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Best options for a new HDTV

I have a new (to me -- it's about 10 months old overall, I think) HDTV that, unfortunately, doesn't have an Ethernet port nor does it have wireless connectivity. It was a gift, of sorts, so I'm kind of stuck with it. Since I had a very old standard set, it's still an upgrade. Now, I'm looking at options for HD television content, like maybe the Roku, AppleTV or any other neat solutions that I don't know about yet. [more inside]
posted by juliebug on Oct 28, 2013 - 11 answers

What TV has good sound?

I finally upgraded my Direct TV service, the old Tivo bit the dust. So naturally I'm looking to upgrade the television... [more inside]
posted by Marky on Oct 6, 2013 - 12 answers

How do antenna TV channels "work" now? How do I find & add new ones?

I've been cable-less for the past few years and have been using antennas with my HDTVs for TV reception and have been very content, except I really have no clue what I'm supposed to be doing. To wit: [more inside]
posted by Challahtronix on Mar 12, 2013 - 5 answers

Help me purchase an HDTV!

I haven't seen a post for this in the last year. Help me buy a nice 32-42in TV by answering a few questions about my price range, TV options, etc :) [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on Aug 6, 2012 - 10 answers

My TV is dead.

I have an Olevia LCD TV bought in 2008. For about a week, it would have no sound on any input after being turned on but a quick power cycle would fix it. Now it's stone-cold dead. No glowing LED on the power button like normal and it is definitely plugged in properly to a live outlet. What should I do now? [more inside]
posted by 5ean on Jul 22, 2012 - 4 answers

Most forgiving blu-ray/media player?

My Blu-Ray player will play AVI, MKV & other video files but it is a little too finicky about which ones it will accept. Is there a more liberal, tolerant, and accepting player on the market? [more inside]
posted by anazgnos on Dec 23, 2011 - 8 answers

Blacklight bleed on Samsung 40 inch TV

Concerned about "backlight bleed" on Samsung 40" I just bought, can you help me out? [more inside]
posted by ascetic on Nov 26, 2011 - 6 answers

Is it worth it to keep my HDTV or just get a regular TV + Apple TV?

Just bought an HDTV. Is it worth it, or should I just get a regular TV + Apple TV? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Sep 3, 2011 - 20 answers

Need help navigating the HTPC hardware options

I want to buy or build a home theater PC and I'm overwhelmed by the options for hardware. Mac or PC? Low-end or mid-range? [more inside]
posted by Dec One on Aug 20, 2011 - 17 answers

Why does white on TV make noise?

Why does white on a TV screen cause audible buzzing noise? It's obvious more on an all-white screen, but even small amounts like captions. It seems like it's been this way for decades, through CRT and on to plasma HDTV screens. [more inside]
posted by davebug on Feb 23, 2011 - 10 answers

Transatlantic television technical teaser

I have a USA-standard Samsung LCD flatscreen TV (specifically this one). I'm moving to the UK in a couple of months and would rather not have to replace it. What do I need to do to make it work in the UK? [more inside]
posted by TrashyRambo on Jan 2, 2011 - 11 answers

I think a pawn shop might be a better option than Best Buy.

How do I hook up an Atari 2600 to a modern HDTV? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Dec 27, 2010 - 11 answers

LED LCD HDTV?

LED LCD HDTV? I'm looking to finally replace my 1998-vintage CRT with a Samsung 40" LED LCD @120 Hz (model #UN40C6300SF). It's on sale at Best Buy and the reviews have been very positive with a few complaints of bad panels and visible corner "flashlighting" in a dark room. Anyone have experience with LED TVs? I like their sexy slimness, but are they built to last? Should I wait another year for a comparably-priced 3D version?
posted by timnyc on Nov 22, 2010 - 6 answers

Which one of these three 37" LED 1080p HDTVs should I buy for my bedroom?

Which one of these three 37" LED 1080p HDTVs should I buy for my bedroom? [more inside]
posted by decrescendo on Oct 28, 2010 - 10 answers

Cool things to do with an HDTV?

I'm acquiring a plasma HDTV, and I'm looking for cool things to do with it when I'm not watching movies or playing games on it. [more inside]
posted by pombe on Sep 28, 2010 - 9 answers

Internet-enabled HDTV VS. regular HDTV w/Apple TV: Which is better?

