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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: What is 4K TV Resolution?

Video: What is 4K TV Resolution?

by Steve Kindig

4K TV resolution is the next big thing in HDTV technology, but what does it mean? Crutchfield expert Steve explains how 4K gives you 4 times the resolution of 1080p, and how that affects the detail and depth you experience as you watch.

 
Video: Samsung F8500 Plasma HDTVs

Video: Samsung F8500 Plasma HDTVs

by Tara W.

The F8500 series plasma TVs from Samsung are the finest they've ever made. In fact, at the recent Consumer Electronics Show, while OLED and 4K TVs were grabbing the headlines, the F8500 series was definitely the most talked about "real world" TV.

 
Video: Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs for 2013

Video: Sony 4K Ultra HD TVs for 2013

by Tara W.

Sony's Ultra high-definition or "4K" TVs give you four times the resolution of traditional high-def TVs. That's four times the pixels, and four times the detail, that provides you with an image containing more depth and shades of color than you've probably ever seen before.

 
Video: LG 55EA9800 OLED TV

Video: LG 55EA9800 OLED TV

by Tara W.

One look and you can tell there's something very different about LG's 55" 55EA9800 — the world's first large-screen OLED TV. First, the screen is a lot thinner than conventional flat-panel TVs. Second, OLED images have startling color, clarity, and immediacy.

 
Video: Samsung Ultra HD 4K TVs

Video: Samsung Ultra HD 4K TVs

by Tara W.

Samsung's 4K Ultra HD TVs offer four times the detail of 1080p TVs. Plus, Samsung made sure that their video processing, connections, and LED backlight are equally state-of-the-art. And they made 4K upconversion a top priority so your 1080p sources will look better than ever.