Table: Picture Perfect

-- Figure out what you watch most. If it's wide-screen movies, the price premium for a wide-screen set may be worth it, especially if you're buying a projection TV.

-- Buy an HDTV monitor, not an HDTV set. You'll still be able to get today's conventional TV broadcasts, and you can add an HDTV set-top receiver when more HDTV programming is available.

-- Make sure you bring home a high-definition TV (HDTV). Don't settle for lower-resolution standard-definition (SDTV) or enhanced-definition (EDTV) versions.

-- Make sure there are plenty of connection options on the back of the set. You'll need that flexibility when you start hooking the set up to DVD players, antennas, cable boxes, and your audio system.

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