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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.
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.
What Is 'Smart' TV?
Introduction to the Smart TV concept, 2012
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.
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 Connect Component Video Cables to Your TV
Step-by-step instructions for connecting an audio/video source to a television using component video cables.
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 Recycle or Donate Your TV
This list consists of businesses that can help you recycle or donate a television or accessories.
How to Fix Your Digital TV Reception
How to fix digital TV reception with an indoor 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?
How Satellite Subscribers Can Stop Losing...
A tip on how satellite subscribers can improve or stop losing reception during a storm.
Want Better Streaming? Change Your Wi-Fi Channel!
How to change the channel on your Wi-Fi router
What to Know Before You Buy an Over-The-Air...
Antennas are considered either indoor or outdoor. There is a difference between the two.
If You're Buying a New Tv Read This First.
Essential knowledge that will help you buy the right TV.
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 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?
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.
Find Out How to Connect Your TV to the Internet
Tips on enabling a standard TV to access Internet content.
How Many HDMI Inputs Do I Want on a HDTV?
How many HDMI inputs should you buy on a TV?
Do You Need a DTV Converter Box for Your HDTV?
Will I need a DTV Converter Box if I buy a High Definition television?
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?
Netflix Unveils Latest ISP Speed League Table
Who comes out on top? TV/Video.
Troubleshooting Your DTV Box
Here are a few troubleshooting tips you can use to try and fix your problem.
The Top 8 Indoor and Outdoor HD Antennas
A list featuring some of the top indoor and outdoor antennas.
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.
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.
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.
Before You Buy an Antenna and Watch HD for Free
What you need to know before buying a TV antenna.
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.
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 HDTV?
Frequently asked questions about high definition television (HDTV).
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.
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.
Hide Duplicate Analog Channels on a DirecTV HD...
How do you hide duplicate channels on a DirecTV HD receiver?
What Is an Internet-Enabled TV?
Detailed description of what an Internet-enabled television is and what an Internet-enabled set is capable of.
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.
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.
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 HDCP?
Learn about HDCP, High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection.
Curved TVs: Should You Believe The Hype?
Understanding the pros and cons of curved TVs.
Which Kind of TV Wall Mount is Best for You?
Overview of the three types of TV wall mount brackets.
Learn All About Edge-Lit LED TVs
Definition and explanation of edge-lit LED TV.
Where’s The Best Place to Put Your TV?
It isn't always the corner! TV/Video.
Where Is the Digital TV Tuner in Your...
Article about the TV tuners needed to receive digital TV.
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 is TV Contrast Ratio?
Explanation of TV contrast ratio and how it affects buying a HDTV.
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.
TV Technologies Comparison Guide
Which TV Technology Is Right For You?
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.
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.
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.
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.
What to Do If You Still Need a DTV Converter...
What should you do if you need a DTV converter box coupon?
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?
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 are the Benefits of Using an Antenna
What are the benefits of using an antenna compared to cable and satellite television?
Review of LG's 47LH50 LCD Television
Expert review of LG's 47LH50 Internet-Enabled LCD TV.
Before You Before You Buy An Internet-Enabled TV
Expert advice on things to consider before buying an Internet-Enabled TV.
PC to TV - TruLink USB to VGA Adapter Kit -...
The TruLink USB to VGA adapter kit is a wireless TV transmitter in disguise.
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.
LG 55EG9600 4K OLED TV Review
Is this the best TV ever? TV/Video.
A review of the SuperFan add-on to the regular NFL SUNDAY TICKET package.
What Is UltraViolet Video?
Introduction to UltraViolet video rights technology
Where Can You Watch 4K UHD Right Now?
Don't let your new 4K UHD TV go to waste.
4K OLED Vs Plasma: Retailer To Hold New Public...
A true battle of the TV heavyweights
We Review the Westinghouse LD-4655VX TV
Full review of Westinghouse LD-4655VX LED TV
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.
Hands-On Revew: Mohu Leaf HDTV Antenna
Full review of Mohu Lead HDTV Antenna
Ultra HD Blu-ray Update: CyberLink Joins...
Because computers love 4K too. TV/Video.
Terk Wireless TV Transmitter - Model LF-30S
Product review of Terk Leapfrog wireless A/V transmitter/receiver model LF-30S.
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.
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).
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.
