High & Low: 60" to 85" Big Screen TVs

High & Low: 60" to 85" Big Screen TVs

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Jason Yang
Apr 28, 2011

Staring at your old rear projection TV set in your living room and thinking it's time to upgrade? With an incredible array of flat panel TVs on the market, we say go big or go home! Check out our HIGH/LOW recommendations for 60" and larger TVs, including a pick for when we win the lottery.

HIGH: $3,000

Sharp's new 70" AQUOS® Quattron LED LCD TV offers 62% more screen size than a 55" TV. That's seriously huge. offering a purported 6,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio and 120Hz refresh rate, the picture should be nothing less than astounding. With built-in WiFi, the TV offers Netflix, CinemaNow and Vudu streaming video as well as online customer support. For $3,000 it's quite a good value despite being our HIGH pick, with many other TVs in this size range easily surpassing its price point.

LOW: $2,150

While there are definitely cheaper 3D TVs in the 60" range, Panasonic's Viera line of plasma TVs provides a great deal of quality for the money. While nothing special in its physical appearance, at just over 2" deep it's perfectly fine to mount on your living room wall. 3 HDMI inputs lets you plug in multiple sources, and internet connectivity gives you access to Hulu, Facebook, and the web in general.

DREAMING: ~$100,000

Bang & Olufsen recently announced their new 85" behemoth, the BeoVision 4. Taking a page from Mr. Jobs, the press release touts its motorized base as "magical", where it not only tilts but rises up from the floor as well as offers up its center channel speaker upon power up. While pricing hasn't officially been released, it's expected to hover around the $100,000 mark!

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