Samsung 46" 1080p Flat-Panel LCD HDTV

Not for the modest bank account, this $4,000 set makes watching TV kind of like looking through a clean window. Under 5" deep, it delivers a widescreen, high-definition picture and pseudo surround sound with two built-in side speakers. The basics:

  • 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio
  • Built-in HDTV tuner
  • "Game mode" adapts the screen to better display video games
  • Auto volume leveler prevents audio fluctuations
  • V-Chip
  • Picture-in-picture display

Price: $3,999.98 at Best Buy