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Still Using An Antenna? Here's How to Optimize...
Given identical broadcast conditions, a digital TV signal won’t travel as far as an analog TV signal because terrestrial constraints affect it more than analog. Amplifying or boosting the signal is a potential fix to your reception issue.
The Verdict on DirecTV Vs Dish Network
Comparison between satellite providers DirecTV and DISH Network.
The Easy Way to Watch HD Programming for Free
This isn’t much of a secret so there’s no reason to try to stuff the cat back into the bag. Buy an antenna. Get free high definition and digital television programming. There are some stipulations, but really, it’s that simple.
Which HDTV Format is Best: 720p, 1080i, or 1080p?
High definition television is the highest form of digital television. It has a 16:9 aspect ratio, which is the same as a movie theater screen. This is possibly HD's biggest selling point. The other is the resolution. High definition is the best available picture on a television. It comes in three different flavors: 720p, 1080i and 1080p.
How to Fix Your Digital TV Reception
How to fix digital TV reception with an indoor antenna.
HDMI, DVI, and HDCP: Which Is Best For Me?
What is HDMI/HDCP and DVI/HDCP, and what do they do? Do I need one on my consumer electronics equipment? I'm thinking about buying a new television, so should I get one with HDMI or DVI?
Want Better Streaming? Change Your Wi-Fi Channel!
How to change the channel on your Wi-Fi router
How to Connect Component Video Cables to Your TV
Step-by-step instructions for connecting an audio/video source to a television using component video cables.
The Top 5 Digital Converter Boxes
Buying a good digital (DTV) converter box is important if you use an analog television and/or VCR with an antenna.
3 Ways to Replace a Remote Control
One of the most frantic of times for people can come when they learn that their remote control is lost or broken. How it got that way is unimportant. The moral of the story is that the remote control is gone. No longer will it serve its master. So, how do we fix this situation?
What Is UltraViolet Video?
Introduction to UltraViolet video rights technology
How To Recycle or Donate Your TV
This list consists of businesses that can help you recycle or donate a television or accessories.
Should You Buy an LED or a LCD TV?
Explanation of LED TVs and their relationship to LCD TVs.
How Do Cable, Satellite, and IPTV Services...
Since I like to save a buck when I can, comparing digital television packages offered by cable, satellite and Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) providers in my area just makes sense to me.
Find Out How to Connect Your TV to the Internet
Tips on enabling a standard TV to access Internet content.
Connect a digital cable box, VCR and DVD player...
How do I connect a digital cable box, VCR and DVD player to a TV that does not have AV inputs for the DVD player?
What to Do If You Still Need a DTV Converter...
What should you do if you need a DTV converter box coupon?
Do You Need a DTV Converter Box for Your HDTV?
Will I need a DTV Converter Box if I buy a High Definition television?
What is a HDCP Error?
An issue facing consumers/TV watchers is using HDMI and DVI on non-HDCP components. It could cause you to lose the benefit of high definition.
What is the Best Viewing Distance to Watch a TV...
How far should a person sit from the TV? I always heard growing up that sitting too close would make a person blind. Is thus true?
Troubleshooting Your DTV Box
Here are a few troubleshooting tips you can use to try and fix your problem.
What Is 'Smart' TV?
Introduction to the Smart TV concept, 2012
The Top 8 Indoor and Outdoor HD Antennas
A list featuring some of the top indoor and outdoor antennas.
If You're Buying a New Tv Read This First.
Essential knowledge that will help you buy the right TV.
How to Connect Your Digital Camcorder to a TV
Learn how to connect your digital camcorder to your television by reading this article - comes complete with pictures.
What to Know Before You Buy an Over-The-Air...
Antennas are considered either indoor or outdoor. There is a difference between the two.
How Many HDMI Inputs Do I Want on a HDTV?
How many HDMI inputs should you buy on a TV?
How Satellite Subscribers Can Stop Losing...
A tip on how satellite subscribers can improve or stop losing reception during a storm.
What's the Best Way to Buy a TV: Online or in a...
A comparison between online and retail with respect to convenience, price, availability, customer service, returns/exchanges/refunds, and warranty.
Hide Duplicate Analog Channels on a DirecTV HD...
How do you hide duplicate channels on a DirecTV HD receiver?
Learn All About Edge-Lit LED TVs
Definition and explanation of edge-lit LED TV.
