Price (RRP): $4,999
Rear projection televisions still have a lot to offer in terms of size and image quality, and are often significantly cheaper than their digital flat panel cousins.
The slick, black Sagem HD-D56B is an excellent example of how far rear projection technology has progressed in recent years. It sports a DLP projector inside that can deliver a maximum resolution of 1280 x 720. Its 720 horizontal resolution matches the 720p HD mode used in Australia, resulting in an image free from scaling artefacts. DLP rear projection screens are also well known for their bright and crisp pictures that give plasma a good run for its money.
The HD-D56B also includes dual tuners, although these are analog. It does feature a DVI-D connector that is HDCP compliant, which means that you will be able to watch specially copy-protected content as it appears in the future. Best of all, the HD-D56B is a couple of grand cheaper than most 50 inch plasmas.