If you're not planning to hang your TV on the wall, is a flat-panel the best way to go? And which are better: plasma or LCD flat-screen TVs? Here's what you need to know before you buy.

The big picture

LCD and plasma screens may look similar, but the underlying technologies are quite different, as are, consequently, their strengths and weaknesses. Click here for the big picture: our guide to the underlying technologies behind flat-screen TV.

The specifications explained

Perplexed by pixels? We explain the significance of the most meaningful specifications. Here's our simple explanation of what HDTV specifications mean, and which you should care about.

Flat-screen TV shopping tips

Read our advice to pick the panel that's right for you. Look no further for expert flat-screen TV buying advice.