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Plasma TVs: Articles & Videos

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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
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...

 
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: 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.

 
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.

 
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.

 
Transforming a Basement into a Home Theater

Transforming a Basement into a Home Theater

by Steve Kindig

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...

 
Get the Best Picture on Your TV

Get the Best Picture on Your TV

by Steve Kindig

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.

 
Understanding Aspect Ratio

Understanding Aspect Ratio

by Amanda P.

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

 
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.

 
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.

 
Video: How to wall mount a TV

Video: How to wall mount a TV

by Steve Kindig

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

 

Streaming Video Services: How Do They Compare?

by Marshall Chase

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.