/> ED I T O R S C H O I C E IN N O V A T IO N A W A R D
X

CNET's most popular TVs of 2009

Check out the slideshow featuring the 10 most popular TVs of 2009. The list skews toward older products and ones on our Best Products lists, since they've had the most exposure for the longest time. For all of the 2008 products that have been replaced, we've listed the corresponding 2009 versions.

David_Katzmaier.jpg
David Katzmaier
1 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

No. 10: Panasonic Viera TH-50PZ800U

CNET rating: 7.9

The Bottom Line: With the accuracy of its THX mode and great black-level performance, the Panasonic TH-50PZ800U is one of the best-performing HDTVs available.

Release date: 5/1/2008

Review date: 5/23/2008, Updated 4/6/2009

2009 replacement model: Panasonic TC-PG10 series

2 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

No. 9: Samsung LN32A450

CNET rating: 7.3

The Bottom Line: Solid picture quality propels the Samsung LN32A450 LCD TV to the front of small-screen class.

Release date: 3/15/2008

Review date: 4/22/2008, Updated 4/6/2009

2009 replacement model: Samsung LNB360 series

3 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

No. 8: Samsung PN50B650

CNET rating: 8.0

The Bottom Line: Samsung's PNB650 series can't quite match the best plasmas on the market, but it comes close enough to offer a viable alternative.

Release date: 4/1/2009

Review date: 6/12/2009

4 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

No. 7: Samsung LN46A550

CNET rating: 7.3

The Bottom Line: The midlevel Samsung LN46A550 LCD TV strikes an excellent balance between price and performance.

Release date: 4/1/2008

Review date: 8/8/2008, Updated 4/6/2009

2009 replacement model: Samsung LNB550 series

5 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

No. 6: Samsung LN52B750

CNET rating: 8.0

The Bottom Line: The Samsung LNB750 series can't beat the picture quality of the best plasmas and LED-based LCDs, but for a conventional LCD, it's one of the best we've tested.

Release date: 4/1/2009

Review date: 5/14/2009

6 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

No. 5: Samsung UN46B7000

CNET rating: 7.9

The Bottom Line: Although its picture quality can't quite live up to the high price, the Samsung UNB7000 series is a technological and design tour de force.

Release date: 4/1/2009

Review date: 4/10/2009, Updated 12/8/2009

7 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

No. 4: Pioneer 'Kuro' PRO-111FD

CNET rating: 9.1

The Bottom Line: The Pioneer Elite PRO-111FD represents the pinnacle of flat-panel HDTV picture quality.

Release date: 8/1/2008

Review date: 9/30/2008, Updated 11/5/2008

2009 replacement model: None

8 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

No. 3: Samsung LN52A650

CNET rating: 7.4

The Bottom Line: If you don't mind its red frame, the Samsung LN52A650 LCD TV will reward you with a massive feature set and excellent picture quality.

Release date: 4/1/2008

Review date: 4/29/2008

2009 replacement model: Samsung LNB650 series

9 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

No. 2: Panasonic TC-P50V10

CNET rating: 8.7

The Bottom Line: The high-end Panasonic TC-PV10 series of plasmas delivers the overall best picture quality of any flat-panel HDTV we've tested so far this year.

Release date: 5/15/2009

Review date: 6/8/2009

10 of 10 Sarah Tew/CNET

No. 1: Panasonic TC-P50G10

CNET rating: 8.0

The Bottom Line: With excellent picture quality marred by only a couple of flaws, the Panasonic TC-PG10 series sits near the head of the class of 2009.

Release date: 3/15/2009

Review date: 4/03/2009, Updated 8/11/2009

More Galleries

2023 Toyota Sequoia debuts bold new look

More Galleries

2023 Toyota Sequoia debuts bold new look

57 Photos
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is ready to catch big air

More Galleries

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor is ready to catch big air

55 Photos
The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is one cute ute

More Galleries

The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz is one cute ute

38 Photos
2022's best TV shows you can't miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and more

More Galleries

2022's best TV shows you can't miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and more

64 Photos
The best Nintendo Switch games to play right now

More Galleries

The best Nintendo Switch games to play right now

41 Photos
2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: My, what big everything you have

More Galleries

2022 Ford Bronco Raptor: My, what big everything you have

75 Photos
2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class gains S-Class tech and swagger

More Galleries

2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class gains S-Class tech and swagger

49 Photos