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Sony Bravia KDL-52NX800 ($2,450)

This 52-inch model earned the highest marks of any LCD TV for its overall picture quality and loads of additional features, including LED backlight, 240Hz technology, Wi-Fi, and built-in access to streaming movies from Amazon and Netflix.

Runner-up: Smaller, simpler, and cheaper, the 40-inch Samsung LN40C530 ($750) delivers supersharp HD picture quality.


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Sole E35 ($1,300)

It has an adjustable incline, changeable pedal angles, and controls on the handgrips, but its best feature may be that it's whisper quiet: The only sound your family will hear is your grunting.

Runner-up: A little noisier than the Sole yet still a good value, the NordicTrack Audiostrider 990 PRO ($990) is a fine basic elliptical with easy-to-use features and adjustable controls.

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