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New from Sony: KDL-52XBR10 and KDL-46XBR10 LCD HDTV September 11, 2009 at 2:42 pm

Sony_KDL-52XBR10Just recently, Sony has provided us with yet another impressive LCD HDTV models. These BRAVIA LCD HDTV pair is equipped with LED back lighting, dynamic contrast ration of more than 1,000,000:1.

Here are the other impressive features of these XBR10 Series models:

  • Offers high-definition signals of wireless transmission at 1080p which is provided through a separate media box that is received by an embedded receiver neatly placed in the TV set. This setup lessens the use of cables thus lessens clutter.
  • Also features Motionflow 240Hz algorithm. This multiplies the frame rate by 4 as compared to traditional LCD TVs.
  • Exceeds Energy Star 3.0 guideline. The Light Sensor by Sony helps adjust the back light of the TV set according to the light in the room. This also lessens the carbon foot print.
  • Excellent picture quality is achieved through the BRAVIA Engine 3 and 24p True Cinema.
  • Features an Ethernet port that connects the TV set to the Sony BRAVIA Internet Video. This powered by a broadband network that offers one of the huge selections of premium and free movies. Other contents can be acquired from Amazon VoD, Slacker Internet Radio, YouTube and Netflix.
  • BRAVIA Internet Widgets as an add-on screen application that offers reports on stocks, weather, financial and even Twitter updates and more.
  • Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) compliant which means that you can readily view photos, videos and listen to music all in one device. This is achieved by using the distinctive XMB and just the TV's remote. A USB port is also available.

The price for the KDL-52XBR10 52 inches is at $5000 and the KDL-46XBR10 46 inches is priced at $4500. Both models will be out in the market this October of 2009.

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Sharp LCD HDTV – One of the Rising Star July 6, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Sharp_LCD_HDTV_TelevisionIf you are not with Samsung or Sony then most probably you are with Sharp. Sharp is one of the longest companies in the electronics and appliances market. Today, Sharp is also being recognized with its LCD HDTV products most especially with its Sharp widescreen AQUOS®.

This model has consistently received positive feedbacks from reviewers and consumers. This Sharp LCD HDTV television also includes a Blu-ray player that is built-in. The size ranges from 32 inches to 52 inches. You will be surprised that even if this includes a built-in blu-ray player, it still has a very affordable price.

If you check online, the largest size of this lineup which is 52 inches is sold for less than $1,800. What makes this Sharp LCD HDTV lineup is that you do not have to connect to a separate blu-ray player and still have 4 HDMI inputs. And there are also two other video inputs for other sources of HD. Dejudder technology Fine Motion 120Hz is also included in this lineup also energy efficient and with anti-glare panel.

If you still want lower rates, there are other Sharp LCD HDTV television sets that does not come with the built-in blu-ray player but still having similar features.

Sharp definitely is offering very affordable rates for their LCD HDTV sets. When you acquired for the 52-inch Sharp Aquos LC-52D65U, then you have definitely got your money's worth. Since it was released in the year October of 2008 it continuously received high praises. Other Sharp LCD HDTV sets that you should look out for is the Sharp Aquos E77U Series and the Sharp E67U Series.

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Sony LCD HDTV – Great Quality, Expensive Price Tag at 2:03 pm

Sony_LCD_HDTV_TelevisionIt is no surprise that one of the biggest competitors in the LCD HDTV market is Sony. Sony has been constantly producing high-quality products though the common complain coming from the consumers is its relatively expensive price tags. Though, there are still an ample amount of consumers that will go for expensive Sony products since they know that they can get great quality from it.

When it comes to Sony LCD HDTV, their top of the line is the XBR9 Series. The company also have named this series the "ultimate in Sony video technology".This lineup has four different models which range from a 32-inch to a 52-inch. This lineup is jam-packed with features and also incorporates a suite of interactive options. These options are termed as BRAVIA Internet widgets. With this capability, you will be able to enjoy free on-demand and premium online entertainment. Online content providers include the following: Sony Music, Amazon Video On Demand, Sony Pictures,, Sports Illustrated, YouTube™ and Slacker.

Other features that made the XBR9 Series the best among Sony LCD HDTV;

  • Refresh rate: Motionflow 240Hz.
  • Dynamic contrast ratio of 100,000:1.
  • Support for DLNA.
  • x.v.Colorwide technology for wider color gamut.
  • Several connectivity options which includes 4 HDMI input.
  • On-screen TV guide is also available for cable and antenna TV channels.
  • Firmware updates may also be available directed to the TV.

One of the best features of this Sony LCD HDTV model is that it is able to adjust screen brightness depending on its environment. The sound can also be turned on and the screen off at the same time and the screen also can automatically turn on after some time of being inactive.

Sony LCD HDTV has really outdone itself with packing each LCD TV set with loads of features. Though, this can be a disadvantage for those who are not technically inclined and for those who just wants simple and basic options. But if you are the kind that wants to have it all in one package then Sony LCD HDTV television sets is your best bet.

