Shopping for the best HDTV? Check out these models

April 17, 2008 by  
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If you are shopping for the best HDTV to replace your current television, you may be interested in these best in class TVs. Whether you want an LCD flat panel screen, a plasma screen, or a rear projection big screen high definition TV, these DTV compliant televisions available now.

32 Inches and under
CNET rates the Samsung LN-T3253H as the best LCD screen TV in the 32″ and under category. The Samsung has an amazing 8,000:1 contrast ratio for superb detail and it has a game mode to to play your video games in high def and it even has a USB 2.0 port. This TV was the editor’s pick in Wired Magazine’s testing.

Looking for something a little larger?
You may be interested in the Panasonic VIERA TH-42PZ700 42″ Plasma screen HDTV. CNET rates the Panasonic as having the best picture of any TV in the 33″ to 42″ size range. This full HD 1080p television has amazing picture quality and can even play back a slide show of your digital photos enlarged to 42 inches.

 

Syntax-Brillian to Seek Review of Fine

April 12, 2008 by  
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TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) – Consumer products manufacturer Syntax-Brillian Corp. said Friday it will seek a review of a nearly $1.3 million fine for importing and shipping television receivers that are not compatible with next year’s switch to digital television.

The Federal Trade Commission reduced the fine from $2.9 initially imposed in May 2007. It also fined major retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Sears Holdings Corp. and Target Corp. for selling the television receivers…

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Is Your TV Really Ready for 3D Content? Tech Clinic

March 7, 2008 by  
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My Samsung DLP TV is supposed to be 3D-capable, but I can’t find any DVDs that are in 3D. Is there any 3D content out there, and how can I get it?

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Most of Samsung’s latest DLP­HDTVs (and a few of the company’s plasmas) are “3D-capable”—albeit with the use of special 3D goggles. But the selection of movie content is a bit slim for now. That’s because movies that were originally…

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2008 HDTV Buyer’s Guide, Part 1

March 7, 2008 by  
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Rodolfo La Maestra published this Buyer’s Guide at HDTV Magazine a reprinted it to help people with the purchase of a great High Definition Television:

I wrote this article originally for the HDTVetc magazine for the August 2003 issue, and it was later published on the HDTV Magazine in 2006. Consumers still go through the same struggle at national-chain stores today.

Read the full buying guide at HDTV Magazine

OLED Shoots for the Lead

February 9, 2008 by  
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The catch phrase “flat TV” has been circulating for years, mainly to describe the many flat-panel plasma and LCD sets that have swamped the market. But with an average cabinet depth of 3 to 5 inches, can those TVs really be called flat? To find a truly flat display, you need to check out OLED (Organic Light-Emitting Diode)…

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