Building a home theater from scratch? Considering an upgrade to a bigger, brighter TV set? There is no shortage of options in the marketplace for television sets. Today’s TVs are lighter, brighter, more detailed, and more feature-packed than ever.

If it’s been a decade or more since you’ve shopped for a new TV, you’ll find a few new names – LG, Hisense, TCL, Sceptre, and others – along with the familiar brands like Sony, Pioneer, Vizio, Sharp, and Samsung.

The options can be overwhelming. We suggest you decide on a budget and stick with it as you begin shopping. Visit your local dealer and compare pictures, options, and prices.

We’ve surveyed a number of the product categories we think you might be looking, and we hope you’ll find our TV reviews helpful as you build or upgrade your home theater.