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LG SL80 LCD Televisions

Originally published 7/31/09Last week, we profiled four new LED LCD televisions from LG, but don't think that the brand has abandoned the cold-cathode fluorescent backlight just yet. LG has announced three new models that use CCFL backlights that ...

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Eco-Friendly TVs

To be fair, the title of this article is somewhat misleading. There's no such thingas an eco-friendly TV. These gadgets are built from a cocktail of toxicchemicals and heavy metals, and on average generate about 1,200 poundsof carbon dioxide emiss...

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Digital Advisor's Most Popular TVs of 2010...So Far

LG 37LE5300 1080p, 120 Hz and LED backlighting -- the trifecta of bang-for-your-buck television these days. This 37-incher has all three, and sells for a touch under $1,000 as well. No wonder it's been so popular on here.Sharp AQUOS LC-52LE700UNTh...

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Digital Advisor's Holiday Wishlist

We hope that we’ve helped you put together an awesome home theater wish list over the past few months. If you’ll indulge us, we’ve put together a wish-list of our own. Here are some trends that we want to see in HDTVs for 2011. Passive Polarized 3...

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Sony XBR9 Series LCD Televisions

Originally Published 6/26/09The XBR series represents what Sony considers to be their highest quality LCD televisions, and this year's XBR9 series introduces several interesting new features that are sure to keep these models at the top of the hea...

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Vizio M-Series LCD Televisions

Originally Published 6/15/09Recently, we covered the announcement of Vizio's XVT and E-series LCD televisions, which constitute the brand's high and low-end offerings, respectively. The XVT series is loaded with high-performance features like 240H...

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WiFi-Ready TVs

Connected TVs are all everywhere these days. For some folks, that means running an extra ethernet cable across the room from your router to the back of the TV. But there’s a more elegant way to hook your television up to the internet: WiFi. Many c...

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Panasonic TV Lineup 2011

ReputationPanasonic makes just about every type of gadget out there, but excels at plasma HDTVs. Since the Japanese conglomerate absorbed the remains of Pioneer’s plasma division several years back, videophiles everywhere have turned to Viera plas...

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ViewSonic VT2430 24" LCD TV Review

Suggested AlternativesThough it's not a major television brand name, ViewSonic might still be recognizable to you from their history as makers of LCD computer monitors. Technically speaking, the only difference between an LCD TV and an LCD monitor...

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Samsung's 2010 LED TV Lineup

The LED leaderis back with their new lineup of LED-backlit LCD TVs for 2010.Samsung's 2009 LED lineup was a big hit with consumers and this year'slineup looks all set to expand on that success. The high-end models geteven slicker features than las...

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Sony TV Lineup

ReputationSony is a long-standing giant in the consumer electronics industry with a stake in just about every kind of gadget category imaginable. Their BRAVIA TV division is substantial, and they were one of the leaders in the push to LCD TVs. In ...

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Vizio TV Lineup

ReputationVizio is currently one of the top-selling TV brands in North America. Founded in 2002, they started out supplying cheap plasma and LCD TVs exclusively to big-box retailers and discount clubs like Costco and WalMart. Since then, they’ve g...

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Mobile TV: Couch Potatoes on the Move

If you're reading this article, chances are that you're a sports fan. Anyone can DVR or download any episode of a serial show, but sports fans need to watch their programming live -- the games lose all their suspense when you know the outcome. So ...

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LG LED TVs 2010: LX and LE Series

LG HDTVs don't have the same brand-name recognition as Samsung's orSony's or even Panasonic's boob tubes (we may have to retire thatphrase since TVs don't use tubes anymore), but they're nearly as good(well, better than the latest Sony sets). Toda...

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Yahoo Connected TV: What's It All About?

What exactly is Yahoo Connected TV?It's software, built intoa TV or disc player, that lets "widgets" run on said TV or disc player.It's like an internet browser for your TV, in a certain sense, and aniPhone or Android-style app store in another. T...

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HDTV Trends and Predictions for 2011

3DTV and Internet TV were the big themes in TV at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show, just like they were at the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show. Even with new buzzwords like “glasses-free,” “passive,” “polarized,” and “Google TV,” the home theater...

