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New TVs for back to school

Looking for the back-to-school gift to encourage diligent study...or reward it? Buy that student a boob tube.

David Katzmaier
David reviews TVs and leads the Personal Tech team at CNET, covering mobile, software, computing, streaming and home entertainment. We provide helpful, expert reviews, advice and videos on what gadget or service to buy and how to get the most out of it.
Ty Pendlebury Editor
Ty Pendlebury has worked at CNET since 2006. He lives in New York City where he writes about streaming and home audio.
Expertise Ty has worked for radio, print, and online publications, and has been writing about home entertainment since 2004. He is an avid record collector and streaming music enthusiast. Credentials
  • Ty was nominated for Best New Journalist at the Australian IT Journalism awards, but he has only ever won one thing. As a youth, he was awarded a free session for the photography studio at a local supermarket.
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Vizio E320i-A0

This 32-inch Vizio is smart and good with money, setting an example for your school-bound kid.
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Sony KDL-32R400A

With a great price, decent picture, and good sound, the Sony R400 is perfect for a dorm room.
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Panasonic TC-PS60 series

Affordable, practical, a great picture, and all the smarts a TV needs, the PS60 might be the perfect back-to-school television (if such a thing exists).
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Sharp LC-LE650U series

Its screen is huge, just like your love for your student.
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Panasonic TC-PST60 series

Sure it's probably a bit much for a back-to-school list, but doesn't he or she deserve the very best?
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Sony KDL-W802A series

It's expensive, great for gaming, and can support enough 3D viewers for a great party. OK, maybe this Sony is more on the "reward" side of the back-to-school gift spectrum.
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TCL LE58FHDE3010

If you want a really big screen for your student, they don't come much cheaper than this.
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BenQ W1070

A video game or TV show blown up to truly gigantic proportions is sure please him or her. The relatively affordable price will please you.

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