The absolute most important part of purchasing any new big-ticket item, especially when it comes to technology, is to do your homework before you buy! Or even before you step foot into a store, particularly if you’re easily bullied by pushy sales people. In any case, learn the difference between Plasma, LCD, and the newer LED televisions, and determine which one is right for you. If you have a large budget, then the LED is the way to go, hands-down. You’ll also want to determine what size TV you want before you make a purchase, because you want to be sure it will fit! And most importantly, once you narrow down what you want, put plenty of time into comparison shopping online. Most likely, that’s where you’ll find the greatest deals. Good luck!