If you're all about the numbers, you might think that a 1080p TV is the pinnacle of home-entertainment equipment. While we agree that the future is entertainment in 'Full HD', we don't recommend buying something just because it has a high number.
That said, Full HD screens are falling in price all the time, and it's now possible to get a 1080p TV for far less money than just a few months ago.
If you watch most of your movies on HD DVD or Blu-ray, a 1080p TV is an almost essential buy for you. Likewise, gamers can get a lot of benefit out of a high-resolution screen. If you mostly watch Freeview, or standard-definition cable or satellite, we don't think your needs are going to be best served by a screen like this -- you're better off saving money and getting a 720p screen.
If 1080p is something you must have, here's a selection of good-value screens that should impress with their picture quality without emptying your entire bank account.
Three of the screens here are under £1,000, and the cheapest are well under £800. The only TV that costs more than £1,000 is the trusty Sony W2000, but the extra cash outlay is worth it -- it's one of our favourite TVs ever. And because it's an older model you should be able to pick up a bargain if you shop about.