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How to go from zero to TV?

We haven't had a proper TV in over a decade. I would like to have something other than my laptop to watch streaming media, DVDs, Netflix, etc. Can you explain how this works in 2013? I imagine we'd buy something like this Samsung LED HDTV and some kind of speakers. Then what? Do we plug it into a laptop? What exactly is Apple TV and how does it stack up against Roku? This seems like it should be a simple question, but I feel like a caveman emerging from the dark, and am fairly bewildered at all of the options and variations out there. [more inside]
posted by barnone on Feb 11, 2013 - 27 answers

 

What kind of computer or tv monitor is this?

I need to rephotograph some stuff off a computer monitor and I love the texture of the screens in this clip from Moneyball, especially in the extreme close ups and player head shots. The visible honeycomb of pixels is what I'm interested in. I've shot stuff off a Cinema Display (no visible pixels really) and broadcast monitor (visible but rectangular) before and it doesn't look like this. Any idea what kind of monitor or LCD looks like this?
posted by nathancaswell on Jan 24, 2013 - 10 answers

How would one go about buying a TV that isn't black?

I'd like to buy a TV that ISN'T black. Is that even possible? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000 on Nov 2, 2012 - 12 answers

Fixable or Forgettable?

Can my LCD be saved cheaply or is it time to move on? [more inside]
posted by princeoftheair on Jul 22, 2012 - 8 answers

LCD monitor into fully functional TV?

How can I set up my LCD monitor as a full-fledged TV for a digital tuner, DVD player, and Wii? [more inside]
posted by gregoryg on Jul 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Looking for 19 inch white lcd tv

Searching for 19-inch white LCD television in New York or online and need some help. [more inside]
posted by dorisfromregopark on Mar 11, 2012 - 3 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

Manhattan brick wall-mounted TV

I need advice about hiring someone to mount our 40" LCD TV on the brick wall above the fireplace in our New York City apartment. [more inside]
posted by sleepinglion on Nov 14, 2011 - 2 answers

If I buy the nonamebrand TV it's going to explode!?

My current bedroom TV has decided it prefers to only do sound now. Not a big deal-it is old and was a hand-me-down. But, holymajoly, this TV buying thing is WAY more complicated than "I need a TV. OK, that one." [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on Mar 31, 2011 - 19 answers

Help me find a replacement (or fix) for my new motion-blurry LCD TV!

A.V. nerds! Help me find the perfect LCD TV, or tell me the one I have can be sufficiently tweaked. Details inside... [more inside]
posted by D.Billy on Jan 12, 2011 - 10 answers

Use LCD Monitor in place of HDTV for PS3

Is it viable to use an LCD Monitor in place of a HDTV for my PS3? [more inside]
posted by uboat on Jan 1, 2011 - 5 answers

brick + TV

TV mounted to brick, part deux [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Nov 28, 2010 - 7 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

Televisions and kitties don't mix

How can I prevent my cats from destroying my new LCD tv? [more inside]
posted by kerning on Oct 18, 2010 - 13 answers

Why is my TV jumping to channel 5 when I'm watching channel 25?

My TV keeps randomly switching to Channel 5 when I'm watching Channel 25. WHAT IS GOING ON AND HOW DO I MAKE IT STOP [more inside]
posted by olinerd on Oct 3, 2010 - 7 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

Why do some movies looks worse in HD?

Why does avatar look so much WORSE on nice HD TVs? [more inside]
posted by Telf on Aug 30, 2010 - 15 answers

sad and blue

I have just inherited a Samsung LCD tv and I have a question about color calibration. [more inside]
posted by janepanic on May 29, 2010 - 11 answers

"EEEEEEEE" Make it stop!

We have a Sharp Aquos (LC-13S1U-W) LCD TV that has started making a very high pitch whine over the audio when you first turn it on. Do we need a new TV or can/should we fix this? [more inside]
posted by GIRLesq on Feb 11, 2010 - 3 answers

Stream dreams

Do I want a wireless bridge? [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Feb 5, 2010 - 12 answers

LCD Monitor Starring as TV

I want to use a LCD monitor as a TV. What do I need to do to make this dream come true? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Jan 21, 2010 - 15 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

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

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

How much is my 37" 720p LCD TV worth?

How much is my used Sharp Aquos LC-37G4U (37" 720p LCD TV) worth? How much would YOU pay for it? [more inside]
posted by greendress on Aug 14, 2009 - 9 answers

Should I fix my LCD TV or replace it?

Should I fix my LCD TV or replace it? Our 18-month-old LCD TV has died. Tech support says it's probably the "main board." We're outside the warranty period. Repairs (including shipping) will probably run to at least half the cost of simply replacing it. [more inside]
posted by underthehat on Jun 15, 2009 - 7 answers

maintanance agreements: threat or menace?

I just bought a giant LCD TV and didn't buy the maintenance agreement. Now I feel that maybe I should have. In fact, I probably still can, although it would be some trouble. [more inside]
posted by anonymous_account on Apr 2, 2009 - 11 answers

Do all TVs make crappy monitors?

