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Choosing and Buying a Television
What types of televisions are available?
How is screen size measured?
How big a television should I get?
What features might I want (or not want) on my TV?
What inputs should I look for on a TV?
Can I really mount a flat screen TV on my wall like in the commercials?
Digital Television and HDTV
Are Digital Television (DTV) and High Definition Television (HDTV) the same?
I heard my old TV will be obsolete in a few years - is that true?
Are stations going to be required to broadcast HDTV soon?
What is the difference between HDTV and EDTV?
What are the features of HDTV?
What do I need in order to view HDTV programming?
Why is HDTV equipment more expensive than SDTV (Standard Definition) equipment?
I need a new TV right now. Should I buy an HDTV set?
What is the difference between 720p, 1080i and 1080p? Is one better than the others?
What is an "upconvert"?
Why isn't everything shown in HDTV? Will it ever be?
Does film offer more or less resolution than HDTV?
I'm watching a widescreen movie on my HDTV set and still see bars at the top and bottom - what's the deal?
Why are some shows from the 60's and earlier able to be converted to HDTV, but some shows from the 70's aren't?
Why are some local stations not currently showing programming in HDTV?
What are some myths and facts of HDTV?
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