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Articles & Videos: LCD TVs

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.

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.

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.

TV Glossary
by Steve Kindig

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Understanding Aspect Ratio
by Steve Kindig

Troubled by the "black bars" that sometimes appear on your HDTV's screen? We'll explain why you see them and offer some solutions.

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.

The Digital TV Transition
by Steve Kindig

If you have an old TV with no digital tuner, you can still receive over-the-air broadcasts by connecting a converter box. Learn how to hook one up.

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

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