Who makes it: Samsung Electronics
What it costs: Around $2,100
Why we like it: For wow factor alone, Samsung's flagship television stands out. The ES8000 LED sets, available in sizes ranging from 46 inches to 65 inches, feature an ultra-slim design with silver trim around a floating screen perched atop an attractive stand. The Smart Hub portal connects the TV to Netflix and other Web services, including Skype video calling through a built-in camera. It's the first to feature voice and motion control to change basic functions, such as saying "Hi, TV" to turn it on or waving your hand to adjust the volume. A silver-and-black touchpad remote also has a microphone inside so your TV can recognize your voice in a noisy room.
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