- Harvey Electronics
2 West 45th Street, 212-575-5000, harveyonline.com
There are fancier and more personalized stores—Sound by Singer, Innovative Audio Video—but for the best selection of high-quality flat-panel TVs, Harvey is the place, whether you’ve got $500 or $15,000 to spend. The store selects its brands carefully, without being snobbish: You’ll find 15-inch Sharp LCDs mixed in with 50-inch Runco and Fujitsu plasmas. It also sells the home-theater systems—surround-sound receivers and speakers, HD tuners, cables, even an automated “painting” to cover wall-hanging TVs—that you’ll need to take full advantage of these monitors. Flat-screen TVs can be complicated to set up, so Harvey will send a technician to your home to fine-tune picture settings. They’ll install theater seating, too—time to convert that second bedroom?
Best Flat Screen TVs
From the 2004 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).