Review of Logitech’s Harmony Adapter for...
Expert review of the Harmony Adapter for PlayStation 3.
What is the Difference between a Television and...
I am shopping on the computer for a television. I see items listed as televisions and others listed as monitors. What is the difference?
Buy a TV Antenna That Receives UHF and VHF...
Most digital signals are broadcast within the UHF spectrum but there are VHF digital channels. This is a critical point to consider when buying an antenna.
How Do Cable and Satellite Television Compare?
A comparison of common services provided by cable and satellite companies in the United States and Canada.
Choosing an Outdoor Antenna with Antenna Web
Part of the antenna buying process includes choosing the type of outdoor antenna that is best for your area. This process is made easy by Antenna Web.
What Is an Internet-Enabled TV?
Detailed description of what an Internet-enabled television is and what an Internet-enabled set is capable of.
Record Digital TV on a VCR
How to watch one channel while recording another on a VCR while connected to a digital converter box and HDTV.
Hands-On Revew: Mohu Leaf HDTV Antenna
Full review of Mohu Lead HDTV Antenna
FAQ: DLP Lamp Replacement and Maintenance
Buying a television is like a car – you have to spend a little maintenance to keep it running smooth. Click to read about DLP replacement lamps.
Before You Buy an Antenna and Watch HD for Free
What you need to know before buying a TV antenna.
What is TV Contrast Ratio?
Explanation of TV contrast ratio and how it affects buying a HDTV.
Get to Know the 4 Basic Types of Televisions
Buying a television can be frustrating if you don’t know what you’re looking for. From tubes to plasma, there are more models on store shelves than covers of magazines. Before exploring analog versus digital, SDTV, HDTV, and EDTV, take a look at the basic styles of televisions in today’s consumer market.
What is HDTV?
Frequently asked questions about high definition television (HDTV).
Is it possible to record TV programming on a...
Is it possible to record TV programming on a VCR when using a Digital (DTV) converter box?
What is HDCP?
Learn about HDCP, High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection.
Where Is the Digital TV Tuner in Your...
Article about the TV tuners needed to receive digital TV.
BRAVIA Sony Televisions - Which to buy - 240hz,...
Need help understanding which refresh rate is better with respect to Sony BRAVIA televisions? Here's a quick answer to the 240hz, 120hz and 60hz question.
The Top 4 Under Cabinet TVs for Your Kitchen
A list of under the cabinet televisions that would be perfect for the kitchen or any small space requiring viewing of the television from all corners of the room.
What You Should Know about Extended TV Warranties
A look at TV extended warranties and items to consider before buying.
An Easy Visual Guide to Connecting Your Video...
Step 2: A step by step list of instructions with pictures detailing how to connect a video switcher (and appropriate devices) to a television.
Wireless AV Transmitters and Receivers
I have cable service in my living room only. The apartment manager won't let me run a cable to my bedroom. Is there a device that will let me remotely have TV in my bedroom without running a cable?
What are the Benefits of Using an Antenna
What are the benefits of using an antenna compared to cable and satellite television?
Which HDTV Should You Buy: 720p, 1080i, 1080p?
Which high definition television (HDTV) resolution is better - 720p, 1080i or 1080p? This is a question many people want to know. Marketing literature would suggest 1080p is the way to go but I'm not convinced.
Which Kind of TV Wall Mount is Best for You?
Overview of the three types of TV wall mount brackets.
Terk Wireless TV Transmitter - Model LF-30S
Product review of Terk Leapfrog wireless A/V transmitter/receiver model LF-30S.
Get HD Channels With Analog Cable for Free
Did you know that many cable providers don't encrypt the high definition signal of broadcast stations on their analog cable feed? Find out how you can get these channels for free.
What Is an A/B Switch?
This useful television accessory allows two RF/coaxial devices to connect into a single input. Here are three common scenarios where you might use one.
What Do I Need To Get High Definition...
In order to watch high definition television programming you will need a television capable of displaying HD images and a source of programming.
How Much Does High Definition (HDTV) Cost?
The price of a new HDTV is variable. It is a mixture of how much you are willing to spend versus how much your taste wants you to spend.
AV Wiring: Connection Guide
Audio Video Wiring Diagrams: A How To Connect Guide for those installing televisions. Components include TV, VCR, DVD player, video game console, home theater stereo system, HD recorders, cable box and satellite receivers.