Samsung UN65JS9500 4K HDR TV Review
Welcome to the next generation of television
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.
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.
5 HDTVs to Check Out If You're on a Budget
Top five budget TVs at ConsumerSearch.com
Hands On Review: Sharp LC-70LE847U 70" LED TV
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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.
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 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.
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.
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?
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.
High Dynamic Range (HDR) TV Explained
Understanding the latest technology to hit the TV world
Netflix Unveils New 4K Film and TV Show...
More 4K is on its way. TV/Video.
Are Smart TVs Any Good?
Are smart TVs moving with the times or getting left behind?
Do You Really Need a Big TV For 4K UHD?
Or doesn't size matter after all?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Before You Buy A Television
What you need to consider before buying a new television like price, type, and where to buy.
What You Need To Know Before Buying a DTV...
This is a buyer's guide for NTIA coupon eligible DTV converter boxes.
Connecting a Digital Cable Box or Satellite...
Connecting a Digital Cable Box or Satellite Receiver, VCR and DVD Player to a TV
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.
What Is 3D TV?
Basic definition of 3D TV as it stands today.
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.
Preparing For Lost Reception During A Storm
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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.
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.
Review of Vizio SV370XVT LCD TV
Expert review of Vizio's SV370XVT LCD TV.
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.
What happens to my analog TV and analog cable...
What happens to my analog TV and analog cable after the digital transition?
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.
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?”
Rear-Projection TV Pros and Cons
A look at the basic pros and cons of modern rear-projection televisions.
Westinghouse Model SK-32H240S
The SK-32H240S is a good TV for the money. Sure, the colors don't 'pop' as much as higher-priced LCD
How to Connect Smartphones, Tablets and...
Four ways to get your TV and your smart devices talking
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.
Comparing LCD and Plasma Flat Panel HDTVs
A list of advantages and disadvantages associated with LCD and plasma flat panel display televisions.
Surprise Upgrade Makes LG OLED TVs Even Better
Keeping up with the high-end LCD Joneses...
What is UltraFlix?
An in-depth look at one of the AV world's newer video streaming platforms.
An Introduction to Audio/Video Wiring
A short tutorial on how to connect any device to a television.
Hands-On Review: VooMote Zapper iPhone/iPad...
Hands-On Review VooMote Zapper iPhone/iPad Remote Control
HDMI is High-Definition Multimedia Interface. How does it affect you?
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.
Value Electronics TV Shootout: Is the LG...
Value Electronics TV Shootout: Is the LG 65EG9600 Really the World's Best TV?
Gaming On Your TV: How Tweaking Your TV Could...
These simple TV setting adjustments could make you a better Xbox and Playstation gamer.
Overview of HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital...
This article will explain the basics about HDCP technology and how it affects the consumer.
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.
Sony Rolls Out High Dynamic Range Update to 4K...
The age of HDR gets another step closer
TV Terminology: Easy-To-Understand Definitions
Definitions of terms associated with the purchase of a television.
DTV Converter Box Coupon Program Has Long...
How long is the wait is it to get a DTV converter box coupon?
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?
Budgeting for a New Television
Once you decide that you want a new television, make a budget. This will help you gain focus and perspective with respect to your shopping. A fixed dollar amount will let you know which televisions to target.
6 Simple Ways to Improve Your TV Picture
Correct the mistakes of your TV's presets in just minutes
What Do I Need to Get HDR TV?
HDR is a great innovation, but at the moment it takes dedication to track it down.
Panasonic’s first OLED TV: key facts and...
Is Panasonic about to take TV technology to the next level?
OLED Vs LCD: Aggressive New OLED Prices Reshape...
LG takes the fight to Samsung. TV/Video.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Sony XBR-75X940C TV Review - Because Bigger Is...
As good as LCD TVs get? TV/Video.
Connect DTV Converter - How To Connect a DTV...
Connect DTV Converter - How To Connect a DTV Converter to an analog TV. Page 4.
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?”
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?
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.
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
Response Time
Definition for the TV-Video term 'response time', which is a term associated with LCD monitors and televisions.
Consumer Recall: Philips Ambilight Plasma TVs
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Definition for the TV'Video term - Over-The-Air
LG Launches World’s First Non-Curved 4K...
The joys of 4K OLED technology are no longer tied exclusively to curved screens.

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