Low Prices on Small-Screen HDTVs

You can put an HDTV in your kitchen for $200 or less.

If you have already converted your living room into a home theater (popcorn optional), you’re not alone. Two out of three U.S. households now own large, flat-panel HDTV sets, according to the NPD Group, the consumer-technology research firm. That’s bad news for manufacturers’ bottom lines, but good news for you this holiday season.

"Black Friday and the month of December -- that's when you'll find the best deals on TVs," says NPD analyst Ben Arnold. He predicts that prices on the day after Thanksgiving will be even lower than they were last year. TVs with screens that measure 32 inches to 42 inches should average from $275 to about $500.

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Contributing Writer, Kiplinger's Personal Finance