Hands-On Review: Monster N-Ergy Headphones
Hands-On Review: Monster N-Ergy Headphones
TV Technologies Comparison Guide
Which TV Technology Is Right For You?
The Digital Transition: What You Need To Know
The digital transition is something that’s giving a lot of people headaches. What is it? Who will it affect? When is it? Why? What if I have cable or satellite? Do I have to buy a new television?
Introduction to Electronic Waste
This article will focus on Electronic Waste and how it applies to televisions, but E-Waste applies to much more than just televisions.
Oh No...TV Is Going 'Social'
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Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program
In an effort to help curb the cost impact for analog TV owners, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce developed a converter box program, which allows analog TV owners to request coupons towards the purchase of a digital-to-analog converter box.
Before You Before You Buy An Internet-Enabled TV
Expert advice on things to consider before buying an Internet-Enabled TV.
Connecting a Digital Cable Box or Satellite...
Connecting a Digital Cable Box or Satellite Receiver, VCR and DVD Player to a TV
Connect a RF Modulator to TV that doesn't have...
Connecting a Digital Cable Box or Satellite Receiver, VCR and DVD Player to a TV without AV inputs by using a RF Modulator. Page 2.
How To Watch One Channel and Record Another...
One of the most common questions I get from readers is “can I use a DTV converter box and still record one channel on my VCR while watching another on my analog TV?”
Dish Network TV Everywhere
First look at Dish Network's TV Everywhere service. Page 5.
Hands on Review: Rotel RSX 1562 A/v Receiver
Hands on Review: Rotel RSX 1562 A/V Receiver
The Dilemma Of Picture Quality
How much does image quality matter in video?
Pros and Cons: Rear Projection Televisions
A list of advantages and disadvantages associated with rear projection televisions when comparing them to CRT direct view and flat panel models. Page 2.
Top Surge Protectors for Your HDTV
A surge protector is something everyone should use to protect their television from electrical spikes. These spikes can cause permanent damage to your HDTV or electronic devices.
Review of LG's 47LH50 LCD Television
Expert review of LG's 47LH50 Internet-Enabled LCD TV.
NFL SUNDAY TICKET SuperFan on DirecTV
A review of the SuperFan add-on to the regular NFL SUNDAY TICKET package.
Reduce. Re-Use. Recycle. Retreat.
Overview of global industry in flux
Introduction to Internet Protocol Television...
IPTV stands for internet protocol television. Any person that's watched a clip online has experienced a form of IPTV.
Will TV Band Radios Work with Digital TV?
TV band radios are AM/FM radios that also receive the audio portion of a TV signal, which makes it possible to listen to TV on the radio.
Zenith ZHDTV1 Indoor High Definition Antenna
A quick look at the benefits of an indoor HDTV antenna like the Zenith ZHDTV1.
7 Ways to Save Money on Your TV Service
Learn several ways to save money on your monthly television service, whether you have satellite or cable television.
Introduction to CableCARD Technology
An introduction to CableCARD technology, which is also known as Plug and Play. All televisions with a CableCARD slot will have a built-in ATSC digital tuner, which means the TV is digital cable ready. However, not all digital cable ready televisions will feature a CableCARD slot.
Step by step tutorial showing how to connect a...
A step by step tutorial showing how to connect a dtv converter box to an analog tv. Page 3.
Overview of HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital...
This article will explain the basics about HDCP technology and how it affects the consumer.
What You Need To Know Before Buying a DTV...
This is a buyer's guide for NTIA coupon eligible DTV converter boxes.
Before You Buy A Television
What you need to consider before buying a new television like price, type, and where to buy.
Pros and Cons: CRT Tube Televisions (Direct View)
A list of advantages and disadvantages associated with CRT direct view televisions when comparing them to rear projection and flat panel models.
DTV Converter Box Coupon Program Has Long...
How long is the wait is it to get a DTV converter box coupon?
Connect multiple components to TV that has one...
Connecting a Digital Cable Box or Satellite Receiver, VCR, DVD Player and Video Game Console to a TV with only one AV input by using a Video Switcher. Page 3.
5 HDTVs to Check Out If You're on a Budget
Top five budget TVs at ConsumerSearch.com
We Review the Westinghouse LD-4655VX TV
Full review of Westinghouse LD-4655VX LED TV
Commodity TV: The Nightmare Scenario
Have TVs become too cheap? TV / Video.