Dual use TV and second macbook monitor (with as little compromise as possible on both uses)? [more inside]
posted by muscat on Dec 3, 2008 - 6 answers

I need to find an affordable 50" LCD.

Hey AskMe, it's time for the yearly "Help me buy a TV" question! I need to find one that's right for me... [more inside]
posted by DMan on Nov 22, 2008 - 14 answers

maybe I should just clean my glasses

37" widescreen LCDTV viewed from 12' away, do my eyes have the resolving power to justify getting a Blu-ray instead of upscaling DVD player? [more inside]
posted by randomstriker on Sep 23, 2008 - 25 answers

When should I buy my new TV?

When is the best time to buy a new tv? [more inside]
posted by Caz721 on Sep 10, 2008 - 12 answers

Needing a new useful remote.

Help us find a replacement remote for a TV/DVD combo, or else a good universal remote with an eject button! [more inside]
posted by actionpact on Aug 13, 2008 - 9 answers

Will it make it intact?

I have a 42-inch LCD TV in its original box that needs to make its way cross-country. Can we just drop it off at FedEx/UPS, or does prudence and shipping policy require us to find a larger exterior box with more cushioning?
posted by QuantumMeruit on Jun 24, 2008 - 13 answers

Flat TV's behind one-way mirrors?

Flat TV's behind two-way mirrors? Good idea or no? [more inside]
posted by monkeybutt on Feb 19, 2008 - 10 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 there a dpreview-like site for LCD monitors/TVs?

Is there a dpreview-like site for LCD televisions and monitors? Alternatively, suggest a good LCD television or monitor. [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Feb 15, 2008 - 14 answers

Will I get a crick in my neck from watching a TV over the fireplace?

My wife wants to get a plasma/LCD TV and mount it over the fireplace. That just seems way too high to watch comfortably, though. Does anyone have any experience with a TV mounted that high? Will the kids be able to watch it if they're sitting on the floor? Does angling it help?
posted by adverb on Nov 15, 2007 - 24 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

Our lcd tv suddenly shows red pixelation on dark colured areas. What gives?

Our new digital television just started showing red highlights on dark colours. What's wrong? [more inside]
posted by jacalata on Jun 13, 2007 - 5 answers

Decent TV-to-LCD boxes?

Are those inexpensive, make-yer-LCD-a-TV boxes decent? [more inside]
posted by onshi on Mar 9, 2007 - 4 answers

How do I best deal with overscan on my philips LCD tv when connecting it to a computer?

How do I best deal with overscan on my philips LCD tv when connecting it to a computer? [more inside]
posted by RustyBrooks on Mar 3, 2007 - 3 answers

LCD TV vs LCD Monitor

Looking to get either an LCD TV or LCD Monitor as a new primary monitor for my computer. Given that I'm not that interested in watching TV on it nor having an ultra high resolution (say 1900 x 1200) which makes more sense to buy? [more inside]
posted by Mave_80 on Feb 21, 2007 - 10 answers

Yet another LCD TV question.

Yes, another LCD TV question, but please bear with me. I just want a big, flat TV to watch non HD programming and my DVDs. [more inside]
posted by althanis on Feb 13, 2007 - 10 answers

How to connect PC sound card to an LCD TV?

I have a Gateway desktop with a standard sound card in it. The video is connected to a Vizio 42" LCD TV via VGA cable. We would like to connect the sound to the TV as well. There is no PC Audio input on the TV...just red and white RCA jacks. I looked for an adapter cable or sound card that had RCA jacks out, but got confused really quickly. All help is appreciated!
posted by titans13 on Feb 7, 2007 - 3 answers

New TV for me

New TV needed for gaming, DVDs, but NOT cable/satellite. Point me in the right direction! [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Feb 6, 2007 - 12 answers

How to get my LCD television a few inches higher?

Does something convenient exist that can elevate my LCD TV a few inches - like a monitor riser, but for a 37" television? [more inside]
posted by thatgirl on Jan 24, 2007 - 11 answers

Buying an LCD tv.

Advice on buying an LCD tv. [more inside]
posted by Dennis Murphy on Jan 10, 2007 - 14 answers

Why does my TV turn from color to b&w?

Why does my new LCD TV go from color to black and white? [more inside]
posted by torpark on Jan 1, 2007 - 10 answers

Help me pick an LCD tv!

I need help choosing my tv. This is my second really expensive purchase, and I know a lot less about TVs than I do computers. Help me decide between 2 models of different brands, or suggest better! Also where to buy from recommendations! [more inside]
posted by PetiePal on Nov 30, 2006 - 17 answers

Help with HDTV and dvd aspect ratios

HDTV Filter: I just bought a new HD TV. It is an Emprex LCD TV HD-3201AE (http://www.emprex.com/02_products_02.php?id=130) The problem I am having is that no matter what DVD I play, the picture always has black bars on top and bottom. I can't get the picture to take up the full screen. I have tried dvd's with display ratios of 2.35:1, 1.85:1, 1.66:1, and 2.40:1. The resolution of the display is 1366x768. I suspect that that may be the culprit. I have tried all the output settings on the TV including 16x9, native, and full. Please help.
posted by Ezrie on Sep 4, 2006 - 8 answers

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