The best television reviews can be found on Consumer Reports (subscription required) and CNET. Shown here is Sony’s WEGA KV-27FS120 television. It received the highest marks from reviewers for its sound and picture quality, especially in 16:9 enhanced mode. It has a flat picture tube to minimize glare. It’s a bit more expensive (about $300) than comparable sets, but according to reviewers, the quality of the set make it worthwhile.
Also receiving high rating were Toshiba TVs, specifically the Toshiba 27A45 27″ (about $215) and Toshiba 32A35 32″ (about $360). These televisions also received praise for their sound and picture quality. Unlike the Sony TV, they do not have a flat picture tube. Reviews also noted that Toshiba sets have virtual surround sound and StableSound which evens out the volume between commercials and TV shows.