Articles & Videos: 3D TVs

Video: Intro to 3D TV
by Steve Kindig

Get the scoop on 3D TV, including how it works and what you need to watch 3D at home.

by Crutchfield Writing Team

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
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.

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
by Steve Kindig

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Part 1: Getting Started When I moved into my new house — well, new to me anyway — I knew that one of the first major changes I wanted to make was creating a room for great home...

Is there life after cable TV? Woody shares his experiences after he cut the cord and began exploring other entertainment options for his TV.

Steve, Crutchfield editor and TV expert, and Jason, a Tech Support Specialist, wall mount a flat-panel TV in the Crutchfield Labs

Steve, Crutchfield TV expert, explains what LCD TV refresh rates really mean, and how refresh rates higher than 240Hz are achieved with backlight scanning. Find out if a TV with a high refresh rate is right for you.

This chart looks at a growing number of Internet video streaming services, what they offer and compatible devices. We compare search and save features in addition to subscription options, video and audio quality, the size of their catalogs and a few pros and cons of each service.