Internet-enabled HDTV VS. regular HDTV w/Apple TV: Which is better? [more inside]
posted by sorrenn on Sep 22, 2010 - 9 answers

I want to set up my LCD monitor to receive digital TV

I want to use an LCD monitor to receive over the air digital broadcast signals. How do I go about doing this, and what equipment do I need? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Sep 2, 2010 - 11 answers

Screw you, Dell

I'm trying to attach a Dell HDTV to its table mount and it's driving me completely insane. [more inside]
posted by Merzbau on Jul 18, 2010 - 11 answers

How is DVI formed? How is DVI formed? How laptop get co-nnect-ed?

I need to figure out: the correct cord with which to connect my MSI Wind netbook to an older Toshiba tube-style HDTV (a... DVI-D Dual thing, or something, maybe?! + a ???), and where I can purchase such a cord. I am cord-illiterate. Halp! [more inside]
posted by Keter on Jul 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Used 47-52" LCD TV - Models & Where to buy?

I'm looking for a 47-52" LCD TV to buy - but I want to buy USED - 2years old, for say, ca. $500ish. Recommendations of models and places to buy them please….. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Jul 1, 2010 - 6 answers

HD or not HD.

Is it worth getting an HD TV subscription if my television is only 720p? [more inside]
posted by afx237vi on May 21, 2010 - 20 answers

Should I wait for Blu-ray TV show releases?

Will TV shows come out on Blu-ray? Which ones should I wait for, which shouldn't I? [more inside]
posted by battlebison on Apr 4, 2010 - 9 answers

I Want My M(ini)TV

My friend is looking to replace her TV. She wants a very stylish/elegant small flat screen TV with built in DVD player, HDTV. Price is open (well not that open). [more inside]
posted by artdrectr on Mar 7, 2010 - 12 answers

HDTV-buying for the confused

My sis wants to buy a flat-panel HDTV, but is not terribly familiar with either the nomenclature or the various technologies underlying current-gen panel TVs. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by killdevil on Feb 9, 2010 - 10 answers

Recommend a graphics card for my new TV

Do I need a new video card to hook my PC up to my new HDTV? [more inside]
posted by muckster on Dec 23, 2009 - 11 answers

Who can mount an HDTV in Lake Forest, IL?

Posted for a friend: What's the best non-Geeksquad option for getting a plasma TV mounted/configured in or around Lake Forest, IL (just north of Chicago)? [more inside]
posted by um_maverick on Dec 23, 2009 - 5 answers

White flatscreen TV around 42"?

Looking for a good flatscreen TV, 42" or thereabouts... and white. I haven't been able to find anything that size that isn't in industry-standard black. Any suggestions?
posted by Riki tiki on Dec 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Hard drive connection to my HDTV?

In the market for an HDTV, but what should I know beforehand to ensure that I can connect it to a separate hard drive and watch videos already stored on the drive? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Nov 28, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me design a new home entertainment system.

My old tube television has died a terrible sputtering death. Help me get over my sense of loss by assisting me in replacing it with a new HD television and entertainment system. [more inside]
posted by ColdChef on Nov 23, 2009 - 23 answers

Bigger without Blurrier

How can I get a DVD movie to fill (at least one axis of) my screen without compromising the picture quality? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Nov 20, 2009 - 16 answers

Recommend me an LCD TV!

I'm thinking about getting a 32"/37" LCD TV. Primary applications are DVDs (and I guess, now, BluRay), NetFlix/Hulu streaming, and an existing PS2. I'm also eyeing the PS3 (or a Wii?) but haven't made a decision yet. We don't have cable/satellite, and don't typically watch over-the-air. What factors should I be considering? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Nov 19, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me bring my living room into the future!

My wife and I are finally getting around to getting an HDTV soon. When we do that, we want to adjust the setup in our living room to reflect the way we consume entertainment these days. [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Nov 9, 2009 - 11 answers

PleaseDon'tJudgeMeFilter.

I have a bunch of HDTV shows recorded on a HD DVR. How can I make a video compilation without knowing anything about video editing? Complication: Linux household. [more inside]
posted by halogen on Sep 11, 2009 - 5 answers

What kind of TV should I buy?

Help me buy an HDTV. [more inside]
posted by grouse on Jul 6, 2009 - 21 answers

New HDTV Owner, Hookup with my Mac Mini?

