Panasonic TH-42PX80
Looking for a new flatscreen TV in the New Year sales? Then check out our Top 5 TV hot deals before you buy

Judging by the number of flatscreen TVs we saw being purchased in Comet this afternoon, many of you have obviously been holding back until the post-Christmas sales to buy a shiny new LCD or plasma TV. Very wise.

So what are the best deals out there? Well, given the problems facing UK retailers, it's hardly surprising that heavy discounting is much in vogue.

But it may not last. Sony has already announced it will have to increase prices in the New Year as the pound takes a hammering against other currencies, Pioneer may have to do the same (despite recent price cuts) and others are bound to follow.

So here are today's Top 5 TV bargains we've spotted. There may of course be many others, so if you see any good ones, let us know.

1) Panasonic TX-32LXD80 for £370 at Richer Sounds.

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2) Panasonic TH-42PX80B plasma for £500 from Currys.

3) Samsung PS50A558 plasma for £699 at John Lewis with free five-year guarantee.

4) Sony KDL-40W4500, our 2008 TV Product of the Year, for £848 from

5) Pioneer PDP-LX5090 plasma, another five-star Award winner, for around £1800 for the screen only (£2000 with speakers and stand). Full details here.