Sennheiser Wireless Headphones: Model RS-120
Sennheiser's model RS-120 wireless headphones give consumers an easy-to-use wireless alternative to open-air speakers and headphones with cords. Read more in the product review.
Top 6 Largest High Definition Televisions
Going above and beyond the call of duty, several consumer electronics manufacturers have raised the stakes in terms of quality and size for HDTVs at the consumer level.
How to Save Money When Buying a HDTV
Saving a buck is important to me. Call it my new found quest to find financially reasonable solutions to buying a new high definition television (HDTV).
PC to TV - TruLink USB to VGA Adapter Kit -...
The TruLink USB to VGA adapter kit is a wireless TV transmitter in disguise.
Buying Refurbished or Open-Box HDTVs
Buying refurbished or open-box HDTVs can be as good, maybe even better, as buying new. The reason is because refurbished/open-box HDTVs often come with the same manufacturer’s warranty as a new product and they’re usually priced considerably less than new same-model HDTVs.
Pros and Cons: DVD-Recorder vs VCR vs DVR
A comparison of good and bad features associated with DVD-recorders, video cassette recorders and digital video recorders.
Buying Advice: Stretching the Picture on a...
A stretched picture is when a 4:3 image is pulled on the sides to fill the entire screen. People and images end up looking fatter/wider and shorter. This is an issue with widescreen televisions...
HDMI
HDMI is High-Definition Multimedia Interface. How does it affect you?
New Dolby Sound for Mobile Devices
New Dolby Sound For Mobile Devices
RCA multi-directional indoor antenna designed...
This is a product review of the ANT 1500 by RCA, a non-amplified indoor multi-directional digital antenna designed for DTV reception.
Hands-On Review: B&W MM-1 Multimedia Speakers
Hands-On Review: B&W MM-1 Multimedia Speakers
FAQ: Does Non-HD Footage Look Worse on HDTVs...
“I've heard several times that non-HDTV content looks worse on HDTVs. Then I read something that implied that the non-HDTV content looks worse on 1080p than 720p and if you will watch much non-HDTV then you should get a 720p set. Is there any truth to that?”
Best Buy Zero Interest for 36 Months on Samsung...
Best Buy is offering no interest for three years on any Samsung HDTV purchase when the purchase price is greater than $999. You must use a Best Buy consumer credit card to be eligible for this deal.
Connecting a High-Definition Video Source Using...
Step-by-step guide demonstrating the proper way to connect a high-definition video source to a television using an HDMI cable.
Monster Cable•it Cable Management Kit
The Cable•it by Monster is a cable organization kit that eliminates the clutter of audio and video cables behind the television.
What Is 3D TV?
Basic definition of 3D TV as it stands today.
Hands-On Review: Sony BDP-S380 Blu-Ray Player
Hands-on review of the Sony BDP-S380 Blu-Ray player
Frequently Asked Questions: LCD Rear Projection...
A list of questions comprised to help consumers understand the basics of LCD or Liquid Crystal Display rear projection televisions.
Consumer Recall: Philips Ambilight Plasma TVs
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Connect DTV Converter - How To Connect a DTV...
Connect DTV Converter - How To Connect a DTV Converter to an analog TV. Page 4.
Toshiba REGZA 32" LCD HDTV - Model 32HL67
If you’re looking for a sub-$1000 32” LCD panel then I definitely recommend looking at the REGZA line of Toshiba LCDs. The 32HL67 is part of Toshiba's 2007 line of REGZA high definition televisions.
Making TV Terminology Easy To Understand
Definitions of terms associated with the purchase of a television.
Types of Video Cassette Recorders
A look at the types of video cassette recorders available to the consumer, including VHS, S-VHS, DV, and Digital.
Comparing LCD and Plasma Flat Panel HDTVs
A list of advantages and disadvantages associated with LCD and plasma flat panel display televisions.
Product Review: Syntax Olevia 37" LCD TV, Model...
The 537H is a 37” flat panel LCD TV capable of displaying 480i, 480p, 720p and 1080i video signals. It has a built-in ATSC/NTSC tuner - meaning it can receive and decode over-the-air (OTA) analog and digital broadcast signals. The panel has a native resolution of 1366x768; it utilizes MediaTek’s MDDI technology.
