If you're cramped on room in your tiny apartment or dorm room, check out the Oppo LT-2007 ($600). The 20-inch flat-panel LCD TV features an integrated slot-loading progressive scan DVD player, and USB port and memory card reader, all in a sexy translucent case. The LT-2007 has an array of input and output connections, an adjustable base, and a 181-channel NTSC tuner with automatic station searching. The machine plays DVD-Video, DivX video, Audio CD, Kodak Picture CD and a bunch of other digital audio/video/picture formats, such as CD-R/CD-RW, DVD-R/DVD-RW, and DVD+R/DVD+RW.
In the seemingly never-ending battle for an even better picture, television makers have been adopting new technologies just as fast as they can. The latest is the LED-illuminated DLP, which is offered on the NuVision 52LEDLP ($4,400). Using LEDs to illuminate the DLP results in greater color gamut, and the ability to create deep blacks by controlling the brightness of individual LEDs — resulting in a fantastic 5000:1 contrast ratio. Other important specs include instant-on capability, a 50,000 hour lamp life, 1080p native resolution, and the reassurance that your picture will be the best on your block for a long time to come. [Thanks, Tim!]