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Samsung LCD HDTV – Best in the Market at 9:41 am

Samsung_LCD_HDTVFor several years, Samsung has consistently provided us with LCD televisions with excellent performance. The first being released in the year 2008, the Samsung LN52A650 52" 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV was one of the models that proved to be top of the line. This made it as a remarkable LCD HDTV television because it has the ability to hold its deep level of black. This means that images are clearly seen even in different angles.

Now, with the 2009 Samsung Series 6 it incorporates several improvements that will surely make viewing experience in Samsung LCD HDTV television even better. Instead of just a 52 inches LCD screen, the 2009 series has now upgraded it to 55 inches.

Here are the new features for the 2009 Samsung Series 6:

  • Instead of just 50,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, it is now upgraded to 100,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio.
  • Internet@TV capabilities such as displaying Yahoo! widgets.
  • Content library that is built-in with DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) which enables sharing multimedia at home much easier.

Another Samsung HDTV LCD television that made the top list is the 52-inch LN52B750. The B750 models is said to have faster refresh rate of 2ms as compared to 4ms in Series 6. Also it has a higher dynamic contrast ration of 150,000:1. Aside from that the B750 Samsung LCD HDTV television models is much cheaper by $2,500 as compared to the A650 models.

What really sells Samung LC HDTV television sets is its very sleek designs incorporated with cutting-edge technology. When it comes to designs you can really see how Samsuns puts a lot of thought into it and pairing it with the best technology they have.

Samsung has really conquered the LCD HDTV market and each year they are coming up with more options for their consumers. Having different price ranges from the most affordable to the most expensive ones, Samsung has really hit the mark with its consumer's needs.

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Rear-Projection HDTV Television Simple Buying Tips at 6:58 am

Rear_Projection_HDTV_TelevisionObviously, rear-projection HDTV television provides the biggest screen when it comes to HD television sets. Rear-projection televisions start its size at 50 inches and up. Today, it makes use of DLP technology which makes use of million of pixels that is part of a light engine. Then in turn, this light engine is controlled by through a lamp where light bounces. The light bounces to an assembly that in turn produces color that is displayed in the screen. That is the shortened version on how DLP technology works on rear-projection HDTV television.

But you do not have to know all the technical details on how the rear-projection works. I am sure you want to know how you can get your money's worth when buying rear-projection television. Here are some simple buying tips for you.

  • You must know if the retailer you are buying your television is authorized. Well, this can be said with any kind of appliances or gadgets you are buying. There are some online retailers that are not authorized and this means that they do not replace any damaged merchandise, get spare parts and does not honor returns. For authorized dealers, they always have a showroom and have a note saying "Authorized Dealer of 'brand name'. " Also they provide technical support for the product that you are going to purchase either through phone or service center.
  • Always ask questions. There are a lot of buyers who are hesitant to ask questions because they say that they are taking so much time from the salesperson. Well, this should not be the case because you are going to spend your money on something that is expensive and you want to make sure that everything will go well. Another thing is that, a salesperson will be happy to answer your questions because they want to sell the products that they are assigned to which means that they will in turn get an incentive from their boss. So, you are not only helping yourself but also another person, that is if you are going to buy what he/she is selling.

Make sure to ask questions like 'What if the unit we received is defective?', 'If it is defective, can we return it              without paying anything?'. Also ask if they supply other companies or businesses, if they do and were able to prove it then you are dealing with a legitimate dealer. Questions like this will make you more at ease at buying rear-projection HDTV television.

  • Check company information with Better Business Bureau (BBB). If something goes wrong or a dispute arises, you will be able to complain to higher authorities. When it comes to online retailers, do the same with BBB and its physical location.
  • Ask technical questions about the product that they are offering you. This will ensure you that they will be able to help you when something goes wrong with the product you bought.
  • Discuss the warranty in details. Make sure that you cover every page or number that is listed in the warranty document or paper.

These things are not that hard to remember and actually are the only basic things you need to know when buying rear-projection HDTV television. It may be basic but will help a lot in saving time and money.

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Cheap CRT HDTV Television at 3:59 am

CRT_HDTV_TelevisionLet's face it, not all of us can afford to have flat-screen TVs on our living room not to mention plasma and LCD televisions. As much as we want to, some of us do not have enough budget set aside for this lavish equipments. So, what we do is to look for a budget-friendly HD television and that comes in the form of CRT televisions. Do not be ashamed when you still have one at home or you are planning to buy one because majority still has this kind of television.

Aside from the obvious advantage which is a cheap price, we can still watch our favorite television shows and movies in great quality. Cheap CRT HDTV television does not mean that the quality is also cheap. In fact, there are most of the CRT televisions that are out today is flat-screen but the quality is still CRT. Most CRT TVs has the ability to display 480i to 1080i horizontal lines which determines the image quality.

The largest size that you can get from cheap CRT HDTV television is 36-inches. You will also be impressed that the bulk that we usually see at the back became smaller. The design of CRT televisions are eventually improving also which is a very good alternative with those with less budget. With the improved design, it can be easily fit in a small room and not take a lot of space.

