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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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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: 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.

 
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: LED and Fluorescent Backlighting in LCD TVs

Video: LED and Fluorescent Backlighting in LCD TVs

by Steve Kindig

Learn about the differences between fluorescent and LED backlighting in LCD HDTVs, including LED's improvements in color and black levels.

 
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.

 
Enjoying Music, Movies, and Photos from your Computer on your TV

Enjoying Music, Movies, and Photos from your Computer on your TV

by Kristen Schaub

Would you like to see your favorite pictures and home movies on your TV? Or play your entire digital music collection on your living room speakers? Find out how in this article.

 
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!

 
TV FAQ

TV FAQ

by Steve Kindig

What is an "OLED TV"? What does "4K" mean? What size screen do I need for home theater? How far should I sit from my TV for the best picture? What about viewing height, does that matter? Plus more...

 
TV Glossary

TV Glossary

by Steve Kindig

Learn about common TV terms and technologies, including 3D TV; Internet-ready TVs; 120Hz and 240Hz refresh rates; LED, LCD, and plasma TVs; and much more.

 
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.

 
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.