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 -
I need a cleaning towel for my large screen DLP TV. The manual says to use a cotton towel, but I find that solution to be less than perfect, a lot less than perfect. I've considered a microfiber cloth, but I don't have any experience with them, and the ones that get good reviews (from Amazon) are too small for the task I need them for. A cleaning solution is something I've considered, and plenty of them are labeled "safe for TV screen", but words are cheap and my TV isn't.
Basically, I'm hopelessly lost, and would appreciate some suggestions on a TV screen cleaning kit with a proven history of reliability and customer satisfaction.
posted by Beholder
on Sep 12, 2012 -
Why do movies (.avi files) look better when viewed using a DVD player than on a computer screen? [more inside]
posted by murtagh
on May 30, 2009 -
I have a 36" standard 4:3 aspect ratio tube-type TV. I'm very happy with the vertical size of the tube and when I buy a new HDTV with a 16:9 ratio, I'd like to end up at that same vertical size. [more inside]
posted by DandyRandy
on Jan 16, 2009 -
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 -
If I get a 27 inch TV, the measurement is corner to corner, right? How are widescreen tvs measured? What's the difference between a 30 inch regular tv and a 30 inch widescreen?
posted by mkn
on Nov 9, 2004 -