It doesn't matter if you have a $15,000 spectacularly enormous flat-screen TV, if the brightness, color, contrast, tint, and color temperature presets are off, your picture won't be worth a dime. The Datacolor SpyderTV ($200) is a device you hook up to your computer and attach to your TV screen to help you optimize your display so you can watch movies exactly how the directors intended. And the SpyderTV supports every kind of TV — Plasma, RPTV, DLP, LCD and CRT TVs.
So you want a big screen, but you don’t want a huge TV taking up space? Well, the MovieTime Projector/DVD Player from Optoma ($1400) fits the bill nicely. With a native 16:9 aspect ratio and a built-in DVD player, it’s perfect for displaying a movie or the big game on an open wall, and the 1000 lumens of brightness with a 4000:1 contrast ratio make sure you’ll be able to see all the action — day or night.