Thinking about buying a new TV that will capture all the color of sporting events, not to mention all the glitz and glamour of the Academy Awards later this month? You first need to get the big picture on the various sets that are out there. Here are four models that rate tops in CNET’s testing.

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The following CNET staff contributed to this story: section editor David Katzmaier and senior editor Laura K. Cucullu. For more reviews of personal technology products, visit cnet.com