TV/Video: Most Popular Articles
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.
Comparison between satellite providers DirecTV and DISH Network.
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.
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 digital TV reception with an indoor antenna.
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?
How to change the channel on your Wi-Fi router
Step-by-step instructions for connecting an audio/video source to a television using component video cables.
Buying a good digital (DTV) converter box is important if you use an analog television and/or VCR with an antenna.
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?
Introduction to UltraViolet video rights technology
This list consists of businesses that can help you recycle or donate a television or accessories.
Explanation of LED TVs and their relationship to LCD TVs.
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.
Tips on enabling a standard TV to access Internet content.
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 should you do if you need a DTV converter box coupon?
Will I need a DTV Converter Box if I buy a High Definition television?
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.
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?
Here are a few troubleshooting tips you can use to try and fix your problem.
Introduction to the Smart TV concept, 2012
A list featuring some of the top indoor and outdoor antennas.
Essential knowledge that will help you buy the right TV.
Learn how to connect your digital camcorder to your television by reading this article - comes complete with pictures.
Antennas are considered either indoor or outdoor. There is a difference between the two.
How many HDMI inputs should you buy on a TV?
A tip on how satellite subscribers can improve or stop losing reception during a storm.
A comparison between online and retail with respect to convenience, price, availability, customer service, returns/exchanges/refunds, and warranty.
How do you hide duplicate channels on a DirecTV HD receiver?
Definition and explanation of edge-lit LED TV.
Expert review of the Harmony Adapter for PlayStation 3.
I am shopping on the computer for a television. I see items listed as televisions and others listed as monitors. What is the difference?
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.
A comparison of common services provided by cable and satellite companies in the United States and Canada.
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.
Detailed description of what an Internet-enabled television is and what an Internet-enabled set is capable of.
How to watch one channel while recording another on a VCR while connected to a digital converter box and HDTV.
Full review of Mohu Lead HDTV Antenna
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.
What you need to know before buying a TV antenna.
Explanation of TV contrast ratio and how it affects buying a HDTV.
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.
Frequently asked questions about high definition television (HDTV).
Is it possible to record TV programming on a VCR when using a Digital (DTV) converter box?
Learn about HDCP, High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection.
Article about the TV tuners needed to receive digital TV.
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.
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.
A look at TV extended warranties and items to consider before buying.
Step 2: A step by step list of instructions with pictures detailing how to connect a video switcher (and appropriate devices) to a television.
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 compared to cable and satellite television?
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.
Overview of the three types of TV wall mount brackets.
Product review of Terk Leapfrog wireless A/V transmitter/receiver model LF-30S.
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.
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.
In order to watch high definition television programming you will need a television capable of displaying HD images and a source of programming.
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.
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
Full review. TV / Video.
Which TV Technology Is Right For You?
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?
This article will focus on Electronic Waste and how it applies to televisions, but E-Waste applies to much more than just televisions.
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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.
Expert advice on things to consider before buying an Internet-Enabled TV.
Connecting a Digital Cable Box or Satellite Receiver, VCR and DVD Player to a TV
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.
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?”
First look at Dish Network's TV Everywhere service. Page 5.
Hands on Review: Rotel RSX 1562 A/V Receiver
How much does image quality matter in video?
A list of advantages and disadvantages associated with rear projection televisions when comparing them to CRT direct view and flat panel models. Page 2.
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.
Expert review of LG's 47LH50 Internet-Enabled LCD TV.
A review of the SuperFan add-on to the regular NFL SUNDAY TICKET package.
Overview of global industry in flux
IPTV stands for internet protocol television. Any person that's watched a clip online has experienced a form of IPTV.
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.
A quick look at the benefits of an indoor HDTV antenna like the Zenith ZHDTV1.
Learn several ways to save money on your monthly television service, whether you have satellite or cable television.
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.
A step by step tutorial showing how to connect a dtv converter box to an analog tv. Page 3.
This article will explain the basics about HDCP technology and how it affects the consumer.
This is a buyer's guide for NTIA coupon eligible DTV converter boxes.
What you need to consider before buying a new television like price, type, and where to buy.
A list of advantages and disadvantages associated with CRT direct view televisions when comparing them to rear projection and flat panel models.
How long is the wait is it to get a DTV converter box coupon?
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.
Top five budget TVs at ConsumerSearch.com
Full review of Westinghouse LD-4655VX LED TV
Have TVs become too cheap? TV / Video.
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.
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.
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).
The TruLink USB to VGA adapter kit is a wireless TV transmitter in disguise.
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.
A comparison of good and bad features associated with DVD-recorders, video cassette recorders and digital video recorders.
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 is High-Definition Multimedia Interface. How does it affect you?
New Dolby Sound For Mobile Devices
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
“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 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.
Step-by-step guide demonstrating the proper way to connect a high-definition video source to a television using an HDMI cable.
The Cable•it by Monster is a cable organization kit that eliminates the clutter of audio and video cables behind the television.
Basic definition of 3D TV as it stands today.
Hands-on review of the Sony BDP-S380 Blu-Ray player
A list of questions comprised to help consumers understand the basics of LCD or Liquid Crystal Display rear projection televisions.
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Connect DTV Converter - How To Connect a DTV Converter to an analog TV. Page 4.
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.
Definitions of terms associated with the purchase of a television.
A look at the types of video cassette recorders available to the consumer, including VHS, S-VHS, DV, and Digital.
A list of advantages and disadvantages associated with LCD and plasma flat panel display televisions.
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 MediaTeks MDDI technology.
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.
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.
Overview of the types of TV brackets for wall mounting a flat panel HDTV
Hands-On Review VooMote Zapper iPhone/iPad Remote Control
A product review of the Toshiba SD-V392 DVD Video Player & Video Cassette Recorder.
A collection of answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about DLP or Digital Light Processing televisions.
Definition for the TV'Video term - Aspect Ratio
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.
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 appearing on children's Saturday morning television programming?
Connect DTV Converter and VCR - How To Connect a DTV Converter and VCR to an analog TV. Page 5.
This is a product review of Accurian’s 7” portable handheld TV, model 16-454, that is sold exclusively at Radio Shack.
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 after the digital transition?
Will analog portable television be useless after the digital transition?
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.
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.
Do you need a professional to adjust your TV's picture quality, or can you do it yourself? Page 3.
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 (UK).
How To Set Up An Upconverting DVD Player
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.
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
What is the difference between a RF modulator and video switcher?
Mitsubishi 2012 TV lineup. TV / Video.
A look at the basic pros and cons of modern rear-projection televisions.
Sports in HD - The Best HDTVs To Watch Sports On