Last year, we made at least three Back to the Future references in our round-up of the year's best TVs, but this time around it would probably be more relevant to talk about Tron, with all the TV-sounding "derezzing" and such.
The Sony HX800 is our favourite television of 2010 (Credit: Sony/Disney)
What is your favourite TV of 2010?
Future-Retro is in. And nothing embodies this better than the current 3D preoccupation. While it hasn't yet sparked the imagination of the public, the best TVs of 2010 included 3D playback to some extent. But this isn't the reason you should buy them.
Regardless of features, the most important characteristic is picture quality. An attractive bezel is nice, IPTV is definitely a plus, but if it can't do the one thing you buy it to do (display an impressive picture), then it's not worth your money.
Our favourite TV of 2010 was a surprise to us. After dismissing Sony for several years, the company has bounced back with its NX and HX ranges and achieved what we didn't think possible — produce a picture that was better than plasma. The HX800 did exactly that. It has some of the best picture processing and inky black levels. It's also economical to run.
If you're not interested in LCD, then plasma is still a winner in our eyes. The Panasonic VT20 and V20 ranges were the best the company has produced yet. Deep, deep blacks and industry-leading motion resolution.
Which TV caught your eye in 2010? Vote in our poll above. If your favourite isn't there let us know in the comments below.