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|Written by Dick Ward|
|Monday, 15 November 2010|
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$2,500 and up
This is where things start to get really interesting and where your TV doesn't have to sacrifice features for price. It's also the price point where these turn into presents for yourself rather than for someone else.
Top Pick: Samsung 55" 9000 Series LCD UN55C9000ZF
You won't find this one at big box retailers or hanging around in stores that sell a little bit of everything. This is the top of the line for Samsung and it clearly earns the title. The 9000 is quite thin at just under a third of an inch and boasts the best features Samsung has to offer.
The Samsung 9000 offers a 6,000,000:1 contrast ratio and a refresh rate of 240Hz. It boasts WiFi capabilities for streaming of internet content, an Ultra Clear Panel to eliminate reflections and Samsung's own Wide Color Enhancer to make your 2D and 3D movies look as good as they can. The 9000 also comes with an incredibly cool touch screen remote that helps set it apart from the competition.
Panasonic 85" Plasma TH-85PF12U
If you've got the money – between $20,000 and $30,000 depending on where you get it – you're not going to do much better than Panasonic's monster plasma. It's the biggest on the market and stands four feet tall, measures over six and a half feet in length and weighs in at a massive 260 pounds.
No, it doesn't do 3D and it's not packed with internet streaming features. In fact, there's only one real feature that even needs to be mentioned – it's an 85 inch plasma.
Mitsubishi 75" Laservue L75-A91
When the Laservue A90 hit the market it made quite an impression. The A91 aims to improve upon the already impressive reputation of Mitsubishi's unique technology by adding features both to improve the image quality and improve the user experience.
The L75-A91 offers a new feature called Perfect Tint that lets you adjust the tint of all six colors individually. It also introduces StreamTV internet capability to the Laservue series. Of course, the most important thing about the A91 is that it purports to offer twice the color of any other set on the market today.