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New HDTVs That You're Going to Covet

By Taylor Buley,

Organic light-emitting diode (OLED) TVs are cool, but it'll be a while before you see them in the sizes we're used to today. In the meantime, here's a list of HDTVs you should be able to find in stores this year. Most have LCD screens, but all of them are drool-worthy.

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Price: $2,500

While it's true that $2,500 will buy you only 11 inches of OLED on this Sony model, drooling over it won't cost you a dime. At just 3 millimeters wide at its thinnest point (and 5 millimeters at its thickest, we hear), it has a 1 million:1 contrast ratio and is the only mass-produced OLED television available on the market.

Westinghouse PT-19H520S
Price: $380

These days, a 19-inch LCD HDTV isn't much to write home about. But Westinghouse's PT line delivers 1080p in a portable package. That makes it perfect as a multipurpose device. Drool-worthy monitor, anyone? Look for it in March 2009.

Sony KDL-32S5100
Price: NA

This 32-inch S-series is the latest in Sony's Bravia line, and it inherits the high-definition technology of its higher-end brothers. It supports full 1080p and has a quick 120-hertz frame--pretty darn fast for an entry-level model.

Westinghouse TX-42F450S
Price: NA (42-inches, $TBD)

Westinghouse announced several new LCD TVs at January's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, but the 42-inch TX-42F450S is not to be overlooked. It has a 120 Hz refresh rate, 1080p resolution and a 5000:1 contrast ratio. Look for it in June or July 2009.

Price: NA

JVC announced a new high-definition LCD TV monitor that targets professional photographers and other digital enthusiasts using high-end digital SLR cameras. The 42-inch LT-42WX70 offers all kinds of obscure color modes, supporting sRGB, and the deeper reds and bluish greens of Adobe RGB. JVC says the TV is capable of reproducing subtle colors, details and textures that appear in pictures but are lost by other devices.

Sharp LC-46BD80U
Price: NA

The Sharp LC-46BD80U (shown here in the 52-inch version) touts the first Blu-ray player built into an LCD HDTV. It also has all the niceties of other devices, like 1080p and a 120-Hz frame rate. Look for it in February. It's the one donning a blue-accented frame.

Price: NA

This 50-inch high-definition plasma television is LG's first with Ethernet connectivity. Plug in and access Netflix. Instant Streaming, Yahoo! Widgets or music stored on a home PC. It has full, 1080p and THX audio. It also has a blazing 600 Hz frame rate and comes in 60 inches if you so desire.

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