Vizio 52" LCD HDTV, Model GV52LF
Vizio announced the release of four 1080P LCD HDTVs in August 2007. The cream of the new models is the GV52LF, a 52-inch giant that anchors Vizio’s Gallevia line.
Top 5 Budget 32" LCD HDTVs
If you're looking for a deal then this list is for you as these HDTVs should have non-sale purchase prices of under $600. For the most part these are entry-level models so it would be unfair to rate them as high end.
Types of TV Brackets for Wall Mounting a Flat...
Overview of the types of TV brackets for wall mounting a flat panel HDTV
Hands-On Review: VooMote Zapper iPhone/iPad...
Hands-On Review VooMote Zapper iPhone/iPad Remote Control
Toshiba SD-V392 DVD/VCR Combo
A product review of the Toshiba SD-V392 DVD Video Player & Video Cassette Recorder.
An Introduction to DLP - Digital Light Processing
A collection of answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about DLP or Digital Light Processing televisions.
Aspect Ratio
Definition for the TV'Video term - Aspect Ratio
Top 6 Coolest Universal Remote Controls
Maybe we wouldn't lose the remote if it included some features (not to mention a price) that made us feel more “attached” to it. This list features some advanced remotes that carry a lot of features you might need now or grow to love later.
Before You Buy a Blu-ray Player
Buying a Blu-ray player is a big decision. Check out these tips to be sure you have all the facts you need before heading to the electronics store.
What is the meaning of the EI (E-eye) icon...
What is the meaning of the EI (E-eye) icon appearing on children's Saturday morning television programming?
Connect DTV Converter and VCR - How To Connect...
Connect DTV Converter and VCR - How To Connect a DTV Converter and VCR to an analog TV. Page 5.
Review of Accurian 7” Portable Handheld...
This is a product review of Accurian’s 7” portable handheld TV, model 16-454, that is sold exclusively at Radio Shack.
How To Connect a DTV Converter and RF Modulator...
Connect DTV Converter and RF Modulator - How To Connect a DTV Converter and RF Modulator to an analog TV. Page 6.
What happens to my analog TV and analog cable...
What happens to my analog TV and analog cable after the digital transition?
Will Analog Portable TVs Work with Digital TV?
Will analog portable television be useless after the digital transition?
TV Wall Mounting Kit for Dummies by Bell’O
The TV Wall Mounting Kit for Dummies by Bell’O is one of those rare products that aims at removing the stress associated with house projects. The instructions are easy to read. The pieces are easy to handle. Leveling the bracket was a piece of cake.
Review of Panasonic TC-32LX14 LCD Television
Thorough review of the Panasonic TC-32LX14 high-definition television with photgraphs. The Panasonic TC-32LX14 has a maximum resolution of 720p, and it deserves consideration from anyone buying a set in the $500 price range.
The Case For Calibrating Your TV
Do you need a professional to adjust your TV's picture quality, or can you do it yourself? Page 3.
PowerSpec 30" Wide-Screen LCD-TV
Not to be outdone by rival computer manufacturers Dell and Gateway, WinBook enters the television market with a low-priced, high performance flat panel LCD television that can also double as a personal computer monitor...
Overview of Freeview TV in the United Kingdom...
Overview of Freeview TV in the United Kingdom (UK).
How To Set Up An Upconverting DVD Player
How To Set Up An Upconverting DVD Player
PC to TV - Changing Resolution
If the Mirror function doesn't work for you when using the TruLink Wireless USB to VGA Adapter Kit then you'll have to change your PC resolution to match the VGA output. Here's how.
Antenna Users Speak Out About the Digital TV...
The digital transition had its share of controversy from multiple delays to post-transition problems with transmitting digital TV signals. Here are some of my favorite comments about digital TV, which includes a link to the blog post where the comment was posted.
Hands On Review: Linksys E4200 Wireless Router
Hands On Review: Linksys E4200 Wireless Router
What is the difference between a RF modulator...
What is the difference between a RF modulator and video switcher?
Should You Consider A Non-Flat TV?
Mitsubishi 2012 TV lineup. TV / Video.
Rear-Projection TV Pros and Cons
A look at the basic pros and cons of modern rear-projection televisions.
Top 5 Best HDTVs To Watch Sports On
Sports in HD - The Best HDTVs To Watch Sports On

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