Even if you bought a new TV last year, it's easy to feel like it's been lapped by technology in the subsequent 12 months. HD and 4K flatscreens the size of your wall are getting higher in quality (and cheaper in price), but how do you know when it's worth an upgrade? Are you willing to put up with your 5-year-old "smart" TV even though it's not as crystal clear as the models you see at Best Buy? Or are you ready to splurge on something that lets you enjoy the realer-than-real life resolution available from live sports telecasts and streaming services in 2019?
There are so many TVs out there these days, though, that you can easily get caught up in an alphabet soup of specs, from screen size and resolution to smart features and speaker wattage. It can be enough to push you to press pause on shopping for one altogether.
To help you feel more confident in the process -- and decide if you're ready to get something new -- we've pulled together some of the best big-screen (mostly) smart TVs on the market to match your budget and viewing needs.
Now go forth, and binge better.