You know how big a TV you want, but you just can't decide which one. Here are a few suggestions.
The list below collects the highest-rated TVs we've reviewed so far this year, starting at 32 inches and going up to 70. CNET's TV ratings incorporate Value, so these aren't necessarily the hands-down best in picture quality--click here if you want those. I intentionally kept Sharp's 80-inch behemoth off the list since we didn't really like it much. The smallest TV we've rated this year, the 26-inch Samsung UN26EH4000, doesn't deserve a spot either since our hands-on review was of its 32-inch series mate, and we never compared other 26-inchers.
The rest of these sets fall between that range, and appear in ascending order of screen size. We also threw in a runner-up--the second-highest rated TV available for sale in each size range--for people who don't like door number one. Speaking of door number one, it's the Panasonic ST50 for anyone who wants a TV from 50 to 65 inches.
We also updated this list since initial publication, subbing in the still-available HX850 for the discontinued Vizio M3D470KD.
Runner-up: Toshiba 32C120U
Runner-up: TCL L40FHDP60
Runner-up: Philips 46PFL5907
50 to 65 inches: Panasonic TC-PST50 series
While it's not the cheapest TV on the market, the ST50 gives you the most for your money of any TV we have yet seen. Superb image quality, a modest price given what you get, and an understated design make this Panasonic our favorite big-screen TV of the year. Read the full review.
Runner-up: Samsung PNE6500 series
70 inches: Vizio E70i-A3
The Vizio E1i-A3 series is the best value yet among big-screen LED TVs. The 70-inch size will ship soon, and it's worth waiting for. If you can't wait, check out the runner-up .Read the full review.
Runner-up: Sharp LC-70LE640U