG 42LH50 42-inch HDTV provides great connected features, above-average image quality, and good looks for a moderate price.

Vizio SV471XVT

This 47-inch HDTV with multimedia capabilities has an estimated street price of $1200, which sounds good. But there are major compromises to be made with image quality.

Panasonic Viera TC-P46S1

The Panasonic TC-P46S1 would be a bargain 46-inch plasma HDTV if its image quality weren't so disappointing.

Vizio SV421XVT

Vizio’s SV421XVT HDTV has a 42-inch screen, a 240Hz refresh rate, and multimedia playback from USB drives. But poorly rendered detail and color, plus problems with digital artifacts, mar the viewing experience.

Sony Bravia KDL-40W5100

Sony's Bravia KDL-40W5100 is a very good 40-inch HDTV and an excellent Internet viewing device.

Panasonic Viera TH-50PZ850U

The Panasonic Viera TH-50PZ850U has fantastic extras, but only average picture quality for a 50-inch plasma HDTV.