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HDTV Glossary

Component: Refers to a type of cable and connection standard. High-definition signal. Red, green, and blue inputs. Used with Playstation 3, XBox 360, and digital cable/satellite TV boxes, among others.Composite: Refers to a type of cable and conne...

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Is Plasma Going Extinct?

Originally Published November 2008Pioneer's KURO plasmas, long regarded by videophiles as the pinnacle of high-definition quality, have fallen victim to the recent economic downturn. Faced with the daunting prospect of selling expensive, high-end ...

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Philips 6000 and 7000 Series LCD Televisions

Originally Posted 5/9/09Philips has always been eager to try new things. Their Ambilight LCD flat-panels wowed viewers with halos of light, and the stylish, ecologically friendly televisions they've been manufacturing for a few years have been imp...

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Westinghouse TX-42F450S 42" LCD Television Review

Westinghouse TX-42F450SWestinghouse is a brand name that's both familiar and unfamiliar. Though the name (and logo) are those of the classic Westinghouse Electric founded in 1886, Westinghouse Digital Electronics is an independent company that lic...

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LG Broadband Streaming Internet LCD and Plasma Televisions

Originally Posted 4/13/09LG's NetCast Entertainment Access has been delivering streaming Internet content to televisions through the brand's Blu-ray disc players, but this year, they're planning on cutting out the middle man. LG has announced four...

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Preview: Toshiba ZV650 Series LCD TV: 42ZV650U / 47ZV650U / 52ZV650U

Originally Posted 4/16/09The Toshiba REGZA ZV650 series of LCD televisions are a mixed bag of interesting specifications and ponderous features that require a careful examination. The ZV650 series consists of three models, the 42-inch 42ZV650U, th...

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Great Deals on Cutting Edge HDTVs

Sharp LC-32LE700UN is an affordable television that utilizes an LED backlight, which is all the rage in new LCDs. LED backlighting replaces the old fluorescent backlights, and allows for deeper contrasts, brighter colors, and greater energy effici...

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Hunting For Holiday HDTV Deals

With two weeks left until Christmas, there's still time to buy a spankin'-new HDTV to put under the tree. Here are a few tips to help you find the best deal possible in the remainder of the holiday season.TVs Are Almost Always Cheaper OnlineShoppe...

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LG TV Lineup

ReputationLG is a respected maker of LCD, LED, and Plasma TVs. The South Korean electronics conglomerate is perhaps best known for its mobile phones as well as home appliances, its TV lineup is nothing to scoff at. They're some of the most aesthet...

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Samsung TV Lineup

ReputationSamsung is a top-tier TV manufacturer and consistently one of the two top-selling TV brands. They offer full lines of all three major display types -- LED, LCD, and plasma -- at a wide range of sizes and prices, though they’re renowned f...

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HDTV Setup: Ports, Inputs, Cables and Cords

What Goes Where? From Best to Worst QualityHDMI:- Playstation 3- XBox 360 (some)- Digital Cable Box/Satellite/DVR- Blu-ray/Upconverting DVD- Digital Camera/Camcorder (some)Component:- Playstation 3- Xbox 360- Digital Cable Box/Satellite/DVR- Upcon...

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HDTV Accessories

Wall Mounts: Almost all HDTVs come with a pedestal mount for tables of entertainment centers, and they take up a small amount of space all things considered. But if you really can’t spare the floor space -- or you just want a sleeker solution -- m...

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Digital Advisor Shopping Guides

Best TVs For College StudentsSep 27, 2010Every dorm room or college apartment needs a nice TV to tie the room together and keep everyone entertained after the books are closed for the night. The TV doesn't need to be too big and doesn't need to ha...

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3D TV On The Cheap: Samsung PN50C490

Ready for the third dimension, but only have three figures to spend on it? Lucky for you, Samsung just released the world’s first sub-$1,000 3D TV, the PN50C490.How did Samsung do it? They took an otherwise unimpressive 720p, 50-inch plasma set wi...