If you’ve been holding off on buying a new flat-screen TV because of their hefty price tag, we’ve got some good news.
With consumer electronics retailers from Circuit City to Best Buy reeling from the weak economy, their pain could turn into your gain. Plasma and LCD televisions are selling for less than ever before – nearly 20% cheaper than this time last year. And even though prices are dropping, performance is improving, as long as you buy quality.
Paul Reynolds, electronics editor for Consumer Reports, said that many lesser-known brands are nearly as good now as the much more expensive top-of-the-line brands. The differences picture on many TVs by Vizio and Insignia are subtle compared to those by more well-known brands like Panasonic or Samsung, but the savings are considerable.