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  • Is the end near for physical media?

    Posted June 9, 2014 - 11:28 pm

    New research says streaming will pass DVD in two years. But don't write off physical media yet.
  • Japan develops a 133 megapixel camera for the ultimate in HDTV

    Posted May 23, 2014 - 7:21 pm

    Forget HDTV. 8k resolution is coming in 2020. To Japan, that is.
  • 4K content for 4K TVs is in the works

    Posted January 10, 2014 - 3:06 pm

    Those beautiful 4K resolution TVs on display at CES have no content except for demos made by the TV's maker. But the first steps to fix that are being taken.
  • How to transform any HDTV into a Smart TV

    Posted December 6, 2013 - 12:03 pm

    Third-party devices can add smart features to an existing set, and some of them are quite cheap.
  • If you are considering a video card upgrade, look at your monitor first

    Posted October 31, 2013 - 2:08 pm

    GPUs get faster and faster with each generation. Now they are at the point where they no longer give a benefit to certain monitors.
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    LG does War of the Worlds-style prank with HD TV

    Posted September 5, 2013 - 10:15 am

    End-of-the-world video on TV freaks out job applicants in this elaborate LG prank.
  • Holiday shopping survival guide: when to find the best deals

    Posted November 22, 2012 - 8:35 am

    If you're buying electronics this holiday season there are about nine specific days you'll want keep your eye on.
  • How do you play Blu-rays on an older model HDTV?

    Posted November 10, 2012 - 8:35 am

    Joe Blumenthal has an older HDTV without HDMI inputs. How can he connect a Blu-ray player?
  • Live tweeting the Apple iPad mini announcement

    Posted October 23, 2012 - 10:56 am

    Apple announced a whole bunch of new (some of it smaller) stuff for you to spend your hard earned money on today. I tweeted about it as it happened. Here's how it went.
  • How to mirror your iPad display to your HDTV

    Posted July 28, 2012 - 7:43 am

    The iPad's king-size display is great for watching a movie by yourself, but it's not so great for group screenings. Fortunately, getting it working with the HDTV in your living room for impromptu movie nights, vacation photo slideshows, or YouTube viral video marathons isn't difficult. Depending on your needs and preferred uses, you'll be working either with a wired adapter (HDMI, VGA, or Composite video) or with an Apple TV and AirPlay--we'll walk you through both methods in this article.
  • 16 PC mysteries solved!

    Posted July 28, 2012 - 7:43 am

    Our digital detectives uncover the truth behind some of tech's most baffling questions.
  • BBC to test ultra high-definition TV at London 2012 Olympics

    Posted July 20, 2012 - 12:04 am

    If you think 1080p is impressive, just wait until you feast your eyes on Super Hi-Vision, an ultra-high definition television format with 16 times the image resolution of the 1080p HDTV standard. The BBC will conduct Super Hi-Vision trials during the London 2012 Olympics, which run from July 27 through August 12.
  • Review

    Google Nexus Q hands-on review: the buggy streaming story

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:45 am

    Editor's note: This is the second part of a two-part first look at the Google Nexus Q media streamer. You can read about the unboxing and setup experience in the first part.
  • Sharp's new 90-inch set is the biggest LED HDTV you can buy

    Posted June 23, 2012 - 7:13 am

    At this year's CES, Sharp emphasized sheer size with its 2012 HDTV lineup. Now it has an even bigger addition to go along with the 60-inch, 70-inch, and 80-inch sets announced earlier in the year, as the company unveiled its new 90-inch Aquos LC-90LE745U model at an event in New York City today.
  • What should I look for when buying a home theater sound system

    Posted June 23, 2012 - 7:11 am

    Pilege21 asked the HDTV & Home Theater for advice on buying a surround sound system.
  • How to get the most from your 3D HDTV

    Posted April 7, 2012 - 7:08 am

    Gamers, tech enthusiasts, and early adopters were the first to benefit from the shift to HDTV, and now they're reaping the rewards of jumping on the 3D train before everyone else. Good 3D TV programming and Blu-ray movies are still in short supply, but the amount of killer stereoscopic games is growing by the day. In fact, some of last year's biggest games came with support for 3D television sets. But just as in the early years of HD technology, discerning how to get the most out of your cutting-edge tech is no simple task.
  • Find February deals on laptops, HD TVs, Kindle Fire

    Posted February 11, 2012 - 8:48 am

    If you're shopping for a hefty laptop, big HD TV, or a Kindle Fire, February will be a good month to pull the trigger on a purchase.
  • World’s largest OLED HDTV Is coming at CES 2012

    Posted December 31, 2011 - 8:09 am

    OLED HDTVs might finally be practical: LG plans to introduce the “world’s largest” OLED HDTV that the company says can easily outpace any LCD panel while remaining affordable. The screen comes in at 55 inches and is only 5 mm thin. Unlike LCDs, OLEDs don't require a backlight (since they produce their own light), which is what allows this new TV to be so thin.
  • Review

    The top 10 HDTVs of 2011

    Posted September 26, 2011 - 9:27 am

    This is a great time to buy an HDTV. Televisions in 2011 have taken 2010's hot trends -- 3D, Internet apps, and LED lighting technology for LCD sets -- and made them better and cheaper.
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    Sharp develops an LCD with 16x the resolution of HDTV

    Posted May 25, 2011 - 12:23 pm

    It's the world's highest resolution LCD screen, and it could be in Japanese homes in 2020. The 85-inch screen, developed by Sharp, is for Super Hi-Vision, a next-generation broadcasting technology that packs 16 times the resolution of today's high-definition TV.
  • Connect your PC to your HDTV

    Posted April 11, 2011 - 9:44 am

    Your TV has come a long way from the days of rabbit-ear antennas and VHS players. No longer must you suffer the indignity of having to rewind a tape before returning it to Blockbuster, or of bribing a small child to hold the antenna in just the right position so you can enjoy fuzz-free viewing of Hawaii Five-O (the Jack Lord version, not the remake).
  • Review

    HDTV Shopping tips: 3D, 1080p, and more

    Posted March 30, 2011 - 1:00 pm

    Buying an HDTV can be a daunting task. Unlike a smartphone, which typically sells for a few hundred dollars, an HDTV is a major investment that could last you for several years. For that reason, many consumers spend a lot amount of time poring over reviews, measuring sets to ensure that they'll fit the available wall space, and trying to find the best television in their price range.But other, more-technical questions are also relevant.
  • Get better HDTV audio with a soundbar

    Posted February 16, 2011 - 1:08 pm

    Affordable flat-screen HDTVs are everywhere these days, but many models omit an important part of the viewing experience: good sound. The slim bezels on the bottom or sides of HDTVs leave little room for quality speakers to properly (and loudly) reproduce the audio from TV shows and DVD or Blu-ray videos.
  • 10 sports technologies to love and 5 to hate

    Posted February 4, 2011 - 12:37 pm

    Many technologies can enhance a fan's enjoyment of sports. Some others are just plain annoying. Before we get to the bad, here are 10 sports technologies we love.
  • Super Bowl HDTV tweaking tips

    Posted February 4, 2011 - 11:29 am

    Super Bowl Sunday is one of the best reasons to own an HDTV. There's nothing like watching the big game on a large, high-definition screen in the company of family and friends. To make sure you get the most out of your set, we asked several vendors to share their best tips for optimal viewing, and here's what they told us.

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