Now that the colder months are creeping in, many of us will spend a bit more time in front of the boob-tube staring for hours on end at the endless sea of reality TV and sports programming. That's all well and good, but If you're one of those that still hasn't made the leap to a Hi-Def Flat Screen TV, then you really don't know what you're missing. Really.

Shirley and I have had our our 42" Vizio HD TV for almost three years now. We love it! And we've never had one problem with it. We got it for a steal at Sam's Club shortly after Christmas. (On a side note, it's interesting that the 42" TV that seemed to fill half the living room now looks small in comparison to the giant screens available today...just sayin'.) But here's the deal, I did a lot of research on TV's before writing the check. I suggest you do the same because the technology has changed immensely since we pulled the trigger on ours. And for heaven's sake, stay away from the cheapie brands.

Here's a great article that will help you in your search:

And here's a Consumer Reports Video with some great tips!