Just bought a Sharp Aquos LC37D43U and am planning to use my G4 Mac Mini for at least a DVD player--but can I have it do more? And how would the setup work? [more inside]
posted by gramcracker on Feb 26, 2009 - 6 answers

Help me make sense of hdtv technology

I'm looking to buy my first HDTV. I know little to nothing about technology, and it seems that all of the discussions and guides online are geared towards very savvy technophiles looking to spend big bucks on a very precise level of viewing and audio perfection that I neither need nor want. Please help me understand what all of these weird terms mean and what I actually need in order to watch tv and vhs/dvd videos. [more inside]
posted by Mael Oui on Feb 15, 2009 - 23 answers

Make PS3 games use 1080p?

How do I force PS3 games to play at their optimum resolution? [more inside]
posted by Who_Am_I on Feb 6, 2009 - 11 answers

Over the air HD?

HDTV filter: I recently bought a new HDTV with a built-in tuner. When I auto-tune over the air, I receive about 6-8 channels clearly, but none in HD. (Most CBS/FOX/ABC sports and local news are broadcast in HD, but I only seem to get them in non-HD.) Am I doing something wrong or do I have to buy an HDTV antenna from my local Radio Shack (if so which one should I buy?) [more inside]
posted by ruwan on Nov 29, 2008 - 7 answers

Can I still be one of the cool kids with 720p resolution

I grabbed a 42" LCD television made by LG, on sale at Circuit Bankruptcy for $750. I saved a couple hundred bucks by choosing one with 720p/1080i resolution rather than 1080p. Am I a dumbass or a genius? [more inside]
posted by Saucy Intruder on Nov 28, 2008 - 17 answers

A question about digital TV antennas in SE Portland.

A question about digital TV antennas in SE Portland. [more inside]
posted by concrete on Nov 17, 2008 - 8 answers

Help me dial in digital TV in Portland

I canceled my cable and switched to OTA digital using a Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-1950 tuner and a cheap amplified antenna. I'm getting great reception on all channels except KPTV, where there are enough dropped frames and signal interruptions to make the station unwatchable. Can you help me watch the Seahawks this afternoon? [more inside]
posted by chrchr on Sep 21, 2008 - 2 answers

Why the DTV lag?

Why does a tv station's digital signal lag behind its analog signal? [more inside]
posted by middleclasstool on Aug 7, 2008 - 17 answers

How do I rotate a coax feed?

Can a cable feed be rotated 90 degrees on a monitor if the signal comes in through coax? [more inside]
posted by MrMulan on Aug 6, 2008 - 6 answers

Why does part of my TV screen look like its eyes are crossed?

The colors on the right-hand side of my projection HD-TV are slightly out of phase ... what can I do? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on May 7, 2008 - 4 answers

I need my Guitar Hero

HDTV's that don't cause video game lag? [more inside]
posted by Navelgazer on Mar 9, 2008 - 12 answers

I gave up TV. Now help me buy a TV. (...Or a humongous monitor for my computer/dvd player.)

A couple months ago, I sold my old Sony Trinitron and gave up TV. It's been fantastic and I haven't really looked back. But I *have* been missing watching movies on a screen bigger than my 15” laptop. I've also always wanted a bigger monitor for my laptop, so I can juggle more projects at once. So I'm starting to look around for a large LCD monitor or sizable HDTV to serve these needs. I've had a couple co-workers at previous jobs tell me they use an LCD TV as a monitor and they swear by it for cost savings and multi-functionality. [more inside]
posted by jkl345 on Feb 18, 2008 - 11 answers

Is this the right time to buy a HDTV?

Is this the right time to buy a HDTV? [more inside]
posted by Vindaloo on Jan 8, 2008 - 24 answers

I CAN HAS HDTV?

Help me find the best deal on a 37" HDTV in Vancouver, Canada. [more inside]
posted by Nelsormensch on Jan 2, 2008 - 8 answers

I sort of miss only having 4 channels.

I recently bought a fancy smanchy Samsung hdtv. However it has a totally different way of describing digital channels than any listing service does. For instance, I look at listings and they what say is channel 709, my tv thinks is channel 9-1. What is going on? Is there some way to get listings and my tv to agree?
posted by aspo on Dec 2, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me find a new bedside HDTV.

I am looking for a cheap TV to put on the night stand next to my bed after my old 12" LCD SDTV broke. I'd like the new one to be 16:9, HDTV (720p) and as cheap as possible. My comcast cable box has component and DVI connectors.. any recommendations? [more inside]
posted by cmicali on Jul 4, 2007 - 5 answers

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