What You Need to Know Before You Buy
From Ron Goldberg, former About.com Guide
- TVs, DVD Players, and Blu-Ray Players
- Indoor and Outdoor Antennas
- DTV Converter Boxes
- Glossary of Terms
TVs, DVD Players, and Blu-Ray Players
This section will help you make TV purchasing decisions, as well as aid you as you search for the perfect DVD or Blu-ray player.
- Before You Buy An Internet-Enabled TV
- What Is an Internet-Enabled TV?
- What’s the Difference Between an LED and LCD TV?
- What Is An Edge-Lit LED TV?
- Basic Questions About HDTV
- LCD TVs Guide and Suggestions
- Plasma TVs Guide and Suggestions
- Basic Tips for Buying a TV
- What to Look for When Buying a Rear Projection TV
- What You Need to Know About 16x9 Widescreen TV
- Before You Buy a Blu-Ray Player
- Blu-Ray Basics and Tips
- DVD Upscaling
- LCD TV and DVD Combinations
- DVD FAQ
Indoor and Outdoor Antennas
This section will help you learn about indoor and outdoor antennas so you can hopefully make the right purchase for your locality or troubleshoot reception issues.
- Introduction to Over-The-Air Antennas
- Benefits of Using an Antenna
- Watch Free High Definition (HD) Programming
- Buy a TV Antenna That Receives UHF and VHF Signals
- Outdoor Antenna Rating System
- Indoor Antenna Rating System
- Choosing an Outdoor Antenna with Antenna Web
- What Do I Need to be Able to Watch HDTV?
- Can DVD Recorders Connect to an Antenna, Cable, or Satellite Box?
- Top Indoor and Outdoor Antennas
- Review of RCA Multi-Directional Indoor Antenna, Model ANT1500
- Review of Zenith ZHDTV1 Indoor High Definition Antenna
- Review of Accurian 7” Portable Handheld LCD TV, Model 16-454
DTV Converter Boxes
This section will help you learn about digital television (DTV) converter boxes.
- DTV Converter Box Buying Guide
- Connect DTV Converter and VCR
- Connect DTV converter box to Analog TV (with pictures)
- Troubleshoot Your DTV Converter Box
- How to Use a VCR with a DTV Converter Box
- Watch and Record from your VCR with a DTV converter box
- Why does my DTV converter box lose some digital stations?
- Will I need a DTV Converter Box with a HDTV?
- About The DTV Converter Box Coupon Program
- DTV Converter Box Coupon Program Waiting List
Glossary of Terms
This section will profile some terms associated with antennas, DTV converter boxes, and digital TV.
- Amplified Antenna
- Class A TV Station
- Digital Secondary Channels
- Digital Sub-Channels
- Low-Power TV Station
- National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)