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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.

HDMI cables buying guide
by Steve Kindig

Choosing the right HDMI cables can be tricky. Older cables don't support the latest features. To support 4K TV and HDR (High Dynamic Range) you'll need the latest HDMI 2.0 cables. We'll explain the different versions of HDMI, and we'll offer solutions to some common HDMI hookup problems.

With a 4K TV, you can sit as close as 1 to 1.5 times the screen's diagonal measurement. Say your sofa is 5 feet from your TV. Your screen can be as big as 60 inches. Sitting that close to a big TV gives you an immersive, theater-like viewing experience. The image fills more of your field of vision.

Making the most of HDR TV
by Steve Kindig

High Dynamic Range (HDR) is being added to 4K TVs and video content to show a much wider and more realistic contrast range, beyond even what we see in movie theaters.

What you need to know before you buy an outdoor TV. Rule #1? Don't try to use a regular indoor TV outside. Specially made weatherproof TVs can live outside year round.

In this article, we'll show you how to locate the TV transmitters serving your area. Then we'll look at the different types of antennas and help you choose. If you live within a few miles of the local transmitters, a small indoor antenna should work well. If not, you'll need an outdoor antenna.

OLED vs LED TV
by Steve Kindig

OLED is the newest TV display technology and delivers amazing picture quality. Here we explain how OLED and LED LCD TVs work, and why you might prefer one or the other.

Connecting Your TV
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.

The recent WikiLeaks data dump claimed the CIA was using certain Samsung smart TVs, iPhones, and Android and Windows smart devices to spy on people.

Cable TV alternatives
by Jeff Miller

Thinking of ditching your cable or satellite TV subscription? Learn how to watch what you want using an antenna and an Internet connection.

Wi-Fi boosters (also known as range extenders) rebroadcast your router's wireless signal to distant parts of your house and yard. How well do they work?

Do your TV's built-in speakers sound weak? Learn about four ways to get better TV sound: a sound bar, stereo speakers, a pre-matched home theater system (also known as a home theater in a box), and a full-blown component home theater system.

Are you getting the best possible picture on your TV? Here are some tips on how to adjust your brightness, contrast, color, and other picture settings.

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.

Curved vs. Flat TVs
by Video Team

In this short video, our lab manager Jordan lets you know what you can expect from curved and flat TVs.

When I moved into my new house one of my top priorities was creating a dedicated room for enjoying music and movies. I wanted the room itself to add to the experience.

choosing the best projector screen depends on your projector and your room. Learn the difference between fixed-frame and retractable, and what terms like "gain" mean.

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