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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.

 
What is 4K Ultra High Definition TV?

What is 4K Ultra High Definition TV?

by Steve Kindig

Ultra High Definition TVs, often referred to as "4K" TVs, can display four times the detail of typical HDTVs. How noticeable is the improvement? Is there any 4K content available? We'll tackle these questions and more.

 
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: 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.

 
Audio cables buying guide

Audio cables buying guide

by Ralph Graves

Our home audio cable buying guide includes discussions of stereo RCA, coaxial digital, stereo minijack, optical digital (toslink), and XLR cables.

 
What's on Apple TV?

What's on Apple TV?

by Ralph Graves

Apple TV ® is a pretty versatile device — so much so, it can be hard to get a handle on exactly what Apple TV is . At the most basic level,...

 
Universal remote buying guide

Universal remote buying guide

by Ralph Graves

Maybe you've got it all figured out, but how about your spouse, kids, or house guests? The answer is a "universal" remote control. But, you're probably wondering, what are my options, and which remote should I choose?

 
Four ways to get great TV sound

Four ways to get great TV sound

by Barry Montgomery

Want to enjoy better sound with your TV? Here are four ways to make it happen.

 
DVD/VCR Combos: Double Your Viewing Fun

DVD/VCR Combos: Double Your Viewing Fun

by Loren Barstow

Looking to replace your older VCR, or add DVD playback to your home theater? A DVD/VCR combo is a sure bet. You can even watch a DVD while you record a TV show to VHS. And hookup is very simple. Find out more here.