Poll: Which 2012 TVs do you most want CNET to compare?

CNET editors ask readers which 2012 HDTVs they'd like to see reviewed and compared with one another.

Sony's XBR-HX929 won our 2011 poll, but with no new 2012 successor, the field is wide open. Cast your vote now! Sarah Tew/CNET

Last year more than 7,000 CNET readers answered this question regarding 2011 TVs, so I couldn't help but ask it again this year.

This time, however, there's a new twist that simultaneously makes the poll more interesting and fun (in my opinion) but also, because of some funky site design issues, makes it tougher to read. So bear with me and scroll down all the way to read all the choices before you vote.

2012 HDTV reviews

Which TVs do you most want CNET to compare?

In 2012 the number of TVs shoppers will have to choose among promises to be more daunting than ever. If you don't believe me, check out the more than 150 2012 televisions I compared in this chart .

Among them you'll find the first big OLED TVs on the market; plenty of plasmas (still) from LG, Panasonic, and Samsung; oodles of LED TVs, including both edge-lit and full-array local dimming models; and yes, even a stray non-LED-based LCD or two. There are lots of mega-buck flagships, of course, but also many intriguing middle-of-the-road models that could provide great bang-for-the-buck, such as the 2012 successor to the best TV value ever .

This year we'll also see the first 3D TV that doesn't use glasses , an expansion of Google TV offerings, and maybe, just maybe, the fabled Apple TV . For your friendly CNET TV reviewers, myself and Ty Pendlebury , 2012 is shaping up to be busier than ever.

Choosing which ones to cover from the sea of available models involves some tough decisions, however, and sometimes our coverage misses the mark. We can also end up delaying a review of one TV while we review others, and determining that priority isn't always obvious. That's why, as I plan our TV coverage for 2012, I'd like to hear about which models you, dear readers, want to read about most.

The twist
Now instead of simply asking you to choose which TVs you most want reviewed, I'm asking which comparison of two or more reviews you most want to see.

In case you didn't know, CNET's TV reviews always involve direct, side-by-side comparisons with at least four or five other competing televisions. Those comparisons make the most sense when they're among two or more TVs from the same model year at similar price points with similar technologies, because that's how people tend to shop.

So for 2012, I've structured the poll to explicitly list models I think are most comparable, setting up what I consider the most interesting head-to-heads of the year. I've listed them in descending order of which ones I personally find most interesting, starting at what I consider the potential pinnacle of picture quality: OLED.

If you don't see the comparison or the TV review you want most, or if you can't choose among them for another reason, vote accordingly anyway and feel free to leave a comment. The more responses I get, the better idea I'll have of which TVs readers are actually interested in seeing me review.

Thanks for your participation.

 

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