NEW YORK ( MainStreet) -- I will be blunt: If you're looking for practical TV advice, this column is not for you.
Because the facts are the facts: As impressive as what just $600 buys you from a big TV maker such as Samsung, Sony (SNE - Get Report) or Vizio, those sets really are nothing more than links from the digital sausage factory: Black. Square. And boooooring.
And what shame that is. This is your TV, for crying out loud. Watching it should be an event!
Blissfully, for us better-TV aficionados, several makers are stealthfully marching under the more-is-more TV banner. They are quietly making displays that flatly reject the sausage factor.Assuming you know where to find these sets -- and where to find the money to buy them, since you can expect to drop close to six figures to get the edge of the TV frontier -- you can get a set that shows your viewing is not being taken lightly: