HDTV Buyer's Guide: All You Need to Know

All the tools, tips, and tricks you need to find the perfect HDTV set.

ByABC News
November 29, 2006, 1:01 PM

— -- Everything You Need to Buy an HDTV Guide | Do I Need One? | Which Set's For Me? | Cost and Features | Where to Find HD Programming | All of the Other Stuff | The Ultimate HDTV Checklist | Slideshow: HDTV Sets | Slideshow: Cables and Inputs

So you're ready to make the jump to an HDTV but don't know what you're looking for? Have no fear: ABCNEWS.com is here to help.

If the biggest decision you had to make the last time you bought a TV set was between one with a built in VHS player or one without, you're in for a treat.

Television sets have come a long way in the last few years, with picture qualities so real they almost pop off the screen and vivid, true-to-life color and clarity that'll have you dodging bullets during action movies and weeping over soaps.

But with all of the advances have come a great deal of confusion. Resolution, cost, compatibility, content -- they're all important factors when upgrading to an HDTV, but unless you're an engineer, the TV section at your local electronics store can be intimidating.

Though we can't tell you which set is right for you, this guide is meant to help you figure out what you're looking for and arm you with the weapons you need to make an educated choice.

Click on the links below to learn everything you need to about HDTVs and be sure to print out a copy of ABCNEWS.com's Ultimate HDTV Checklist to bring to the store with you.

ABCNEWS.com's Everything You Need to Buy an HDTV Guide

Do I Need An HDTV?

Plasma, LCD, Projection: Which HDTV is Right For Me?

Slideshow: HDTV Sets

Cost and Features: What Should I Look For?

Where Can I Watch High Definition Television?

Cables, Installation and Furniture: All of the Other Stuff

Slideshow: Cables, Inputs and Outputs

Print and Save: The Ultimate HDTV Checklist