Monday, Nov. 29, 2004

On the Tube

1. Toshiba 26HF84 ($800)
There's still life in the old-school cathode-ray-tube category. This 26-in. high-definition wide-screen set, with the latest digital-video inputs, is one of the best deals around

2. Hitachi 50VS810 ($4,000)
Craving a big screen with class, but plasma's still too pricey? The 50-in. CineForm rear-projection TV uses new technology so it's bright, lightweight and almost as slim—at a lower cost