Last year more than 5,000 CNET readers answered this question regarding 2010 TVs, so I couldn't help but ask it again this year.
The time is ripe, as numerous new 2011 TVs are currently making their way toward store shelves and "now available" notifiers on online product pages. Major manufacturers have yet to announce official pricing and availability for the most part, but thanks to a couple of leaks (props to HD Guru) and CES mutterings, we have a pretty good idea of when to expect new models.
(The next three paragraphs are cut and pasted from last year's poll, for the most part. Veteran voters, feel free to skip straight to clickin'.)
For TV reviewers like myself, however, choosing which ones to cover from the sea of available models involves some tough decisions, and sometimes our coverage misses the mark. We can also end up delaying a review of one TV while we review others, and determining that priority isn't always obvious. That's why, as I plan our TV coverage for 2011, I'd like to hear about what models you, dear reader, want to read about most.
To that end, I've selected 10 of the models I'm most interested in reviewing and slapped them into a poll for your ease-of-voting pleasure. If you're unfamiliar with the new models, check out the cheat sheet below or peruse our 2011 CES HDTV roundup, which highlights the sets that seem most interesting from the perspective of new technology, picture quality, and cool new features. Most are still a few months from reaching the market, but it's never too early to plan ahead.
If you don't see the model you want most, or if you can't choose among them for another reason, vote accordingly anyway and feel free to leave a comment. The more responses I get, the better idea I'll have of what TVs readers are actually interested in seeing me review. Thanks for your participation.
Poll cheat sheet: 2011 HDTVs
- LG LW6500 (flagship passive 3D; edge-lit local-dimming LED-based LCD; 240Hz)
- LG LW7700 (full-array local-dimming LED-based LCD; less expensive than flagship LW9500)
- LG PZ950 (flagship plasma with THX, black filter)
- Panasonic TC-PST30 (base 3D plasma; THX-free version of GT30)
- Panasonic TC-PVT30 (flagship plasma, successor to 2010 Editors' Choice VT25)
- Samsung UND8000 (flagship LED-based LCD; edge-lit with "micro" dimming; thin bezel)
- Samsung PND8000 (flagship plasma with "local contrast enhancer;" black filter)
- Sony XBR-HX929 (flagship full-array local-dimming LED-based LCD; successor to 2010 poll winner XBR-HX909)
- Vizio XVT3D6SP (flagship passive 3D; full-array local-dimming LED-based LCD; Google TV and VIA Plus apps; Best of CES winner for TVs)
- Vizio XVT3D5 (passive 3D, full-array local-dimming LED-based LCD; successor to 2010 Editors' Choice XVT3SV)