October 21, 2009

Whether you're replacing an aging flat panel or just now dipping into the HDTV waters, the Vizio TruLED HDTV ($2,200) should be on your list. With a unique TruLED system of 960 individual LEDs divided into 80 control groups, the set is able to achieve a 2,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio, with darker blacks and brighter whites then standard backlighting solutions. Other features include 240Hz operation via a combination of a 120Hz panel and scanning backlight, Full HD 1080p resolution, SRS TruSurround and TruVolume audio technologies, and more. Sure, it's no Triluminos XBR8, but it's also a lot, lot cheaper, and isn't as likely to require a tech wizard to fix should something go wrong.