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TV Buying Guide

TV Buying Guide

by Steve Kindig

Whether you're replacing your main TV or shopping for one for a bedroom or den, here are some tips and suggestions to help you find the best TV for you. We'll look at picture quality, Internet capabilities, and the other key features of the latest TVs.

 
LED-LCD vs. Plasma

LED-LCD vs. Plasma

by Steve Kindig

Flat-panel TVs use either plasma or LED-backlit LCD screen technology. Learn about the pros and cons of both types so you can decide which one's best for you.

 
How to choose a home theater projector

How to choose a home theater projector

by Steve Kindig

Projectors have improved a lot in recent years while prices have dropped. Here are some tips on choosing and setting up a projector.

 
HDMI cables buying guide

HDMI cables buying guide

by Steve Kindig

HDMI can carry full 1080p video and high-resolution surround sound. It's also your only choice for 3D TV. Learn about other HDMI features, and get tips on choosing cables.

 
TV wall mount buying guide

TV wall mount buying guide

by Steve Kindig

Learn about the different types of wall mounts out there, and find out what kind might be best for your installation.

 
How to wall-mount your flat-panel TV

How to wall-mount your flat-panel TV

by Amanda P.

Want to wall mount your plasma or LCD TV? Get the info you need for a safe and nice-looking installation.

 
Choosing the best HDTV antenna

Choosing the best HDTV antenna

by Steve Kindig

Over-the-air broadcasts provide some of the best-looking HDTV signals, and they're free. Take a look at what goes into choosing and installing a HDTV antenna.

 
TV sizes and viewing distance

TV sizes and viewing distance

by Julie Govan

Your TV's screen size should depend on how far you'll sit from it, what you'll watch on it, and your personal preferences.

 
Blu-ray Players: How to Choose

Blu-ray Players: How to Choose

by Loren Barstow

Blu-ray players bring home theater to the next level with virtually flawless picture and sound. But how do you know which one's right for you?

 
Get the Best Picture on Your TV

Get the Best Picture on Your TV

by Steve Kindig

Most people own at least one HDTV, and there are lots of sources of high-def video. So how come so many folks put up with sub-par picture quality? This article offers tips on how to get the best-looking picture for all of your video sources.

 
3D TV FAQ

3D TV FAQ

by Amanda P.

How does 3D TV work? Why do I have to wear glasses to watch 3D? What's the difference between passive 3D and active 3D TVs? Your questions about 3D TV answered here!

 
Video: Choosing an HDTV

Video: Choosing an HDTV

by Julie Govan, Steve Kindig

Confused by HDTV specs and lingo? Get a grip on the key features to consider when choosing an HDTV, including screen size, TV type, resolution, and contrast ratio.

 
Video: TV Screen Size

Video: TV Screen Size

by Julie Govan

In this short video, we'll share some simple pointers to help you figure out the optimum screen size for your room.

 
Video: LCD vs. Plasma

Video: LCD vs. Plasma

by Steve Kindig

LCD and plasma are the two most popular TV technologies. Learn about the pros and cons of each so you can decide which one's best for you.

 
Video: Internet-ready Smart TVs

Video: Internet-ready Smart TVs

by Steve Kindig, Tara W.

More and more HDTVs can access online content. Learn what you need to get connected, as well as what you can expect from today's Internet-ready Smart TVs.

 
Video: TV Contrast Ratio

Video: TV Contrast Ratio

by Steve Kindig

Learn about contrast ratio — what it means for a TV's picture quality, and how to use contrast ratio numbers when comparing TVs.

 
Understanding Aspect Ratio

Understanding Aspect Ratio

by Amanda P.

Troubled by the "black bars" that sometimes appear on your HDTV's screen? We'll explain why you see them and offer some solutions.

 
Connecting Your HDTV

Connecting Your HDTV

by Steve Kindig

Get the best picture quality you can by making the right video connections to your HDTV. In this article, we'll cover the key points you need to know.

 
HDTV: An Introduction

HDTV: An Introduction

by Steve Kindig

Learn everything you need to understand the world of HDTV and choose a TV that'll make you happy for years to come.

 
Video: Cambridge Audio Azur Blu-ray Disc Players

Video: Cambridge Audio Azur Blu-ray Disc Players

by Video Guest

Ben from Cambridge Audio shows us their Azur 651BD and Azur 751BD Blu-ray disc players. They're designed not only to render your videos beautifully, but also to play all your music with depth and clarity.