By David Katzmaier
(March 18, 2003; updated August 4, 2005)
Once upon a time, when only analog, tube TVs were around, buying a new set used to be a whole lot less of a nerve-racking experience. Now, there are all sorts of questions. Do you go wide or not? Is LCD better than plasma? And what's the difference between rear-projection LCD, LCoS, and DLP HDTVs? If all the tech jargon has you confused, don't worry. Read our guide to the pros and cons of new, high-tech TVs, and you'll feel a whole lot more confident when you hit your local electronics store.