Sagem is a well-known manufacturer of high-quality rear-projection TVs, and the HD-D45H is no exception. The TV features a thin frame and speakers that complement the screen size, but it does require a large TV stand. While it is large, most of the bulk comes from the screen itself. One of the major benefits of the TV is the first-class connectivity, with two HDMI ports, VGA, component, and S-video connections. Other features include an integrated Freeview tuner, allowing consumers to view specific live broadcast TV channels free, and the memory card slot located on the side of the television, with memory stick, MMC, and SD connectivity.
Another top-quality choice from one of the industry's leading manufacturers is the Sony KDF-E50A12U. The TV features a Sony exclusive technology, 3LCD technology, for a crisp, clear, colourful picture, as well as a built-in Freeview digital tuner, allowing consumers to freely view live broadcast television. The TV is quite cost effective in terms of the size of the screen compared to the price, making it a great buy for anyone looking to save money. It comes equipped with an HDMI input port, as well as S-video, composite, and multiple Scart terminal inputs, making it versatile as it trudges through the coming digital age of television during its lifetime.
Toshiba brings the 52WM48P to the table, with an appealing, modern design, numerous features, and a budget-friendly price. The TV offers a nice selection of connectivity options, including HDMI, Scart terminal inputs, component, and VGA connections, allowing the consumer to connect anything from a Blu-ray player to a video game console to a computer. Equipped with Toshiba's Active Vision picture-processing technology, it is capable of displaying in 14:9 and 4:3 aspect ratios. The television is a well-rounded product from Toshiba, and with the cost-effectiveness of the screen size to price, it is a perfect addition to any home-entertainment centre on a budget.
The Samsung SP-50L7HX is a prime choice in rear-projection televisions, boasting considerably good picture quality and numerous features, perhaps only outweighed by the device's whopping 78 kg on the scale. The TV rocks a 1280x768 native resolution, making it high-definition capable, and features a proprietary Digital Natural Image engine (DNIe) system to enhance picture quality considerably on standard-definition content. The television also features an HDMI port, three Scart inputs, S-video, and a VGA port for PC compatibility, which makes for one huge, high-def-enabled computer monitor.
Perhaps one of the sleekest rear-projection TVs of its time, the Sony KDS-55A2000 completely rethinks the design of the traditional rear-projection TV, boasting a thin, lightweight design and crystal-clear picture quality, easily mistakable for an LCD flat screen or plasma TV from the front. Sony equipped the television with connectivity options, as it features two HDMI inputs, two sets of component inputs, three RGB Scart inputs, and a VGA input, for use with anything from a DVD player to a computer. It also features full 1080p resolution, though only available via HDMI connection. Given its overall screen size, low weight, versatile connectivity, and excellent picture quality, it proves to be an exceptional alternative to the pricier LCD and plasma-screen TVs.