If you’re willing to pay for excellence (and pay you will), the Samsung C8000 series of LCD HDTVs is worth the price. The 65-inch model (there are also 55- and 46-inchers) will cost you more than $5000. But you’ll get nearly flawless image quality, says our HDTV guru, Patrick Miller. Our judges used phrases like “great color,” “beautiful detail,” and “awesome” to describe video on this TV (we reviewed the 55-inch model). The C8000’s 240HZ refresh rate meant very few motion problems and these TVs only sip power too.
If you subscribe to the philosophy that you can’t be too thin or too rich, Patrick suggests checking out Samsung’s C9000 series. We didn’t test a TV in this series, but these flat screens are the thickness of a pencil, but with an even fatter price tag.