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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.

4K and Ultra HD TV
by Steve Kindig

4K Ultra High Definition TVs can display four times the detail of typical HDTVs. We explain what that means for you, and look at Sony, Samsung, and LG 4K TVs.

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.

What is HDR TV?
by Steve Kindig

High Dynamic Range (HDR) is being added to 4K TVs and video content to show a much wider and more realistic contrast range, closer to what we see in movie theaters.

OLED vs LED TV
by Steve Kindig

OLED is the newest TV display technology and delivers amazing picture quality. Here we explain how OLED and LED LCD TVs work, and why you might prefer one or the other.

The projectors we carry are optimized for home theater use. You no longer need a dark room to get a great picture, and some projectors can display 4K Ultra HD programs.

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 an HD antenna.

Devices that support HDCP 2.2 copy protection are more likely to be compatible with current and future 4K content, so it's worth taking a few minutes to understand it.

HDTVs are now the norm, but many viewers aren't making the most of their sets. This article offers tips on how to get the best-looking picture from your TV.

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.

TV Glossary
by Steve Kindig

Learn about the features and technical specifications terms associated with today's televisions.

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.

HDMI cables buying guide
by Steve Kindig

HDMI connections deliver outstanding picture and sound quality. This article explains how HDMI works and how to choose the right cables for your gear.

3 ways to play game day
by Steve Kindig

We put together three systems for a whole-house football viewing party. One is a basement theater, one is in a living room, and one is in an outdoor kitchen.

Samsung's 4K Ultra HD TVs offer four times the detail of 1080p TVs. And they made 4K upconversion a top priority so your 1080p sources will look better than ever.

What is Miracast?
by Jim Richardson

A brief description of the screen-mirroring technology known as Miracast.

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.

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