A salesperson might say that cheap CRT HDTV television will be faced-out in a couple of years, yes that is true, but still you can see it in majority of electronics shop. They cannot force you to buy an expensive television if it is not in your budget. What matters most is that you will be able to watch your favorite television shows with clear sounds and enjoy it with your family.

CRT televisions may not be able to deliver full high-definition image quality but it is the most affordable one in the market. It will take years until the image quality of CRT TVs will decrease and in that span of years, you might know, you might be able to save money to buy an LCD or plasma TV.

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Plasma HDTV Television Advantages at 2:12 am

Plasma_HDTV_TelevisionDeciding to buy a plasma HDTV television is not something that you do everyday and it is not something cheap either. This kind of appliances is one of the most sought after by homeowners and companies for presentations. So, if you want to get your money's worth and get the best plasma TV out there, you must also know the advantages that you can get from it.

So here is a list of the advantages that you can get from plasma TVs.

  • Provides higher resolution: Has the ability to present you with full DTV and HDTV signals. Also capable of the providing XGA, SVGA  to UWXGA (1920 X 1080) signals that comes from a computer.
  • Does not have any scan lines: Unlike CRTs, plasma HDTV television has transistor electrode for each pixel. This then produces a crisp image and a built-in line doubling is used to enhance quality of images that comes from signals with low resolution analog video.
  • Superb color accuracy: The traditional televisions like CRT are only able to produce thousands of colors which in turn provides standard image quality. When it comes to plasma TVs, it is able to produce billions of colors that results to high-quality image displays. Each image displays is like watching the real thing. It is safe to say that plasma TVs has the best image quality when talking about flat panel televisions. And the quality improves with every new model.
  • Excellent wide-screen aspect ratio: Basically, it has 16:9 aspect ratio which is like watching in a movie theater. So even if an incoming signal provides an image in 4:3 aspect ratio, the plasma technology has a way to provide the image to fit in the wide-screen without having to stretch the image at the center. The stretching of the image is done on the sidelines therefore still maintaining most of the image's quality. Some plasma televisions will display the 4:3 aspect ratio image in its original size therefore displaying black lines on the sidelines. And if you apply the "Zoom" mode to this kind of image then you will expect distortion of the image. Displaying a 4:3 aspect ratio differs from one plasma HDTV television to the other so make sure to ask or test this out before buying a plasma TV.
  • The perfect flat-screen TV: Plasma televisions have perfectly flat-screen and this is not exaggerate because they do. With a perfect flat-screen, it eliminates the distortion of an image on the sides unlike on CRT televisions. So, you can watch from any angles and still get a perfect view of the image. Plasma televisions are usually protected y a Plexiglas layer. Some models have anti-glare coatings and color filters to further improve image quality.
  • Evenly distributed screen brightness: Plasma displays are evenly lit across the screen unlike other front and rear projection televisions that have uneven brightness. Uneven brightness means the dark parts at the corners of the screen and so-called "hot spots" at the center of the screen.
  • Saves a lot of space: This is one of the most obvious plasma HDTV television advantages. It does not matter how huge or small the space is because you can mount it on the wall and ceiling without taking a lot of space.
  • Accepts different inputs: Plasma TV can basically receive signals from standard video signals through composite video and s-video inputs. Other inputs that it supports are DVI, HDMI, VGA and DVI PC.
  • Not affected by magnetic fields: For standard televisions, image are distorted when it comes too close with a speaker. This is not the case with plasma televisions because it does not make use of electronic beams.

So, now that you have discovered tons of plasma HDTV television advantages for sure it will be easier now to hunt for the right one. You might ask what about the price, well we all know that it costs a lot but the advantages that you can get from it is worth the money.

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LCD HDTV Television July 2, 2009 at 2:20 pm

LCD_HDTV_TelevisionLCD HDTV television is not that hard to find and the best part is that you can get it in different sizes. Then prices differ as the size goes bigger. When you compare it to plasma screens, LCD screens tend to be more less-reflective because of its matte finish. LCD television sizes range from 5 to 65 inches and the largest size is more expensive as compared to rear-projection televisions and plasma.

The first releases of LCD HDTV television was not that impressive because it had several issues but as new LCD televisions arrive the quality becomes better. Backlight is one of the feature of LCD televisions which makes viewing in the dark superb! This provides light when viewing in a dim room.

LCD HDTV television can also be connected to the computer with the use of special cables. So, you instead of watching movies from your laptop or desktop, why not just connect it to your LCD television and experience crisp images and sound. Color saturation on newer versions of LCD television can be compared to plasma which is excellent. Motion blur maybe a problem for some in LCD but it is not that visible.

If you are concerned that LCD's brightness might fade when you use it for long hours everyday, well, yes it will but it will happen after 20 years. So, you will still have a lot of years of watching crystal clear images and maybe you will not be keeping your LCDs for 20 years. For sure, new products will come after several years.

LCDs are much more affordable than plasma televisions. So, if you want to have flat-screen televisions then why not start with LCD HDTV television.

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