Sharp's Elite line of LCD TVs are among the best models available, with deep black levels, a 38,262:1 contrast ratio, and excellent 3D performance. Custom settings provide a huge range of options, and there are 5 HDMI ports, built-in Wi-Fi, and the usual set of smart TV streaming options, including Netflix, Pandora, and Vudu. Downsides include limited viewing angles -- though this is no worse than you'll get from most LCD sets -- and a price that shows that Sharp takes the Elite name seriously. If you can afford one of these sets, go ahead and get one; it's unlikely that you'll be disappointed. Otherwise, shop around, but don't look at one of these first, or you may just be hooked.