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Contributing Editor Yardena (Denny) Arar is a San Francisco-based freelance writer, avid online shopper, media junkie, consummate foodie, and proud possessor of a private pilot's license.

Samsung UN65C8000 65-Inch LCD TV

The Samsung C8000 series delivers outstanding video and audio, plus a ton of well-designed Internet and media player features--for a hefty fee.

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Sharp LC-60LE820UN 60-Inch LCD TV

The Sharp Aquos 820UN Series offers good image quality, above-average audio, and energy efficiency, but its Internet and other features aren't the greatest, its design has serious shortcomings, and it is pricey for its screen-size class.

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Sharp 820UN Series LCD TV

The Sharp Aquos LE820UN series offers good image quality, above-average audio, and energy efficiency, but its Internet and other features aren't the greatest, its design has serious shortcomings, and it is pricey for its screen-size class.

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Vizio XVT473SV 47-Inch LCD TV

Though the Vizio XVT3SV isn't the best HDTV line we've seen, it's consistently above average.

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LG Electronics LE8500 Series LCD TV

The LG Infinia LE8500 Series looks good and delivers a slew of customization options, plus great Internet content--but image quality isn't great, and this HDTV is expensive.

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Sony Bravia NX800 LCD TV Series

The Sony Bravia NX800 series delivers respectable audio/video quality and a ton of Internet features, but suffers from annoying design issues.

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Sony Bravia KDL-60NX800 60-inch LCD TV

The Sony Bravia NX800 Series delivers respectable audio/video quality and a ton of Internet features, but suffers from annoying design issues.

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Sony Bravia KDL-46NX800 46-Inch LCD TV

The Sony NX800 Series delivers respectable audio/video quality and a ton of Internet features, but suffers from annoying design issues.

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Special Delivery: Holiday Shipping Tips

Few things in life more annoying than buying a friend a nice gift, only to learn that it won't reach the recipient by his or her seasonal holiday of choice. But...

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Media Streamers Step Up

New set-top boxes--from Apple, Boxee, Logitech/Google TV, and others-- make the choice of streamer both more enticing and more complicated.

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WD TV Live Hub: The Best of Both Personal and Web Streaming

The WD TV Live Hub not only streams media from a variety of network and Web sources, it doubles as a media server, making it a good choice if you want to stream media to and from multiple locations.

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Review: Boxee Box by D-Link offers media streaming with style

Updated firmware makes the Boxee Box the generally great set-top box that should have shipped at in the first place.

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Blio Seeks to Redefine E-books, But It's Missing Some Elements

Can PC software reinvent e-books? The makers of Blio hope so: This free download delivers features you don't get on Kindles and their competitors.

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Holidays: How to Shop Safely Online

That inbox full of Black Friday alerts and e-tailer sales pitches are sure signs that the peak holiday shopping season has arrived. But while online shopping...

LCD HDTV Motion Features: How Do They Work?

Plasma HDTVs typically beat LCDs in fast-motion scenes, but LCD manufacturers are trying to change that. Do faster refresh rates and other technologies help? We ask the experts.

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