- Harvey Electronics
2 W. 45th St.; 212-575-5000; 888 Broadway, inside ABC Carpet & Home; 212-228-5354
You can get rock-bottom deals at places like Best Buy (with service to match), but if you’re looking for specialists in the purchase, care, and feeding of flat-screen TVs, the venerable Harvey Electronics edges out its competitors in a crowded market. The store stocks a tight selection of top brands like Fujitsu and Pioneer, but its selling point is service. Whether you need a quick $200 setup of a $1,400 Hitachi 42-inch flat-screen or a completely integrated, surround-sound imax experience with a $250,000 price tag, they’ll come spec your home for free, help you design your dream system, install it, and service it in perpetuity.
Best Home Theaters
From the 2007 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).