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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.
How to Fix Your Digital TV Reception
How to fix digital TV reception with an indoor antenna.
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.
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.
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 Recycle or Donate Your TV
This list consists of businesses that can help you recycle or donate a television or accessories.
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 to Know Before You Buy an Over-The-Air...
Antennas are considered either indoor or outdoor. There is a difference between the two.
The Verdict on DirecTV Vs Dish Network
Comparison between satellite providers DirecTV and DISH Network.
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?
Want Better Streaming? Change Your Wi-Fi Channel!
How to change the channel on your Wi-Fi router
Troubleshooting Your DTV Box
Here are a few troubleshooting tips you can use to try and fix your problem.
Do You Need a DTV Converter Box for Your HDTV?
Will I need a DTV Converter Box if I buy a High Definition television?
Find Out How to Connect Your TV to the Internet
Tips on enabling a standard TV to access Internet content.
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 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 'Smart' TV?
Introduction to the Smart TV concept, 2012
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.
Before You Buy an Antenna and Watch HD for Free
What you need to know before buying a TV 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?
The Top 8 Indoor and Outdoor HD Antennas
A list featuring some of the top indoor and outdoor antennas.
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?
How Satellite Subscribers Can Stop Losing...
A tip on how satellite subscribers can improve or stop losing reception during a storm.
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.
If You're Buying a New Tv Read This First.
Essential knowledge that will help you buy the right TV.
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.
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?
What is THX? How it Started and What it Does
Like most things, it's all down to Star Wars
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.
New Apple TV Vs New Amazon Fire TV: What We...
Which TV streamer is making the best case to date?
How Do Cable and Satellite Television Compare?
A comparison of common services provided by cable and satellite companies in the United States and Canada.
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 Is an Internet-Enabled TV?
Detailed description of what an Internet-enabled television is and what an Internet-enabled set is capable of.
What is HDCP?
Learn about HDCP, High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection.
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.
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.
What is a THX Certified TV, and Should You Care?
It's all about independent quality assurance - to a point
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.
How Many HDMI Inputs Do I Want on a HDTV?
How many HDMI inputs should you buy on a TV?
What is HDTV?
Frequently asked questions about high definition television (HDTV).
Should You Buy an LED or a LCD TV?
Explanation of LED TVs and their relationship to LCD TVs.
What You Should Know about Extended TV Warranties
A look at TV extended warranties and items to consider before buying.
Where Is the Digital TV Tuner in Your...
Article about the TV tuners needed to receive digital TV.
Which Kind of TV Wall Mount is Best for You?
Overview of the three types of TV wall mount brackets.
What to Do If You Still Need a DTV Converter...
What should you do if you need a DTV converter box coupon?
Hide Duplicate Analog Channels on a DirecTV HD...
How do you hide duplicate channels on a DirecTV HD receiver?
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.
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.
Curved TVs: Should You Believe The Hype?
Understanding the pros and cons of curved TVs.
An Easy Visual Guide to Connecting Your Video...
A step by step list of instructions with pictures detailing how to connect a video switcher (and appropriate devices) to a television.
Get Four Free 4K HDR Films When You Buy A Sony TV
The seemingly irresistible rise of HDR TV continues
Learn All About Edge-Lit LED TVs
Definition and explanation of edge-lit LED TV.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Panasonic TX-65CZ950 OLED TV First Look
Panasonic targets home cinema glory with its first OLED television
What Is UltraViolet Video?
Introduction to UltraViolet video rights technology
What is TV Contrast Ratio?
Explanation of TV contrast ratio and how it affects buying a HDTV.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Netflix Unveils New 4K Film and TV Show...
More 4K is on its way. TV/Video.
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.
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?”
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?
How To Use Your Tablet and Smartphone With Your...
Getting your smart devices controlling and sharing content with your TV isn't as hard as you might think.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rear-Projection TV Pros and Cons
A look at the basic pros and cons of modern rear-projection televisions.
TV Technologies Comparison Guide
Which TV Technology Is Right For You?
What You Need To Know Before Buying a DTV...
This is a buyer's guide for NTIA coupon eligible DTV converter boxes.
Hands On Review: Sharp LC-70LE847U 70" LED TV
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Before You Before You Buy An Internet-Enabled TV
Expert advice on things to consider before buying an Internet-Enabled TV.
Hands-On Revew: Mohu Leaf HDTV Antenna
Full review of Mohu Lead HDTV Antenna
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.
