The Professor's HDTV Resource CenterYour source for independent HDTV information from an industry expert you can trust.
Welcome! If you're trying to find out about HDTV, you've come to the right place. If you're confused by all the jargon and acronyms, you'll find straightforward answers that you can understand and use.
If you're worried about making an expensive mistake, you'll find valuable information from an HDTV expert advisor that you can trust. I spent the past 20 years helping millions of readers unravel the mysteries of personal computers, and now I'm ready to help you with your questions about your next television. I'm your independent source for information, and I can help you save hundreds or even thousands of dollars when you buy an HDTV. And you'll get a system that will give your family, friends, and you enjoyment for many years to come.
You may find it a challenge to master all the new terms: digital cable, satellite TV, terrestrial digital TV broadcast, DLP, HD DVD, BluRay, and the new IPTV (that some people are calling "next generation TV"). And then there are all the new technologies such as OLEDs and fiber optics. Even the basic questions can be confusing: what is the difference between plasma and LCD, and why should you care?
If you want up-to-the-minute news and developments in
HDTV and home entertainment, check out my
HDTV Almanac, where I post new entries every weekday. Not only do I tell you what's new, but I also tell you what it all means. You'll get a lot more than just the cut-and-pasted press releases or auto-generated text from other Web pages that you'll find on some
HD TV sites. And it's available as an RSS feed so that you can get each new entry sent to you automatically if you want. (If you don't know what an
RSS feed is, don't worry. I'll explain that, too; it's really easy to use.)
And maybe you'll help me in my fight against confusion and misinformation about HDTV issues in the press and the industry. Check out our HDTV Truth Patrol There's always been (subtle) mistruths in advertising, but if your product can't stand on its own two feet, our credibility meter starts waivering.
Finally, we recently overhauled our entire provider TV section, namely the services you can get from satellite TV. So, if you're looking to decide between DIRECTV or DISH or aren't quite sure which DVR or plan might be right for you, head on over to our guide... its where we profile the most common issus and questions folks have before they order (go there).
Keep in mind that I'm not going to try to sell you any specific HDTV. My primary goal is that you learn
what you need to know in order to make an informed decision, and
avoid making an expensive error. I've helped millions of readers with computer issues over the years, and have earned an international reputation for being able to present complex concepts in simple terms that people can understand and use. I'm an expert in the display industry with decades of experience, and I fiercely guard my independence so that I can give you information that you can trust.
So welcome to my HDTV Resource Center. I know that you'll find information here that will help you make your next TV purchase a good choice.
P.S. You'll find information about how you can contact me inside, but here's a link so that you email me directly — firstname.lastname@example.org — to make it easy for you to write me if you have any questions or comments about this site and its contents.
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