Panasonic TC-PST50 series (50, 55, 60, and 65 inches)
Whether it's worth $300 or $3,000, you want to know that the TV you're buying represents the best you can get for the price. That's where these TVs excel.
While it's not the cheapest TV on the market, the PST50 gives you the most for your money of any TV we have yet seen. Superb image quality, a modest price given what you get, and an understated design make this Panasonic our favorite big-screen TV of the year.
The first two can be considered mid- to high-end big-screen TVs, but this $300, 32-inch Vizio is decidedly smaller and lower-end. Its picture quality is decent, although not quite as good as that of the Toshiba on the next slide, but its real ace in the hole is features. Namely, integrated Smart TV for as low a price as we've ever seen.
At $250, this 32-inch Toshiba is the least expensive TV we've reviewed this year. In image quality it outdoes every other same-size TV we've tested. If you don't care about Smart TV in your 32-incher, it's a no-brainer choice. If you do, grab the Vizio on the previous slide.
Its image quality is almost as good as our favorite PST50's in a dark room, and choosing the step-down Panasonic can save you almost $700 at the 60-inch size. Of course you lose 3D and Smart TV, but do you really care about those?