HDTV holiday gift picks

CNET editors round up their favorite TVs this holiday season in every price range, size, and technology.

Panasonic TC-P50ST30
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If you want to make someone really happy this holiday season, buy him or her a TV.

It doesn't have to be gigantic, and it doesn't have to be 3D compatible or stream video from the Internet. Of course, if it's any of those things the smile on the face of your gift-receiver might get even wider.

Our complete Holiday Gift Guide 2011 collects our favorite TVs of the year in four slideshow-based lists, but the one we think works best for gift-giving is right here:

All of these series of televisions come in multiple sizes, some as small as 32 inches and as cheap as $450, and as the holidays progress, we expect their prices to fall even more. If you decide to pull the trigger, be sure to check out some our holiday-specific buying advice before you commit.

About the author

Section Editor David Katzmaier has reviewed TVs at CNET since 2002. He is an ISF certified, NIST trained calibrator and developed CNET's TV test procedure himself. Previously David wrote reviews and features for Sound & Vision magazine and eTown.com. He is known to two people on Twitter as "The Cormac McCarthy of consumer electronics."

 

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