Review of LG's 47LH50 LCD Television
Expert review of LG's 47LH50 Internet-Enabled LCD TV.
Terk Wireless TV Transmitter - Model LF-30S
Product review of Terk Leapfrog wireless A/V transmitter/receiver model LF-30S.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) TV Explained
Understanding the latest technology to hit the TV world
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.
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.
PC to TV - TruLink USB to VGA Adapter Kit -...
The TruLink USB to VGA adapter kit is a wireless TV transmitter in disguise.
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.
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.
LG 55EG9600 4K OLED TV Review
Is this the best TV ever? TV/Video.
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.
What happens to my analog TV and analog cable...
What happens to my analog TV and analog cable after the digital transition?
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.
Overview of HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital...
This article will explain the basics about HDCP technology and how it affects the consumer.
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?
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.
Panasonic’s first OLED TV: key facts and...
Is Panasonic about to take TV technology to the next 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).
HDMI is High-Definition Multimedia Interface. How does it affect you?
Introducing ULED: the TV Tech That Makes Next...
Chinese brand Hisense is out to make a name for itself.
Toshiba SD-V392 DVD/VCR Combo
A product review of the Toshiba SD-V392 DVD Video Player & Video Cassette Recorder.
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.
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.
We Review the Westinghouse LD-4655VX TV
Full review of Westinghouse LD-4655VX LED TV
How to Connect Smartphones, Tablets and...
Four ways to get your TV and your smart devices talking
Where Can You Watch 4K UHD Right Now?
Don't let your new 4K UHD TV go to waste.
Before You Buy A Television
What you need to consider before buying a new television like price, type, and where to buy.
Will Analog Portable TVs Work with Digital TV?
Will analog portable television be useless after the digital transition?
Definition for the TV'Video term - Over-The-Air
A review of the SuperFan add-on to the regular NFL SUNDAY TICKET package.
What Is 3D TV?
Basic definition of 3D TV as it stands today.
Do You Really Need a Big TV For 4K UHD?
Or doesn't size matter after all?
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.
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.
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?
Connecting a Digital Cable Box or Satellite...
Connecting a Digital Cable Box or Satellite Receiver, VCR and DVD Player to a TV
Samsung UN65JS9500 4K HDR TV Review
Welcome to the next generation of television
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.
Value Electronics TV Shootout: Is the LG...
Value Electronics TV Shootout: Is the LG 65EG9600 Really the World's Best TV?
Are Smart TVs Any Good?
Are smart TVs moving with the times or getting left behind?
Hands-On Review: VooMote Zapper iPhone/iPad...
Hands-On Review VooMote Zapper iPhone/iPad Remote Control
Consumer Recall: Philips Ambilight Plasma TVs
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What is UltraFlix?
An in-depth look at one of the AV world's newer video streaming platforms.
Frequently Asked Questions - DVD Players
Frequently asked questions regarding types of DVD players, digital and analog, what multi-region and multi-formats mean, and what types of outputs there are. This is a great learning document for all DVD consumers.
6 Simple Ways to Improve Your TV Picture
Correct the mistakes of your TV's presets in just minutes
Samsung Giving Away Two Free 4K HDR Films With...
So now buyers can actually see what their new TVs are capable of.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An Introduction to Audio/Video Wiring
A short tutorial on how to connect any device to a television.
5 HDTVs to Check Out If You're on a Budget
Top five budget TVs at ConsumerSearch.com
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?”
Introducing Vidity: Delivering 4K Movies to the...
Download UHD content rather than streaming it, for enhanced quality
What is LG WebOS TV?
LG's latest smart TV system explained
Which Is the Best Internet Provider for Netflix?
Find out which broadband service delivers the fastest video streams
Hands-On Review: Monster N-Ergy Headphones
Hands-On Review: Monster N-Ergy Headphones
What is the difference between a RF modulator...
What is the difference between a RF modulator and video switcher?
National Association of Broadcasters (NAB)
Definition of National Association of Broadcasters (NAB).
Gaming On Your TV: How Tweaking Your TV Could...
These simple TV setting adjustments could make you a better Xbox and Playstation gamer.
Preparing For Lost Reception During A Storm
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LG Launches World’s First Non-Curved 4K...
The joys of 4K OLED technology are no longer tied exclusively to curved screens.
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.
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.
Set-Top Box
Definition for the TV'Video term - Set-Top Box
How To Set Up An Upconverting DVD Player
How To Set Up An Upconverting DVD Player

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