sharp lc-45gx6u

It may not be perfect, but Sharp's "world's largest LCD" 45-inch Aquos LC-45GX6U was good enough for PC Magazine to give it four stars and an Editor's Choice ranking. The reviewer found that the  display had "impressive resolution in a user-friendly design" and crowned it "the best-performing big-screen LCD HDTV you can purchase today." The LC-45GX6U is a 1080p set, with inputs for DVI, HDMI and Firewire, HD tuner, a PC Card slot, an 800:1 contrast ratio and a street price of about $4,000—totally doable.

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