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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 ďnext generation TVĒ). 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?
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Professor Poorís Guide to Buying
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