HDTVs

  • The Super Bowl economic stimulus should result in 2.6 million HDTV sold

    The Super Bowl economic stimulus should result in 2.6 million HDTV sold

    The Super Bowl is a major economic force and should cause 2.6 million HDTVs sold this year – or so says the CEA. After all, it is the biggest football game of the year and people love an excuse to gather. No doubt some used the digital switch or so-called liquidation sales as an excuse to plop down money on a swanky new HDTV. Read More

  • Philips' 21:9 aspect ratio TV on video

    Philips' 21:9 aspect ratio TV on video

    What is it with TVs these days? Billion-to-one contrast ratios. 600Hz refresh rates. And now: begun, the aspect ratio wars have. 21:9 may be more familiar to you as something like 2.35:1 or Anamorphic widescreen. The widest of the common aspect ratios, the size has been around for a long time and many films will now be viewable without letterboxing on this 56-inch TV. But is it worth it? Head… Read More

  • How to fix your plasma TV if you're insane.

    One thing about Australians, you have to admire their “can do” attitude. From eating Vegemite to fixing TVs, no one else can do it with their particular, well, style. And if this guy is any indication, we now know exactly how the future we saw in Road Warrior will come to pass. Read More

  • LG's HDTV lineup streams, has Hz, will block out the sun

    LG's HDTV lineup streams, has Hz, will block out the sun

    LG just released a vast amount of information detailing their latest lineup of HDTVs, but most of it you can make up yourself: imagine a list of TV sizes, a descending list of model numbers, and a likewise descending list of features. The ones worth mentioning are the LH50 (below) and PS80 series, which will both have ethernet ports and the new Netcast streaming technology, allowing you to… Read More

  • ViewSonic intros 24-inch 1080p TV for $399

    ViewSonic intros 24-inch 1080p TV for $399

    Here’s a relatively affordable full HD TV from ViewSonic. The VT2430 is a 24-inch, 1080p LCD with an ATSC/NTSC/QAM tuner, 10,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, 5ms response time, 300cd/m2 brightness, a VGA input, composite/component/S-Video inputs, and a single HDMI input. The company’s positioning the TV for “the other room,” meaning the bedroom, children’s… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 42-inch 720p HDTV for $499

    CrunchDeals: 42-inch 720p HDTV for $499

    Here’s a low price on a big 42-inch TV. Newegg is selling the Corion Digital Lifestyles 42" 720p LCD HDTV for $499, plus $50 for shipping. Today only, though, if you pay with Paypal, you can get 15% cash back up to $50 – so it’d be $500 out the door. The TV itself has the following specs: 1366×768 resolution, 500 cd/m2 brightness, 8ms response time, ATSC/NTSC tuner… Read More

  • CrunchDeals: 42-inch 720p LCD TV for $699

    CrunchDeals: 42-inch 720p LCD TV for $699

    Newegg.com has the AOC Envision 42-inch 720p LCD TV for $699 – that’s $300 off the regular price. Shipping is free, as well. Specs: 1366×768 resolution, 500 cd/m2 brightness, 1200:1 contrast ratio, 8ms response time, and built-in HDTV tuner. ENVISION 42-inch 16-9 8ms 720p LCD HDTV [Newegg.com via dealnews] Read More

  • CrunchDeals: Dynex 42-inch 1080p LCD TV for $598

    CrunchDeals: Dynex 42-inch 1080p LCD TV for $598

    Whoa, whoa, whoa, here’s a big 42-inch 1080p TV for under $600 at Best Buy. Dynex? Sure, why the hell not? Brightness is pegged at 300 cd/m2, the contrast ratio is 2000:1, and the two speakers push out 12 watts. Inputs include: 2 HDMI, 1 S-video, 2 component, 1 composite, and 1 VGA. Oh, and there’s a headphone jack. If you have a Best Buy credit card you can get 18 months no… Read More

  • Review: ViewSonic N2201w HDTV with DVD (22-inch)

    Review: ViewSonic N2201w HDTV with DVD (22-inch)

    Short Version: A full-featured 22-inch HDTV with a built-in DVD player for under $400, the N2201w from ViewSonic is a great option as a bedroom TV, office TV, or dedicated gaming TV. Read More

  • New Vizio LCD TVs sport 120Hz and actually nice sound output

    New Vizio LCD TVs sport 120Hz and actually nice sound output


    The new 55″ VF550XVT1A (catchy) LCD TV from Vizio looks like it’s got all the features that make buying a new TV worthwhile. With the Smooth Motion Video 120Hz refresh rate feature, this TV should look like the business if it’s anything like similar models I’ve seen. It also has SRS TruSurround HD, an incorporated sound processor, which I’m told actually… Read More

  • Awesome HDTV fake skylights are wasteful, awesome

    http://www.theskyfactory.com/products/ceilings/SkyV/flash/skyv.swf TV on the ceiling! I’m going to have to respectfully disagree with Treehugger, who suggest you “say no to faux.” I humbly counter-suggest you say “yes” to Sky Factory’s SkyV, if only for the sake of all the tricks you could play on people who came to your place. You could anything on… Read More

  • Philips' green HDTVs to grace lux hotels across the nation

    Philips' green HDTVs to grace lux hotels across the nation

    Although luxury hotels are, in every respect, incredible and conspicuous wasters of resources (in the name of comfort), at least that means they’ve got nowhere to but green. So although you may safely blast the Sheraton, W, and Westin hotels among others for things like washing clean towels, throwing away used card keys and so on, at least you’ll know that when you turn on the tube… Read More

  • Motion52 wall mount: now less incredibly expensive

    Motion52 wall mount: now less incredibly expensive


    I kid, I kid. Well — only a little. This motorized wall mount would be a colossal monument to your wealth and, secondarily, concern for comfort and picture. I know there’s a sweet spot for my monitor, but I’m close enough to just move my head into it. Now: imagine my monitor is 50 inches wide and I’m on the far side of the room, on a luxurious sofa with my arm around… Read More

  • Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-111FD plasma HDTV reviewed

    Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-111FD plasma HDTV reviewed

    The HD Guru recently reviewed the 50-inch Pioneer Elite Kuro PRO-111FD and, after putting the $5,000 premium plasma through its paces, called it “simply the best” HDTV he’s ever tested. Why so good, you ask? Well, the black levels are so dark that the HD Guru’s current test equipment couldn’t even measure them, the energy consumption levels are pretty admirable… Read More

  • Video: Scarlet is TVs, not TV

    Perhaps you’ve seen the commercials for Scarlet, the hit new TV series on TV. Perhaps you were wondering why the commercials don’t tell you what channel it’s on or even when, or what it’s about. Perhaps you thought to yourself it’s part of some viral-style marketing campaign, and you’d be right. But it’s not for a TV show, but a line of HDTVs from LG. Read More

  • HDTV's cost 60% more in South Korea, but not for long

    HDTV's cost 60% more in South Korea, but not for long

    You’d think in South Korea, with their 4G networks WiBRO, ExTCY, and other next-gen technologies that they’d have affordable HDTVs. They don’t. The problem is SK is a fairly small market when compared to the US. The TVs are essentially the same as the ones we have here, but they have to be Korean-ized, meaning new software, labels, and other things just for the Korean… Read More