Kiplinger’s 2006 BEST LIST

October 25, 2006


True, there are bigger high definition sets on the market — and certainly pricier ones — but the Vizio P50HDTV is hands-down the best value. This 50-inch, 4-inch-thick, HD plasma set has a bright, colorful picture and an HD tuner for receiving broadcast HD channels in your area (although most people use a cable or satellite box instead). Sold online at, or through warehouse outlets such as Costco and Sam’s Club, the Vizio costs $2,000 — hundreds less than competing sets from Panasonic and Toshiba.