Best HDTVs overall(Updated May 21, 2013 2:30 AM PDT)
We review a lot of TVs here at CNET, but the list below represents only the best. It collects our most highly recommended models arranged in order of overall score, regardless of type, technology, brand, or size. These cumulative ratings indicate which TVs scored highest considering the major areas we rate: design, features, picture quality, and value. We don't expect this list to be enough for everyone, however, so we've also created supplemental lists broken down by technology type, screen size, and picture quality (Best 5). Choose from the lists to the left according to which criteria matter most to you.
On the lists that aren't based on size, the prices represent just one size in the series. Click through to the "Series information" section of the reviews to see other sizes.
Click here for an explanation of how we rate TVs, and check out this chart for an updated, numbers-only ranking of every 2012 TV reviewed by CNET. The 2013 models have just begun shipping, and we'll be adding to these lists as we review them.